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The People You Need

The People You Need

“I love Hometown Pasadena’s Concierge. I recently used it to find great skilled tradesman fix up my house, and every one has been exceptional. Some did not even know they were on the site.” — Mary Flynn, Pasadena Didn’t we just overhear you saying you’re trying to find a good electrician? Or was it a [...]

Craftsman Weekend 2010

Craftsman Weekend 2010

Fall is in the air, heat be damned, which means it’s time for Pasadena to get all Craftsmany. It’s a mere two weeks until Pasadena Heritage‘s Craftsman Weekend, which attracts Arts & Crafts fans from all over the country. Because two of the many events over the three-day weekend are already sold out (both involving [...]

ArtNight, ArtWalk and More!

ArtNight, ArtWalk and More!

We locals know there’s a whole lot more to Pasadena than parades and princesses—there’s culture, and learning, and beauty, and food… and ArtNight. Held on a fall Friday night, ArtNight is a robust celebration of the arts that is attended by everyone and his mother: schoolkids, seniors, yuppies, preppies, Caltech scientists, preschool teachers, employed poets, unemployed [...]

Food Trucks at KPCC Tuesday

Food Trucks at KPCC Tuesday

Are food trucks a great asset to the L.A. culinary scene, or are they unfair competition for bricks-and-mortar restaurants? Is the good they do—feeding thousands with flair, economy and sociability—offset by the issues they cause in terms of trash, zoning and parking? That will be the topic at Tuesday’s AirTalk forum to be held at [...]

Krystina Castella: Baker, Writer, Designer, Entrepreneur

Krystina Castella: Baker, Writer, Designer, Entrepreneur

Some people focus for years and learn to do one thing very, very well. Such a person is Krystina Castella, a RISD graduate and industrial designer who parlayed her talent and training into a successful product design and manufacturing business and a professorship at Art Center. Others have so many interests that they jump from [...]

Little Farm Fresh

Little Farm Fresh

Thanks to our friend Allison King for tipping us off to her new produce source, Little Farm Fresh. Owner Jennifer Little, who some locals know from her time working at Camille Frances de Pedrini in South Pasadena, has long “farmed” her home property near the San Gabriel Mission, and she’s started a produce delivery business. [...]

Two Locals Are MacArthur Geniuses

Two Locals Are MacArthur Geniuses

It’s MacArthur season again, when that stealthy foundation names 23 people who are making this world a better place are surprised with a phone call telling them that they are being awarded $100,000 a year for five years to put toward their work in whatever way they deem necessary. Scientists, scholars, musicians, teachers, writers, inventors, [...]

To Grow or Not to Grow, That Is the Question

To Grow or Not to Grow, That Is the Question

It’s a conundrum that Tevye would appreciate: On the one hand, growth brings jobs and much-needed tax revenue to Pasadena. On the other hand, it increases traffic. But on the other hand, mass-transit-adjacent growth helps reduce our dependence on the car and is better for the environment. But on the other, other hand, thoughtless growth [...]

Profile of a Sierra Madre Character

Profile of a Sierra Madre Character

While catching up on the last few months of Los Angeles magazines recently, we came across a wonderful profile of Cynthia Abernethy, the queen of L.A. estate sales and a longtime Sierra Madre resident. Most of the sales she runs are here in the San Gabriel Valley, which article author Dave Gardetta says are better, [...]

Porta Via

Porta Via

Vic Ciulla and John Weithas, two genial longtime Pasadenans who used to run Twin Palms, own this white-tiled, high-ceilinged Italian deli, which has successfully filled Pasadena’s considerable need for upscale Italian takeout and café food with easy parking. Order your custom salad or superb panini or sub-style sandwich and snag a tall table inside or [...]

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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