Archive for ‘December, 2012’


Favorite

Favorite

Yesterday we talked about light, and also about coffee shops. I got to thinking: if I had to choose, what would be my favorite coffee shop in Pasadena? That’s an easy one. I mean, if I had to choose, which I don’t. I love Penny For Your Thoughts for the beautiful clothes, unusual gifts (antique, […]

Toxic spill on your block? Here’s who to call for help

Toxic spill on your block? Here’s who to call for help

What was that white liquid flowing down the gutter on Sunset Boulevard? That’s what Jason Carvey, who shot a video clip of the liquid, wants to know. Carvey was walking on Sunset Bouelvard on the east end of Echo Park when he spotted a white liquid flowing about a quarter of a mile on the […]

The Weekend Go Go: Cinefamily Telethon, Santa Monica Pub Crawl, and Charles Phoenix Retro Holiday Show

The Weekend Go Go: Cinefamily Telethon, Santa Monica Pub Crawl, and Charles Phoenix Retro Holiday Show

Go Go’ers, Christmas is coming. Maybe you already knew that. But maybe you didn’t know about the Christmas (kind-of) events happening this weekend? Get ready for a whole different kind of Ho Ho Ho. How to Postpone Christmas Of course, Cinefamily is your go-to destination for all things wild, wacky and wonderful cinema.  But starting TODAY, […]

Visit Burma in exotic Altadena Holiday Boutique Sunday

Visit Burma in exotic Altadena Holiday Boutique Sunday

Among Altadena’s most interesting recent arrivals is artist/designer Mumu Aung, who moved here, married long-time Altadena resident John Zoraster in 2008, and set up her atelier in his living room. Aung left her native Burma in 2001 for New York City, and she and Zoraster carried on a long distance romance from 2005 until he […]

Southern Light

Southern Light

He’s at Europane on Colorado Blvd. near the Paseo. (We have to distinguish, because there are two Europanes on Colorado.) The window faces south, and at this time of year our sun stays low in the southern sky. I just like the light. Read the Full Story at Pasadena Daily Photo

With Rice bowing out of the running for Secretary of State, who will succeed Clinton?

With Rice bowing out of the running for Secretary of State, who will succeed Clinton?

U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice leaves following a General Assembly vote granting Palestinians non-member observer status on November 29, 2012 in New York City. Credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images Last week, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice officially withdrew her name from consideration for Secretary of State. Once her name began to be floated, Republicans […]

New Silver Lake pathway turns into a waterway

New Silver Lake pathway turns into a waterway

Photo by B. Mindzak/Flickr At first glance it looked as if the Ivanhoe Reservoir, the smaller of the two Silver Lake reservoirs, had sprung a big leak tonight as water gushed through and over a new retaining wall, flooding a new sidewalk and a stretch of Tesla Avenue.  B. Mindzak emailed in the photo above […]

Altadena’s 2012 Citizen of the Year—Michele Zack

Altadena’s 2012 Citizen of the Year—Michele Zack

From organizing the wonderful LitFest Pasadena fundraiser at the Mountain View Mausoleum, moderating an incredible panel, “History, Fiction…and Truth?” at the festival in Central Park, her incredible books Altadena: Between Wilderness and City and Southern California Story, her work as a local historian at the Huntington-USC Institute on California and the West (ICW), serving on […]

The Pánfilo Tales – It’s part name, part context

The Pánfilo Tales – It’s part name, part context

The good sisters at Self Realization Fellowship expressed a particular fondness for Pánfilo.  We had a brief, somewhat informal interview before they entrusted him to our care.  They sent him with things he liked – food, toiletries and toys.  They sent the Halloween costume he wore and the outfit they had bought for him for […]

Break

Break

Let’s take a break today. Get an early start on the weekend, what do you say? At least in our minds. If you could take any break you desire, what would it be? Okay, so, the impromptu flight to Paris is out of the question. What’s possible, then? What is within reason? A mid-afternoon cookie. […]

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