Archive for ‘October, 2013’


Sheriff shares Halloween safety tips

Sheriff shares Halloween safety tips

from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Halloween doesn’t have to be scary if you practice basic, common-sense safety. Fun times and happy memories can still be made if you follow a few simple steps. Tips for young and old to enjoy the holiday can be as easy to remember as: Hold a flashlight while […]

NASA Curiosities

NASA Curiosities

  I think I know so much about Pasadena, but until two days ago I didn’t know about the Jet Propulsion Lab gift shop. My friend, a big fan of space travel and JPL, had surgery. I wanted to get him a t-shirt. There had to be a gift shop. I called. When I checked […]

A Day of Light Bliss and Cheap Thrills

A Day of Light Bliss and Cheap Thrills

I’ve often told James that he’s a lucky man because I’m such a cheap date.   Not self-deprecating – just calling it as it is.  Sometimes it takes so little to give me a thrill. Case in hand – I made the last golf cart shuttle to the far parking lot at Brookside after spending […]

Are we too easily offended by Halloween costumes?

Are we too easily offended by Halloween costumes?

Is dressing up as a Geisha for Halloween culturally insensitive? ; Credit: lu_lu/Flickr It’s not uncommon during Halloween for people to dress up like a Geisha, a Mexican in a mariachi suit, or  like a redneck. But for some people, these costumes are just promoting stereotypes and are offensive. Students from the Ohio University have […]

Pizza proceeds to benefit Echo Park parenting group

Pizza proceeds to benefit Echo Park parenting group

Echo Parenting & Education, a long-time nonprofit that offers parenting classes, is teaming up with a local restaurant for a month-long Piece of of Pie pizza fundraiser. During November, Mohawk Bend will give Echo Park Parenting & Education $4 for each of the specialty pizzas created for the fundraiser event. In honor of Echo Park […]

Was President Obama in the loop on spying on foreign leaders?

Was President Obama in the loop on spying on foreign leaders?

If the NSA has conducted surveillance on European allies – both citizenry and leadership – should the spy agency be willing to take the responsibility for any blowback?; Credit: Adam Berry/Getty Images The Los Angeles Times reports U.S. intelligence officials are angered by denials from the Obama Administration about spying on German Chancellor Angela Merkel. […]

Boo-tiful Halloween activities all this week

Boo-tiful Halloween activities all this week

by TImothy Rutt It’s Halloween week, and here in Altadena, there’s lots to do from now until Saturday: Tues., Oct. 29 The Altadena Main Library, 600 E. Mariposa St. , will host its annual family Halloween and Día de los Muertos Celebration at 4 PM. Día de los Muertos / Day of the Dead is […]

Buttermilk French Toast

Buttermilk French Toast

Ingredients: A few slices of bread (a bit dry/old is OK!) 4 eggs 3/4 cup butter milk 2 tsp. vanilla 2 tsp. sugar Tons of cinnamon. Additional options include a dash of almond extract (careful with nut allergies), a dash of nutmeg, pumpkin spice, stuff like that. Directions: Set bread aside. Whisk everything else together, dip […]

Are clutch athletes just a figment of our imagination?

Are clutch athletes just a figment of our imagination?

David Ortiz #34 of the Boston Red Sox slides safe into home plate on a sacrifice fly to left field hit by teammate Stephen Drew #7 against Lance Lynn #31 of the St. Louis Cardinals in the fifth inning during Game Four of the 2013 World Series at Busch Stadium on October 27, 2013 in […]

Headed your way: Fall Events!

Headed your way: Fall Events!

Hello!  While we’re wrapping up October with some great events, I thought I’d remind you about some November event highlights, too.  Fall is a ridiculously busy time for author events, and sometimes you can’t pick just one, so pick a few! For a full list of events, please visit our event calendar. If you can’t […]

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