Archive for ‘November, 2010’


My Child Will Be a Star (or Else!)

My Child Will Be a Star (or Else!)

Join the Pasadena Musical Theatre Company’s 2011 winter  production of My Child Will Be a Star (or Else), directed by Ryan Scott Oliver. “You Can’t Stop the Beat,” “When Ya Got It, Flaunt It,” “Gimme Gimme” and “Forget About the Boy,” are among the songs in the electric review inspired by musicals based upon movies, […]

Making better teachers: the fight over "value-added" evaluations

Making better teachers: the fight over "value-added" evaluations

When it comes to trying to improve student performance in public schools, many factors come together. One of the major issues is teacher performance and how best to judge teacher effectiveness. The “value-added” approach attempts statistically to show how an individual teacher can make a difference – positively or negatively – in how students do, […]

Much I DO about nothing

Much I DO about nothing

According to a recent poll conducted by TIME magazine in association with Pew Research Center, 40% of Americans believe that marriage is obsolete. Yes, you read that correctly – obsolete. Eight times as many children are born out of wedlock today than in 1960, those without a college education are increasingly less likely to get […]

Hikers find human remains above Cobb Estate Sunday

Hikers find human remains above Cobb Estate Sunday

The Los Angeles County Coroner and the sheriff’s homicide investigators are looking into human remains that were found near a trail above the Cobb Estate Sunday. Altadena Sheriff Det. Lt. Joseph Dempsey said that hikers notified authorities Sunday afternoon that they had found human remains near a trail north of the popular hiking area.  Altadena […]

Altadena Urban Farmers’ Market Returns

Altadena Urban Farmers’ Market Returns

Gloria Putnam, owner and resident of Altadena’s historic Zane Grey Estate, is a DIY foodie. She keeps goats (for milking and cheesing) and chickens (for the eggs, natch), she grows her own produce, she’s involved with the effort to launch the Arroyo Food Coop, and now she’s taken to hosting the greatest hippie happening Altadena […]

Stuff White People Like… in Pasadena

Stuff White People Like… in Pasadena

Christian Lander, author of the hit blog-turned-book Stuff White People Like, and his buddy Alex Blagg, have a new series of book-trailer videos to promote Lander’s new book, Whiter Shade of Pale. In the trailers, as in the book, the two dudes visit various American cities to see what the particular white people in those […]

Cemitas Poblanas Don Adrian

Cemitas Poblanas Don Adrian

WHY For the cemitas poblanas, like a hefty burger, only better. WHAT This shop next to a laundromat draws big crowds for its cemitas poblanas, astonishingly large and delicious sandwiches that sell for just $4. The basic sandwich starts with a large, toasted round bun layered with avocado, creamy fresh panela cheese, the meaty filling […]

So Close

So Close

It was a perfect Model T. One I hadn’t seen before. It was moving slowly, with no other cars on the road. I pulled into a red zone, scrambled with my point-and-shoot and … sneezed. Which is why you see a slightly blurry, slightly scary image of me in the car side mirror instead of […]

Keep Talking, Honey. And Pass the Salt!

Keep Talking, Honey. And Pass the Salt!

A recent British study found that the longer couples are married, the less they have to say to each other over the course of an hour-long meal. In other words, the social scientists assigned data to one of my greatest fears: that my husband and I will become the couple in the restaurant eating together, […]

Zen Monday: #121

Zen Monday: #121

It’s Zen Monday, the day you experience the photo and give us your thoughts rather than me telling you what I think the photo’s about. I look for a photo worth contemplating or, failing that, something odd or silly. And unless I absolutely must say something, I stay out of the comments box until the […]

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