The neighbors went all out this year. PS - Also in the neighborhood: The idjits are at it again (from the Pasadena Star News) Shootout between cars reported Article Launched: 10/30/2007 09:36:55 PM PDT PASADENA - Witnesses reported a rolling gun battle between two cars occurred in a residential neighborhood Tuesday, officials said. The shooting… Continue reading Boo!
Those of you who are Pasadena locals know that we've been having quite a time with the upcoming Rose Parade---specifically, the China-sponsored float (courtesy of Avery-Dennison) touting the 2008 Olympic Games. Members of Falun Gong have encouraged city officials and the Tournament of Roses to nix the float. They've spoken eloquently of torture, abuse, murder… Continue reading Float On
I'm sure we all have fire fatigue by this time, along with smoke fatigue and gee-the-sunshine-looks-weird fatigue. Sadly, there are still fires burning. This story didn't package itself for public consumption. 'Fire story' should have known that four days is the absolute max for public attention. We're now closing in on a full week. So… Continue reading Fire Fatigue
There seems to be a growing category of People Just Generally Pissed Off Who Might DO Something Someday. This week, they did. One of the big fires was intentionally set and therefore, might have been prevented. How could it have been prevented? Better mental health care. That would mean better mental health education ('mental health… Continue reading Healthy SoCal
There are people who go to work every day but don't have health insurance. Most of the adults who seek health care at Pasadena's CHAP Clinic are working adults. But generally, people who don't have health insurance don't seek preventive care--they wait until something is wrong. So, for example, Jane Doe's hypertension goes undetected and… Continue reading Healthy Pasadena
Did you catch Metroblogging LA's series on the greatest dead Angelenos? Jackie Robinson came in at number one. I highly recommend Will Campbell's post about Jackie, which pretty much mirrors my own unabashed hero worship of the guy. I've heard that Jackie felt slighted by Pasadena and that's why he never returned here to live.… Continue reading Jackie Robinson
Why go for a walk in Pasadena? Well, because the car is in the shop, of course. I had to get to that great stretch of Walnut that is car repair shops and auto sound shops and tire shops. So I took ARTS bus south first. The ARTS bus doubles as a school bus: Then… Continue reading Walking in Pasadena