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Home & Garden—A Personal Touch

Home & Garden—A Personal Touch

Julie O’Keefe says she wanted her shop Julie O’Keefe’s Home & Garden in La Canada to feel like walking into someone’s home—only more decorated. Having been in retail since her first job when she was 16 years old, Julie has had her hand in this particular business for seventeen years. Many people may remember it […]

Cleaning Up This Mess

Cleaning Up This Mess

As city crews continue to remove fallen trees and other green storm debris from Pasadena streets and parks, residents are asked to help by moving their green debris out to the gutter as soon as possible for easy pickup. To recycle all green material and avoid contamination of the resulting mulch, please place only non-bagged […]

A Firewood Word to the Wise

A Firewood Word to the Wise

BUY FIREWOOD ONLY FROM REPUTABLE SOURCES! And REFRAIN FROM TRANSPORTING FIREWOOD FROM SAN DIEGO COUNTY! Oh, am I shouting? Yes!

Want a Winter Garden Wonderland?

Want a Winter Garden Wonderland?

Just think: folks on the East Coast are digging themselves out of a foot or more of snow and preparing for a week without power (and it’s only the first day of November). We can write an article on winter vegetable gardening. Now, ya gotta smile. Altadena Heritage will be holding its ever-popular Sustainability Series […]

Got a Shovel & Gloves? Bring ‘Em Along!

Got a Shovel & Gloves? Bring ‘Em Along!

How can you not be enticed by an offer of “swale building.” Swale? Thank goodness for Merriam-Webster. Swale n. 1. a low-lying or depressed and often wet stretch of land. This weekend, North East Los Angeles Transition is hosting It Takes a Village to Transition a Lawn. Over a period of four weekends, a 3,000-square-foot lawn […]

The Jewels of Glendale

The Jewels of Glendale

For those you who can’t get enough of historic homes, Sunday, October 2nd is a day to set aside. The Glendale Historical Society is offering its annual fall home tour, this year entitled Glendale Gems. Five homes listed on the local Register of Historic Resources will be honored. One of these will be Castle House, […]

Arts & Crafts à la Britannica – Yanks & Brits Do Mix!

Arts & Crafts à la Britannica – Yanks & Brits Do Mix!

“Want to see my garden?” she said. “I’ll meet you on the roof.” I would love to utter those sentences! If I did, it would mean I was referring to one of the two rooftop gardens that were part of the original allure of Manor Del Mar. Exactingly renovated, Manor Del Mar will reveal her new face […]

Tournament House Tours

Tournament House Tours

Don’t miss out on seeing the inside of the Tournament House before it closes its doors for the fall. Free tours of the house are offered every Thursday through August; not only do you get to see the house, but you’ll also see—get ready for it—the Crown of the Rose Queen. Inside the 21-room, 18,500-square-foot Italian Renaissance-style […]

Castle Green Summer Tour

Castle Green Summer Tour

To see where film director Tim Burton, surrealist artist Marcel Duchamp and artist Charles White spent their early days creating, be sure to take in this summer’s Castle Green June Tour. Ordinarily closed to the public, the doors of this historic, Moorish and Mission revival-style former hotel will open to visitors on Sunday. Explore over 25 residential units, see […]

Gamble House Tour

Gamble House Tour

Haven’t quite had your fill of the Gamble House? Then join them for a Behind the Velvet Ropes Tour for those of you who are still curious about what lies beyond the velvet barrier. On this tour participants are welcomed behind the scenes to visit parts of the house not available on the regular one-hour […]

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