Archive for ‘June, 2009’


Altadena Gets a Jump on Fireworks

Altadena Gets a Jump on Fireworks

The 4th comes early every year in Altadena, because the Altadena Town & Country Club sponsors a fireworks show a day or two before the actual holiday. This year it’s on Thursday, July 2nd. The good news is that even though ATCC is a private club, the firework show benefits everyone in the neighborhood. Just […]

Dreamer Chandler at Vroman's

Dreamer Chandler at Vroman's

Photographer Harry Chandler (yes, one of those Chandlers) is coming to Vroman’s on Thursday night to talk about his new book, Dreamers in a Dream City (Angel City Press, $35). Built around his dramatic portraits, the book profiles 54 of L.A.’s most accomplished and colorful men and women, from Buffy Chandler to Angelyne, Hobie Alter […]

Levitt's Free Concert Season Underway

Levitt's Free Concert Season Underway

Dang, somehow the summer season of free concerts at Levitt Pavilion in Pasadena has started already, and we missed the first week! Fortunately, there’s so much more to come. This annual concert series is one of the best perks of San Gabriel Valley living. Residents gather on the lawns at Memorial Park with picnics, performers […]

Jacquelyn McBain, Painter – Part 1

Jacquelyn McBain, Painter – Part 1

Pasadena artist Jacquelyn McBain doesn’t produce a lot of work, but she works very, very hard, which is evident when you see her paintings — they are astonishingly detailed, richly colorful and as meticulously crafted as any of the Old Masters. Her work doesn’t get to be seen often enough locally; she is represented by […]

Cold Treats for Hot Days

Cold Treats for Hot Days

The June gloom is giving way to full-strength summer heat, and that means one thing: Time for ice cream. Okay, it means two things: Time for ice cream and frozen yogurt. Happily, the San Gabriel Valley is home to the some of the finest in the state, some so good that people drive from across […]

Victoria Patterson at Vroman's

Victoria Patterson at Vroman's

South Pasadena writer Victoria Patterson, whose first book, Drift (Mariner Books, $12.95), has just been published to considerable acclaim, will read from the book and sign copies at Vroman’s on Tuesday evening. Drift is a collection of thirteen loosely linked short stories, all revolving around waitresses, students, skateboarders and fringe-dwellers in moneyed Newport Beach, where Patterson […]

Lunar Module?

Lunar Module?

No, aliens have not landed in South Pas — although these marvelous old Airstream trailers have always reminded me of props out of a 1950s Twilight Zone episode. And just look at how this one shimmers in the evening light… On second thought, maybe aliens have landed. Leave rational explanations for the rest of the […]

Eagle Rock Talk: Episode Twenty-Eight

Eagle Rock Talk: Episode Twenty-Eight

This episode of Eagle Rock Talk is sponsored by Eagle Rock Community Acupuncture. Located at 2042 Colorado Boulevard, the E.R.C.A. Clinic offers affordable acupuncture in a relaxing group setting. Fees are – per treatment, based on a sliding scale. Find out more at their website: www.ercaclinic.com. And by Peekaboo Playland. The Playground just moved to […]

Home prices going up — everywhere but here

Home prices going up — everywhere but here

Ryan Carter at SGV Tribune says that home prices are going up everywhere but in seven cities in the San Gabriel Valley — and guess what one of them is (even tho we're technically not a city)?  Altadena has recorded one of the largest month-to-month decreases (23.3%)!  Check it out for details. Go to AltadenaBlog

Missing but Not Forgotten

Missing but Not Forgotten

When I started Glimpses of South Pasadena almost a year ago, I thought of it as a window into my own little town. Instead, it has been a view to the entire world. As part of a planet-wide community of City Daily Photobloggers, I’ve had the privilege of being part of a huge neighborhood that […]

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