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Pasadena Architectural Salvage

Pasadena Architectural Salvage

I love my house. Someday, however, I want to replace the front door. When I do that I won’t want just any old door. I’ll want an old door from Pasadena Architectural Salvage. I imagine planting a pair of reclaimed columns in my garden and letting vines trail down along their peeling paint. I picture […]

Update: proposed oversize vehicle restrictions

Update: proposed oversize vehicle restrictions

Altadena town council chair Gino Sund has sent this explanation around to the newsgroups, and we're sharing it here, regarding proposed oversize vehicle parking restrictions: Neighbors, The proposed overnight parking restriction on oversized vehicles i.e. large recreational vehicles, buses, large boats, etc. has already generated a good amount of community input. Most of the respondents […]

Mijares

Mijares

A sprawling landmark Pasadena Mexican with no-more-than-basic Cal-Mex comfort food, a family-friendly vibe, good margaritas and a terrific happy hour. Everyone in town seems to come here, even though no one raves about the food, but it does the trick, and the price is right. The Washington branch is a smaller café with a more […]

Join me in Rethinking Institutionalized Snacking

Join me in Rethinking Institutionalized Snacking

Can one cookie make a diffrence? Yes. Chaos Crew, you know that I have been working on my anti-snack platform for quite a while.  I was inspired by Newsweek’s Magazines cover story on childhood obesity to formalize my view.  Today, in a new column at oprah.com, I launch my anti-snack platform as part of my […]

Zane Grey play premieres at his estate to benefit library expansion

Zane Grey play premieres at his estate to benefit library expansion

Friends of the Altadena Library and The Moveable Theatre Company announce the world premiere staged reading of the winning entry from the Zane Grey Playwriting Contest: “Surprise Valley” by Mary Casey.  The performance and reception will take place Sat., May 1, 2010 at the former home of famed western author Zane Grey in Altadena at […]

Lucky Baldwin’s

Lucky Baldwin’s

Its nooks and crannies filled with little wooden tables, English beer signs and old kegs, this rabbit warren of a pub has 63 brews on tap. On warm evenings people sit on the alley patio, sip British and Belgian beers and locally brewed Craftsman ales, and talk for hours. The jukebox is stuffed with ‘70s […]

Foothill Water delays bond vote at least a year

Foothill Water delays bond vote at least a year

We were working on this, but Glendale News Press beat us to it, so credit to them:  the Foothill Municipal Water District board decided to delay its planned bond issue until after two studies are completed.  Foothill's proposal to float $20 million in bonds was met with resistance from residents and directors of the water […]

Proposed DWP surcharge sets off sparks—will both the Council & Board of Supes oppose the increase?

Proposed DWP surcharge sets off sparks—will both the Council & Board of Supes oppose the increase?

The plan was ambitious but certainly inspiring when it was first announced: Mayor Villaraigosa and other city leaders were committed to generating 20% of the energy used by Los Angeles from renewable, green sources by 2010. But the path to that goal, which according to the Mayor and the Department of Water & Power includes […]

Can you see what we’re saying?: the power of the senses

Can you see what we’re saying?: the power of the senses

Dogs are known for a keen sense of smell, and bats use sound to perceive their surroundings. But the human senses are pretty extraordinary as well, says psychologist Lawrence D. Rosenblum. In "See What I'm Saying," Rosenblum details the science behind the hidden powers of the five senses. He explains how our amazing capacity for […]

Buff & Hensman – The Art of Modernism

Buff & Hensman – The Art of Modernism

Pasadena Heritage is at it again, this time with a day of tours of six homes designed by the firm of renowned architects Conrad Buff and Donald Hensman, the midcentury masters of California modernism. Along with firm principals Cal Straub and Dennis Smith, Buff and Hensman are responsible for many of the Pasadena area’s most […]

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