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10 Things We’re Thankful For

10 Things We’re Thankful For

We’re a lucky bunch at Hometown Pasadena, and we know it. So each of us decided to share one thing about our hometowns that we’re particularly grateful for. 1. The Rose Bowl Aquatic Center. I’ve been swimming laps there for 25 years, and while it has grown more crowded and you encounter the occasional breach of [...]

Pasadena Farmers’ Market

Pasadena Farmers’ Market

WHY A great market east of Hollywood.

WHAT This popular market on the edge of Victory Park offers Harry’s Berries, Bill’s Bees (honeys), ABC Rhubarb (herbs and greens), Two Peas in a Pod (super sweet sugar snaps, shelling beans, cauliflower, berries),and Mike Taylor (spring and Maui onions, tomatoes, nasturtiums).

Roma Italian Deli

Roma Italian Deli

WHY Excellent Italian prosciutti, cheeses, sausages, salumi and gnocchi, sold with style and lots of sample tastes.

Riding the Rails: Using the Metro

Riding the Rails: Using the Metro

The Gold Line First built in 2003, and expanded more recently, the Gold Line connects East L.A. to Pasadena, with stops in Boyle Heights, Little Tokyo, Union Station, Lincoln Heights, Highland Park, South Pasadena and Old Pasadena, among others. The northeastern terminus is currently Sierra Madre Villa in east Pasadena, although there is hope to [...]

Hollywood East: Movie and TV Locations

Hollywood East: Movie and TV Locations

Something is filming almost every day in Pasadena and environs, from a commercial to a big-budget feature film. See those hand-lettered cardboard signs taped to lampposts, with such cryptic messages as “Fish” or “Wagon”? That’s code for the crew, and the arrow on the sign is pointing toward the filming location. Here are some of [...]

Antiques on the East Colorado Corridor

Antiques on the East Colorado Corridor

Several new specialty antique shops have joined established dealers to stake out turf on the east side of Pasadena. From Victorian to art deco to Mid-Century, the East Colorado Blvd. neighborhood is destination shopping for antiques lovers. Don’t be surprised to see additional pioneers who have recently opened up shop. Park someplace around Colorado and [...]

Lemonade

Lemonade

On a hot summer’s day, nothing hits the spot more than a glass of ice-cold lemonade. If you’re a bit of a lemonade snob, like I am, then the from-concentrate variety found in most restaurants doesn’t cut it. I crave the homemade stuff: fresh squeezed, tart-sweet, ice-cold and refreshing. Refusing to settle for the watered-down [...]

One Colorado Summer Movies & Music

One Colorado Summer Movies & Music

On weekend evenings in July, the wall above Crate & Barrel become a movie screen, and the courtyard fills with people out to see such classic films as High Society and The Sting. In August, the courtyard becomes a music club – fun blues bands play at 9 p.m., and everyone dances, from date-night couples [...]

Vroman’s Bestsellers 5/22/11

Vroman’s Bestsellers 5/22/11

Hardcover Fiction Calebs Crossing, Geraldine Brooks Spiders Web, Earlene Fowler Snowman, Jo Nesbo Leaving Van Gogh, Carol Wallace Fifth Witness, Michael Connelly Sixkill, Robert Parker Drop of the Hard Stuff, Lawrence Block Buried Prey, John Sandford Tigers Wife, Tea Obreht 2030, Albert Brooks Hardcover Non-Fiction In the Garden of Beasts, Erik Larson If You Ask [...]

The Sacrifice of Deputy Charlene Rottler

The Sacrifice of Deputy Charlene Rottler

On January 3, 2010, retired Deputy Sheriff Charlene “Charlie” Rottler, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, died from injuries she sustained while working on patrol at the Altadena Sheriff’s Station. Most people are unfamiliar with Charlie’s story. She and her training officer were involved in a traffic collision with a drunk driver on November 5, 1972, [...]

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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