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Great Reads by South Pasadena Authors

Great Reads by South Pasadena Authors

Intense reader.  Happy Dog. It’s time for another round of Let’s Read Books by South Pasadena Authors!  From children’s books to political commentary, history to literary fiction (and even cookbooks!) the list of books written by South Pas writers is long and varied.  Here are my reader picks for Fall 2017: MysteryI’ve already raved about […]

South Pasadena Historical Buildings

South Pasadena Historical 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 […]

Joy Ride Through South Pasadena

Joy Ride Through South Pasadena

Take a joyride with me through South Pas… and marvel at all the vintage cars. South Pasadena was part of transportation history — a destination for early rail as well as home to one of the first freeways.Oh, and then there are the countless vintage cars… By Laurie Allee Spend enough time in South Pasadena […]

Follow Glimpses of South Pasadena on Instagram and Twitter

Follow Glimpses of South Pasadena on Instagram and Twitter

Go ahead.  Be a follower. By Laurie Allee Glimpses of South Pasadena finally has its own social media!  No longer forced to share space with my personal photos, macro shots of food and endless political retweets, this little blog finally has its own Instagram and Twitter accounts: Follow Glimpses on Instagram Follow Glimpses on Twitter […]

South Pasadena Up Close

South Pasadena Up Close

Historic little details everywhere… By Laurie Allee If you look closely at South Pasadena – and I mean really closely, sometimes with your nose right up to the surface — you’ll find some historic little details. While much of Los Angeles (and much of the United States) has boomed with the philosophy of “New is […]

Happy Holidays in South Pasadena

Happy Holidays in South Pasadena

by Laurie Allee Next week will mark 9 years since Jon, Raine and I moved to South Pasadena.  I will always remember our first Christmas in our new house.  We managed to decorate a tree and wrap presents, but 2-year-old Raine was more interested in all the new sinks she could use to “wash the […]

Craftsman Homes of South Pasadena

Craftsman Homes of South Pasadena

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 […]

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