Archive for ‘October, 2011’


Neighborhood newsgroups passing information about two suspicious men

Neighborhood newsgroups passing information about two suspicious men

by Timothy Rutt Community safety maven Carolyn Seitz is sharing information from the local newsgroups about a couple of suspicious characters who are knocking on doors around dark. First, in early October: A young man around 19 yrs of age knocked on my door. I approached, did not open but asked how I could help […]

Details (#5)

Details (#5)

Those Craftsman artisans sure knew what they were talking about when they insisted function blend beautifully into integrated form. These river rocks may serve the utilitarian purpose of holding up one of South Pasadena’s century-old homes, but they also offer endless artistic inspiration. I continue my week of Details, exploring the texture and nuance of […]

Pasadena Man Appointed Deputy Director of California Toxic Substance Control by Governor Brown –

Pasadena Man Appointed Deputy Director of California Toxic Substance Control by Governor Brown –

Pasadena Man Appointed Deputy Director of California Toxic Substance Control by Governor Brown – Brian Johnson, 56, of Pasadena, has been appointed deputy director for enforcement at the California Department of Toxic Substances Control. Johnson has been the principal partner for ICF Consulting since 2007. He served as the manager for the environmental division for […]

Ocho Mexican Grill Opening Second Location on Bunker Hill in Downtown LA

Ocho Mexican Grill Opening Second Location on Bunker Hill in Downtown LA

Ocho Mexican Grill restaurant owner, Chris Zuber, sent me an email yesterday with some exciting news that he plans to open a second location in Downtown LA. Zuber has signed a lease taking over the long-shuttered Koo Koo Roo space at the … Continue reading → Read the Full Story at Brigham Yen

Chaos Chronicles 433 Podcast: Career Counseling; Women’s Health Quiz; Etiquette Questions

Chaos Chronicles 433 Podcast: Career Counseling; Women’s Health Quiz; Etiquette Questions

The new Chaos Chronicles Podcast is up, chock full of information, entertainment and a touch of whining and moaning on my part. I hope you don’t mind. I try to put a positive spin on modern motherhood– but that doesn’t always work. Hahahaha. Hopefully, you’ll listen and provide advice to yours truly. On the Chaos […]

Spencer Tracy – a new look at the life of a screen legend

Spencer Tracy – a new look at the life of a screen legend

Frank Sinatra called him “The Gray Fox.” Fellow actors knew him as “The Pope.” Even Lee Strasberg, known as the "father of method acting" described him as “the perfect method actor.” Read the Full Story at KPCC Blogs

City trees: More expensive and dangerous than they are worth?

City trees: More expensive and dangerous than they are worth?

The Los Angeles City Council is considering a plan to put homeowners on the hook for repairing city sidewalks. Almost half of L.A.’s sidewalks are in some state of disrepair, mostly due to tree roots pushing through the concrete and causing cracks. Read the Full Story at KPCC Blogs

Smitten

Smitten

I’m lying on the dirt in the back yard, looking up at our clementine tree. The branches hang low to the ground, heavy with fruit. This year we had a lot of rain, plus I fertilized. There will be more fruit than ever. The “cuties” at the store have been genetically altered so they don’t […]

All in the Family

All in the Family

We just made an exciting discovery: a customer brought one of our cards up to the Stationery Information Desk, and told us she recognized the people in the photo. Sure enough, the two people on the gift card were none other than her parents! The happy, bike-riding couple did a photoshoot several years ago, but […]

Tech talk at Business Technology Center

Tech talk at Business Technology Center

by Timothy Rutt Altadena’s Business Technology Center hosted its annual Tech Week symposium, bringing together startups, investors, business service providers, and anyone interested in the new technologies and their potential markets. There were several panel discussions, such as the one above, and many opportunities for schmoozing, such as the one below. Read the Full Story […]

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