Archive for ‘November, 2014’


California controller invites greater scrutiny of pension obligations

California controller invites greater scrutiny of pension obligations

California state controller John Chiang (R) looks on as then governor-elect Jerry Brown speaks during a briefing on California’s state budget on December 8, 2010 in Sacramento.; Credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images In the name of transparency, State Controller John Chiang has added reams of data about public pension liabilities to his website. “In the months […]

Group Author Event!

Group Author Event!

November 7 Group Author Event Featuring Denise Hamilton, Jervey Tervalon, Luis Rodriguez, Mark Salzman & Naomi Hirahara Reading an original story. I’ve heard this event described as “magical“. I’ve heard people say, “There was nothing like it and it felt so special to be at an event like this.” This was the kind of event […]

ADHD: An Honest List of Fears & Confessions

ADHD: An Honest List of Fears & Confessions

1. I fear that my legacy will be an unfinished poem. like the ones that fill my notebook; I don’t want to look back and see that I could’ve been so much more than I turned out to be.   2. My life is a series of almost’s. I fear that I will never know […]

Lookin’ In on the Holidays

Lookin’ In on the Holidays

After the turkey has been consumed and before the mad panic of holiday shopping, allow yourself to be swept into the spirit of the season with the Holiday Look In home tour. Four homes, from a Louis de Puget-Millar 1907 Arts and Crafts and a 1926 Monterey Colonial Revival overlooking the Arroyo Seco to a […]

Benefit Shopping

Benefit Shopping

Buying gifts for the holidays can be a tortuous event if we are already overworked, out of time, and exhausted. But as the holidays approach with Thanksgiving in our midst, quickly followed by Hanukkah, the Winter Solstice, Christmas, and Kwanzaa, we try to make sure we check our pace. So one day, we’ll park the […]

Lemon Poppyseed Yogurt Bread

Lemon Poppyseed Yogurt Bread

Lemon poppyseed bread is one of those snacks (desserts?) that pops into my head and I just have to run out and buy a loaf or make it myself. Usually I choose the prior, out of sheer urgency to fulfill my craving. But this time I made it at work and I found it hard […]

The biggest little railroad on the Eastside runs through El Sereno

The biggest little railroad on the Eastside runs through El Sereno

Volunteers control the trains that run on the Sierra Pacific Line in El Sereno | ¬†Photo by C.J. Salgado El Sereno — The Pasadena Model Railroad Club has built one of the largest model railroad layouts in the country, a 5,000-square-foot world filled with small towns, ski resorts, lakes, mountains and, yes, thousands of feet […]

Girl Friday Book Club at Kidd’s Jewelry Heist

Girl Friday Book Club at Kidd’s Jewelry Heist

Best event ever! I was invited to speak about Camelot & Vine with the Girl Friday Book Club. I knew it was going to be fun when I walked into Kidd’s Jewelry Heist and saw this display. Girl Friday Personal Assistant Services is just what it sounds like: a small, personal assistant company so loaded […]

Weekend Bite: Coconut milk oatmeal for breakfast

Weekend Bite: Coconut milk oatmeal for breakfast

Photo by Valentina | Eastside Foodbites/Instagram Highland Park — After enjoying a bowl of coconut milk oatmeal and some¬† turmeric potato hash, Valentina Silva of Eastside Food Bites declared that her morning meal at Good Girl Dinette was the “best in breakfast in Highland Park.” Can you top that? Got a favorite a favorite meal […]

TBT – DdlM style

TBT – DdlM style

Oh, I wish I could recall where  or who did the calavera.   So simple and so elegant.  Loved it. It’s been about fifteen years since the artist did this work. I’m reminded by the difference what we wear and how much we share of ourselves can lead to two really different “reads”.

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Flintridge Books

Lyd and Mo Photography

Louis Jane Studios

Homage Pasadena

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