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Today’s the Deadline!

Today’s the Deadline!

If you haven’t taken our General Plan survey yet, what are you waiting for? Today’s the deadline for telling us what your priorities are for the future of land use in Pasadena. Don’t let these decisions be made without your input! Click here. Read the Full Story at Pasadena PIO

Update on the Nishaiarai Daishi Temple Bell

Update on the Nishaiarai Daishi Temple Bell

Remember this Mystery History post from March about the centuries-old Japanese bell? It was war booty that wound up at Pasadena City Hall before being returned to the Nishaiarai Daishi Temple in Tokyo. Thanks to Sid Gally, everybody’s favorite research archivist at Pasadena Museum of History, I have an update! Sid’s son, Tom Gally, is [...]

Photos Galore from Events Galore!

Photos Galore from Events Galore!

The casting pond in the Arroyo Seco reopened on Saturday with a celebration of renovations to the beloved fly fishers’ mecca. On April 30, Reese’s Retreat at Brookside Park had its grand opening celebration. The playground, with a pirate ship theme, is accessible to children of all abilities: That same day, the sixth anniversary of [...]

Saturday with the Police Chief

Saturday with the Police Chief

Pasadena Police Chief Phil Sanchez and his wife Deborah stopped by the Jim Stivers Memorial Reviewing Stand to say hi during the 34th occasional Pasadena Doo Dah Parade on Saturday… …and on Saturday evening we were at the same table at Villa Esperanza‘s Blue & White at Night benefit gala. I posted more photos of [...]

No Mystery History This Week

No Mystery History This Week

I’m taking a few days off for R&R. Mystery History will be back next week with a new head-scratcher! Read the Full Story at Pasadena PIO

Friendly Feud

Friendly Feud

By now most people who read my blog know there has been a long-standing feud between Lisa Derderian and me over who has the best PIO hat. A couple of weeks ago Lisa, who is the emergency management coordinator and PIO for the Pasadena Fire Department, and Fire Chief Dennis Downs stopped by my office [...]

This is Pasadena Restaurant Week!

This is Pasadena Restaurant Week!

It’s Pasadena Restaurant Week! The Pasadena Chamber of Commerce, City of Pasadena and Pasadena Convention and Visitors Bureau are among the sponsors, and we had the press conference on the front steps of City Hall on Thursday. Mayor Bill Bogaard was a great sport, letting local chefs and restaurant owners outfit him in the fashion [...]

Bloggers Picnic

Bloggers Picnic

The 2011 Bloggers Picnic was yesterday (Saturday) at Farnsworth Park in Altadena. There were about 40 people who came throughout the day, including the merry bunch above. Enter and sign in, please: So many of my fellow bloggers have doubled as citizen reporters from time to time via their sites, often about City of Pasadena [...]

Coming and Going

Coming and Going

Vince Bertoni (center), director of the Planning Department, was welcomed by city staff and the community during a March 10 reception in the grand entrance of City Hall. Patsy Lane, director of the Human Services and Recreation Department, retired yesterday. She was honored during a reception Wednesday on the bridge on the east side of [...]

Everybody Loves a Big Red Fire Truck!

Everybody Loves a Big Red Fire Truck!

On Saturday a new ladder truck was dedicated at Fire Station 32, followed by a tour and celebration. Yours truly with Grant Derderian (kid extraordinaire) and Beverly White (local resident and KNBC-TV reporter): Grant’s mom Lisa Derderian, Pasadena Fire Department’s emergency management coordinator: You should know by now that every time I mention Lisa in [...]

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