Archive for ‘January, 2011’


Arcadia Woodland Supporters Plead to County Board of Supervisors

Arcadia Woodland Supporters Plead to County Board of Supervisors

  Arcadia Woodland Supporters Plead to County Board of Supervisors for some investigation into the Loss of 200 Trees   By Terry Miller Michael D Antonovich listened carefully to what Glen Owens and other environmentalists had to say Tuesday afternoon. The Los Angeles Board of Supervisors was asked to conduct a full and Independent Investigation […]

Are Chinese mothers superior?

Are Chinese mothers superior?

In the global race for intellectual capital and academic excellence the US is losing out to China whose students score so much higher than Americans on standardized tests in reading, math and science. These test results reflect a culture of parenting in China where greater emphasis is placed academic success and parents demand that their […]

Guns on campus – a right, or very wrong?

Guns on campus – a right, or very wrong?

A Gardena High School student was taken into custody this morning after a gun he was carrying in his backpack went off, injuring two other young people. First reports say the shooting was an accident, but in a time of great concern over increasing violence and arguments over gun control, how does a student bring […]

Chaos Chronicles 401: Tiger Mothers, Family Game Night and other threats to American Children

Chaos Chronicles 401: Tiger Mothers, Family Game Night and other threats to American Children

Hi all.. Welcome to Season 4 of the Chaos Chronicles podcast! Thanks for hanging in there with me. I appreciate your  support, as always. I’m looking forward to another season of shows on modern motherhood and everything else that is involved in living a Chaotic Life! If there is one thing I have learned about […]

Soroptimists Seek Applicants for Women’s Opportunity Award

Soroptimists Seek Applicants for Women’s Opportunity Award

The Altadena/Pasadena branch of Soroptimist International is currently seeking qualified applicants for its annual Women’s Opportunity Award. Each year, Soroptimist International honors these deserving women and assists them with cash awards at various levels of the organization. Recipients of the Women’s Opportunity Awards, many of whom have overcome enormous obstacles including poverty, domestic violence, and […]

Fisherman’s Outlet

Fisherman’s Outlet

WHY Come for the adjacent seafood café and stay to pick out more fresh fish to cook yourself for dinner. But bring cash. WHAT A good all-around seafood market with a large section devoted to cooked crab and shrimp of every size. Low prices, a respectable selection and counter guys who move fast and know […]

Palms: Retro

Palms: Retro

What do you get when you combine a walk in the historic Oaklawn neighborhood with a hipstamatic camera app for your iPhone? This! Don’t worry, I had my good camera with me and took dozens of shots. (Check out my latest column at South Pasadena Patch to see them. It should be posted sometime before […]

Phoenix Food Boutique

Phoenix Food Boutique

When I lived in central Florida, I learned never to ignore restaurants in shopping centers and strip malls. Since that’s all they had there, it was easy advice to follow. But in our more architecturally rich environs, strip-mall restaurants are often overlooked in favor of locations with more charm and street life. That’s why the […]

On the Map

On the Map

Civitates Orbis Terrarum “I’m one of those people who get dizzy just being in a bookshop, so you can imagine what these rare books did to me.” Thus spake Barbara Ellis, aka Bellis, about how it felt to assist the head of Caltech’s Archives and Special Collections in putting together an exhibit of rare maps […]

Another Farce Within

Another Farce Within

The first A Noise Within production I ever wrote about for this site was Noises Off, Michael Frayn’s 1982 British “farce from behind,” a play within a play, in which a band of ill-equipped actors strive to put on “a dreadful sex comedy.” It was a smashing success—the play, that is (my post was ho-hum): […]

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