Archive for ‘December, 2010’


Stormwatch: rain and wind tonight and tomorrow

Stormwatch: rain and wind tonight and tomorrow

by Carolyn Seitz The Los Angeles County Department of Public Works has released the following information about the coming storm through noon Wed., Dec. 29: RAINFALL:They are predicting 0.5 inches of rain up to 1.25 inches of rain for areas south of Point Conception WINDS: The mountain areas, on the north side of the San […]

Top science stories of 2010 – scandalous speculation & watershed moments

Top science stories of 2010 – scandalous speculation & watershed moments

The interbreeding of early humans and Neanderthals backed by DNA evidence, a microbe that lives on arsenic (or does it?), the electric car makes an electrifying comeback, WikiLeaks delivers a hard lesson in data security, an Icelandic volcano with a nearly unpronounceable erupts, a disaster that blackened Gulf waters – these are some of the […]

Gavel crosses the aisle for the 112th Congress – what’s in store?

Gavel crosses the aisle for the 112th Congress – what’s in store?

Congress wrapped up its so-called lame-duck session last week with an unexpected string of victories for President Obama and Democrats, including the repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” the nuclear-arms reduction agreement, a health bill for 9/11 responders, a food safety bill, middle-class tax cuts and the extension of jobless benefits. But legislators taking a […]

Fiesta Float Builders on Final Push for the Big Day – Cunard’s Inaugural Entry looking rather Seaworthy indeed

Fiesta Float Builders on Final Push for the Big Day – Cunard’s Inaugural Entry looking rather Seaworthy indeed

Fiesta Floats in Irwindale is one of only a handful of major commercial float designers who spend countless hours perfecting the art of their craft each year. One of the most ambitious floats this year has to be Cunard shipping lines: Grand Celebration at Sea _ The world famous shipping line that once included the […]

Rain predicted for tonight

Rain predicted for tonight

It doesn’t look like it now at almost 2 PM, but the National Weather Service is saying there’s a 100% chance of heavy rains late tonight and on into Thursday. Precipitation is predicted to be less than a quarter inch during that time, and it’s all supposed to be gone by tomorrow afternoon. Cold winds […]

Be Part of the Parade: Decorate a Float

Be Part of the Parade: Decorate a Float

The La Canada Flintridge Tournament of Roses float wants your help! If you are looking for a way to get involved in the Pasadena Tournament of Roses Parade in a hands-on way, you can sign up for a shift to help decorate and put the finishing touches on the La Canada float. Decorating is open to […]

Vroman’s Bestsellers 12/26/10

Vroman’s Bestsellers 12/26/10

Hardcover Fiction Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk, David Sedaris Object of Beauty, Steve Martin Girl Who Kicked The Hornet’s Nest, Stieg Larsson Freedom, Jonathan Franzen Our Kind of Traitor, John Le Carre Confession, John Grisham Help, Kathryn Stockett Dead Or Alive, Tom Clancy Reversal, Michael Connelly Freedom, Jonathan Franzen Hardcover Non-Fiction Autobiography of Mark Twain, Mark Twain […]

A View from the Altos

A View from the Altos

Speaking of Monterey Hills, I have a new piece going up at Patch sometime this morning. In the mean time, check out winter in Southern California. I know I’ve included many versions of this vantage point before, but I never get tired of the view. Read the Full Story at Glimpses of South Pasadena

Resolve

Resolve

Do you make new year’s resolutions? I do. My reason for making them is to keep them, so (here’s my logic:) I make resolutions that are possible to keep. 2010’s new year’s resolution was to finish my novel. It’s done done done. Of course just because the book is written doesn’t mean it’s published. I […]

Morning jolt

Morning jolt

Now that Christmas is over, it’s time for that Day of Enforced Joy, New Year’s Eve. If you’re going down the hill in the motorhome, Pasadena police volunteers will be reminding people about the Parade Watch, which is like neighborhood watch for parade campers: All vehicles parked within one block of the parade route may […]

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