Saturday, February 21, 2015

A tale of two cities

...and one unincorporated town.



Sierra Madre



La Canada-Flintridge



Altadena

A couple of years ago, I remember the County fined Altadena-indie-shop owners for putting out sandwich signs advertising craft stores and cafe menus. And charged other small businesses through the nose for CUP's and such.

You'd think the County would promote something quaint, charming, inviting. Support the indie-owners who in turn support others in the community for what they grow, sew, create, and sell.

But now I get it. Lice Matters.

31 comments:

  1. In Altadena, but aspiring to Pasadena.

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  2. Lice, bed bugs, MERSA, measles, lady bird beetles; you name it we got it. We're a nation of infectious connections

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    1. U forgot the latest CRE... endoscopes that aren't properly sanitized... eewwww

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    2. That's so sad for all the people affected by it and by the fact that there's no treatment for it. I prefer to eat at home, I wash my hands when I get home, don't get me started about vaccines, and please don't offer me a medical procedure unless it's completely and totally unavoidable. And I'm recovering from a badly broken leg. I have just refused to believe I would do anything but recover from it.

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  3. I just saw that one today. Klassy. At least the "Hair Angels" chain (with one in Pasadena and Sierra Madre etc) has discreet/cute signage and name so you don't feel like a pariah marching in there with your kiddos. (Not affiliated/plugging the latter, but as a mama who's had to BTDT, I can't fathom mortifying my kids with the former!)

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  4. I never had them as a kid but my son did and they looooved me! We must be way tastier or sumfin.

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  5. All manner of things can happen to the best of people, but a little tact and discretion, please.

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  6. When they're crawling
    It's appalling
    Stop your stalling
    Come a'calling.

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  7. Love the neon sign "Karins Hair Salon".
    I am glad that I never had lice, they are easily spread in schoolchildren.
    Have a good Sunday.

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  8. "Just gimme some kind of sign, girl." Breton Wood 1968

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  9. I've lost my comments twice now. Why won't it publish me? I'll try again later.

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  10. If Altadena incorporated, it could fund improvements, such as bringing Bulgarini out from its hiding space, and Carmelo too. Somewhere pleasant to sit and lick my giant Carmelo cone would be great. I'd stop at a Starbucks. But I've been told that the reason there's no nice center in Altadena is that the trains went up and down Fairoaks and Lake and stores opened by the stops to serve the passengers, but nowhere else.

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  11. Scranton City Council just passed an ordinance tripling sign fees. People are whining that this huge fee will make businesses move. The new fee? Wait for it: 24 square feet (4'x6'): $12 per year. 100 square feet: $24 per year. No restrictions on signs. My business had a tasteful 2'x3' sign in upstate New York, and the sign fee was $200 per year. So Scranton stores ought to shut up. Even more so because they are allowed to have signs for things other than lice clinics!

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  12. Mr. Earl, you made me happy!
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mRBPwWHvgvg

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  13. As I've never dived into even the wading pool of politics, I can't tell you how confusing and unintelligible I find unincorporation. I was going to give a few examples, but then thought, fuck it. On the upside, soon we'll all be lice-free, and I'll just go watch the Oscars.

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  14. Hahahahahahaha!
    I'm 'scratching my head' at this one. Lice attack! GRIN.

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  15. Well, if you find yourself with lice, I guess you will appreciate knowing where to get help.

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  16. I'm curious to see who moves into the empty store next door.

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  17. Lice lobbyists carry a big stick

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  18. Oh, boy . . . how much easier life could be if . . . .

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  19. Go to those hair salons and then go to the lice clinic to get the nits removed...or is it the other way around?

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  20. You cut your coat to suit your cloth, I guess. This same address was, until a few months ago, a salon called The Beauty Room.

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  21. Very interesting -- the politics often are when you've got incorporated vs. unincorporated.
    I like "Nits R Us" -- :-) Petrea

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  22. Head lice don't spread disease. Maybe the "clinic" portion of the name is meant to be medical and antiseptic-sounding, but it also misleadingly implies a disease issue, rather than a cosmetic one.

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  23. Oh man! That is hilarious! That third photo made me spray out some of me drink.

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