October 27, 2013 |
A glass-enclosed atrium sits inside the entrance of this contemporary-style house set on one-and-a-half park-like acres near Pasadena's Langham Huntington hotel. Mature trees, flowering gardens, an orchid greenhouse and winding paths are among features of the grounds. Location: 1446 Hillcrest Ave., Pasadena 91106 Asking price: $5.8 million Year built: 1966 Architectural firm: Hunter & Benedict, Architects House size: Five bedrooms, five bathrooms, about 6,000 square feet Lot size: 1.47 acres Features: Living and family room fireplaces, wet bar, swimming pool, rose gardens, stamped-concrete driveway, motor court, mountain views About the area: In the first half of the year, 60 single-family homes sold in the 91106 ZIP Code at a median price of $1.075 million, according to DataQuick.
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October 26, 2013 |
Los Angeles County flood control officials presented several options for removing built-up debris and mud from a basin above Devil's Gate Dam in northern Pasadena in a draft environmental impact report released Thursday. The basin became choked by mud and debris after the 2009 Station fire and storms that followed. Flood control officials have warned for years that the buildup compromises the dam's ability to contain debris and floodwater in another major storm. Officials say locations downstream from the dam along the Arroyo Seco that could be in danger of flooding include the Rose Bowl, 110 Freeway, neighborhoods in Pasadena and South Pasadena, and the northeastern Los Angeles communities of Highland Park, Hermon, Montecito Heights, Mount Washington and Cypress Park.
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October 24, 2013 |
A black bear wandered alarmingly close to the 210 Freeway in Pasadena on Thursday as wildlife officials and other authorities tried to tranquilize it and take it back into the forest. The bear -- estimated to be 3 years old and weigh 275 pounds -- was first reported about 3:30 p.m. near Cleveland Elementary School at 524 Palisades St., California Fish and Wildlife spokesman Andrew Hughan said. Television footage showed the bear going through yards and the Brookside Golf Course as it wandered closer to the freeway.
October 23, 2013 |
The number 168 sounds a little like a phrase meaning "fortune forever" when you say it in Mandarin, which is why the San Gabriel Valley is littered with establishments named things like 168 Market and 168 Garden. In Old Town Pasadena, 168 is a fusion restaurant in the patio where Villa Sorriso used to be, which is to say it serves populist, if routine, takes on California rolls, gyoza , kurobuta ramen, miso cod and Thai fried rice, accompanied by imaginative, if watery, soju-based cocktails.
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October 11, 2013 |
A police officer shot and wounded a man Friday after he brandished a gun during a foot pursuit in Pasadena, authorities said. Two patrol officers tried to make contact with a pedestrian about 10 a.m. when he ran into a housing complex near West Hammond Street and Sunset Avenue, Pasadena Police Lt. Tracey Ibarra said. As officers chased the man, identified as Paris Holloway, 23, of Pasadena, he pulled out a handgun, Ibarra said. One of the pursuing officers opened fire, hitting him several times, she said.
October 11, 2013 |
According to scent stylist Ashley Kessler, the ancient Egyptians believed smell contained the "essence of a soul. " Which makes me wonder: Why are perfumes today mass-produced, commercially marketed and packaged in uniform, glittery bottles? Entrepreneur Nicole Winnaman and celebrity perfumer Sarah Horowitz have answered the question with Original Scent, one of several local businesses that specialize in custom fragrance. I recently visited Original Scent, located at Winnaman's Pasadena lifestyle store Nikki West , to meet with Kessler, a senior scent stylist.
October 8, 2013 |
Craftsman Weekend 2013 yet again sets out to prove that Pasadena's Arts and Crafts heritage goes beyond well known landmarks such as the Gamble House. This year Craftsman Weekend , run by the preservation group Pasadena Heritage from Oct. 18 to 20, will include an architectural bus tour in Altadena, a Craftsman furnishings exposition and receptions at historic sites not regularly open to the public. Although tickets to several workshops have sold out, many other events during the three-day celebration are still available to Arts and Crafts fans: Oct. 18 The Historic Churches Walking Tour covers Pasadena's Gothic Mission Revival and contemporary churches, long a hit with film crews.
October 6, 2013
BOLIVIA Presentation Author Isabel Suppé will read from "Starry Night," based on her real-life experience involving an 1,100-foot fall while ice-climbing in the Bolivian Andes. When, where: 7:30 p.m. Monday at Distant Lands, 20 S. Raymond Ave., Pasadena. Admission, info: Free. RSVP to (626) 449-3220. BACKPACKING Seminar Backpacker Magazine's Get Out More Tour will cover tips on backpacking essentials, equipment, survival skills and more. When, where: 7 p.m. Thursday at the Adventure 16 store, 11161 W. Pico Blvd., Los Angeles.
October 2, 2013 |
Three-on-three street basketball returns to Southern California on Saturday with the Hoop It Up tournament at Pasadena La Salle. Teams for 16-18U, 14-15U and 11-12 U are available. Two-on-team teams for 10U also can compete. Eric.firstname.lastname@example.org
September 27, 2013 |
This post has been updated. See note below for details. As a rule, composers of musicals are happy about any productions anywhere of their work. But Mike Stoller, the surviving half of the fabled songwriting team of Leiber and Stoller, is particularly excited about the Pasadena Playhouse's impending revival of "Smokey Joe's Café," the jukebox musical built around more than three dozen of the signature hits he and longtime partner Jerry Leiber cranked out in the 1950s and 1960s.