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For those constantly churning minds looking for inspirational artists and events, this week proves a treasure trove of creative happenings. From a pop-up Etsy shop to a wacky parade to a ... More >>
This week's dance events include the arrival of nouveau circus Traces and the 6th Annual Pasadena Dance Festival wraps up.
5. Pasadena does festivals besides the Rose Parade
The week-long Pasadena Dance Festival peaks with a series of jam-packed shows. Up-and-coming dancemakers and their companie ... More >>
Pasadena, once the closest thing L.A. had to a food desert, is finally going through something of a renaissance. With the recent additions of Umami Burger and Float, there's also a lovely new dessert shop. Danielle Keene and business partner Linda Chen quietly opened Bittersweet Treats last Tuesday. ... More >>
Picnics are one of those civic birthrights that redeems living with traffic snarls on the 405 and celebrity divorces superseding the one minute of world event coverage on the evening news. The very bones of the tradition forged by myriad outdoor spaces, summer events, and consistently genial weather ... More >>
Opened last Saturday, Old Town Pasadena's Everson Royce is not quite a sequel to Silverlake Wine. Think character spinoff. Two out of three Silverlake Wine owners are involved; approximately 25% of the same small-production wine brands are stocked. Potential customers are greeted immediately at the ... More >>
Updated at the bottom with tips for running in the rain. First posted at 3:37 p.m. Tuesday
You thought winter was over early, but March's stormy lion will finally visit us this weekend with a strong storm that might hit during the annual L.A. Marathon Sunday.
The National Weather Service today iss ... More >>
L.A. County Sheriff's DepartmentMunnecke.Richard Allan Munnecke, the ex-Rose Parade director suspected by sheriff's investigators of murdering a Rose Parade volunteer almost a decade ago, won't be prosecuted for the crime, says the L.A. County District Attorney's office. (At least for now.)
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Updated at the bottom with an official arrest (the third since Thursday). Fire officials now count 53 blazes in the arson spree. First posted at 2:48 a.m. Monday.
The L.A. arson fires have sated the city's everlasting expectation for the criminally bizarre, but so far there's no Michael Connelly en ... More >>
Apparently the 70-foot octopus float carried by an estimated 5,000 Occupy L.A. protesters at the end of today's Rose Parade wasn't awesome enough for KTLA, the premiere local station covering the event.
Reporters gushed over marching bands, floral arrangements and even a police horse brigade led by ... More >>
Twenty Eleven has been a year of occupies. Occupations. Occupitudes. You get the idea.
Sure, the Occupy Wall Street movement has only been around since September, but since then we've been occupying all manner of whatnot like there's no tomorrow (thanks to the Mayans, there actually might not be on ... More >>
Update, January 2: "Occupy the Rose Parade: 5,000 Protesters, Giant Octopus Fail to Make Live TV."
Pasadena's annual Rose Parade is on Monday! To pre-party, we were totally planning to write about the Natural History Museum's first-ever dinosaur float, a gorgeous menagerie of T-Rexes and long-necks ... More >>
Not any more than it has been for the last four or five years, says Nico Melendez, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) spokesman for Los Angeles. And not any more than at any of L.A.'s other stations -- Metro, Greyhound, etc.
He says the CBS LA piece today on increased TSA presence at ... More >>
Several weeks ago, an Occupy offshoot announced plans to "Occupy the Rose Parade."Today the group is boasting that the dowdy old Tournament of Roses has given "permission" to Occupy to "join the parade."Victory! Except, no.
Paula DeenPeek-a-boo, y'all.In the spirit of the season, we thought we'd go through 2011 Rose Parade Grand Marshal Paula Deen's rich, buttery collection of online holiday recipes and highlight a few stand-outs. Deen is the author of cookbooks, magazines and hosts "Paula's Best Dishes" on the ... More >>
Alhambra SourceAs the bedraggled Occupy L.A. encampment slowly drains (on its own accord, but under well-planned pressure from the LAPD and City Hall), and attempts to Occupy UCLA have been uprooted by the increasingly despised UC Police Department (did you see that militant line of riot poli ... More >>
Though they've arguably got bigger things to worry about right now -- like where in the world they're going to live, come LAPD eviction -- Occupy L.A. organizers are chattering about another big day of action on December 12: Occupy Ports. (And they'll have to recuperate by January 2, when they plan ... More >>
OWS got puns.Ah, the Rose Parade. That fresh, floral, ferociously American march of Girl Scouts and City Councilmembers and high-school tuba nerds -- who, every New Year's, make Pasadena's main drag into a 1950s-era celebration of tissue-paper patriotism, and the center of the televised natio ... More >>
Lina LecaroWord bubble bunch at Doo Dah 2011
Uniformed marching bands, ma$$ive floats, robotic waving beauty queens... snooze. Parades can be so predictable. But Doo Dah is different (and we mean that in more ways than one). The self-proclaimed "twisted sister" to Pasadena's other more famou ... More >>