Archive for ‘November, 2012’


Holiday Houses

Holiday Houses

In their 45th year, the Women’s Committee of the Pasadena Symphony Association presents its annual Holiday “Look In” Tour with local rose kings Jacob Maarse, the daringly untraditional Ixora, and the lovely Mary Falkingham Floral Designs. Four houses and their gardens will be dressed for the holidays: the Banta Residence; a 1931 Monterey Colonial Burge home; the […]

Operation Santa

Operation Santa

The Pasadena Jaycees are gearing up for Santa. For 78 years, letters have been received and read, toy drives have been organized, funds raised, houses mapped out, and on Christmas, Eve Santa and Mrs. Claus visit children with gifts in hand. For Operation Santa to be a success, volunteers are needed. Every Tuesday and Thursday […]

Haven: $$ for Sandy Relief

Haven: $$ for Sandy Relief

On Tuesday, November 20th, Haven Gastropub +Brewery is having a 15-hour fundraising marathon and will donate 100% of the profits to the Red Cross to aide in Hurricane Sandy relief. “This tragedy has national implications and affects all of us. Our staff will be donating their time along with their gratuities to raising funds for the hurricane relief […]

Shop Small, Shop Local

Shop Small, Shop Local

This Saturday, November 24th is Small Business Saturday, which was begun by American Express in 2010. Now, mega-conglomerate American Express hardly exemplifies one’s notion of “small” (even in fantasy fiction), but if you can move beyond that, the idea of and the encouragement to shop at small, independently-owned businesses this holiday season is a kind […]

News & Notes From East L.A., Elysian Heights & Silver Lake

News & Notes From East L.A., Elysian Heights & Silver Lake

Color Conundrum, Silver Lake Artist Paul McCarthy buys East L.A. industrial building for $9 million. Money & Co. Results from this weekend’s Silver Lake Storm Watch. [sic] Pasadena museum pays tribute to former Elysian Heights wood cut artist Paul Landacre. Culture Monster Bloggers don’t live on comments alone! Support The Eastsider by purchasing a Reader […]

Amateur Baker, Anyone?

Amateur Baker, Anyone?

So, we get a call the other day. “Hello, I’m Scrschasl (weak cell phone connection)and I’m a producer for Scrschasl. We’re looking for amateur bakers and would like to spread the word in the Pasadena area.” We listened to the message twice, but still couldn’t make out the name of the woman or the show, […]

The bitter taste of success: the rise and fall of the Anheuser-Busch brewing empire

The bitter taste of success: the rise and fall of the Anheuser-Busch brewing empire

Wooden beer cases are seen on display inside a stable for the Budweiser Clydesdales during an Anheuser-Busch Cos. brewery tour. Credit: Whitney Curtis/Getty Images The saga of Budweiser and Anheuser-Busch is a classic parable of the rise, international domination and eventual disillusionment of the American industrial age. Like most classic American success stories, the chronicle […]

Joan’s on Third

Joan’s on Third

WHY Wonderful sandwiches (turkey meatloaf, pressed chicken, bacon and brie), lots of prepared salads (the lentil is particularly good), elegant cheese and charcuterie platters and famed cupcakes. WHAT Originally a caterer, Joan McNamara gradually expanded her business into a café, gourmet market and upscale takeout operation, and each facet has met with tremendous success. From […]

Zen Monday: #221

Zen Monday: #221

guest photographer: Ginab’s friend Tom Weehee! It’s Monday! And a Zen Monday photo is just that: a Zen Monday photo. It is what it is. I mean, what is it? You tell us. Read the Full Story at Pasadena Daily Photo

Update on chopper crash at Altadena heliport

Update on chopper crash at Altadena heliport

by Bill Kilsliuk Pasadena Sun Five police officers and one other person were injured when two Pasadena police helicopters collided late Saturday afternoon, according to Pasadena police. At around 4 p.m., one chopper was arriving at the Pasadena Police Department’s airfield in Altadena and the other was preparing to take off, according to Pasadena Police […]

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