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Pasadena Hiking Pacers Announce Post-Hike Chili Cook-Off Fundraiser

Tuesday, June 19, 2012 | 8:22 pm

As part of a fundraising program to benefit the local hiking group, the Pasadena Hiking Pacers will be holding a Chili Cook-Off Competition after the June 24, scheduled climb to the Hollywood Sign. The climb itself is a pleasant trek with a roundtrip distance... More »


The Happiest Place in Town?

Saturday, August 22, 2009 | 12:14 pm

  Warren, Itsy and Bobby Ota There is a store on North Lincoln Avenue which gives Disneyland some real competition when it comes to being “the happiest place on Earth.”  At Johnny’s Sport Shop, three generations of a single family have served several generat... More »


City Publishes Map of Recreational, Cultural Offerings in Arroyo Seco

Thursday, July 16, 2009 | 7:53 am

Q: What has a pond for casting, a pool for Olympics training, and basins to catch rainfall? A: Arroyo Seco, a stream course and canyon that runs from the San Gabriel Mountains to the Los Angeles River . Free, full-color maps are now available to help Pasadena ... More »


Setting Gears In Motion

Friday, July 10, 2009 | 6:19 am

Mountain bikers of all ages and ability levels will be tearing through the San Gabriel Mountains later this month when Naked Crow hosts the third annual Mountain Bike Challenge on July 26. Naked Crow founders David Smith and Ken Marshall, former president and ... More »


Trailing a Safe Hike

Wednesday, July 1, 2009 | 3:19 pm

One of the greatest perks of living in the Pasadena area is its close proximity to nature areas. With a series of hiking trails, flowing creeks and other forms of outdoor recreation readily accessible to local residents, the urge to take advantage of such reso... More »


Sun, Sand, and Surf City

Wednesday, June 10, 2009 | 3:51 pm

  A short vacation was needed, somewhere to decompress for a couple of days. But where? Why not close-by Huntington Beach? I’m originally from Long Beach so I know about HB, that funky town to the south with quaint little beach houses, a pier and all-that-i... More »


A Healthy Barbecue?

Monday, May 18, 2009 | 3:24 pm

A fun weekend barbecue is a great way to enjoy nice weather, spend time with friends and family, and just relax.  But in some cases, a barbecue can turn into an unhealthy meal.  Hot dogs, hamburgers, chips, coleslaw, potato salad, and baked beans, all delici... More »


Fishing Tips For Beginners

Monday, April 27, 2009 | 7:26 pm

If you are new to fishing you might be overwhelmed by the amount of information you are presented with. There are numerous sources of fishing information from books, shops, friends and family, the Internet and many others. Don’t be intimidated by it all. Inste... More »


4 Steps To Finding The Best Vacation Rentals

Monday, April 27, 2009 | 7:20 pm

Finding the best vacation rentals is all about knowing what you want, being willing to put in the search time, tapping your resources and booking early. Keep reading for some tips and hints that will show you how to find the best vacation rentals for your next... More »


Everything for the Runner and a Whole Lot More

Tuesday, March 31, 2009 | 1:57 pm

Looking for a device that can replace a running coach? Technologically engineered socks? “Run With Us,” a ten-year-old Pasadena running store on North Lake Avenue stocks both – as well as a host of other running supplies you never knew you needed. Add to the... More »