Archive for ‘March, 2012’


Altadena Heritage hosts urban lumberjacks (and they’re OK)

Altadena Heritage hosts urban lumberjacks (and they’re OK)

Robert HIlton demonstrates his musical instruments made from found wood and other materials at the Altadena Heritage meeting Wed., March 28, 2012. Video and all photos by Laura Monteros. by Laura Monteros So what does one do with the downed eucalyptus tree in the back yard or Chinese elm in front that sorely needs trimming? […]

The Japanese Garden Returns

The Japanese Garden Returns

After a year-long closure, but with a $6.8 million renovation, the Huntington’s Japanese Garden will have it’s grand reopening on Wednesday, April 11th. The main attraction will be the addition of a ceremonial teahouse. This one is called Seifu-an (the Arbor of Pure Breeze) and was donated by the Pasadena Buddhist Temple. Built in Kyoto […]

Do You Wannabe Doo Dah Queen?

Do You Wannabe Doo Dah Queen?

Do you have a craving, a secret aspiration, or a hidden desire…to be Queen? This Sunday (very appropriately held on April Fools Day) are the tryouts to be voted the 35th Occasional Pasadena Doo Dah Parade Queen. This “caucus” will be held at the American Legion Bar (again, very appropriate…or maybe it’s not, which is entirely […]

Was it only a week ago?

Was it only a week ago?

What a difference a week makes.

A scientific look at the risks and rewards of yoga

A scientific look at the risks and rewards of yoga

The Science of Yoga: The Risks and The Rewards In their quest for fitness and spiritual bliss, yoga devotees twist themselves into various poses like Downward Facing Dog, Warrior II and Crow. But what do the millions of modern practitioners of this ancient practice really know about what yoga can and can’t do to heal […]

‘Mad Men’ creator Matthew Weiner takes us back in time

‘Mad Men’ creator Matthew Weiner takes us back in time

The cast and crew of ‘Mad Men’ including Elisabeth Moss, Jon Hamm, Matthew Weiner and Christina Hendricks poses in the press room during the 63rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE on September 18, 2011 in Los Angeles, California on September 18, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. Credit: Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty […]

That’s Show Biz, Baby

That’s Show Biz, Baby

So many film and TV productions have been turning up around town lately, it really feels like living on a set. Here, Bistro de la Gare serves as a location for something that looked pretty fancy. (Expensive suits! Fancy dresses!) I actually was living on a set yesterday. My delightful little street got yet another […]

What We Find When We Go Looking for Facebook

What We Find When We Go Looking for Facebook

Today, I spent the day writing and then “upgrading” my Facebook pages to the Timeline layout. (It doesn’t feel like an upgrade when they threaten to do it for you!) Trying to find photos and logos that fit the FB specific sizes proved to be challenging– but I did come across some perfectly fine photos […]

Change is Work

Change is Work

The work must be done. Changes must be made. The place was falling to ruin and it’s time to reverse the entropy. Spruce things up. Get rid of what doesn’t work and replace it with something that does. Chop-chop. The deadline looms. There is room for art if you make it. ************************************************ CDP bloggers: if […]

Another day, another story on Echo Park Avenue

Another day, another story on Echo Park Avenue

Echo Park residents who return home tonight via Echo Park Avenue will find that that construction crews were busy today adding  a second floor to the condominiums now under way at Echo Park and Delta avenues.  The 36 on Echo development still has another floor to go before topping out.  How high can you go […]

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