Posts tagged with the keyword: ‘East Pasadena’

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The Lost Airport of East Pasadena

The Lost Airport of East Pasadena
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The small Kinner Airster biplane soared like a hawk over East Pasadena. In it sat a 24-year-old woman in goggles and a battered leather flight jacket. The year was 1921 and the woman was Amelia Earhart, the soon-to-be-famous aviator. On a chilly December day, seven thousand spectators thronged the small Sierra Airdrome in East Pasadena to watch the […]

Digging Up Secrets in Lamanda Park (Part 3)

Digging Up Secrets in Lamanda Park (Part 3)

“We wish to do the tourist who reads this book a good turn, having his comfort and enjoyment at heart; therefore we advise him to stop at Lamanda Park and make his headquarters for a day, or a week, or a fortnight, in this delightful spot.” – Over the Range to the Golden Gate: A Complete Tourist’s […]

Digging Up Secrets in Lamanda Park (Part 1)

Digging Up Secrets in Lamanda Park (Part 1)

“It did not take me all these 50 years to decide on the best place to live. Southern California is best, and to me there is no place which can compare with Lamanda Park.” – Iva Engle, interviewed by the Pasadena Star-News, 1927 East of Old Town, west of Arcadia, somewhere along good old Route […]

Yang Chow

Yang Chow

A branch of the Chinatown classic, this place has a huge and devoted clientele, proving that Yang Chow’s famed slippery shrimp is indeed as addictive as cocaine. Twice-cooked and bathed in a subtly sweet, mildly hot sauce, it is impossible to stop eating. Also good are the cashew chicken, fiery Szechwan wonton soup, pan-fried dumplings […]

3 Meals a Day at Plate 38

3 Meals a Day at Plate 38

We’ve felt sorry for hungry East Pasadenans for so long—it just doesn’t seem fair that they have to travel west of Hill to find good food that’s not from a corporate chain restaurant. But now they’ve got the hottest new place in town, and of us on the westside are heading east more often. The […]

Quality Inn Pasadena

Quality Inn Pasadena

The best choice along East Pasadena’s motel row, this well-maintained three-story chain is a good value. The furnishings are newer and comfortable, and the continental breakfast (served in a nice kitchen) is more substantial than most, offering things like oatmeal, toaster waffles and fresh fruit. You can hear the nearby 210 freeway from the rooms, […]

Convalescent Aid Society

Convalescent Aid Society

This wonderful group has been laboring in relative obscurity since 1923, and it’s trying to get the word out so more people will take advantage of its services. Its mission is to help people recover from illness and surgery in the comfort of their own homes, by providing the free loan of medical equipment: wheelchairs, […]

Domenico’s

Domenico’s

The best pizza in the city of Pasadena is found at this busy, friendly local chain. It’s most famed for its loaded Big D pizza, but we prefer the simpler sausage pie with the thin crust. 2411 E. Washington Blvd., East Pasadena, 626.797.6459, Pizzeria. L & D Tues.-Sun.  Beer & wine. MC, V. $ 236 […]

May Day! Imminent Doo Dah!

May Day! Imminent Doo Dah!

After 33 years in Old Town, the venerable Occasional Pasadena Doo Dah Parade is ready for a change of scenery. Conceived as an antidote to the stiff formality of the Rose Parade, the Doo Dah Parade is relocating to a more fitting setting for its irreverence: East Pasadena, which looks now the way Old Town […]

Zephyr Coffee House & Art Gallery

Zephyr Coffee House & Art Gallery

A hidden gem, Zephyr is a Craftsman cottage suffused with Zen-like beauty and calm. All the rooms have comfy sofas, and the patios have tree-shaded tables; regulars chat just like they’re in their own home, or settle in at a table for a few hours with a laptop or a newspaper. There’s often-worthwhile live music […]

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