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The People You Need

The People You Need

“I love Hometown Pasadena’s Concierge. I recently used it to find great skilled tradesman fix up my house, and every one has been exceptional. Some did not even know they were on the site.” — Mary Flynn, Pasadena Didn’t we just overhear you saying you’re trying to find a good electrician? Or was it a [...]

NAMI, Union Station and a Pasadena Party

NAMI, Union Station and a Pasadena Party

Last week I had invitations that both relate to homelessness. Not my temporary, seeking-a-house-to-buy homelessness, but the serious kind, often symptomatic of mental illness, poverty, or addiction. Two vaunted organizations, the National Alliance on Mental Illness and Union Station, sponsored their annual fundraisers. NAMI hosts an October walkathon in Santa Monica. A dear couple I [...]

ArtNight, ArtWalk and More!

ArtNight, ArtWalk and More!

We locals know there’s a whole lot more to Pasadena than parades and princesses—there’s culture, and learning, and beauty, and food… and ArtNight. Held on a fall Friday night, ArtNight is a robust celebration of the arts that is attended by everyone and his mother: schoolkids, seniors, yuppies, preppies, Caltech scientists, preschool teachers, employed poets, unemployed [...]

Food Trucks at KPCC Tuesday

Food Trucks at KPCC Tuesday

Are food trucks a great asset to the L.A. culinary scene, or are they unfair competition for bricks-and-mortar restaurants? Is the good they do—feeding thousands with flair, economy and sociability—offset by the issues they cause in terms of trash, zoning and parking? That will be the topic at Tuesday’s AirTalk forum to be held at [...]

Alhambra’s Elections Cancelled

Alhambra’s Elections Cancelled

Alhambra canceled its municipal elections for the first time recorded. No challengers chose to oppose the three incumbent City Council candidates and two School Board members, so they will automatically be reelected in November. While in the recent past candidates have run unopposed, never has an entire slate remained empty and led to the election being canceled. (Alhambra residents will still have the opportunity to vote for candidates running for county, state and federal offices and ballot measures.)

Two Locals Are MacArthur Geniuses

Two Locals Are MacArthur Geniuses

It’s MacArthur season again, when that stealthy foundation names 23 people who are making this world a better place are surprised with a phone call telling them that they are being awarded $100,000 a year for five years to put toward their work in whatever way they deem necessary. Scientists, scholars, musicians, teachers, writers, inventors, [...]

Back to School: The Questions

Back to School: The Questions

“Miss, don’t you ever get mad?” “Miss, does a crime record hurt you for college?” “Miss, you’re wearing different shoes! Does that mean you got a place to live?” Every day students ask me the unexpected. Every day I answer as honestly as I can. We’re in our fourth week of school. The familiarity of [...]

To Grow or Not to Grow, That Is the Question

To Grow or Not to Grow, That Is the Question

It’s a conundrum that Tevye would appreciate: On the one hand, growth brings jobs and much-needed tax revenue to Pasadena. On the other hand, it increases traffic. But on the other hand, mass-transit-adjacent growth helps reduce our dependence on the car and is better for the environment. But on the other, other hand, thoughtless growth [...]

Profile of a Sierra Madre Character

Profile of a Sierra Madre Character

While catching up on the last few months of Los Angeles magazines recently, we came across a wonderful profile of Cynthia Abernethy, the queen of L.A. estate sales and a longtime Sierra Madre resident. Most of the sales she runs are here in the San Gabriel Valley, which article author Dave Gardetta says are better, [...]

A Taste of Old Pasadena

A Taste of Old Pasadena

Take a timeout from the “what to have for dinner” game of indecision and attend the 19th annual A Taste of Old Pasadena—there’s no need to choose, because you can have it all. The $25 ticket allows tastes from more than 30 of the best restaurants in Old Town: everything from Thai to Tibetan, Italian to [...]

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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