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Fostering the most vital safety net: the problems, and potential fixes, of L.A.’s foster care system

Fostering the most vital safety net:  the problems, and potential fixes, of L.A.’s foster care system

Too many children too easily fall through the cracks of society—unwanted or uncared for by parents who are either unwilling or unable to provide care. Foster youths are among the most vulnerable members of society and arguably the most in need of a solid social safety net. And while controversial deaths of children in L.A. […]

The Pasadena Federal Credit Union (PFCU) Unveils Mural

The Pasadena Federal Credit Union (PFCU) Unveils Mural

The Pasadena Federal Credit Union (PFCU)celebrated its 75th anniversary Thursday evening by unveiling a 90-square foot mural that it commissioned from production designer, art director and artist Jerry Ortega. An alumnus of Pasadena City College and Art Center College of Design, Ortega is well known for his work in film and television. Pasadena Mayor Bill […]

The silent type

The silent type

Wednesday, the cool tech guys at the Norton Simon Museum were installing “Not Wanting to Say Anything About Marcel” by John Cage in the edgy little gallery off the main entry hall where edgy little exhibits are increasingly put on view by the cooler-than-before Pasadena museum. From the museum: “In 1969, while he was the […]

An evening in old Altadena/of poems that were somewhat obscene-a …

An evening in old Altadena/of poems that were somewhat obscene-a …

  The initimate space of the  Altadena Ale & Wine House (Altadenablog sponsor) was elbow-to-elbow last night with "Thee First LA Limerick Festival" hosted by radio personality Mimi Chen.  Above, Ben Isaacs and Jeff Goode make their contributions to an hysterical (but frequently unprintable) selection of rhymed tales about men from Nantucket and the like. […]

Jitlada

Jitlada

WHY Such amazing specialties as the yam priaw dawng (pickled crab salad), soft-shell crab curry and crispy morning glory stems with shrimp and fried shallot slices. WHAT Over the last couple of years Jazz Singsanong and her chef brother, Suthipom, have turned one of Thai Town’s better restaurants into a destination dining spot, thanks to […]

Right on Cue…

Right on Cue…

I was admiring the multicolored bricks of the school administration building. Often, after Kaldi or the library, I’ll take a moment and look at the arches. This day I lingered. Hmmmmm, I thought to myself, too bad there isn’t something interesting in that bright doorway. And then there was. (This is the second time a […]

Door, 3

Door, 3

This door is a bit of a flirt. With her screen slightly ajar, she says, “come hither.” Yet just inside her petticoat screen there’s a giant lock on her full underskirt. I guess that makes her a tease. (Door is feminine in French–la porte.) You might say she’s plain, even simple. It’s true, if you […]

Neighborhood coalition looks at linking through technology

Neighborhood coalition looks at linking through technology

Elliot Gold shares this report (which we cleaned up a bit) from the Sept. 22 meeting: Photo: BraeWatch's Jeff Sedlik The Altadena Coalition of Neighborhood Associations (ACONA) held its second meeting on Wednesday, and it couldn’t have been better. Speakers who had experience and wisdom from years of running neighborhood associations presented to Altadenans who […]

Closing Reception Sept 30 – EXHIBITION ON THE LIFE AND LEGACY OF PASADENA BOXING LEGEND CANTO “TNT” ROBLEDO AT PASADENA CENTRAL LIBRARY

Closing Reception Sept 30 – EXHIBITION ON THE LIFE AND LEGACY OF PASADENA BOXING LEGEND  CANTO “TNT” ROBLEDO AT PASADENA CENTRAL LIBRARY

CLOSING RECEPTION – Thursday, September 30, 6:00-8:00 pm The public is invited to a free closing reception for the Canto Robledo Exhibition on Thursday, September 30, 6:00-8:00 pm in the Donald Wright Auditorium at the Pasadena Central Library. Meet: Canto’s son Joe Robledo, plus exhibition Curators from Pasadena Museum of History View: Special video presentation […]

Free Composting Workshop

Free Composting Workshop

Composting is no longer just for hippies and enthusiastic gardeners. This Saturday, for those seeking to turn banana peels into healthy soil or simply rid trash bins of hovering fruit flies, check out the composting workshop held at the Eaton Canyon Nature Center. Sponsored by the Pasadena Public Works Department, this free tutorial will teach residents […]

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