Archive for ‘July, 2009’


Some like it hot at the Music and Arts Festival

Some like it hot at the Music and Arts Festival

A modest but enthusiastic crowd showed up at Loma Alta Park today for the first Altadena Music and Arts Festival.  Besides the booths featuring the work of local artisans, the stage was alive with local musicians.  Here, the Pirates of the Black Swan perform their nautical peg-leg pop. Go to AltadenaBlog

Altadena skies alive with music Saturday night

Altadena skies alive with music Saturday night

Jazz trumpter Elliott Caine and his group filled the night with music in the Altadena Sherrif's Support Group Concert Series at Farnsworth Park last night.  Bill Westphal was there to capture the magic. And, Bill tells us: I'd like to add that Elliott Caine finished his last set with the title track from his latest […]

The Entertainer

The Entertainer

Produce, flowers and prepared food aren’t the only goodies you’ll find at the weekly South Pas Farmers Market. Last week I found this amazing kid, playing this song with the smooth expertise of a 1920s speakeasy honkytonker. Go to Glimpses of South Pasadena

Morning Doves

Morning Doves

Someone who came before us attached a birdhouse to a post supporting the roof over our back porch. This photo is oddly framed because Ms. Mourning Dove doesn’t want me near her. She’d fly out of the nest if she could, but she’s got eggs and doesn’t dare leave them. I took the picture from […]

Old Town Tour

Old Town Tour

If you’ve ever been curious about the origins of Old Town, Pasadena Heritage is here to help. On August 1 it will host another of its regular guided tours of Old Pasadena and open your eyes to the history of our favorite buildings — and we don’t just mean when the shoe store was a […]

Summer Cocktails for Five Acres

Summer Cocktails for Five Acres

This Wednesday, Neomeze will host a swanky benefit for Five Acres, the Boys’ and Girls’ Aid Society of Los Angeles County. The cause is inspiring – the Altadena-based Five Acres is dedicated to supporting children and their families as well as preventing abuse and neglect. The benefit also looks to be great – Neomeze and […]

Fire expo at La Canada Aug. 8

Fire expo at La Canada Aug. 8

The Los Angeles County Fire Dept. is sponsoring a "fire expo" on Sat., Aug. 8, from 10 AM – 2 PM.  The expo will be held at Memorial Park in La Canada Flintridge.  Click on the flyer for more details. Go to AltadenaBlog

Shameless Birthday Post

Shameless Birthday Post

I grabbed this shot while walking down El Centro yesterday. (See tiny me reflected up there at the bottom of the round mirror?) When I saw the image, I realized it had a few qualities I really like. It’s happy, it’s silly, it’s weird, it’s imperfect, it’s off-kilter, it’s unsettling, it’s casual, it’s unpretentious and […]

Mind if I ask, who does your landscaping?

Mind if I ask, who does your landscaping?

Boz tried to chat up a rattlesnake on our evening walk yesterday. I wanted a photo, but cooler heads prevailed and the snake refused to pose. So I thought I’d show you a photo of his yard. The law says I can take a picture of your yard as long as I take that picture […]

Carol Channing to do Sept. 6 benefit for Altadena Community Church

Carol Channing to do Sept. 6 benefit for Altadena Community Church

Yes, that Carol Channing, star of Broadway, who will present an unplugged evening on Sun., Sept. 6, in a benefit for Altadena Community Church's Roof Repair Fund at the church, 943 E. Altadena Drive. Full details are here, but here are the highlights: An unplugged evening that follows a simple format, as Carol Channing offers […]

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