Archive for ‘September, 2013’


Dept. of Education grant to benefit two Altadena schools

Dept. of Education grant to benefit two Altadena schools

by Timothy Rutt The U.S. Department of Education announced last week that a $7.9 million Magnet School Assistance Program grant has been awarded to the Pasadena Unified School District to extablish or expand magnets at four district schools over the next three years. Two Altadena schools will benefit from the grant: Jackson Elementary for Science, […]

Jack Black & Celebrity Charity Poker

Jack Black & Celebrity Charity Poker

Can you beat Jack Black? Black and Kyle Gass of Tenacious D are leading the charge and the Annual Celebrity Poker Texas Hold-Em Tournament to benefit RSN (Renal Support Network) on November 2nd. The Beat the Odds event will help people with kidney disease receive “nonmedical services to those affected by chronic kidney disease…developing their […]

Zen Monday #261

Zen Monday #261

(Is this your first visit to Zen Monday? It’s the day you tell us what the photo’s about, rather than me telling you.) Read the Full Story at Pasadena Daily Photo

Garden Talks & Field Trips

Garden Talks & Field Trips

It’s Thursday garden talks with Lili Singer at the Arboretum through October 31st. The series has already started but 5 remain and each class can be attended and paid for individually. Thursday, Oct. 3rd: Beneficial Insects: Good Bugs in the Garden with Lily Singer Productive gardens depend on a diverse array of tiny creatures to […]

Illegal bowhunters reported at Millard Canyon

Illegal bowhunters reported at Millard Canyon

Neighbors are reporting to the newsgroups that two campers in the Millard Canyon campground were spotted with bows and arrows stalking deer in the campground and by cabins Sunday morning. It is illegal to hunt in that area. According to an email going out, people have reported the hunters and confronted them that it is […]

Co-op looking for loans to qualify for matching funds by Oct. 4

Co-op looking for loans to qualify for matching funds by Oct. 4

by TImothy Rutt The Arroyo Food Co-op says that they need to raise some loans by Friday for a chance to double their money. Co-opportunity, a co-op in Santa Monica, has opened a $5,000 challenge: if AFC gets $5,000 in new loans by the end of the day Oct. 4, Co-opportunity will loan them another […]

Lost in Echo Park: Tuxedo kitty named Lemmy

Lost in Echo Park: Tuxedo kitty named Lemmy

Submitted by Elza Burkart Thursday night on N Alvarado and Whitmore ave, there was a crazy coyote attack and while I ran out to chase them away, my Lemmy ran off terrified. We’re new to the neighborhood and I think she’s disoriented. Lemmy is a small 3 year old black tuxedo kitty with white boots, […]

Highland Park teen’s interest in art leads to the gallery next door

Highland Park teen’s interest in art leads to the gallery next door

Artist-in-training Catalina Bolivar/Nathan Solis By Nathan Solis It was seven years ago that Catalina Bolivar and her grandmother went next door to Avenue 50 Studio and asked about enrolling the girl in drawing classes at the Highland Park art space. Curator Cathy Gallegos wanted to help but only had drawing classes for adults. “So I […]

Atheism’s new church: Is it a religion?

Atheism’s new church: Is it a religion?

Does this church go against what atheism stands for or is it reasonable for people to want the sense of community church can offer without it having ties to God?; Credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images An increasingly popular London-based atheist church announced recently that it will be going on a “global missionary tour” over the next couple […]

NASA’s Dawn Spacecraft Celebrates Six Years in Space

NASA’s Dawn Spacecraft Celebrates Six Years in Space

By Marc Rayman As NASA’s Dawn spacecraft makes its journey to its second target, the dwarf planet Ceres, Marc Rayman, Dawn’s chief engineer, shares a monthly update on the mission’s progress. Artist’s concept of NASA’s Dawn spacecraft between the giant asteroid Vesta and the dwarf planet Ceres. Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech – See more at: http://blogs.jpl.nasa.gov/category/columns/dawn-journal/#sthash.kRxiDi66.dpuf […]

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