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The Grand Mercure

The Grand Mercure

In Beijing we stayed at the Grand Mercure Hotel. We checked in after returning from the Great Wall. That first evening, while the others were taking a pedicab tour of a Hutong area and going out to dinner, I stayed in my room, iced my knee and ordered in. The front desk staff got to [...]

I Made it to the Great Wall!

I Made it to the Great Wall!

I had the pleasure of accompanying Mayor Bill Bogaard on a 10-day trip to China in celebration of 10th anniversary of Pasadena’s sister city relationship with the Xicheng District of Beijing. We departed LAX at 1:40 a.m. Saturday, June 19, and arrived in Beijing at 5:20 a.m. the next day. We couldn’t check into the [...]

Meet Phil Sanchez

Meet Phil Sanchez

Part of my role is to organize press conferences. In the council chamber yesterday, Phil Sanchez was introduced as Pasadena’s next police chief. He’ll begin his new duties on July 11. City Manager Michael Beck is in the background in the photo above. After the formal portion of the press conference, Phil Sanchez took a [...]

Anatomy of a Cake

Anatomy of a Cake

Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts is one of the institutions that cements Pasadena’s standing as a bona fide college town! A team of 14 aspiring chefs hand-picked by instructor Alicia Boada worked tirelessly under her direction for days to perfect a magnificent three-foot-tall, six-tiered cake replica of Pasadena City Hall to help celebrate [...]

Read!

Read!

Catherine Hany, communications manager for Pasadena public libraries, came up with a fun campaign to help everyone embrace the power of reading. It features Mayor Bill Bogaard and every member of the Pasadena City Council. Posters are at local libraries. And speaking of reading, get your children and teens signed up for our free summer [...]

Mystery History — Solved!

Mystery History — Solved!

Susan wins with her 7:58 a.m. Tuesday guess “It’s 1986 and the City of Pasadena is celebrating its 100-year anniversary.” In the photo above, which I converted to black and white for this posting*, a huge ceremony commemorates the event and thousands of balloons are released from Centennial Square in front of Pasadena City Hall. [...]

Mystey History

Mystey History

Where are we? And what’s happening? The first person to guess correctly will win a fabulous prize! I’ll have the full scoop on Thursday. Read the Full Story at Pasadena PIO

The Heat is On!

The Heat is On!

Are you following the spring/summer watering rules for Pasadena? It’s mandatory! If you live in Pasadena, learn more about how to conserve water on your property during our free H2O Academy for Savvy Water Savers on Saturday, June 12, from 9 a.m. to noon. Register here. Read the Full Story at Pasadena PIO

I’m Fabulous! (According to THE Magazine)

I’m Fabulous! (According to THE Magazine)

Last night I was among the honorees at THE Magazine‘s 50 Fabulous Women of Influence event. It was so nice to be among so many other hard-working San Gabriel Valley women and hundreds of guests. There was food, wine and friendship during a big reception outdoors in the Metro right of way*. After THE Magazine [...]

Ben Green

Ben Green

Tom Coston and I had a lovely dinner with Ben and Kelly Green on Wednesday evening at Colombo’s in Eagle Rock. Ben had just given Tom and me a private VIP tour of the Showcase House of the Design, which this year is the Cravens Estate, also known as Red Cross headquarters. It has been [...]