Archive for ‘November, 2011’


A Better Life Rings True

A Better Life Rings True

“Teacher, why are you showing me such a sad movie? I’m gonna cry all day.” “Miss, I’d kill to have a father like that!” Sometimes I strike gold while watching a film with my students. It happened last week when we saw the summer 2011 independent film A Better Life, directed by Chris Weitz. It’s my […]

Cool-Weather Picnic Spots

Cool-Weather Picnic Spots

Mild winters were what once drew frost-bitten vacationers from the Midwest and East Coast to Pasadena. People as diverse as Henry Ford and John Muir chose to spend their winters here, rather than freezing their behinds off back home. Sunny days in December are something we at Hometown Pasadena appreciate, too. So while others are […]

A Civil Rights Leader’s Pasadena Ordeal

A Civil Rights Leader’s Pasadena Ordeal

The headlines splashed across the local papers the next day. “Arrest Negro Lecturer for Morals Accusation,” stated the Pasadena Independent. Bayard Rustin, the civil rights organizer who would become famous for organizing the March on Washington, had been arrested on a charge of “vagrancy and lewd behavior” by Pasadena police officers. Rustin had recently returned from […]

Big Sky

Big Sky

Your faithful blogger just returned from a week in Austin where the vistas are big and the sunsets are dramatic. Not to be outdone, this Arroyo sunset welcomed me back to South Pas… Read the Full Story at Glimpses of South Pasadena

First Republic Bank to Relocate into Promerica Bank Location in Downtown LA

First Republic Bank to Relocate into Promerica Bank Location in Downtown LA

As the Wilshire Grand Hotel prepares to be demolished early next year (2012) to make way for a $1 billion duo high-rise development including offices and hotels and possibly condos, the businesses that are currently on the ground floor must … Continue reading → Read the Full Story at Brigham Yen

Lincoln Heights: Views

Lincoln Heights: Views

I took this photo near a playground. I can just hear this kid at the end of the day: “I don’t remember where I left them, Mom! I took them off to play in the sand, and…” Today’s our last day in Lincoln Heights. Tomorrow we’ll return with Zen Monday and our regular PDP programming […]

Village Playgarden Winter Market Dec. 10

Village Playgarden Winter Market Dec. 10

The Village Playgarden early childhood school his holding its "Winter Market" on Sat., Dec. 10, at 3636 Skyline Dr. from 10 AM-3 PM. Handcrafted items from parents, children, and local artists and gardeners will be available in this fundraiser to support the Playgarden. Read the Full Story at Altadena Blog

Pasadena Standard Time

Pasadena Standard Time

The Pasadena Art Museum was a legendary institution at the white-hot epicenter of postwar art in Southern California. That fascinating, percolating, seminal era is being celebrated throughout the Southland in a series of exhibitions called Pacific Standard Time—and in Pasadena right now. The Pasadena Art Museum began in 1924 in a house on the northwest […]

Union Station Feeds Thousands for Thanksgiving

Union Station Feeds Thousands for Thanksgiving

Thousands of people were truly thankful for the volunteers who made this Central Park tradition one of the largest Thanksgiving food giveaways in the country. Read the Full Story at Pasadena Independent

Save the date: ACONA meeting Dec. 14 will discuss sheriff’s responsiveness

Save the date: ACONA meeting Dec. 14 will discuss sheriff’s responsiveness

by Timothy Rutt The Altadena Coalition of Neighborhood Associations (ACONA) has scheduled a special meeting on Wed., Dec. 14, at 7 PM at a new location, the Altadena Community Center, 730 E. Altadena Dr. The meeting will address issues about sheriff’s responsiveness that came up at the last meeting. Confirmed speakers so far are Chief […]

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