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Sweetest Day, Pasadena Style

Sweetest Day, Pasadena Style

Did you know that the 3rd Saturday in October is considered “Sweetest Day”? Jen Steers of newsnet5.com reports that “in 1922, an employee at a Cleveland candy store, Birch Kingston, decided to share some sweets with orphans and elderly confined to their homes, Hallmark said.” (Yes, that Hallmark.) Other Cleveland candy makers soon joined in, […]

News & Notes From Eagle Rock, Echo Park & Highland Park

News & Notes From Eagle Rock, Echo Park & Highland Park

Three Wheelin’, Elysian Park | Photo by Jae Bueno/Flickr City says yes to Slurpees but no to alcohol for new Echo Park 7-Eleven. Echo Park Now The turnaround of a Highland Park middle school. EGP News Before Obama: The early years of Occidental College  Patch Get The Eastsider on Facebook, Twitter, Daily Email Digest & […]

Election endorsements: Do they really make a difference?

Election endorsements: Do they really make a difference?

U.S. President Barack Obama hosts a reception in honor of national Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month in the East Room of the White House June 15, 2012 in Washington, DC. In the midst of a re-election campaign against former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, Obama’s recent declaration of support for same-sex marriage was celebrated […]

The Weekend Go Go: 30 Years of Art, Theater in the Dark, Egyptian Masked Ball, Finding L.A.

The Weekend Go Go: 30 Years of Art, Theater in the Dark, Egyptian Masked Ball, Finding L.A.

Go Go’ers, you have been warned.  Not just because it’s the penultimate weekend of haunts, hags, and Hello Kitty costumes. No, you should be aware that every event planner in the city of Los Angeles has chosen the next two weeks as prime party time.  Luckily, Ms. Go Go  has tirelessly sifted through options #1 […]

Días de los muertos, Altadena style

Días de los muertos, Altadena style

Parade and jamaica are pretty much done.  Only have to deal with some details that are a part of the records and reimbursements that are always found at the tail end of any big project.  Last two weeks were spent trying to do that, trying to rest a bit, do a bit of long needed […]

Reports of fireworks on west side

Reports of fireworks on west side

by Timothy Rutt We’ve been getting reports of fireworks being heard on the west side tonight, possibly coming from the hills. On Twitter, D.G. Marks recorded this shot: [View the story "Fireworks in Altadena 10 19 2012" on Storify] Read the Full Story at Altadena Blog

Eastside Property: A Montecito Heights home for those who love flatland living

Eastside Property: A Montecito Heights home for those who love flatland living

Photo from Redfin.com In a neighborhood where many homes are cantilevered from steep hillside, this 1926-Spanish Colonial home sits on one of the rare flat lots at the top of Montecito Heights.  Sitting on the perimeter of the aptly named Montecito Circle,  the tw0-story, three-bedroom home with a blue front door  is part of an […]

As Twitter continues to grow, what’s next for the social media giant?

As Twitter continues to grow, what’s next for the social media giant?

What’s next for Twitter? Credit: Oli Scarff/Getty Images Two weeks ago, the first Presidential debate generated a record 10 million tweets. The second debate scored over 7 million tweets, a large portion of them mentioning Mitt Romney’s ‘binder full of women’. People following on Twitter don’t have to wait for the debates to be over […]

Friday Abstract

Friday Abstract

This photo reminds me of those word verifications on Blogger, with the blurry numbers. It’s an example of a product created by a company that doesn’t care about the user’s experience. Like printers that drain the color cartridges when you print black and white copies, or phone carriers that keep you on hold for an […]

Great California Shake Out Today

Great California Shake Out Today

The annual Great California Shake-Out starts at 10:18 today, and we’re going to head out to take pictures, so be prepared! Read the Full Story at Altadena Blog

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