Ironically, my iPhone has a tough time getting a GPS connection when I walk around Caltech. At one point, Runkeeper let me know I had just walked a 3-minute mile. My plotted route shows all sorts of fun zigs and zags.
Evidently, Christmas came early to Altadena!. Target was doing a shoot for a winter commercial, and turned two houses a ways up the city from us into a winter wonderland, with live reindeer! Chris Considine wrote up the report.
The anecdote about the reindeer catching antlers in the lights was amusing.
A year ago, Pasadena and the surrounding communities were layered in smoke and ashes as the huge Station Fire burned acres upon acres.
The Station Fire in the hills behind the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Photo by Bill Westphal.
One year ago, this is what the hills above my workplace looked like.
Even though I lived through it, it’s still hard to believe such a monster fire was so close.