Archive for ‘October, 2012’


MonteCedro presentations look at brain health in November

MonteCedro presentations look at brain health in November

from MonteCedro MonteCedro, a new planned Episcopal Communities and Services (ECS) Continuing Care Retirement Community in Altadena, promotes the importance of brain health during the month of November with two of America’s most renowned brain health experts. Starting on Thursday, November 8, Dr. David Gobble, Director of Masterpiece Living Academy and Director Emeritus of the […]

Douglas Ewing: A Progressive Home Tour

Douglas Ewing: A Progressive Home Tour

It’s been 40 years since Douglas Ewing founded his architectural firm. He has designed Ralph Lauren’s residence and ranch in Colorado, the South Pasadena Library expansion, undertaken the Mammoth Mountain Inn renovation, Mike and Anne’s Restaurant in South Pas, and numerous buildings at CalTech, UCLA, and USC. This year, Ewing was named Best Architect in […]

Halloween Horrors & Fun

Halloween Horrors & Fun

Experiencing Halloween can produce a vast range of reactions like the glee of counting the candy stash at the end of the night and finding 10 king-size Hershey bars and a treasure trove of Air Heads, Necco wafers, Twix and Kit Kat bars, and the holiday standard, candy corn. Anyone remember Sugar Babies, old fashioned […]

Silver Lake coyote takes a snooze

Silver Lake coyote takes a snooze

Who can resist a cushy outdoor seat on a lazy Sunday afternoon? Not this coyote who wandered into the Silver Lake  backyard of Alexa Brinkschulte and settled in for a snooze. “It didn’t seem shy and stayed around for about 30 minutes and proceeded to actually take a nap,” said Brinkschulte, who lives near Waverly Terrace […]

Steely Dan’s co-founder Donald Fagen returns with new music on “Sunken Condos”:

Steely Dan’s co-founder Donald Fagen returns with new music on “Sunken Condos”:

Musician Donald Fagen of The Dukes of September Rhythm Revue performs at the Gibson Amphitheatre on June 28, 2012 in Universal City, California. Credit: Kevin Winter/Getty Images The band Steely Dan made a name for itself by creating a highbrow brand of slick, funky rock music that was heavily influenced by jazz. The core of […]

Two New College-Bound Chronicles Podcasts: Finalizing the List and Cost Cutting Tips for the Admissions Process

Two New College-Bound Chronicles Podcasts: Finalizing the List and Cost Cutting Tips for the Admissions Process

Join us on Facebook! Click on the Crest.   Life goes on here in Pasadena and for me right now, that means college admissions for my son Brookes. And, yes, this week I offered to pay for dinner for him and his homecoming date in exchange for completing the Common Application by Saturday night. I […]

Camelot Where You Are #24, Susan

Camelot Where You Are #24, Susan

Susan and Tommy did some research for their entry. “Forbes considers Silver Lake America’s hippest hipster neighborhood,” says Susan. “So perhaps it’s no surprise that’s where you’ll find Camelot Kids preschool. “I moved away from this area a few years ago, but I still use my Silver Lake mechanic. When I picked up my car […]

By going to the dogs, Altadena author found himself

By going to the dogs, Altadena author found himself

John Edward White found that raising a guide dog changed everything by Timothy Rutt John Edward White wrote a memoir of his life training a guide dog puppy. Photo by Ibarionex Perello. It all started with a getting a dog. John Edward White was working in aerospace and unsatisfied. Unmarried, childless, and in his late […]

News & Notes From East L.A., Mt. Washington & Silver Lake

News & Notes From East L.A., Mt. Washington & Silver Lake

Dark  Sky Over York, Highland Park | Photo by Eric Gibson Overspending and unexpected expenses prompts mayor to propose cutting more than 200 city jobs. L.A. Now Sheriff investigating discovery of  elderly women’s body in East L.A. CBS2 Mt. Washington Map House up for sale for $450,000. Curbed L.A. LAPD  honors officer six years after […]

Low-Tech vs. High Tech to stop cell phones in prison

Low-Tech vs. High Tech to stop cell phones in prison

CHINO, CA – DECEMBER 10: Inmates at Chino State Prison walk the hallway on December 10, 2010 in Chino, California. Credit: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images California prison officials are trying a new tack to stop cell phone use by inmates. They are trying to block cell phone signals, but the technology has failed when used in […]

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