Archive for ‘June, 2012’


County hauls off Echo Park vendor carts

County hauls off Echo Park vendor carts

Photo by Echo Park resident A crew from the Los Angeles County Environmental Health Department hauled off the carts of at least two sidewalk vendors at the corner of Echo Park Avenue and Sunset Boulevard, according to one resident. Health officials occasionally sweep the area for unlicensed vendors. Michael, an Echo Park resident, took the […]

Are we a nation of philosophers?

Are we a nation of philosophers?

In recent years, the United States has been taken to task by scholars who claim that we live in an age of unreason, misinformation and blind acceptance. Given the results of some opinion polls, you might be tempted to believe them. However, Carlin Romano is not so quick to judge. In fact, his new book […]

Craftbar

Craftbar

WHY An affordable version of Tom Colicchio’s terrific (and adjacent) Craft restaurant, a sleek brother to the New York original. WHAT Everything on the menu in the front lounge and patio at Craft is $5 to $12 and just as interesting: seafood pie, flatbread with goat cheese and cherry tomatoes, short-rib raviolis. WHO Junior ICM […]

Best of Glimpses: #15

Best of Glimpses: #15

What does this simple, two-toned camphor leaf have to do with inner balance? Well, nothing really. But that didn’t stop me from pondering the question when I originally posted it here. Originally published October 18, 2009. Best of Glimpses winds down this week. New posts are forthcoming… Read the Full Story at Glimpses of South […]

Pasadena: Unexpected Roots

Pasadena: Unexpected Roots

When I first began to explore the history of Pasadena, I was focused primarily on Latinos.  There was a paucity of facts on members of the community and there were a lot folks who had really interesting lives that weren’t well known.  Like most other folks who delve or dive into archives it quickly became […]

Sweet Award

Sweet Award

the film set The American Business Awards were given out two nights ago. I picture a ceremony in New Yawk Sitty, with the men in black-tie and the women in sophisticated evening gowns and subtle jewelry. It could just as well have been an after-work chicken buffet, for all the facts I have at my […]

A 6-Week Music Festival

A 6-Week Music Festival

It’s Levitt Pavilion time. Fifty free concerts (Wednesdays through Sundays) available for consumption from now until the 26th of August at the Memorial Park band shell. Wednesday, the 20th, will have Bob Baker Marionettes, the oldest children’s theater company in Los Angeles. Thursday will have Dust Bowl Revival, a “roots/jazz collective that merges old school bluegrass, […]

Dancing on Main

Dancing on Main

It’s summer and it’s time to dance. Okay, tap a foot, sway to the rhythm—whatever helps the music surge through your veins. Descanso Gardens has two such offerings. One for jazz lovers, and the other for the whole family. Music on the Main is all about jazz. For 10 successive Thursday nights, the Main Lawn […]

Let Them Eat Cake

Let Them Eat Cake

Nineteen prepared birthday cakes to serve 3,000 guests; how big are those cakes? Come find out at the Pasadena Museum of History’s Happy Birthday Pasadena: Celebrating Then and Now event this Saturday. Seven of the 19 cakes baked and decorated by Vons/Pavilions will be a part of a “Synchronized Cake Cutting” ceremony at 3 p.m. […]

Golden Poppy Award goes to "guerrilla gardener"

Golden Poppy Award goes to "guerrilla gardener"

by Timothy Rutt Golden Poppy award winner, guerrilla gardener Cody Howard. Cody Howard, stealth gardener. Operating sometimes under cover of darkness, Howard worked to transform a weedy, blasted stretch of Altadena Drive near a sound wall into a drought-tolerant garden — an effort that earned him a Golden Poppy Award from Altadena Heritage on Sunday. […]

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