Archive for ‘November, 2010’


Mothers’ Club Family Learning Center

Mothers’ Club Family Learning Center

Established by a retired teacher and Quaker who saw the challenges faced by young, poor, isolated mothers in Northwest Pasadena, Mother’s Club is a lifeline for many local women. It combines a quality preschool for children with education and support for the mostly Latina moms, with classes in English, parenting skills, career planning, support for […]

Tree Lighting, Santa & Rose Queen!

Tree Lighting, Santa & Rose Queen!

If your little elf is too shy to sit on Santa’s lap, I don’t blame him. Back in my years of believing, I steered clear of any mall outing that might involve that red-velvet belly and husky voice—writing hopeful letters in the comfort of my living room was much more appealing. Whether your child is […]

Winter is Coming

Winter is Coming

Yesterday’s chilly weather and cloudy skies definitely made if feel more like the end of November… Read the Full Story at Glimpses of South Pasadena

A Lantern in a Tree Works for Me

A Lantern in a Tree Works for Me

Sometimes, reality can be a drag. Even when it’s not awful it can be a little dull. That’s why people love romantic movies, read sci-fi, dig the occult. We crave magic in our lives. I say we should have as much magic as we want. (Probably not while we’re driving–reality comes in handy when you’re […]

Pasadena Arts League looking for grant applications

Pasadena Arts League looking for grant applications

The Pasadena Arts League (PAL) is now accepting applications for its 2011 grants to non-profit arts organizations in the Pasadena area. Awards will be announced in May and will be presented at PAL's annual meeting in June. All arts-related requests will be considered, with preference given to projects and programs benefiting youth. An application should […]

Video: Buildings Don’t Cause Traffic in Pasadena, Drivers Do

Video: Buildings Don’t Cause Traffic in Pasadena, Drivers Do

As the less contentious mixed-use project at Lake and Colorado was approved by the Board of Zoning Appeals (BOZA) this week and will likely start construction before year’s end, the other more contentious IDS Playhouse Plaza a few blocks away continues to fight with a few vocal neighborhood groups who claim that the IDS project […]

National Weather Service says flash flood watch for burn areas

National Weather Service says flash flood watch for burn areas

National Weather Service is putting into effect a flash flood watch for Station Fire burn areas, from 6 AM Saturday through Saturday afternoon.  They say rainfall rates of betgween one half and one inch per hour will be possible with the next wave of rain, and that flash flooding and debris flows will be a […]

Putting the (computer) screen – into screenplay

Putting the (computer) screen – into screenplay

Every aspiring movie writer knows the well-worn path to success: submit a script to the studio and pray for a green light. Sometimes, many deals and drafts later, the finished product finds its way to a theater near you. Now online retail giant Amazon.com aims to apply digital technology to the arcane process of pitching […]

Amy Sedaris brings you back to simpler times

Amy Sedaris brings you back to simpler times

Amy Sedaris can probably make you laugh, but did you know she can also make you a tea cozy? Well maybe she can’t, but she’s written a book about craft-making for you anyway! <i>Simple Times: Crafts for Poor People</i> has a little something for everyone. With chapters like “Unreturnable Gift Giving,” “The Joy of Poverty,” […]

Deal expected to close today to purchase Palm St. school site

Deal expected to close today to purchase Palm St. school site

The school site at 183-205 Palm St. is expected to change hands today. If all goes as planned, the site of the former Bienvenidos Children’s Center on Palm St. will be sold today to the president and principal of a private Arcadia prep school. But, says Arroyo Pacific Academy president Philip Clarke, he does not […]

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