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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 [...]

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 [...]

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