Archive for ‘April, 2010’


Roots…

Roots…

…they grow deep in South Pasadena. Here, they spread out beneath a towering heritage tree outside the library. Kids like to climb over the whole layout as if it were kind of Middle Earth jungle gym. I’ve seen a few high school kids hanging out in the shade. I like to perch there with a […]

Art on Palm celebrates spring

Art on Palm celebrates spring

Today was the annual Art on Palm show, local artists selling their wares in the oak-filled confines of Wildwood Park on east Palm.  We were there — Bill Westphal was there — and here's what we found: Lovely art  on display in a lovely setting. Among the delights of Wildwood Park is its architecture — […]

Hogoboom Memorial Bench

Hogoboom Memorial Bench

This is the second in a series of posts about monuments and memorials in public rights of way in Pasadena. The Hogoboom Memorial Bench was designed by Pasadena artist Patricia Ferber using river rock and stone slabs. You’ll find the bench at sweet little San Rafael Park on the west side of the Arroyo Seco […]

Bean Town Coffee Bar

Bean Town Coffee Bar

We’d live in Sierra Madre just for Bean Town—it’s pretty much the perfect coffeehouse. The coffee is robust, the furniture funky but comfortable, and the crowd diverse and cheerful: book clubs, retired guys, moms ‘n’ strollers, teens, dogs—sooner or later, everyone goes to Bean Town. Extras include live bluegrass and folk on weekends, WiFi, board […]

Earth Day fest in Pasadena today

Earth Day fest in Pasadena today

In addition to the groaning board of activities in Altadena this weekend, you may wish to take the family to Pasadena's Greening the Earth Day activities in Memorial Park and at the Armory Center for the Arts today (details here).   Of local interest, State Sen. Carol Liu will demonstrate planting a Blue Hesper Palm, a […]

Pasadena Confidential: The Bargain

Pasadena Confidential: The Bargain

Our friends at the eclectic bus-tour company Esotouric are offering our readers a deal on their next Pasadena Confidential tour on May 1st. Just send a message through Esotouric’s website, or call the number below, and say the secret phrase “Ding Dong the Witch is Dead,” and you can go on the popular tour for […]

Pie ‘N Burger

Pie ‘N Burger

I was strolling down South Lake Avenue the other day when woops! That umbrella I’d left in the car was looking like a brilliant idea I’d forgotten to write down: shoulda coulda woulda. You could say rain is just water. Or you could say it’s a good excuse to go to Pie ‘N Burger. I […]

And now, above it all

And now, above it all

We send our care and sympathy to fellow Alta-blogger, Debbi Swanson Patrick (Altadena Above It All, Altadena Daily Photo), whose husband Steve lost his battle with cancer today.  Please keep her in your thoughts & prayers. Read the Full Story at Altadena Blog

Camera Crossing

Camera Crossing

I’ve posted before about the abundance of film and television location shooting in South Pasadena. (Even in my own neighborhood!) Here, crew members wheel a camera across El Centro at Meridian. I bumped into three separate productions around town on the day I snapped this shot. Some may find it annoying, but I love it […]

And the 10th Annual Thorny Rose Award goes to: Friends of Hahamongna

And the 10th Annual Thorny Rose Award goes to: Friends of Hahamongna

Even though the civic playing field in recent times is disturbingly absent of memorable candidates, the 10th Order of the Thorny Rose has finally spoken. A deeper plunge into the, generally, tepid civic pool, has elevated the Friends of Hahamongna to the small, loud circle of awardees. Describing themselves as an “advocacy group working together […]

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