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Water restrictions begin today for Las Flores Water; Pasadena customers start Thursday

Water restrictions begin today for Las Flores Water;  Pasadena customers start Thursday

by Timothy Rutt Altadena customers of Las Flores Water Company are being asked cut back on water use from Feb. 18 through March 1. Altadena residents who are supplied by the City of Pasadena are being asked to restrict water use from Feb. 21 through Feb. 28. The Foothill Municipal Water District, which supplies Las […]

Whisky & Poetry Salon

Whisky & Poetry Salon

On February 21, 1925, The New Yorker published its first issue. We think that’s the perfect excuse for a Whisky & Poetry Salon. On February 21, 2013, Literary Libations and Johnnie “The Scot” Mundell will ply you with whisky in exchange for your words (plus $25) Bring a poem — it doesn’t have to be yours — […]

The Pine Stands Alone

The Pine Stands Alone

James and I have finally succumbed to the 21st Century. As I travel I send him a brief image and a text from each of my stops.  He worries less this way.  In some respects this is better than radar. Sometimes the views are expansive: more than my simple picture takes could capture, but best […]

AIDS/Life Cycle Fundraiser: Go Molly!

AIDS/Life Cycle Fundraiser: Go Molly!

On January 20, 2013 as I was playing soccer in Pasadena, I looked up to see someone ride off on my bike. I chased the guy, but I just could not catch him. The feeling of heartbreak is hard to put into words; that bike was more than two wheels and components. That bike was […]

Zen Monday: #231

Zen Monday: #231

  It’s hard for me not to tell you what I think of this photo. But on Zen Monday, that job is yours. photos by John Sandel  (PS: I’m trying out new templates and styles to see what works. I’ll appreciate your comments and suggestions.)  Read the Full Story at Pasadena Daily Photo

Blind Donkey: The Hipster Invasion Continues in Pasadena

Blind Donkey: The Hipster Invasion Continues in Pasadena

If Umami Burger, Intelligentsia and Pinkberry weren’t a big enough indicator that Pasadena is switching from Blue Blood to Young Blood, The Blind Donkey will help set you straight. Sandwiched between Pop Champagne & Dessert Bar and Slater’s 50/50, this brown liquor bar showcases the continued urban trend into Rose Bowl territory. John Bower, a […]

Chocolate Fudge Oreo Bars from The Sweet Truck

Chocolate Fudge Oreo Bars from The Sweet Truck

Thank you, Molly Taylor, for letting us know about The Sweets Truck’s fundraiser on March 2nd and for sharing your… Ahhhhhmazing Chocolate Fudge Oreo Bars Ingredients: 1 (16 oz. package) Oreo cookies 1 stick butter, melted 1/4 teaspoon salt 2 (14 ounce) cans sweetened condensed milk 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 3/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips […]

Naomi Hirahara of “Strawberry Yellow”

Naomi Hirahara of “Strawberry Yellow”

Fifteen years. Fifteen bloody years. It took that much time for a seed of a novel to germinate, grow, and be mowed down over and over again. I finally became a debut novelist at the age of forty-one. So shares local author Naomi Hirahara, talking about the laborious journey to get her first manuscript written […]

Citrus bumper crop

Citrus bumper crop

A  pile of what looks to be pomelos is just a small sample of the citrus harvest now ready for the picking in the yards of Elysian Valley. Read the Full Story at Eastsider LA

Chamber looks at community standards for business at Thursday meeting

Chamber looks at community standards for business at Thursday meeting

The Altadena Chamber of Commerce is looking for feedback from local businesses as part of the revision process for the Altadena Community Standards District. The CSD, last revised in 1986, is being updated by a committee of the Altadena Town Council. The chamber is interested in comments from local businesses as to the current standards […]

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