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South Pasadena Portrait

South Pasadena Portrait
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Take a look at the faces of South Pasadena One of the things I love the most about my 116-year-old house is the large beveled mirror above the mahogany built-in.  There are a few dings in the frame, but the mirror is crystal clear, and the bank of nearby windows offers the kind of soft-glow […]

Mayberry Noir

Mayberry Noir

“It seemed like a nice neighborhood to have bad habits in.” –Raymond Chandler Come prowl around South Pasadena after dark with me… Want to leave a comment?  Head over to the Glimpses of South Pasadena Community Forum and start a conversation! Read the Full Story at Glimpses of South Pasadena

Everyday Miracles

Everyday Miracles

It’s hard not to get caught up in the horrors of recent news.  I find my solace and inspiration in the ever-changing sky.  Clouds part.  Darkness turns to light.   And for a few brief moments every day, it’s magic hour. Want to leave a comment?  (Come on.  Don’t be shy.  I can see you […]

Explore South Pasadena’s Historic Buildings

Explore South Pasadena’s Historic Buildings

Then and now… The Los Angeles region doesn’t have the greatest track record when it comes to preserving landmarks.  Despite the efforts of dedicated preservationists, many architectural wonders have been lost to the wrecking ball.  The Richfield Tower, The Brown Derby, The Garden of Allah, and The Ambassador Hotel are just a few of the […]

The South Pasadena Festival of Balloons Fourth of July Parade is Coming!

The South Pasadena Festival of Balloons Fourth of July Parade is Coming!

Buckle up, vintage car afficionados, and take a sweet ride in the South Pas 4th of July Parade From the 7:00AM Kiwanis Club Pancake Breakfast to the 9:00PM South Pasadena High School Fireworks Show, July 4th in South Pasadena is jam-packed with all-American, small town goodness. There are many great things about the day’s events, […]

Take a Joy Ride Through South Pas

Take a Joy Ride Through South Pas

Buckle up, and go for a ride with me… I see a lot of vintage cars cruising around South Pasadena.  They always remind me of our place in Southern California’s transportation history. I wrote all about it for Patch a few years ago.  You can read the article here. Want to leave a comment or […]

Ride on the Wild Side

Ride on the Wild Side

Cue soundtrack… Want to leave a comment?  Head over to the Glimpses of South Pasadena Community Forum and say hi! Read the Full Story at Glimpses of South Pasadena

Beautiful Decay

Beautiful Decay

I have always looked upon decay as being just as wonderful and rich an expression of life as growth.–Henry MillerWant to leave a comment? Head over to the Glimpses of South Pasadena Community Forum and start a conversation! Read the Full Story at Glimpses of South Pasadena

Walking South Pas

Walking South Pas

This little guy is ready to walk all the way to Santa Monica… Los Angeles has a reputation for not being terribly pedestrian-friendly.  While I certainly can’t deny the reality of Southern California’s car culture, I do think that much of LA’s walkability is underrated.  South Pasadena offers a great little pocket of strolling splendor. […]

Keeping up With Gus’s BBQ

Keeping up With Gus’s BBQ

Gus’s regulars will recognize this sign from the back room wall… LA Eater recently featured a fantastic article about South Pasadena’s very own Gus’s BBQ, and they even included the above photo of mine. Jon and I have a joke that if it hadn’t have been for Gus’s, our family might have starved when Raine […]

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