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Our Future Entrepreneurs

Our Future Entrepreneurs
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One of the many interesting things I’ve been doing in retirement is mentoring high school seniors involved in the L.A. Futures Academy. On Thursday I went to TBWA\Chiat\Day with two of the Light Bringer Project staff –– Paddy Hurley and Kelly Phillips –– to speak to students from Dorsey High School’s School of Business and Entrepreneurship  who have been creating a video […]

Looking for Something to Do? Free Events Feb. 8 to 15

Looking for Something to Do? Free Events Feb. 8 to 15

Here are my top picks of events for adults, teens and children scheduled from Feb. 8 to 15.  All events are free, so take a look –– and don’t you dare tell me there’s nothing to do in Pasadena! Teens are invited to a creative writing workshop Saturday, Feb. 8, from 2 to 4 p.m. in the […]

Citizens Police Academy — Orientation

Citizens Police Academy — Orientation

Thursday, Jan. 30, was the first night — orientation — of the 12-week Citizen Police Academy Class #40 in the Assembly Room at the Pasadena Police Department. Police Chief Phillip Sanchez greeted everyone and set the tone for the course. CPA is a program that allows citizens who live, work or own property in Pasadena to […]

Looking for Something to Do? Free Events Feb. 1 to 8

Looking for Something to Do? Free Events Feb. 1 to 8

Here are my top picks of events scheduled from Feb. 1 to 8. All events are free, so take a look — and don’t you dare tell me there’s nothing to do in this town! Draft policies for the City of Pasadena General Plan update will be reviewed at a community meeting Saturday, Feb. 1, at 9 a.m. in […]

Mystery Hstory — Solved!

Mystery Hstory — Solved!

Bellis wins with her 4:12 p.m. Wednesday guess “The man in the apron looks Japanese, so I’ll make a wild guess — perhaps he’s building the Storrier Stearns Japanese garden?” In the circa 1937 photo above, Kinzuchi Fujii supervises the installation of sculpture at the Storrier Stearns mansion on Arlington Drive between Pasadena Avenue and Orange […]

Farewell, Erika…

Farewell, Erika…

   Erika, you passed away at 2:50 p.m. yesterday. Your sister Emily said the Moore Brothers’ Now is the Time For Love was playing. You had been on life support since Sunday when you were discovered unconscious at home. None of us could grapple with the fact that an unexpected, deadly issue had been lurking, silently and undetected, before it struck you down […]

Kimberly’s Wedding

Kimberly’s Wedding

Did you see the photos I shot at my granddaughter Kimberly’s wedding July 13? Click here to check them out! It was a day filled with such love and joy. Read the Full Story at Pasadena PIO

My Past Two Weeks – Part I

My Past Two Weeks – Part I

  Four cousins, left to right above — Bonnie, Ann , Judy and Charlou. We had dinner together at Judy’s house in Springdale in Northwest Arkansas, on June 29. Charlou lives in Bella Vista, about 40 minutes away; Bonnie flew up from Florida (she’s moving back to Northwest Arkansas in the next few months) and I flew out from California.   […]

In Memory of My Fallen Military Ancestors

In Memory of My Fallen Military Ancestors

  Whatever your plans are today, Memorial Day, please remember to honor the sacrifices of America’s fallen military heroes.    The portrait above is of John Bennett Dickson (1793-1876), my fourth great-grandfather, who served under Andrew Jackson during the 1814 Creek War in the War of 1812. He then served side-by-side with Jackson at the Battle of New Orleans on […]

Three Milestone Events and 1,550 Miles Later…

Three Milestone Events and 1,550 Miles Later…

  I shot this photo while crossing over San Francisco Bay via the San Rafael Bridge.   My niece Tara‘s graduation from Humboldt State University was last Saturday in Arcata and my granddaughter Kimberly‘s big bridal shower was the next day in El Cajon followed by my grandson Steven‘s 18th birthday that evening.   I tried […]