Tag Archives: Pasadena

The 2016 Occasional Doo Dah Parade: What Did That Look Like?!

Over the last few years the Occasional Doo Dah Parade has migrated from winterish, to springish and has currently settled in the fall. Doo Dah is always the carnival of the absurd where anything that can be imagined can manifest … Continue reading

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Occasionally, (A Photo Gallery of) The 2015 Doo Dah Parade!

Occasionally, the Doo Dah Parade occurs in Pasadena to thrill the throngs of iconoclasts and enthusiasts of camp! This year was no different as the parade officially brought festive mayhem on Colorado Boulevard, starting around 11am. A barrage of corn tortillas … Continue reading

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Offbeat L.A.: Highway to Hell- The Mysterious Devil’s Gate Dam in Pasadena

“When I was sweet sixteen I was the juke box queen Down in Devil Gate Drive I led the angel pack on the road to sin… Down in Devil Gate Drive” – 1974 Suzi Quatro song It is highly unlikely … Continue reading

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The Meat District Co: This ain’t the Outback, Mate

The Australians are invading! First Garlo’s Aussie Pie Shop opened up in Westwood, and now Meat District Co. is bringing giant hunks of beef to Old Town Pasadena. Platinum Restaurant Group, which has already colonized Australia with North African and Moroccan cuisine, … Continue reading

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Offbeat L.A.: Stop and Smell the Roses- The Floats of the Pasadena Rose Parade

Sometimes I am overwhelmed by the technicolor luminosity of our city. The colors so saturated that it sometimes feels as if this place is a surreal universe. Are we in Oz? Wonderland? Or is this just the fortunate backyard of … Continue reading

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Offbeat L.A.: The Bunny Museum… A Strange Collection in Pasadena

One of the most amazing things about living in Los Angeles is the sheer number of eclectic and eccentric people. Outsiders may view our city as a place of wealth, glamour and glitz, but just a slight scratch of the surface, … Continue reading

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Make Music Pasadena June 16

The free, all ages festival Make Music Pasadena takes place June 16 from 11am till 11pm, at many different stages in downtown Pasadena. The still growing line-up includes Grimes, Cults, Dengue Fever, Electric Guest, Ozma, No, Happy Hollows and Correatown. … Continue reading

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Pasadena Burgers: Hamburger Hamlet

Entering the Hamburger Hamlet at lunchtime, I was immediately struck by the moribund air about the place. It’s too bad, because the high red booths in the back are as hip and elegant as any steakhouse. We discovered why it … Continue reading

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Fabalous Foot Reflexology in Pasadena

Have you ever really needed a massage, but couldn’t afford to dish out 50 to 70 bucks? I have an the answer for you that is going to literally knock your socks off — Foot Reflexology! Whatever that means. Reflexology has been a chair … Continue reading

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