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Lunch with Rachael

Lunch with Rachael

Yesterday I got together with Rachael Worby, music director of the Pasadena POPs. We’ve known each other for years but rarely have much time to share each other’s company, just us. So we enjoyed salads at Ventanas and talked about everything under the sun, including the wonderful Music Under the Stars concert that is the [...]

Monuments and Memorials in Pasadena

Monuments and Memorials in Pasadena

I gave the mighty Zack Stromberg — my graphic designer in the Public Affairs Office — the assignment of photographing monuments and memorials in public rights of way and on public property throughout Pasadena. For the past month or so he has been snapping away when time and weather permit. The Pasadena Pioneers Bridge Rock [...]

Thank You, Walden School

Thank You, Walden School

A few weeks ago about 50 Walden School children and parents transformed the upper level of Washington Park during their monthly Big Help Day, which teaches students the value of community service. They were joined by the Friends of Washington Park as well as staff from the Human Services and Recreation Department and the Public [...]

Through a Glass Wetly

Through a Glass Wetly

I shot this on Monday at about 11:15 a.m. using a zoom through through the window of my office in the southwest wing on the second floor of City Hall. There was a lull in the rain at that moment. The Robinson Memorial, seen through the leaves of a magnolia tree, is highlighted with a [...]

First-ever Pasadena Collegiate Field Tournament

First-ever Pasadena Collegiate Field Tournament

Today at the first-ever Pasadena Collegiate Field Tournament at the Rose Bowl Stadium, we proved that we’re a college town extraordinaire when teams from Art Center College of Design, Caltech, Fuller Theological Seminary, Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts, Pacific Oaks College and Pasadena City College competed for the top prize in a series [...]

Mystery History — Solved (Really)

Mystery History — Solved (Really)

Bellis wins for her 2:34 p.m. Wednesday guess “Fire at the Orban Lumber Yard at the corner of Green Street and Pasadena Avenue on the 23 March 1958. Sad to see so much wood go up in smoke.” Sure enough, in the photo above, the place went up in a blaze of glory after 54 [...]

Pasadena: City of Learning

Pasadena: City of Learning

Pasadena: City of Learning is a monthly gathering of representatives from this community’s major educational institutions — from PUSD to PCC to Caltech — plus JPL, arts and culture institutions, non-profit organizations with educational missions and the City of Pasadena. P:COL encourages a climate for lifelong learning in Pasadena based on the unique resources here. [...]

Pasadena Urgent Care Center

Pasadena Urgent Care Center

This is an artist’s rendering of the Pasadena Urgent Care Center. Construction is underway at 3160 E. Del Mar Blvd., just west of Madre Street in East Pasadena where such a center is needed. We had a groundbreaking ceremony on March 3. Here’s the money shot with the officials and their golden shovels. City Manager [...]

Everybody Loves a Big Red Fire Engine!

Everybody Loves a Big Red Fire Engine!

Pasadena firefighters and paramedics were out in force shortly before 1 p.m. yesterday when a big rig jack-knifed on the 210 Freeway near the Lake Avenue exit. There was a 20-gallon diesel fuel spill, an overturned vehicle with a person trapped inside, and another person trapped in a separate car. There were four injuries but [...]

The Mysterious 7 x

The Mysterious 7 x

I was leading a Public Affairs Office staff meeting at about 2 p.m. Monday as the sun shone brightly through my window. Here’s a closer look: After about five minutes only the 7 remained. And then it, too, disappeared in the shadows. Ooooohhhh. Read the Full Story at Pasadena PIO

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Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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Camelot and Vine

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