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Fantasy on Figueroa in Highland Park

Fantasy on Figueroa in Highland Park

Saw this great portable hotel in Wyoming. Lovely inside, not much of a parade vehicle. I’m am about 1,000% sure I won’t be riding in a vehicle like this in the North East LA Parade @ 1:00. I’ll be waving and taking of pictures of those along the route on Figueroa from Avenue 50 – […]

Deposits and withdrawals

Deposits and withdrawals

James and I were finally able to prep and then place coats of paint our table on our side porch. Turned out better than we thought it might. Neat, clean, even a bit shiny. The winds on Wednesday denied us too much pride filled time. Fresh dirt, no leaves.

Thursday’s Treemendous Tour

Thursday’s Treemendous Tour

Being without milk I had to make a trip to the store. I was not able to drive home directly. Partially because of the tree slalom on El Molino. The signal on the right is at the intersection of Washington Boulevard and El Molino. Partially because I couldn’t help but stop to take pictures of […]

10:00 PM update -http://www.cityofpasadena.net/

10:00 PM update -http://www.cityofpasadena.net/

Pasadena Water and Power crews have restored electricity to all but about 1,500 customers and are working diligently to finish the job following last night’s severe Santa Ana wind storm. The City of Pasadena, like several other area local governments, declared a local emergency in response to storm damage and brought together an emergency operation […]

Pasadena wind advisory

Pasadena wind advisory

PASADENA WIND ADVISORY – 12/1, 9 A.M. Now that daylight is upon us, city of Pasadena crews are thoroughly assessing damage throughout the community so responses can be more targeted with respect to fallen trees, downed power lines, damaged facilities, etc. A local state of emergency was declared early this morning and the Emergency Operations […]

A & J Cake & Candy Supplies

A & J Cake & Candy Supplies

To celebrate the publication of our sister book EAT: Los Angeles 2012, we’re posting regular listings chosen from the book’s many San Gabriel Valley destinations for food lovers. This week’s is a wonderful resource for bakers, on the east end of the Valley in Glendora. WHY Who wouldn’t want to learn how to make cluster candies, […]

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 […]

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Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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