Welcome to hometown-pasadena.com, the companion blog/website to the bestselling book Hometown Pasadena 2009.2010. Check in regularly (add us to your RSS reader or subscribe to our mailing list!) to keep up with what’s new, what’s happening, and who’s interesting in Pasadena and the San Gabriel Valley. Regular features include Creative Types, where you’ll get to know some of our town’s most creative and interesting people via interviews, profiles and video and audio links; Eat & Drink, with new discoveries every week; Literary, short and snappy reviews of the books on our nightstands; Talk of Our Towns, where our team of writers post discoveries, observations and whatever they want to share with you; History Buff, offering intriguing tales of the San Gabriel Valley’s past; Good Deeds, where you can get involved or become inspired by those who do so much; Home and Garden, offering garden tips and information on the best home and garden tours around; Kid Stuff, directing you to family-friendly events, destinations and books; Events, our hand-picked selection of the coolest happenings around; and You Better Shop Around, spotlighting one independent retail destination twice a month.

And we’re proud to showcase twelve of our favorite local blogs, because yes, the San Gabriel Valley is rich with smart people and smart sites. Come here to discover Altadenapoint, Pasadena Daily Photo, Larry Wilson’s Public Eye, the JPL Blog, and lots more.

Both Hometown Pasadena the book and hometown-pasadena.com are labors of love from a team of locals who make the most of their hometowns. We hope you join us on the journey.

Kat Ward, writer & editor as of September 2011
Publisher as of October 2012









Colleen Dunn Bates, HP creator and publisher at Prospect Park Books


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