Archive for ‘October, 2012’


Governor Brown stumps for Prop 30, but not everyone is on board

Governor Brown stumps for Prop 30, but not everyone is on board

California Gov. Jerry Brown speaks in support of Prop. 30 at a rally of UCLA students on campus, Oct. 16, 2012 Credit: Sharon McNary/KPCC California Governor Jerry Brown is making the rounds a week before Election Day and his next stop is AirTalk. The politics of the Golden State are a complicated business and Governor […]

Superstorm Sandy and Hurricane Edna

Superstorm Sandy and Hurricane Edna

Hi, all… Happy to hear that so many of the Chaos Crew and Satellite Sisterhood are safe after enduring Sandy for the night.  Keep your updates coming here and on my Facebook page. I’ve been particularly anxious about my hometown of Fairfield, Connecticut and about the safety and welfare of the many nieces and nephews […]

Little Free Library

Little Free Library

  You’re walking along tree-lined North Catalina Avenue in Altadena on a warm, autumn day. Just north of Atchison Street you pass a sort of pumpkin-on-a-stick with a window in it, and you think, “I need to take a closer look at this thing.” This is not a pumpkin-on-a-stick, it’s a tiny library in a […]

Library offers holiday cooking from Trader Joe’s Saturday

Library offers holiday cooking from Trader Joe’s Saturday

Friends of the Altadena Library present: “Cooking for the Holidays with Trader Joe’s, ” presented by Cherie Mercer Twohy, owner of the Chez Cherie Cooking School in La Canada. Cherie Mercer Twohy received her Professional Culinary Arts diploma from the California School of Culinary Arts. She is the author of the I Love Trader Joe’s […]

South Pasadena Halloween Ghosts

South Pasadena Halloween Ghosts

We wandered some South Pasadena streets today and found a bunch of ghosts and skeletons—some kind of freaky, slightly disconcerting, and impressively creative. Then we found the cute, adorable, Caspar-like ghosts (thank goodness). But beware, come Wednesday evening, when the sun goes down and the strobe lights, fog machines, and sound effects come alive—then nothing […]

News & Notes From Atwater, Northeast L.A. & Silver Lake

News & Notes From Atwater, Northeast L.A. & Silver Lake

Totally Awesome Fabric Softener Display, Boyle Heights | Photo by Mary-Austin Klein/Flickr Silver Lake residents takes steps to preserve former Red Car trolley route as open space.  L.A. Times & Previously on The Eastsider Atwater Village trick-or-treaters gets a jump start on Halloween. Franklin Avenue Driver critically injured in 110 freeway crash.  Patch How to […]

USC / LA Times poll indicates California voters more tolerant of undocumented immigrants

USC / LA Times poll indicates California voters more tolerant of undocumented immigrants

An U.S. Customs and Border Protection bike patrol agent assists Mexican’s being returned to Mexico after they were apprehended for entering the United States illegally June 2, 2010 in Nogales, Arizona. A fence which separates the cities of Nogales, Arizona and Nogales, Sonora Mexico is a frequent crossing point for people entering the United States […]

Zen Monday: #218

Zen Monday: #218

Some out-of-Pasadena (though not out-of California) Zen today. ********** Kids and dogs, people, kids and dogs. The winner of last Week’s Camelot Where You Are contest is Susan, with her Wednesday rendition of #24, the Camelot Preschool (click the link or just scroll down to view). Congratulations, Susan! And thank you all for your entries. […]

Somebody doesn’t give a hoot about Meadows’ Hooty

Somebody doesn’t give a hoot about Meadows’ Hooty

Jane Szabo’s picture of Hooty along Canyon Crest, after he was restored in January 2012. Hooty has since been pried off the sign and is missing. by Timothy Rutt What have they got against Hooty? The handcrafted "Hooty" sign that welcomes all to the Meadows neighborhood on Canyon Crest has gone missing, the victim — […]

Any Human Heart

Any Human Heart

In Any Human Heart, William Boyd sets out to chronicle the 20th century from a rather ordinary person’s point of view. Logan Mountstuart is a bit of an outsider, a bit of an insider, a moderately successful, moderately interesting person who manages to utterly charm and intrigue the reader through seven decades of fictional diaries. […]

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