Archive for ‘October, 2010’


Ten Things to Like This Tuesday October 26, 2010

Ten Things to Like This Tuesday October 26, 2010

Let’s just kick off this compendium of recommendations of products, entertainment, abstract ideas and more with the Big Number One. Maria Shriver's Women's Conference. Click here for the live webcast. #1 The Women’s Conference Every year, our First Lady in the great State of California puts on a shin-dig with some inspirational speakers and ten […]

Happy Accidents

Happy Accidents

This isn’t at all what I was trying to photograph, but some accidents are happy ones: like how I ended up at a temp job in the 90’s with a supervisor who is still my best client; like when my regular doctor wasn’t available and the nurse practitioner diagnosed and treated my problem that he […]

School consolidation committee releases recommendations

School consolidation committee releases recommendations

Pasadena Unified School District's school consolidation study committee released its 68 page report over the weekend, recommending not just the closure of three Altadena schools, but a major shuffle of programs and personnel. As previously reported, the committee recommended the closure of Loma Alta, Jackson, and Burbank elementary schools, and that Norma Coombs Alternative School […]

Air Kissing (and a poetry workshop) at Vroman’s

Air Kissing (and a poetry workshop) at Vroman’s

Kim Dower is a wonderful human being. Her first collection of poems, Air Kissing on Mars, was just released by Red Hen Press (“the pimpest little press in the west”)* at the beginning of the month. She’s been on a whirlwind tour of LA lit venues, culminating this Saturday with a reading and free poetry […]

Pasadena Beautiful at 50

Pasadena Beautiful at 50

It was indeed beautiful at La Casita del Arroyo last week as Pasadena Beautiful celebrated its first half century. But it’s always beautiful in the little Myron Hunt-designed fancy shack on the east bank. I wish I had a fireplace as big as the arroyo stone one there. I wish I had a fireplace! Mary […]

Lost cat, E. Crary and Bellford

Lost cat, E. Crary and Bellford

Reader Carrie writes: Our cat went missing Sat. Oct 24th in the afternoon around East Crary and Bellford in Altadena/Pasadena.  Skitter is a small all-black female cat with yellow/green eyes and not wearing her collar.   She is quite shy, living true to her name and likely didn't travel far. We miss her dearly so […]

Granta: Pakistan at Pacific Asia

Granta: Pakistan at Pacific Asia

The latest edition of the acclaimed literary quarterly Granta focuses on Pakistan, and in honor of this issue, Pasadena’s Pacific Asia Museum is hosting a free event: an interview and discussion with Granta editor John Freeman. He’ll talk about the the culture and literature of Pakistan, and the writers, poets and artists featured in the […]

Rubio Canyon Hike

Rubio Canyon Hike

Help the Arroyos & Foothills Conservancy celebrate its recent land acquisition with a Saturday-morning hike in Rubio Canyon with author and historian Michele Zack as your guide. The author of Altadena: Between Wilderness & City and the new Southern California Story: Seeking the Better Life in Sierra Madre, Zack is full of great stories about the […]

Green Party underdog for California Governor

Green Party underdog for California Governor

In the race for California's next Governor, frontrunners Jerry Brown and Meg Whitman grab most of the spotlight, but there will be other names on the November 2 ballot – including Green Party candidate Laura Wells. What’s on Wells’ campaign platform? How does she hope to overcome her underdog status and win votes in this […]

Proposition 23: Debating the future of California’s energy & environment

Proposition 23:  Debating the future of California’s energy & environment

Supporters call Proposition 23 the California Jobs Initiative; opponents label it the Dirty Energy Proposition. Whether it passes or fails Prop 23 promises to shape the future of California's energy & environment policies, for better or for worse. Prop 23 would suspend California's landmark carbon emissions regulation bill, AB32, until the state's unemployment rate drops […]

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