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Nov. 17th, 2002 | 01:04 am

Wow, not only are we getting light rail and car sharing here in pasadena. I just found a reference to an organic/vegetrain restaurant, real food, that is "Opening Soon in Pasadena".

On the downside I've started paying attention to a strange black dust that appears by my windows. It's been appearing by my work windows for some time, and I'd like to know what it is. Top theories so far have been rubber, brake-pad materials, and diesel exhaust. Though I should collect some and see if I can get someone at caltech to tell me what it is.

I also found a paper in March 6th issue of The Journal of the American Medical Association called Lung Cancer, Cardiopulmonary Mortality, and Long-term exposure to Fine Particulate Air Pollution.

Their conclusion was that living in a polluted metropolitan area was about as dangerous as being overweight/obese. (Though not as bad as their worst category of obsesity)

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Stephanie Wukovitz

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from: sebab
date: Nov. 17th, 2002 01:06 am (UTC)
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Real Food has already been in Santa Monica for years, and in West Hollywood for a while.

it's WONDERFUL.

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Diane Trout

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from: alienghic
date: Nov. 17th, 2002 01:18 am (UTC)
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Thanks for the recommendation...

I think I'll try talking some of my more epicurean friends into trying the west hollywood site tomorrow.

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adrienne

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from: sapience
date: Nov. 17th, 2002 04:59 am (UTC)
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Congratulations! I'm so glad that your goals are beginning to materialize. Flexcar seems like an interesting concept, and more light rail is definitely a wonderful step forward. I used to go to Real Food Daily with Arielle. They have some yummy dishes.

And given the disproportionate amount of space in this entry spent on negativity (given that you had three positive items and one negative, but spent three times as much space on the negative bit), I think I'll take a moment to mention that you are allowed to stop worrying for a little bit and take some time to celebrate your victories, you know. In fact, I might even suggest it. *grin*

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Diane Trout

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from: alienghic
date: Nov. 17th, 2002 12:44 pm (UTC)
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And there I was thinking that finding actual data saying that I'm right was positive... It makes it easier for me to say we need to create policies to encourage people to walk or bike. Like perhaps stores should charge people who don't need to park less money (since providing parking does cost them) It could be done either by charging for parking or by giving discounts to those who show up by alternate means.

Or am I missing the point and should actually enjoy the good stuff that's happening now and not always be looking ahead to the next challenge?

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adrienne

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from: sapience
date: Nov. 18th, 2002 01:29 pm (UTC)
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Or am I missing the point and should actually enjoy the good stuff that's happening now and not always be looking ahead to the next challenge?

Bingo!

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Diane Trout

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from: alienghic
date: Nov. 19th, 2002 11:35 pm (UTC)
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If you insist, but I thought worrying was half the fun of life. ;)

I guess I still haven't had a chance to write my description of Arden, which was something pretty fun enjoyable and all around positive.

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Vicky the Compost Queen

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from: vixter
date: Nov. 18th, 2002 03:11 pm (UTC)
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I want to know what's in the dust, should you find out.

I can relate to dust, there is a lot in
my house (particulary since the cleaning lady quit), but I rarely get to Pasadena.

We did the
Cal Tech tour with my daughter, who is a senior in high school, but she doesn't want to go there.

So I don't see much Pasadena in my future.

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