Archive for ‘October, 2010’


Coffee Gallery celebrates Leslie Perry book release Nov. 7

Coffee Gallery celebrates Leslie Perry book release Nov. 7

It's time to celebrate as the Coffee Gallery (2029 North Lake) is planning a big book signing, performance and celebration for Leslie Perry’s book The Story Man on Sun., Nov. 7, starting at 2 PM. Altadena-based master storyteller Perry's book was financed through fundraising efforts at the Coffee Gallery and other places, and will be […]

Ingrid Betancourt opens up about her time as a FARC hostage

Ingrid Betancourt opens up about her time as a FARC hostage

As a candidate for the Colombian presidency in 2002, she was brave—or foolish—enough to campaign near the jungle stronghold of rebel paramilitaries. That’s when Ingrid Betancourt was taken hostage and held captive for six years, becoming the icon of the government and civilians’ struggle against a drug-fueled armed resistance. Her memoir, <i>Even Silence Has an […]

Species conservation – is extinction inevitable?

Species conservation – is extinction inevitable?

“Species extinction is rather like death and taxes,” says Stuart Pimm, professor of conservation ecology at Duke University. “They are an inevitable part of life, but you just don’t want them to happen at too great a rate.” He’s responding to the findings released today in the journal Science and announced at the United Nations […]

$6000 Donated by Taste of Sierra Madre for Fine Arts Programs

$6000 Donated by Taste of Sierra Madre for Fine Arts Programs

  Tom Brady, chair of the Taste of Sierra Madre event held last month on 9/11 presented a check for $6,000 to the city of Sierra Madre Tuesday. The money is earmarked for additional fine arts programming for the Youth Activity Center in Sierra Madre. The donated funds represented half of the net proceeds of […]

High risk sex offender on the run, known to come to Pasadena

High risk sex offender on the run, known to come to Pasadena

The Los Angeles Police Dept. issued this notice about a high-risk sex offender who cut off his GPS and took off.  He's been known to frequent Pasadena: VALENTINO RODRIGUEZ JR. (Male Hispanic, 506 /160 with brown hair and brown eyes) Valentino Rodriguez was paroled to 5819 E. Olympic Blvd in East Los Angeles on 10-04-2010. […]

Domenico

Domenico

WHY Elegant Italian dishes in a relaxed Silver Lake sidewalk café with excellent service. WHAT Tiny and white inside, with a spacious front patio, this neighborhood restaurant is culinarily ambitious for the neighborhood. Handmade pastas-think lasagne with oxtails, beet tortelli or Peruvian blue-potato ravioli-and hearty, creative mains like braised rabbit make it a sophisticated alternative […]

Dr. Heidegger’s Experimental Sidewalk

Dr. Heidegger’s Experimental Sidewalk

Even stamping it in pavement can’t change its transitory time with us. I wonder who tried? I wonder who attempted to retain it, right there in old cement? I know, it’s just somebody’s name. It’s a signature for whoever poured the foundation of the now old house that was, back then, young. But maybe Ponce […]

In the Pink!

In the Pink!

A week ago I blogged about a photo opportunity with firefighters in pink shirts. On Monday night, Pasadena City Council members donned pink shirts during their weekly meeting here at City Hall. Vice Mayor Victor Gordo (left) and District 6 Councilman Steve Madison are in the top photo. Below: District 3 Councilman Chris Holden and […]

Serene Science

Serene Science

Speaking of happy accidents, today I came across this photo in my files. I knew I had taken it at Caltech, but couldn’t remember exactly where. One day nearly two years ago (and I assure you I’m not digressing), Boz and I met a woman walking her dog. I had my camera, as always, and […]

Developing: PUSD board says Jackson, Coombs to stay put for now

Developing: PUSD board says Jackson, Coombs to stay put for now

Nancy Rose Dufford, executive director of the Pasadena Educational Network, sent this message out to PEN's mailing list about last night's PUSD board meeting: At the Board Meeting tonight, the Board of Education voted to revise the school consolidation process. The Board voted to allow the superintendent the flexibility to recommend between 0 and 3 […]

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