Archive for ‘November, 2011’


Thanksgiving To Do List: Two Stuffings, One Dry Brined Turkey & As Many Cranberries as Possible

Thanksgiving To Do List: Two Stuffings, One Dry Brined Turkey & As Many Cranberries as Possible

I just can’t help myself.  I’m attempting a “casual” Thanksgiving this year, with some formalities giving way to convenience. We are headed  out of town early Friday morning for a soccer tournament, so hauling all (my mother’s) china out of the basement has zero appeal. (It’s not the hauling out, it’s the putting back that […]

Zen Monday: #171

Zen Monday: #171

Zen Monday’s the day you experience the photo and give us your thoughts rather than me telling you what I think the picture’s about. There’s no competition, no right or wrong. We’re here to have fun.I look for something worth contemplating or, failing that, something odd or silly. Or all of the above, if I’m […]

Light It Up! Here Comes Santa

Light It Up! Here Comes Santa

Christmas season officially begins at 6 p.m. on Friday, November 25th. Why, you ask? Read on, we say. (Hint: pretty!) It’s Pasadena’s Annual Tree Lighting event, presented by One Colorado and Old Pasadena Management. Assisting in the evening’s festivities will be the 2012 Rose Queen, Drew Washington, and her Royal Court. A choral performance and holiday sing-a-long […]

Search and rescue seeking missing hiker

Search and rescue seeking missing hiker

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Dept. says it’s looking for a hiker who’s been missing since last night: Sierra Madre Search and Rescue seeks your help in locating a missing person: Matthew Hernandez, 29, Male Hispanic 5’07" 180 pounds Last seen: November 19, 2011 6 PM near Chantry Flats located in the Angeles National Forest […]

Gates (#7)

Gates (#7)

If you walk through the gates of the historic Baranger Studios today, you’re probably seeing your CPA or ophthalmologist. Back in 1925, however, the site was home to makers of “electric motions for jewelry stores.” Electric what for what? Jewelers went all out to be competitive in the original decade of bling. In order to […]

Lincoln Heights Week

Lincoln Heights Week

reflections in a store window across from Abraham Lincoln High School I said I needed a vacation and I got one. Last week I toured Lincoln Heights with Manny Rodriguez, who’s lived there since his family came here from Mexico when he was six years old. Manny knows the neighborhood almost as well as the […]

Medieval times and more

Medieval times and more

Baba the Storyteller weaves a tale at the Pasadena Waldorf School’s Elves’ Faire Saturday. by Timothy Rutt The Pasadena Waldorf School (which is in Altadena) held its 26th annual Elves’ Faire at the school campus Friday. Despite the gloomy weather, spirits were high as music, crafts, food, and fun were enjoyed by people of all […]

Singing Their Way to Broadway

Singing Their Way to Broadway

How good is it to be a teenager? Really, really good if you are one of the ten students chosen to perform a musical theatre number for Tony Award-winning composer-lyricist Jason Robert Brown. On Saturday, November 26th at the Pasadena Playhouse, these kids will perform and be critiqued by Brown. One of the students chosen, […]

Gates (#6)

Gates (#6)

I can’t begin to say how much I love this blue gate. It cheers me up every time I see it. Funny how some blues can make you feel anything but blue. Read the Full Story at Glimpses of South Pasadena

New parking ordinance takes effect Dec. 7 for large vehicles

New parking ordinance takes effect Dec. 7 for large vehicles

by Timothy Rutt Starting Dec. 7, large trucks and RVs need to mind their manners on Altadena streets. That’s the date a new county ordinance takes effect, where large vehicles parked on the street need to sport a temporary permit or risk being ticketed and towed. According to Altadena Sheriff spokesman Duane L. Allen, the […]

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