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The Olympics provide a gambler’s playground

The Olympics provide a gambler’s playground

A general view of the London 2012 Olympic countdown clock as it shows 7 days to go, in Trafalgar Square on July 20, 2012 in London, England. The opening ceremony of the games will take place on July 27, 2012. Credit: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images For some, betting is like breathing. Devoted gamblers will wager anything […]

Banh Mi My Tho

Banh Mi My Tho

WHY Some of the San Gabriel Valley’s best Vietnamese sandwiches come out of this tiny Alhambra mini-mall deli. WHAT A to-go operation with friendly counter service, Banh Mi My Tho packs a lot into a minuscule storefront: a half-dozen types of banh mi sandwiches, hot Vietnamese broken-rice and noodle-based meals, snacks like meatballs on a […]

Get Crafty: HeArts & Crafts

Get Crafty: HeArts & Crafts

What could your little one do with a 12×12 canvas with all the paint, paper, glitter, cut-out letters, googly eyes—even clothespins—they could ever desire? Come find out this Saturday, July 28th, at Little Junebugs‘ new monthly series called HeArts and Crafts. Included in the package price is the opportunity to get a portrait taken by […]

The transitional year of 1970 in rock and roll, politics, and culture

The transitional year of 1970 in rock and roll, politics, and culture

Fire and Rain: The Beatles, Simon & Garfunkel, James Taylor, CSNY, and the Lost Story of 1970 Credit: By David Browne Just exactly when did the sixties end, and the seventies begin? The Kent State shootings? The U.S. invasion of Cambodia? The first Earth Day, or the first Gay Pride march? The deaths of Janis […]

Largest antitrust settlement in U.S. history is bad for banks, but may be good for economy

Largest antitrust settlement in U.S. history is bad for banks, but may be good for economy

Visa and MasterCard credit card logos are seen in a store window in Washington on March 30, 2012. Credit: NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images For years, Visa, Mastercard, and other card-issuing banks have been charging fees to merchants for access to their payment networks. Attorneys representing more than 7 million retailers, however, have argued that there has […]

One man injured in Highland Park shooting

One man injured in Highland Park shooting

A man was shot twice in the stomach this afternoon in the most recent in a string of Highland Park shootings.  The 21-year-old victim, who was apparently standing outside of his home near Meridian and Branch streets when he was shot, survived the assault and was taken to a hospital for treatment, said Sgt. Alaniz […]

Yet Another Shameless Birthday Post!

Yet Another Shameless Birthday Post!

Screw cake, where’s my champagne?! It’s my birthday, and I hereby grant permission for all readers to take the day off and have a party. Speaking of birthdays, Glimpses of South Pasadena turned 4 years old this month. That’s 1473 posts and pictures as of today. (Hey bartender! Make mine a double!) Thanks for being […]

Colorado Shooting, The Summer of Nagging, and Ann Curry: Chaos Chronicles 520

Colorado Shooting, The Summer of Nagging, and Ann Curry: Chaos Chronicles 520

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Plans for the YWCA

Plans for the YWCA

I believe I promised more photos of the Julia Morgan YWCA. I noodled around the web looking for information about Morgan and about the building itself. Morgan, the first female architect licensed in the state of California, created many iconic buildings (Hearst Castle is the most famous), including several YWCAs. One is in O’ahu. I […]

Eight Pianists, Two Quartets

Eight Pianists, Two Quartets

“Pasadena must be the place to be for eight-handed piano ensembles.” So declared the Northern Bavarian Courier in review of eight pianists from Pasadena City College who traveled to Marktoberdorf, Germany to participate in the 8th International Competition for Six and Eight Hands. The competition aims to encourage ensemble playing at one or two pianos; […]

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