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Jack Scott at ATC meeting tonight

posted by Jeremiah 9/18/2007 09:53:00 AM

from http://www.pasadenastarnews.com/search/ci_6921705

State of the State address in Altadena

ALTADENA - State Sen. Jack Scott, D-Pasadena, will give a State of the State address at tonight's Altadena Town Council meeting, which begins at 7 at the Altadena Community Center, 730 E. Altadena Drive.

Scott will speak at 7:30 p.m.

For more information, call (626) 398-6174.

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At 9/18/2007 10:28 AM, Blogger Jeremiah said...

Original post had a typo where it says ATC.

 
At 9/20/2007 2:48 PM, Blogger Isaac Garcia said...

Any reports on this?

 
At 10/10/2007 4:14 PM, Anonymous AP said...

Hope all's well?

 

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Pasadena Now: scooping the pulp press

posted by Jeremiah 9/14/2007 02:03:00 PM

I just read a Dormitas post in which s/he makes this aside: "This from Pasadena Now (the most consistent coverage of Pasadena news we have):"

I couldn't agree with Dormitas more.

Pasadena Now, the news organization that recently made the headlines by outsourcing journalism to India, seems to be scooping the old guard Pasadena pulp press.



Pasadena Now shows some technical rough edges, probably hallmarks of being a small operation. For examples, the fact that their home page CSS doesn't render properly on all browsers, and their Flash content throws non-fatal errors (see screen image above). At first I was dismissive of PN based on their lack of technical polish, but then Jill Davis Doughtie pointed out their Headlines RSS feed:

http://www.pasadenalivingmagazine.com/_ArticleManager/publish/rss.xml

Of course I immediatly subscribed to the feed. I subscribe to the pulp version of Pasadena Star News (yes, I know; what other version is there?!) and have now grown accustomed I seeing an article in PSN, which I already read (often covered more thoroughly) the day before when it came across my PN feed. Not only is PN scooping PSN by a full day with great regularity, but PN has quality that strikes me as a generally more granular, relevant cross section of *dena issues than PSN.

Add to high quality, timely, Web-friendly reporting the fact that their links don't grow stale after a couple weeks like PSN's do, and you've got a friend in me.

You can find Pasadena Now at either http://pasadenanow.com/ or http://pasadenalivingmagazine.com/
(don't ask me why their name and their url are branded differently)

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At 9/14/2007 3:33 PM, Anonymous Aaron Proctor said...

I like Pasadena Now....but they do sometimes get "out-scooped" and credited for "scooping" by people who just didn't happen to be on the PSN website at, say, 2 in the morning.

Nice entry as always.

 
At 9/14/2007 4:31 PM, Anonymous Aaron Proctor said...

P.S. I ranted on that Peter Dreier article in the P-Dub on my blog.

 
At 9/14/2007 4:33 PM, Blogger Jeremiah said...

Yeah, I read that. Nice one :P

 
At 9/14/2007 4:38 PM, Blogger Jeremiah said...

PS: AP's rant in case you were wondering is at www.proctorformayor.com/2007/09/14/ scroll to second post. LOLZ the Bee Gees picture!

 
At 9/14/2007 4:44 PM, Blogger Jeremiah said...

Oh, and re: scooping? Posting at 2am, even if it is a scoop, is not a scoop if there is no feed to "deliver" it. Right now, we have to wait for the pulp to plop. NOTE TO LARRY WILSON AND PSN AT LARGE: PLEASE OFFER RSS HEADLINES

 
At 9/17/2007 12:46 PM, Anonymous Aaron Proctor said...

Thanks for having Kelli and I over on Friday!

Just minutes before Sock On Madison began!

 
At 9/17/2007 1:00 PM, Blogger Jeremiah said...

It was a pleasure. We must do it again sometime soon.

 
At 4/26/2008 5:02 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Note that when the brush fire over at Chantry Flat was clearly visible to everyone in Pasadena after 3pm today, the Pasadena Star-News site had a report by half an hour later (3:38pm); as far as I can tell Pasadena Now still has nothing. For this neighborhood, that sort of thing is obviously of some importance.

 
At 4/27/2008 1:59 PM, Blogger Jeremiah said...

Very true. I've also noticed that their RSS feed is still broken, making them essentially irrelevant for me. It's been down for a long time.

 

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Yesterday's high over 109 °F

posted by Jeremiah 9/03/2007 10:21:00 AM

Yesterday the Stonehill News weather station recorded a high of 108.1 °F but we lost power and Internet during the hottest part of the day. The mercury thermometer topped out between 109 °F and 110 °F (approximately 109.5 °F, but I don't want to state it too precisely as the mercury thermometer has lower resolution than the digital one).

IDLocationHigh
KCAALTAD1Top Of Lake Ave108.3 °F
KCAALTAD2Stonehill Dr108.1 °F
KCAALTAD3N. Mount Curve104.1 °F
KCAALTAD7Zane Grey104.4 °F

The other three Altadena weather stations all seemed to have stayed online through the day yesterday. Above are yesterday's local highs as recorded on WUG.

Last year, July 22 is the day (not) to beat with a high of 112.5 °F recorded at Stonehill News.

It seems that we may have the dubious distinction of being the hottest place in Altadena =)

I considered the possibility that my temperature gauge was out of calibration, but it generally agrees with the mercury one. I guess it's possible they're both reading high, but not likely. They are both positioned in the shade on the north side of the garage, and never see direct sun. Assuming that the thermometers are reading correctly, I assume that there is some micro climate effect having to do with the orientation of the Gooseberry Canyon (watershed)

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