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We Partied on the Bridge

We Partied on the Bridge
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   I would say that more than 1,000 people throughout the evening at the Colorado Street Bridge Party last night is a mark of success. Every other year the City of Pasadena closes the bridge to vehicular traffic so Pasadena Heritage, which was instrumental in saving the historic structure, can have its annual fundraising event […]

Let’s Party Under a Supermoon

Let’s Party Under a Supermoon

The Colorado Street Bridge Party tonight from 6 to 11:30 p.m. will feature live music, dancing, children’s activities, festive foods, vintage Mustangs and so much more. It only happens every other year now, so I hope to see you tonight!  I’ll be the one looking for the supermoon. Read the Full Story at Pasadena PIO

Looking for Something to Do? Free Events July 12 to 18

Looking for Something to Do? Free Events July 12 to 18

  Here are free events scheduled Saturday, July 12, to Friday, July 18. Events are open to everyone unless otherwise noted. I’ve had a couple of requests to include more art-related events, so you’ll see some below. (You can hop from one opening reception to the next at Armory Center for the Arts!) All events […]

Looking for Something to Do? Free Events July 5 to 11

Looking for Something to Do? Free Events July 5 to 11

Here are my top picks for events scheduled Saturday, July 5, to Friday, July 11.All events are free, so take a look — and don’t you dare say there’s nothing to do in Pasadena! Vaud & the Villains will perform cabaret and jazz Saturday, July 5, at 8 p.m. at the Levitt Pavilion for the […]

Looking for Something to Do? Free Events June 28 to July 4

Looking for Something to Do? Free Events June 28 to July 4

Here are my top pick for events scheduled Saturday, June 28, to Friday, July 4.  All events are free, so take a look — and don’t you dare say there’s nothing to do in Pasadena! Safely dispose of old electronics safely Saturday, June 28, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Boys and Girls […]

I Have Lost the Hope I Had; In the Dust Are All My Dreams

I Have Lost the Hope I Had; In the Dust Are All My Dreams

  I love this photo of my maternal great-grandfather, Edwin Franklin Jackson (1878-1930), as a young man riding a bicycle in downtown Rogers, Arkansas. Note he is is dressed for success but has taken off his suit jacket. He was an ambitious and charismatic man. Within a period of just 10 years he rose through […]

Looking for Something to Do? Free Events June 21 to 27

Looking for Something to Do? Free Events June 21 to 27

Here are my top picks for events scheduled from Saturday, June 21, to Friday, June 27. If it looks like I’ve included way more events than usual, that’s because the summer concert and summer movie season has officially begun. All events are free, so take a look — and don’t you dare say there’s nothing to do in […]

Looking for Something to Do? Free Events June 14 to 20

Looking for Something to Do? Free Events June 14 to 20

Here are my top picks for events scheduled from Saturday, June 14, to Friday, June 20. The list is longer than usual because the summer concert season begins this week. All events are free, so take a look — and don’t you dare say there’s nothing to do in Pasadena! Activities for Pasadena Public Library’s Summer Reading Challenge […]

Blind Ambition

Blind Ambition

Vivian Stancil, a Riverside resident, was honored Sunday evening with the Personal Best Award at the Pasadena Senior Center by the National Senior Games Association.with Pasadena’s own swimming legend John Naber presenting the award. The audience of about 250 was made up mostly of athletes who are competing in this year’s Pasadena Senior Games plus members […]

Looking for Something to Do? Free Events June 7 to 13

Looking for Something to Do? Free Events June 7 to 13

Here are my top picks for events scheduled from Saturday, June 7, to Friday, June 13. All events are free, so take a look — and don’t you dare say there’s nothing to do in Pasadena! Make Music Pasadena will feature 150 concerts rotating on stages throughout Old Pasadena, the Civic Center area (including the patio at […]