Monthly Archives: January 2008

“I Have a Dream”

I heard this on the radio last night. By the end, I was parked outside my apartment for about 10 minutes until the final verse “…thank God Almighty, free at last.” People peeking out their window must’ve thought I was … Continue reading

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Chess master Bobby Fischer dies

His emergence in the 70s prompted my father to teach his four sons chess. At least one didn’t take to the instruction all that well. Interesting connection to Pasadena, “he tithed the Worldwide Church of God, a fringe church” in … Continue reading

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Metrolink passenger on Irwindale train crash

David Gandolfi called in today after seeing our account on the Web site about the Metrolink crash this morning. Gandolfi, who lives in Highland, takes the train from San Bernardino to Baldwin Park. He works for the city of West … Continue reading

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Glasman and Torres era redux

Reporter Jennifer McLain notes the triumphant Montebello return.

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Monrovia and a trash bag

Robert Parry plopped a bag of trash on the lectern Tuesday night to prove a point. He and other residents want the city to stop speeders on Primrose Avenue. The Monrovia City Council meeting visit worked. Mayor Rob Hammond promised … Continue reading

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The decline of journalism. maybe.

Editor Larry Wilson does a review of “-30-: The Collapse of the Great American Newspaper” at Foothill Cities.

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Narcissistic jerk or midlife crisis

A myth? “While everyone recognized the term midlife crisis, only 23 percent of subjects reported having one. And only 8 percent viewed their crisis as something tied to the realization that they were aging; the remaining 15 percent felt the … Continue reading

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Slow down on North Primrose in Monrovia

Some Monrovia residents on North Primrose are mad as hell and not going to take it any more. Pictures by Frazgo at Metroblogging Los Angeles shows slow down signs lining the street. Residents complained and received little comfort from the … Continue reading

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Releasing bad (but not too bad) guys and gals early

Considering the governor’s proposal and Los Angeles County’s large jail population, the impact of the early release of car thieves, scam artists and drug dealers is worrisome. A study from the National Council on Crime and Delinquency states “releasing long-term … Continue reading

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Headlines that cringe

If it wasn’t about a tragic death, today’s headline would have brought much mirth in the Trib newsroom. “Police:Man kills self; before daughter and wife.” Obviously, ‘before’ should have been ‘after’ and was accurate in the Whittier Daily News. We … Continue reading

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