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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 [...]

Cyclists swarm Pasadena on Saturday

Cyclists swarm Pasadena on Saturday

The Amgen Tour cyclists hit Pasadena tomorrow for their final leg of the annual race, which travels much of the length of California and ends at the Rose Bowl sometime around 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, February 21. Even though Lance Armstrong isn’t riding at full speed, excitement is high, and the crowds will be plentiful around [...]

The Blogs Report…

The Blogs Report…

News and views from some of the local blogs and sites we follow: Valet parking in Eagle Rock? My, how times change!  theeastsiderla.com A Pasadena couple comes up with a quality hand soap made from biodiesel.  coolhunting.com Why do we live here? This photo about sums it up. Glimpses of South Pasadena A wee little [...]

Death of an Oak

Death of an Oak

Our friend Ann Erdman, Pasadena’s public information officer, reported today on her blog about the death of one of urban Pasadena’s most impressive oaks. Read about it here.

The Koi Sale of All Koi Sales

The Koi Sale of All Koi Sales

We stopped by Koi the other day, in search of a particular purse. No luck with the purse, but wow! The current sale is the best one they’ve ever had. We saw racks and racks and racks of fabulous stuff, all marked down, some two and three times; we spied dress-up tops for $20, hip [...]

Around Town

Around Town

Here’s a photo of the water gushing into a pool in the Arroyo from our Wednesday dog walk, a day after the last rainstorm ended. Should be a torrent by the time this coming one ends. From the local blogosphere: • Sad to say goodbye to CrepeVine, where we had a memorable New Year’s Eve [...]

Your Favorite Hometown Businesses

Your Favorite Hometown Businesses

Vroman’s is having a contest they’re calling the Local Business Smackdown, and after its blog readers nominated favorites in all sorts of categories, the list of nominees is now down to the finalists. Go to the blog to cast your vote by Friday, February 20. Some of the finalist choices are odd, especially in the [...]

State of the City: the Bogaard Speech

State of the City: the Bogaard Speech

It’s understandable if you missed Mayor Bill Bogaard’s annual State of the City speech on January 22nd — after all, it was just two days after President Obama’s inauguration, and I know on the 22nd all of us at Hometown Pasadena were still having trouble focusing on anything that didn’t involve national unity, hope for America’s [...]

A Laugh with Sandra Tsing Loh

A Laugh with Sandra Tsing Loh

We don’t always catch Sandra Tsing Loh’s “The Loh Life” on KPCC, but we did today, and it was damn funny. If you have a Real One player, you can hear it right here: 20090209_features15 If you don’t, here’s the KPCC link:  www.scpr.org

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