Archive for ‘May, 2013’


Memorial Day: remembering those who served

Memorial Day: remembering those who served

With gratiude for those who gave everything in service to their country. Entries are light today. There will be a ceremony to honor the Civil War dead at Mountain View Cemetery today, starting at 2 PM. There will also be "living history" as actors portray some of the notable people buried in the cemetery. Read […]

In Memory of My Fallen Military Ancestors

In Memory of My Fallen Military Ancestors

  Whatever your plans are today, Memorial Day, please remember to honor the sacrifices of America’s fallen military heroes.    The portrait above is of John Bennett Dickson (1793-1876), my fourth great-grandfather, who served under Andrew Jackson during the 1814 Creek War in the War of 1812. He then served side-by-side with Jackson at the Battle of New Orleans on […]

Zen Monday #244

Zen Monday #244

Nice to see you. Everybody likes Mondays. Who doesn’t like Mondays? Read the Full Story at Pasadena Daily Photo

Three Milestone Events and 1,550 Miles Later…

Three Milestone Events and 1,550 Miles Later…

  I shot this photo while crossing over San Francisco Bay via the San Rafael Bridge.   My niece Tara‘s graduation from Humboldt State University was last Saturday in Arcata and my granddaughter Kimberly‘s big bridal shower was the next day in El Cajon followed by my grandson Steven‘s 18th birthday that evening.   I tried […]

Honk if you support the Wilson High Band

Honk if you support the Wilson High Band

Cash and checks were also welcome as members of the Wilson High School marching band played for passing motorists on Huntington Drive as part of a Saturday afternoon fundraiser for the El Sereno school’s band program. More than a dozen band members turned the median strip at Huntington Drive and El Sereno Avenue into a […]

Pet of the Week: Muneca

Pet of the Week: Muneca

At the Board of Supervisors meeting, Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich presents “Muneca,” a 3-year old Yorkshire Terrier mix – one of many pets available for adoption now. For more information about adopting a pet, please call the Los Angeles County Department of Animal Care and Control at562-728-4610. Read the Full Story at Altadena Blog

Poetry under the freeway

Poetry under the freeway

Poetry and congas under the freeway./Photo by Nathan Solis Photo by Martha Benedict On the parking lot next to the Cypress Park Home Depot,  in the shadow of an elevated section of the 5 Freeway,  the Cypress Park Community Job Center usually draws a crowd of day laborers seeking work.  This morning, however,  the center […]

Art on Palm, Saturday, May 25th

Art on Palm, Saturday, May 25th

Surrounded by a circle of trees in Wildwood Park, you can peruse and purchase ceramics, collage, drawings, fabric, glass, jewelry, paintings, photography, and woodcarvings at Art on Palm 2013. Whimsical Ramona Paloma Tiles will be on hand, and Mike and Charlotte Barnard‘s silver and glass pieces will be exhibiting, and cards and home decor by Dot’s […]

Light days

Light days

We are enjoying some family time this weekend, so entries will be light. Read the Full Story at Altadena Blog

Silver Lake checks out its new grocery store

Silver Lake checks out its new grocery store

First day of business for Yummy.com in Silver Lake / Photos by Bich Ngoc Cao Silver Lake has a new place to shop for groceries with the opening today of a Yummy.com store overlooking Polka Dot Plaza at  Sunset Boulevard and Maltman Avenue. The focus of the small chain is on delivering orders in about […]

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