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A Hollywood Star for Gale Anne Hurd

A Hollywood Star for Gale Anne Hurd

They’re classics: The Terminator, The Abyss, and Aliens. They’re documentaries: True Whispers and The Pirate Code. They’re suspenseful, adventurous, and patriotic: Armageddon. They’re silly: Tremors. They’re zombies (always a crowd pleaser): “The Walking Dead.” They’re sometimes green: The Hulk. “They” have all been produced by Pasadena local Gale Anne Hurd and this Wednesday, October 3rd, she will be receiving [...]

New Owner for Hometown Pasadena

New Owner for Hometown Pasadena

For months now, you’ve been reading posts by Kat Ward and admiring her photographs. Now, I’m happy (and a little sad) to report that as of October 1, I’m handing the reins to Kat for good. Six years ago, I set up a simple site at hometown-pasadena.com to help promote the book my fledgling company [...]

PSHA Gifts & Grants

PSHA Gifts & Grants

Do you know of or are you involved with a non-profit that focuses on “symphonic or classical music, youth music education, (or) music therapy”? If so, could you use some financial support? The Showcase House is accepting applications for its Gifts and Grants program until Friday, October 12th. This past May, Pasadena Showcase House for [...]

Space Shuttle Flyover!

Space Shuttle Flyover!

All of Pasadena was outdoors and looking. At our office, on South Raymond, everyone who could get on a roof was on one. We’re on the second floor, so we had a pretty darn good view of the shuttle coming up to Pasadena from downtown L.A., banking west at the mountains, flying over JPL, and [...]

A Cocktail Finale

A Cocktail Finale

It’s been a long, grueling 6 weeks. Competition has been fierce. Cocktails have been concocted and paired against one another. Seemingly harmless margaritas and sangrias have gone head-to-head. Now, it all comes down to… the live taste-off. Of course, we’re talking about Pasadena’s inaugural SIP-tember: a Celebration of the Cocktail. Sixty-four cocktails entered the arena [...]

Viva Mèxico via the English Beat

Viva Mèxico via the English Beat

Celebrate Mexican Independence Day with…the English Beat? This may seem an odd juxtaposition, but Villa Sorriso, Bar Celona, and ix Tapa Cantina presents this year’s Villa Fest featuring the band who brought us “Mirror in the Bathroom,” “Tears of a Clown,” “Save It For Later,” and “I Confess.” Visiting the English Beat’s website and checking [...]

Clint Eastwood & Chair in La Cañada

Clint Eastwood & Chair in La Cañada

Just when the jokes about Clint Eastwood and the empty chair started to be replaced by jokes about Bill Clinton’s verbosity, many of us who travel the 2 Freeway in the La Cañada/Glendale area are taking in a visual version of the joke every day. A few days ago, morning commuters used to seeing the [...]

Woody Turns 100

Woody Turns 100

He wrote about greed, scabs and death (“1913 Massacre”). He wrote about fascists and priests who broke their vow of celibacy (“All You Fascists” and “Be No Church Tonight”). He wrote about being broke, lonely, and pursued by the law. His lyrics emphasized freedom. and peace. Freedom and peace for the world, his country, and [...]

How You Can Celebrate Vulture Awareness Day

How You Can Celebrate Vulture Awareness Day

We’re guessing you were previously unaware that September 1 is Vulture Awareness Day. Now that you know, the question is: How can you mark the occasion? Although first you might wonder why you should mark it at all. We can answer that—or rather, the answer comes from Pasadenan Diane Lang, author of the new children’s [...]

The Wedding Dress

The Wedding Dress

It began with Chiyomi falling in love with Kaz Ogawa. The time was 1944; the United States was at war. The location of their wedding: Manzanar, one of the 10 internment camps for Japanese-Americans and Japanese immigrants during World War II. Chiyomi’s aunt Nui was a professional seamstress. She designed and made Chiyomi’s wedding dress. [...]

Gooden Open House Saturday, January 11

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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