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Shout Out! Woodland & Wildlife Park Cleanup!

Shout Out! Woodland & Wildlife Park Cleanup!

Great news for those itching to don garden gloves and do some good in this world. Gloved ones should steer toward the three-acre Arroyo Seco-South Pasadena Woodland and Wildlife Park for its monthly clean-up day. Those without gloves are welcome, too. The park is semi-secretly located in the 100 block of Pasadena Avenue, near York [...]

A Firewood Word to the Wise

A Firewood Word to the Wise

BUY FIREWOOD ONLY FROM REPUTABLE SOURCES! And REFRAIN FROM TRANSPORTING FIREWOOD FROM SAN DIEGO COUNTY! Oh, am I shouting? Yes!

The Doo Dah Parade

The Doo Dah Parade

Wacky, irreverent, weird, silly, anarchistic . . . is that not how you’d describe Pasadena? No, it’s not, and that’s the whole point of our “other” parade, the Doo Dah, the rebellious stepsister and antidote to the grand dame, the Rose Parade. As an all-city goof, it’s so successful that other towns around the country [...]

Leonora Moss

Leonora Moss

Mom and daughter owners run this stellar gift boutique and flower shop. Fresh-cut flowers are in the big fridge for your shopping pleasure, or pre-plan with Laurie and Judith, both of whom are talented designers. There’s also a good selection of accessories, reasonably priced linen clothing, one-of-a-kind jewelry and gifts for teen girls, their moms [...]

The Gardens of Caltech

The Gardens of Caltech

We’re particularly fond of two of the many gardens on the most lovely 124-acre Caltech campus. Dabney Gardens, designed by landscape architect Beatrix Farrand in 1928, is a secluded and elegant courtyard behind a wrought-iron gate, home to olive trees, stuccoed and tiled walls, sitting and reading spots, climbing roses, a gorgeous wall fountains and [...]

Western Asset Plaza Courtyards

Western Asset Plaza Courtyards

Entering this huge commercial building via a walkway on Colorado, we’re aware of the right angles of sidewalk, walls and partitions. And then a chunky fountain set back from the street commands the realization that—ahh!—this is what public landscaping should be. Handsome, with clean lines and a cool gurgle, this glass-and-cement plaza is softened with [...]

Arroyo Seco-South Pasadena Woodland & Wildlife Park

Arroyo Seco-South Pasadena Woodland & Wildlife Park

This three-acre woodland garden along the L.A. River and the Arroyo Seco demonstrates the power of totally awesome community volunteers. In 1998, they began lobbying the city of South Pasadena, congressman Adam Schiff, the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy and the Mountains Recreation & Conservation Authority to transform a nasty illegal dump into easy-access public parkland. [...]

Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanical Garden

Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanical Garden

Founded in 1948, this 127-acre botanical park is a treat for travelers, local botany buffs and bird lovers—countless peacocks and pea hens roam the grounds, a “gift” from La Cañada, which donated some of the imported birds after they’d taken care of the town’s rattlesnake problem. Once part of Mission San Gabriel’s vast acreage, this [...]

El Molino Viejo (The Old Mill)

El Molino Viejo (The Old Mill)

This was the first water-powered mill in California, built in 1816 as part of Mission San Gabriel’s vast operations. Father Zalvedia chose this spot because of its water source, and he and his fellow padres then recruited Joseph Chapman, a Yankee and former pirate with keen logging and engineering skills, to handle the monumental construction [...]

The Huntington Botanical Gardens

The Huntington Botanical Gardens

If you have only one day to spend in Pasadena, this is it. The Huntington Botanical Gardens are, in a word, splendid. In each of the eighteen specialty sections, including the relatively new Chinese Garden of Flowing Fragrance, the landscaping is both formal and refreshingly beckoning. Railroad magnate Henry Edwards Huntington purchased this citrus-ranch property [...]

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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