Talk of Our Towns


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 [...]

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 [...]

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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