Wednesday, September 3, 2008
I caught up with Todd Ruiz yesterday after work. We met on the patio at McCormick & Schmick's across the street from City Hall.
Todd covered City Hall and Pasadena politics for the Star-News after the team of Gary Scott and Gene Maddaus and before Fred Ortega.
Todd's doing well and remains a fascinating guy who loves good adventures in life.
I miss his blogging. Of course, my favorite Todd Blog moment was this:
ANATOMY OF A CONFLICT
By Todd on February 7, 2008 10:35 AM |
Now for something completely silly.
I often get copied on e-mails pertaining to back-and-forth disputes, from topics serious to insane.
Recently, my inbox has witnessed a quiet feud between Lisa Derderian and Ann Erdman, of the Pasadena Fire Department and City Hall, respectively.
Both women are heads of public information duties, and it's precisely their heads at stake -- at least what's on them.
From what I've been able to reconstruct, Lisa sent this photo to Ann to rub in just how awesome her PIO helmet is:
Gripped with jealousy, Ann put her leet crafting skills to work to forge a helm worthy of her station:
Maybe now that Measure D has passed, they can give that thing a proper retrofit.