Archive for ‘June, 2012’


Highland Park school as rocket launcher

Highland Park school as rocket launcher

Photo courtesy Eastsider reader A Highland Park parent was walking her kids to school this morning when she caught sight of package on the steps of Aldalma Elementary. Turns out it was a pack of what looks like some heavy duty fireworks  sold under the Alien WTF brand. It appeared the “9 shot” set was […]

The Outsourced Self

The Outsourced Self

A group of nannies carrying babies in strollers. Credit: Eccie/flickr cc You know that phrase, my life is in your hands? Now we’re paying people to make that true. You can hire people to bear your child, to plan your wedding, to coach your entire life. How much of our lives should we outsource? Read […]

Best of Glimpses: #14

Best of Glimpses: #14

If these colors don’t make you feel like zoning out to a little psychedelic music then you are definitely not paying attention! I love happy, trippy accidents like this street shot of Mission Yoga. All together now … ommmmmmmmm. Originally published January 22, 2009. It’s been a long few weeks of reruns … and it’s […]

Jacaranda

Jacaranda

It’s the time of the Jacarandas in the San Gabriel Valley. Adele at Seeing Sierra Madre has already posted more than one “purple picture” and she has more up her sleeve (or in her camera bag). Everyone in southern California with access to a camera is aiming it at the nearest Jacaranda right about now. […]

UK Folk Duo Litha at Caltech

UK Folk Duo Litha at Caltech

Summer is not exactly a bumping time on the Caltech public events schedule: there’s just the one. Just that one, however, looks pretty interesting: Aaron Jones and Claire Mann, a pair of English musicians who play mostly in Scotland. Aaron is best known as a member of the Old Blind Dogs, which we are told is an […]

KNOWLEDGES at Mount Wilson Observatory

KNOWLEDGES at Mount Wilson Observatory

Knowledge is a familiarity with something. KNOWLEDGES is a big art show at Mount Wilson Observatory happening this weekend, bringing together 30 contemporary LA artists whose work trades in ideas that the Observatory manifests on a regular basis: astronomy, discovery, space exploration, optics, cosmology, and the site itself and its influence on the cultural landscape […]

Pasadena’s 126th Birthday at the PMH

Pasadena’s 126th Birthday at the PMH

Every year, the Pasadena Museum of history celebrates Pasadena’s birthday in a program called Pasadena Now and Then. The city is partnering with a bunch of folks to present festivities in six categories: Arts, Neighborhoods, Sports, Technology, Transportation, and Water. Appearing will be mystery writers Naomi Hirahara and Dianne Emley, past and present Olympians of […]

Summer’s Dive-In Movie

Summer’s Dive-In Movie

No driving up in the station wagon this time. From now on, it’s dive-in movie nights at the Rose Bowl Aquatic Center. This Saturday, the whole family is invited to lounge poolside or swim and play in the shallow end of the 87 degree recreational pool while the feature film Dolphin Tale plays on the big screen. […]

Come to a Bridge Party

Come to a Bridge Party

No, not bridge as in the ever-popular, but rather mysterious card game (for those of us growing up in the second half of the 20th century), but as in the Colorado Street Bridge. This birthday party, to celebrate 35 years of Pasadena Heritage, will be held Saturday, July 14th with the Pasadena Scottish Pipes and Drums acting […]

Rodney King dies: roundup

Rodney King dies: roundup

by Timothy Rutt Rodney King, whose 1991 beating (and subsequent acquittal of the officers who beat him) sparked the LA riots of 1992, died in the swimming pool of his Rialto home Sunday night. King, an Altadena resident at the time of the beating, was a key figure in recent Los Angeles history, and we’ve […]

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