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I know I should be more inspired to follow suit…

I know I should be more inspired to follow suit…

…but I’m with the dog. Read the Full Story at Glimpses of South Pasadena

Open Carry Gun Proponents Protest Portantino Bill in Pasadena – Local Peace Groups Counter

Open Carry Gun Proponents Protest Portantino Bill in Pasadena – Local Peace Groups Counter

Approximately 30- 35 South Bay Open Carry gun rights proponents descended upon Old Pasadena Thursday armed with everything from 9mm firearms and Glocks to 357 magnums in an effort to protest state Assemblyman Anthony Portantino’s Bill AB144 which could outlaw the practice . The small group, a far cry the 200 they said would be […]

Hollywood drops a “Blonde Bombshell”

Hollywood drops a “Blonde Bombshell”

In the late 1920s, a young woman drove an aspiring actress to Fox Studios in Hollywood for an appointment. The aspiring actress went on to become Rosalie Roy, who worked mostly in uncredited roles throughout her career. The other woman who drove her, named Harlean Carpenter, was noticed while sitting in the car by Fox […]

Impasse

Impasse

I walked out onto the Colorado Street Bridge yesterday to see a memorial. I had driven by earlier and seen flowers and balloons, so I went back on foot. Knowing someone had jumped from the bridge on April 12th, I thought it might be a tribute for him. But now I don’t know. Near where […]

Town council candidate packets available today

Town council candidate packets available today

Application packets for candidates for Altadena Town Council are available starting today at the Altadena Community Center; 730 East Altadena Drive, between 8 AM-5 PM Monday through Friday. Completed applications will need to be returned to the clerk at the Community Center IN A SEALED ENVELOPE along with a non-refundable application fee of $35 by […]

Art Your Way

Art Your Way

In case you hadn’t noticed, the Pasadena area is thick with artists, art lovers and resources for those who want to make their own beautiful things. Here are our favorite places to get creative. The Armory Center for the Arts Part gallery, part community center, the Armory is perhaps best known as a venue for […]

FYI

FYI

You will find this marvelous tree in the center of Camden Court. The circle of benches beneath it offers a grand place to sit and sip coffee for a few minutes — especially if your kid wants to eat the sugar cookie you got for her at the McDonalds drive-thru when you picked up your […]

The birth, adolescence, and maturation of politics

The birth, adolescence, and maturation of politics

E. O. Wilson’s classic book Sociobiology contends that human society is, in some way, driven by the same forces of evolutionary biology and natural selection that affect living organisms. Taking this tenet as a jumping off point, Frances Fukuyama tackles the history of politics in The Origins of Political Order: From Prehuman Times to the […]

Pollack pens the pun for fun

Pollack pens the pun for fun

Some people are “pun people” (pun intended), and others roll their eyes at puns as tomfoolery. Whichever side you’re on, John Pollack writes in <i>The Pun Also Rises</i> that puns are experiencing a “pun renaissance” in our culture and are a part of virtually every language spoken. Who better than a former presidential speechwriter and […]

Wild Wood in Altadena

Wild Wood in Altadena

This small jewel box of a cottage, a Charles Greene, is almost entirely unknown and in an almost entirely unknown Altadena neighborhood called Wild Wood, near the intersection of Holliston and Palm. The heavily wooded area surrounding the Rubio Canyon wash is so secret because it’s on private roads and driveways. Yet you can check […]

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