Archive for ‘September, 2010’


To Grow or Not to Grow, That Is the Question

To Grow or Not to Grow, That Is the Question

It’s a conundrum that Tevye would appreciate: On the one hand, growth brings jobs and much-needed tax revenue to Pasadena. On the other hand, it increases traffic. But on the other hand, mass-transit-adjacent growth helps reduce our dependence on the car and is better for the environment. But on the other, other hand, thoughtless growth […]

Land Cleared in Playhouse District

Land Cleared in Playhouse District

A couple of weeks ago, I noticed that land–located at the intersection of Walnut and Hudson in the Playhouse District–was cleared of some abandoned homes that were quarantined off years ago by the tell-tale sign of pending construction: the green tarp fencing. The land was slated for development years ago (a proposed 77-unit residential complex), […]

Pasadena Independent Sept. 23, 2010

Pasadena Independent Sept. 23, 2010

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LACMA’s new pavilion

LACMA’s new pavilion

The Los Angeles County Museum of Art will celebrate the opening of the new Resnick Pavilion with three exhibitions on October 2. Among the new exhibitions is "Eye for the Sensual," featuring European painting, sculpture, and decorative arts from the collection of long-time LACMA patrons Lynda and Stewart Resnick. Designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Renzo […]

What the Pope Knew

What the Pope Knew

When Pope Benedict XVI first visited the United States, he reached out to victims of abuse by Catholic priests, an unusual move for the Vatican. He was the first pope to directly apologize to victims for their trauma and publicly acknowledge that the Church has erred in its handling of offending priests. But the Pontiff’s […]

Lou

Lou

WHY Terrific, reasonably priced wines by the glass, a dreamy cheese and charcuterie platter, and the famed pig candy (basically, thick bacon caramelized with brown sugar). WHAT The perfect neighborhood bistro, Lou is a dark and fetching spot hidden next to a laundromat in a crummy strip mall. Stop in for a quick glass of […]

What’s Your Volunteer Personality?

What’s Your Volunteer Personality?

Calling all Volunteers! What's your Volunteer Personality? The volunteer season is here! There are opportunities galore at school. Or at any number of extracurricular activities that your child may be involved in—from cheer to football to dance.  So, what’s your volunteer personality? The Queen Bee You are going to be uber-involved anyway, so you might […]

County stops construction of unauthorized wall in Rubio Creek

County stops construction of unauthorized wall in Rubio Creek

    Photo: the new retaining wall built around the old boy scout facility on the bed of Rubio Creek. Heinz Ellersieck said he heard a lot of construction noise across Rubio Creek, but he was 89 years old and didn’t care to venture into the hot weather to check it out. But last week […]

Now You’re Cooking

Now You’re Cooking

Forget Epicurious, the Food Network and Rachael Ray’s new iPhone app. My vintage Wedgewood stove is a sure-fire cooking reference with about 70-odd years experience. No need to laminate this kitchen guide — it’s right there on the inside of the oven door. It’s a little faded and blurry but you can still read it, […]

The Social Bailout: A Do or a Don’t?

The Social Bailout: A Do or a Don’t?

Okay, Chaos Crew… I did something I rarely do this weekend. I bailed. Yup, I bailed on the ballroom dancing on Saturday night and the neighborhood picnic on Sunday. My excuse? Extreme allergies. Truly, I was a not-ready-for-socializing mess, thanks to the seasonal Chinese Elm that bloom the middle two weeks in September here in […]

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