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Looking for Something To Do? Free Events March 14 to 20

Looking for Something To Do? Free Events March 14 to 20

Here are free events scheduled Saturday, March 14, to Friday, March 20.All events are free, so take a look — and don’t you dare say there’s nothing to do in Pasadena!  March is One City, One Story month — our community reading celebration! Have you read this year’s selection The Book of Unknown Americans yet?  […]

Southwest Museum

Southwest Museum

The Southwest Museum is another place I’ve always wanted to visit but hadn’t until Birthday Adventure Month. Maybe always wanting to go but never having gone is one of my unconscious criteria for an adventure. I’m determined to have at least one adventure per week this month. It’s not easy to schedule adventures! I’m so […]

Looking for S

Looking for S

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Eagle Rock and Echo Park water customers urged to conserve as reservoirs taken offline

Eagle Rock and Echo Park water customers urged to conserve as reservoirs taken offline

The LADWP today encouraged residents of Eagle Rock and Echo Park  to watch their water use in the coming months as two reservoirs that serve the  communities will be taken offline for construction projects. The agency said that it does not expect the projects at the Eagle Rock and Solano reservoirs to “affect the availability […]

Expert on the criminally insane shares stories of working in LA County’s crisis center

Expert on the criminally insane shares stories of working in LA County’s crisis center

People come to this mental health urgent care center, across from County/USC hospital, with a range of mental health needs. Some need a refill of their psychiatric medications. Others have been placed on involuntary psychiatric holds, and can remain here up to 23 hours.; Credit: Rebecca Plevin/KPCC In the second part of our look at […]

The crazy colors of today’s sunset

The crazy colors of today’s sunset

Sunset view from Montecito Heights | Martha Benedict Today’s sunset painted the sky and clouds in many colors, ranging from lava-like orange to a silvery gray.  Here are some sunset views captured from Echo Park, Montecito Heights and Silver Lake. A molten lava sunset as seen from Echo Park | Connie Kruzan A silver and […]

Easter (and Spring) are on the way!

Easter (and Spring) are on the way!

A HUGE benefit of living in SoCal is we don’t really have a winter. Though, many of us have come from other places with harsh winters we’re glad to be where we are now. Everywhere else in the country has had a really brutal winter and we feel for them and want them all to […]

Americans, known and unknown

Americans, known and unknown

The City of Pasadena does a lot things well.  One of the things at the top of the list is the annual “One City, One Story” community discussion presented by the Pasadena City Library.    To quote the City’s website “The idea of getting a community together to discuss a single book actually arose in […]

‘The Wrecking Crew’ filmmaker & keyboardist on unsung pioneers of west coast sound

‘The Wrecking Crew’ filmmaker & keyboardist on unsung pioneers of west coast sound

“The Wrecking Crew” Would it surprise you to know that session musicians, not just official band members, recorded the famous “Good Vibrations” by the Beach Boys or “California Dreamin’” by The Mamas & The Papas? If not, then it’s likely you know The Wrecking Crew were a motley group of musicians who helped create “west […]

Colored Skies, Public Art & Spineless Cactus

Colored Skies, Public Art & Spineless Cactus

Once again, we’d like to thank Karol Franks for sharing her photography. Her work lures the eye, alters one’s perspective, and soothes the mind while inspiring one’s imagination.   Right: Pretty clouds, or what Suzanne Kloss calls “sheep clouds.”       Public art installation downtown L.A., work in progress:         A […]

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