Monday, July 23, 2012

Zen Monday: #206

I'm so afraid to say anything. I don't want to influence what you say.

It's Zen Monday. Tell us what you think.


This is not about Zen Monday. Just information for those interested in Hahamongna. The deadline for public comment on the current EIR process is August 23rd. (I'd get mine in by the 22nd, if I were you.)

Please send your responses and comments regarding the scope of the EIR to:
Rosa Laveaga
City of Pasadena
Department of Public Works
Phone: (626) 744-4321
Mailing Address:
City of Pasadena
Department of Public Works
Attn: Engineering Division
100 N. Garfield Avenue
Pasadena, CA, 91101

Tomorrow night is the bi-monthly meeting of the Hahamongna Watershed Park Advisory Committee. Here's the info:

The next meeting of the Hahamongna Watershed Park Advisory Committee (HWPAC) will be on Tuesday, July 24th at 6pm.

Meeting location is the
Pasadena City Yards
233 W. Mountain Street, 2nd floor Training Room
Pasadena, CA 91103

I.     Call to Order

II.    Roll Call

III.   Public Comment on Matters not on the Agenda and Items over which the Committee has Advisory Authority. (Please limit comments to three (3) minutes each)

-       Regular Meeting of March 27, 2012

V.    WORKSHOP: HWP Projects (Introduced by PW Staff)
A.    Procedure for presentation and public participation for Item V - ‘WORKSHOP: HWP Projects’ (Chair)
B.    Overview of HWP Master Plan (PW Staff)
C.    HWP Related Environmental Documents (PW Staff)
D.    Active Projects of the HWP Master Plan (PW Staff)

VI.   Old Business
E.    Update on LACDPW Post Station Fire Sediment Removal Project (Information item - PW Staff)
F.     Update on the Hahamongna Multi-Benefit Project and the Hahamongna Basin Multi-Use Project (Information item – PW Staff)

VII.  New Business
A.    General Announcements (From commissioners and/or staff)

VIII. Items from the Chair
A.    Next Meeting – September 25, 2012

Thank you!
Rosa Laveaga
Arroyo Seco Project Supervisor/HWPAC Liaison
Department of Public Works - Parks & Natural Resources Division
City of Pasadena
office: 626.744.3883
fax: 626.744.3932

And don’t forget to go to these City webpages to access all documents
and the most recent information about Hahamongna!
A report by Hugh Bowles that describes the grant requirements for Sycamore Grove Athletic Field at Hahamongna, and how it appears the City of Pasadena may have falsified information on its grant application:


Clifford Beshers said...


Jean Spitzer said...

A continuing series is hatched.

Paul @ Leeds Daily Photo said...

The only thing I know about Zen is that great book Zen and the art of motorcycle maintenance!

Trish said...

Petrea, you've uncovered the ancient local legend of "Zen Rock", believed to be an ancient locality, always shadowed by that larger cousin, "Eagle Rock".

You are AMAZING to have discovered this!!! You're going to be riiiiich! Uber riiiiich!

Well, ok, maybe only in our minds...

Speedway said...

Paper and Scissors lived in a bad neighborhood, where they were always threatened by members of the Rock Gang. They hid inside of their little cubby holes, afraid of being squashed by Rock. One day they met and discussed their woes, and came up with a plan to defeat the Rock gang at their own game. They knew it could be dangerous, but reams of paper and drawers-ful of scissors depended on their bravery.

They waited patiently, until one day one of the rocks was basking in the sun, oblivious to his surroundings. Carefully, Scissors and Paper climbed to the top of Rock 1, where they lay, patiently awaiting the arrival of Rock 2.

The sun was hot, almost singeing the edges of Paper, warping the blades of Scissors, but they did not move. Eventually, they could hear the heavy "ka-thump" of Rock 2's approach. "Ka-thump, ka-thump." They held each other tight because suddenly all became silent, all they could hear was the sound of rushing air.

Paper and Scissors opened their eyes to see that the bright sun had been blocked out by the shadow of Rock 2, as it hurtled from above for the kill! "Wait, wait!" yelled Scissors. Then at the very last second the two rolled off Rock 1, the concussion from the fall splitting the air above them.

Paper drifted to the ground, as if on a breeze; Scissors landed akimbo, gradually pulling his blades back together. Each took a look at the Rocks, broken and turned to gravel then, as they returned to their cubby holes, they could be heard to say -

"Well, they won't be pushing Paper around anymore," Scissors said.

"Yeah, and your plan was shear genius," replied Paper."

dive said...

Did you break off a little more, to check if it says "ZEN" all the way through?

altadenahiker said...

A gooey center protected by a hard candy shell. Melts in your mouth, not in your hand.

Bellis said...

Dive, ha ha, you rock. I wonder if Americans know about our english seaside rock (candy) with lettering all the way through?

As some graffiti on one of the rocks has already been painted out, I surmise this is a gang tag. The Zen gang of Pasadena - they ask a lot of questions and never understand the answers.

Ms M said...

Did you take this photo on a Monday??

Such fun comments by everyone!

Susan Campisi said...

Zen rock garden.

Thanks for posting info about the Haha meeting tomorrow. Every time I think of City Council's foolishness my blood boils. I will try to be Zen about it.

Petrea Burchard said...

Looks like the Hiker knows about the British candy. I didn't. It sounds good, though. I mean, it's candy, what could be bad?

I wish Trish were right.

Or Speedway.

But it's probably Bellis. Probably a gang tag. In which case I shouldn't have posted it. But what an idiot--no idea what Zen means.

Not that Zen Monday is all that much in line with Zen tradition.

Ann Erdman said...

Some idiot took a can of spray paint and defiled the natural environment. It's graffiti plain and simple, no matter what the word is. OK, no more cocktails for me tonight!

Petrea Burchard said...

I was hoping someone would say that. Give Ann another cocktail.

Bellis said...

Interesting sandstone-looking rocks, not the usual kind in our local area - where we you?

Dina said...

Best thing since sliced bread. But I wonder who or what sliced your rock loaf.

Petrea Burchard said...

Dina, my guess is nature sliced the rock. But whoever wrote on it is unnatural.

Bellis, I believe this is alongside the path north of the JPL Campus, just beyond the first bridge with the funny old "Versailles" railing. If you're walking north, look to your left.

Pasadena Adjacent said...

"zen" How Hahamongna will feel when we drop that big boy on a specific group of city council members

Margaret said...

The zen person finds the space between a rock and a hard place.