Archive for ‘November, 2012’


Author Andrew Solomon on what happens to children who fall ‘Far From the Tree’

Author Andrew Solomon on what happens to children who fall ‘Far From the Tree’

“Far From the Tree: Parents, Children, and the Search for Identity” by Andrew Solomon. Credit: Scribner Extraordinary children often lead difficult lives when they are so different that they are unable to feel accepted by society. As they grow older, their differences tend to define them and become cornerstones of their identities. Andrew Solomon, the […]

The Pánfilo Tales -What a difference a week makes

The Pánfilo Tales -What a difference a week makes

The food dish is filled for our tiny dog.  Thanks to the good folks who rescued him, his toys runneth over. Next week we begin a more normal routine.  Larry thinks it’s about time.

Foodcrafting 101: Creating Personal Gifts For The Holidays

Foodcrafting 101: Creating Personal Gifts For The Holidays

The Institute of Domestic Technology has a simple goal: To reignite the passion of how we make food, the ingredients we source and the farms on which they originate. Through classes, workshops, tours and events the Institute will be a resource to discover lost arts, invent new ones and explore the domestic technologies you already know […]

Bring a Broom: Silver Lake takes on the task of cleaning up Sunset Boulevard

Bring a Broom: Silver Lake takes on the task of cleaning up Sunset Boulevard

Photo by edmundv/flickr The 1-1/2 miles of Sunset Boulevard that slices through Silver Lake has attracted a growing number of  high-end restaurants and bars  and fashionable shops  in recent years.  But a closer look also reveals plenty of litter and other trash. That’s why the Silver Lake Neighborhood Council is looking for volunteers to help […]

Altadenablog adds CrimeMapping.com local crime map

Altadenablog adds CrimeMapping.com local crime map

By Timothy Rutt Altadenablog is proud to announce that it has added CrimeMapping.com’s local crime activity map to our website as we strive to better serve the residents of Altadena. CrimeMapping.com has been developed by The Omega Group to help law enforcement agencies throughout North America provide the public with valuable information about recent crime […]

Traveling mercies

Traveling mercies

We are on the road to UC-Davis Medical Center and back today, just for routine testing for Jake, but entries will be light today. Read the Full Story at Altadena Blog

Water Walk, 3

Water Walk, 3

Bellis and I continued south on the path along the east side of Brookside Golf Course. This lovely little entrance to the zanja (water ditch) continues the classical architecture theme from yesterday. To the left and right of the pipeline are the original stone walls. Above it is Rosemont Avenue. The little green leaves in […]

A Taste of Fall

A Taste of Fall

  It’s not an East Coast fall—with hundred year old maples blinding you with thousands of bright yellow leaves, or the next tree with mixes of oranges, or the one after that with shades of reds from raspberry to burgundy. Here in Southern California, we have to look for our fall. We found a patch […]

Filmmaker Ken Burns tackles infamous Central Park Jogger rape case

Filmmaker Ken Burns tackles infamous Central Park Jogger rape case

Ken Burns and Raymond Santana attend “The Central Park Five” New York Special Screening at Dolby 88 Theater on October 2, 2012 in New York City. Credit: Jason Kempin/Getty Images  It’s a documentary that blends New York history, sociology, true crime and a plea for redemption. “The Central Park Five” centers on the lives of […]

Michael Connelly at Vroman’s

Michael Connelly at Vroman’s

If you’re a Harry Bosch fan, and into the whole crime and mystery genre, Michael Connelly will be discussing and signing his new novel, The Black Box, at Vroman’s on Saturday, December 1st at 4 p.m. Vroman’s Bookstore 695 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena 91101 626.449.5320 Vromansbookstore.com

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