Archive for ‘December, 2012’


Too sexy for my office? Iowa woman fired for being ‘too attractive’

Too sexy for my office? Iowa woman fired for being ‘too attractive’

Can you be too attractive for the office? Iowa rules that employers can fire employees who they see as an “irresistible attraction.” Credit: Oleg Nikishin/Getty Images An Iowa Supreme Court composed of only male judges ruled unanimously that a dentist who fired his employee because he and his wife viewed her as a threat to […]

Gavin Newsom speaks up for legal marijuana in California

Gavin Newsom speaks up for legal marijuana in California

Marijuana plants for sale at Studio City’s Perennial Holistic Wellness Center. Credit: Bear Guerra/KPCC In the November Colorado and Washington passed legislation that will make recreational marijuana legal, leaving the two states to navigate the issues of enforcing state laws that are different from federal laws. Marijuana may be legal on a state level, but […]

Loma Alta Park brings the Christmas happiness Dec. 15

Loma Alta Park brings the Christmas happiness Dec. 15

by Timothy Rutt Radio station Power 106 shared this video of the toy giveaway at Loma Alta Park on Dec. 15. (We’re an old guy and never heard of any of the celebrities!) Read the Full Story at Altadena Blog

Not What You Think: Making merry with Silver Lake mushrooms

Not What You Think: Making merry with Silver Lake mushrooms

Name that mushroom / Photo by Diane Edwardson For many, Christmas trees and bright lights are the signs of the holiday season. But in a shady section of Silver Lake,  Christmas is heralded by the the sprouting of all forms of mushrooms.  This year’s Christmas Fungus Frenzy, as chronicled by Silver Lake blogger Diane Edwardson, […]

Zen Monday: #226

Zen Monday: #226

It’s Christmas Eve and Zen Monday. What to do? If I must choose (and I must, because I don’t have a Zen Christmas Eve photo), then I choose Zen Monday. Read the Full Story at Pasadena Daily Photo

Tastiest Tailgate Messes

Tastiest Tailgate Messes

The Travel Channel’s Adam Richman of “Man v. Food” will be the judge… This year the Wisconsin Badger’s will face off against the Stanford Cardinal’s for the Tournament of Roses Champions title.  BUT another show down is brewing between Badger and Cardinal fans – and it involves something almost as sacred as their teams – […]

Rose Bowl Float Viewing

Rose Bowl Float Viewing

A favorite holiday activity that is almost better than the Tournament of Roses Parade, is strolling around, viewing, ooh and aahing, marveling, inhaling, and snapping pics of the Tournament of Roses floats before their big day. Experience the magic of the floats before they make their debut in the 2013 Rose Parade presented by Honda. […]

Rose Parade Pancakes

Rose Parade Pancakes

Pancakes and roses, anyone? First United Methodist Church Pasadena is hosting a Pancake Breakfast on Tuesday, January 1st, New Years Day, from 5:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m., just steps away from the Rose Parade. Located on the parade route, First Church will be serving two sausages, unlimited pancakes, a hot beverage and orange juice, all […]

Mysteries of Altadena: after the gnome moved in

Mysteries of Altadena: after the gnome moved in

The gnome who took up residence in our hollow tree in January. by TImothy Rutt It was probably in mid-January when we first noticed the gnome had moved in. There’s a sycamore tree in our front yard, facing the street, that has a hollow in the base. And one day, as we were leaving the […]

Christmas Scenes

Christmas Scenes

One of our favorite things to do is drive around in the evening and see Christmas lights and decorations. Time is getting a little tight, evenings are filling up with last minute buying, wrapping, and the writing of cards, so during a break today, with the sun shining lower in the winter sky, we went […]

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