Archive for ‘August, 2012’


Beckett Hall, Folly Bowl host musical events in September

Beckett Hall, Folly Bowl host musical events in September

Pianist Samuel Borè will perform at Beckett Hall Sept. 5 by Tmothy Rutt Two intimate home-based concert venues in Altadena will be holding events in early September for classical music fans — both early and 20th century. John Cage at Beckett Hall Indoors, Beckett Hall, the home of Edward and Sharon Bailey Beckett, will host […]

The Wedding Dress

The Wedding Dress

It began with Chiyomi falling in love with Kaz Ogawa. The time was 1944; the United States was at war. The location of their wedding: Manzanar, one of the 10 internment camps for Japanese-Americans and Japanese immigrants during World War II. Chiyomi’s aunt Nui was a professional seamstress. She designed and made Chiyomi’s wedding dress. […]

Going Public With PUSD

Going Public With PUSD

Jim is a teacher at the USC School of Cinematic Arts. Dawn is on the board of the Pasadena Educational Foundation. Together, the O’Keeffe’s have taken on the public school system. Not in protest, but in celebration. This past May 8th, 200 people split into 50 crews and scattered onto all 28 Pasadena public school […]

Andrew’s Cheese Shop

Andrew’s Cheese Shop

WHY Individual cheeses and party platters from one of L.A.’s most passionate cheeseheads. WHAT This handsome cheese shop is the work of Andrew Steiner, ex of Patina. ‘This Place Stinks’ is the store’s tagline, a clue to its lighthearted approach to what is, in fact, a very serious resource for high-quality cheese. Wine, beer and […]

Musings for a New School Year

Musings for a New School Year

It’s back to school time. Most of South Pasadena’s kids are putting their noses to the grindstone in SPUSD’s public schools. Others are attending private progressive education schools like Waverly, Waldorf and Sequoyah or the highly academic Polytechnic. Some are in charter schools. A few are homeschooling. A few are even unschooling. But each child […]

Zen Monday: #211

Zen Monday: #211

May your Zen Monday be a beautiful day. Please share your feelings (and of course your opinions) in the comments. Read the Full Story at Pasadena Daily Photo

Echo Park Rising fills the void Sunset Junction left behind

Echo Park Rising fills the void Sunset Junction left behind

The streets, stores and parking lots of Echo Park were filled with music and youthful music lovers who descended on the neighborhood for Echo Park Rising,  the music festival that sprung up last year after the Sunset Junction street fair was abruptly cancelled after the city refused to issue the required permits. The parking lot […]

Cool Art

Cool Art

Want a great spot to escape the August heat? Head on over to San Marino to The Huntington Library and Art Collections. Last week I ducked out of the 100 degree blast and into the cool, comforting European Art gallery. (Gainsborough portraits! French marquetry pieces! Really icy air conditioning!!!) Figurative art lovers, be sure to […]

Tempt

Tempt

Here’s another one of those spots I probably shouldn’t tell you about. At the foot of Bailey Canyon in Sierra Madre you’ll find Bailey Canyon Park. West of the park is a paved road. Walk north, toward the mountains. You’ll pass alongside the Mater Dolorosa Passionist Retreat Center. You can’t see much of the Center […]

Station Fire: three years after

Station Fire: three years after

by Timothy Rutt Our first mention of the Station Fire was a note in passing on Aug. 26, 2009, when it was still small. By the next day we (and all of Altadena) could think about little else as smoke filled the air, neighborhoods were evacuated, visible flames lit the night sky — and the […]

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