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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 [...]

The Coundown Has Begun

The Coundown Has Begun

The ban on outdoor watering begins next week! From March 18 to 27, the F.E. Weymouth Water Treatment Plant in LaVerne will undergo a seismic retrofit, during which a major MWD water pipeline through the San Gabriel Valley that supplies about 40 percent of Pasadena’s imported water will be shut down. Everyone in Pasadena will [...]

Citizen Journalism

Citizen Journalism

Larry Wilson, public editor of the Pasadena Star-News, was the guest speaker at the kickoff of the Citizen Journalism Speaker Series on Wednesday evening. Bloggers and others gathered in the Donald R. Wright Auditorium at Pasadena Central Library to hear Larry discuss the changing face of professional journalism today and how the average joe can [...]

161 School

161 School

The 161 School in the Xicheng District of Beijing is in a set of ancient buildings in the Forbidden City. And we think Pasadena schools are historic! Students from 161 School and Blair High School have been communicating with each other via the Internet for more than 10 years, and delegations of students have visited [...]

Stadium Expansion is Off and Running

Stadium Expansion is Off and Running

I’m frightfully late in posting these photos from the groundbreaking at the Rose Bowl Stadium on Jan. 25. I served on the planning committee for the event, which marked the beginning of an extensive renovation and expansion project. In the top photo, that’s Mayor Bill Bogaard (center) on the 50 yard line, flanked by (left [...]

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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