Archive for ‘September, 2011’


Altadena Hardware Lives

Altadena Hardware Lives

It may have seemed a horror for locals when their neighborhood hardware store, owned by the same family for three generations, was sold last year. The good news is that the new owners, the Orlandini family, are continuing the legacy. They kept old scales, file drawers and bulk nail bins from the old store that […]

Crab Cake Sliders & Cougar Burgers, Anyone?

Crab Cake Sliders & Cougar Burgers, Anyone?

Clean Street Food ? Baby’s Badass Burgers? Mango Tango? Sounds like food truck action! The Rose Bowl Aquatic Center is hosting the Food Truck Rally September 30th. That’s this coming Friday evening, so get ready to start the weekend with some good eating. How about a cougar burger made with aged beef and dressed with St. Andre […]

Vroman’s Bestsellers 9/26/11

Vroman’s Bestsellers 9/26/11

Hardcover Fiction Damage Control, Denise Hamilton We the Animals, Justin Torres Paris Wife, Paula Mclain Night Circus, Erin Morgenstern Pirate King, Laurie King Starting from Happy, Patricia Marx Buddha in the Attic, Julie Otsuka Rules of Civility, Amor Towles Reamde, Neal Stephenson Leftovers, Tom Perrotta Hardcover Non-Fiction You Are Not Alone, Jermaine Jackson Jane Goodall […]

Twilight: El Centro and Fremont

Twilight: El Centro and Fremont

It’s been a while since I prowled around at night with my camera. (Note to self: Prowl around more at night with your camera!) Read the Full Story at Glimpses of South Pasadena

From war orphan to Hollywood icon

From war orphan to Hollywood icon

He was born on a French battlefield during the first World War. Starting life as an orphan, his journey to Hollywood led to starring roles in nearly two dozen blockbuster silent films. Read the Full Story at KPCC Blogs

Marijuana and crime: do they go hand and hand?

Marijuana and crime: do they go hand and hand?

Conventional wisdom often dictates that drugs and crime go hand-in-hand, but a new report by the RAND corporation calls into question that logic, at least when it come to marijuana. Read the Full Story at KPCC Blogs

Zen Monday: #164

Zen Monday: #164

A confession about today’s photo: it wasn’t taken in Pasadena. I took it with my iPhone about two years ago at a book signing–for this book by Kevin McCollister–in Venice, California. I hope you’ll forgive me this transgression as it’s a fun shot for Banned Books Week. Zen Monday is supposed to be the day […]

Dance Like a Bug! at Ladybug Music

Dance Like a Bug! at Ladybug Music

Move over, Mommy & Me! Well, maybe, just give a little elbow room. South Pasadena is now home to Ladybug Music, where children and their parents are introduced to music from all over the world, exposed to varying musical styles, and even taught about pitch, tempo, melody and rhythm—through things like rhythmic chanting, play-along jam […]

Ramen Jinya

Ramen Jinya

WHY On a coolish day there’s nothing better than a big bowl of Jinya’s aromatic tonkotsu ramen, laden with toothsome noodles and sliced pork belly. WHAT A Jonathan Gold rave put this ramen house on the foodie map, despite its location in a dark corner of a Studio City strip mall next to Marshall’s. The […]

Historic Mission Street

Historic Mission Street

South Pasadena’s business district boomed between 1906 and 1908. At the time, the South Pasadena Record reported, “Rapidly and surely the march of progress is wending its way from Fair Oaks west and from Meridian east.” The first man to build on Mission Street was Alexander R. Graham, who razed a grove of eucalyptus trees […]

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