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Stuck in tax hell today …

Stuck in tax hell today …

… along with some things related to school — we should be up and running tomorrow! Read the Full Story at Altadena Blog

A break in the clouds

A break in the clouds

Most days are all about the business at hand. A week ago the clouds demanded attention. Good way to help put things back into perspective.

A Gift in the Guise of a Volunteer

A Gift in the Guise of a Volunteer

Green thumbs are not easy to come by. (We at HP can attest to killing cactus, even though we were told that couldn’t be done.) Creative visual splendor feeds our soul, and as such, Arlington Garden has become beloved to many in the community. But green thumbs don’t always share a trowel with financial acumen. Enter […]

One month later, the facts in the Trayvon Martin story still unclear

One month later, the facts in the Trayvon Martin story still unclear

A man joins nationwide protests in memory of slain Florida teenager Trayvon Martin on March 26, 2012 in downtown of Los Angeles, California. Credit: JOE KLAMAR/AFP/Getty Images As new evidence of 911 calls and eye-witness testimonies trickle in, new questions arise about the shooting of Trayvon Martin by George Zimmerman. What we do know is […]

Could there be life sans individual mandate for the Affordable Care Act?

Could there be life sans individual mandate for the Affordable Care Act?

The west front of the U.S. Supreme Court Building on March 28, 2012 in Washington, DC. Today is the last of three day the high court set to hear arguments over the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images At the core of the Affordable Care Act is the […]

subtleties of major and minor

subtleties of major and minor

“I wonder if anyone else has an ear so tuned and sharpened as I have, to detect the music, not of the spheres, but of earth, subtleties of major and minor chord that the wind strikes upon the tree branches. Have you ever heard the earth breathe?” –Kate Chopin Read the Full Story at Glimpses […]

Book Network

Book Network

This shot of the main reading area at the Central branch of the Glendale Public Library is misleading. It looks dark but in reality, the tall windows let in the perfect amount of natural light. It’s a good space for a good read. My book group has been getting book kits from Glendale. We can […]

Echo Park council to throw itself a $1,000 celebration but some are not ready to party

Echo Park council to throw itself a $1,000 celebration but some are not ready to party

Photo by Uriel1998/Flickr It’s been about decade since the Echo Park neighborhood council was formed, and some council members say it’s time to celebrate the milestone.  “It’s a good opportunity to reach out … and  celebrate 10 years,” said President Jose Sigala during Tuesday night’s council meeting. But that party proposal and $1,000 budget met with […]

Crime analyst Cordova is Altadena’s "detective without a badge"

Crime analyst Cordova is Altadena’s "detective without a badge"

by Timothy Rutt Virginia Cordova likes to call herself "the detective without the badge and the gun." A civilian employee of the Altadena Sheriff’s Station, Cordova has been the station’s crime analyst for about two and a half years. She takes the raw data from police reports, create statistics, and tries to spot trends to […]

SCOTUS hearings on healthcare, day 3

SCOTUS hearings on healthcare, day 3

WASHINGTON, DC – MARCH 26: Demonstrators for and against the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act march and chant in outside the U.S. Supreme Court Building on March 26, 2012 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) Credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Today, the last of the three days considering the Affordable Care Act, the […]

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