Posts tagged with the keyword: ‘San Marino’


Music Makes Magic at the Old Mill

Music Makes Magic at the Old Mill
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Built in 1816, it’s been described as the first water-powered grist mill in California, even though apparently the “mechanical marvel” of Franciscan Father José Maria de Zalvidea‘s horizontal, direct impulse water wheel left the subsequent flour damp and the mill only produced for seven years before a “superior” New England-style mill with a vertical waterwheel […]

Courage and Cowardice in San Marino

Courage and Cowardice in San Marino

  It was such a frightful torrent of abuse that it made her physically ill – sick enough that she had to retire from her job as a math teacher at Huntington Middle School in San Marino. “Filthy Jew – drop dead,” threatened one anonymous late-night phone call. “Jew, get out of San Marino,” read […]

Bernadette Peters POPS

Bernadette Peters POPS

She played the role of “Girl” in the TV movie The Christmas Tree…in 1958. Really? How can that be true? That’s 54 years ago. But, yes, Bernadette Peters was 10 years old when she received her first acting credit, and now she’s a veteran of the small screen, regarded on the big screen, and lauded […]

It’s a Motor Classic in San Marino

It’s a Motor Classic in San Marino

A welcome dinner on the patio at the Annandale Country Club. A self-driving architectural tour through San Marino and Pasadena ending at the Huntington for lunch. A gala to benefit the Petersen Automotive Museum at the Flying A Garage. Be a part of what Automobile Weekly calls “Pebble Beach South” for the San Marino Motor […]

San Marino’s 100 Years Old

San Marino’s 100 Years Old

Lacy Park will be the location for San Marino’s 100th Birthday celebration. An “old-fashioned” picnic will be followed by train and pony rides, jugglers, a balloon artist, a photo booth, and more. Of course, a day of fun would not be the same without cotton candy, kettle corn, and barbecue, which will be available in […]

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer

The American Cancer Society is working towards a world with more birthdays. More birthdays for women who are fighting breast cancer. This is exemplified by their Making Strides event, a 5-mile walk this Sunday, May 6th at Lacy Park. “The Making Strides event is not a race; it is a celebration of survivorship, an occasion […]

San Marino School Board

San Marino School Board

We don’t cover hard news here at Hometown Pasadena—we’re all about the features. And so we don’t officially endorse anyone in elections. But I feel the need to unofficially sing the praises of our pal from pilates class, Lisa Link, who’s running for the San Marino Board of Education on Tuesday. For a couple of […]

Fire in the Sky 2011

Fire in the Sky 2011

Skies across the San Gabriel Valley will be full of color on Friday and Monday nights; here’s a roster of the most notable shows. Alhambra Almansor Park is home to a free fireworks show, scheduled for 9 p.m.; bring your picnic basket or buy your dinner from local youth-group food vendors, who will be on […]

Lady Bird

Lady Bird

At this colorful, preppier-than-prep store, customers browse the newest (and brightest) Lilly Pulitzer prints. Lady Bird, a Lilly Pulitzer signature store, offers everything Lilly—from summer shifts to wrapping paper, kids clothes to boldly printed overnight bags. The tiny store is a breath of pink-and-green air with its floral prints and welcoming employees. Along with the perfect […]

Making Strides at Lacy Park

Making Strides at Lacy Park

On Sunday, the American Cancer Society will be hosting the “Making Strides Against Breast Cancer” walk at Lacy Park in San Marino. The nationally acclaimed walk is returning for its second year and is open to all ages. It’s also free, although the point is to raise money, so the hope is that you’ll get […]

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