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All Hail the Trail Tenders!

All Hail the Trail Tenders!

Every fall I get inspired to start hiking again. That’s because the days get cooler, the skies get bluer, and the San Gabriels just seem more inviting than in the heat of summer. True, we never really got the heat of summer this year, but nonetheless, fellow Hometown Pasadenan Mel Malmberg and I felt the [...]

Radhika

Radhika

The corner of Mission and Meridian in South Pasadena may seem ideal for a restaurant, given the Gold Line station, the abundance of popular cafés and boutiques, and the increasing street life, but this spot has seen several failures. Radhika seems to be the tenant that will stick. A new incarnation of the restaurant that [...]

Lovin’ Levitt

Lovin’ Levitt

We showed love to the Levitt Pavilion concerts by throwing a few bucks in the donation bucket every time we attended a concert this summer, but now that the season has ended, we wanted to shout out some love for one of the greatest gifts to the region: Free concerts, five nights a week, in [...]

Señor Fish

Señor Fish

The L.A.-area destination for fish tacos and all manner of Mexican seafood, Senor Fish is justly famed for its cooking, from the homemade salsas to the savory beans to the scallop enchiladas. We’re partial to the seafood quesadilla, a diet-busting dream of tortillas, cheese, shrimp and scallops. The Eagle Rock branch, in an old bungalow [...]

Three Cheers for Hyperlocal!

Three Cheers for Hyperlocal!

“Hyperlocal” is one of the buzz words du jour, the new hope of battered journalism everywhere. We’re doing it here in Pasadena for arts, community, culture and food; Altadenablog is doing it with real hometown devotion in Altadena; and now comes Alhambra Source, a most impressive new site. In fact, it’s the most impressive hyperlocal [...]

Intelligentsia Coffee

Intelligentsia Coffee

We stopped into Intelligentsia the other day, a few weeks after its opening, and saw that it is settling very successfully into Old Pasadena life. Things were quiet for the first week or two, but now the word is out, and it appears that every under-30 person in town with an deliberately ragged haircut, a [...]

Post Vacation Book Report

Post Vacation Book Report

It’s always inspiring at the end of summer vacation season to hear a friend rave about a book she read on the plane, on the beach or in the cabin. So we thought we’d share three novels that our Hometown Pasadena friends can’t stop talking about as summer draws to a close. Before everyone’s reading [...]

Zinnia

Zinnia

Thanks to Zinnia, we may never have to set foot in the dreaded Michael’s again. This is a craft store with personality, flair and whimsy, staffed by people who are obsessed with this stuff. Owner Tamara says this store looks like the inside of her brain, which is either a thrilling or frightening statement, depending [...]

What They Did This Summer

What They Did This Summer

Volunteering at the zoo seems like it would be one of those fun, easy ways for teenagers to do their community service. But volunteering at the L.A. Zoo is a very serious commitment, requiring extensive training and a whole lot of hours over a two-year period. So it attracts the best and brightest of L.A. [...]

Ryan Scott Oliver, Composer & Lyricist

Ryan Scott Oliver, Composer & Lyricist

One doesn’t always associate Pasadena with bicoastal living—Beverly Hills or Malibu are more associated with a New York and a glamorous show-business dual residence. But Ryan Scott Oliver is not glamorous—people who grow up in East Pasadena and Sierra Madre rarely are, and thank goodness for that. He is, however, in show business, specifically as [...]

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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