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A Hollywood Star for Gale Anne Hurd

A Hollywood Star for Gale Anne Hurd

They’re classics: The Terminator, The Abyss, and Aliens. They’re documentaries: True Whispers and The Pirate Code. They’re suspenseful, adventurous, and patriotic: Armageddon. They’re silly: Tremors. They’re zombies (always a crowd pleaser): “The Walking Dead.” They’re sometimes green: The Hulk. “They” have all been produced by Pasadena local Gale Anne Hurd and this Wednesday, October 3rd, she will be receiving […]

TV Commercial Acting Classes

TV Commercial Acting Classes

“Bored with retirement?” asks Dennis McCarthy (L.A. Daily News). “Got too much time on your hands? Go see Buddy Powell. There’s never a dull moment in his classroom.” Buddy Powell, who has performed in over a 100 commercials, is credentialed in adult education and has been teaching commercial acting for 10 years. Starting on Tuesday, […]

Freeway Noir: 7

Freeway Noir: 7

It wasn’t the darkness that was so terrifying.  It was everything that she could see in the light. This wraps up Freeway Noir Week, folks.  Thanks for letting me share a series of shots taken from the passenger seat of a car while driving bumper to bumper home on the 110 freeway.  This coming week? […]

Fred

Fred

Over the past few months we’ve been thinking about Fred’s role in our lives.  Having fed him, showed him affection and grown used to his being around.   Sad to share that he was killed last night. We think he was struck by a car. Farewell, Fred, we are glad you found a place in […]

A Day Off

A Day Off

I haven’t taken a day off in a long time, perhaps months. I don’t remember how long it’s been. I’ve been getting the book ready, plus I stare at the computer screen a lot and trying to drum up ideas (which, in my line of work, is the hopeful equivalent of drumming up business). But […]

Altadena Chamber offers latest coupons from local businesses

Altadena Chamber offers latest coupons from local businesses

The Altadena Chamber of Commerce has released its latest coupons from Altadena-area businesses. Participating businesses and groups include Webster’s Community Pharmacy, the Friends of the Library, Steve’s Dog Laundry, BITS Computer Services, and Bonnie B’s Smokin’ BBQ Heaven. There’s also an opportunity to purchase old Altadena street signs from the Chamber. Click on the graphic […]

Echo Park’s Magic Gas pulls a disappearing act

Echo Park’s Magic Gas pulls a disappearing act

Most neighborhood gas stations are just that, places where you fill up your tank, buy a candy bar or Lotto ticket and then go on your way. But not Echo Fuels, aka Magic Gas, the Echo Park gas station that has been in recent years a more consistent source of intrigue, drama and ownership changes […]

Freeway Noir: 6

Freeway Noir: 6

“I don’t want to go in there,” She said when she saw the tunnel. She had a habit of biting her lip when she was scared about something.  She was biting it it now.   It made him want to speed the car just to startle her.  He wanted to drive right up to the edge […]

Calendar

Calendar

Madison School I hope you came by to vote for your favorite of the past week’s Camelot Where You are photo contest entries. The poll is at the upper left of the blog. We’ve been wasting spending so much time on contest frivolity that we almost missed some important events. So today, as a community […]

Trash carts need to be moved after collection, county says

Trash carts need to be moved after collection, county says

by Timothy Rutt Now that Altadena’s trash collection is coralled in Athens Services’ trash carts, some complaints have emerged about residents keeping their trash carts in the street for days, or sometimes all week. Christine Wong of the county Department of Public Works e-mailed us to say that there is only a limited amount of […]

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