The Pasadena Marathon Infiltrated

The Pasadena Marathon Infiltrated

[NOTE: The following is a repost of an entry written about the 2009 Pasadena Marathon.  The 2011 Marathon was held yesterday.  And just like in 2008 and 2009, the Almighty again expressed his displeasure with the event by ensuring a miserable, rainy morning.  When will these foolish mortals learn??] “Apres nous, le deluge” (“After us, […]

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Areas To Avoid In Pasadena – South Of The 210 Edition

Areas To Avoid In Pasadena – South Of The 210 Edition

Roll up your windows and lock your doors!  Even our beloved, beautiful Pasadena has its spots to avoid. These are areas you need to to steer clear of, or at least to turn your car radio up for. A TASTE OF THE VALLEY IN PASADENA – ROSEMEAD BLVD This area is noted for the frequency […]

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Welcome To Pasadena Snob

Welcome To Pasadena Snob

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Pasadena Mystery Spots!

Pasadena Mystery Spots!

Pasadena is one of the most ancient areas of Los Angeles (incorporated 1886 A.D.), and as such it contains many mystery spots.  Located on the Ring Of Fire, within the mystical West Coast, it should be no surprise. East coast joke:  Why is California like trail mix? Answer:  Because it’s all flakes, fruits, and nuts. […]

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East Pasadena Explained

East Pasadena Explained

East Pasadena encompasses everything east of Hill Avenue.  If you live in this area, it’s ok – just don’t tell anyone. Major architectural themes involve concrete and car dealerships, although there are a few hidden gems. LOCAL ARCHETYPE: PLANET TARGET No, this isn’t a view of Burbank airport taken from the runway.  This is a […]

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The Abomination at 115 E. Del Mar Blvd

The Abomination at 115 E. Del Mar Blvd

A plague of awful condo development is bad enough.  But then, one day, appeared the Abomination; a hideous apartment megadevelopment oppressing the intersection of Del Mar and Raymond.  Right in the very heart of Pasadena! Who gave the permit?  Who allowed this to happen?  Who will stop the condo development madness, lest Pasadena turn into […]

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