Archive for ‘December, 2010’


Zen Monday: #126

Zen Monday: #126

photo by Sara Wright 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 I stay out of the comments box until the end of […]

Rescue team extracting lost hikers on El Prieto

Rescue team extracting lost hikers on El Prieto

The Altadena Sheriff’s station tells us (at 9:30 PM) that rescue teams have located some lost hikers up on El Prieto Trail/Brown Mountain area. According to the watch commander, the hikers went up without flashlights and couldn’t get down before dark. Unknown at this time how they were reported as missing. Per scanner traffic, the […]

Musing About a Winter Sunset

Musing About a Winter Sunset

I think the gold peeking through the clouds is summer waiting to return. (In Southern California, it’s never too far away…) Read the Full Story at Glimpses of South Pasadena

Mare Tranquillitatis

Mare Tranquillitatis

The main trails at Eaton Canyon were crowded yesterday. Although a few small signs warned of the possibility of flash floods, moms, dads, babies, uncles, grandmas, dogs and ripe old relatives crowded the fast-moving stream in the wash, enjoying a sunny day out. John, Boz and I found quiet trails that most others missed. Lucky […]

MOMS clubs host preschool fair at PCC Jan. 8

MOMS clubs host preschool fair at PCC Jan. 8

The MOMS clubs of Pasadena and Pasadena North are hosting their second annual Preschool Fair and Fundraiser on Sat., Jan. 8, 2011. Pasadena and surrounding communities offer a wealth of preschools, but few centralized resource exist to allow parents to compare and evaluate individual schools. Representatives from over 40 preschools representing the Pasadena, Altadena, La-Canada-Flintridge, […]

Loving Frank

Loving Frank

The first time I heard of Frank Lloyd Wright, I was standing in the living room of the Hollyhock House, transfixed by my Occidental College professor Bob Winter. He was re-enacting the suicide of Mrs. Barnsdall’s goldfish. The tyrannical genius architect Wright (I believe the epithet Winter used was “Napoleonic”) had designed an indoor fishpond […]

Pinecrest gate: not an open-and-shut case

Pinecrest gate: not an open-and-shut case

One of several emergent issues in Altadena is the gate on Pinecrest, which is one of three entrances to Eaton Canyon and the nearby trail systems (the others are an opening at Altadena Drive and Roosevelt, and the entrance to Eaton Canyon proper on Altadena Drive). Popular with hikers and mountain bikers, the Pinecrest gate […]

Merry Christmas to All

Merry Christmas to All

With love! Read the Full Story at Glimpses of South Pasadena

Merry Christmas, Everybody!

Merry Christmas, Everybody!

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Merry Christmas, Altadena!

Merry Christmas, Altadena!

Entries will be light or nonexistent today, as we celebrate the nativity of the Lord with our family (we celebrate Christmas without apology in our household). Our traditional Christmas picture is a Flemish painting by an unknown artist, c. 1515, "Adoration of the Christ Child," which is in the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New […]

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