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Citizens Police Academy Week 10 — Patrol, HOPE Team, Reserves

Citizens Police Academy Week 10 — Patrol, HOPE Team, Reserves
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The behaviors of Pasadena Police Department patrol officers are as far removed from the bumbling Keystone Cops as they can get, but it sure is fun to watch those silent film officers in action! Last Thursday at our Citizens Police Academy class Lt. Vasken Gourdikian explained all the ins and outs of the Field Operations […]

Looking for Something to Do? Free Events April 4 to 10

Looking for Something to Do? Free Events April 4 to 10

Here are my top picks for events scheduled from Friday, April 4, to Thursday, April 10. All events are free, so take a look — and don’t you dare tell me there’s nothing to do in Pasadena! You don’t have to be a member of the Pasadena Senior Center to see the Academy Award-nominated film “American Hustle” […]

Looking for Something to Do? Free Events March 28 to April 3

Looking for Something to Do? Free Events March 28 to April 3

Here are my top picks for events scheduled from Friday, March 28, to Thursday, April 3. All events are free, so take a look — and don’t you dare tell me there’s nothing to do in Pasadena! From the Gutenberg Bible to the Ann Erdman blog, all media in every format had to be invented. […]

Citizens Police Academy Week Seven — Firing Range

Citizens Police Academy Week Seven — Firing Range

In this 1935 photo, Sgt. Bailey supervises firearms instruction with two female employees (not sworn officers) of the Pasadena Police Department at the firing range in Eaton Canyon. Last Wednesday the Citizens Police Academy class spent the day at the same location.  A few things have changed since then:  The firing range is indoors now  […]

Looking for Something to Do? Free Events March 22 to 27

Looking for Something to Do? Free Events March 22 to 27

Here are my top picks for events scheduled from Saturday, March 22, to Thursday, March 27.All events are free, so take a look — and don’t you dare tell me there’s nothing to do in Pasadena! Spend the morning Saturday, March 22, in nature beginning at 9 a.m. at the annual Hahamongna Walkabout and learn about innovations in […]

Celebrating Our German Roots

Celebrating Our German Roots

The sign in German above translates to “When you think you can go no further, a little light will come to show the way.”  It’s on a wall at the historic Alpine Haus Restaurant and Weingarten in New Braunfels, Texas. My siblings and I have deep roots all over Europe, including Germany. One set of […]

San Antonio River Walk

San Antonio River Walk

Yesterday my sister Charlou and I went to San Antonio, about 45 minutes from where we’re staying in New Braunfels. We’re loving our time in the Texas Hill Country. We really enjoyed the River Walk! We strolled along its tree-lined paths, crossed over stone arched bridges and marveled at lush landscapes as the River Walk […]

…With Waylon and Willie and the Boys

…With Waylon and Willie and the Boys

Yesterday was a perfect vacation day here in the Texas hill country. My sister Charlou and I took a road trip for several hours with stops along the way.Our first stop was Sisterdale. We stopped at Sister Creek Vineyards, which seemed fitting for obvious reasons!This is the winery and tasting room. Really. But don’t let […]

Looking for Something to Do? Free Events March 8 to 14

Looking for Something to Do? Free Events March 8 to 14

Here are my top picks for events scheduled from Saturday, March 8, to Friday, March 14.All events are free, so take a look — and don’t you dare tell me there’s nothing to do in Pasadena! March is One City, One Story month! The 2014 novel, “Mr. Penumbra’s 24-hour Bookstore,” is available in multiple formats. Be part of our annual community […]

Citizens Police Academy Week Five — Criminal Investigations Division (Part II)

Citizens Police Academy Week Five — Criminal Investigations Division (Part II)

Last week I reported on Part I of our Citizens Police Academy class about the Criminal Investigations Division, which was all about crimes against persons.On Thursday we had Part II, which was about crimes against property.See the bad guy in the photo above? He’s entering through a doorway into the master bedroom of a Pasadena […]

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