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Hail, Hail, the Weather's Here!

Hail, Hail, the Weather's Here!

Winter finally arrived in northeast Pasadena and Altadena on Sunday night, January 25, 2009: a hail storm.  From 11:30 to 11:35 p.m., ice cubelets the size of rock salt crystals slammed to earth. So much for a quiet blanket of snow. What a racket! With the rains that followed we waited for another power outage [...]

DineLA Extended

DineLA Extended

For the last two weeks a couple of hundred restaurants in the greater Los Angeles area have collaborated in DineLA, during which they offer mostly excellent-value (a few bad apples reportedly scrimped on portions) fixed-price menus. Friday, February 6th was the last day for the program, but it proved such a hit that many restaurants [...]

Pasadena Posts

Pasadena Posts

Some of our friends are so fed up with the shrinking Los Angeles Times that they’ve cancelled their subscriptions. Understandable, but then they miss great stories like this one, about a couple of our hometown folks: Separate Worlds, Bridged by Faith Other links to local things we found interesting: — If you’re not a Facebooker, [...]

Roundabout Shame

Roundabout Shame

I love Pasadena, I really do. But when I drive down Glenarm or El Molino, I am embarrassed for our city. Who thought up these no-doubt-expensive, half-assed roundabouts? Have these people never traveled to the many places around the world that have roundabouts? Do they not understand the whole point of them — which is [...]

my little pony + my little drunken pony

my little pony + my little drunken pony

Tomorrow is Delilah’s puppy class graduation, but she doesn’t exactly have a trick to perform, unless we frame that biting-pants thing as something special — but instructor Penny Scott-Fox (see Concierge) will be onto us in a flash. I think some of our rivals… oh, I mean classmates…  have got their little pups rolling over [...]

Around Pasadena

Around Pasadena

Here are a few things we found interesting around the SG Valley’s blogosphere today: – Cool city view: Pasadena Daily Photo – Behind the story of Sasha Anawalt’s arts commission resignation: Larry Wilson’s Public Eye (Pasadena Star-News) – The Korean barbecue truck phenom hits Rosemead: LA Observed – Racetrack “footman” and former Negro League ballplayer [...]

SG Valley Family Site Re-Launches

SG Valley Family Site Re-Launches

Welcome back to OrangeCat.org, a family-event newsletter and web site run ably for years by Karen Klein and now edited by Troy Corley, publisher of the terrific Free Fun Guides, and journalist Susan Carrier. We at Prospect Park Books are happy to support this great resource for local families by providing the editors with some [...]

Hometown Girl Wins Caldecott

Hometown Girl Wins Caldecott

The most recent book by Pasadena’s own Marla Frazee, A Couple of Boys Have the Best Week Ever (Harcourt), was just selected as one of three 2009 Caldecott Honor Books. The awards were announced today at the American Library Association meeting in Denver, Colorado. Marla, a friend to all the Hometown Pasadena authors and an [...]

Honoring the Call

Honoring the Call

A national day of service? Linked with Martin Luther King? Even though I didn’t realize it till I started paying attention, that part’s been around since 1994. Thank you, Congress. Now, a big high five to history, for converging upon Obama who calls me personally to service. Well, I wasn’t home, but I heard he [...]

Doo Dah Wrap Up

Doo Dah Wrap Up

As always, the parade was memorable. Since words do no justice, here are a few pictures I took on Sunday. So I think that about sums it up. Anyone have any particular fun stories from the event?

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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