Archive for ‘August, 2011’


Chaos Chronicles Podcast 428 is posted… and My Friday To Do List

Chaos Chronicles Podcast 428 is posted… and My Friday To Do List

Hello to all the Chaos Crew, especially those scrambling to get ready for Hurricane Irene. If it makes you feel better, my mother is very worried for you all, having lived in Connecticut most of her life. She now worries vicariously for people hosting weddings, owning second homes on Cape Cod and Long Island and […]

Is Hollywood taking fright films too far?

Is Hollywood taking fright films too far?

Director Guillermo Del Toro says the 1973 telefilm version of Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark is “the scariest movie” he saw as a kid. This might deter some from ever wanting to see it again. In Del Toro’s case, it made him want to be part of the remake. So the filmmaker, who is […]

Modern day superheroes: The Interrupters

Modern day superheroes: The Interrupters

<i>The Interrupters</i> is a feature documentary directed by Steve James (“Hoop Dreams” 1994) about a group of former gang members in Chicago who saw the errors of their ways, turned over a new leaf and are working to stop the cycle of violence in their city. Read the Full Story at KPCC Blogs

Long Shadows

Long Shadows

Whatever we put here, whatever we build or tear down, is irrelevant to shadows. They will crawl across road and lawn and seething Sahara as long as the planet rolls around the sun. Knowing shadows have existed always, or at least as long as we conceive always to be, feels to me like a connection […]

Georgia

Georgia

I have a confession to make. I am a font nerd. Of course, it’s nothing compared to some of the real, hardcore font nerds out there, but I enjoy my typefaces perhaps a little more than the next person. I look forward to the monthly newsletter from MyFonts.com, and their What the Font tool has […]

Budget ax looms over schools

Budget ax looms over schools

By Joe Piasecki Pasadena Sun Local public schools and Pasadena City College could face a combined $9 million in budget cuts come January if state finances fail to improve over the next three months. Cuts to K-12 schools in the area would likely result in districts draining reserves, sending out layoff notices and shortening the […]

HEAT ALERT DECLARED FOR LOS ANGELES COUNTY

HEAT ALERT DECLARED FOR LOS ANGELES COUNTY

HEAT ALERT DECLARED FOR LOS ANGELES COUNTY LOS ANGELES COUNTY – The Weather Service has forecast very high temperatures for the San Fernando, Santa Clarita and Antelope Valleys from today through Sunday, August 28. To provide relief from the heat for the elderly and others who face heat-related health difficulties and stress, cooling centers are […]

New Expanded Sephora Now Open in Old Pasadena

New Expanded Sephora Now Open in Old Pasadena

Today was the grand opening of Sephora in Old Pasadena. I stopped by in the afternoon and saw many happy shoppers inside the new cosmetics store, which used to be Victoria’s Secret. One of the nice store associates told me … Continue reading → Read the Full Story at Brigham Yen

Pennies from your thoughts – can city residents solve L.A.’s cash crunch?

Pennies from your thoughts – can city residents solve L.A.’s cash crunch?

The Daily News recently conducted an informal poll asking readers for ideas on how Los Angeles can solve its cash crunch in order to preserve essential services. Some of the more creative suggestions submitted included having Controller Wendy Greuel do an audit of city closets to determine what items could be sold off, and revamping […]

California’s Dream Act goes to a vote

California’s Dream Act goes to a vote

A California Senate panel today voted to release AB 131 from suspension and send it to a vote on the Senate floor. AB 131 is the second of a two-part bill package known as California’s version of the Dream Act. Sponsored by Democratic Assemblyman Gil Cedillo (D-Los Angeles), the bill would allow undocumented students to […]

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