Archive for ‘June, 2011’


Still, it’s a cool fireplace…

Still, it’s a cool fireplace…

When I spotted this whimsical chalk addition to the old fireplace at Eddie Park, I thought it would make an interesting photo for a blog post about summer. Something about how summer is lazy and whimsical, filled with daydreaming and make believe and playtime… Playtime. With your six year old. Your six year old who […]

DMV Registration Bills Delayed for July Registrants

DMV Registration Bills Delayed for July Registrants

By Nuria Mathog California vehicle owners with car registrations scheduled to expire next month have been given a temporary reprieve; due to a state licensing law passed in May, these owners will be granted an additional month in which to make payments. The state Department of Motor Vehicles will not begin accepting payments from July […]

Should older employees make room for younger workers?

Should older employees make room for younger workers?

Many baby boomers imagined they’d work for about 30 years then retire in their late 50s or early 60s with enough youth and cash to enjoy retirement. But in these tough economic times, it’s become increasingly difficult for older workers to quit their jobs when originally envisioned. As a result, they’re hanging on longer, often […]

Govan’s LACMA will rock you…this November

Govan’s LACMA will rock you…this November

Michael Govan has been called a visionary, an advocate for artists and is credited with transforming the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA). LA County supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky says Govan is to LACMA what Dudamel is to the Philharmonic. He has boosted attendance by 40%, expanded the museum’s collection and completed two new exhibition […]

a/k/a, An American Bistro

a/k/a, An American Bistro

Can a restaurant that serves pork and beans, a pulled pork sandwich and a Reuben be called a bistro? What, in this day and age, is a bistro, anyway? Snark: a gastropub without much on tap. By that criterion alone, a/k/a is a bistro—only six droughts, though all come from respectable California craft breweries. Then […]

Arroyo fishing

Arroyo fishing

Not Arroyo catching, however, as I wrote in a recent column about getting the line wet to no avail in the burnt-out canyon above JPL. Soon I’m heading for the brown-trout swollen streams of the Eastern Sierra, however, where there is a better chance of landing the fatties. Read the Full Story at Larry Wilson’s […]

Bright Futures Scholars graduate class of 2011

Bright Futures Scholars graduate class of 2011

Pictured: the 2011 Bright Futures Scholars. Dr. Sandra E. Thomas is in front and center. from the Quality of Life Center On Sun., June 12, before a crowd of over 1,000, the “Bright Future Scholars” Pasadena Unified School District academic achievers held their graduation and awards luncheon at the Pasadena Convention Center. Proud scholars from […]

Curbside

Curbside

This might be my favorite old car in town. Read the Full Story at Glimpses of South Pasadena

Pasadena Independent June 23, 2011

Pasadena Independent June 23, 2011

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Why you can’t trust Google Inc.

Why you can’t trust Google Inc.

What does Google do with all the information it collects from us as we use its search? Nothing good according to the world’s leading Google critic Scott Cleland. Cleland is the author of Search and Destroy, a new book that warns against the power and influence of Google Inc. In Cleland’s view, Google’s sole aim […]

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