Archive for ‘August, 2012’


Los Angeles Times the Taste – Boozing it up with Foodie Celebs at a Hollywood Studio

Los Angeles Times the Taste – Boozing it up with Foodie Celebs at a Hollywood Studio

Go Go’ers, consider this an early intervention for your Labor Day weekend. You’ve planned out your non-Labor days: sailing, surfing, sunning, sipping adult beverages, and chatting up celebs and/or especially attractive wannabes. Do you really want to waste that carefully cultivated glow on a backyard BBQ with shriveled weenies and some pickle relish potato salad? […]

Exploring the Medium

Exploring the Medium

Sometimes you really have to experience the artwork from a different perspective. This kid has the right idea … literally joining the exhibit of botanical mobiles created by other children at this summer’s SPACE Art Camp. Read the Full Story at Glimpses of South Pasadena

No Build Anywhere

No Build Anywhere

Hey kids! Let’s put on our poodle skirts and saddle shoes! It’s the 1950’s again and Caltrans wants to build a freeway! Let’s go Retro! “Stop 710 through San Rafael area.”“Stop 710 Through Avenue 64.” I’m pretty sure you’ll find similar wording on signs in El Sereno, South Pasadena, and Highland Park. Perhaps Caltrans thought […]

Parks offers free concert, bus to Ford Amphitheater Aug. 25

Parks offers free concert, bus to Ford Amphitheater Aug. 25

by TImothy Rutt The LA County Dept. of Parks and Recreation is offering a free field trip to a concert at the John Anson Ford Amphitheatre Saturday, along with free transportation from Loma Alta Park. "Dustbowl Revival" (bluegrass/jazz music) will be performing in the morning concert at the Ford. Sixty free tickets for the bus […]

Doo Dah Fun: Thx, PS!

Doo Dah Fun: Thx, PS!

Last week, HP post a piece about the Doo Dah Parade retrospective coming to the Pasadena Museum of History. Peggy Sue Davis of Altadena was there to enjoy the opening reception’s festivities and was good enough to share her spoils (photographs) of the evening. “What a Long, Strange Trip It’s Been: 35 Years of the […]

Neighborhood Fixture: CalFed is gone but it left its midcentury mark on Eagle Rock

Neighborhood Fixture: CalFed is gone but it left its midcentury mark on Eagle Rock

When it was built nearly 50 years ago, the modernist form of the steel and glass California Federal Savings building in Eagle Rock stood out in a neighborhood of stucco Spanish-Colonial homes, clapboard bungalows and  brick storefronts.  Even today, the building (which now houses a Citibank branch) at the corner of Eagle Rock Boulevard and  […]

Having your marriage and cheating on it too

Having your marriage and cheating on it too

It’s the stuff of daytime soaps, country music lyrics and French cinema – and it usually ends badly. There’s no good way to cheat on your spouse, is there? Not true, says controversial sociologist Catherine Hakim. In a recent op-ed in The Telegraph, Hakim says that a “playfair,” with clearly defined rules and zero expectations […]

American English shift: northern vowels on the move

American English shift: northern vowels on the move

US President John F. Kennedy (C) wipes his forehead as he delivers the State of the Union address before Congress in Washington, DC, in January 1963, as Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson (C, back) looks on. Credit: AFP/AFP/Getty Images Since the dawn of television, conventional wisdom has held that American regional accents and dialects are […]

The Weekend Go Go: Not-So-Usual Music in Not-So-Usual Places

The Weekend Go Go: Not-So-Usual Music in Not-So-Usual Places

Come September 1st, you may have some plans. An epic barbecue.  (The Argentinean gauchos are on speed dial.) An inspired road trip.  (Official spirit guide: Senor Hunter S. Thompson.) A three day sesh of surf and sun worship.  (Let’s just say your mermaid auditions have been very, very thorough.) That doesn’t mean your penultimate summer days […]

Subdued town council meeting looks at trees, planning issues

Subdued town council meeting looks at trees, planning issues

by Timothy Rutt In action at Tuesday night’s town council meeting: Trees on Woodbury: The council voted to send a letter to Supv. Michael D. Antonovich, urging him to put up trees in the Woodbury Road corridor if funding can be found. The county is already spending $1.3 million improving the median and constructing bike […]

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