Archive for ‘March, 2012’


Plans to build new school raise concerns over the fate of an East L.A. mural and First Street landmark

Plans to build new school raise concerns over the fate of an East L.A. mural and First Street landmark

By Erik Luna Murals are what make East Los Angeles a destination for many art lovers and also serve to inspire up-and-coming artists. But one of East L.A.’s iconic murals –  “A Story of Our Struggle,” a nearly forty-year-old tile artwork composed of multiple panels spread across the facade of the former First Street Store […]

Clear Skies Predicted for Our Bloggers Picnic!

Clear Skies Predicted for Our Bloggers Picnic!

Actually the forecast is for cloudy skies during the day with a slight chance of rain in the evening. That means it’ll be clear! Many thanks to the Altadena blogs for organizing the picnic again this year:AltadenablogAltadena HikerAltadena Above It AllOpen Mouth Insert Fork Read the Full Story at Pasadena PIO

Breaking: Sheriff Lt. John E. Benedict to be new Altadena captain

Breaking: Sheriff Lt. John E. Benedict to be new Altadena captain

by Timothy Rutt Lt. John E. Benedict, an assistant to Sheriff Chief Neal Tyler, has been named Altadena’s new sheriff captain, according to sources close to the sheriff station. The selection of Benedict was confirmed by Lt. Duane D. Allen, Altadena Station’s public information officer, and Robert Klomburg, president of the Sheriff’s Support Group. Before […]

Mixing It Up for the Arts

Mixing It Up for the Arts

Wine, fruit, and a little cheese. Meeting, introducing, chatting, and laughing. Yes, this term is a throwback, but we’re talking about a good old-fashioned “mixer.” A “Friends of the Foothill Arts Collective Mixer” will be held Thursday, March 29th at the Woman’s City Club in the Edmund Blinn House (1905) listed on the National Register of Historic […]

Dance Off!

Dance Off!

Is your little one always moving? A turn of the head, a slide to the shoulders, a flick of the knee, or a point to the toe? Do they try to line up friends and siblings to follow along? Maybe they’re a born choreographer. They can glimpse such a future career at “Standing on the […]

Online dating services to screen sex offenders – what should individuals do to protect themselves?

Online dating services to screen sex offenders – what should individuals do to protect themselves?

A user signs up for eHarmony’s online dating srevice. Credit: VideoVillain/Flickr (Creative Commons-licensed) California’s Attorney General Kamala Harris announced a joint agreement yesterday with eHarmony, Match.com and Spark Networks, operators of websites such as JDate and ChristianMingle, that the online dating companies will screen subscribers against national sex offender registries and create a quick reporting […]

A racially divided economy and the quest to buy black

A racially divided economy and the quest to buy black

“Our Black Year: One Family’s Quest to Buy Black in America’s Racially Divided Economy” by Maggie Anderson. Credit: PublicAffairs/The Perseus Books Group John and Maggie Anderson, an upper middle class African American couple, felt uneasy about the fate of those who were less fortunate. They knew with black wealth amounting to only a tenth of […]

Do the Work Wednesday #6: Marathon or Sprint?

Do the Work Wednesday #6: Marathon or Sprint?

On the podcast over the last couple of weeks, I’ve given a shout-out to my friend Linda who was helping my friend Kate train for the Los Angeles Marathon that took place last Sunday. According to a great email from Linda, I’m happy to report that Kate not only finished the 26.2 miles, she actually […]

Greenlisted

Greenlisted

Phil slowed down and looked at the property. Isolated? Check. Right color scheme? Check. Vaulted ceilings? “Damn!” He said. “No vaulted ceilings!” Once again, Phil drove on. (It wasn’t easy being the Jolly Green Giant’s realtor.) Read the Full Story at Glimpses of South Pasadena

Dope

Dope

If you suffer from migraines, perhaps you take drugs not only to relieve the pain but to prevent the attacks as well, or at least diminish their frequency. And “suffer” is a relative term here. Everyone’s migraine is different. Some people become nauseated and have to go to bed, some experience blind pain that drives […]

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