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Goodbye to a Great Pasadena Dog

Goodbye to a Great Pasadena Dog

We’re sorry to report that one of the great Pasadena dogs, and a featured fellow in our book Hometown Pasadena, has passed away. Otto Miller accompanied his mistress, Sally Miller, on her quest to walk every block in Pasadena. In memory of Otto, here’s what we wrote in the book: Sally Miller is a professional […]

Pasadena Kids Go Glee

Pasadena Kids Go Glee

If you thought that cello player behind Gwyneth Paltrow in the April 19th episode of Glee looked familiar, maybe she really was your neighbor. Twenty-four of the most talented musicians from Pasadena Youth Symphony (ages 12 to 14) were hired to back up Paltrow’s performance of Adele’s hit song “Turning Tables.” You can watch the performance […]

Ever had one of those weeks…

Ever had one of those weeks…

…that feels like nothing but Mondays? A week where by Friday all you want to do is unplug, unwind and undo the kinks in your back and brain? Well, then. This picture is for you. Read the Full Story at Glimpses of South Pasadena

Slience is Golden : A Participant’s Perspective on 24hrs of Silence

Slience is Golden : A Participant’s Perspective on 24hrs of Silence

Silence is Golden: A Participant’s Perspective in the Speaking without Speaking Event By: Austin Sill ( Special to Beacon Media) Experience the full power of your voice, by staying completely silent. Starting on April 24, at 7 pm, young people all over the world took a 25-hour vow of silence to raise money and awareness […]

U.S. Debut: Planetalis (from France) Coming to Downtown LA

U.S. Debut: Planetalis (from France) Coming to Downtown LA

I was disappointed to see the Japanese convenience store Famima close up shop at 800 S Figueroa St almost a year and half ago (especially since that was the first store I recruited to Downtown LA when I worked at … Continue reading → Read the Full Story at Brigham Yen

This time, it’s personal

This time, it’s personal

For anyone who is familiar with an office environment, it goes without saying that often times the emotions of oneself and others can and will bleed into the work itself. In her new book It’s Always Personal: Emotion in the New Workplace, Anne Kreamer examines the social construct of the modern office through the perspective […]

Nancy Lieberman, a.k.a. Lady Magic, rules a male bastion – the basketball court

Nancy Lieberman, a.k.a. Lady Magic, rules a male bastion – the basketball court

Known as Lady Magic for her skills on the court, Nancy Lieberman’s achievements are legendary in the world of basketball: at 18 years old she was the youngest player in Olympic history (male or female) and earned a silver medal at the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal; she is the only woman to play in […]

Man found dead in Chantry Flats Campground — homicide detectives on their way

Man found dead in Chantry Flats Campground — homicide detectives on their way

Just received word from the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department that homicide detectives are en route to Chantry Flats Campground in the Angeles National Forest to investigate the circumstances surrounding the shooting death of a man. The victim was a white man, who was discovered about 5:40 PM tonight. He was transported to a local hospital […]

Unexpected Blooms

Unexpected Blooms

There are several little details about South Pasadena that I hope never change. I’m not talking about huge, important things like the parrots or the old buildings. I’m talking about the little stuff like the squeaky, century-old chairs at the library, the headless statue on Arroyo, the cockeyed lamp on the gate in Oaklawn and […]

Pasadena Independent April 28, 2011

Pasadena Independent April 28, 2011

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