Archive for ‘January, 2011’


Talking about tech on Lincoln Ave.

Talking about tech on Lincoln Ave.

L-R: Franklin Urteaga, CEO of Digital Coast Advisors, Inc. and former advisor to President Bill Clinton, gets the scoop on the latest iPad tablet apps from Chris Hewish of DreamWorks Animation at the Business Technology Center, 2400 Lincoln Ave. BTS hosted LA TechWeek Wednesday and Thursday, bringing together startup high technology firms, stars in the […]

Peter Tolkin “Living Vines” Medical Office Building Proposed for South Pasadena

Peter Tolkin “Living Vines” Medical Office Building Proposed for South Pasadena

South Pasadena is just popping up with good development news lately. In addition to the roadway improvements beginning construction this week on Fair Oaks Ave, this rendering–showing an interesting looking medical office building designed by Pasadena-based Peter Tolkin Architecture–has popped … Continue reading → Read the Full Story at Brigham Yen

Sierra Madre

Sierra Madre

Village of the Foothills The Facts What It Is: A four-square-mile town bordered by Arcadia, Pasadena, and, to the north, the San Gabriel Mountains Population: 11,146 Ethnic Diversity: 86% Caucasian (including 10% Hispanic), 6% Asian and not very many African Americans or Native Americans Median Household Income: $65,900 Key Players In 1881, Nathaniel Carter bough […]

Are your tweets how you want to be remembered when you die?

Are your tweets how you want to be remembered when you die?

Social media isn’t just changing how we live; it’s also altering how we experience death. Every day, we tweet, post to FaceBook, upload photos to Flickr, and pour our hearts out on blogs – creating a staggering amount of revealing information and digital assets. That information lingers long after we are gone. An estimated 408,000 […]

Buy on Amazon while it’s still tax-free: taxing online sales up for consideration again

Buy on Amazon while it’s still tax-free: taxing online sales up for consideration again

It’s been considered before and has failed each time: placing a California state sales tax on online purchases made through internet retailers that are based outside of the state. Last time, in 2009, a bill made it through the legislature but was vetoed by Gov. Schwarzenegger. This year there is a new and improved budget […]

Celebrating, Garfield Park Style

Celebrating, Garfield Park Style

Back in 1912, Garfield Park was chosen as the location for a San Gabriel Valley Inter-City celebration. There were overflowing tables of free barbecue and a concert that may have started with gentile performances of Haydn and Handel but ended up with a rowdy, crowd-pleasing new number called the “Inter-City Quick Step.” People from all […]

Arcadia City Council Halts Coyote Trapping After Severe Public Pressure

Arcadia City Council Halts Coyote Trapping After Severe Public Pressure

Arcadia City Council Halts Coyote Trapping After Severe Public Pressure By Terry Miller After months of debate and approximate a $12,500 price tag thus far, Arcadia City Council voted unanimously Tuesday evening to shelve the controversial coyote trapping program. Concerned citizens have been on a foremost quest to educate council and residents on the delicate […]

Four Stars, To Be Exact

Four Stars, To Be Exact

I learned from the 1/17/11 issue of Wired Women, Monica Hubbard’s packed-with-Pasadena e-newsletter, that the Pasadena Public Library earned a four star rating from the The Library Journal “for providing exceptional response to patrons and superior customer service.” The Library Journal, a trade publication for libraries (as opposed to, say, itinerant rodeo riders), was founded […]

Is the "Tiger mother" Greek to you?

Is the "Tiger mother" Greek to you?

Last week, the Wall Street Journal published an article by Yale law professor Amy Chua, "Why Chinese mothers are superior," trumpeting the parenting style of Asian mothers in creating high achieving children. Her secrets included not allowing her daughters to attend sleepovers, nor have a playdate, nor appear in a school play, and "not not" […]

South Pasadena Fair Oaks Corridor Improvement Project Begins

South Pasadena Fair Oaks Corridor Improvement Project Begins

I have been saying for years that Pasadena needs to give Fair Oaks Ave an extreme pedestrian-cyclist make-over along the street from at least the South Pasadena border (by the Raymond Restaurant) to Old Pasadena. The need for this make-over … Continue reading → Read the Full Story at Brigham Yen

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