Archive for ‘June, 2011’


Side Street Madonna

Side Street Madonna

The stretch of Orange Grove Blvd. between Los Robles and Fair Oaks has Mexican restaurants, a Latin grocery and a hair salon. People live here, work here, get stuff done here. It’s tattered from use–the only shiny thing is the new plant nursery on the corner of Orange Grove and Marengo. There’s always a lot […]

Farnsworth Park summer program needs TVs

Farnsworth Park summer program needs TVs

Angie Calleros, Recreation Services Supervisor at Farnsworth Park, tells us that the two TVs they were using for their summer children’s programs aren’t working anymore, and they have nothing in the budget to buy new ones. If you’ve got a working TV you don’t need anymore, here’s a chance to help out a worthy cause. […]

Remembering the Rialto

Remembering the Rialto

Do you have a great memory of seeing movies at the Rialto? Are you free between 9:00AM and noon today? If so, swing by the SoPas Gallery and allow me to videotape a short, informal interview with you! I am collecting stories for possible use in my Patch column as well as inclusion in a […]

AeroVironment, Inc. of Monrovia Announces 17% ( $292 Million) Revenue Growth in Fourth Quarter

AeroVironment, Inc.  of Monrovia Announces 17% ( $292 Million) Revenue Growth in Fourth Quarter

AeroVironment, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVAV) reported Tuesday financial results for its fourth quarter and fiscal year ending April 30, 2011. “With record fourth quarter revenue of $106.1 million, fiscal 2011 revenue grew 17% to $292.5 million, exceeding our guidance, and diluted earnings per share increased 24% to $1.17,” said Tim Conver, AeroVironment chairman and chief executive […]

Brigham Yen Appointed to Pasadena Transportation Advisory Commission

Brigham Yen Appointed to Pasadena Transportation Advisory Commission

Today was a great day for me as a transit advocate. I was formally appointed onto the 9-member Transportation Advisory Commission (TAC) for the City of Pasadena. (See me taking oath in the picture above.) Councilwoman Jacque Robinson (District 1) … Continue reading → Read the Full Story at Brigham Yen

Looking forward to it

Looking forward to it

Is the glass half empty, or half full? According to neuroscientist Tali Sharot, our brains might be hardwired to go with the latter. In her new book, The Optimism Bias: A Tour of the Irrationally Positive Brain, Sharot explains how and why human beings are relentlessly positive in light of dire circumstances by drawing upon […]

A bright idea? Republicans attempt repeal of pending incandescent light bulb restrictions

A bright idea? Republicans attempt repeal of pending incandescent light bulb restrictions

Come New Year’s Day 2012, you won’t be able to buy your standard 100-Watt incandescent bulb anywhere in the country. That is, unless the current chair of the powerful House Energy and Commerce Committee can convince Congress to repeal the ban. The original Energy Independence and Security Act, or CLEAN Energy Act of 2007 was […]

Guest Author: Karen E. Klein

Guest Author: Karen E. Klein

Today’s guest author, Karen E. Klein, is the Smart Answers columnist for BusinessWeek.com as well as the LA Times Small Business columnist. That would seem to be plenty, but Karen is also much more. Please welcome Karen E. Klein. photo by Steve Scauzillo Thanks to Facebook, I’ve recently reconnected with elementary school classmates that I […]

Souhail Kaspar at the Levitt

Souhail Kaspar at the Levitt

Every week, there are several musical acts playing at the Levitt that are worthy of a recommendation. Even in weeks when we’re only highlighting one artist, like this week, there are probably others worth checking out. We won’t mention them, because then we wouldn’t exactly be highlighting anybody, now would we? This week the honor […]

Thaddeus Russell and his Renegade History of the US, at Vroman’s

First, there was the history of the United States. Then, there was A People’s History of the United States. Now, there is A Renegade History of the United States, by a man with a name almost as iconoclastic-sounding as Zinn: Thaddeus Russell, who was fired from a gig at Barnard for (he claims) teaching his […]

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