Archive for ‘July, 2011’


Now and Then: Film and urban history collide

Now and Then: Film and urban history collide

How did Harold Lloyd turn New York and Los Angeles “into his very own romper room?” During the Golden Age of Comedy, Lloyd’s pictures sold more tickets than any other comic actor of his time. In Silent Visions, a new book by John Bengtson, the film historian explores the settings found in Lloyd’s comedy classics […]

Obama is a [rhymes with quick]: How far can one go in insulting the president?

Obama is a [rhymes with quick]: How far can one go in insulting the president?

Mark Halperin is a mostly mild mannered political editor at TIME magazine and a contributor to MSNBC—far from an ideological bomb thrower, the epithet that he muttered on the MSBNC show “Morning Joe” was all the more shocking. Characterizing President Obama’s demeanor during his press conference on Wednesday, Halperin said “I thought he was kind […]

Theme Day: The color green

Theme Day: The color green

I admit this one had me stumped. Pasadena just doesn’t have much green. We have other things, like hiking trails… …famous bridges… …and the occasional spot to sit and enjoy it all. But there’s not a whole lot of green. We have other colors, of course. Orange, for example… …red… …pink… …and even bleu. But […]

Down the road with Indelible Ink

Down the road with Indelible Ink

A member of the In Tlanextli Tlacopan Aztec dance troupe performs Tuesday night in the monthly Indelible Ink series at Pop on Union Street in Old Pasadena. Beginning next month, the poetry, dance and music series moves down the street to Robert Simon’s new AKA Bistro in One Colorado. It’s always the last Tuesday in […]

Former Loma Alta principal to manage Rose City High School

Former Loma Alta principal to manage Rose City High School

from PUSD press release: Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD) Superintendent Edwin Diaz announced Wednesday the promotion of Eric Sahakian as principal of the Rose City High School. Mr. Sahakian, who has been principal of Loma Alta Elementary since 2009, will manage the alternative high school that recently won accreditation and has more than tripled the […]

Reservoir

Reservoir

WHY Open-face lasagne with pork, roasted tomatoes and braised artichoke. WHAT The site of the former Netty’s is now a clean-lined, almost Craftsmanish bistro with elbow-to-elbow tables but not too much noise. Owner/chef Gloria Felix’s menu is a little odd—the core is simple grilled salmon, steak or tofu that you pair with your choice of […]

The Color Green

The Color Green

Today is the first day of the month and that means it’s Theme Day for participating City Daily Photobloggers. Today’s theme is The Color Green. South Pasadena is fairly keen on green. I could have shown this house. Or this one. Or this car. (I could have even shown this robot.) But when it comes […]

More West Nile Virus Found – Neglected Pools May Be To Blame

More West Nile Virus Found – Neglected Pools May Be To Blame

The San Gabriel Valley Mosquito & Vector Control District has confirmed two more crows infected with West Nile virus and is awaiting confirmation on an additional bird. The birds were collected from the cities of Baldwin Park and Covina. Last month, the District reported its first indication of WNV activity in an infected crow collected […]

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