Talk of Our Towns


Parade! Parade!

Parade! Parade!

Are you going to the 124th Tournament of Roses parade or do you avoid Old Pasadena like the plague? Do you still enjoy watching the parade on television or do you tape it so you can fast forward through the three-hour telecast? Do you have any plans to see the floats up close and personal […]

Christmas Scenes

Christmas Scenes

One of our favorite things to do is drive around in the evening and see Christmas lights and decorations. Time is getting a little tight, evenings are filling up with last minute buying, wrapping, and the writing of cards, so during a break today, with the sun shining lower in the winter sky, we went […]

Thoughts

Thoughts

This holiday season, I am reminded even more of the importance of exercising compassion and empathy. I shouldn’t have to be homeless to imagine the bitterness of winter temperatures for those who have no roof over their heads and no bed with fluffy pillows and a down comforter to keep them warm at night. I don’t […]

Altadena’s 2012 Citizen of the Year—Michele Zack

Altadena’s 2012 Citizen of the Year—Michele Zack

From organizing the wonderful LitFest Pasadena fundraiser at the Mountain View Mausoleum, moderating an incredible panel, “History, Fiction…and Truth?” at the festival in Central Park, her incredible books Altadena: Between Wilderness and City and Southern California Story, her work as a local historian at the Huntington-USC Institute on California and the West (ICW), serving on […]

Geminid Meteor Shower

Geminid Meteor Shower

On Thursday, December 13th, the whole world can experience the wonder of Mother Nature together. The Geminid meteor shower will begin in the late evening of Thursday and continue until dawn. Earthsky states that “as a general rule, the shower intensifies after midnight and produces the greatest number of meteors for a few hours, centered around […]

710 Tunnel Decision

710 Tunnel Decision

Today the Pasadena City Council will “take a position” on the 710 Freeway tunnel. Should a tunnel complete the Long Beach Freeway, creating a link from the 10 to the 210 Freeways? The council’s position, though, may not possess any genuine significance. Councilman Terry Tornek states, “Frankly, I’ve been asking to have this brought forward […]

L.A.’s Poet Laureate Eloise Klein Healy and Pasadena’s Red Hen Press

L.A.’s Poet Laureate Eloise Klein Healy and Pasadena’s Red Hen Press

Eloise Klein Healy has been named Los Angeles’ official poet laureate by Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa. Born in El Paso, then raised in a small town in Iowa, Healy moved with her family to L.A. when she was ten years old. She began writing poetry at a young age (supposedly on the back of movie and television […]

Yellow, Yellow

Yellow, Yellow

If you get a chance to amble down Huntington Drive just East of Garfield Avenue, you’ll experience a wash of yellow. The trees growing in the median catch the sunlight and dazzle, while the leaves that have fallen make a carpet underneath, creating the appearance of stripes against the green grass in between. Driving by, […]

David Kipen at Literary Fest & Tree Lighting

David Kipen at Literary Fest & Tree Lighting

The holidays and literature seem to go hand-in-hand, so rather than ringing in the season with only the flick of a switch to “light” the Christmas tree, Allendale Public Library is adding a literary angle to the event. David Kipen, proprietor of Libros Schmibros (a lending Library and used bookshop) in Mariachi Plaza and book correspondent […]

Handel’s Messiah

Handel’s Messiah

For ten years, 40+ people have gathered on Saturday mornings at Calvary Presbyterian Church in South Pasadena to practice Handel’s Messiah. Tomorrow, Sunday, December 2nd the public is welcome to sing along. Director Mike Wilson will conduct and the choir will be accompanied by an orchestra, harpsichord, and professional soloists. George Frideric Handel composed this […]

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