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PP decamps to Claremont

PP decamps to Claremont

For 50-something years, Peggy Phelps has been one of the most potent forces for good in Pasadena. Since moving here from the East with then-husband Mason, Peggy was instrumental in shoring up or creating the Pasadena Art Museum, the Pasadena Art Alliance, the Armory Center for the Arts and the AIDS Service Center, whose board [...]

What’s your favorite city?

What’s your favorite city?

That’s Oaxaca, as seen from Monte Alban, which, for the sake of argument, and because I love it, I named as my favorite city Monday night. I was starting, and didn’t want to choose a place that would be the same as anyone else’s favorite at the Eurocentric table. I was the only non-architect, designer [...]

Leon Krier vs. the Pasadena Center

Leon Krier vs. the Pasadena Center

Iconoclastic Luxembourgian urban planner and critic Leon Krier – best-known to Americans as “Prince Charles’ architect” — spoke at the Pasadena Center Monday night, weighing in against what local architect Stefanos Polyzoides, his host in town, called in an introduction “the kind of architecture that has given us entertainment rather than the human scale.” Immediately [...]

A classic kneeboard, handmade

A classic kneeboard, handmade

Photo credit: James Duck On my annual November birthday San Onofre surfing safari on which I’m always lucky enough to be accompanied by a crew of great surfers and campers from up and down California, Pierre Smith this year brought along a short board crafted 40 years ago by his dad, Caltech English professor and [...]

Celebrating Learning Works

Celebrating Learning Works

Learning Works Charter School out on light-industrial Daisy at Walnut in Pasadena has an extraordinarily clear target group of students: drop-outs. Since being approved by the PUSD board last year as the district’s fifth charter, it now has over 200 students — kids in the ultimate at-risk group. Many are parents. Many have had lots [...]

Harbour Surf Day ’09

Harbour Surf Day ’09

A bunch of us guys (plus two women) who ride Rich Harbour’s surfboards out of Seal Beach got together Saturday at Bolsa Chica to celebrate Rich’s 50th year shaping boards. A lot of them are on view above. The waves were overhead, closing out: not exactly made for my 9’11” Sano cruiser model, so I [...]

Within the vale of Annandale

Within the vale of Annandale

Staff Photographer Walt Mancini took this shot of the 20 acres of Annandale Canyon in the Linda Vista Hills in far west Pasadena that last week were formally dedicated in perpetuity to open space. He’d been having a hard time getting a shot that truly showed the whole, wild canyon, and as he was leaving [...]

No waiting — step right up and vote!

No waiting — step right up and vote!

When I went to my polling place, the Linda Vista fire station, this morning at 8:20 to vote, the combined precincts there were staffed by eight election workers. But after the polls had been opened already for an hour and 20 minutes, poll worker Bill Denzell informed me that I was the sixth person to [...]

Congresswoman Sanchez: Cognitive decline and football

Congresswoman Sanchez: Cognitive decline and football

Rep. Linda Sanchez, D-Some o’ Whittier, says the National Football League’s study of players’ head injuries as they might relate to dementia and other medical problems is fraught with conflicts of interest. Read the Full Story at Larry Wilson’s Public Eye

Who holds the key to hiking Eaton Canyon?

Who holds the key to hiking Eaton Canyon?

The city of Pasadena limits snake way up into Eaton Canyon for the water rights. Once you step off the Altadena curb from Pinecrest into the canyon to hike up to Mt. Wilson or just to Henninger or Idlehour on the old Toll Road, you’re in Pas for at least a little while … if [...]

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