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Some Posts for Pasadena

Some Posts for Pasadena

No time to post much today — we’re spending the day paying our respects to Sue Campoy, whose memorial service is at Holy Family Church in South Pasadena. But here are a few things worth checking out: • It’s election day in Pasadena, and three city council seats are up for grabs. Don’t forget to [...]

Susan Campoy Passes On

Susan Campoy Passes On

I just posted this on Eat-la.com, and for obvious reasons it bears running on Hometown-Pasadena.com, too: I am sorrowed to report the death of Sue Campoy, the founder and chef at Julienne. I’ve been working with Sue these last several months to help her write her upcoming cookbook, Celebrating with Julienne, which was produced and designed by [...]

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 [...]

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