Archive for ‘May, 2012’


Runaway Daughters. Voluptuous Neighbors.

Runaway Daughters. Voluptuous Neighbors.

“Stories so raw, we could not publish them.” That’s the tag line on the flyer for the Pasadena Writing Project’s 2nd annual public reading titled “Bars, Breasts and Borders—Too Hot to Print?” Writers from the Memoir Writing Workshop will be reading excerpts, followed by a Q&A and discussion period, and a wine and cheese reception […]

Altadena Story: Mining the past for a more beautiful future?

Altadena Story: Mining the past for a more beautiful future?

The Altadena Town Council has set up an Altadena beautificaton committee — an idea with a long past. Historian Michele Zack looks at the history — and future — of beautification in Altadena by Michele Zack Meetings of the Altadena Historical and Beautification Society (established in 1935) were truly a mixed bag. One May morning […]

Eastside Property: It’s not all about hillside living in Montecito Heights

Eastside Property: It’s not all about hillside living in Montecito Heights

Photo from Redfin/TheMLS Montecito Heights – as its name suggests – is best known for its steep hillsides, winding streets and cantilevered homes with breathtaking views. But the neighborhood also spills down the hills to the west and into the flats next to the Arroyo Seco Parkway, where the historic character of nearly century-old cottages […]

Prop. 28 seeks to change California Legislature’s term limits

Prop. 28 seeks to change California Legislature’s term limits

Should term limits be lengthened to 12 years? Credit: David Paul Morris/Getty Images Should term limits be tweaked in California? One state ballot measure up for vote on June 5 is Proposition 28, which seeks to reduce the amount of time a person may serve in the state legislature from 14 years to 12 years. […]

Soldiers’ remains return from Tarawa 69 years after the battle

Soldiers’ remains return from Tarawa 69 years after the battle

Patt in the studio with veteran Leon Cooper (C) and film maker Steven Barber (R). Leon Cooper was a young Navy seaman who piloted a Higgins landing craft during the first Marine amphibious assault of the Pacific Theater in World War II on the island of Tarawa. In three days of fighting, nearly 6,000 soldiers […]

Flower Interlude (#3)

Flower Interlude (#3)

I’m spending the next few days wandering around gardens. Join me. Read the Full Story at Glimpses of South Pasadena

Red, White and Blueberry Muffins for Memorial Day

Red, White and Blueberry Muffins for Memorial Day

My schedule got a little chaotic this week. Thanks for  your patience. In return,  how about: MY MOTHER’S UNBELIEVABLE BLUEBERRY MUFFINS 3 ½ c. sifted all-purpose flour 2 T. baking powder ¾ c. sugar Pinch of salt 5 eggs, slightly beaten ½ c. milk 5 oz. unsalted butter, melted and cooled 4 or 5 cups […]

Those Details the Devil Is In

Those Details the Devil Is In

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Works has completed its draft 20-year Sediment Management Strategic Plan for 2012-2032. The public comment period ends Wednesday, May 30th–which is vague, as they don’t say if they mean 8am or 6pm or what–so I’d comment no later than the 29th if I were you at the first […]

Forest areas closed after Station Fire to reopen this weekend

Forest areas closed after Station Fire to reopen this weekend

by Beige Luciano-Adams Pasadena Sun Nature enthusiasts will have something to celebrate Memorial Day weekend, as Angeles National Forest officials will open parts of the Big Tujunga watershed closed after the Station Fire devastated the area in 2009. On Wednesday, U.S. Forest Service officials said they hope to get final approval of the plan on […]

A room of my own

A room of my own

I’ll be leaving this Scholar’s Retreat tomorrow early in the morning. It’s been a rewarding time.  Funny how much work one can do when truly not interrupted. Heartening to reconnect with my place in academia. And fun to look at the charming, if compressed view.

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