Archive for ‘December, 2013’


Angeleno Heights remembers “Fast and Furious” star

Angeleno Heights remembers “Fast and Furious” star

Less than a day after “Fast and Furious” actor Paul Walker died on Saturday in a fiery car crash in Santa Clarita,  a small shrine of glowing candles appeared on the sidewalk in front of  the Angeleno Heights home that appeared in the first movie of the series.  On Sunday  morning, a small group of […]

Webster’s Fine Stationers: ending an era in Altadena

Webster’s Fine Stationers: ending an era in Altadena

Shoppers look for Christmas gifts at WFS open house Nov. 30 The end of an Altadena tradition for a place that lives "local first" by Laura B. Monteros During our conversation with Lori and Scott Webster on Sunday, an Altadena woman dropped by to share contact information for a possible new location for Webster’s Fine […]

Will California budget surplus spur Sacramento to spend or save?

Will California budget surplus spur Sacramento to spend or save?

California Gov. Jerry Brown speaks during a news conference about the state budget on May 14, 2012 in Los Angeles, California.; Credit: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images California’s growing surplus could lead to Democrat-on-Democrat budget battle in the coming months. Governor Jerry Brown has made cautious estimates about the state’s finances, but the bean-counter-in-chief, Legislative Analyst Mac […]

Open Studio Days

Open Studio Days

Local watercolorist Kathleen Swaydan is holding her 3rd Annual Open Studio Holiday Art Sale event this weekend. For viewing and holiday shopping opportunities, sixteen artists will exhibit their assemblages, ceramics, paintings, photography, collage, handcrafted jewelry, and hair adornments constructed with vintage millinery, as well as clothing made with vintage fabrics and trim. “We are a group […]

Kites, Wings, & Other Flying Things

Kites, Wings, & Other Flying Things

Non-italicized text courtesy of Pasadena Museum of History. Long before the Industrial Revolution made modern aerospace technology possible, early aspiration of flight began with the kite, an item that epitomizes the intersection of science and artistry. As weapons during war and as recreation during peacetime, they have inspired leaps of the imagination and humankind’s leap […]

Zen Monday #270

Zen Monday #270

Have a Zen Monday, everyone. Read the Full Story at Pasadena Daily Photo

Sleigh Bells Ring…Are You Listening?

Sleigh Bells Ring…Are You Listening?

Cocktails, elegance, and let’s be merry. It’s the 22nd Annual Wreath Auction on Friday, December 6th. The Pasadena – Foothills Association of Realtors Charitable Foundation is holding an evening of dining by candlelight and with more wreaths to bid on than you have windows and doors. Sleigh Bells Ring: Annual Wreath Auction Friday, Dec. 6th, […]

December Dawn

December Dawn

Photo by Martha Benedict Photo by Martha Benedict Photo by Martha Benedict The first day of December began with a brilliant sunrise, captured in the images above from Martha Benedict of Montecito Heights. Read the Full Story at Eastsider LA

Christmas Tree Lane: lights on Dec. 14

Christmas Tree Lane: lights on Dec. 14

by Timothy Rutt Hard to believe, but in less than two weeks will be the official lighting of Christmas Tree Lane, on Dec. 14. Volunteers have been scrambling since fall testing, replacing, and installing lights on the deodars that line Santa Rosa Avenue in preparation for the annual Christmas display. The lighting ceremony will take […]

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