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A Taste of France in the Dena

A Taste of France in the Dena

We in “the Dena” are one, I like to think. I’m free to travel from Alta to Pasa to South Pas, and thank goodness for that because South Pas has Nicole’s Gourmet Foods. Laurie will forgive me for posting about it. She herself has posted twice about this slice of paradis in southern California. Who [...]

Eliot School: Room 13

Eliot School: Room 13

At the door to Room 13 at Eliot School, Principal Peter Pannell told our tour group, “I don’t know what we’re going to find in here.” We found creativity in process, where the students were running their own show (or would be, as soon as school let out and they got back into the space). [...]

Zen Monday: #71

Zen Monday: #71

For those who’ve been following the Eliot School tour I have another shot or two so we’ll get back to it tomorrow. But Zen Monday is PDP tradition and we must have it. Zen Monday is the day you experience the photo and give us your thoughts rather than me telling you what I think [...]

Eliot School: Polished

Eliot School: Polished

I’m not going to show you every picture I took at Eliot School. I took a lot. We’ll take a Zen Monday break tomorrow then I’ll show you a couple more favorites. But first I have to show you the cafeteria. Lake Avenue historian Dale Trader tells me the architect of Eliot School was the [...]

Eliot School: The Quiet Storm

Eliot School: The Quiet Storm

Something’s going on in Pasadena’s schools. Teachers are teaching and kids are learning. Quietly. Without making a lot of noise about it. As I mentioned in yesterday’s comments, they don’t use the lockers at Eliot School in Altadena. Principal Peter Pannell noted a couple of reasons, the obvious one being that kids can’t use them [...]

Eliot School

Eliot School

I think everyone who drives up Lake Avenue to Altadena wants to take a picture of Eliot School. Founded in 1931 and named for Charles W. Eliot (who was a president of Harvard University and responsible for introducing the elective course system), Eliot is a middle school, part of the Pasadena Unified School District and [...]

A Corner in Time

A Corner in Time

Just because I couldn’t find much information about the old Owl Drug Store building online yesterday doesn’t mean the information isn’t out there. It means I don’t get to spend as much time at the library as I’d like to. But sometimes I’m lucky and the information comes to me in from Pasadena citizens both [...]

Owl Drug Store

Owl Drug Store

The old Owl Drug Company doorway now leads into Old Town Pasadena’s J. Crew store at 3 W. Colorado Blvd. The corner of Colorado and Fair Oaks is where local commerce began. Finding information online about this building and about Owl Drug isn’t easy. The building, in Zig Zag Modern style, was built in 1930 [...]

Happy Anniversary, John

Happy Anniversary, John

11/2/09 Shakespeare Garden Gazebo, Huntington Gardens About my husband, my long-sought and happily-found partner in life: I’m sure of his love and he’s sure of mine. We trust and respect each other. We support each other’s individuality, work and ideals. We have separate goals and mutual goals, and in the short time we’ve been together [...]

Zen Monday: #70

Zen Monday: #70

Zen Monday is the day you experience the photo and give us your thoughts rather than me telling you what the photo’s about. I look for something worth thinking about or, failing that, at least something odd or silly. Sometimes you have to look closely. As I post each new Zen Monday photo I’ll add [...]

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