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Mt. Waterman Lives!

Mt. Waterman Lives!

Our friends Steve Ellison and Sue Smrekar have been sending reports and photos from Pasadena’s own backyard mountain, Waterman, which is back in action this season after being shut down for a few years. It’s open only on weekends, but so far it hasn’t been crowded at all, and the snow’s been fantastic, as evidenced [...]

Lots Happening Around Town

Lots Happening Around Town

Trails restoring, trees in peril, books worth reading… here’s what’s happening that you should know about: Imperiled public trees may be spared after all: Pasadena Star-News Stimulus money? One of our favorite trails, closed since the slides of 2005, is finally being repaired: Altadenablog.com Prospect Park Books had no idea there was a gallery right [...]

Posts Around Pasadena

Posts Around Pasadena

A few things worth reading from around our cybersphere: Larry Wilson wades into the how-we-define-our-neighborhoods issue raised by the Los Angeles Times:   Pasadena Star-News A new blog is aiming to get lots of public participation on issues of development, design, sustainability and perfecting the general plan for the city of Pasadena:  Pasadena InSight Curbed L.A. [...]

Pasadena's Scariest Restaurant?

Pasadena's Scariest Restaurant?

Our friend Pat Saperstein, proprietor of Eatingla.com, is having a contest to find L.A.’s scariest restaurant. Check it out by clicking here. Even though I’m not eligible to win, as the publisher of the grand prize (EAT: Los Angeles), I had to enter anyway just because of my years-long fascination with the very scary-looking Danny’s on [...]

Winter Is our Spring

Winter Is our Spring

The other day Los Angeles Times columnist Hector Tobar wrote a lovely piece on the beauty of the L.A. basin in wintertime, and what this time of year means to us natives. If you missed it, read it here. He really captured it: the joys of the clean air, the views, the snow on the [...]

Posts From Our Pals

Posts From Our Pals

Here are a few things we wanted to share: Our friend Petrea at Pasadena Daily Photo finds a bargain: pasadenadailyphoto.com A JPL guy blows our mind: What is dark matter? JPL Blog Our pal Scott Timberg, one of the many ex-L.A. Times folks around here, writes for the New York Times about the rise and [...]

Vroman's Names Best Local Businesses

Vroman's Names Best Local Businesses

The Vroman’s blog just concluded a voter-driven contest to choose some of Pasadena’s best businesses. Plenty of our favorites made the cut, including: Best Coffee Shop: Jones Coffee Best Gift Shop: Motif Best Bar: Lucky Baldwin’s Best Specialty Bookstore: Book Alley … and a bunch more. Click here for the details.

Update on Pasadena Shooting

Update on Pasadena Shooting

Here’s an update from LAist on last week’s fatal shooting of a 38-year-old man named Leroy Barnes by Pasadena police officers. We happened by about an hour after it happened and have never seen so many police vehicles in one place before. Drove by again yesterday (the site is just off Washington near Lincoln, part [...]

Lance & Levi at the Rose Bowl

Lance & Levi at the Rose Bowl

Just back from walking down to the Rose Bowl to watch the cyclists complete the Amgen Tour of California. My neighbor Elizabeth shot this photo of the main pack. Lance Armstrong is in the blue and gold with the yellow-and-black helmet, second from the left. He and his colleagues were riding to protect winner Levi [...]

Altadenablog reports: Vroman's trees down, festival postponed

Altadenablog reports: Vroman's trees down, festival postponed

Check out today’s post from the very fine altadenablog — under the cover of night, the city of Pasadena cut down the controversial trees in front of Vroman’s. And although this morning’s Black History Month parade is going on now, the afternoon festival will be rescheduled, due to tensions over the police shooting on Thursday [...]

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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