Archive for ‘September, 2012’


Beltran’s Gumbo & Some Zydekats

Beltran’s Gumbo & Some Zydekats

Lisa Haley was singing up a storm, making her violin strings hum, and leading the crowd in cheers to support “the girls.” Those girls would be the foster teenagers who live in a cottage run by Rosemary Children’s Services. Chef Claud Beltran and his team were whipping up gumbo, doling out bowls full of cooked […]

Mystery History

Mystery History

Where are we? And what’s happening? Editor’s Note: Ann Erdman, newly retired Public Information Officer for the City of Pasadena, has kindly agreed to regularly share with Hometown Pasadena readers her love of local history,…and clear up some of its many pictorial mysteries. In this 1940 photo, members of the Sorelle Club, a Pasadena City […]

Tequila Fun

Tequila Fun

It was quickly apparent that a pre-event shower was overkill; sweat could soon be felt running down our backs and along our hairlines. It was only 6:30 and the patio outside El Portal was packed. People held plates, piling them high with treats from the generous buffet of appetitzers—tasty empanadas, meatballs, tacos, smoked salmon, churros, […]

News & Notes From Boyle Heights, Eagle Rock & Hermon

News & Notes From Boyle Heights, Eagle Rock & Hermon

Boat Studio Polaroid, Silver Lake | Photo by Toby Hancock/Flickr City Council backs 11% DWP rate hike as more increases are expected. Daily News Car flips out on Colorado Boulevard. Patch New civilian city employees to pay more for pension benefits. Daily News Hermon resident defends plans to run for neighborhood council. Patch Protestors demand […]

Candidate for LA County District Attorney: Alan Jackson

Candidate for LA County District Attorney: Alan Jackson

Alan Jackson, Assistant Head Deputy District Attorney. Credit: Courtesy of the Jackson campaign Alan Jackson has made a real name for himself as a prosecutor for the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office, and now he’s looking to capitalize on that success. He is running for District Attorney against Jackie Lacey, who serves as the […]

Freeway Noir: 3

Freeway Noir: 3

With all of the infernal sunshine in this town, there are bound to be shadows.  A lot of shadows. Join me this week for Freeway Noir: a series shot from the 110 Freeway.   Read the Full Story at Glimpses of South Pasadena

The Historic Craig-Bryan House

The Historic Craig-Bryan House

  As a young man my great-great-great grandfather James Terrill Craig spent two years out west during the California Gold Rush.   In 1871, when he was 53, he had this lovely 4,800-square-foot home built at 307 Central Ave. in Bentonville, Arkansas. He was one of the earliest settlers of this city and made his fortune as a […]

Camelot Where You Are, #11

Camelot Where You Are, #11

Grand British castles are no big deal to Bellis. She goes to England all the time. So she found something different. “Imagine my surprise to see the bright towers of Camelot itself! I took the photo from the car as we were heading back to Los Angeles from Las Vegas. Wikipedia tells me that every […]

What If?

What If?

It’s time for Saturday High again. On September 29th, classes for high school students at Art Center College of Design begin, offering “dozens of classes to exercise that big, beautiful brain of yours.” Classes are offered in various disciplines: advertising and graphic design; digital media; entertainment design; fine art and illustration; photography and imaging/film; and […]

Living the teeny tiny life in San Francisco

Living the teeny tiny life in San Francisco

A sign advertising an apartment for rent hangs from a fire escape in front of an apartment building in San Francisco, California. Credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images “My apartment is so small…I have to go out in the hall to change my mind!” It’s no joke — a newly built apartment building in San Francisco’s South […]

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