Archive for ‘October, 2012’


Have Surplus Backyard Fruit?

Have Surplus Backyard Fruit?

The Arroyo Timebank’s Neighborhood Fruit Picking Project is here to help harvest your fruit. For anyone who would like to donate their extra backyard or garden fruit or produce to local food banks, Arroyo Timebank members will come by and harvest away. All fruits and produce will be distributed whole, made into juice, or included […]

Frankenstorm: Hurricane Sandy

Frankenstorm: Hurricane Sandy

This year, Frankenstein’s a lady. Hurricane Sandy descends upon the East Coast today, tomorrow, and Wednesday, from North Carolina all the way up to Maine. Though this doesn’t concern San Gabriel Valley directly—and as such may seem an odd item for Hometown Pasadena—many of us have loved ones up and down the East Coast, and […]

Parrot Season

Parrot Season

My title’s misleading. It’s always parrot season in Pasadena. Some say they escaped or were freed from a 1959 fire at Simpson’s Gardenland and Bird Farm, or they flew up from Mexico and Central America. Some say they were spawned by remnants of Adolphus Busch’s original Busch Gardens in the Arroyo. (The Parrot Project of […]

Publisher’s notebook: on being a jet-setting guinea pig for science

Publisher’s notebook: on being a jet-setting guinea pig for science

Being a test subject can be a small boy’s biggest adventure by Timothy Rutt Jake Rutt shows off yet another injection as he tests a new muscular dystrophy medicine. We don’t like to make too big a deal about our family. Every family, even the most normal-appearing, has crosses to carry and burdens to bear. […]

News & Notes From Boyle Heights, Highland Park & Mt. Washington

News & Notes From Boyle Heights, Highland Park & Mt. Washington

Reservoir & Chain Link View, Silver Lake | Photo by Kenneth A. Wilson/Flickr Judge denies bail to Highland Park gang member described by police as a “major shot caller.”  Patch The billboard company behind Councilman Reyes’ motion to protect digital billboard business. L.A. Times Boyle Heights high school locked down after suspected car thief runs […]

El Alisal

El Alisal

I went to the Lummis House and took about a hundred pictures. Most of them aren’t very interesting and it’s too bad, because the house and garden are lovely. But I like this shot of the drinking fountain. Charles Lummis walked to Los Angeles from Ohio, back when there was more than traffic to worry […]

Possible door-to-door scam going on

Possible door-to-door scam going on

Received this message from a reader this afternoon — keep on the lookout! A teenaged girl just came to our door claiming to be a student at Pasadena Middle School. She says she is raising funds for her college program at the school and said to receive a bond for college: all she needed was […]

A yurt of your own now renting in Silver Lake

A yurt of your own now renting in Silver Lake

Photos from craigslist.org For those who can’t afford to live in a million-dollar mid century home in Silver Lake, there is this yurt-like option now renting for $1,500 a month.   Real estate agent Brock Harris  came across the Craigslist ad for a “500 Sq feet circular tent type structure in LA’s urban jungle.”  The rent […]

Supreme Court hears ACLU case against government surveillance of Americans

Supreme Court hears ACLU case against government surveillance of Americans

The U.S. Supreme Court. Credit: Alex Brandon/AP The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is calling for amendments that would limit government surveillance to only suspected terrorists and criminals. The organization also wants the government to be more transparent about how the law is being used and to place more restrictions on the information that is […]

NEY’s Team 2404 goes to robotics fall classic tomorrow

NEY’s Team 2404 goes to robotics fall classic tomorrow

John Smith of Neighbors Empowering Youth tells us that Team 2404, NEY’s robotics team, is going to compete in the 2012 Fall Classic in Burbank tomorrow: We’re inviting our friends, families, and neighbors to come to the Fall Classic and cheer on the team. We have a lot of new members that will be experiencing […]

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