Archive for ‘February, 2012’


County seeking public input to revise community standards district

County seeking public input to revise community standards district

by Timothy Rutt Consultants to Los Angeles county planners will hold a series of community meetings this spring to get the public’s take on a new community standards plan for Altadena. RBF Consulting, the county’s outside consultant, is also planning to meet with groups such as the chamber of commerce and the town council, according […]

And a plant in every pot

And a plant in every pot

My mom used to give free history lessons at almost the drop of a hat. They were the best sorts of lessons since she was sharing parts of her life with me. Over time each story became like an embellishment to the facts I was supposed to be learning in my history classes. The experiences […]

Gluttons for information

Gluttons for information

We spend 11 hours out of every 24 consuming. Not eating, not drinking but gorging ourselves on the information spewed to us from screens and speakers. Read the Full Story at KPCC Blogs

A response to DGA President Taylor Hackford’s defense of internet piracy laws SOPA and PIPA

A response to DGA President Taylor Hackford’s defense of internet piracy laws SOPA and PIPA

The President of the Directors Guild of America, Taylor Hackford, thinks that last month’s campaign against internet piracy laws like the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and the Protect IP Act (PIPA) was full of baloney. The… Read the Full Story at KPCC Blogs

Just Add Lunch

Just Add Lunch

(And maybe a fern for that planter.) Read the Full Story at Glimpses of South Pasadena

Geisel Geyser

Geisel Geyser

All it takes is a neighborhood walk to know that Dr. Seuss used to hang out around here. I have it on good authority that he spent time at the Huntington Library and Gardens. Go there and visit the desert garden and you’ll know what I mean. Perhaps he never walked down this particular sidewalk […]

Special Occasions Head to Toe

Special Occasions Head to Toe

We’re looking for a particular clothing store. We think it’s within the first three blocks on Mission Street, west of Fair Oaks. Several drive-bys prove fruitless. Then, oh, this one looks familiar. We park; we lock; we step inside. Okay, now not so familiar. But, hmmm, look at this… A multi-colored dress attracts our eye. […]

The end of the Adventure Pass?

The end of the Adventure Pass?

The mighty Steve Scauzillo at PSN reports about a decision from the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals that says visitors to the national forest don’t have to pay a fee — could it mean the end of the Adventure Pass? (Please?) While we’re chewing through the decision, check out Scauzillo’s story. Read the Full Story […]

Halong Bay

Halong Bay

Halong Bay is a clever bit of restaurant-as-theater. The room’s high ceilings are shrouded in dark-painted timbers; it looks like there is an intriguing story—in both senses of the word—above the heads of diners. Large, cheesy paintings are offset by tasteful flowers and sensuous china. The menu is an actual scroll, and you get custom-made […]

A Garden of Their Own

A Garden of Their Own

They’re in for the long haul. Several years ago, Charles W. Eliot Middle School in Altadena won the governor’s physical fitness challenge and received $100,000. With those funds, the school built a physical fitness center for the students. To continue this emphasis on health and wellness, the next goal was to turn a fallow lot […]

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