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YWCA Week

YWCA Week

I’ve seen some excellent postings about the Julia Morgan YWCA. Today I’d like to direct your attention to my favorite: Pasadena Adjacent’s beautiful post and video. You will not be disappointed. Thanks for joining me during Julia Morgan YWCA Week! Read the Full Story at Pasadena Daily Photo

Mystery history photo: where was this barn?

Mystery history photo:  where was this barn?

The Lindley Stables in Atladena by TImothy Rutt Jane Brackman at the Altadena Historical Society shares with us this month’s mystery photo: One of our readers asked us to post this photograph and inquiry: “My daughter asked me to send you this photo to put on your site as a "mystery photo" in hopes that […]

Winning the ‘war on doping’ in athletics

Winning the ‘war on doping’ in athletics

An analyst works in the Olympic anti-doping laboratory in January. The lab in Harlow, England will test 5,000 of the 10,490 athletes’ samples from the London 2012 Games. Credit: Oli Scarff/Getty Images All eyes are on London with the opening of the Olympics, but where there are high profile athletes, the conversation soon turns to […]

What belongings would you save in the event of a house fire?

What belongings would you save in the event of a house fire?

It’s an age-old conundrum incited by a question that everyone dearly hopes remains hypothetical. Its also the question posed by a new book by Foster Huntington called “The Burning House.” The book began its life as a conversation at a dinner party. That one four-word question caused people to look inward and truly consider what […]

Eastside Property: Silver Lake apartment flipper is not shy about colors

Eastside Property: Silver Lake apartment flipper is not shy about colors

Photo by Silver Lake resident Before flipper makeover The Eastsider’s post on the blue-and-orange make over of an Echo Park apartment building prompted a Silver Lake resident to send over photos of a Hamilton Way apartment complex that also recently received a colorful paint job–this one featuring some splashes of tangerine and black trim. Turns out […]

The Weekend Go Go: Retro Dance Party, Art to Eat, Chinatown Summer Nights, and a

The Weekend Go Go: Retro Dance Party, Art to Eat, Chinatown Summer Nights, and a

It’s the Janis Joplin part of summer right now. Memorial Day is a barely relaxed preview of fun-in-the-sun.  July 4th is all about the sis-boom-bah.  And Labor Day is a last desperate gasp of summer. But now, the living really is easy. The days are soft.  The nights are cool.  Your daddy’s rich and your […]

Pondering on a Summer Morning

Pondering on a Summer Morning

There are flowers on the table, coffee is brewing and the parrots are gathering in the camphor trees above my house. I know it’s the big things in life that we always remember — the births and deaths and graduations, the promotions and colossal failures and serendipitous acts of grace. But I wish we’d remember […]

Urbex

Urbex

I’m not trying to preach to you about the Julia Morgan YWCA (like I do about Hahamongna). I’m sure lessons can be learned from this building and its history, but I’m posting about it this week because I like the photos I took there. I would be into urban exploration if I wasn’t terrified of […]

County’s tree replacement plan heavily favors east side

County’s tree replacement plan heavily favors east side

View Altadena Tree Planting Location Map in a larger map Los Angeles County’s plan to replace trees blown down in the November/December 2011 windstorm calls for most replacement trees to be planted on the east side of town. Altadenablog map. by Timothy Rutt Altadena Heritage says that the county’s plan to replace trees lost in […]

Will Sacramento River pipeline be enough?

Will Sacramento River pipeline be enough?

Current water pump pipes in the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta, an area that has been heavily impacted by our water needs. Credit: David McNew/Getty Images Governor Jerry Brown and Interior Secretary Ken Salazar will announce a proposed plan today to build two massive tunnels that would carry water south from the Sacramento River. The project […]

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