Archive for ‘October, 2011’


Slip

Slip

…and one day the princess wandered away from the castle. She’d grown up aware of the surrounding forest. She knew the birds that flew along its outskirts and, on occasion, watched a timid deer peek from among the trees. This day, she was the one peeking across the divide between civilized and wild. Even at […]

"Lama Lama Red Pajama": reading for the record

"Lama Lama Red Pajama": reading for the record

by Timothy Rutt Children’s librarian Cassandra Stearns reads to a small but enthusiastic group at the Altadena Main Library Thursday afternoon as part of "Read for the Record Day." This year’s book, "Lama Lama Red Pajama" by Anna Dewdney, was read to groups all around the country in an attempt to break the record for […]

Amy Pressman, 1958–2011

Amy Pressman, 1958–2011

Amy.

I’m looking at a picture of her that we got to see in a video lovingly prepared to show at the conclusion of her funeral on Tuesday. She looks to be four or so, lying on the floor, coloring the Eiffel Tower in a coloring book, her Raggedy Ann–style doll at her side and her little sneakered feet extended out behind her. She is easily the most adorable child you’re ever likely to see. And she remained just as adorable for all her talented, feisty, generous, opinionated, loving, curious, stubborn, warm, committed, industrious, optimistic, funny, deeply felt, lion-hearted, knowledgeable, food-loving life. And she lived a big life—all five-foot-nothing of her.

35 TOR Royal Court finalists presented to Media Thursday afternoon at Tournament House

35 TOR Royal Court finalists presented to Media Thursday afternoon at Tournament House

Top row, from left: #5 Monauar Lufti (Alverno High School), #93 Lauren Nicole Cox (La Canada High School), #143 Heather Ruth Norris (Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy), #265 Drew Helen Washington (Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy) #119 Erin Kelly Green (John Marshall Fundamental High School), #8 Kimberly Victoria Ostiller (Flintridge Preparatory School), #4 Gabriela Viviana Carino (Arcadia […]

Thanks, Steve.

Thanks, Steve.

I was in my car yesterday afternoon, listening to the radio, when I heard the sober announcement that Steve Jobs had died. To my surprise, tears sprung to my eyes. Even knowing that the announcement would be coming sooner rather than later didn’t seem to diminish the sadness of the actual event.  My generation was […]

Where do convicted sex offenders go to live after prison?

Where do convicted sex offenders go to live after prison?

While they aren’t typically met with much sympathy, sex offenders face a definite conundrum upon their release from jail. They are forbidden from living within a certain distance of children, so they are pushed out of communities to live on the margins of society. Read the Full Story at KPCC Blogs

Big box invasion: Walmart finds loophole in LA County

Big box invasion: Walmart finds loophole in LA County

In Los Angeles, big-box stores like Walmart have faced protests, ballot measures and resolutions designed specifically to keep them out of town. Read the Full Story at KPCC Blogs

Slice of History: Freeway Tunnel Simulator

Slice of History: Freeway Tunnel Simulator

By Julie Cooper Each month in “Slice of History” we feature a historical photo from the JPL Archives. See more historical photos and explore the JPL Archives at https://beacon.jpl.nasa.gov/. Freeway Tunnel Simulator — Photograph Number P-20673A In October 1978, this photo was taken of a freeway tunnel simulator, which was used to study the air […]

Weekendin’ Oct. 6-9

Weekendin’ Oct. 6-9

Lots going on, and we usually add new stuff as the weekend goes on, so keep coming back! Thurs., Oct. 6 Read for the Record today, 11 AM and 4:30 PM at the Altadena Main Library, 600 E. Mariposa St. Coffee Gallery, 2029 N. Lake; backstage: The Surfin’ Safaris, 8 PM, $18. Reservations: (626) 798-6236. […]

Pasadena Independent 10-6-2011

Pasadena Independent 10-6-2011

Open publication – Free publishing Read the Full Story at Pasadena Independent

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