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Downtown LA Style: Dane Mazzei (Freelance Hair Stylist)

Downtown LA Style: Dane Mazzei (Freelance Hair Stylist)

Dane Mazzei, 28, is wearing a button down shirt from Armani Jeans, denim from G-Star RAW with custom-made chain purchased on Melrose, vintage combat boots, sunglasses from Paul Smith, and jewelry (earring and ring) from the Pasadena Rose Bowl flea … Continue reading → Read the Full Story at Brigham Yen

Chaos Chronicles Podcast 424: Emergency Room Visit; No Kid Policies and Justin Timberlake

Chaos Chronicles Podcast 424: Emergency Room Visit; No Kid Policies and Justin Timberlake

JT and Mila Kunis are FWB. And they couldn't be cuter. Happy Friday. Chaos Chronicles Podcast 424 is up. Lots to talk about on the show this week, but I’ll cut to the chase on my To Do List! Last night, Entertaining Sheila and I had a Girls Night Out at the movies with the […]

Jack Larson on director James Bridges

Jack Larson on director James Bridges

James Bridges was a reclusive and respected film director best known for such seminal films as The Paper Chase, The China Syndrome and Urban Cowboy. Bridges rarely gave interviews over his lengthy career, but he did share a productive artistic relationship with his life partner of 35 years, Jack Larson. Larson is a revered writer […]

Are you gluten intolerant? Probably not.

Are you gluten intolerant? Probably not.

Walk down any aisle at a health food store like Whole Foods and you’ll see “gluten free” written in big letters on a wide range of products from spaghetti to cookies. The gluten free diet seems to have exploded, but only a relatively small percentage of the U.S. population (about 1 percent) actually has a […]

Must. Hike.

Must. Hike.

Some of us must hike, heat or no heat. The trails north of JPL have decent shade, and the streams still have water in them. The trails have recently been reopened after the Station Fire, though you’ll find changes. The cones on this bridge are lined up so neatly, don’t you think? We couldn’t figure […]

Ghost Theaters on Colorado Blvd. (Part 1 of 2)

Ghost Theaters on Colorado Blvd. (Part 1 of 2)

You see them up and down Colorado Boulevard—marquees, ticket windows, and arched roofs—the empty shells of some of Pasadena’s former movie houses. As we did in our signs feature, we take a look at the stories behind some of these picture houses of yesteryear. Clune’s Pasadena Theatre/Fox Pasadena Theatre  (1911-1953) – 61 W. Colorado Blvd. […]

Radio Star

Radio Star

Yesterday, our very own Alison appeared on KPFK’s Uprising Radio show to discuss the closure of Borders. You can find a link to the clip at the bottom, but before we get to it, she had some additional thoughts to share about bookstores, ebooks, the future, and doing a (live!) radio interview. Check it out: […]

PUSD’s school of rock

PUSD’s school of rock

These young cats were rocking their mini-Strats Thursday morning onstage in the auditorium of Wilson Middle School, where a totally enviable summer school program sponsored by the nonprofit Pasadena Educational Foundation is in its fifth week. Enviable in the sense that, recalling my own junior high summer school terms — math, and weight training in […]

Scissors Paper Rock salon announces summer concert series, art openings

Scissors Paper Rock salon announces summer concert series, art openings

Scissors Paper Rock Salon,1864 N. Allen, along the Pasadena border (Altadenablog sponsor team member) has announced this summer’s Friday night concert series at the salon. Owner Yolande Carson said that the concerts are fun for the whole family, as they transform the salon into a concert space for the night. This year, local artists will […]

Hilary Thomas, Dancer and Teacher

Hilary Thomas, Dancer and Teacher

Hilary Thomas, artistic director for Lineage Dance, is a Pasadena native whose love for dance and charity have combined to create a successful organization. Thomas is not only the creator of Lineage Dance Company, but she is also a teacher at a Flintridge Preparatory School in La Cañada. She began fueling her passion for dance […]

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