Archive for ‘November, 2010’


Fork in the Road, East Coast style

Fork in the Road, East Coast style

Former Caltech HR boss Tom Schmitt moved back to Westport, Mass. when he retired, and sends along via former Tech VP Bob O’Rourke this photo of a giant fork in the road that looks suspiciously like the one that for a time graced the traffic island at St. John’s and Pasadena avenues here in town […]

Last-Minute Food Needs

Last-Minute Food Needs

Union Station may have more volunteers than it needs this year for staffing its famed Thanksgiving in the Park meal for the homeless and poor of the San Gabriel Valley, but it doesn’t have enough food. While you’re doing your final shopping before turkey time, please consider adding a couple of things from their wish […]

New Tradition

New Tradition

It’s the Allee household’s annual turkey cookie baking time again! Last year, Little Bit added a peacock cookie to the flock. This year she asked if they could all be peacock cookies. “Mommy,” she said. “There aren’t any turkeys walking around South Pasadena. What do turkeys have to do with anything?” Read the Full Story […]

Just Breathe

Just Breathe

Today I have to make one more run to the grocery store. Tomorrow I’ll be hiding out. If I leave the house Friday, you can bet I won’t be going anywhere near where commerce takes place. I can’t remember the last time I went shopping on a “black Friday,” but it was before they called […]

Discretion is the better part …

Discretion is the better part …

We're old enough now to know when not to push it, and the world's worst cold is getting better.  We suspect we'll be back in the saddle again tomorrow, knocking down this major pile o' stuff. Read the Full Story at Altadena Blog

Languages on the endangered list

Languages on the endangered list

When a language dies, humanity suffers more than a loss of words. The diversity, culture and heritage of a society are threatened with extinction as well. And yet, many of the languages now spoken around the globe are destined to die out in our lifetime. Renowned linguist K. David Harrison has journeyed throughout the world, […]

Starstruck: The Business of Celebrity

Starstruck: The Business of Celebrity

Did Brangelina adopt another child? What's the latest on Tiger Woods? President Obama is a smoker? The world's obsession with celebrity is no new thing, but why is it so widespread? What is it about movie stars, politicians, professional athletes, and other people of note that makes their lives so much more interesting than a […]

The Lobsta Truck: A Quick & Dirty Review

The Lobsta Truck: A Quick & Dirty Review

For approximately 157 more hours, the Lobsta Truck has the dubious distinction of being the newest entrant into L.A.’s endlessly combustible upscale food truck scene. They serve a very limited (or focused, if you’re feeling generous) menu: lobster or crab on a toasted split top roll with either mayo or butter, as well as clam chowder […]

Ten Things to Like This Thanksgiving

Ten Things to Like This Thanksgiving

All Hail, the Cranberry! I may not be cooking this year, but I am cooking up plans! So here is my list of products, entertainment, ideas and items to Like this Thanksgiving: 1. Frozen Ready-to-Use Leeks at Trader Joe’s I love leeks, but sometimes the cleaning and preparation scares me off. yes, I get lazy. […]

Chopper overhead: it’s a film

Chopper overhead: it’s a film

We were very concerned about the helicopter orbiting around about 4:30, but not much scanner traffic  — sheriff's station says it's part of a filming going on. Read the Full Story at Altadena Blog

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