Archive for ‘July, 2012’


A Night at the Mausoleum

A Night at the Mausoleum

And now for something completely different. That mantra seems to be the driving force behind Jonathan Josephson, Paul Millet, and Jeff Rack of Unbound Productions. This past May, they presented History Lit, which was short stories by three women authors that were condensed and adapted into short plays. Fascinatingly, the audience walked with, followed, stood or […]

Publisher’s notebook: a little country, a little rock-n-roll, all Altadena perfection

Publisher’s notebook: a little country, a little rock-n-roll, all Altadena perfection

by Timothy Rutt The Altadena camera strap. Image by California Bohemian Leather This is our new favorite thing in the entire world: our camera strap. We believe in using good, high-quality tools for daily work, and as we got back into serious photography, one of the problems we had was finding a camera strap that […]

The art and science behind the sound of the Olympics

The art and science behind the sound of the Olympics

How does audio for the televised Olympics differ from real sounds heard by the audience actually at the games? Credit: Paul Gilham/Getty Images This segment is part of KPCC’s series “L.A. To London,” which will be exploring local connections to the 2012 Summer Olympics. View the series and follow it on Twitter at #latolondon. The […]

Sally Ride, first American woman in space, dies at 61

Sally Ride, first American woman in space, dies at 61

In this June 1983 photo provided by NASA, astronaut Sally Ride, a specialist on shuttle mission STS-7, monitors control panels from the pilot’s chair on the shuttle Columbia flight deck. Credit: NASA/Via AP The American physicist, first American woman, and youngest American to enter space died today after a 17 month battle with pancreatic cancer. […]

Former Silver Lake Coffee Table property up for sale

Former Silver Lake Coffee Table property up for sale

Proposed Rowena Townhomes The developer that demolished the former Coffee Table cafe and other nearby buildings to make way for a condominium project  has put the Silver Lake property up for sale only about a year after purchasing the site. Miami-based 15 Group did not set an asking price for the 1.25-acre site on Rowena […]

Caption This Photo (#92)

Caption This Photo (#92)

Hmmm… Got Pagans? No, that’s not it. Joan of Arc fired her realtor when he showed her the home with THIS backyard patio… Nope, that’s not quite right, either. Anyone? Read the Full Story at Glimpses of South Pasadena

Hello, Goodbye

Hello, Goodbye

John and I often joke that we live in Paradise. We love our street, our neighbors. When we were shopping here we didn’t know the recession was coming. We had big plans for a someday mansion, and we thought this would be our interim home. Just in case the mansion didn’t work out we picked […]

Old Pasadena Film Festival, Terminus

Old Pasadena Film Festival, Terminus

It’s the last week of the Old Pasadena Film Festival, which is a shame, because few things are as pleasurable as sitting outside on a warm summer evening, watching a movie. And there are some good ones this week: Napoleon Dynamite on Thursday, What’s Up, Doc? and Vicky Cristina Barcelona on Friday, and a Streetcar Named Desire and Psycho on Saturday. Click here for specific locations and […]

This Week at the Levitt: Sister Sparrow & the Dirty Birds

This Week at the Levitt: Sister Sparrow & the Dirty Birds

It’s Levitt time: six weeks of free concerts, Wednesday through Sunday, in good old Memorial Park. As we do every year, we’ll be spotlighting one show a week for the duration. Because, you know, we’re curators. Our pick this week is Sister Sparrow & the Dirty Birds, a nine-piece modern rock, soul, and blues outfit from the Big […]

Fallen Tree Art

Fallen Tree Art

Last December’s windstorm bent, twisted, and uprooted 235 trees. Some were chopped up for firewood. Some were disposed of via a tree grinder or stump chipper. One grand Oak in South Pas was leaning precariously over a neighbor’s roof; the owner partnered with a professional who cut it down very carefully and made oak planks […]

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