Archive for ‘June, 2010’


Earl Okin and the Oxford Belles

Earl Okin and the Oxford Belles

Earl Okin has been around for a while. He recorded his first single in 1967—at Abbey Road. He’s opened for an eclectic bunch of acts: Jean-Luc Ponty, Van Morrison and, in 1979, Wings. He’s skilled at performing jazz, and bossa nova—and standup comedy. What’s his show like? Who knows! [YouTube knows – ed.] The evening’s […]

Alternate Monday Plans

Alternate Monday Plans

Some summer days beg to be spent indoors curled up in a sunny window, in front of a fan, near a sleeping cat. (A good book helps.) Read the Full Story at Glimpses of South Pasadena

Zen Monday: #101

Zen Monday: #101

Welcome to Zen Monday. In case this is your first: Zen Monday is the day you experience the photo and give us your thoughts rather than me telling you what I think the photo’s about. There’s no right or wrong. We’re here to have fun. I look for a photo worth contemplating or, failing that, […]

Literary Pasadena

Literary Pasadena

From its earliest settling by Midwesterners, the Arroyo area attracted writers. One of the best known was Charles Fletcher Lummis, who in 1884 walked from Cincinnati to L.A. for a job as a reporter at the Los Angeles Daily Times. This was a brilliant publicity stunt, of course, and he arrived in town a famous […]

Found cat near Farnsworth Park

Found cat near Farnsworth Park

Reader Deirdre found a cat today … or the cat found her .. Very sweet, vocal and affectionate young female cat. So affectionate, she must have been a dog in a previous life. Found her meowing (loudly!) in my yard on Athens today (between Mt. Curve and Lake) She dined on tuna and is now […]

After a One Year Hiatus – A Celebration on the Colorado St. Bridge is Back – July 10, 6 – 11 PM

After a One Year Hiatus – A Celebration on the Colorado St. Bridge is Back – July 10, 6 – 11 PM

Pasadena Heritage will present “A Celebration on the Colorado Street Bridge”, from 6:00 pm to 11:00 pm on July 10, on the historic Colorado St. Bridge in Pasadena. This summer party is guaranteed to be full of enjoyment with a range of activities for all ages, including cookie decorating and face painting, vintage car displays, […]

Portrait of the artist at home in Altadena

Portrait of the artist at home in Altadena

Today is the last day to get in on the Gallery at the End of the World's Altadena Artist's Home Studio Tour.  Altadena artists have opened their home studios this weekend to the public to show them where the artistic process happens.  Owner Ben McGinty was hoping for 100 visitors over the weekend, and he […]

Rhythm Child at Levitt

Rhythm Child at Levitt

One night a week of Levitt Pavilion’s free summer concert series is devoted to the little ones who walk amongst us. No, not Gimli son of Glóin, but children. We’ll be spotlighting these weekly offerings in this space all summer long, so keep your eyes peeled—you never know who the next Raffi might be. Appearing […]

Wild Thing

Wild Thing

The silence of late summer nights in South Pas is often broken by coyote song from the nearby hills and Arroyo. Usually the sound is disembodied. Yesterday, next to Brookside Golf Course at the Rose Bowl, one of those late night singers materialized for an afternoon jog… Read the Full Story at Glimpses of South […]

In Progress

In Progress

I did some transplanting yesterday and began an attempt at organizing the wasteland we call our back yard. These are not my plants. I said I began an attempt. I have transplanted three plants. This is the fence and driveway of someone who’s much further along in their project. Still, I feel good about my […]

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