Archive for ‘January, 2014’


Creamy Polenta & Wilted Greens

Creamy Polenta & Wilted Greens

Contributed by Laura Derr Ingredients: Polenta: 2 cups polenta or cornmeal (whichever you have on hand) 1½ cups water 1½ cups 2% milk 2 cloves garlic, halved ½ teaspoon salt 1 tablespoon unsalted butter ½ cup cheese of your choice (I recommend either an asiago blend or goat cheese—two different flavors, but equally good) Greens: 1 […]

Laura’s Mobile Kitchen

Laura’s Mobile Kitchen

This past week, we received an email, which included the information below: Altadena native (and former Hometown Pasadena intern) Laura Derr has started Laura’s Mobile Kitchen, a private cooking instruction service. Drawing on a lifelong passion for cooking and bringing people together around food as well as experience working at cooking classes, farms, farmers markets […]

Mystery History No. 25

Mystery History No. 25

Where are we? What’s happening? In the 1985 photo above, a couple stands on a bridge overlooking the waterfall flowing into the stream that runs through the Ambassador College campus. Founded in 1947 by Herbert W. Armstrong, Ambassador College was a four-year liberal arts college that became the headquarters of Worldwide Church of God. Various lots were consolidated within a four-block […]

An Evening Revolves Around a Legend

An Evening Revolves Around a Legend

He was a Shabbos Goy who spoke Yiddish. He studied economics, memorized and wrote poetry, spoke fluent French, and frequently read a book in a single day. He did the New York Times crossword puzzle in ink. These are the little treasures about an American legend that are shared by his biographer and widow Patricia […]

Strolling Through the Garden

Strolling Through the Garden

“Conceived” in the 1930s, Storrier Stearns Japanese Garden was initially part of a larger property owned by Charles and Ellamae Storrier Stearns. The garden was inspired by their travels in Japan and was designed by Kinzuchi Fujii. The entire construction took seven years to complete. In 1949, the estate was sold to Gamelia Haddad Poulsen […]

Publisher’s Notebook: Getting to the Point — Introducing AltadenaPoint

Publisher’s Notebook: Getting to the Point — Introducing AltadenaPoint

by Timothy Rutt Dear Readers, Our new identity. One of the best things we did last year was repaint the exterior of our home. We were refinancing, and advised that it would make a big difference if we spruced up the exterior. Well, it ended up being more involved than just a new coat o’ […]

Found in Silver Lake: Injured Brown/White Dog

Found in Silver Lake: Injured Brown/White Dog

Spotted: Injured Brown/White Dog limping up the 1300 block of North Coronado St., heading toward Mayberry Elementary, just a couple blocks from Sunset Blvd. No collar, not interested in food or being touched. Needs medical attention! Did you lose a dog like this? Or know someone who has? Contact: beteille@gmail.com Want to publish a Lost […]

Leaving Everything Most Loved

Leaving Everything Most Loved

Jacqueline Winspear’s newest addition to the Maisie Dobbs saga, Leaving Everything Most Loved, is a continuation of the norm and of the magical life born out of tribulation and toil that we fans follow. Maisie is the daughter of a simple man who long ago lost his beloved wife and the mother of his only […]

St. Elizabeth’s Parish School open house Jan. 26 and Jan. 30

St. Elizabeth’s Parish School open house Jan. 26 and Jan. 30

St. Elizabeth Parish School will have two open houses on Sunday, Jan. 26, and Thurs., Jan. 30. Sunday’s open house will be from 11:30 AM-12:30 PM, with a parent information session starting at 12 PM. Thursday’s will be from 9-11 AM, with parent information session starting at 10:30. St. Elizabeth’s Parish School is located at […]

BREAKING: Two arrested following short pursuit

BREAKING: Two arrested following short pursuit

by Timothy Rutt The Altadena Sheriff’s Station has been involved in finding two suspects following a brief pursuit this afternoon. Scanner said (4:40 PM) that they’re breaking down the scene, so we’ll looking to get details when things calm down a bit. UPDATE, 5:15 PM: Lt. Brian Fitch of the Altadena Sheriff Station said that […]

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