Archive for ‘August, 2011’


Kids going Back to School? Time to Tap into your Creative Spirit

Kids going Back to School? Time to Tap into your Creative Spirit

I am often approached/accosted by fellow mom friends asking the same question, “Lian, how do you do it? The writing, the podcast, the cranky e-mails to companies about their appalling customer service. You’re always busy with something creative.” Then, these same moms follow-up with the lament, “I wish I had some creative outlet in my […]

The perils of overbooked kids and the parents who fund them

The perils of overbooked kids and the parents who fund them

Soccer, piano, art, karate, tutoring – the to-do list for our kids can go on and on. Many parents are convinced upping the extracurricular ante correlates with academic success, but does it? Some experts say no, it does not. And in this faltering economy, a downsizing of outside programs for their children might help parents […]

“Law does not mandate work-life balance” to mothers claiming discrimination after maternity leave from Bloomberg L.P.

“Law does not mandate work-life balance” to mothers claiming discrimination after maternity leave from Bloomberg L.P.

“There’s no such thing as work-life balance. There are work-life choices, and you make them, and they have consequences.” Read the Full Story at KPCC Blogs

Guest Author: Linda Dove and "Oh Dear Deer,"

Guest Author: Linda Dove and "Oh Dear Deer,"

Linda Dove is that rare creature: a published poet. Besides her acclaimed books she has published poems in the L.A. Review, The Antigonish Review, Clackamas Literary Review and more, and has won several poetry awards. Please welcome today’s guest author, Linda Dove. I’ve encountered a few unexpected moments on the way to becoming a writer. […]

Vice-president of Uganda to visit Altadena Wednesday [UPDATED]

Vice-president of Uganda to visit Altadena Wednesday [UPDATED]

Edward Ssekandi, vice president of Uganda, will appear at a business mixer to be held Wednesday afternoon at the Altadena Community Center. According to Altadena town councilman Okorie Ezieme, Ssekandi and several government ministers are visiting the United States and have been honored in Washington, DC, and taken part in a presentation at the University […]

Berlin Currywurst

Berlin Currywurst

WHY Berlin’s favorite street snack pops up at Sunset Junction, with a simple menu of saucy sausages and killer fries. WHAT Choose from pork, beef, chicken or tofu all-natural sausages and select a heat level of sauce. After they’re grilled and sliced, the sausages are topped with an organic curry-flavored tomato sauce; you can add […]

School Daze

School Daze

Last week, South Pas students headed back to school. This week, I muse about it over at my Patch column. (Make sure to watch the video. You might just spot your child in it!) It should post some time after lunch today — unless I’m officially tardy. (Don’t even get me started on how many […]

Pasadena Dectectives arrest 21 year old Father for Murder of One Year Old Daughter

Pasadena Dectectives arrest 21 year old Father for Murder of One Year Old Daughter

DETECTIVES ARREST FATHER FOR CHILD’S DEATH On May 20, 2011 shortly after 8:00 p.m., Pasadena Police Officers and Fire Fighters responded to a call of a one year old female child not breathing in the 100 block of west Del Mar Blvd. The Pasadena Fire Department attempted to resuscitate the child without success. Police Detectives […]

Shaping power outside Tahrir Square

Shaping power outside Tahrir Square

When Egyptians revolted in the streets of Cairo, it was clear what they did not want: authoritarian rule, a security state, a weak economy, and, most of all, a desperate lack of democratic representation. Now, whether and what Egyptians' role will be in their own governance is a huge question mark. As journalist Alia Malek […]

The end of free TV?

The end of free TV?

If you turn to free, online sites like Hulu to watch your favorite TV shows after they air, you may soon be kissing that convenience good-bye. Read the Full Story at KPCC Blogs

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