Archive for ‘January, 2013’


Breaking: possible suicide above Cobb Estate

Breaking: possible suicide above Cobb Estate

By Timothy Rutt County coroner’s staff are at the Cobb Estate now (5:30 PM) investigating a suspected suicide, according to a deputy on the scene. A body was found in place about a 30 minute hike on one of the trails. More info as we get it. Read the Full Story at Altadena Blog

Gracias, Vroman’s

Gracias, Vroman’s

Yesterday I joined about thousand folks in line for a book signing.  For the quick read – readers.I was in line for close to two hours and met Justice Sotomayor twice.  Books were given to two special young women in my life, two more are ready to be sent to Oregon and a fifth will […]

News & Notes From East L.A. & Montecito Heights

News & Notes From East L.A. & Montecito Heights

The Colors of the Zona Rosa, Boyle Heights | Photo by Susan Catherine/Flickr Motorcyclist killed after colliding with truck on Arroyo Seco Parkway in  Montecito Heights. Patch Developers and property owners, after killing city real estate tax, now supporting  increasing city sales tax.  Daily News Ex-convict arrested after four-hour, rooftop stand off in East L.A. […]

Bookmarks: Literary Pasadena

Bookmarks: Literary Pasadena

Amid all the editing and proofreading I’ve been doing lately (I’ve practically memorized Camelot & Vine), a pleasant task came my way the other day. I was asked to proofread my contribution to a new book that’s coming out in April called Literary Pasadena: The Fiction Edition. You’re going to want to get a copy […]

Will the Obama Administration limit drone strikes?

Will the Obama Administration limit drone strikes?

A U.S. Predator drone flies through the night sky over Kandahar Air Field in Afghanistan. Drone strikes ordered by the Obama administration have killed more than a dozen al-Qaida leaders around the world. Credit: Kirsty Wigglesworth/AP Last week Senator John Kerry signaled a possible change of policy on the use of drones. During his confirmation […]

A quick spin through Echo Park film history

A quick spin through Echo Park film history

One of the landmarks of the silent film studios that once lined Glendale Boulevard in Echo Park was Mack Sennett’s Cyclorama, a towering drum of spinning scenery that served as  a backdrop for some of Sennett’s films.  The Cyclorama and most of the other signs of  the century-old Edendale film community disappeared long ago. But […]

Candidate Forum

Candidate Forum

So I promised something last night.  I’m a late date.   Here is the flyer for a Candidate Forum that will be taking place this coming Sunday at the Jackie Robinson Center in Pasadena.   The Pasadena Latino Coalition is composed of about a dozen groups that meet to support each other in the work […]

Altadena Arts Center opens exhibition for Black History Month

Altadena Arts Center opens exhibition for Black History Month

The Altadena Community Arts Center presents an exhibition for February, Black History Month. The event features works by contemporary artists Michael Massenburg, Cedric Adams, Ben Sakoguchi, Timothy Washington, and Richard Wyatt, Jr., as well as sculptures from WAJ Collectibles. The exhibit will open with an artist’s reception on Friday, February 2, from 5-7 PM. The […]

Castle Catering and HUD

Castle Catering and HUD

The Green Street wing of Castle Green contains a HUD housing facility on the upper floors, and businesses on the first floor. When you enter off Green and turn left, you see this. The hallway ends at the corner of Green and Raymond, in a residents-only lobby. I got to see it but didn’t take […]

Crime blotter: burglar alarms getting a workout

Crime blotter: burglar alarms getting a workout

Two weeks’ worth of crime for you. Crime blotter provided by the Altadena Sheriff Station. Sunday, January 6 Between 5:00 PM and 11:00 AM (Tuesday) – A residential burglary occurred in the 2700 block of N. Lincoln Avenue. Suspect(s) entered the residence via unknown means. Residence is currently under renovation. Monday, January 7 Between 2:00 […]

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