Archive for ‘May, 2011’


Zen Monday: #147

Zen Monday: #147

Here’s your Monday Zen, a chance to give us your thoughts on the photo without me telling you what I think it’s about. There’s no right or wrong, no secret, no prize. Just tell us what the picture makes you think or feel. Have fun and enjoy the other comments, as I do every Monday. […]

Honoring Deputy "Charlie" Rottler

Honoring Deputy "Charlie" Rottler

Pictured: the family of Altadena Sheriff Deputy Charlene "Charlie" Rottler honored her by running in the final leg of the Annual Memorial Peace Officer’s Torch Relay Run. Pictured: back row, Los Angeles Fire Capt. RIchard RIvas, a family friend; and "Big Daddy" Alvarado. Front row: grandson Julian Conan Alvarado, daughter-in-law Norma Alvarado, daughter Los Angeles […]

Altadena Foothills Conservancy

Altadena Foothills Conservancy

As development has encroached upon the foothills, this conservancy was born to help preserve open land and historic structures, as well as fight for access to long-established hiking trails. It has helped a neighborhood create a “pocket oak” area and is now working to create a pocket park at Woodbury and Marengo, as well as […]

All in a Day’s Work

All in a Day’s Work

You have to be a little insane to be a daily photo blogger. Posting every single day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year and yes, even on Christmas means that while you might have occasional flashes of relavence — posts that are thoughtful, or interesting with pictures you’re proud of — more often […]

No Darwin Awards Yet

No Darwin Awards Yet

Close, but no cigar. I wonder where that saying came from. We had a good time here Friday making fun of predictions of the rapture. We weren’t the only ones. The internet is rife with photos of piles of clothes left empty. At parties last night, people celebrated not being raptured. A friend told me […]

Health Fair at Pasadena Senior Center June 4

Health Fair at Pasadena Senior Center June 4

Men Educating Men About Health is hosting its first annual Health Fair on Saturday, June 4 from 8:30 AM to 4 PM at the Pasadena Senior Center and Memorial Park located at 85 East Holly Street in Pasadena, California. The Health Fair will feature FREE health Screenings (valued at $700 for men and $600 for […]

Weekend To Do List

Weekend To Do List

Happy Weekend, Chaos Crew! I have a lightness of being today, as this is the first weekend in months where I have not had any professional obligations! Yeah. It’s a pleasure to let other family members take center stage this weekend. For more on the end of the Helen of Pasadena book tour and lessons […]

Thank You, San Rafael School

Thank You, San Rafael School

A distinguished group invited me to speak to them yesterday morning. I was summoned to their headquarters at 9:15 a.m. They were the bright, charming 5-year-olds of Pasadena’s San Rafael School. These kids are part of a dual language immersion program, where English-speaking and Spanish-speaking kids go to school together. Most of their classes are taught […]

Altadena Saturday afternoon

Altadena Saturday afternoon

A last-minute rush of people showed up for the hazardous waste roundup at the county yards (including us!) And "Art on Palm" delighted the senses with lots of things to see under ancient oaks (including architectural gems like the Henry Greene Valentine Cottage). Read the Full Story at Altadena Blog

Pizza, Underground Restaurants, and L.A.’s Best Chinese Food on KPCC

Pizza, Underground Restaurants, and L.A.’s Best Chinese Food on KPCC

In this latest segment we check out a Neapolitan pizza joint and speak with LA Magazine’s James Beard Award-winning Patric Kuh about the top Chinese restaurants in LA. Plus, Jenn Garbee on the problem with “underground” restaurants. Check out the conversations on Off-Ramp, Saturday at noon and Sunday at 7 p.m., 89.3 FM, or click […]

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