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Reenactment Honors All Pasadena-Area Military Deaths in Civil War Salute on Memorial Day

Civil War soldiers will come to life again as volunteers don authentic military garb and pay honor to all veterans with a barrels-high gun salute on Memorial Day at Mountain View Cemetery. Volunteers will dress in Union and Confederate garb to celebrate all veterans but paying homage to the oft-forgotten Civil War veterans in a gun salute. Daughters — and sons — of Union and Confederate soldiers…

Historic Preservation Commission Considers Special Designations for Two Significant Pasadena Homes on Tuesday

Members of Pasadena’s Historic Preservation Commission will drive to two homes in the City on Tuesday, September 4, as part of their evaluation process before acting on proposals to designate one of the homes as…

Five Fascinating Stories About Pasadena You Probably Didn’t Know

It’s no secret that Pasadena has a storied history of space-age wonders, cinematic backdrops, and beautiful tree-lined neighborhoods, but what about the quirkier aspects that often go unheeded in a city which turns 132 years…

Baseball Signed by Babe Ruth Stored for Fifty Years in Pasadena Basement Now Up for Auction

Image credit: Lelands.com A baseball that Babe Ruth autographed in Los Angeles in 1927 and gave to father-and-son Fern Ambrose and Fern Gramer Yarbrough when the “Bambino” was in town to shoot a silent movie…

The Other-Worldly Exhibit That Puts Pasadena at the Epicenter of All Things Science Fiction Opens Today with Free Intergalactic Party

It’s no surprise that Pasadena is synonymous with space travel and cosmic collaborations on a global scale thanks to innovative institutions such as Caltech and Jet Propulsion Laboratory, but some experts go farther and claim…

Rose Bowl Wins Historic Preservation Award

Pasadena’s Rose Bowl Stadium has been named one of nine recipients of the Los Angeles Conservancy’s 37th Annual Preservation Awards, which recognize achievement in the…

After 40 Years, Pasadena Heritage Continues to Watchdog Aggressive Development, Mansionization, and More

After 40 years working to preserve historic structures and the culture of the community, Pasadena Heritage hosts its Annual Meeting tonight to look back on…

Take A Virtual Stroll of Pasadena’s Neighborhoods, Shaped by the Wealthy, the Railroad, and the Vacationers

Different eras of Pasadena’s past are visible in the architecture found in all corners of town and one local historian says that city would look…

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s First Visit to Pasadena, in 1958, Was to the Caltech Y

Photo: Image courtesy Caltech Y Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was to visit Pasadena three times. His very first visit came in the winter of…

“My City” Looks Back at History to Guide the Way Forward to Pasadena’s Future

Passionate Pasadenans with a common desire to stay involved in how the city evolves gathered last Sunday at a private home and listened to local architect and urbanist David Robert Wolf as he told the story of how generations of residents have kept the spirit of “City Beautiful” alive for over a century here in the City of Roses. Wolf, who grew up in a home in the shadow of the Colorado Street Bridge, has dedicated much personal effort to keeping Pasadenans reminded about the efforts of early residents in shaping what Pasadena was, is and will be in the…

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