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2009 Annual Report is Online!

2009 Annual Report is Online!
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Our first-ever annual report, which made its debut at Mayor Bill Bogaard’s State of the City event, was the brainchild of City Manager Michael Beck. In the interest of environmental stewardship only a limited number were printed, but you won’t be left out in the cold because it’s posted on the city website! It was […]

Mystery History — Not Quite Solved

Mystery History — Not Quite Solved

For the second time in Mystery History, um, history, I’m not prepared yet with the full scoop! I had some newspaper articles that we were absolutely, positively sure were all about the background to the photos on the contact sheet above, but on closer inspection yesterday the articles are from 1926. Trouble is, the photos […]

It Was a Grand Re-opening!

It Was a Grand Re-opening!

Robinson Park re-opened on Saturday with plenty of sunshine beaming down on the spectacular new field as the rain clouds started moving in again. But nothing could rain on this parade! It was a perfect example of the city/community partnership that made the renovation possible. A formal program got things started, with dignitaries including Chris […]

Mama’s

Mama’s

Nothing brings church and state together better than good food! Bishop Jon Bruno, leader of the Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles, presented Pasadena Mayor Bill Bogaard with the key to Mama’s Small Business Kitchen Incubator during an open house today. Dozens of people were on hand, from elected officials and funders to community leaders and […]

So Long, 55

So Long, 55

Our studio will still be in the back building at the southwest corner of Los Robles and Woodbury, and our small production room will still be across from the council chamber at City Hall. But on Jan. 12, after more than two decades, 55 KPAS will move to channel 3 on the Charter Communications system. […]

Memory Card Full

Memory Card Full

I was deleting photos from my camera tonight and decided to share some with you from the past few weeks. This is the final photo that filled up the memory card: It’s of the Rose Parade public safety staging area in the Civic Center between City Hall and Police Headquarters. I shot it at about […]

Joe Hayashi Memorial

Joe Hayashi Memorial

Paul Little reminded me that I neglected to mention the Joe Hayashi Memorial in yesterday’s post. U.S. Army Staff Sergeant Joe Hayashi demonstrated dauntless courage and exemplary leadership in Italy that enabled his company to obtain its objective before he was mortally wounded. He was presented the Medal of Honor in 2000 by President Bill […]

Tree-lighting at City Hall

Tree-lighting at City Hall

Here’s what I love most about our Christmas tree-lighting event every year at Pasadena City Hall: Ours is not an uber fancy-schmancy department store type of tree. Instead, ours is traditional and folksy. The entire ceremony warms everyone’s hearts. Last night dozens of people gathered in the grand entrance for the occasion. Expectant faces were […]

Darryl Dunn

Darryl Dunn

Darryl Dunn is general manager of the Rose Bowl Stadium and that’s no small job. He oversees everything from facilities to finances, maintains relationships with biggies in the worlds of sports and entertainment, reports to the Rose Bowl Operating Company Board, and is a dedicated family man to boot. Every year Darryl, Assistant General Manager […]

Shop Locally, Pasadena!

Shop Locally, Pasadena!

The “Grow Your Community. Shop Pasadena” campaign is geared to residents, workers and visitors. Now in its second year, the intention is to help everyone understand that local dollars spent locally keep people employed, pour money back into the local economy, and fund programs and services that improve the quality of life in this community. […]