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Out My Front Door

Out My Front Door

Yesterday morning when I opened my front door to go to work, the air was so crisp and clean, the grass was so green from the rains and the mountain was so beautiful that I quickly took out my camera and snapped a shot. I live in an 1,100-square-foot house on a 10,000-square-foot lot, and [...]

In the Pink!

In the Pink!

A week ago I blogged about a photo opportunity with firefighters in pink shirts. On Monday night, Pasadena City Council members donned pink shirts during their weekly meeting here at City Hall. Vice Mayor Victor Gordo (left) and District 6 Councilman Steve Madison are in the top photo. Below: District 3 Councilman Chris Holden and [...]

Serendipity

Serendipity

Mike Cencero treated me to a belated birthday lunch yesterday at Europane near City Hall. Mike and I know each other because we’re local bloggers. So I walked in the door to say hi to Mike and, much to my surprise and delight, my long-time friend Bill Matthies was there, too: Neither one of them [...]

Pasadena Firefighters Go Pink!

Pasadena Firefighters Go Pink!

On Monday morning, Pasadena firefighters swapped their standard uniform shirts for pink t-shirts to help raise awareness of breast cancer and women’s cancer research. As public servants, Pasadena firefighters lead by example in this community every day. In the composite photo above, firefighters from Fire Station 34 pose with representatives from the Susan G. Komen [...]

Bloggers for Racial Justice

Bloggers for Racial Justice

I hosted a table at the YWCA’s Women for Racial Justice breakfast this morning. With one exception, everybody at my table was a female Pasadena blogger. Left to right on one side of the table (above): Susan Russell (Inch at a Time blog), Meredith McKenzie (Arroyo Lover blog), Thelma Reyna (Latina/o Writers Today blog), and [...]

What are Your Priorities?

What are Your Priorities?

Pasadena City Councilwoman Jacque Robinson (standing) co-hosted a community budget workshop with Councilman Chris Holden last night at La Pintoresca Branch Library. City Manager Michael Beck (standing right) and several department directors discussed the current budget priorities for various departments. Andrew Green, director of finance. Jan Sanders, director of public libraries. Fire Chief Dennis Downs [...]

Black and White

Black and White

My eldest nephew Rich married my new niece-in-law Nicole on Saturday at a beautiful outdoor wedding at her parents’ home in Prather, Calif., in the foothills of the Sierras. She had a black-and-white theme, right down to the cake: It was magnificent, and we all enjoyed ourselves long into the evening. Here’s the happy couple: [...]

Training Day

Training Day

All day yesterday and today, and then next Wednesday and Thursday, I’m in federally mandated National Incident Management System (NIMS) training. I’m not alone: Lisa Derderian (below), our emergency management coordinator, and Fire Chief Dennis Downs, have been leading the training. Several times we’ve done small-group exercises to make disaster planning and response decisions based [...]

Tri-cities PIOs

Tri-cities PIOs

The Burbank, Glendale and Pasadena PIOs get together every so often to discuss shared issues and catch up on each other’s projects. We rotate cities, and today it was Pasadena’s turn. We met at Smitty’s* on South Lake and had a bittersweet meeting. I say that because Ritch Wells, PIO for the City of Glendale [...]

Let’s Hear it for the Women!

Let’s Hear it for the Women!

Business Life Magazine is celebrating its 20th anniversary with a Sept. 22 “Women Extraordinaire 1990-2010″ gala at the Glendale Hilton Hotel. Why does this matter to Pasadena? Because among the 20 women they’re honoring from throughout the Glendale/Burbank/Pasadena area are former Mayor Katie Nack (in memoriam), shown at the top of this post; Assistant City [...]

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