Archive for ‘October, 2010’


700,000

700,000

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2011 Rose Queen Evanne Freemann gets her Crown during Gala Coronation

2011 Rose Queen Evanne Freemann gets her Crown during Gala Coronation

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Hoop dreams or NBA nightmares?

Hoop dreams or NBA nightmares?

In playgrounds, school yards and driveways all across America, boys square off to work on their jump shot, dreaming of a career in pro basketball. For those few who make it, the rewards are undeniable – colleges compete for their attention, shoe companies vie for their endorsement, TV cameras turn them into celebrities and the […]

America through Islamic eyes: how the world’s Muslims view our Muslim controversies

America through Islamic eyes: how the world’s Muslims view our Muslim controversies

The Muslim world has been inexorably intertwined with American society & politics since 9/11, and while stories of intolerance (aimed at all sides by all sides) had seemed to fade away as the country attempted to move past those momentous terror attacks, this past year has brought the theme of a Western-Muslim clash of cultures […]

Gjelina

Gjelina

WHY The kitchen knows when to take a fish off the grill and how to bring out the best in each dish-without overcomplicating it. The It spot of the moment in Venice. WHAT This lively (i.e. noisy) Abbot Kinney hot spot has a ’70s Big Sur vibe but a decidedly more modern menu and a […]

Making Helen of Pasadena your Book Club Choice? I’ll Skype In!

Making Helen of Pasadena your Book Club Choice? I’ll Skype In!

Hi, Chaos Crew… Due to high local demand, Helen of psadena went on sale yeserday at Vroman's ! Things are in full Helen mode here in Pasadena. Tonight is the official publication party in honor of the book. It’s fundraiser for a cancer wellness center here in town. A great cause and an exciting night […]

As the rainy season begins, Rubio Canyon wall still stands

As the rainy season begins, Rubio Canyon wall still stands

  Pictured: Altadena Heritage president Mark Goldschmidt took this picture of the retaining wall in Rubio Creek earlier this week. Over a month after the county stopped construction of a homeowner's unauthorized wall that partially blocked Rubio Canyon Creek,  the wall is still up and the rainy season has already begun. Janet Fahey, president of the […]

Sans Flora: Fauna

Sans Flora: Fauna

I used to have a garden. It was small, but it was marvelous. I used to grow pineapple sage and five kinds of rosemary. I used to haul armfuls of French lavender into the kitchen, dropping little purple blossoms on the floor along the way like a flower girl in a Pagan wedding. I used […]

Pasadena Independent Oct 28 2010

Pasadena Independent Oct 28 2010

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It’s All High Tech To Me

It’s All High Tech To Me

I was going to post a photo of the entryway to the Guggenheim building at Caltech, but I like this shot better. Like yesterday’s photo, I took took this one inside on the second floor. From the two shots, yesterday’s and today’s, you’d might guess the Guggenheim is a sleek, 21st century building but the […]

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