Archive for ‘December, 2012’


Oh My Darlins

Oh My Darlins

My neighbors already know this picture is an old one. Our clementine tree is dormant this year. We’ve got about a dozen of the little orange fruits, if that. It happens. We don’t like it much, but we manage. For the first time since we moved here, I bought clementines at the grocery store. I […]

Does yoga have a place in public schools?

Does yoga have a place in public schools?

A child poses during Yoga Education for Kids class in Santa Monica, California. In January, Encinitas School District will introduce the most comprehensive yoga program in public schools. Credit: Amanda Edwards/Getty Images Is teaching yoga in public schools a violation of the separation of church and state? The Encinitas Union School District is launching what […]

Storefront Report: Silver Lake shop showcases minimalist menswear

Storefront Report: Silver Lake shop showcases minimalist menswear

After teaming up to create a collection of  of menswear, friends Stacey Clark and John Swartz of Silver Lake decided that they needed a storefront to showcase their minimalist-style, Modern Nature line of t-shirts, swim trunks and underwear. The result was the opening earlier this month of the Modern Nature store, which is located in […]

Found dog, needs a new home

Found dog, needs a new home

The unquotable Steve Bass sends this: We were out in the Arroyo this morning for a long walk and just happened to met a nice couple who had rescued a 6-9 month old dog. He looks the spitting image of our very own Scully – only this cutie is white. The rescuer bought him from […]

Supporting Boys Gymnastics

Supporting Boys Gymnastics

Trattoria Neapolis owner, Perry Vidalakis purchased poinsettias for his restaurant this holiday season from the boys team at Payke Gymnastics Academy in Alhambra to support their holiday fundraiser, which is used to defray costs for training, competition expenses, and gym enhancements. “We are pleased to support Payke’s boy’s team during this season of giving,” said […]

Naughty or Nice? Giveaways & Savings

Naughty or Nice? Giveaways & Savings

It’s down to the wire. There are only 7 days until Christmas. How’s that list coming? Still stuck on that brother-in-law who only seems to barbecue and watch Dodger games? Parents who are at the age where there’s no more room on any shelf for another knickknack and they constantly say, “Oh, honey, I’m just […]

Old Pasadena “Ride the Metro” Discounts

Old Pasadena “Ride the Metro” Discounts

It’s all about tie-ins these days. And this particular one can save you some money. The Old Pasadena Management District that promotes the businesses of this historic downtown have teamed up with the L.A. Metro. If you take the Gold Line to Memorial Park Station or Del Mar Station, show your valid TAP card, a […]

Thoughts

Thoughts

This holiday season, I am reminded even more of the importance of exercising compassion and empathy. I shouldn’t have to be homeless to imagine the bitterness of winter temperatures for those who have no roof over their heads and no bed with fluffy pillows and a down comforter to keep them warm at night. I don’t […]

Zen Monday: #225

Zen Monday: #225

It’s Zen Monday, your turn to tell us what the photo’s about. There’s no competition. Just say what comes to mind. Read the Full Story at Pasadena Daily Photo

Altadena Junction: Chamber honors our Citizen and Business

Altadena Junction: Chamber honors our Citizen and Business

Travel day today, will be back in the saddle tomorrow. Meanwhile, here’s our weekly Pasadena Sun column on the announcement of last week’s Chamber of Commerce honors. Read the Full Story at Altadena Blog

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