Archive for ‘September, 2010’


Bottega Louie

Bottega Louie

WHY Pristine glass cases filled with so many good things to eat that you’ll get woozy trying to decide. WHAT Downtown’s shortage of quality takeout vanished overnight with the opening of this noisy, teeming trattoria. The entire west end of the massive space is devoted to takeout: good salads and sandwiches, even better sides (white […]

Tick Tock

Tick Tock

It’s time for school. Time for work. Time to check the schedule. Time to lose 10 pounds, to gain perspective, to slow down, to rush. Time for cleaning floors and patching leaks, for going through that pile of mail. Time for a haircut. Time for a change. Time to call home. Time to say sorry. […]

Zen Monday: #114

Zen Monday: #114

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. I look for a photo worth contemplating or, failing that, something odd or silly. And unless I absolutely must say something I stay out of the comments box to avoid […]

Baietti-Seyffert: Altadena’s real (estate) deal

Baietti-Seyffert: Altadena’s real (estate) deal

by Devon Pettengill for Altadenablog/Altadena Online Altadenablog welcomes new members to its sponsorship team, Baietti-Seyffert Realtors. For the real estate team of Michael Baietti and Linda Seyffert, becoming the #1 Realtors in Altadena was a genuine labor of love. Talk to them for a few minutes and it becomes clear that their devotion to Altadena […]

Dancing for the Seniors

Dancing for the Seniors

Slip on your dancing shoes and join the Pasadena Senior Center as it celebrates its 50th anniversary benefit bash, Zest! On October 10, Huell Howser, host of KCET’s California Gold, will serve as emcee, and Christian Perry, head choreographer for Dancing with the Stars, will perform with his Rose City Ballroom Dancers. And that’s only the beginning. The […]

Cafecito Organico

Cafecito Organico

WHY A mellow alternative to Silver Lake’s over-caffeinated coffee scene. WHAT Housed in a faux-lighthouse building on none-too-gentrified Hoover Street, this place started selling organic fair-trade beans at local farmers’ markets before opening the café. With free WiFi, a large covered patio and baked goods from Echo Park’s Delilah Bakery, it’s a funky and calm […]

Cars vandalized overnight on Palm St. [UPDATED]

Cars vandalized overnight on Palm St. [UPDATED]

About five cars were vandalized overnight on Palm St. between Lake and Santa Rosa.  Neighbors were already scrubbing off the gray spray paint at about 8:30 this morning.  They told Altadenablog they were also still waiting for a response from the sheriffs, who they say they called at about 6:30 AM. UPDATE: Moving this up […]

Etiquette: Job #1

Etiquette: Job #1

As a Mother of Boys — or a MOB — I feel like I have a duty to prepare my sons to take their place in society someday as informed citizens, productive employees, and really excellent dates. While teaching them about voting and completing chores may seem more important than, say, the art of small talk, […]

Staying Cool

Staying Cool

Ah, Southern California autumn. While other parts of the country find sweaters just in time for apple bobbing, we slather on SPF 30 to face a blast furnace. Or we just stay inside and drink lemonade. (Better yet, we drink margaritas.) Highs are expected to reach 102 today and 105 on Monday. Winter will be […]

Pie Night ’10

Pie Night ’10

Pie Night was so crowded this year I couldn’t get near the table to take a photo of the pies. Sure enough, as soon as I stepped outside to shoot through the window the crowd cleared. I wasn’t getting much of a shot so I thought I’d go back in, then Cherub here stepped up […]

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