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Our Favorite Artisans & Craftspeople

Our Favorite Artisans & Craftspeople

Here are the creative locals who enrich our homes and our lives: florists, designers, photographers, garden consultants, letterpress printers, furniture makers, caterers, chefs, fine artists, jewelers…

Our Favorite Tradespeople

Our Favorite Tradespeople

Here are the tradespeople we rely on to get the job done: contractors, electricians, plumbers, carpenters, auto mechanics, house painters, piano movers, piano tuners, upholsterers, roofers, pooly guys, seamstresses, gardeners, dog trainers, tile layers and more.

Kitchen Gardens for Everyone

Kitchen Gardens for Everyone

Some call them Victory Gardens, but we prefer the term “kitchen garden.” Whatever they’re called, everyone suddenly wants one, including Michelle Obama. The Obamas will have a professional team and a serious budget to create their kitchen garden, but we San Gabriel Valleyites have one thing they don’t have: A near-perfect growing climate. Although there [...]

Explosion in Pasadena

Explosion in Pasadena

It’s Monday afternoon, March 16th, and if you’re hearing the helicopters and seeing the traffic in southwest Pasadena (we’re watching it all out our office window), it’s because there was an explosion at Californian Linen (the former Dy-Dee Diaper) on California at Raymond. Three men are reportedly seriously injured and are at Huntington. If you’re [...]

Some Posts for Pasadena

Some Posts for Pasadena

No time to post much today — we’re spending the day paying our respects to Sue Campoy, whose memorial service is at Holy Family Church in South Pasadena. But here are a few things worth checking out: • It’s election day in Pasadena, and three city council seats are up for grabs. Don’t forget to [...]

Red White + Bluezz Delivers the Goods

Red White + Bluezz Delivers the Goods

We were remiss in not including Red White + Bluezz in the last edition of Hometown Pasadena the book, so we’ll make up for it here. Our colleague Jean Barrett over at sister site eat-la.com gave it a rave review. Check out what she has to say here. And note that the roster of musicians [...]

Posts Around Pasadena

Posts Around Pasadena

A few things worth reading from around our cybersphere: Larry Wilson wades into the how-we-define-our-neighborhoods issue raised by the Los Angeles Times:   Pasadena Star-News A new blog is aiming to get lots of public participation on issues of development, design, sustainability and perfecting the general plan for the city of Pasadena:  Pasadena InSight Curbed L.A. [...]

Vroman's Names Best Local Businesses

Vroman's Names Best Local Businesses

The Vroman’s blog just concluded a voter-driven contest to choose some of Pasadena’s best businesses. Plenty of our favorites made the cut, including: Best Coffee Shop: Jones Coffee Best Gift Shop: Motif Best Bar: Lucky Baldwin’s Best Specialty Bookstore: Book Alley … and a bunch more. Click here for the details.

Update on Pasadena Shooting

Update on Pasadena Shooting

Here’s an update from LAist on last week’s fatal shooting of a 38-year-old man named Leroy Barnes by Pasadena police officers. We happened by about an hour after it happened and have never seen so many police vehicles in one place before. Drove by again yesterday (the site is just off Washington near Lincoln, part [...]

Pasadenan Diane Emley at Vroman's

Pasadenan Diane Emley at Vroman's

We’re all about the hometown, as we hope you know by now, so of course we’re pleased with the success of local author Diane Emley. She’ll be at Vroman’s Wednesday night to talk about and sign her new book, The Deepest Cut. It’s the conclusion to her crime-novel trilogy starring Pasadena detective Nan Vining. The [...]

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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