Author Archives: Deb Smith

Cruel World 2023: A Report from the Front

Cruel World 2023, with a stellar line-up of new wave, punk, and goth 80’s bands,┬ácame to Brookside Golf Course in Pasadena on May 20th. Headliners included Siouxsie, Iggy Pop, Billy Idol, Love and Rockets, Echo and the Bunnymen, Human League … Continue reading

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Fighting to Preserve the Googie Architectural Features of Covina Bowl

Preservation of our historic buildings, including Googie-style buildings from the mid-century, can be a huge challenge/ The need for housing in Los Angeles may also worsen the problem. If it were not for architectural preservationists like Adriene Biondo, who has … Continue reading

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