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Memorial Day: we remember

Memorial Day: we remember

… to all those who have served, and especially those who have made the supreme sacrifice for our country, who we remember today. In Flanders fields the poppies blow Between the crosses, row on row, That mark our place; and in the sky The larks, still bravely singing, fly Scarce heard amid the guns below. […]

Overanalyzing

Overanalyzing

I’m not sure what I was trying to capture when I took this photograph. I think it had something to do with all those rectangles, straight lines, angles and sharp edges broken up by the organic, freeform curve of that tree. Something grabbed in late afternoon with bright light compressing the three dimensions into flat […]

Sermon on the Mountain

Sermon on the Mountain

St. Francis is the patron saint of animals and the environment. (He was pronounced a saint in July of 1228. Do you suppose they used the word “environment” then?) He was many other things as well; interesting guy. It’s a refreshing surprise to come across such works in our ramblings. It makes me feel privileged […]

"Designing Your Life" with Allan Wasserman at the Library June 20

"Designing Your Life" with Allan Wasserman at the Library June 20

Find out how you can do more than you ever dreamed possible by attending a presentation by local modern day Renaissance man Allan Wasserman. Entitled “Designing Your Life” this program will take place at Altadena Library on Monday, June 20 at 7 p.m. Although many Altadenans know him as a long time Town Council member, […]

Leadership Pasadena: Congrats, Graduates!

Leadership Pasadena: Congrats, Graduates!

We’d like to offer a warm (if someone belated) congratulations to the 2011 graduating class of Leadership Pasadena. If you’re not familiar with the program, it’s a sort of hatchery for local community leaders. It consists of eight months of workshops, projects, and retreats designed to improve leadership skills, within both participants’ organizations and the […]

Remnants of the Past (#1)

Remnants of the Past (#1)

I never knew Cappy’s back when it was more than just an iconic South Pas storefront with locked doors. I’ve heard some great stories about it, though. What are yours? Read the Full Story at Glimpses of South Pasadena

Summer

Summer

Those would be limes. That would be salt. And over there is a pitcher of watermelon margaritas. Summer’s here. It’s official. I have a list of things to do this weekend:hikegardenbask bathe the dogthinkclean up the pile on my deskhave an iced coffee on the back porchhave an iced coffee on the front porchread I’ll […]

Memorial Day: Pasadena/Altadena was a destination for Civil War veterans

Memorial Day: Pasadena/Altadena was a destination for Civil War veterans

We received this note from local Civil War historian Nick Smith about the background of Monday’s Civil War Memorial Day ceremony at Mountain View Cemetery. From the 1890s until the 1940s, there was usually a Memorial Day ceremony held at Mountain View cemetery, to honor veterans in general, but especially the Civil War veterans who […]

BLD

BLD

WHY Fried-egg sandwich (made with gruyère, sourdough and thick-cut Nueske bacon), frittata with bacon-wrapped asparagus, big salads, good burgers, great cheese platter, gingerbread pudding with vanilla ice cream, and more such modern classics. WHAT An upscale coffee shop for the goat-cheese-and-mizzuna crowd, BLD is a casual offshoot of nearby Grace, a superb restaurant run by […]

The Changing Face of “Old Town Los Angeles” (LA’s Historic Core in Downtown LA)

The Changing Face of “Old Town Los Angeles” (LA’s Historic Core in Downtown LA)

For as long as anyone can remember, Downtown Los Angeles has been a 9-to-5 CBD. Workers drove into downtown, filling in the new skyscrapers built in the 80s in the Financial District, and a mass exodus ensued at 5pm. After … Continue reading → Read the Full Story at Brigham Yen

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