Archive for ‘April, 2011’


Are you technologically advanced, or just plain confused?

Are you technologically advanced, or just plain confused?

Have you ever wanted to ask an expert whether you should buy a laptop or a desktop, if your cell phone or your ISP (Internet Service Provider) is the best option for Wi-Fi at home, if anyone needs a camcorder or a point-and-shoot camera anymore? It seems there is a “new” or “improved” something everyday. […]

Guest Post: Amy Ratcliffe, Geek With Curves

Guest Post: Amy Ratcliffe, Geek With Curves

For the third month in a row, I’m happy to present a guest post by a local writer. Today, meet Amy Ratcliffe. I love her story. She wanted to be a writer. She thought about it. Then she decided to make it happen and bam!  I think you’ll like Amy as much as I do. […]

Schiff hosts Station Fire update Thurs. at the Library

Schiff hosts Station Fire update Thurs. at the Library

Congressman Adam Schiff will host and moderate an update on the Station Fire this Thurs., April 28, from 10:30 AM-noon at the Altadena Main Library, 600 E. Mariposa St.. According to a statement from Schiff’s office, "Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) has worked with local fire agencies, the US Forest Service and many others to learn […]

Vroman’s Bestsellers 04/24/11

Vroman’s Bestsellers 04/24/11

Hardcover Fiction Fifth Witness, Michael Connelly Tigers Wife, Tea Obreht Pale King, David Foster Wallace Informant, Thomas Perry Troubled Man, Henning Mankell Lesson in Secrets, Jacqueline Winspear Sixth Man, David Baldacci Girl Who Kicked The Hornets Nest, Stieg Larsson Land of Painted Caves, Jean Auel Saturday Big Tent Wedding Party, Alexander Smith Hardcover Non-Fiction Two […]

Sapp Coffee Shop

Sapp Coffee Shop

WHY Thai food cooked for the Thai palate. WHAT This 20-year-old Thai Town luncheonette (open through dinner as well) has been spiffed up in modish citrus shades. But the full-throttle onslaught of capsicum heat in its po-tak soup, stir-fried pork or chicken reminds Thais and the rest of us how food tastes in the homeland. […]

South Pas People

South Pas People

The 2010 Census results recently became available. Want to know more about the demographics of South Pas? I did. And that’s what I feature in my latest column and video piece up at South Pasadena Patch. Read the Full Story at Glimpses of South Pasadena

No Mystery History This Week

No Mystery History This Week

I’m taking a few days off for R&R. Mystery History will be back next week with a new head-scratcher! Read the Full Story at Pasadena PIO

Just a Bunch of Guys

Just a Bunch of Guys

Meeting these guys and taking their picture might be a turning point in my blogging career. They were getting ready to leave just as I pulled into the gas station to fill up. I’ve been shy about asking people if I can take their photo. I could have let them go. But I grabbed my […]

Open thread: anonymity, yes or no?

Open thread: anonymity, yes or no?

We belong to several formal and informal online discussion groups for people in our business, and (other than serving as an opportunity to talk about the latest local AOL miscue), we discuss things that affect us in our new online news medium. One of the discussions involves anonymous commenting vs. registration. Many news sites either […]

Arlington Garden: There’s an App for That

Arlington Garden: There’s an App for That

We’ve been champions of Arlington Garden since its earliest days—many of the Hometown Pasadena team drive and walk past it almost daily, and our own Sandy Gillis has been a regular volunteer. But even we never imagined how fantabulous the garden would become—and that it would have its own iPhone app! That’s right, you can […]

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