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I Scream, You Scream…

I Scream, You Scream…
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City Manager Michael Beck‘s ice cream social for employees Tuesday was a big hit on a very hot day. The servers were mostly members of the executive staff. In the photo above, Fire Chief Dennis Downs and his executive secretary, Peggy Palmer, stand at the ready to scoop the creamy confectionery at this second annual […]

Looking at Something-or-other on My Conference Table

Looking at Something-or-other on My Conference Table

During a meeting in my office today, Michael Beck (left), the mighty Zack Stromberg, Robert MontaƱo and I pored over some designs for something that will be revealed to you in time. Michael is the city manager, Zack is my graphic designer in the Public Affairs Office and Robert is a project planner in the […]

They Work for the Congressman

They Work for the Congressman

Teresa Lamb-Simpson (left), Congressman Adam Schiff‘s field representative, works out of his Pasadena office at 87 N. Raymond Ave.; Maureen Shanahan, his communications director, works out of his Washington, D.C., office. Of course I’ve known Teresa for years, but only knew Maureen via e-mail. She and Teresa stopped by my office at City Hall for […]

In the Presence of Greatness

In the Presence of Greatness

Larry Wilson fit right in with photos of Caltech’s Nobel Prize winners during a meeting in a lounge at the Athenaeum last week. Read the Full Story at Pasadena PIO

National Night Out

National Night Out

Jefferson Park was abuzz with activity last night as residents gathered for National Night Out hosted by the Pasadena Police Department. National Night Out is an annual event that promotes crime prevention. The photo above shows Officer Arcand and Figo of the Pasadena Police Department K-9 program. In addition to many police officers on hand […]

My Blog’s a Source on Wikipedia!

My Blog’s a Source on Wikipedia!

Patrick Peter Early, an editor on Wikipedia, notified me last Thursday via Facebook that one of my blog postings has been cited as a source for a Wikipedia article about late Pasadena Mayor Horace Dobbins. To my knowledge, this is the first time my humble little site has been used as a source on that […]

Your City at Work

Your City at Work

Last Wednesday I began taping a new edition of “Your City at Work,” a series on KPAS that has me following a city employee out of the office and into the field. Past editions have featured a public health nurse, motorcycle cop, code compliance officer, arborist and other employees who don’t spend all their time […]

Final China Images Before Moving On

Final China Images Before Moving On

Not too long ago Michael Ma, a sweet young man who works for the Service Center for International Exchanges in the Xicheng District of Beijing, would have been arrested for wearing this shirt. He accompanied our delegation almost everywhere and we got to know him pretty well during our China sister city trip. He’s a […]

The Forbidden City

The Forbidden City

The Forbidden City was the seat of supreme power for 24 emperors of the Ming and Qing dynasties from 1416 to 1911. The palace was “forbidden” in the sense that, aside from members of the imperial household, no one could enter without the emperors’ permission. This historic wall has nine dragons standing guard. In ancient […]

Pasadena Expatriates in China

Pasadena Expatriates in China

Rob Bowman still owns his home in Bungalow Heaven, though he rents it out ever since he moved to the Xicheng District of Beijing about three years ago to teach English at a high school and a middle school. He used to work in the media center at PCC. Now he’s married to his sweet […]