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Andy Garcia’s "City Island"

Andy Garcia’s "City Island"

The average American family has secrets, but nothing like those that the Rizzo family keeps. In the new movie City Island, Andy Garcia stars as Vince Rizzo a corrections officer and aspiring actor. Vince stops at nothing to cover up his evening acting classes even if it means his wife thinks he’s having an affair. […]

The Routes of Man

The Routes of Man

Forget the station wagon—and Kerouac for that matter. Ted Conover’s road trips veer off the smooth blacktop in favor of truck convoys through Kenya, Beijing racing clubs, altitude-inducing Andean shipping routes. Conover explores how roads can bring resources, trade, and modernity to the most remote regions of the world along with disease and social strife. […]

Supper Liberation Front

Supper Liberation Front

Blame it on our nose-to-the-grindstone L.A. County health inspectors, who always seem to ferret out a food festival or suspicious food truck, or maybe it’s the traffic’s fault, but Los Angeles has never had its fair share of underground restaurants (we admittedly find it hard to imagine willfully eating in someone’s attic or basement after […]

Pasadena Urgent Care Center

Pasadena Urgent Care Center

This is an artist’s rendering of the Pasadena Urgent Care Center. Construction is underway at 3160 E. Del Mar Blvd., just west of Madre Street in East Pasadena where such a center is needed. We had a groundbreaking ceremony on March 3. Here’s the money shot with the officials and their golden shovels. City Manager […]

Have a Nice Day!

Have a Nice Day!

There is nothing mellow about this yellow… Have you ever seen a more cheerful car? I had to give it a close inspection to make sure I wasn’t missing a happy face painted on the hood. There wasn’t one, but the effect was just the same. Read the Full Story at Glimpses of South Pasadena

Zen Monday: #87

Zen Monday: #87

Zen Monday is the day you experience the photo and give us your thoughts rather than me telling you what I think the photo’s about. There’s no right or wrong. It means what you think it means, or what you want it to mean. I look for a photo worth contemplating or, failing that, something […]

Down on the Farm

Down on the Farm

Danny's Farm held an open house Saturday, and all kinds of people showed up to see the animals and learn about the good work the Farm does with adults and children with disabilities. Farm namesake Danny Gott and his large rabbit greeted all comers. Quite a crowd of people enjoyed looking around. Anybody who was […]

Kat Tale

Kat Tale

Why am I posting a picture of my cat Mirabelle? Well, she is a resident of South Pasadena. (A very pampered, very spoiled resident…) But this picture is also my attempt to approximate some of the wonderful shots of another San Gabriel Valley resident named Kat — the blogmistress of Pasadena, 91105 and Beyond. Kat’s […]

Saving Daylight

Saving Daylight

I’m one of those creatures who needs sun. So is Boz. Like the kitty in this photo, every morning Boz positions himself in a sunny spot by the window and soaks up the rays. Our rainy season affects him so badly that on gray days he gets downright depressed. You’ve never seen such misery in […]

Free Dirty Movie

Free Dirty Movie

DIRT! The Movie, inspired by Dirt: The Ecstatic Skin of the Earth (what better title exists in any bookstore?), screens free Tuesday night at the Pacific Design Center in West Hollywood. Dirt teems with life, and gives life, but is increasingly scarce; if we expect to be nourished by this fast-disappearing resource, this award-winning documentary […]

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