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Prospect Park Architectural Walk

Prospect Park Architectural Walk

Here’s a fine outing for this spring Easter/Passover weekend: an architectural walk in Pasadena’s historic Prospect Park neighborhood, on the eastern bank of the Arroyo Seco above the Rose Bowl.  Prospect Park This area, designed as a housing development in 1906, boasts Sylvanus Marston clinker-brick portals on Orange Grove at Prospect Boulevard. Mature camphor trees create [...]

Lower Arroyo Seco Architectural Walk

Lower Arroyo Seco Architectural Walk

Here’s another architectural walk from the pages of Hometown Pasadena, just in time for the weekend. Lower Arroyo Seco & San Rafael This pastoral residential area has retained many of its lovely homes, though the elaborate and fanciful Busch Gardens closed in 1937, its 30 acres subdivided and developed with California ranch houses. The famed “Millionaire’s [...]

Oak Knoll Walk

Oak Knoll Walk

Now that spring is rolling in, it’s time to pull out your walking shoes and hit the streets for a weekend walk. This is the first in a series of walks and hikes around the Pasadena area adapted from Hometown Pasadena — we’ll be posting one a weekend for the next couple of months. So the [...]

Delilah Meets Her Match

Delilah Meets Her Match

Been awhile, but Delilah is just over five months old. She was 8.6 pounds the day we brought her home and is weighing in at 36 pounds today.  She still has an astonishing amount of energy — happily walking many miles a day, and then making her route in circles around the yard at breakneck [...]

my little pony + my little drunken pony

my little pony + my little drunken pony

Tomorrow is Delilah’s puppy class graduation, but she doesn’t exactly have a trick to perform, unless we frame that biting-pants thing as something special — but instructor Penny Scott-Fox (see Concierge) will be onto us in a flash. I think some of our rivals… oh, I mean classmates…  have got their little pups rolling over [...]

New Mother at 56 — Failed to Heed Warnings from Loving Friends…

New Mother at 56 — Failed to Heed Warnings from Loving Friends…

The day after Thanksgiving — bedeviled by too much turkey and a savvy Internet search conducted by my 25-year-old son (home from Chicago where he works in the indie music business — yes, insanity runs in the family) — we: mother, father, first-born — adopted a baby girl. She was eight pounds, five ounces on [...]

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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