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Happy Earth Day

Happy Earth Day

We got ourselves a picture-perfect Earth Day here in the SG Valley, and the heat is much more manageable today, so we at Hometown Pasadena hope you can get into a little nature today. Some of us started our morning with our usual Wednesday dog walk in the Arroyo; here are a couple of photos. [...]

Old Pasadena & Civic Center Architectural Walk

Old Pasadena & Civic Center Architectural Walk

This weekend’s architectural walk, which comes from the pages of Hometown Pasadena (the book), is a walk through Old Pasadena to the Civic Center. We’d recommend doing this walk first thing in the morning, before the shoppers and slow-walkers fill the sidewalks. Old Pasadena Historic District & Civic Center You’ll never stop locals from calling [...]

It's Time For Dodger Baseball!

It's Time For Dodger Baseball!

I grew up to the sound of Vin Scully’s voice. This man is an extra grandfather to every Dodger fan. He’s a legend. I am not the only kid who grew up with this man – he has been broadcasting Dodger games for half a century. He started more than 50 years ago when the [...]

Prospect Park Architectural Walk

Prospect Park Architectural Walk

Here’s a fine outing for this spring Easter/Passover weekend: an architectural walk in Pasadena’s historic Prospect Park neighborhood, on the eastern bank of the Arroyo Seco above the Rose Bowl.  Prospect Park This area, designed as a housing development in 1906, boasts Sylvanus Marston clinker-brick portals on Orange Grove at Prospect Boulevard. Mature camphor trees create [...]

Pasadena Bar Bets

Pasadena Bar Bets

The things you learn when you least expect it… I spoke at Pasadena Rotary the other day, and longtime member Nat Read warmed up the crowd first, as he apparently does every week. Read is the author of a very fine new book called Don Benito Wilson: From Mountain Man to Mayor, published by my [...]

Literary Festival Hits Pasadena

Literary Festival Hits Pasadena

As home to one of the county’s best bookstores and many accomplished writers, Pasadena has always been a literary place. But it’s never had a literary event of its own, until last Saturday’s Pasadena Literary Festival of Women Authors, which took place at the Pasadena Senior Center. As typically happens with such productions, the idea [...]

Ode to Spring: Arlington Garden

Ode to Spring: Arlington Garden

I know it might seem like we spend a lot of time going on about Arlington Garden here at Hometown Pasadena, but there’s a good reason for that: It’s flippin’ amazing. Plus I drive by it every day, and it brings a wee bit of joy every time. A true community effort, founded, created and [...]

Lower Arroyo Seco Architectural Walk

Lower Arroyo Seco Architectural Walk

Here’s another architectural walk from the pages of Hometown Pasadena, just in time for the weekend. Lower Arroyo Seco & San Rafael This pastoral residential area has retained many of its lovely homes, though the elaborate and fanciful Busch Gardens closed in 1937, its 30 acres subdivided and developed with California ranch houses. The famed “Millionaire’s [...]

Polkatots Wins L.A. Cupcake Challenge

Polkatots Wins L.A. Cupcake Challenge

  Pasadena’s very own Polkatots, a new spot fairly hidden on Lake at Orange Grove, walked away with two out of three first-place prizes at the 2009 Cupcake Challenge, a sold-out event last weekend at the Hollywood Renaissance Hotel. The goal was to find Southern California’s best cupcakes, and Polkatots’ amazing dulce de leche cupcakes [...]

Fatal Accident in La Canada

Fatal Accident in La Canada

A car carrier (a big rig carrying vehicles) lost control coming down Angeles Crest Highway early last night and crashed into several cars and finally Flintridge Bookstore and Coffeehouse. Two people are dead and many injured. Click here to read the story on the Pasadena Star-News, and here to read the Valley Sun’s report.

Gooden Open House Saturday, January 11

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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