I was in Old Pasadena yesterday afternoon and couldn't help but notice the three ABC7 News vans parked outside the Apple store. iPad fever, of course. Local news was covering the iPad launch the way network news used to cover war campaigns. Well, I suppose it is a war of sorts. The thing is, I've been noticing that ABC7 News is always reporting from Old Pasadena now. Need the Common Man's opinion about the weather? Grab someone walking through Old Pasadena. Need the Common Man's opinion on lettuce? Old Pasadena — just over brimming with Common Man*. ABC7 News used to hang out at Studio City, on the intersection of Ventura and Laurel Canyon Blvd. I used to live near Studio City. Now I live near Old Pasadena. Is there a connection? Is ABC7 News stalking me?
Anyway, if appearing on the local news is part of your Bucket List, head on over to Old Pasadena.
*Here I'm using the Old English meaning of man, a term that was not gender specific and meant person (I'm thinking we need to revive that great old meaning).