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Homelessness in Los Angeles—Part Two: from Safer City to Home for Good

Homelessness in Los Angeles—Part Two: from Safer City to Home for Good

With over 40,000 homeless living on its streets, Los Angeles is the homeless capital of the country. Over the past decade, cities like Denver, New York and San Francisco have all dramatically reduced their homeless populations by building permanent housing. But here, homelessness has grown faster than the national rate and not enough housing has […]

Temple Grandin comes to town

Temple Grandin comes to town

Behavioral scientist and champeen animal advocate Temple Grandin came to Pasadena’s Villa Esperanza to help celebrate its 50th year of aiding developmentally disabled children. Grandin, who became nationally famous when profiled a decade ago in The New Yorker as the creator of humane cattle-processing techniques, is autistic herself. Her work as a professor, her ability […]

Popular “Fork in the Road” Art Piece Gets Permanent Status in Pasadena

Popular “Fork in the Road” Art Piece Gets Permanent Status in Pasadena

A little over a year ago, a guerrilla art piece in the form of a giant fork was erected overnight in southwest Pasadena (a stone’s throw from Huntington Hospital). The “Fork in the Road” was an ingenious art piece placed … Continue reading → Read the Full Story at Brigham Yen

At Last Café

At Last Café

WHY Simple Americana with refined flair. WHAT At Last may be tiny, but it has quickly become one of the most popular neighborhood spots in a city full of them. Behind its success is American cooking that capably twists the classics. At lunch, expect good sandwiches headlined by a charred burger and a vegetarian option […]

Thomas K. Underbrink: civil engineer for Devil’s Gate, Hahamongna

Thomas K. Underbrink: civil engineer for Devil’s Gate, Hahamongna

On the morning of Sunday, January 16, Thomas K. Underbrink, Sr. Civil Engineer for the City of Pasadena, succumbed to extended complications from a Parkinson’s type neurological disease at his home in Altadena, CA. He was 72. Tom was a prolific poet and loving husband, father, and grandfather. As a civil engineer he participated in […]

The Power of Nature on Display

The Power of Nature on Display

My mom and I took a trip the other day on the trail that winds up the northern part of the Arroyo Seco behind JPL, where we saw considerable damage from this winter’s heavy rains and flooding.  Though the trailhead is posted as closed due to the Station Fire destruction of summer 2009, you can […]

Caption this photo (#52)

Caption this photo (#52)

I am not sure what is going on here. Any ideas? Read the Full Story at Glimpses of South Pasadena

Temple Grandin Visits Villa Esperanza in Pasadena

Temple Grandin Visits Villa Esperanza in Pasadena

Dr. Grandin is a unique designer of livestock handling facilities and a Professor of Animal Science at Colorado State University. Facilities she has created are located in the United States, Canada, Europe, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, and other countries. In North America, almost half of the cattle are handled in a center track restrainer system […]

Hilltop Life

Hilltop Life

“Solid life has a capillary connection with the air,” says J. “You can burn it, but it won’t die.” He speaks metaphorically, of course. Plenty of living things died in the Station Fire a year and a half ago. But you can’t defeat life itself. Thus the new growth in the lower part of the […]

La Cañada Flintridge

La Cañada Flintridge

We Moved Here for the Schools… The Facts What It Is: An 8.5-square-mile city thirteen miles northeast of downtown L.A., stretching along the San Gabriels and bordered by Glendale to the south, La Crescenta to the west, and Altadena and Pasadena to the east Population: 21,555 Ethnic Diversity: There must be a minority somewhere around […]

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