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The JPL Trail After the Station Fire

The JPL Trail After the Station Fire

Our friend Bruce Moision — JPL engineer, dad, jogger, Bungalow Heaven resident and bicycle commuter — rode his bike up the usually busy Gabrielino Trail yesterday (what some of us call the JPL Trail, because it’s just east of the JPL campus), as far as the Nino picnic area. He followed the big road, on [...]

The Night Is a Child

The Night Is a Child

We hit opening night of the Pasadena Playhouse’s new production, The Night Is a Child, and came away the better for it, if not exactly cheerier. This is a serious drama about how a woman and her two adult children deal with a family tragedy, and while it does have its moments of levity, it [...]

Get Your Wiggle On

Get Your Wiggle On

No one likes a walk around the Rose Bowl more than a dog, and on September 27th, the 5K walking route around Brookside and the Rose Bowl will be full of more happy dogs than you can possibly imagine. That’s right, it’s time for the annual Wiggle Waggle Walk, one of the highlights of the [...]

Amazing Station Fire Time-Lapse Video

Amazing Station Fire Time-Lapse Video

Ah, the circuitous routes that get traveled in cyberspace. My friend Nancy Ransohoff, who lives in Santa Barbara and has had close calls with both of the recent SB fires, sent me an e-mail from her friend, who got it from her friend, who is a teacher at St. Francis, which is three miles from [...]

Mt. Wilson Threatened; Station Fire Update

Mt. Wilson Threatened; Station Fire Update

It looks like the hillside residential neighborhoods from La Crescenta and La Canada to La Vina and north Altadena are in less peril as of Monday morning; concern is more focused on the homes in and near Acton, where at least 18 structures have burned, and Mt. Wilson, home to many telecommunications towers that serve [...]

Station Fire Spreading

Station Fire Spreading

Update, 9:30 p.m. Saturday, 8/29: — Fire continuing to spread but so far houses seem safe. Some previously evacuated neighborhoods in La Canada are now open for residents to move back. — The city of La Canada is posting hourly updates on this site — Altadenablog remains an excellent local resource; check the Comments for [...]

The Surreality of La Cañada

The Surreality of La Cañada

I just got back from a chiropractor appointment in La Cañada (Tom Sawyer, in case you’re wondering), and it is ever surreal there right now. Flames are clearly visible on the ridgelines from Foothill Boulevard, ash and smoke is everywhere, helicopters are dumping water… and on Foothill Boulevard, everyone is going about their business, stopping [...]

Mt. Wilson Toll Road Reopens

Mt. Wilson Toll Road Reopens

After nearly five years of waiting and work, the Mt. Wilson Toll Road has finally re-opened, restoring one of our favorite local hikes. Here’s the story in the Los Angeles Times. In honor of the occasion, we’re featuring the hike as it appeared in the first edition of Hometown Pasadena, updated with the news. Mt. [...]

Solar: It's Time

Solar: It's Time

Over the last couple of years we’ve seen a few early adopters go solar in the Pasadena area, including our own Mel Malmberg, who lives in Altadena. But now the floodgates may be opening. Suddenly solar is looking a whole lot more affordable. Just a year or so ago, it cost in the range of [...]

Kogi BBQ: Are You Experienced?

Kogi BBQ: Are You Experienced?

On Friday night Kogi came to town, and hundreds of hungry night owls showed up to celebrate the occasion. Haven’t heard of Kogi? You’re not alone. Ask most Pasadenans if they’ve experienced the Kogi Korean BBQ taco truck, and they’ll likely respond with a confused stare and a muttered, “Wait… Korean… tacos?” Yes. The Kogi BBQ [...]

Gooden Open House Saturday, January 11

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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