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Arroyo Walkers: Pay Attention!

Arroyo Walkers: Pay Attention!

Thanks to Pasadena historian, writer and Arroyo resident Ann Scheid for letting us know about the issue that’s been brewing in the lower Arroyo watershed area. There’s been some tension between the Pasadena Roving Archers and walkers—the archers, understandably, want to have lots of space to shoot arrows without fear of hitting people (or dogs), [...]

Almost Heaven, Pasadena

Almost Heaven, Pasadena

Pasadena now has more historic districts than Hollywood has marijuana dispensaries, but it all started with Bungalow Heaven, Pasadena’s first Landmark District and a recent addition to the National Register of Historic Places. Bungalow junkies, whose numbers are legion, clear their calendars in April to be ready for the annual Bungalow Heaven home tour, which [...]

Upper Arroyo Seco, Pasadena

Upper Arroyo Seco, Pasadena

5 miles round-trip; easy Alternate: El Prieto Trail Often called “the JPL Trail” by locals (JPL is next door), this is an ideal hike for hot summer months, following the Arroyo Seco stream under shady cover of bay, willow, sycamore and oak—although farther up the trail, much of the foliage remains destroyed or damaged from [...]

The League of Extraordinary Women

The League of Extraordinary Women

Sounds like a good name for a comic book, doesn’t it? But while the women of the League of Women Voters don’t appear to have any superpowers—and in fact more than a few need walkers or the elbows of friends to get around—they have undoubtably made life in our Gotham a lot better. The Pasadena [...]

A Double-Header at Ten Thousand Villages

A Double-Header at Ten Thousand Villages

Wednesday’s a big day at Ten Thousand Villages, the nonprofit Pasadena store stocked with fair-trade goods from around the world. It will be launching its new partnership with The Women’s Room, a refuge for homeless and lonely women. The women have been making colorful sachets filled with local lavender, and the store will be selling [...]

Walk Your Dead Over to Vertical

Walk Your Dead Over to Vertical

Attention zombies and the people who love them: To celebrate the DVD release of AMC’s The Walking Dead, a hit series about, you guessed it, the undead, Vertical Wine Bistro is hosting a zombie party. You might wonder why a chic wine bistro would invite zombies for dinner, but there’s a good reason—owner and Pasadena [...]

Athletes & Actors Star at… Caltech?

Athletes & Actors Star at… Caltech?

It’s been a big week for our smart friends at Caltech. The school has never been what you might call an athletic powerhouse; after all, it takes too much time from discovering black holes to fit in six hours of practice a day. And yet… there was joy in Smartville on Tuesday, when the Beavers actually [...]

How About Suburban Homesteading?

How About Suburban Homesteading?

It’s been oh so entertaining to follow the national kerfuffle around Pasadena’s Dervaes family and their announcement that they have trademarked the terms “urban homestead” and “urban homesteading” and that they intend to legally enforce said trademarks. This came, of course, as a great surprise to the nationally known authors (and nearby Silver Lake residents) [...]

Vroman’s Bestsellers 2/14/2011

Vroman’s Bestsellers 2/14/2011

Hardcover Fiction Shortcut Man, PG Sturges Exley, Brock Clarke Discovery of Witches, Deborah Harkness Swamplandia!, Karen Russell The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest, Steig Larsson Book of Tomorrow, Cecelia Ahern While Mortals Sleep, Kurt Vonnegut Object of Beauty, Steve Martin Oracle of Stamboul, Michael Lukas Sherlockian, Graham Moore Hardcover Non-Fiction Drive, Daniel H. Pink [...]

Salvation Army Antique Store

Salvation Army Antique Store

Behind the huge Salvation Army Thrift Store lies this smaller cottage where the better goods go. That’s not to say this is fancy stuff—it’s still a funky thrift shop, with the expected racks of old clothing and household tchotchkes. But this is where the better furniture goes, and savvy shoppers stop in weekly for a [...]

Gooden Open House Saturday, January 11

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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