Archive for ‘August, 2009’


More on burglaries

More on burglaries

Town Council chair Gino Sund sent this letter out to the newsgroups, and we think it's worth sharing: I do know that a swath of Altadena from the top of Lake to the Southeast border of Altadena seems to be targeted by a home burglary crew.  It is believed to be a street gang from […]

The Scarecrow

The Scarecrow

Contrary to what many people think, not all women of my age and socioeconomic category read only what Oprah tells us to — or, for that matter, read only “women’s” fiction. Oh sure, I read the Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society and totally loved it, and I have Shanghai Girls on my nightstand (but stopped […]

L.A. Sommeliers and Chefs Toss Back Summer Beers

L.A. Sommeliers and Chefs Toss Back Summer Beers

A beer sounds really, really good this time of year. Especially after a frenzied Saturday night of rapid-fire cooking in a steamy kitchen and tending to a nonstop parade of customers. Here’s what a few local chefs and sommeliers are popping open at midnight. Hitachino Nest White Ale, Kiuchi Shuzou Sona’s chef de cuisine Kuniko […]

Altadena Library is looking for artists

Altadena Library is looking for artists

Call to artists“SHARE YOUR ART with THE COMMUNITY” The Altadena Library District is seeking artists of all mediums to display artwork in our Community Room. All experience levels, individual artists, and collaborative teams are welcome. Security/Anti-theft devices are available for framed artwork. A secured display case is also available for smaller pieces, sculptures, collections, etc.  Application process:     […]

Change of Scenery

Change of Scenery

I couldn’t resist posting a shot of another crape myrtle tree in full bloom. Here, the bright flowers blast away everything noir about the South Pasadena library and turn the place into a technicolor extravaganza. Go to Glimpses of South Pasadena

Heritage Square: Enchantment

Heritage Square: Enchantment

The Hale House. When John and I were first dating we once stopped by the Heritage Square Museum. It was closed, but we always meant to go back. A peek down the quiet avenue was a glimpse into history. Every time I drive by on the Pasadena Freeway and see the Victorian spires peeking out […]

President Streets faces burglary wave

President Streets faces burglary wave

PSN has a story about three burglaries in three hours in the President Streets neighborhood.  There have been eight burglaries there in the past month.  Keep your eyes open — someone's pretty active who doesn't belong there! Go to AltadenaBlog

Linkage

Linkage

It’s been awhile since I posted one of my classic link posts.  I know you’ve all been jonesin like all get up, so here you go: It’s long as hell, but I still highly recommend Eric Harvey’s Social History of the MP3 at Pitchfork.  Those in the book business will likely see some scary (and […]

Water-wise Workshop

Water-wise Workshop

It’s pretty clear that our days of pretending that L.A. is anything but a Mediterranean-like desert are over, and our gardens are all going to have to live with less water. Few communities have more beautiful home gardens than Altadena, which is why Altadena Heritage is taking the lead to offer a hands-on workshop on […]

Dive-In Movie Night at the Rose Bowl

Dive-In Movie Night at the Rose Bowl

In late August, nothing’s better to escape the Pasadena heat than an air-conditioned movie theater — except a movie theater in a pool! For some summer fun the Rose Bowl Aquatics Center is screening movies poolside, and this weekend’s family-friendly flick is the Robin Williams classic, Hook. You can show up as early as 6:30 […]

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