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Fatal Accident in La Canada

Fatal Accident in La Canada

A car carrier (a big rig carrying vehicles) lost control coming down Angeles Crest Highway early last night and crashed into several cars and finally Flintridge Bookstore and Coffeehouse. Two people are dead and many injured. Click here to read the story on the Pasadena Star-News, and here to read the Valley Sun’s report.

Bono at the Bowl

Bono at the Bowl

Forgive us while we regress a few decades…. OMG, U2 is coming to the ROSE BOWL! And it’s their only stop in the western U.S. on their global 360 Tour! And some of us practically live next door to the Rose Bowl! So October 25th will be hell for some Pasadenans, but heaven for those [...]

Train-to-Drink Bar Bargain

Train-to-Drink Bar Bargain

Attention current or would-be Metro riders: To help inspire light-rail use and get us out of our cars, La Grande Orange (located inside Pasadena’s historic Del Mar Station) is offering $1 cocktails for Gold Line riders. Just bring in your ticket stub and your first cocktail, glass of wine, sangria or beer is just a [...]

South Pasadena for Food Lovers

South Pasadena for Food Lovers

Every month, our sister site Eat-la.com posts a profile of one of L.A.’s Good Food Neighborhoods, drawn from the book EAT: Los Angeles. This month’s good-eatin’ neighborhood is our own South Pasadena. Click here to read all about it.

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 [...]

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Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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