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When a Utility Box is More Than Just a Utility Box

When a Utility Box is More Than Just a Utility Box

Have you wondered why all the utility boxes in downtown South Pas suddenly transformed into colorful works of art?  We have the South Pasadena Arts Council (SPARC) to thank for repurposing the dull box surfaces into whimsical public art pieces.  Here’s a quote from SPARC about the project: Traffic signal boxes, usually painted drab grey […]

Freedom Tour — Day 10

Freedom Tour — Day 10

Yesterday I began my day at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville.I was just in time for a backstage tour so I quickly purchased a ticket and joined the group. The tour began with a short film about the Opry’s history, which was entertaining and fascinating.I took many photos during the tour but I’ll leave you with […]

A Clinton-Warren ticket: potential dream pairing or keep on dreaming?

A Clinton-Warren ticket: potential dream pairing or keep on dreaming?

A private meeting between Elizabeth Warren and Hillary Clinton this morning is fueling speculation that the Clinton camp might be entertaining the possibility of making Warren her running mate.; Credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images A private meeting between Elizabeth Warren and Hillary Clinton this morning is fueling speculation that the Clinton camp might be entertaining the […]

Freedom Tour — Day Nine

Freedom Tour — Day Nine

I had one and only one mission yesterday, Wednesday, June 8: To go to SiriusXM’s Elvis Radio station across the street from Graceland and meet one of the DJs, Jim Sykes, face to face, Why Jim Sykes? Because he is one of my warriors, all the way in Tennessee.Several months ago when I was still […]

Appeals Court: 2nd Amendment doesn’t guarantee Californians’ concealed carry

Appeals Court: 2nd Amendment doesn’t guarantee Californians’ concealed carry

A customer shops for a pistol at Freddie Bear Sports sporting goods store.; Credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images A federal appeals court decided Thursday morning that Californians do not have a constitutional right to carry concealed firearms in public. In a 7-4 decision, the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals said California counties may require people […]

Northeast Division police station in Glassell Park evacuated

Northeast Division police station in Glassell Park evacuated

By LUCY GUANUNA GLASSELL PARK — The LAPD’s  Northeast Division station on San Fernando Road at Treadwell Street has been evacuated after a suspicious package was reported around 8 a.m., according to a police spokesperson. NBC LA reports that a bomb squad was enroute. Lucy Guanuna is a freelance reporter who has covered a variety of issues, including […]

So Many Parks, So Little Summer…

So Many Parks, So Little Summer…

Kicking it at South Pasadena parks… When Jon and I moved to South Pas 8 1/2 years ago, our daughter — who many longtime readers still think of as Little Bit — was only 2.  That meant many, many, MANY sunkissed afternoons spent in local parks.   Of all the choices in South Pas — […]

Sen. Barbara Boxer on toughness in politics: ‘Never act out of anger. Just process it and win the day.’

Sen. Barbara Boxer on toughness in politics: ‘Never act out of anger. Just process it and win the day.’

Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA) speaks during a press conference to highlight measures in the House version of a government shutdown bill that would deny women affordable contraception and other health care benefits that are provided under the Affordable Care Act. ; Credit: Win McNamee/Getty Images Barbara Boxer, the junior Senator for California first elected in […]

California Primary 2016: Results, analysis, and looking ahead to November

California Primary 2016: Results, analysis, and looking ahead to November

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton arrives onstage during a primary night rally at the Duggal Greenhouse in the Brooklyn Navy Yard, in the Brooklyn borough of New York City.; Credit: Drew Angerer/Getty Images Hillary Clinton dominated yesterday’s primary here in California, finishing 13-percentage points ahead of rival Bernie Sanders. That didn’t deter the Vermont Senator […]

Freedom Tour — Day Eight

Freedom Tour — Day Eight

Yesterday, June 7, was our last full day in Memphis. My sister Charlou, our lifelong friend Joanna and I went to the Port of Memphis for a two-hour cruise on the Mississippi River aboard the Island Queen.The Hernando De Soto Bridge is in the background behind the Riverboat. In 1519 De Soto, a Spanish explorer, was the […]

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