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Ghost Theaters on Colorado Blvd. (Part 3)

Ghost Theaters on Colorado Blvd. (Part 3)

It’s been awhile since we last looked at Colorado Boulevard’s “ghost theaters”—marquees and other relics along the street; skeletal reminders of Pasadena’s once-glorious picture palaces. In part 3 of our ongoing series, we examine the stories behind three more of these vanished movie houses. Tower Theater (1930-1952) – 114 E. Colorado Blvd. A parking lot […]

The Devil’s in the Details

The Devil’s in the Details

Altadena Heritage will hold a public forum to help demystify issues and answer questions about water supply, water quality, and compliance with federal Clean Water Act. The meeting will be held September 23rd at Altadena Community Center. The panelists include important water people: Chris Stone, L.A. County’s Water Resource Manager and another county roads person; […]

Eating Greek: Pasadena Greek Fest

Eating Greek: Pasadena Greek Fest

Did you know that some actively producing olive trees in Greece were planted over seven hundred years ago—in the thirteenth century? You may not be surprised  that 7% of the marble produced in the world comes from the Hellenic Republic, but did you know that Greece is the leading producer of sea sponges? Greece also […]

International PARK(ing) Day

International PARK(ing) Day

It began in 2005 when a San Francisco art and design studio, Rebar, took over a single metered parking space and transformed it into a “temporary public park.” In a traditionally-sized 7′ x 20′ parking space, Rebar rolled out some sod, heaved and positioned a potted tree (yes, a tree, not a shrub), as well […]

Co-op surpasses fundaising goal; yard sale is next

Co-op surpasses fundaising goal; yard sale is next

by Timothy Rutt The Arroyo Food Co-op surpassed its Indiegogo fundraising goal this weekend, garnering $11,291 to be used to paint the exterior of the co-op building. The Co-op has also announced another Yard Sale Extravaganza at the store at 494 N. Wilson Avenue in Pasadena. The yard sale will be held on Saturday, Sept. […]

Portland beginnings

Portland beginnings

Our Portland branch of our familia has moved into a new home.  Impetus was a stolen car and the need for a second bathroom.  Too long a story, but the outcome was a move.  Lili and Cheli still share a room, but it is now about five to six times bigger than the room they’ve […]

Bulgarini movie is Jean de Florette tonight

Bulgarini movie is Jean de Florette tonight

Tonight’s movie at Bulgarini Gelato is Jean de Florette: A greedy landowner and his backward nephew conspire to block the only water source for an adjoining property in order to bankrupt the owner and force him to sell. Starring Yves Montand and Gérard Depardieu. (The sequel, Manon of the Spring, will be shown next week). […]

A Comment On the Comments

A Comment On the Comments

The Eastsider will be testing out Disqus for the submission and presentation of reader comments. You can comment as a guest to avoid having to register but you will not be able to take advantage of several features, including the ability to be notified when someone responds to your comment. You will still be able […]

Town council agenda for Sept. 17

Town council agenda for Sept. 17

The Altadena Town Council will have its monthly meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 17, at the Altadena Community Center, 730 E. Altadena Dr. Looks like no major action items are up this month, but we’ve been surprised before! The meeting starts a 7 PM. Read the Full Story at Altadena Blog

Poetry corner: bears, oh my!

Poetry corner:  bears, oh my!

"The Bear Went Over The Mountain…" from gloriana casey The Bear went over the mountain to see what he could see. He saw another stuck hiker; how many….. would this be? Bear mused about these strange people, and just how strange they would be If Volunteers were not willing to set these hikers free? And […]

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