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South Pas Folks: Free Mulch & Compost

South Pas Folks: Free Mulch & Compost

Need to protect your soil? How about some free mulch? Could your soil need a nutrient boost? How about some free compost? The City of South Pasadena, in partnership with Athens Services and TruGreen Landscape, are hosting a free mulch and compost giveaway for South Pasadena residents on Saturday, June 22nd. If you’ve got containers, […]

Pasadena’s B-Day; Colorado Bridge Turns 100

Pasadena’s B-Day; Colorado Bridge Turns 100

Pasadena’s 127th birthday party has a theme: bridges. Besides celebrating the 100th anniversary of the city’s notable landmark, the Colorado Street Bridge, the day will highlight all the bridges we drive over, as well as the bridges we forge in our lives, within our community, and around the world. On the grounds of the Pasadena […]

Perigee Super Moon

Perigee Super Moon

The moon will be at its Perigee—or, its closest point to Earth in a given month—on Sunday, June 23rd and will reach full moon status only 22 minutes after it passes this point in its orbit. It’s Super Moon time! Super moons appear larger because they are actually closer to Earth, but combine it with […]

Family Day at the PMCA

Family Day at the PMCA

Making art with Dad. For Dad. (Father’s Day is Sunday, June 23rd.) Is he a scenic man? A man of the land, of the broader picture or does he lean towards the abstract, blurred lines, and impressions? Whether it’s with or for Dad or Mom, or Uncle Bert or cousin Maya, the Pasadena Museum of California […]

Zen Monday #247

Zen Monday #247

Welcome to Zen Monday, where you caption the photo, mostly because I don’t know what to say. Read the Full Story at Pasadena Daily Photo

Special Dads

Special Dads

Happy Father’s Day! Words can be funny.  Put a sentence together and it can have so many layers of meanings. Most guys choose to be dads. Most guys who are dads chose to fill that role. Most guys who choose to be dads stay connected with their children.   This is the day when we […]

Lessons in life and auto repair learned from an East L.A. dad

Lessons in life and auto repair learned from an East L.A. dad

Photo by Wonderlane/Flickr By C.J. Salgado When I was a little boy growing up in East L.A. my father was perfect. They even had a special day for him, Father’s Day. Or, so I thought. You see, he had an amazing strength. I mean, he had to be like Superman, working so much. He’d get […]

Publisher’s notebook: pipe dreams

Publisher’s notebook: pipe dreams

A Father’s Day meditation on a most masculine activity by Timothy Rutt I. Young man with a pipe Three decades or so ago, when it was OK to smoke indoors, the intermediate creative writing class at the University of Colorado was held in the sunlit front parlor of the former home of the college president. […]

Plums 3

Plums 3

The plum I grow in my garden tastes better than any other plum, be it from the grocery store, a farmer’s market, or even a neighbor’s yard. This is my very own plum. I made it. Like a cake, only it took longer. My father didn’t take much interest in gardening. Perhaps he’d spent too […]

Echo Park is reunited with its lake

Echo Park is reunited with its lake

The cutting of a ceremonial red ribbon unleashes a crowd of visitors to newly reopened Echo Park Lake. Nearly two years after being fenced off, dug up, drained and refilled, Echo Park Lake reopened this morning to a flood of park-deprived fans, politicians, media and one Chinese dragon. The crowd flowed into the park after […]

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