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Altadenablog reports: Vroman's trees down, festival postponed

Altadenablog reports: Vroman's trees down, festival postponed

Check out today’s post from the very fine altadenablog — under the cover of night, the city of Pasadena cut down the controversial trees in front of Vroman’s. And although this morning’s Black History Month parade is going on now, the afternoon festival will be rescheduled, due to tensions over the police shooting on Thursday [...]

Cyclists swarm Pasadena on Saturday

Cyclists swarm Pasadena on Saturday

The Amgen Tour cyclists hit Pasadena tomorrow for their final leg of the annual race, which travels much of the length of California and ends at the Rose Bowl sometime around 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, February 21. Even though Lance Armstrong isn’t riding at full speed, excitement is high, and the crowds will be plentiful around [...]

The Blogs Report…

The Blogs Report…

News and views from some of the local blogs and sites we follow: Valet parking in Eagle Rock? My, how times change!  theeastsiderla.com A Pasadena couple comes up with a quality hand soap made from biodiesel.  coolhunting.com Why do we live here? This photo about sums it up. Glimpses of South Pasadena A wee little [...]

Learn to Draw with Tom Gammill: Episode 4

Learn to Draw with Tom Gammill: Episode 4

Tom Gammill Lesson Four More words of wisdom from Altadena comic-strip artist and comedy writer Tom Gammill. Enjoy!

Death of an Oak

Death of an Oak

Our friend Ann Erdman, Pasadena’s public information officer, reported today on her blog about the death of one of urban Pasadena’s most impressive oaks. Read about it here.

Around Town

Around Town

Here’s a photo of the water gushing into a pool in the Arroyo from our Wednesday dog walk, a day after the last rainstorm ended. Should be a torrent by the time this coming one ends. From the local blogosphere: • Sad to say goodbye to CrepeVine, where we had a memorable New Year’s Eve [...]

Your Favorite Hometown Businesses

Your Favorite Hometown Businesses

Vroman’s is having a contest they’re calling the Local Business Smackdown, and after its blog readers nominated favorites in all sorts of categories, the list of nominees is now down to the finalists. Go to the blog to cast your vote by Friday, February 20. Some of the finalist choices are odd, especially in the [...]

Learn to Draw with Tom Gammill: Episode 2

Learn to Draw with Tom Gammill: Episode 2

Altadena cartoonist teaches you how to draw… Tom Gammill Lesson Two Enjoy!

A Laugh with Sandra Tsing Loh

A Laugh with Sandra Tsing Loh

We don’t always catch Sandra Tsing Loh’s “The Loh Life” on KPCC, but we did today, and it was damn funny. If you have a Real One player, you can hear it right here: 20090209_features15 If you don’t, here’s the KPCC link:  www.scpr.org

Hail, Hail, the Weather's Here!

Hail, Hail, the Weather's Here!

Winter finally arrived in northeast Pasadena and Altadena on Sunday night, January 25, 2009: a hail storm.  From 11:30 to 11:35 p.m., ice cubelets the size of rock salt crystals slammed to earth. So much for a quiet blanket of snow. What a racket! With the rains that followed we waited for another power outage [...]

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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