Galen Patterson

On the Ground With Pasadena First Responders and County ERTs
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On the Ground With Pasadena First Responders and County ERTs

By Galen Patterson Eaton Canyon was silent on the warm, clear-mountain morning of Feb. 21, until vehicles, including emergency response vehicles from the Pasadena Fire Department (PFD), began swarming the ridge above the canyon on Pinecrest Drive in Altadena. Before long, dozens of first responders and EMT volunteers were in uniform, jumping into their gear…

2020 Rose Parade Highlights
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2020 Rose Parade Highlights

By Galen Patterson 2020’s Rose Parade greeted the U.S. at the dawn of a new decade on Jan. 1. The show began with the traditional stealth bomber flyover, where the military showcased it’s quiet technology even at low altitudes, which led immediately into a short performance by Ally Brooke. Accompanied by many dancers and drummers,…

Healing California
Lifestyle

Healing California

Part 1 in a series devoted to making permanent water-conscious lifestyle changes. By Galen Patterson In 2017, a six-year drought in California was declared over by then-Governor Jerry Brown. That year was particularly rainy in Southern California, and the most extreme water saving measures were relaxed. Almost immediately, water usage began to increase to pre-drought…

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