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Check Out Our Concierge

Check Out Our Concierge

Okay, greater Pasadenans — and yes, we mean you up in Altadena and you down in South Pas and you over in Eagle Rock or Sierra Madre — we want you to know about a resource that until now has been too hidden on our site. It’s called Concierge, and it’s basically Angie’s List, except [...]

PMCA Scores with a Triple Header

PMCA Scores with a Triple Header

A triple-exhibit opening at the Pasadena Museum of California Art is bringing one of the most appealing shows in years to town. The headline exhibit is devoted to the work of California painter Wayne Thiebaud, with a survey of more than 100 of his works, from his famed bakery paintings to lesser-known landscapes and still [...]

Tom Gammill Visits the New Yorker

Tom Gammill Visits the New Yorker

Altadena funny guy Tom Gammill, creator of the Doozies comic strip, a Simpsons writer and a regular YouTube video producer, took his Doozies show to the other coast recently, visiting the hallowed halls of the New Yorker to see about getting published. Will he be hanging out with George Booth and sharing cover time with Roz [...]

Computer Giveaway Helps Local Kids

Computer Giveaway Helps Local Kids

Snaps are due to John Stephens, our first assistant here at Hometown Pasadena and now the editor of the Pasadena Indepedent and its sister weeklies. He got to thinking about the One Laptop Per Child program, which provides computers for kids in developing nations, and wondered about the many kids right here in the San [...]

Post-Fire Roundup

Post-Fire Roundup

Our colleagues in the local blogosphere have been busy posting about life in the San Gabriels after the Station Fire. Here are a few reports worth checking out. And yes, that is ash that’s covering your car and your patio furniture — the dry and dreaded Santa Ana conditions are redistributing the white stuff all [...]

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 [...]

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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