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MOMS Clubs Preschool Fair at PCC Jan. 8

MOMS Clubs Preschool Fair at PCC Jan. 8

The MOMS Clubs of Pasadena and North Pasadena are holding their second annual Preschool Fair next Sat., Jan. 8, at Pasadena City College. The expo of over 40 area preschools runs from 10 AM-1 PM. Click on the flyer for details. Read the Full Story at Altadena Blog

Happy New Year’s Eve! I have no plans

Happy New Year’s Eve! I have no plans

Ah New Year’s Eve, a night of inflated expectations, expensive tabs and hopes for the coming new year that are wrapped up in the symbolism of one overblown night. OK, so we’ve had some bad New Year’s Eve experiences on the Patt Morrison program but as 2010 rolls into 2011, and with an economy that […]

Rewinding 2010 – the year in music

Rewinding 2010 – the year in music

What was the big music news in 2010? Major collaborations between legendary artists: Elton John & Leon Russell, Neil Young & Daniel Lanois, Brian Wilson and – would you believe – George Gershwin? Big box set releases commemorated Lennon’s 70th birthday, Springsteen’s Darkness on the Edge of Town and everything The King ever recorded – […]

High wind warning continues thru noon today

High wind warning continues thru noon today

National Weather Service shouts: …HIGH WIND WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON PST TODAY… A HIGH WIND WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON PST TODAY. * TIMING: DAMAGING WINDS WILL CONTINUE THROUGH THIS MORNING…THEN SLOWLY DIMINISH THIS AFTERNOON. * WINDS: NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS BETWEEN 25 AND 40 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 60 MPH WILL […]

Jones Coffee: “The Best Coffee” in Pasadena (Buy 1, Get 1 FREE for My Blog Readers*)

Jones Coffee: “The Best Coffee” in Pasadena (Buy 1, Get 1 FREE for My Blog Readers*)

Thanks again to Jonathan Edewards, a friend and reader of this blog, for introducing me to Jones Coffee, which I believe is the best kept “coffee secret” in Pasadena! (And possibly one of the best in LA.) Seriously, just when … Continue reading → Read the Full Story at Brigham Yen

Elbow, Elbow, Wrist, Wrist

Elbow, Elbow, Wrist, Wrist

I took these photos yesterday afternoon from my car at the corner of Colorado Boulevard, waiting to make the left turn onto North Orange Grove. See? Red light. Perfectly safe. Workers were still preparing for Saturday’s Tournament of Roses festivities. Most of the bleachers are ready, but this pavilion needed a few final touches. It […]

Morning jolt: Tony Stewart obit

Morning jolt: Tony Stewart obit

Tony M. Moreland Stewart, 92, former president of the Altadena NAACP, passed away this week. Among her many honors was Altadena Chamber Citizen of the Year (2005), one of the Los Angeles County Commission of Women’s "Women of the Year,’ 2005, and many other recognition for her efforts in education and civl rights. The Pasadena […]

Why we use euphemisms and what they say about our culture

Why we use euphemisms and what they say about our culture

Kick the bucket. Bun in the oven. Powder your nose. Euphemisms have been with us forever and they aren't going away any time soon. Where did they come from? Did you know that euphemisms originally became widely used as a clever way to avoid blasphemy? In his new book, Euphemania, author Ralph Keyes traces the […]

This time, he won’t be back: the legacy of Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger

This time, he won’t be back: the legacy of Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger

In a campaign commercial during his 2003 run for governor, in the midst of a historic and historically crazy recall campaign against Gray Davis, Arnold Schwarzenegger promised simple, decisive action once he took office. “Here’s my plan,” said the eventual governor. “Audit everything. Open the books. And then we end the crazy deficit spending.” Things […]

Pasadena Independent, Dec 30 2010

Pasadena Independent, Dec 30 2010

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