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Lizards and Tigers and Snakes, Oh My!

Lizards and Tigers and Snakes, Oh My!

My grandson Steven, who’s 16, has an after-school and Saturday job at South Bay Tropical Marine and Reptile in Chula Vista, which caters to snake, lizard and tropical fish aficionados. Occasionally Steven gets to go along with the boss and other staff to related conventions where South Bay Tropical is a big player. This past [...]

Make Doo Dah Not War

Make Doo Dah Not War

I’m not allowed to post items about City of Pasadena programs and events anymore, so I’m switching gears and we’re going to have a little fun from now on! In this photo, taken several years ago, I’m waiting to ride in the Doo Dah Parade pace car, which that year was a red vintage Volkswagen [...]

We’ll Drink to That!

We’ll Drink to That!

A ribbon-cutting, tours and a very special toast ushered in a new era for Pasadena Water and Power Oct. 20 when the groundwater treatment plant at Monk Hill was celebrated with a grand opening. The project is cleaning perchlorate and other compounds from four City of Pasadena water wells near JPL that were contaminated by [...]

Be Prepared at 10:20 a.m. today!

Be Prepared at 10:20 a.m. today!

Are you be ready for the Great Southern California Shakeout today at 10:20 a.m.? We want you to be part of it, and that means learning how to protect yourself properly during the next “Big One.” Dr. Lucy Jones of the U.S. Geological Survey has led an alliance of scientists, emergency managers, engineers, government officials [...]

Best Of…

Best Of…

Thank you, readers of the Pasadena Weekly, for filling out the annual “Best Of” poll and saying I’m the best public employee. Read the Full Story at Pasadena PIO

The Eye of the Beholder

The Eye of the Beholder

One day last week I saw a man with paints and easel in the courtyard at Pasadena City Hall. He was painting his interpretation of the east side of the grand entrance looking through to Holly Street. There’s not a bad view of City Hall anywhere, which is why artists, photographers and film production companies [...]

Pasadena Firefighters Are in the Pink!

Pasadena Firefighters Are in the Pink!

Pasadena firefighters participated in a photo opportunity in front of the Rose Bowl Stadium this morning, followed by a walk around the 3.3-mile Rose Bowl Loop. They traded their Pasadena Fire Department uniform shirts for pink t-shirts to help raise awareness of breast cancer, women’s cancer research and the benefits of exercise for cancer prevention. [...]

One of These Days

One of These Days

Today begins week 5 of my recovery from a catastrophic medical issue. I’ve been posting on Facebook for a couple of weeks (as Pasadena PIO), so you can catch up there if you’re not aware of the circumstances. I’ll return to blogging one of these days, though it’ll be awhile before I’m up to it. [...]

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 [...]