Archive for ‘February, 2012’


The TACIT Rover at Caltech

The TACIT Rover at Caltech

Not an interstellar rover, like you might expect from Caltech, but a theatrical production. TACIT, or Theater Arts at the California Institute of Technology, led by Brian Brophy, regularly puts on good shows. Next up is The Rover, written in 1667 by Aphra Behn, England’s first professional female playwright, who was also a spy. This […]

Thanks to the helicopters

Thanks to the helicopters

It was the sound of the helicopters that brought me outside this morning. I can ignore them when they are flying by, when they hover near the foothills I know that something is up. I suspect I’ll find out later why they were hovering. In the meantime I’m thankful for their sound and my needing […]

It’s All Harmony & Halos at the Gala

It’s All Harmony & Halos at the Gala

For 3,600 people in our environs, the existence of a cancer support community is nothing to take lightly. Fighting a potentially fatal disease tosses the patient and their loved ones onto a roller coaster that has no definitive end. Community support can be a life-line. To help raise revenue for free support groups, educational workshops, […]

J. Edgar Hoover and the hidden history of the FBI

J. Edgar Hoover and the hidden history of the FBI

In Tim Weiner’s new book “Enemies” the author tells the story of how presidents have used the FBI. Read the Full Story at KPCC Blogs

A year without cash – could you do it?

A year without cash – could you do it?

How does money work – cash money, that is? David Wolman realized he didn’t know the answer to this deceptively simple question, so he decided to live one year without cash and set out across the globe to better understand… Read the Full Story at KPCC Blogs

Fung Brothers Love for the 626

Fung Brothers Love for the 626

Three cheers for SGV entertainers and video makers the Fung Brothers for this terrific music-video shout-out to the joys of the 626. Sorry, Altadena, they don’t mean you: This love goes out to the south end, where the good food and late-night café action live: Alhambra, San Gabriel, Monterey Park, Rosemead and even El Monte. […]

Duel

Duel

Look out for that one on the left. He’s little, but quick… Read the Full Story at Glimpses of South Pasadena

Momentous Occasion

Momentous Occasion

I know. Just a tree-lined street. No big deal. But wait. One guy on a bike. No traffic. No garbage cans. No parked cars. This never happens. I took a picture of it, in case we need a record. You know, for posterity or whatever. Read the Full Story at Pasadena Daily Photo

This Isn’t B of A

This Isn’t B of A

With the arrival of ATM cards, some of us haven’t seen the inside of a bank in years. At the automated tellers, there’s not even a need for deposit slips; you can insert fifty checks at a time or fifty bills; zip in, zip out. You can hardly count a trip to the bank as […]

Loving the 626, Fung Brothers Style

Loving the 626, Fung Brothers Style

Three cheers for SGV entertainers and video makers the Fung Brothers for this terrific music-video shout-out to the joys of the 626. Sorry, Altadena, they don’t mean you: This love goes out to the south end, where the good food and late-night café action live: Alhambra, San Gabriel, Monterey Park, Rosemead and even El Monte. […]

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