Archive for ‘February, 2011’


Random Thoughts on the Academy Awards 2011

Random Thoughts on the Academy Awards 2011

Yeah, Jennifer! You looked fab! Time for my Random Thoughts on the  Academy Awards 2011. But first…I wonder how many times a Anne Hathaway got up in the middle of the night to change her nightgown?  I think my sister Liz summed up last night Oscar’s best in an email to me this morning: The […]

Water companies ask for voluntary restrictions for March 18-28 plant upgrade

Water companies ask for voluntary restrictions for March 18-28 plant upgrade

Chart: local water companies will have some restrictions in place to curtail water use for ten days in March. Local water suppliers from Claremont to La Crescenta are asking for voluntary restrictions on household irrigation and other water use for ten days next month as a major plant undergoes upgrades. In Altadena, those affected include […]

Winter Tree/Spring Sky

Winter Tree/Spring Sky

I couldn’t resist posting another from the incredible storm-related light show the other day. We might not have gotten all the freak snow everyone was predicting, but we got some gorgeous colored skies. Read the Full Story at Glimpses of South Pasadena

Zen Monday: #135

Zen Monday: #135

On Zen Monday, I pretend I am a Zen Master. I ask you to experience the photo and tell us, in the comments, what you’ve learned. Today I’m not much of a master (as if that’s different from other Mondays) because I must suggest that you click on the photo to enlarge it. (Your first […]

Edward Beckett and Mark Isham reception March 12 in Los Angeles

Edward Beckett and Mark Isham reception March 12 in Los Angeles

Altadena artist Edward Beckett will join Oscar-winning composer Mark Isham in a joint presentation of their works at Wildfire Studios in Los Angeles. We’ve talked about Beckett’s ekphrastic art on this page before. On Sat., March 12, Wildire will hold a reception for Beckett and Isham at their studios 640 S. San Vicente Blvd. in […]

Contact Brigham Yen for Your Real Estate Needs

Contact Brigham Yen for Your Real Estate Needs

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Summer concert series final lineup, poster set

Summer concert series final lineup, poster set

The Sheriff’s Support Group of Altadena has just unveiled the final poster (albeit in black and white) for this summer’s concert series at Farnsworth Park. Click for acts, dates, and sponsors July 9 – Irish Volunteers & the Irish Pride Dancers July 16 – The Downbeat Express July 23 – The Brian Hughes Quintet July […]

Rain, Rain, Come Again!

Rain, Rain, Come Again!

Want to learn how to make the most of the inordinate amount of rain we’ve had this winter? Come out to a free workshop on March 12 to get the run-down on rain harvesting with barrels and on the basics of rain gardens, which conserve water and replenish the ground water. In our semi-arid climate, […]

Edge of a Storm

Edge of a Storm

The light was incredible yesterday around sunset. North of this spot — and out of the shot — our San Gabriel Mountains were shrouded in ominous black clouds. Everything to the south, however, was billowing and colorful. It was like being sandwiched between storm and calm. Here, a cyclist (and I) look at the bright […]

Cozy Up to the Library

Cozy Up to the Library

Pasadena Central Library’s Centennial Room Yesterday, several of my neighbors packed their kids in their cars and headed to Altadena to play in the snow. My friends in Burbank said they made a snowman, but I haven’t seen pictures. I grew up in a cold climate and I moved to the west coast for a […]

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