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Scenes from the Post-Fire San Gabriels

Scenes from the Post-Fire San Gabriels

Our friend Steve Elkins, a documentary filmmaker and cameraman, shared some terrific photos from a bike ride in the San Gabriels. They’re both beautiful and a little haunting. Steve and his Sunday-morning cycling group rode up the Arroyo Seco Trail (aka the JPL Trail) and on the Brown Mountain Trail. Thanks to Steve for taking [...]

A Date with Your Ear

A Date with Your Ear

Kudos to the student-staffed, student-run Agency @ Art Center for this clever promo spot for the Pasadena Symphony, which is gearing up for its new season (first concert October 24). We spotted it on YouTube, via a Facebook post. In addition to launching this spot, Pasadena Symphony and Pops has just launched a new website. [...]

Pasadena in the NY Times

Pasadena in the NY Times

Bruce Nauman’s work of skywriting art over west Pasadena last weekend made the New York Times — you can read about one of the several viewing gatherings, this one at Molly Munger and Steve English’s house in San Rafael, by clicking here or on the photo below:

Who Knew Californians Love Pig Racing?

Who Knew Californians Love Pig Racing?

Besides giving us a blessed three days off, Labor Day weekend brought the opening of the L.A. County Fair. I love the fair, always have. I love the looks on city faces when they realize how big a pig really is. I love the pointlessness of putting everything on a stick, of deep frying everything [...]

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 [...]

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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