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Welcome to the "New" Hometown Pasadena

Welcome to the "New" Hometown Pasadena

Since we published the first edition of Hometown Pasadena in the fall of 2006, we’ve experimented with a few online platforms in the quest to find the one that best suited the personality, information, intelligence and, well, hometown-ness of the book. Today we launch the Third Time’s a Charm version of Hometown-Pasadena.com, and this time we [...]

Maira Kalman's Latest

Maira Kalman's Latest

This has nothing directly to do with Pasadena, but everything to do with the ideals of life in a small town or small city — a small town like, say, Sierra Madre, or a small city like, say, Pasadena. And besides, all my friends in Pasadena adore Maira Kalman. So in case you missed her [...]

Oak Knoll Walk

Oak Knoll Walk

Now that spring is rolling in, it’s time to pull out your walking shoes and hit the streets for a weekend walk. This is the first in a series of walks and hikes around the Pasadena area adapted from Hometown Pasadena — we’ll be posting one a weekend for the next couple of months. So the [...]

Beautiful Science

Beautiful Science

I have been going to the Huntington for my entire life. In high school my friends and I would borrow my family’s membership card and study for finals on the lawns. Perfect place to study and procrastinate. I’ve been there a million times, so I’m pretty used to it. So you can understand my excitement [...]

Delilah Meets Her Match

Delilah Meets Her Match

Been awhile, but Delilah is just over five months old. She was 8.6 pounds the day we brought her home and is weighing in at 36 pounds today.  She still has an astonishing amount of energy — happily walking many miles a day, and then making her route in circles around the yard at breakneck [...]

Kitchen Gardens for Everyone

Kitchen Gardens for Everyone

Some call them Victory Gardens, but we prefer the term “kitchen garden.” Whatever they’re called, everyone suddenly wants one, including Michelle Obama. The Obamas will have a professional team and a serious budget to create their kitchen garden, but we San Gabriel Valleyites have one thing they don’t have: A near-perfect growing climate. Although there [...]

Explosion in Pasadena

Explosion in Pasadena

It’s Monday afternoon, March 16th, and if you’re hearing the helicopters and seeing the traffic in southwest Pasadena (we’re watching it all out our office window), it’s because there was an explosion at Californian Linen (the former Dy-Dee Diaper) on California at Raymond. Three men are reportedly seriously injured and are at Huntington. If you’re [...]

County Spraying Pesticides in the Arroyo

County Spraying Pesticides in the Arroyo

Every Wednesday morning a group of friends and I meet in the Lower Arroyo parking lot (by the Casting Pond) for a dog walk. Many of us also walk there regularly on our own. If you’ve spent any time in the Arroyo in recent years, you don’t need to be told why we love it, more [...]

A Local We Wish We'd Known

A Local We Wish We'd Known

Obituaries are showing up all over cyberspace for South Pasadena resident George Hedges, known as the Indiana Jones of entertainment lawyers. He was just 57, a victim of melanoma, and he leaves his wife, Christy, and two sons. Read about his remarkable life—including a masters degree in classical music, a passion for archaeology that took [...]

Pasadena Turns Out in Force for Sue Campoy

Pasadena Turns Out in Force for Sue Campoy

“With good friends and good food on the board, and good wine in the pitcher, we may well ask when shall we live if not now?” — M.F.K. Fisher, as quoted in the memorial program for Susan Barbara Jolly Campoy  If ever there was a testimonial for why many of us choose in live and/or [...]

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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