Archive for ‘September, 2011’


“We Were Here”

“We Were Here”

The documentary “We Were Here” tracks the onslaught of the AIDS epidemic in the Castro district (the gay Mecca) of San Francisco that began in the mid-1970s. The film follows the personal and emotionally compelling stories of some of the people who lived through tumultuous time. We watch as they express the pain of loss […]

Angeles National Forest to offer free admission Saturday

Angeles National Forest to offer free admission Saturday

by Bill Kisliuk Pasadena Sun In honor of National Public Lands Day, the Angeles National Forest will offer visitors free admission on Saturday, Sept. 24. The National Adventure Pass normally required for daytime activities such as fishing and hiking will be waived. Throughout the country, volunteers will take to public lands to clean up and […]

Fig

Fig

WHY Because if beef tongue is the must-have dish, when tarte flambé and amazing sweetbreads with mushroom fricassée are also on the menu, chef Ray Garcia must be on to something. WHAT If you didn’t have to walk past the spa, you’d never guess this is the Fairmont Miramar’s bistro. The food is top-notch, the […]

Still Life With Dirty Hands

Still Life With Dirty Hands

I hadn’t noticed Little Bit’s fingerprints on the window when I took this photo. Now that I see them, I like the picture even more… Read the Full Story at Glimpses of South Pasadena

Pasadena Independent 9-22-2011

Pasadena Independent 9-22-2011

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Ideas for Downtown LA: What Can Urban Los Angeles Learn from New York City?

Ideas for Downtown LA: What Can Urban Los Angeles Learn from New York City?

I just got back from a week in New York. It was my third time there this year, so I am definitely getting the hang of it. Every time I’m in Manhattan, I am inspired by the urban landscape (the … Continue reading → Read the Full Story at Brigham Yen

Charges in the Kelly Thomas case

Charges in the Kelly Thomas case

Orange County District Attorney Tony Rackauckas has announced charges against two of the six Fullerton police officers in conjunction with the death of homeless schizophrenic man Kelly Thomas in July. Read the Full Story at KPCC Blogs

How to teach math? One size may not fit all

How to teach math? One size may not fit all

Most high school math is completely useless to the majority of adults and "most citizens would be better served by studying how mortgages are priced, how computers are programmed and how the statistical results of a medical trial are to be understood." At least that’s the argument two mathematicians are making. Read the Full Story […]

This Oldest House

This Oldest House

About a year ago I posted a picture of the front porch of this house. I did so because I loved the scruffy old door. Scruffy no more. Shined up nicely, in fact, with new old hardware from one of my favorite stores, Gayle’s Pasadena Architectural Salvage. The whole place looks a bit more dapper, […]

Local Literary Love

Local Literary Love

This week, we’re launching a new guideline for our author readings – for every three books from home you would like to get signed, you will now be asked to purchase at least one new book from Vroman’s. This adjustment got me thinking about buying local, and reasons to shop with us instead of with […]

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