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Zen Monday #252

Zen Monday #252

photo by John Sandel Are you new to Zen Monday? Welcome! This is the day you tell us what the photo’s about, rather than me telling you. Read the Full Story at Pasadena Daily Photo

It’s Groucho & Cirque at the Pasadena Playhouse

It’s Groucho & Cirque at the Pasadena Playhouse

“Frank doesn’t just do Groucho…he is Groucho.” — Miriam Marx Allen, Groucho Marx’s daughter “Frank is the only actor aside from Groucho who delivered my lines the way they were intended to be.” — Morrie Ryskind, co-author of the Marx Brothers’ hits Cocoanuts, Animal Crackers, and A Night at the Opera Frank Ferrante will perform his […]

Galco’s John Nese & Summer Soda Pop

Galco’s John Nese & Summer Soda Pop

Walk into Galco’s and take a step back in time. Piles of boxes, bearing names both recognizable and strangely obscure, are stacked, one upon the other, filled with bubbly liquid. Behind the boxes, aisle after aisle spread out before you—with every soda imaginable. Yet, John Nese, owner of Galco’s Soda Pop Stop, does not have […]

Crosby & Nash at Pasadena Playhouse

Crosby & Nash at Pasadena Playhouse

California native David Crosby and Blackpool, England-born Graham Nash first met a lifetime ago, or more accurately, 45 years ago in 1968. Crosby had produced Joni Mitchell’s debut album and been collaborating with Stephen Stills. He invited Nash up to Joni’s Laurel Canyon home and played some songs they were writing. Nash joined in the harmony. Crosby’s […]

Found: Birmingham Roller pigeon in Altadena

Found: Birmingham Roller pigeon in Altadena

Joy found a pigeon: Found July 20th in the evening a "Birmingham Roller" Pigeon. Its blue tag says NBRC 13 M 0550. Please contact us at jslvrmn@sbcglobal.net. if this is your pigeon or you have any information that would help locate its owner I have sent in a notice to the National Birmingham Roller Club […]

Echo Park Ahoy! Pedal boats return to Echo Park Lake

Echo Park Ahoy! Pedal boats return to Echo Park Lake

A fleet of bright-yellow pedal boats traveled across the surface of Echo Park Lake today on the first day that a new boating concession began operating from the park’s landmark boathouse.  It’s been about four years since the city halted its pedal boat operation as a part of a cost cutting move. The sight of […]

Angeles Crest 100 Miler coming to Loma Alta Park Aug. 3/4

Angeles Crest 100 Miler coming to Loma Alta Park Aug. 3/4

by Timothy Rutt Altadena’s Diane Treister made the cover of last year’s race book. The 26th annual Angeles Crest 100 Mile Endurance Run will be Aug. 3-4 this year in a wilderness run starting at Wrightwood and ending at Loma Alta Park. Runners will start at 5 AM sharp on August 3 in Wrightwood, taking […]

iPhone app helps capture Echo Park robbers

iPhone app helps capture Echo Park robbers

Yutaka Tsutano/Flickr Four employees of Allumette restaurant were on Echo Park Avenue early this morning when a group of robbers – one of them armed with a shotgun – jumped out of a van and confronted the workers. The robbers drove off with cash, personal belongings and an iPhone during the 1:30 a.m. crime. But […]

The Co-op needs some movers Saturday

The Co-op needs some movers Saturday

The Arroyo Food Co-op sent out this appeal: We are moving a deli case from a member’s garage to the Co-op tomorrow (Saturday) morning and we need a few more bodies! We will meet at 9 AM to load it onto the trailer and then unload at the store. Donuts will be provided, as well […]

Wardrobe etiquette from 9 to 5

Wardrobe etiquette from 9 to 5

Are people dressing too casually for work?; Credit: Flickr/thetaxhaven The office dress code has slackened over the years. It’s not so surprising nowadays to see folks wearing flip-flops or baring some of their tattoos in the office. Still, how much sartorial latitude a worker has depends largely on where one works. A judge in Tennessee […]

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