Archive for ‘January, 2011’


South Pasadena

South Pasadena

Mom & Apple Pie… and Sushi & a Latte, Too The Facts What It Is: A regular Mayberry of a town, 3.44-square-mile South Pas is bordered by Pasadena to the north, San Marino to the northeast, Alhambra to the south and Highland Park to the west Population: 24,292 Ethnic Diversity: 51% Caucasian, 16% Hispanic, 27% […]

Weathering the emotional ebb & flow of seasonal changes

Weathering the emotional ebb & flow of seasonal changes

Do rainy days and Monday’s get you down? You’re not alone. For years, doctors have been treating people for seasonal affective disorder (SAD), depression usually associated with sun-deprivation. But good weather impacts our moods too. Warm, sunny days can make us feel free and frisky. Yet, according to neuropsychiatrist Dr. John Sharp, suicides increase during […]

New California driver’s licenses driving people crazy with delays

New California driver’s licenses driving people crazy with delays

“New and improved” always comes with a hitch, and this time, it’s the new California’s driver’s license. The Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) says the new license—with its raised signatures and California icons—is more expensive and more secure. That’s because they’re harder for scammers to counterfeit, but they’re also more complicated for manufacturers to make […]

SITE FOR LIGHT RAIL MAINTENANCE AND OPERATIONS FACILITY APPROVED

SITE FOR LIGHT RAIL MAINTENANCE AND OPERATIONS FACILITY APPROVED

SITE FOR LIGHT RAIL MAINTENANCE AND OPERATIONS FACILITY APPROVED Approval is Critical Milestone for the Foothill Extension Pasadena to Azusa MONROVIA, CA – Last night, the Metro Gold Line Foothill Extension Construction Authority (Construction Authority) Board of Directors certified the Supplemental Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the Foothill Extension Pasadena to Azusa. The Supplemental EIR […]

A brief history of Hawking

A brief history of Hawking

Stephen Hawking, the great English physicist who tries to spend a month every winter at Caltech, did a star turn at Beckman Tuesday night. And what a turn. What a testament to perserverance: can’t move, can’t talk, don’t whine: stay brilliant, and change the way we think about the universe. His packed lecture and PowerPoint […]

Lights, Camera…

Lights, Camera…

When John came home and told me he’d seen inside our sewers, I had to go look. Woohoo! The Advanced Sewer Technology truck had appeared on our street like the Wells Fargo Wagon, spreading excitement, joy and sewer video. Hey, this stuff doesn’t happen every day. The monitor in the upper left of the photo […]

A Chair in the Garden salon pampers you naturally

A Chair in the Garden salon pampers you naturally

We welcome our new community correspondent, Lizze Slocum. by Lizze Slocum for Altadenablog/Altadena Online Pictured: L-R, Julie Washington-Elliott, Susann Edmonds, and Chris Schumacher take care of their clients the natural way. Inside the house, designs painted in soft colors on the walls (one has a fairyland mural) and floor beckon the eye. This 1908 farmhouse […]

Where Are We Going?

Where Are We Going?

Next time you’re in traffic on the 210, wondering how bad it will be in the next 10 years, consider attending the upcoming Pasadena-based panel discussions about transportation issues.  On January 22, anyone interested in gaining first-hand information on the often-controversial plans for transportation improvement in the San Gabriel Valley is invited to attend a […]

Gotta Go: Saturday Morning in Old Pasadena

Gotta Go: Saturday Morning in Old Pasadena

It’s sunny in Pasadena, but an 8 a.m. car drop-off for new tires inspires doubt. I think I was oversold. I don’t really need Pirellis for the Prius. So I walk the Lake Avenue neighborhood, opting to raise my heart rate through exercise instead of anxiety. I need to live long enough to pay for […]

Homework

Homework

There are a lot of us in South Pas. We’re the parents who work from home during the hours when our kids are sleeping or at school. You’ll notice us everywhere. We’re waiting outside the kindergarten door before class lets out, checking email on our smart phones. We’re dragging paperwork to the park — paperwork […]

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