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And the winner is…

And the winner is…

I was thrilled to receive the Award of Excellence at the annual conference in Atlanta of my national professional organization, City-County Communications and Marketing Association (3CMA), for phase one of the community engagement program for Pasadena’s General Plan update that took place over the course of nine months in 2009. I submitted our entry in [...]

BearCat to the Rescue!

BearCat to the Rescue!

Yesterday (Thursday) morning I accompanied Mayor Bill Bogaard and City Manager Michael Beck to the Pasadena Police Department for a briefing on our new BearCat armored vehicle. In the photo above, (from left) Lt. John Dewar explains some details to Mayor Bogaard as Cmdr. Mike Korpal, Michael Beck and Police Chief Phil Sanchez look on. [...]

Pumping In for "Outlaw"

Pumping In for "Outlaw"

Some scenes for the new NBC series “Outlaw” were shot at Pasadena City Hall this week, with interiors in the Council Chamber on the second floor and exteriors in corridors and the grand entrance. City Hall portrayed a federal courthouse in Mexico. If you saw a lot of police officers in non-Pasadena uniforms, they were [...]

…We All Scream for Ice Cream!

…We All Scream for Ice Cream!

Two days after an ice cream social at City Hall for employees, the city manager hosted another one for employees who work at the City Yards on the north side of Mountain Street just east of the 210 Freeway. This is where many of the operations for the Public Works Department and Pasadena Water and [...]

I Scream, You Scream…

I Scream, You Scream…

City Manager Michael Beck‘s ice cream social for employees Tuesday was a big hit on a very hot day. The servers were mostly members of the executive staff. In the photo above, Fire Chief Dennis Downs and his executive secretary, Peggy Palmer, stand at the ready to scoop the creamy confectionery at this second annual [...]

Looking at Something-or-other on My Conference Table

Looking at Something-or-other on My Conference Table

During a meeting in my office today, Michael Beck (left), the mighty Zack Stromberg, Robert MontaƱo and I pored over some designs for something that will be revealed to you in time. Michael is the city manager, Zack is my graphic designer in the Public Affairs Office and Robert is a project planner in the [...]

They Work for the Congressman

They Work for the Congressman

Teresa Lamb-Simpson (left), Congressman Adam Schiff‘s field representative, works out of his Pasadena office at 87 N. Raymond Ave.; Maureen Shanahan, his communications director, works out of his Washington, D.C., office. Of course I’ve known Teresa for years, but only knew Maureen via e-mail. She and Teresa stopped by my office at City Hall for [...]

In the Presence of Greatness

In the Presence of Greatness

Larry Wilson fit right in with photos of Caltech’s Nobel Prize winners during a meeting in a lounge at the Athenaeum last week. Read the Full Story at Pasadena PIO

National Night Out

National Night Out

Jefferson Park was abuzz with activity last night as residents gathered for National Night Out hosted by the Pasadena Police Department. National Night Out is an annual event that promotes crime prevention. The photo above shows Officer Arcand and Figo of the Pasadena Police Department K-9 program. In addition to many police officers on hand [...]

My Blog’s a Source on Wikipedia!

My Blog’s a Source on Wikipedia!

Patrick Peter Early, an editor on Wikipedia, notified me last Thursday via Facebook that one of my blog postings has been cited as a source for a Wikipedia article about late Pasadena Mayor Horace Dobbins. To my knowledge, this is the first time my humble little site has been used as a source on that [...]

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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