Archive for ‘December, 2012’


Rarin’ to Go

Rarin’ to Go

I went out to get a picture of snow on the mountains. I was too late for the best of the stuff, and I got rain instead. It was cold out, though, so maybe that rain will be snow tomorrow. Always look on the bright side! Down here in the flatlands there’ll be sun, a […]

Parade! Parade!

Parade! Parade!

Are you going to the 124th Tournament of Roses parade or do you avoid Old Pasadena like the plague? Do you still enjoy watching the parade on television or do you tape it so you can fast forward through the three-hour telecast? Do you have any plans to see the floats up close and personal […]

Getting loaded on New Year’s? Take a shot

Getting loaded on New Year’s? Take a shot

Photo by Echo Park resident The LAPD frowns upon celebratory gunfire on New Year’s Eve. But what if your gun is loaded with 100% agave tequila?  An Echo Park shopper stocking up for the New Year’s came upon these AK-47 shaped bottles of AK-T tequilla at Super King in Glassell Park.  There’s also a carbine-shaped […]

New comment policy

New comment policy

by Timothy Rutt A new year is about to begin, and we’re putting a new comment policy in place. One of the requirements of our comment policy (which you can read here) is that we need to have a working email address from all commenters. The email address is only visible to us, and it’s […]

The Other Other Pasadena

The Other Other Pasadena

Snow topped the mountains yesterday, but I didn’t get that picture. Read the Full Story at Pasadena Daily Photo

Unloved piece of Echo Park Lake demolished

Unloved piece of Echo Park Lake demolished

Pump house demolished. Photo by Stephen Roullier A heavy-duty construction shovel today demolished the cinder-block pump house on the north end of Echo Park Lake as part of an $85-million lake clean up project. Few if any residents objected when city engineers announced that the pump house, erected at the tip of a peninsula that […]

Sheriff warns New Year’s gunfire is still dangerous and illegal

Sheriff warns New Year’s gunfire is still dangerous and illegal

by Timothy Rutt The Altadena Sheriff Station says that shooting off your guns to celebrate the New Year is not a good idea: it’s a dangerous a felony, and "will not be tolerated." A press release from the station says that celebratory gunfire "is an extremely dangerous practice. As a reminder, deputies from Altadena Sheriff’s […]

More New Year’s Eve and Some New Year’s Day Too

More New Year’s Eve and Some New Year’s Day Too

Always on the hunt for high life, Ms. Go Go presents more options for New Year’s revelry.  Here’s a second slate of fun and sin. Go Go’ers, pick your poison. New Year’s Eve Noir Dying to drag out your zoot suit or unleash your inner femme fatale?  Grab some of the extremely limited tix for […]

The Other Pasadena

The Other Pasadena

New year’s day is a big deal here in Pasadena. The Tournament of Roses Parade. The Rose Bowl Game. Just three more days. White-Suiters, those insiders in the ToR organization who volunteer countless hours for the planning, organization and implementation of these events, sometimes grow up in the tradition, and their children follow after them. […]

Chinese elderly can sue their children for lack of visits

Chinese elderly can sue their children for lack of visits

An elderly woman rides a tricycle along a road in Beijing. Credit: AFP/AFP/Getty Images As the holidays wind down in America, some family members may find themselves relieved to escape the presence of their parents. Here in the United States, and other Western countries, we are free to engage with our parents as much or […]

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