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Oh, What a House!

Oh, What a House!

It’s home-and-garden tour season in the San Gabriel Valley, and we’re all peeking into vast mansions, classic family homes and precious bungalows to see how people with good taste remodel, paint, decorate and landscape. But to see the beauty of a truly great Pasadena home stripped bare of ornamentation, check out the website for the Hindry [...]

Elements: The Bar

Elements: The Bar

Once the Pasadena Playhouse returns (we have faith that it will), the Playhouse District will really have it goin’ on, now that Elements Kitchen has added a proper bar to the neighborhood. Lined with windows to the street and the Playhouse courtyard, the space is comfortably furnished with a few low, upholstered seating areas for [...]

It’s Almost ArcLight Time

It’s Almost ArcLight Time

Every construction project we’ve ever heard of takes months, if not years, and goes long over schedule. So it’s quite extraordinary that Pacific Theatres, owner of the theater complex at the Paseo, is pulling off a total renovation of the space in a mere five weeks. The former Pacific Theatres at the Paseo closed earlier [...]

The Second Coming of Euro Pane

The Second Coming of Euro Pane

After months of rumors and changing plans, Pasadena’s goddess baker Sumi Chang has quietly opened a new, larger offshoot of her Euro Pane Bakery & Café in the new building right across Colorado from the Paseo. It’s not officially open until May 1, but you can stop by now for a coffee, a pastry and/or [...]

Tour Heaven for Bungalow Lovers

Tour Heaven for Bungalow Lovers

It’s a heavenly time of year in Pasadena, with flowers blazing, sun shining — and homes opening for tours in Bungalow Heaven. That’s right, Pasadena’s most desirable middle-class neighborhood, where yuppies fuss over modest early 1900s houses like they were priceless Ming vases, is hosting its annual tour this weekend.

Style Uncorked

Style Uncorked

Wine, food, jazz and fashion are the focus of this year’s big fundraiser for Planned Parenthood Pasadena and San Gabriel Valley. Called Style Uncorked, the party is happening Friday night at an undisclosed Pasadena location (buy a ticket and find out). Proceeds will fund myriad health education programs sponsored by PPPSGV for 23 local communities, [...]

On the Air With Off-Ramp at KPCC’s New Digs

On the Air With Off-Ramp at KPCC’s New Digs

Yesterday I got a tour of KPCC‘s commodious new headquarters on Raymond, conveniently located across the street from Jones Coffee, near Del Mar Station, and just up the street from Prospect Park‘s world headquarters. It’s a wonderful building, modern and light-filled and airy, with studios galore, a vast office space for on-air talent (said hi [...]

Jameson Brown Coffee Roasters

Jameson Brown Coffee Roasters

We pride ourselves on our nose for good coffee, so it was distressing to discover that Jameson Brown has been lurking right in front of us for three years now. Well, not right in front — the location on Allen at Locust, just south of the 210, is not exactly on the beaten path, so [...]

Rose Bowl Pathway Renovation

Rose Bowl Pathway Renovation

As Rose Bowl walkers of considerable experience, we’re glad to see work beginning this week on a new dedicated pedestrian path circling Brookside Golf Course, the Rose Bowl and Brookside Park. And we’re even happier to hear that as part of the construction, the city will take down all those ridiculous signs telling walkers and [...]

Glendale Food Truck Confab

Glendale Food Truck Confab

Gourmet food truck confabs are increasingly popular, but not all are created equal — and the gathering headed for the Americana at Brand on March 30th is better than the norm. Some of our very favorites will be there from 6 to 9 p.m., including the Buttermilk Truck, Komodo, the Grilled Cheese Truck and Frysmith. The [...]

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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