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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. […]

Veterans Day at Memorial Park

Veterans Day at Memorial Park

Today is Veterans Day. There was a very nice ceremony at Pasadena’s Memorial Park. A color guard was comprised of Junior ROTC members from high schools in Pasadena. Other PUSD JROTC members representing three military branches stood by. The John Muir High School choir performed. Congressman Adam Schiff was among the speakers. I didn’t want […]

Drop, Cover and Hold On!

Drop, Cover and Hold On!

Will you be ready for the Great Southern California Shakeout on Thursday, Oct. 15, at 10:15 a.m.? We want you to be part of it, and that means learning how to protect yourself properly during the next “Big One.” The Great Southern California ShakeOut is one opportunity to practice your earthquake survival skills. These kinds […]

ArtNight Pasadena!

ArtNight Pasadena!

From 6 to 10 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 9, more than a dozen local institutions will open their doors to the public for free during ArtNight Pasadena. Complimentary shuttles will provide transportation among all venues, or you can join a bicycle tour. Here’s a rundown: Alliance Fran├žaise de Pasadena (34 E. Union St. / Kendall […]

Looking for Something to Do this Weekend?

Looking for Something to Do this Weekend?

Saturday, Oct. 3, at 11 a.m. — The Latino Heritage Parade will begin on Los Robles Avenue at Howard Street, head south to Washington Boulevard, then west to a jamaica/community fair at La Pintoresca Park with free arts and crafts, entertainment, exhibits and food until 4 p.m. There will be special themed storytelling at La […]

It’s Positively Prophetic

It’s Positively Prophetic

One of my favorite local history books is the 565-page “Pasadena, California, Historical and Personal: A Complete History of the Organization of the Indiana Colony” by early Pasadena historian and newspaperman J.W. Wood, published in 1917. The subtitle is “Its Establishment on the Rancho San Pascual and Its Evolution into the City of Pasadena, Including […]