Archive for ‘June, 2009’


Free to Believe in Green

Free to Believe in Green

I have always had the freedom to think what I please and say what I think. Sure, we have conventions. If I’m rude I may be chastised or lose a few friends. But the law protects my freedom of speech. For those like me who love to share opinions and feelings, the internet is a […]

Get Your Fireworks Fix

Get Your Fireworks Fix

Skies across the San Gabriel Valley will be full of color on Saturday night; here’s a roster of the most notable shows. And don’t forget about the Thursday show sponsored by the Altadena Town & Country Club; for details on that, click here. Alhambra Almansor Park is home to a free fireworks show, scheduled for […]

Summer swings in Altadena

Summer swings in Altadena

Summer officially kicked off tonight with Downbeat Express opening up the Sheriff's Support Group concert series at Farnsworth Park.  Special guest Randy Caputo blew everyone away with his Gene Krupa-inspired drumming.  A great start to the season! Go to AltadenaBlog

Vintage 1921 Frank Lloyd Wright

Vintage 1921 Frank Lloyd Wright

  Barnsdall Fridays Wine Tasters   With silky tannins, its sweet berry-scented nose intermixed with some forest floor and underbrush offer impressive aromatics. The wine is medium-bodied, with silky, noble sweetness, and a fine, pure finish. It should drink well for…let’s just say, until the end of summer. No, this is not a secret stash of Usonian […]

Pasadena's New Friendship City

Pasadena's New Friendship City

Pasadena has five Sister Cities, but many people don’t know that we have two Friendship Cities. The first, established in the late 1980s, is Kasukabe, Japan. Our newest, as of this week, if Paju, South Korea, is Pasadena’s newest Friendship City. Pasadena Mayor Bill Bogaard and Paju Mayor Ryoo Hwa-Sun sealed the deal on Monday […]

(Con)Text

(Con)Text

Communication from a fence? Sure, why not? I enjoy making the world my oracle. Remember the way the freeway signs gave advice to Steve Martin in the film LA Stories? Wisdom is everywhere if you look for it. (With all the vanity license plates and graffiti in Los Angeles, driving the freeway can be a […]

Crisis Control

Crisis Control

This has been a week of crises worldwide and on the home front. The latter culminated with a trip to the Animal Emergency Clinic last night, where Kumba the cat is in charge. I won’t go into detail. I’ll just tell you that our beloved Boz is currently in his bed, licking his underbeneath parts […]

Building the arts at PCC

Building the arts at PCC

The above swinging jazz combo, featuring Aleks Peck on guitar and Patrick O’Connor singing fine old standards — I’ll get the solid drummer and the bass player’s names sometime soon — set the stage for a Thursday-night get-together in Brenda and Bill Galloway’s back yard to raise friends for the new Pasadena City College Center […]

Celebrating Life with Good Food

Celebrating Life with Good Food

When I first got wind of the Celebrate Life with HOPE event, a gigantic block party on Paramount’s New York backlot for children who have (or who have beaten) cancer or life-threatening blood diseases, I was certain I had misunderstood something. The organizer, Dr. Ernest Katz at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, was rounding up folks […]

Iconic

Iconic

Every community has its icons — structures that seem to capture the heart and soul of the place, and of the era. This quaint, old fashioned water tower seems to personify South Pasadena’s Mayberry reputation even better than the quaint, old fashioned soda fountain or all the quaint, old fashioned houses. It perches on a […]

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