Archive for ‘February, 2011’


Turtle in a Tortilla at Luigi Ortega’s

Turtle in a Tortilla at Luigi Ortega’s

Luigi Ortega’s is a strange restaurant. Located just across from PCC, it’s one of several places that constitute a (relatively) recently “gentrified” stretch of Colorado Boulevard—if the meaning of gentrification can be extended to include the opening of Starbucks and Chipotle. Open for roughly four years, Luigi Ortega’s, in some ways, fits perfectly into this […]

Entropy

Entropy

“. . . That’s what my work is about, the collapse of everything, of meaning, of language, of values, of art, disorder and dislocation wherever you look, entropy drowning everything in sight . . . ” –William Gaddis Read the Full Story at Glimpses of South Pasadena

Re:Launch

Re:Launch

Once upon a time you learned a profession, you got a job, you worked hard at that career and you retired at the age of 65 with a pension. THE END. And I do mean, “the end.” It’s the end of that kind of career. The internet and the recession have radically changed the workplace […]

Country Joe, sans Fish, at Caltech

Country Joe, sans Fish, at Caltech

Attention old hippies of Pasadena: Country Joe—yes, that Country Joe—is playing Caltech this Saturday. Although known mostly for the “I-Feel-Like-I’m-Fixin’-To-Die Rag,” Joe McDonald, who turns 70 next year, has made more than 30 records, including a Woody Guthrie album way back in 1969—you know, before it was cool to like Woody. Evidently he’s become quite […]

Cendrillon at Parson’s Nose

Cendrillon at Parson’s Nose

The mission of the wonderfully named Parson’s Nose Productions is to introduce “classic theater to family audiences,” through original one-hour adaptations of dramatic masterpieces. These staged readings are designed to be both smart enough for grownups and boisterous enough for kids. They used to put on shows at Jameson Brown Coffee Roasters, but have recently […]

Hats! Women’s Hats! Lots of Them!

Hats! Women’s Hats! Lots of Them!

Hats—what are they good for? Well, they offer protection from the elements. And they can be quite fashionable, of course. And, perhaps most importantly, they serve as fairly prominent symbols of socio-economic status (honestly, what doesn’t these days?). If you’ve ever been curious about these sorts of things as they pertain to hats, especially women’s […]

Howard Thurston vs. Harry Houdini – who is history’s greatest magician?

Howard Thurston vs. Harry Houdini – who is history’s greatest magician?

Few remember now that at the dawn of the 20th century when magic was still mystery, and a sleight of hand could very well have been the work of the devil as much as a flick of a wrist, two magicians battled it out for the right to be called king. While Harry Houdini thrilled […]

Homelessness in Los Angeles—Part One: the Safer City Initiative

Homelessness in Los Angeles—Part One: the Safer City Initiative

With over 40,000 homeless living on its streets, Los Angeles is the homeless capital of the country. The largest cluster of those homeless men and women—nearly four thousand—lives on Skid Row, just in the shadow of city hall, where city and county government make policy decisions about the issue. Nearly five years after Mayor Villaraigosa's […]

Rubio Canyon wall coming down this morning

Rubio Canyon wall coming down this morning

Trailmaster Paul Ayers reports to us that the illegal wall in Rubio Canyon is coming down today, and shares some pictures. Read the Full Story at Altadena Blog

MACH1 walkathon at Hahamongna March 13

MACH1 walkathon at Hahamongna March 13

MACH1, a therapeutic riding program for disabled children and adults, will hold its second annual 5K walk-a-thon at Hahamongna Watershed Park on Sun., March 13, According MACH1’s Kandace Proud, money from the walkathon will help pay for all costs associated with the program (horse care, instructors, barn fees, etc.) (No horses at the walkathon, but […]

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