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Zen Monday: #193

Zen Monday: #193

photo by John Sandel  Zen Monday is the day you experience the photo and tell us what it means. I suggest you leave your ideas in the comments, because we can’t all hear you from there. Many thanks to my husband, John Sandel, for spotting this one. Read the Full Story at Pasadena Daily Photo

It’s Doo Dah Time!

It’s Doo Dah Time!

Everyone, rummage through those closets, dig through those old trunks in the attic, and get working on your outfit because it’s Doo Dah Time! The parade will begin at 11 a.m. and be on Colorado Blvd. between Altadena and San Gabriel Boulevards. And, as always, this Pasadena tradition is free of charge. The Mother Truckin’ […]

Who is that masked Dodger?

Who is that masked Dodger?

Photo by LBT Buckets of blue paint, a skateboard and tarp were some of the signs of artists at work this weekend painting a new Dodger-themed mural on an Echo Park retaining wall on Sunset Boulevard at Sutherland Street.  Perhaps the upcoming change in team ownership inspired the new mural, which replaces an older piece […]

Summer concert series lineup, sponsors finalized

Summer concert series lineup, sponsors finalized

by Timothy Rutt The lineup and sponsors for the Sheriff Support Group’s Summer Concert Series has been finalized, with some returnees and some new blood in both categories. There’s even some new wrinkles ("Those Manning Bhoys" changed their spelling), and not one, but two tribute bands (Sgt. Pepper doing the Beatles, and the Walking Phoenixes […]

Fidel B. Vargas, presente

Fidel B. Vargas, presente

As a young Catholic Chicana growing up in the 50s and 60s our family calendar was full; Saturday and Sundays were filled with Baptisms, First Communions, and Confirmations.  Nowadays folks I know don’t seem to have as many kids, and they are as likely as not to get married.  There goes about 3/4 of the […]

Barleywines & Imperial Stouts: Amp It Up

Barleywines & Imperial Stouts: Amp It Up

A “normal” beer? Ah, go on. It’s only got a measly li’l 4-5% alcohol content. If you want to drink with the big boys and girls, mosey on over to Lucky Baldwins Pub sometime this week and partake in their “High Alcohol Festival.” Manager Penny Wilhelm is talking hoppy, sweet, and strong Barleywines, Belgians, and […]

Hail the Pet Beauties

Hail the Pet Beauties

Saturday saw a march of pets that were adorable, handsome—and dressed in tutus. One Colorado held a pet day in its courtyard and welcomed the Fun & Furry-licious, the Dressed to the Hilt, and Tricksters. The “celebrant of kitsch pop culture” Charles Phoenix—in is his eye-popping patterned pants and light blue (not suede) shoes—MC’ed the […]

Golden State, The

Golden State, The

WHY Locally sourced foods meet excellent beers at this casual Fairfax café. WHAT A minimalist ode to the joy of pairing craft brews—mostly from the Golden State (that’s California for you newcomers)—with food from the state’s purveyors, including Scoops’ unexpected ice cream flavors (including beer- and wine-inspired tastes), Let’s Be Frank dogs and sausages, and […]

Downstairs Downtown

Downstairs Downtown

I went out the other night! After dark and everything! I know! Old Town Pasadena has nooks and crannies, too many to count. I like to wander there any time, to peek into places that appear to be secrets. But after dark an intrigue is added, perhaps imagined, perhaps real. Alleys, stairwells, doorways–everything looks different […]

Man shot in Echo Park drive-by

Man shot in Echo Park drive-by

One man was injured in Echo Park early this morning after multiple shots were fired from a vehicle near the intersection of Alvarado Street and Sunset Boulevard, according to Patch. The shooting, which took place at about 1 a.m., is believed to be gang related, police said.  The victim was shot in the arm and […]

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