Archive for ‘January, 2011’


Pasadena

Pasadena

Crown of the Valley, Rose of the Southland The Facts What It Is: A 22.5-mile city ten miles northwest of downtown L.A. Population: 143,667 Sister Cities: Mishima, Japan; Beijing, China; Ludwigshafen am Rhein, Germany; Vanadzor, Armenia; and Jarvenpaa, Finland Ethnic Diversity: 53.4% Caucasian, 14.4% African-American, 10% and 17% other ethnicities; within those groupings, 33% are […]

In Good Spirits

In Good Spirits

The Meridian Iron Works building always puts me in a happy mood when I see it. It has been around since 1887, serving as many things over the years including a hotel, a grocery store and a blacksmith shop. Now it’s the South Pasadena Historical Museum, as well as a cheerful place to hang out […]

The Darling Buds of January

The Darling Buds of January

With apologies to William Shakespeare: Shall I compare this to a summer’s day?It is more comfy and more temperate:Hot sun doth bake the darling buds of May,And summer’s heat hath all too long a date;Sometime too hot the eye of heaven shines,And often is his gold complexion dimmed;And every day the heat doth make us […]

Vintage photos digitally preserved at Historical Society presentation Jan. 31

Vintage photos digitally preserved at Historical Society presentation Jan. 31

Join the Altadena Historical Society on Mon., Jan.31, for a presentation of historical photographs of Altadena’s past that are now digitally preserved. Volunteer Marc Striegel will walk through several of the photographic collections that are now digitally preserved and explain methods AHS uses to scan, name, label, describe, and caption photos, and demonstrate how researchers […]

San Gabriel

San Gabriel

Where It All Started The Facts What It Is: A 4.1-square-mile city bordered by San Marino, Temple City, El Monte, Alhambra and South Pasadena Population: 40,987 Sister City: Celaya, Mexico Ethnic Diversity: Predominantly Asian, with a 31% Hispanic minority Family Matters: 76% of residences are family (nonsingle), giving the city a high concentration of family […]

Organizer says county pressured shutdown of Sacred Heart farmer’s market

Organizer says county pressured shutdown of Sacred Heart farmer’s market

Pictured: vegetables from the Sacred Heart farmer’s market Jan. 8. Pressure from Los Angeles County forced the closure of the Altadena Community Farmer’s Market at Sacred Heart Catholic Church today says one of the organizers, days after the Altadena Town Council’s told the county to look into setting up a market at Loma Alta Park. […]

Alta-author Kralik talks 365 Thank Yous at Vroman’s Wed.

Alta-author Kralik talks 365 Thank Yous at Vroman’s Wed.

Altadena author John Kralik will talk about and sign his new book, 365 Thank Yous: The Year A Simple Act of Daily Gratitude Changed My Life, at 7 PM Wed., Jan. 26, at Vroman’s Bookstore, 695 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena. One recent December, at age 53, John Kralik found his life at a terrible, frightening […]

Susan Love at Caltech

Susan Love at Caltech

Kudos to our pal Leah Thomson Snell, a financial advisor with Merrill Lynch, for pulling together a free talk by prominent breast cancer physician Susan Love. It’s taking place at Caltech’s Cahill Auditorium on Wednesday evening, and it’s free and open to all—you just need to RSVP to Leah a day in advance. Dr. Love […]

Eclipse String Quartet Performace at the Armory

Eclipse String Quartet Performace at the Armory

Eclipse String Quartet, a group of women celebrated for their new music performance, will be giving a concert of various works at the Armory Center for the Arts in Pasadena on January 25th.  The evening will include works by composers Meredith Monk, John Cage, Lois Vierk and Emmy winner, Stephen Cohn.  The quartet by Cohn, […]

Authentic Italian Settebello Pizza Coming to Pasadena

Authentic Italian Settebello Pizza Coming to Pasadena

Food lovers rejoice! Pasadena’s Playhouse District is getting a new restaurant called Settebello Pizzeria Napoletana. This is really exciting news because not only will the Playhouse District add another great restaurant option to its burgeoning culinary scene (Elements Kitchen around … Continue reading → Read the Full Story at Brigham Yen

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