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Through a Glass Wetly

Through a Glass Wetly
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I shot this on Monday at about 11:15 a.m. using a zoom through through the window of my office in the southwest wing on the second floor of City Hall. There was a lull in the rain at that moment. The Robinson Memorial, seen through the leaves of a magnolia tree, is highlighted with a […]

First-ever Pasadena Collegiate Field Tournament

First-ever Pasadena Collegiate Field Tournament

Today at the first-ever Pasadena Collegiate Field Tournament at the Rose Bowl Stadium, we proved that we’re a college town extraordinaire when teams from Art Center College of Design, Caltech, Fuller Theological Seminary, Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts, Pacific Oaks College and Pasadena City College competed for the top prize in a series […]

Mystery History — Solved (Really)

Mystery History — Solved (Really)

Bellis wins for her 2:34 p.m. Wednesday guess “Fire at the Orban Lumber Yard at the corner of Green Street and Pasadena Avenue on the 23 March 1958. Sad to see so much wood go up in smoke.” Sure enough, in the photo above, the place went up in a blaze of glory after 54 […]

Pasadena: City of Learning

Pasadena: City of Learning

Pasadena: City of Learning is a monthly gathering of representatives from this community’s major educational institutions — from PUSD to PCC to Caltech — plus JPL, arts and culture institutions, non-profit organizations with educational missions and the City of Pasadena. P:COL encourages a climate for lifelong learning in Pasadena based on the unique resources here. […]

Pasadena Urgent Care Center

Pasadena Urgent Care Center

This is an artist’s rendering of the Pasadena Urgent Care Center. Construction is underway at 3160 E. Del Mar Blvd., just west of Madre Street in East Pasadena where such a center is needed. We had a groundbreaking ceremony on March 3. Here’s the money shot with the officials and their golden shovels. City Manager […]

Everybody Loves a Big Red Fire Engine!

Everybody Loves a Big Red Fire Engine!

Pasadena firefighters and paramedics were out in force shortly before 1 p.m. yesterday when a big rig jack-knifed on the 210 Freeway near the Lake Avenue exit. There was a 20-gallon diesel fuel spill, an overturned vehicle with a person trapped inside, and another person trapped in a separate car. There were four injuries but […]

The Mysterious 7 x

The Mysterious 7 x

I was leading a Public Affairs Office staff meeting at about 2 p.m. Monday as the sun shone brightly through my window. Here’s a closer look: After about five minutes only the 7 remained. And then it, too, disappeared in the shadows. Ooooohhhh. Read the Full Story at Pasadena PIO

Our Visit to San Rafael School

Our Visit to San Rafael School

Mayor Bill Bogaard and I spoke to fourth, fifth and sixth graders at San Rafael Elementary School on Wednesday. We showed them a video that was played at the State of the City event and talked about our respective roles with the City of Pasadena. Mayor Bogaard answered questions from several individual students. They asked […]

I’ll Be Back…

I’ll Be Back…

I was on vacation last week and now I’m on jury duty. Bear with me! Read the Full Story at Pasadena PIO

Do You Loop?

Do You Loop?

Some people walk at brisk pace, some stroll while having a leisurely chat, others jog, bike and skate. Hands-down, the Rose Bowl Loop is Pasadena’s most popular exercise track. And that’s the point of a community meeting from 6 to 8 p.m. tonight: What does the future hold for this 3.3-mile recreational loop? In the […]