Archive for ‘June, 2013’


“Historic” Highland Park cafe property up for sale

“Historic” Highland Park cafe property up for sale

Who can’t help but smile when passing by the sombrero-wearing red pepper with a mustache painted on the side of Chico’s Cafe in  Highland Park?  The cafe has been serving burritos, huevos rancheros and other Mexican staples for about two decades out of a  bright-yellow box of a building  that shares a large corner lot […]

Ban fundraising for pols when legislature in session?

Ban fundraising for pols when legislature in session?

The California Capitol Building; Credit: David Paul Morris/Getty Images A heavyweight in California political circles is pitching a major reform idea. Dan Schnur, former chairman of the California Fair Political Practices Commission, wants to see a ban on fundraising for lawmakers while the California legislature is in session. Schnur says  undue political influence is more […]

Early voting tonight for town council election; volunteers still needed for election day

Early voting tonight for town council election; volunteers still needed for election day

by Timothy Rutt Tonight, Tuesday, is early voting for the Altadena Town Council election. Voting will take place at the Altadena Community Center, 730 E. Altadena Dr., from 5-9 PM. Regular voting will take place Saturday, June 8, from 9 AM-3 PM at different locations. Check out our election page for more details. Also: election […]

For the last 30 years

For the last 30 years

For the last 30 years, this has been the view first thing in the morning.  We are lucky that we live in space open enough to have oak trees, pretty much growing wild.   One tree began to split years ago and has finally reached a point of no return.  It’s coming down today. Have […]

Battlefields to Farmfields

Battlefields to Farmfields

“This is a fabulous cause: meaningful, universal, yet personal,” says Jordi Stringfellow of Jordi & CO event planning. “A wonderful pairing of efforts to help military veterans, as well as to promote artisanal farmers.” On Thursday, June 6th, the Armory will be hosting and screening Ground Operations: Battlefields to Farmfields. This operation is working to […]

It’s a Motor Classic in San Marino

It’s a Motor Classic in San Marino

A welcome dinner on the patio at the Annandale Country Club. A self-driving architectural tour through San Marino and Pasadena ending at the Huntington for lunch. A gala to benefit the Petersen Automotive Museum at the Flying A Garage. Be a part of what Automobile Weekly calls “Pebble Beach South” for the San Marino Motor […]

Lady of Leisure

Lady of Leisure

As many people may know, Ann Erdman is now the former Public Information Officer for the City of Pasadena. Today she is happily retired. A lady of leisure. Her fine character and her 25 years of service have been celebrated right and left, here and there, for the past 12 months. Just yesterday, Ann was […]

Mystery History No. 15

Mystery History No. 15

Where are we? And what’s happening? In this 1986 photo, children climb the Ant Wall at the original location of Kidspace Children’s Museum inside the McKinley School gymnasium where they were located for 20 years. In a move that was somewhat controversial at the time, Kidspace relocated in 2004 to the former Fannie E. Morrison Horticultural Center, which they spent five years […]

Altadena Heritage Celebrates Local Gardens

Altadena Heritage Celebrates Local Gardens

Altadena Heritage is celebrating local gardens at their annual Spring Garden Celebration and Golden Poppy Awards on Sunday, June 9th. Altadena Heritage members nominate local gardens that are striking and remarkable, either by enhancing the neighborhood with their beauty or their adherence to being water-wise—or, both! Four to eight awards are presented in any given […]

Salvia Gracias

Salvia Gracias

Gracias por esta flor, sage.

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