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Pasadena Beautiful at 50

Pasadena Beautiful at 50

It was indeed beautiful at La Casita del Arroyo last week as Pasadena Beautiful celebrated its first half century. But it’s always beautiful in the little Myron Hunt-designed fancy shack on the east bank. I wish I had a fireplace as big as the arroyo stone one there. I wish I had a fireplace! Mary [...]

The fungus federation

The fungus federation

All this soft rain — just as much as we usually get at this time of year, but much more spread out — is perfect weather for not only all the plain-wrap mushrooms sprouting up from my lawn, but for this shelf fungus — if I remember the term correctly from mycology class in collge [...]

Zocalo Speakeasy for JGo

Zocalo Speakeasy for JGo

The dancers were getting down for a cause Saturday night in the lovely, steamy, cavernous halls of downtown L.A.’s Union Station. But the cause wasn’t your average homeless youth home, not that there’s anything wrong with housing homeless youth. It was food writer Jonathan Gold’s annual bash benefitting Zocalo , the literate and political web [...]

Ronald McDonald on the Arroyo

Ronald McDonald on the Arroyo

Hundreds of supporters turned out Saturday night at the Rosey Bell-chaired annual fundraiser for Pasadena’s Ronald McDonald House at Phaedra and Mark Ledbetter’s Greene and Greene on the edge of the Arroyo Seco. The couple has added this infinity pool to the property, with this view of the Colorado Street Bridge. It’s the most spectacular [...]

iCarly

iCarly

Senatorial candidate Carly Fiorina at the KPCC debate Wednesday during the after-party Q and A with journalists. She did fine with the facts and figures, but comes off a bit … cool. Most uncomfortable moment of the debate was when Patt Morrison asked her which were the “extremist” environmental groups that she says support Barbara [...]

Finally, live in Old Pasadena at POP

Finally, live in Old Pasadena at POP

I complained in a column in our Cheers magazine several months ago about the decades-long dearth of live entertainment in Old Pasadena. Yes, the British Invasion-inspired young rock band playing Zep covers in the Old Towne Pub was fine — and it was the only game in town that night, along with a sax man [...]

The silent type

The silent type

Wednesday, the cool tech guys at the Norton Simon Museum were installing “Not Wanting to Say Anything About Marcel” by John Cage in the edgy little gallery off the main entry hall where edgy little exhibits are increasingly put on view by the cooler-than-before Pasadena museum. From the museum: “In 1969, while he was the [...]

Multiple Universes at PCC

Multiple Universes at PCC

The studio art faculty at Pasadena City College is fantastic — and to prove it, Chair Alex Kritselis’s crew, adjunct and permanent, put together a show that opened at the central campus art gallery Wednesday. Above is Kay Yee’s “Enameled Bowls.” Next month, the college will break ground on its new arts building, which will [...]

Lyndon LaRouche, whack job

Lyndon LaRouche, whack job

Walking up Citrus Avenue in Covina Friday after a first visit to The Book Shop — an antiquarian store that gives anything in Pasadena or Berkeley a run for its money, and is owned by former Pasadena Star-News City Hall reporter Jennifer (Burry) Johnson and her husband, Bradley — I came upon this. Or, rather, [...]

Millard Canyon: Almost a burnt-out case

Millard Canyon: Almost a burnt-out case

Monday morning Lawren Markle of the Arroyo & Foothills Conservancy board and I took our dogs for a hike above Millard Canyon along Sunset Ridge. We were going to go up Rubio Canyon in celebration of the conservancy’s recent option to buy another 21 acres of open space at the canyon mouth, keeping yet more [...]

Gooden Open House Saturday, January 11

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