Archive for ‘September, 2015’


Gracias a la vida, first anniversary

Gracias a  la vida, first anniversary

Latino Heritage Month is always pretty busy for me.  It seems that designating a month, or a day, with a particular name of title helps people think about thing differently.  First example that comes to mind is TBT on Facebook.  Who would have thought those three initials would establish a habit that is followed occasionally […]

Gracias a la vida, first anniversary

Gracias a  la vida, first anniversary

Latino Heritage Month is always pretty busy for me.  It seems that designating a month, or a day, with a particular name of title helps people think about thing differently.  First example that comes to mind is TBT on Facebook.  Who would have thought those three initials would establish a habit that is followed occasionally […]

U.S. military members grapple with authority, morality in dealing with child sex abuse among Afghan allies

U.S. military members grapple with authority, morality in dealing with child sex abuse among Afghan allies

A New York Times article published last weekend on the paper’s website details the issue of rampant child sex abuse in Afghanistan, particularly in rural areas where local militia commanders have been put in power to help keep the Taliban at bay. ; Credit: U.S. Army Sgt Tony Knouf via Flickr Imagine you’re a soldier […]

The Promise by Robert Crais!

The Promise by Robert Crais!

The wonderful crime writer, Robert Crais has a new book dropping on November 10th (making this his 20th novel! What?!). We’re big fans of him and his work over here and can’t wait for a new read! The Promise joins his series characters Elvis Cole and Joe Pike with the heroes of Suspect: LAPD K-9 […]

A Night of Jazz at Blinn House

A Night of Jazz at Blinn House

Enjoy an evening at the lovely, historical Blinn House at the Jazz Night on October 3rd. This night presented by The Women’s City Club of Pasadena will feature Roscoe Lee Owen’s Jazz Zone. Music begins at 6:30 p.m. with “extraordinary high school musicians…the Idyllwild Arts Academy Jazz Quartet, led by legendary jazz bassist Marshall Hawkins.” […]

Mt. Wilson Observatory Hideout IV: Farewell for Now

Mt. Wilson Observatory Hideout IV: Farewell for Now

Last night’s blood moon brought crowds to the Mt. Wilson Observatory. The parking lot is always open and it’s a good spot for viewing the night skies. The Observatory itself closes to the public at 5pm but last night the staff left the gate open and people wandered, enjoying the grounds. Despite all the light […]

Mt. Wilson Observatory Hideout IV: Farewell for Now

Mt. Wilson Observatory Hideout IV: Farewell for Now

Last night’s blood moon brought crowds to the Mt. Wilson Observatory. The parking lot is always open and it’s a good spot for viewing the night skies. The Observatory itself closes to the public at 5pm but last night the staff left the gate open and people wandered, enjoying the grounds. Despite all the light […]

Pickup truck smashes into York Boulevard cafe

Pickup truck smashes into York Boulevard cafe

HIGHLAND PARK — A hit-and-run driver smashed into the Highland Cafe early this morning, with passersby watching as the pickup backed out of the damaged cafe and fled down York Boulevard, reports ABC7.  No one was injured, according the cafe’s Instagram account. Last night’s hit-and-run on York comes one week after a 51-year-old woman was […]

Mt. Wilson Observatory Hideout III: the Monastery

Mt. Wilson Observatory Hideout III: the Monastery

This was my first view of the Monastery at Mt. Wilson Observatory. Compare it to this photo.  Here’s how to orient yourself to it: I took this from near the front door, looking between the main building and the cottage. The pooch in the linked photo was standing beside that chimney, behind the van. No. […]

Mt. Wilson Observatory Hideout III: the Monastery

Mt. Wilson Observatory Hideout III: the Monastery

This was my first view of the Monastery at Mt. Wilson Observatory. Compare it to this photo.  Here’s how to orient yourself to it: I took this from near the front door, looking between the main building and the cottage. The pooch in the linked photo was standing beside that chimney, behind the van. No. […]

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