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The Gold Line Goes All the Way

The Gold Line Goes All the Way

Sometimes you hear about these mass-transit projects and think, “All those years to build a few miles of subway? We’ll all be dead by then!” And then all of a sudden it’s done and you can’t imagine what life was like before. That’s my hope for the Gold Line Extension, which after years of construction [...]

The Portals of Prospect Boulevard

The Portals of Prospect Boulevard

In 1906, developers laid out a new Pasadena tract called Prospect Park (forever in Brooklyn’s shadow) and hired young architect Sylvanus Marston to design clinker-brick portals to connote the entrance to the neighborhood’s main street. Ninety-three years later, Prospect Park Pistol (an understatement if there ever was one) and Pasadena Beautiful board member Emina Darakjy muscled [...]

The Fork in My Road

The Fork in My Road

I already thought I had a great commute — it’s only five to seven minutes, and every day I get to pass lovely Arlington Garden and the happy kids playing in the field at my children’s alma mater, Sequoyah School — but now it’s gotten that much better, thanks to the Fork in the Road. [...]

Name that Location

Name that Location

Editor’s note: We have a winner. Read the comments to discover the answers. It’s time for our first-ever Hometown Pasadena contest: Name that Location. The three houses pictured here are all in the same neighborhood, and each has served (or is serving) as a star in a film or TV series. The first person to [...]

Lian’s Prospect Park Halloween

Lian’s Prospect Park Halloween

We have to share today’s Chaos Chronicles column by our neighbor Lian Dolan, locally famous for handing out full-size Hershey bars on October 31st. She sums up the trick-or-treating life in our neighborhood (which is much like many other Halloween destination neighborhoods around town) with her usual wit. Check it out here: Chaos Chronicles

Halloween Haunts Around Town

Halloween Haunts Around Town

We trolled around Pasadena’s best-known trick-or-treating streets to see how things are shaping up for Saturday night, and things are looking plenty spooky. Here’s a look at the haunted houses around town:

McGovern & Dean Talk Politics in Altadena

McGovern & Dean Talk Politics in Altadena

This is not your usual small-town library event: the Friends of the Altadena Public Library are hosting George McGovern and John Dean at the Senior Center on November 2nd to sign books and give a joint lecture called, appropriately, “Talking Politics.” McGovern, a former U.S. senator, Democratic presidential candidate and respected historian, will be signing [...]

Dust Storm in La Cañada

Dust Storm in La Cañada

Driving north on the 210 from central Pasadena this afternoon, I saw what looked like another fire — thick brown smoke on top of the clouds. Circumstances wouldn’t allow me to check it out, but before long I heard from my friend Bruce Moision, who works at JPL. He said they were in the middle [...]

Bohos Behave Themselves at Altadena Shindig

Bohos Behave Themselves at Altadena Shindig

I didn’t live in Pasadena back in the glory days of Jiyayr Zorthian’s famed and rather decadent parties/happenings, but I’ve read Larry Wilson’s descriptions. What I saw on Saturday at Altadena Heritage’s tribute to Zorthian and fellow merrymaker Gus Albrecht was a thoroughly civilized affair, with nary a naked nymph in sight. Zorthian might have [...]

The Irish Are Coming… the Irish Came

The Irish Are Coming… the Irish Came

Update: The Irish came. Unbelievable sound from our Prospect Park back yard. We hosted an impromptu party with friends (adults and teens) who were going and parked at our house, then listened from a distance (but still crystal clear) to great shows by the Black-Eyed Peas and the great U2. Here’s the best local’s report [...]

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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