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M.A.D. for Mom

M.A.D. for Mom

No, no, we’re not mad at Mom. Heaven’s no. M.A.D. stands for Member Appreciation Days at Southland Museums. This weekend—which for this event includes Friday—a Pasadena Museum of History membership allows free admission to 20 Southern California institutions such as our own Pacific Asia Museum and the Pasadena Museum of California Art,spreading wide to include [...]

It’s Doo Dah Time!

It’s Doo Dah Time!

Everyone, rummage through those closets, dig through those old trunks in the attic, and get working on your outfit because it’s Doo Dah Time! The parade will begin at 11 a.m. and be on Colorado Blvd. between Altadena and San Gabriel Boulevards. And, as always, this Pasadena tradition is free of charge. The Mother Truckin’ [...]

Vote to Get Pasadena Trees!

Vote to Get Pasadena Trees!

Remember how 2011 came to a tumultuous end with the hurricane-force windstorm hitting right between Thanksgiving and Christmas? Exactly— who could forget. According to the City of Pasadena, 1,500 street trees were uprooted and lost. Now, the Odwalla juice company is awarding (10) $10,000 grants to plant trees across the country. The Windstorm Tree Fund [...]

Pasadena Public Library

Pasadena Public Library

In 1924, Myron Hunt and H.C Chambers were one of ten architectural firms to submit a design for the Pasadena Public Library. Their Spanish Renaissance structure, with its elegantly scaled entry and patio, was particularly pleasing to the judges, and it fit the tone of the developing Civic Center, so it won. Construction began in [...]

Riding the Rails: Using the Metro

Riding the Rails: Using the Metro

The Gold Line First built in 2003, and expanded more recently, the Gold Line connects East L.A. to Pasadena, with stops in Boyle Heights, Little Tokyo, Union Station, Lincoln Heights, Highland Park, South Pasadena and Old Pasadena, among others. The northeastern terminus is currently Sierra Madre Villa in east Pasadena, although there is hope to [...]

Hollywood East: Movie and TV Locations

Hollywood East: Movie and TV Locations

Something is filming almost every day in Pasadena and environs, from a commercial to a big-budget feature film. See those hand-lettered cardboard signs taped to lampposts, with such cryptic messages as “Fish” or “Wagon”? That’s code for the crew, and the arrow on the sign is pointing toward the filming location. Here are some of [...]

Bailey Canyon Trail to Cabin Ruins, Sierra Madre

Bailey Canyon Trail to Cabin Ruins, Sierra Madre

Another in our continuing series on great hikes in the San Gabriels. 5-6 miles round trip; moderately strenuous Alternate: Canyon View Nature Trail Like the popular Sam Merrill Trail to Echo Mountain, this trail will take you winding up switchback after switchback through the San Gabriel Mountains past many a scenic lookout and to the [...]

First Water Trail, Sierra Madre

First Water Trail, Sierra Madre

2 to 9.5 miles round trip; easy to moderately strenuous Alternate: Chantry Flat & Sturtevant Falls One of the few Angeles trails left untouched by the 2009 Station Fires, this hike offers shade to the weary traveler during the hot summer months of July and August. For an easy hike, make your way down the [...]

One Colorado Summer Movies & Music

One Colorado Summer Movies & Music

On weekend evenings in July, the wall above Crate & Barrel become a movie screen, and the courtyard fills with people out to see such classic films as High Society and The Sting. In August, the courtyard becomes a music club – fun blues bands play at 9 p.m., and everyone dances, from date-night couples [...]

Ben Overturff Trail, Monrovia

Ben Overturff Trail, Monrovia

Alternate: Falls Trail 7 miles roundtrip; moderate cityofmonrovia.org Perhaps the prettiest hike in the region, this trail goes along Sawpit and Sycamore canyons. Up high are views, chaparral and cactus; in the midranges are wildflowers and a green meadow; and on the lower elevations are a creek, waterfalls, oak and sycamore groves and lush fern [...]

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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