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Vertical Wine Bistro

Vertical Wine Bistro

WHY About 100 wines by the glass, with lots of flight options, and LQ’s food to accompany those wines. WHAT A-list movie producer and Pasadenan Gale Anne Hurd brings a little Hollywood zing to non-showy Pasadena with her wine-focused restaurant—although the look is actually more New York sleek than Hollywood glitz, and it suits Pasadena […]

Sundry

Sundry

Over the last couple of weeks, we’ve roamed our neighborhood streets and alleyways, taken a visiting friend downtown to the warehouse district and indulged in a dog, met a friend at the Busy Bee classic diner in Ventura for a delicious BLT, felt good about the layer of dirt on our car, enjoyed some architectural […]

Garden as Site

Garden as Site

The Descanso Gardens in La Cañada provide some of the most lovely visuals in our area. Now, the public is welcome to fill 5 remaining spots in “Garden as Site,” an Arts Center College of Design class beginning September 8th. The class is advertised as “intersections of nature and culture in public space.” Instead of […]

The Safety Godmothers

The Safety Godmothers

I wanted a fairy godmother when I was a young Cinderella. A fairy godmother has your happiness in mind. But fairies are hard to find. But now we have The Safety Godmothers, Ellen Snortland and Lisa Gaeta, who have our safety in mind. Their book, The Safety Godmothers: The ABCs of Awareness, Boundaries and Confidence […]

Baldwin Lake: Lagoon Walking Tour

Baldwin Lake: Lagoon Walking Tour

At 11 a.m. on Saturday, August 30th, it will be a balmy 87º Fahrenheit, which is a lot kinder than the high of 97º predicted for 2 p.m. So, why not take advantage of the morning’s pleasant, summery temps and join Frank McDonough, the L.A. Arboretum botanical information consultant, who will lead a walk around the lagoon […]

New diabetes prevention classes offered at historic General Hospital

New diabetes prevention classes offered at historic General Hospital

Diabetes prevention classes will be held in the former General Hospital. Photo courtesy Christina Martinez BOYLE HEIGHTS — The East Los Angeles YMCA Wellness Center is enrolling persons who are at risk for type 2 diabetes for a new prevention program that will be conducted in the former General Hospital building in Boyle Heights. “Diabetes […]

Coveted school districts nationwide crackdown on enrollment fraud

Coveted school districts nationwide crackdown on enrollment fraud

Students at Beverly Hills High School play softball within sight of an oil well tower (L) covered in flower designs May 7, 2003 in Beverly Hills, California.; Credit: David McNew/Getty Images Out-of-district students have been an issue for many high-performing school districts in Southern California. Beverly Hills Unified has recently voted to give schools the […]

Belated National Dog Day

Belated National Dog Day

Turns our yesterday was National Dog Day.  Here’s the link to find out how you can celebrate/recognize the day at any time of the year – http://www.nationaldogday.com/#!celebrate/cee5 I’ve included lots of photos of our current dogs – and cat, but came across these while sorting photos.  Hope you enjoy them. 1969 – in front of […]

6 Rms Riv Vu

6 Rms Riv Vu

Are you able to decipher the above code? It’s shorthand for an ad in the New York Times classifieds. Six room apartment available with a view of the Hudson River. In 1972, we’re told, you could find such an apartment, rent controlled no less, for $325. Today on Zillow, a 6 BR, 5.5 BA apartment with […]

Home Tour in Garfield Heights

Home Tour in Garfield Heights

In 1881, two Iowa farmers, John H. Painter and Benjamin F. Ball, purchased “raw acreage”—2,000 acres in northwest Pasadena for $30,000.¹ In 1904, Block R was registered with the city of Pasadena as Garfield Heights. The Heights is a mere handful of blocks between Washington Boulevard and Mountain Street (north and south), and Marengo and Los Robles […]

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