Now is the time for law

Dianne Patrizzi:

And now there is a law suit.

Thanks so much.

You had to push us to this.

I know, change is hard.

Your plan sucks.

You don’t listen.

To donate to the cause:

Because, yeah.

You just don’t listen to reason.

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December 16, 2013, the Pasadena City Council amazes. Here are video highlights from that meeting.

Victor Gordo makes sane and reverent comment on the subject of Hahamongna. What a beautiful way to turn it around. Mr. Gordo said he favors the slower and smaller approach to Los Angeles CountyPublic Works Sediment Management Draft EIR,  an alternative proffered by Tim Brick. :::

Margaret McAustin wants the position to be much stronger … strongest possible language. The City of Pasadena assert their legal ownership and rights.  All agree.  :::

Public Comment:

Audubon Society of Pasadena

Pasadena Sierra Club

Pasadena Environmental Advisory Commission

Friends of Hahamongna

Arroyo Seco Foundation

Lori Paul

Tim Martinez

Linda Klibanow


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Bike Commute Diaries: An Up Close & Personal Look

Originally posted on One woman. Many bicycles.:

For over two years I’m shared snippets of my everyday life in the Bike Commute Diaries series. Now, thanks to a local reporter writing a story on the future of bikes on Caltrain, you can follow me on a typical morning commute, hyperlapsed from about 60 minutes into four fast minutes. The video captures everything I love about my commute: relaxing on the train, popping into a coffee shop for a latte to go, cruising down the banks of the Guadalupe River, and chatting with friends I’ve met along the way. Thank you, Caltrain, for making it possible.

For more on the future of bikes on Caltrain, read the full story from the Peninsula Press.

About the Bike Commute Diaries: Launched in May 2012 for National Bike Month, this series explores the unexpected and surprising things I’ve seen and learned while bicycling for transportation.

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“Impacts would be less than significant”

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Dear Friends,

Like some kind of a nut, I read the Green Hotel Apartments Draft EIR, Section 3.1 last night. Sweating in 102 degree heat, swatting at mosquitos while plotz’d-out on my back porch, a crow’s flap away from the Green mothership herself.

“I don’t know what the big deal is… it’s just a 75 foot high, 76,980 sq. ft. addition butted up to a National Historic Landmark. It won’t even be noticeable.”

The report is peppered with the phrase “Impacts would be less than significant” but it is the photographs and the photo-simulations of what is claimed to be “less than significant” that shock me. For instance, here is a photograph of a before and after taken from one of my favorite and most photographed vantage points because of its unique view of the western turret. As you can see in the after… turret is GONE. 


Then, to spit in the eye of my eye-candy, this paragraph describes…

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It’s Tax Deductible!

Dianne Patrizzi:

I plan on being there and have already purchased my tickets. I don’t think they’ll have many at the gate…. unless I go early.

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Come tour the Castle Green apartments and be entertained June 6, 2014.


Here’s the deets:


Moonlight at the Castle – Tour and Janet Klein Concert in Ballroom


Castle Green – 99 S. Raymond Ave. Pasadena, CA


Friday, June 6, 5:00 – 9:00pm; Janet Klein performance after 7:30pm


$40 per person; advance tickets on sale at

or by mailing a check to: 

Friends of the Castle Green  

99 S. Raymond Ave. #401 Pasadena, CA 91105.

~~~Tickets may be purchased evening of–if available.

(price includes light refreshments, tour and concert ~ No host bar)


Vintage Attire or stylish touches are highly encouraged!


Suggested parking at meters or Schoolhouse parking structure

click on me, baby.


Susan Futterman (626) 824-8482


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Fashions for Fifty: Fifty is Flowers with Flair

Dianne Patrizzi:


Originally posted on One woman. Many bicycles.:

Spring has sprung and the flowers are in bloom, not just in the garden but all over spring dresses. Time to pull out the big straw hats and head outside for a picnic or a tea. With a lightweight periwinkle cardigan, ballet pink tights and little white gloves to ward off winter’s last gasp, you’ll stay comfy in sun or in shade.

Red Straw Hat Portrait

Inspired by the poem by Jenny Joseph that begins “When I am an old woman I shall wear purple with a red hat which doesn’t go,” Fashions for Fifty is a month-long celebration of my fiftieth birthday in March 2014.

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The Friends of the Castle Green is a California non-profit dedicated to the historic restoration and aesthetic integrity of the distinquished Castle Green Hotel


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