Archive for ‘August, 2010’


Lovebirds

Lovebirds

Part bakery, part coffeehouse, part lunch purveyor to the many office workers in downtown Pasadena and Alhambra, these spacious, friendly, order-at-the-counter cafés are pleasant spots for lunchtime sandwiches. Generous and made on fresh, homemade bread, they are simple and very satisfying. 921 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, 626.583.8888, lovebirdscafe.com, Bakery. B & L Mon.-Sat. No booze. AE, […]

Rash Decisions

Rash Decisions

On my 24th birthday my roommate organized a picnic with a big group of friends. It was somewhere in the Hollywood hills near Laurel Canyon. Or maybe it was off a trail somewhere near Patrick’s Roadhouse up PCH. I forget. But I do remember the many bottles of cheap Chianti from Trader Joes and someone’s […]

Ptooey

Ptooey

So I’m looking at this photo of the fountain at the Huntington Gardens. Lovely fountain, right? Pretty garden, nice statue, blah blah. It’s so idyllic, any second now a unicorn will come along and nibble the grass. But something bugs me. A question: do fish spit? Fortunately I have at my fingertips a marvelous tool […]

Motif’s Swan Song

Motif’s Swan Song

We are terribly sad to report that one of Pasadena’s best boutiques, Motif, is closing its doors soon after many successful years, but happy that owner Stephanie Plumb Miller is ready for new adventures. To both thank her regulars and end the era, Stephanie is having a blow-out sale, starting today, August 21st, and running […]

Police activity at library

Police activity at library

… this morning at about 9 AM, before the library opened.  According to the Crescenta Valley sheriff's station, an autistic person who had walked away from their care home entered the library, alarming the cleaning crew that was on duty.  No crime committed, everything was resolved.  Read the Full Story at Altadena Blog

Flashback

Flashback

Do I have access to a time machine? Sometimes I wonder. I glanced out of my window while stopped at a red light on Fair Oaks and was instantly transported back to the 1950s. We know that living in South Pas is a little like living inside the set of an old movie. This shot […]

To Do List for Friday August 20th, 2010

To Do List for Friday August 20th, 2010

Hello, Chaos Crew…. One son off to high school. One son is researching his own personal social studies project: Bart Simpson vs. SpongeBob : A Comparative Study at Two Contemporary Cartoon Anti-Heroes.  That’s important stuff. My To Do List for this weekend: “Rest” the dryer After  massive amounts of post-vacation laundry, our dryer appears to […]

Clipping

Clipping

If you want a sneak preview of this year’s UCLA Bruins football team, today’s your day. You’re going to have to go to West Los Angeles to see it, though, at Drake Stadium on the UCLA Campus. The Bruins will be back in Pasadena at the Rose Bowl beginning September 11th. But this photo’s not […]

scissors/paper/rock spruces up kids for back to school

scissors/paper/rock spruces up kids for back to school

Yolande Carson and Kenia Lira from (Altadenablog sponsor) Scissors Paper Rock Salon spent Thursday morning giving free haircuts and manicures at a "Back to School" event for underprivileged school kids. The annual event was held at Santa Anita Racetrack and was sponsored by Foothill Unity Community Center.  Carson said, "We had a great time and we […]

The Terrible-20’s: The maturation of the generation left behind

The Terrible-20’s: The maturation of the generation left behind

You can call them “slackers” or “losers.” The media has coined more politically correct terms like “failure to launch” or “boomerang kids.” Whatever you choose to call them is irrelevant – they don’t care. They have a Facebook status to update. Raised as the generation with the most access to information, entertainment, and technology, many […]

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