Archive for ‘July, 2010’


The Hot Dog Days of Summer

The Hot Dog Days of Summer

This week on Off-Ramp, John Rabe, Kevin Ferguson and I ate at Slaw Dogs and talked about hot dogs—and there’s a whole lot more to hot dogs in L.A. than standing in a tourist-filled line at Pink’s. To listen to the podcast of our talk, click here for KPCC’s Off-Ramp site. Here’s our short list […]

Lian in Pacific Northwest. Yeti on East Coast.

Lian in Pacific Northwest. Yeti on East Coast.

Hi, Chaos Crew… I made it safe and sound to Bend, Oregon with my son Colin. We drove 800 miles in 13 hours over two days. How, how does my husband do that drive in one day? By the time I got to Mt. Shasta in Northern California, 600 miles and 9 hours in, I […]

Rocket Fizz Grand Opening Today

Rocket Fizz Grand Opening Today

Rocket Fizz in Old Pasadena had its grand opening today (delayed by about a week), which was well-received by Old Town patrons excited by the store’s myriad soda pop and candy selection. Here are a few photos from today: Rocket Fizz grand opening in Old Pasadena Rocket Fizz attracted a wide range of different age […]

Taco Station

Taco Station

Taco Station opened about three months ago in a converted gas station at the intersection of Green and Chester, just west of PCC. It’s a cute little place, with outdoor-only seating under bright red umbrellas. For company you’ll have PCC and Caltech students, dog-walking locals happy to have a decent place to chow down in […]

Another Shameless Birthday Post

Another Shameless Birthday Post

One of these days I’ll sleuth around and find out why South Pasadena High School has these numbers in the sidewalk. But for today I’ll just use this one to mark my 46th birthday! I’m hopelessly obnoxious when it comes to birthdays. Everyone’s birthdays. Even birthdays of people I don’t know. (Yes, I’ll sing along […]

Abundancia

Abundancia

photo inspired by John Sandel There’s always something to photograph at the Saturday Farmers’ Market at Victory Park. Today everyone was exclaiming over the purple peppers (near the top of the photo) at the Jaime Farms booth. We shopped all around the market: peppers, zucchini, eggplant, broccoli, arugula, freshly baked bread, peaches, granola and fresh […]

PUSD constructs new entry to Loma Alta Elementary, thanks to parent pressure

PUSD constructs new entry to Loma Alta Elementary, thanks to parent pressure

by Erika McCardenfor Altadenablog It’s often been said that it takes a village to raise a child. In this case, thanks to the voices raised by concerned parents and neighbors of Loma Alta Elementary School, students will be able to enter and exit school more safely when the new school year begins in September. “Loma […]

Berolina Bakery & Café

Berolina Bakery & Café

A toe over the Montrose line, this shop has baked tasty northern European and Scandinavian goods for eighteen years. Limpa, anyone? Or how about poppy, or Black Forest, or rye currant, or 28 other varieties on the shelf depending upon the day of the week? You’ll also find buttery cookies, cakes and tortes, as well […]

Just Call Me Sherlock

Just Call Me Sherlock

It’s not like I go to Target every day. But one has occasion to stop in at least once in a while. I visit the store at 777 E. Colorado Blvd. (there’s another at 3121 East Colorado). You’d think somewhere in five years of shopping one would notice hundreds of little hand prints on the […]

Bent but not broken

Bent but not broken

This will be a light day — we're coming to you from the confines of Bean Town in Sierra Madre while Spawn 2 has an art class here.  Our ATT Uverse system is malfunctioning — spent about an hour on the phone this morning before we found a technician who couldn't help us — and […]

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