Archive for ‘March, 2011’


Moon by iPhone

Moon by iPhone

Just found this on my phone. I took it on the night of the recent Supermoon. Yeah, it would have been great shot with the good camera and a telephoto lens but I am fond of the blurry, impressionistic sweetness of this one. (Or maybe I’ve just had too much cold medicine this week.) Read […]

A Million Blessed Events

A Million Blessed Events

I promised you some wet photos this weekend. At first glance the toad above seemed ungainly. Then I realized it was two toads–two toads in love. They’re graceful, considering. You don’t see toad sex every day. Well, maybe you do, but I don’t. What is the result of toad love? That would be a tadpole. Or […]

"Allusions of Spring" is the Library’s April exhibit

"Allusions of Spring" is the Library’s April exhibit

"Allusions of Spring," an art exhibit by the students of the Pasadena Atelier Art Studio, will be on display at the Altadena Main Library Community Room, 600 E. Mariposa St., from April 4-30. Opening reception is April 9 from 5-7 PM. This exhibit showcases the teacher and students of the Pasadena Atelier Art Studio and […]

That’s my story and I’m sticking to it…

That’s my story and I’m sticking to it…

In case South Pasadena residents may have been disturbed by loud music blasting from a certain giddy woman’s open sunroof as she took her new car for a spin yesterday … well, um, it wasn’t me. Read the Full Story at Glimpses of South Pasadena

Hat People

Hat People

Last night I went to the Pasadena Museum of History to see the hats. There was a reception for the Mad for Hats exhibit. Patt Morrison of KPCC was there; she spoke to the crowd and was brilliant as usual (off the cuff!). And everyone was wearing a hat. You don’t see a crowd like […]

Altadena Sheriff’s Station rolls out eight-point plan to address community concerns

Altadena Sheriff’s Station rolls out eight-point plan to address community concerns

by Laura Berthold Monteros The Altadena Sheriff’s Station held a town hall Thursday night, March 24, at Jackson Elementary School, where its community panel unveiled eight recommendations to improve relations with the community. Pictured: Dr. Bernardean Broadous outlines the plan. The eight recommendations are Conduct a community survey Develop mentorships with children and adults Create […]

Ideas for Downtown LA: Make Union Station a Destination (Not Just a Transfer Point)

Ideas for Downtown LA: Make Union Station a Destination (Not Just a Transfer Point)

It was officially announced last month that the Los Angeles County transportation agency, Metro, was purchasing the beautiful but underutilized Union Station from a private owner. Even though it is underutilized (ridership could be higher) and has so much more … Continue reading → Read the Full Story at Brigham Yen

Hidden mysteries of Hollywood’s greatest backlot

Hidden mysteries of Hollywood’s greatest backlot

In Hollywood’s golden age the movie studios were known as “dream factories.” And back then, the biggest and best was Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. The studio’s iconic roaring lion graced the same screen as such legendary performers as Garbo, Astaire and Gable. In fact, it’s estimated that before 1970, a fifth of all the movies made in the […]

It’s your funeral: Choosing Burial Practices

It’s your funeral: Choosing Burial Practices

“I’m not dead yet.” Aside from being a famous quote from the film Monty Python and the Holy Grail, this idea speaks to the conundrum many people encounter as they choose their funeral today. There are many funeral choices: you can be buried in an environmentally friendly way, frozen in time, burnt into ashes, or […]

The Most Melancholy Wisteria Vine in the Whole World

The Most Melancholy Wisteria Vine in the Whole World

Sounds like a novel by Carson McCullers. Or maybe Flannery O’Connor. What do you guys think? Read the Full Story at Glimpses of South Pasadena

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