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Potential GOP presidential hopefuls get face time at weekend events in California & Iowa

Potential GOP presidential hopefuls get face time at weekend events in California & Iowa

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie shakes hands with Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney in Des Moines, Iowa, on Dec. 30, 2011.; Credit: Evan Vucci/AP It was a big weekend for Republican presidential hopefuls as they hunkered down in Iowa for Congressman Steve King and conservative advocacy group Citizens United’s  Freedom Summit, and then here in […]

Over 12 million acres of Alaskan land to be protected as “wilderness”

Over 12 million acres of Alaskan land to be protected as “wilderness”

Denali National Park Preserve in interior Alaska. The White House announced Sunday President Obama will propose to set aside more than 12 million acres in Alasaka’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge as wilderness, blocking future prospects of oil drilling in the region. President Obama has proposed designating over 12 million acres of land in Alaska’s National […]

On the Agenda: Boyle Heights Metro projects; Echo Park development update; homeless outreach in Eagle Rock

On the Agenda: Boyle Heights Metro projects; Echo Park development update; homeless outreach in Eagle Rock

This week’s agenda items include a review of  Metro projects proposed for Boyle Heights, an update on a plans to build 214 residential units on 2.6 acres of land in Echo Park and a homeless outreach program in Eagle Rock. It’s a good idea to check with organizations to find out if meeting items and […]

Mystery History Comes to PMH: A Chat with Ann Erdman

Mystery History Comes to PMH: A Chat with Ann Erdman

January 30th marks the opening of “Mystery History,” a new exhibit at the Pasadena Museum of History. The creator or Mystery History, Ann Erdman, was kind enough to answer some questions…   HP: What drew you to these historical photos? Are you a historian, did you study history, are you interested in your own family […]

Rosie Bowl

Rosie Bowl

If men running and cutting, slamming and tackling are not your thing, then rather than labor through Super Bowl XLIX, maybe Rosie Bowl II will be to your liking. The Pawtriots and Sea Dogs, shelter dogs at the Pasadena Humane Society, have been committed and training hard. They will take to the “gridiron” looking for […]

The Stargazey

The Stargazey

I was looking for comfort. Easy but smart entertainment. So I turned to what I know. I returned to Martha Grimes. I was taking a walk and stopped at one of the several Little Free Libraries in the neighborhood and came upon Grimes’ The Stargazey, the fifteenth Richard Jury novel. Now, I’ve read 22 of […]

Scribblings: Week 14

Scribblings: Week 14

The best gifts are perhaps the unexpected ones…and, this week, I received three. Isn’t it interesting how three gifts arrived? No doubt you have heard the expression, “good things come in threes.” And, of course, bad things tend to take a cue from the musketeers as well. But here is something you may not have […]

Urban Forest Survey

Urban Forest Survey

For 24 years, the Arbor Day Foundation has designated Pasadena as a “Tree City USA.” Within the City limits, 63,500 trees are growing and under the care of the Pasadena Department of Public Works. Responsibilities include planting, small tree care, pruning, and, when necessary, removing public trees. Plantings and re-plantings include species such as Chinese […]

Inside the Story & Pierre Huyghe: Falling Down the Rabbit Hole

Inside the Story & Pierre Huyghe: Falling Down the Rabbit Hole

For the Frieze Art Fair in 2011, Pierre Huyghe created and installed “Recollection.” Pierre brought in an aquarium, installed some purpley-pink coral rocks, a live hermit crab, and a copy of a Brancusi scuplture. Supposedly, hermit crabs are known for taking discarded shells and adopting them, and Pierre’s crab took up residence in the Brancusi […]

Share Food. Spread Love

Share Food. Spread Love

Jennie Cook knows it’s a busy night. And this year, Valentine’s Day falls on a Saturday. Cook asks, How will you appreciate your loved ones on the busiest restaurant night of the year? Her suggestion? Eat in the comfort of your own home with a meal prepared by expert, loving hands. Start the evening with […]

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