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Michelle Obama in Pasadena

Michelle Obama in Pasadena

Michelle Obama and about 500 of her closest friends converged on a Pasadena Monday morning, the first sunny day in what felt like months. While helicopters hovered, a patient crowd lined the sidewalks of Orlando Road as valets sprinted and the smart folks had friends drop them off at the end of the ever-lengthening line. [...]

Redistricting Forum

Redistricting Forum

After years of being self-proclaimed politicians at dinner parties and social functions, Californians (specifically Pasadenans) are finally getting the chance to voice their opinions concerning the shaping of their political districts. The League of Women Voters: Pasadena Area is offering an opportunity for voters to participate in a free public forum at KPCC. The forum, “Dueling Maps: How [...]

Happy 125th Birthday, Pasadena!

Happy 125th Birthday, Pasadena!

Put another candle on the birthday cake, Pasadena is celebrating its 125th birthday. The quasquicentennial celebration will be held on June 11th at the Pasadena Museum of History, whose location is on the corner of Walnut and Orange Grove. Along with the City of Pasadena, the museum has teamed up with local individuals, businesses, and community organizations to host [...]

Just Imagine: Club 21

Just Imagine: Club 21

The volunteers at Club 21 are wrapping up spring session. I help there every Wednesday at ECAR, the Every Child a Reader tutorial. I am one of a cadre of ten teachers who report from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Each of us is assigned to a student with language and developmental needs. All the [...]

Angeles Crest Reopens

Angeles Crest Reopens

After months of fighting with nature, Angeles Crest Highway is finally being reopened to the public. Today, Friday, June 3, officials are set to reopen the section of California Highway 2 between La Cañada Flintridge and the Angeles Forest after a morning news conference just outside of the Angeles National Forest entrance. The Angeles National Forest reopened [...]

Leadership Pasadena: Congrats, Graduates!

Leadership Pasadena: Congrats, Graduates!

We’d like to offer a warm (if someone belated) congratulations to the 2011 graduating class of Leadership Pasadena. If you’re not familiar with the program, it’s a sort of hatchery for local community leaders. It consists of eight months of workshops, projects, and retreats designed to improve leadership skills, within both participants’ organizations and the [...]

Bryan Denton, Our Eyes in Libya

Bryan Denton, Our Eyes in Libya

Local boy Bryan Denton, now all grown up, was featured today in the New York Times blog, Lens, which covers Photography, Video and Visual Journalism. Denton, a photojournalist and product of Sequoyah School, Flintridge Prep and NYU, is currently behind enemy lines in Misurata, Libya. C.J. Chivers, who is with him in Libya writes: This [...]

Well Done, Little Rover

Well Done, Little Rover

Every now and then we need to be reminded that mind-blowing history is being made daily, just two to three miles to the northwest. Jet Propulsion Laboratory, truly one of the finest feathers in our cap, has played a part in the nation’s space program since the early 1930s. And it’s right next door! This [...]

The Sacrifice of Deputy Charlene Rottler

The Sacrifice of Deputy Charlene Rottler

On January 3, 2010, retired Deputy Sheriff Charlene “Charlie” Rottler, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, died from injuries she sustained while working on patrol at the Altadena Sheriff’s Station. Most people are unfamiliar with Charlie’s story. She and her training officer were involved in a traffic collision with a drunk driver on November 5, 1972, [...]

The Armadillo String Quartet plays P.D.Q. Bach

The Armadillo String Quartet plays P.D.Q. Bach

If you fall into a certain age range and were fortunate enough to have musical education growing up, you undoubtedly had a music teacher who thought P.D.Q. Bach was just the cat’s pajamas. Which he is. P.D.Q., also known as (Johann) Peter Schickele, is a composer, comedian, and educator—think a more slapstick Victor Borge. Schickele [...]

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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