Archive for ‘June, 2011’


Previewing President Obama’s Afghanistan speech: what happens to the region once American troops are gone?

Previewing President Obama’s Afghanistan speech: what happens to the region once American troops are gone?

In a few hours, President Obama will announce how many troops he will withdraw from Afghanistan over the next 18 months. Reporting has been all over the map—CNN cites 30,000 “surge” troops home by the end of 2012; The Los Angeles Times is reporting a withdrawal of 10,000 troops by the end of this year; […]

Pic of a Twit

Pic of a Twit

When I was a kid, my nickname was Tweeter. Please don’t laugh, but yesterday I finally figured out how to upload a photo to Twitter using Twitpic. The first time I looked at Twitpic I must have been distracted or upside-down or sleep-walking, because it’s about as easy as an application can be. Yesterday I […]

He’s got it on his list

He’s got it on his list

Actor/musician/stockbroker/town councilman Allan Wasserman tells you how to do it all by Laura Berthold Monteros As people entered the community room of the Altadena Library on Monday evening, speaker Allan Wasserman asked each one his or her name. When he took his place behind the lectern, he went around the room, reciting the name of […]

Caption This Photo (#67)

Caption This Photo (#67)

I definitely need help with this one… Read the Full Story at Glimpses of South Pasadena

Caltrans has called a Statewide Safety Stand Down due to another Cal Trans Worker Death

Caltrans has called a Statewide Safety Stand Down due to another Cal Trans Worker Death

CALTRANS WORKER KILLED ON FREEWAY RAMP IS THIRD TO DIE ON JOB SINCE MAY Caltrans announced that Richard Gonzalez, a 52-year-old Caltrans maintenance worker, died shortly before 9 a.m. Monday after being struck by a vehicle while he was picking up litter along the northbound Interstate 15 connector ramp to eastbound State Route 94 in […]

LAX Getting LA-Based Restaurants in Updated Terminals

LAX Getting LA-Based Restaurants in Updated Terminals

Just a few days ago, I wrote about LAX getting a major face-lift by adding a brand new international terminal and an exciting new rail connection coming within the next few years. The good news doesn’t stop there as new … Continue reading → Read the Full Story at Brigham Yen

Ten Books to Read This Summer 2011

Ten Books to Read This Summer 2011

You asked for it… and it’s back! This summer’s complete list of Satellite Sisters Beach Bag Books! Great books to read on beaches, in cabins, on planes, even in your own backyard on a summer’s day. I try to find a little something for everyone, from chick lit to  mysteries to serious non-fiction.  For longer […]

Summer break: big fun or giant headache?

Summer break: big fun or giant headache?

Summer vacation is a time for school kids to stretch their legs, turn off their brains and run wild for a couple months before buckling down and getting back to learning. At least, that’s what it is now. Way back when, summer vacation was an economic and public health necessity. Schools in big urban areas […]

Would you liquefy your body? In search of the green(er) funeral

Would you liquefy your body? In search of the green(er) funeral

It isn’t yet legal in the state of California but legislation has been introduced to make Alkaline Hydrolysis, a process of liquefying tissue, a certified way for making a greener exit from this life. The process accelerates the natural decomposition process, doing decades of work in a few hours by using a strong alkali (pH […]

New Tricks

New Tricks

With summer officially here, it got officially hot yesterday. I have no official complaints. You may wish to brush up on local water use regulations. Pasadena’s water shortage has been declared officially over (yay!), but certain instances of water waste are still out of line, baby! Sprinklers are for running through, but not between 9am […]

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