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Looking for Something to Do? Free Events Aug. 20 to 26

Looking for Something to Do? Free Events Aug. 20 to 26

Here are free events scheduled Saturday, Aug. 20, to Friday, Aug. 26.All events are free, so take a look — and don’t you dare say there’s nothing to do in Pasadena! Singing/songwriting duo Jim and Sam will perform Saturday, Aug. 20, at 7 p.m. in the courtyard at One Colorado. South Lake Avenue Business District’s Rooftop Cinema […]

Police activity in Highland Park area [updated]

Police activity in Highland Park area [updated]

HIGHLAND PARK — Residents are reporting a significant amount of police activity – including a large number of squad cars and a police helicopter circling overhead – tonight near York Boulevard and San Pasqual Avenue on the border of Highland Park and Garvanza.  Twitter user Simply Informed, which tracks police scanner channels,  reported  an “Officer […]

South Pasadena Family Tree

South Pasadena Family Tree

Ever wonder about the history of the majestic Moreton Bay fig tree outside the South Pasadena Public Library? It certainly seems primordial — like a remnant of our earth’s distant past. My daughter  once said that she thought the tree surely must have been around when dinosaurs roamed the earth. Even though I could imagine […]

South Pasadena Family Tree

South Pasadena Family Tree

Ever wonder about the history of the majestic Moreton Bay fig tree outside the South Pasadena Public Library? It certainly seems primordial — like a remnant of our earth’s distant past. My daughter  once said that she thought the tree surely must have been around when dinosaurs roamed the earth. Even though I could imagine […]

New agreement could end LAX modernization stalemate

New agreement could end LAX modernization stalemate

A jet comes in for landing at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) in Los Angeles, California. ; Credit: David McNew/Getty Images Mayor Eric Garcetti announced a formal agreement Wednesday that could mark the end of a multi-year fight to modernize LAX. The proposed Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) and the […]

New Contemporary View Homes in Hollywood – Grand Opening This Weekend

New Contemporary View Homes in Hollywood – Grand Opening This Weekend

Sponsored Post Rooftop Terrace Grand Opening Weekend:  Saturday, Aug. 20: 2 pm – 7 pm & Sunday, Aug. 21: 2 pm to 5 pm Six, brand new architecturally-designed single-family homes are now for sale at Panorama, located in the Beachwood Canyon area of Hollywood. This is the only intimate grouping of new homes located north of […]

Freedom Tour — Some Didn’t Make the Cut

Freedom Tour — Some Didn’t Make the Cut

I took more photos with my phone than I could ever possibly include on my blog posts and Facebook posts during my eight-week Freedom Tour, so I’ve chosen a handful of favorites to share with you that didn’t make the cut in the first rounds. On one of the roads at Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming, traffic […]

Freedom Tour — Some Didn’t Make the Cut

Freedom Tour — Some Didn’t Make the Cut

I took more photos with my phone than I could ever possibly include on my blog posts and Facebook posts during my eight-week Freedom Tour, so I’ve chosen a handful of favorites to share with you that didn’t make the cut in the first rounds. On one of the roads at Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming, traffic […]

Expert: ‘Blue Cut Fire is the new normal’

Expert: ‘Blue Cut Fire is the new normal’

A firefighter watches the Blue Cut wildfire burning near Cajon Pass, north of San Bernardino, California on August 16, 2016. ; Credit: Ringo Chiu/AFP/Getty Images The Blue Cut Fire surged Monday to over 30,000 acres, chasing more than 80,000 people from their homes in San Bernardino County, all in just over 24 hours.  Several other […]

Battle of the Bands: Echo Park Rising takes on Guns ‘N Roses

Battle of the Bands: Echo Park Rising takes on Guns ‘N Roses

Scenes from past Echo Park Rising events | Nathan Solis ECHO PARK — Over the next few days thousands of music fans will be pouring through Echo Park. One group will be headed to Dodger Stadium for a two-night stand (Aug 18 & 19) by rock legends Guns N’ Roses. The other group will be hitting […]

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