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Diablo Canyon – quake safe?

Diablo Canyon – quake safe?

California Senator Sam Blakeslee (R-San Luis Obispo) is calling for a seismic study of the Diablo Canyon power plant before PG&E is allowed to renew licenses to operate the facility through 2045. At a hearing this week he expressed deep concerns about a “culture of disregard and risk.” Blakeslee, who has a doctorate in earthquake […]

Republican strategist Frank Luntz on the future of the Republican Party

Republican strategist Frank Luntz on the future of the Republican Party

No one understands the power of words like political pollster Frank Luntz. Coining euphemisms like "energy exploration" (for oil drilling) and popularizing phrases like the "death tax” (a.k.a the estate tax), Luntz has made a career of marketing, sloganeering and devising useful—albeit divisive—rhetoric for the Republican Party. Fast forward to the present day, and Republican […]

Appropos of Nothing…

Appropos of Nothing…

To me, this will always look like a one-eyed tree who is singing an aria while doing tai chi. (Then again, I’m weird.) Read the Full Story at Glimpses of South Pasadena

Random Thoughts on American Idol 2011 #3

Random Thoughts on American Idol 2011 #3

Random Thoughts on American Idol returns. My DVR is working again. And, I managed to banish the boys to the back of the house for Full Idol Enjoyment. So let’s go… Motown Night. I dread Motown night because somebody always tries Marvin and Marvin is the Mariah of Motown. I think that was the same […]

Needs

Needs

Tired from my birthday! I ate a lot. Wore me out. These days, I don’t need a party. All I need is my family of John, Boz and me, cozy in our living room. And computers: one for John and one for me. A bone for Boz. (Addicts, all.) And books. And crossword puzzles. And […]

Waldorf School presents "Simplicity Parenting" tomorrow night

Waldorf School presents "Simplicity Parenting" tomorrow night

The Parent Council of the Pasadena Waldorf School presents "Simplicity Parenting" with Kim John Payne on Fri., March 25, at 6:30 PM at the Vosloh Forum at Pasadena City College. This crazy world just spins faster and faster. There’s too much of everything: too much stuff, too much information, too many choices, too many distractions. […]

Greased Lightning

Greased Lightning

    Itching to sing along to your favorite vintage tunes? Come out to Pasadena High School and Marshall High School’s joint production of Grease: The Musical, beginning this Thursday at Edwards Auditorium at PHS and get your toes tappin’ along to leather jacket and poodle skirt clad performers. Grease: The Musical Edwards Auditorium 2925 […]

Roy Campanella – most valuable baseball player and person

Roy Campanella – most valuable baseball player and person

Roy Campanella, a.k.a. Campy, was one of the first African-American baseball players to break the color barrier after Jackie Robinson. A mere three years later he became the National League’s Most Valuable Player. He had the respect of legends of the game including Joe DiMaggio who called him “a wizard,” and Ty Cobb who said […]

EPA director Lisa Jackson on funding and new toxic standards

EPA director Lisa Jackson on funding and new toxic standards

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) administrator Lisa Jackson is in Los Angeles today, after a month of defending the agency’s 2012 budget in Congressional hearings, and most recently from accompanying President Obama on his trip to Brazil. She talks with Patt about the battle for the agency’s funding—of which House Republicans still want to cut a […]

Swingset Break

Swingset Break

This is definitely not the best photo I’ve ever posted, but I figure we could all use something whimsical right about now. Read the Full Story at Glimpses of South Pasadena

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