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Highland Park woman chases away burglars

Highland Park woman chases away burglars

HIGHLAND PARK — A woman who lives on the boundary of Highland Park and Eagle Rock said she chased off a trio of burglars as they attempted to steal bikes from her garage  while she was at home on Monday night. “I’m still shaken up but so glad I managed to scare them off,” she […]

Morning

Morning

The muted colors of a misty morning are quite lovely as the rising sun strikes low-lying clouds hovering above the San Gabriels. Taken just after sunrise on Walnut Avenue in Pasadena.   The dome of Pasadena City Hall with a morning moon…

Holiday Memory Writing Workshop

Holiday Memory Writing Workshop

Writing your life, two pages at a time. James E. Birren was a man immersed in aging. The study of aging. Gerontology. Mortality and well-being. After decades in this career, his thoughts seem to have naturally evolved… I found myself increasingly interested in topics that were outside conventional psychology. In my graduate seminar, I introduced […]

Facebook and Apple to offer free egg-freezing to female employees

Facebook and Apple to offer free egg-freezing to female employees

A technician withdraws deep-frozen cells for in-vitro culturing at a laboratory of German pharmaceutical giant Schering.; Credit: Handout/Getty Images There are many perks to working for a Silicon Valley tech firm. In this competitive field, retaining skilled workers can be a challenge, leading companies to offer everything from free meals to game rooms and gym […]

Mystery Histtory

Mystery Histtory

Where are we? And what’s happening? The first person to guess correctly will win lunch with me — I’ll buy yours and you’ll buy mine. Remember, leave your brief guess as a comment on this blog post but don’t try to give the entire back story (that’s my job). I’ll have the full scoop on […]

October 18th in Altadena

October 18th in Altadena

Big doings in Altadena this weekend! What to do, what to do? Here are a couple of things not to miss. I’d say go to the rally first, then head off to Eliot School because: Altadenish must vote Yes on Measure A November 4th—that is, if the Altadena Libraries are to survive. This Saturday there […]

Funerary Art & Candlelit Cemetery Tour

Funerary Art & Candlelit Cemetery Tour

From pyramid mausoleums to Art Nouveau-style headstones. From two fieldstone graves—one for lady J. van Aefferden that is closest to the dividing wall in the Protestant part of the cemetery while her husband’s is closest to the wall in the Catholic part—joined for all eternity by stone hands reaching across the top of the wall to a […]

Opera Animata Goes GOCAAP – Cxled

Opera Animata Goes GOCAAP – Cxled

How does one preserve an art form that’s over 500 years old? How does one maintain the interest of current audiences and for modern sensibilities? What if the art form to be preserved is opera and the vehicle for restoring its popularity and significance in today’s world is an opera à la…a beauty pageant? Opera Animata made its […]

Lowriders & Pakistani Jingle Trucks

Lowriders & Pakistani Jingle Trucks

They’re known as “moving art”—trucks and buses that Pakistani owners have tricked out and dressed to the nines. Amazing Stuff writes: “All across Pakistan, this rolling folk art has turned village lanes, city streets, and long-distance highways in a national gallery without walls…a free-form, kaleidoscopic exhibition in perpetual motion.” It is said that “as early as […]

Mystery History No. 31

Mystery History No. 31

Where are we? And what’s happening? I stumped everyone this week. See what happens when you don’t see an exhibition at Pasadena Museum of History?I shot this photo straight from the wall in the north gallery, where the exhibition Crown City Jubilee celebrated institutions in Pasadena’s history. One section was about schools and included the photo below. The […]

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