Archive for ‘August, 2009’


Ways to Beat the Pasadena Heat

Ways to Beat the Pasadena Heat

It’s August in the San Gabriel Valley, and we all know what that means. Here are some of our favorite ways to escape the heat without sitting home and cranking up the AC. Train to the Beach Perhaps you’ve noticed that the 210 has been backed up for three weeks straight, so this is not […]

Zane Grey goes green

Zane Grey goes green

Vickey Kalambakal is a writer specializing in local history.  Her History, Los Angeles blog takes a flattering look at the Zane Grey mansion and how it's "greening" into the future. Go to AltadenaBlog

Sweet Nothings

Sweet Nothings

Romance was literally in the air when I recently captured this sunset image. Can’t you see it there, dusting the sky and mountains with a sentimental shade of pink? It begs for a proper love poem: i love you much(most beautiful darling) more than anyone on the earth and ilike you better than everything in […]

Melena makes a hot night at Farnsworth Park

Melena makes a hot night at Farnsworth Park

The Afro-Cuban sounds of Melena rocked Farnsworth Park Saturday night in the Sheriff's Support Group concert series.  Bill Westphal was there, camera and all, and filed this illustrated report: It was a pretty good (and enthusiastic) crowd.  Lots of people were dancing and enjoying themsleves. The Band was pretty hot. (Ed. note: we'll say!) Melena […]

On the Back Porch

On the Back Porch

Usually it’s Laurie who posts poems. But I’m posting a poem today because the photo is of the back porch of a poet friend of mine. I’ve recently read a couple of poems by Dorianne Laux. I think she’s really something. I found this poem of hers on line. On the Back Porch by Dorianne […]

Pasadena Confidential

Pasadena Confidential

L.A.’s favorite crime bus returns to Pasadena on August 8 for more tales of mayhem and murder. If you cursed yourself for missing¬†Esotouric’s last visit to the Rose City, now’s your chance to get in the know. These tours are to die for. (Sorry, I had to.) Esotouric, which bills itself as “the eclectic bus […]

Rebecca Bonebrake, Lighting Designer

Rebecca Bonebrake, Lighting Designer

I first met Rebecca Bonebrake while we were both working at a nonprofit theatre camp a couple hours outside of L.A. I was wary when we were paired up as counselors, but I soon found that my concerns were unfounded. Beyond having the best name ever, she was fun and entertaining, and I’d never been […]

Theme Day: Night

Theme Day: Night

Night in the city is often bright. Here’s what night looks like when you look up from South Lake Avenue in Pasadena. The City Daily Photo family is now 1019 strong. I’ve met people in Iran, Brisbane, Paris, Rotterdam and now a new blog in Herat, Afghanistan. This remarkable community of communicators joins together on […]

Picking up the Scent…

Picking up the Scent…

On a recent walk through Garfield Park, I practically tripped over two little girls scampering out from under the branches of one of the many hibiscus bushes. “Did you know that fairies live inside these flowers?” One of the girls said. The other giggled. “Well, I have heard the rumor” I said. “But I’ve never […]

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