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Sunset Fire Road

Sunset Fire Road

The Sunset Fire Road was closed to hikers after last autumn’s Station Fire, which killed two firefighters and burned 251 square miles of forest. Not to be confused with the Sunset Trail, which remains off limits, the Sunset Fire Road is open again. In Altadena, turn north off of Loma Alta Road at the flashing [...]

Santa Anita Racetrack

Santa Anita Racetrack

I’m one of the few people in southern California who didn’t watch the Lakers beat the Celtics last night. I knew LA won, though, when at about 3 minutes to 9 o’clock my quiet little block erupted with cheers, fireworks and party horns. I’m thrilled with the Lakers’ win. Even if no one got any [...]

Royal Laundry Complex

Royal Laundry Complex

I should probably call this post “Disney Stores World Headquarters,” because that entity occupies the Royal Laundry Complex at 443-477 S. Raymond Avenue. But I poked around the web and discovered Disney’s leasing the property, so I guess we can still call it the Royal Laundry. Designed by Gordon B. Kaufmann, an accomplished architect credited [...]

Weekday Afternoon

Weekday Afternoon

I’ve been to the Coffee Gallery, oh, about a thousand times. But I’ve ceased to be alert for photos in the places I frequent, which may be why this one showed itself–because I wasn’t looking for it. I was struck by the contrast of black against blue: the stencils in the window, the chairs against [...]

Door, 1

Door, 1

I suppose what lures me to doors is the possibility of what’s behind them, but maybe that’s too simple. A door puts a face on a place, gives it expression, says something about who lives there. I love a reclusive door at the end of an alleyway, a bright red front door declaring itself or [...]

Zen Monday: #99

Zen Monday: #99

Zen Monday is the day you experience the photo and give us your thoughts rather than me telling you what I think the photo’s about. There’s no right or wrong. It means what you think it means, or what you want it to mean. I look for a photo worth contemplating or, failing that, something [...]

Memory Bus

Memory Bus

click on the photo to enlarge it John, Boz and I were walking in the neighborhood the other day when I noticed these flowers behind a fence. I began to photograph them when I saw a school bus parked ahead. The sidewalk led my eye like a fast lane through a tunnel of memory. I [...]

June Gloom

June Gloom

It looks like some young artist couldn’t be bothered to finish this plein air chalk work, and a few other things besides. Gray skies, cool weather, on the gloomy side. Perfect for writers, but maybe not so great for those artists who need the light. Here’s hoping for a sunny Saturday! Read the Full Story [...]

Pole Pigs*

Pole Pigs*

I called these barrel-shaped things “transformers” but John thought they were insulators. Neither one of us was sure. We decided to find something better to argue about. The wiring of the world seems primitive to me. We’ve been wired for over 200 years. I think we’re on the brink of finding a wireless way to [...]

The Icing on the Cake

The Icing on the Cake

left to right: Berlin Mercado, Jeanne Nelson, Crystal Mazzarella, Tracy Latimer Pasadena’s having a birthday party (it’s 124th) this Saturday, June 12th at the Pasadena Museum of History. Yesterday I had a chance to see the birthday cake in progress at the Pasadena west campus of Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts. Under the [...]

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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