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Craftsman Homes of South Pasadena

Craftsman Homes of South Pasadena
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Take a look at some of South Pasadena’s Craftsman homes If you move to South Pasadena, chances are you have an affinity (possibly bordering on obsession) for the Arts and Crafts movement. You’ll find hundreds of Craftsman homes in these few square miles, one after another, tucked humbly under generations-old shade trees like little zen […]

Inspiration

Inspiration

Look up. I think the one thing we can agree on about this election season is that we are all exhausted by it.  So,  regardless of your political views, let’s stand on common ground together, look up, and reach for our better angels.   Want to leave a message? Head over to the Glimpses of […]

Halloween in South Pasadena

Halloween in South Pasadena

Halloween in South Pas I get nostalgic around Halloween.   More than any other holiday, Halloween reminds me of life’s brevity.  How quickly kids grow up: last year’s fairy costume doesn’t fit, someone’s too old to dress up like a pirate, this year the neighbor’s giant blow-up monster no longer seems menacing… You want to […]

Along the Arroyo Seco

Along the Arroyo Seco

Along the Arroyo Seco The Arroyo Seco is much more than a weird concrete channel used by local skateboarders. Although the Spanish name roughly translates to “dry stream bed,” it usually flows with several cubic feet of water per second, and occasionally swells to near capacity with the runoff of an erosion-prone 46.7 square mile […]

Horsing Around San Pascual Stables

Horsing Around San Pascual Stables

Like the old west, just minutes from Downtown LA. You’d think living next to a world-class equestrian center would be great.  But you know what it means to me?  Hearing the words: “Can we have a horse?  Pleeeeeeeeeeeasssssse?!?!?!?”  every single time we drive by. San Pascual Stables is located right in the thickety brambles of […]

Exploring Oaklawn in South Pasadena

Exploring Oaklawn in South Pasadena

Explore Oaklawn with me! In 1904, a brand new residential development was taking shape in a peaceful orange grove at the northern end of South Pas.  Although it contained only one large oak tree, it was called Oaklawn.  “The good life,” South Pasadena Realty and Investment Company promised, “is in South Pasadena.” Billed as “Suburb […]

Exploring Oaklawn in South Pasadena

Exploring Oaklawn in South Pasadena

Explore Oaklawn with me! In 1904, a brand new residential development was taking shape in a peaceful orange grove at the northern end of South Pas.  Although it contained only one large oak tree, it was called Oaklawn.  “The good life,” South Pasadena Realty and Investment Company promised, “is in South Pasadena.” Billed as “Suburb […]

Bell Epoque

Bell Epoque

Now that the 2016-17 academic year is well underway, I thought I’d let you in on a little South Pas school history… This gorgeous bronze bell was cast in 1889. It was the original bell for South Pasadena’s Center Street School — the first school in the city. In 1928, the bell was installed in […]

Recommended Reading List of South Pasadena Authors

Recommended Reading List of South Pasadena Authors

I’ll bet most people in South Pasadena have no idea that they are living side by side with some pretty amazing authors.  From children’s books to political commentary, history to literary fiction, the scope of books penned by South Pasadena writers is vast and wonderful. From time to time, I will highlight a few of […]

South Pasadena: City with a View

South Pasadena: City with a View

A little city with big views… If you looked in the skies above South Pasadena in the fall of 1913, you might have seen aerialist Roy Knabenshue’s amazing dirigible.  Sailing over 800 feet in the air, the flying machine thrilled locals.  For a whopping cost of $25 a ride, a brave traveler could experience what […]

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