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tour bungalows, the famed blacker house and more at craftsman weekend in pasaden


fans of all things craftsman, prepare to swoon over the latest craftsman weekend oct. 26-29, a celebration of pasadena’s unique contributions to the american arts and crafts movement. the 40th event, sponsored by the nonprofit preservation group pasadena heritage, will include tours of significant...






look inside this one-of-a-kind home during the pasadena heritage spring home tou


tour the restored case study house no. 10 in pasadena, the city’s only home designed for the landmark residential architecture experiment, as part of the pasadena heritage modern works spring home tour on march 26. the three-level home, constructed in 1947 on a sloping corner lot in the san rafael...






1906 craftsman makes a pointed statement in south pasadena


a sweeping, high-pitched gable and bump-out transom window give this fern-hued craftsman in south pasadena its unique appearance. beyond the wide front porch are living spaces with hardwood floors, rolled ceilings and arched doorways. a stainless steel wolf range and two-toned cabinetry are among...






glendale home tour illustrates the many moods of craftsman design


glendale is known for its stunning spanish architecture, but the city is also home to a large collection of single-family craftsman homes that were built between 1900 and 1925. after world war ii, many of the craftsman homes were demolished due to the development of large apartment buildings, a...






explore pasadena's bungalow heaven on forthcoming home tour


get ready to explore pasadena’s charming bungalow heaven neighborhood during the 28th annual home tour of the landmark district on april 30. during the self-guided walking tour, visitors will be invited inside several early 20th century bungalow homes. keeping with this year’s theme of “it’s all...






good times but crowds, too, in pasadena this weekend


pasadena officials are warning residents and visitors that they’ll have a lot of company this weekend with multiple events, including u2 concerts and a road race, expected to draw thousands to the city. u2 will perform at the rose bowl on saturday and sunday. “expect full houses both nights,” warns...






early venice craftsman conceals modern upgrades


this 1910 craftsman house in venice has the warmth and character of the era but has benefited from updates such as new framing, a new foundation and new plumbing and electrical systems. wooden built-ins, diamond-pane windows and a tile-surround fireplace keep the interiors firmly rooted in the...






weekend top 10: famed artist opens historic bay area show


famed french artist sophie calle's biggest u.s. show yet and the earworm musical "mamma mia!" top my weekend top 10 list of stuff to do in the bay area.






105-year-old craftsman stands its ground in jefferson park


set on a cul-de-sac in the jefferson park historic preservation overlay zone, this well-preserved craftsman-style house dates to 1912. the centrally located home retains its signature exterior details. inside, there are modern upgrades to the kitchen and bathrooms. address: 2524 11th ave., los...






locals question remodel of historic home of irvin tabor, the chauffeur of venice


irvin tabor, an african american from louisiana, was the chauffeur and confidant of developer abbott kinney, an eccentric cigar magnate who founded the community of venice. for years, tabor and his family lived in a cluster of craftsman-style bungalows he built in the 600 block of westminster avenue...






locals question remodel of historic home of irvin tabor, the chauffeur of venice


irvin tabor, an african american from louisiana, was the chauffeur and confidant of developer abbot kinney, an eccentric cigar magnate who founded the community of venice. for years, tabor and his family lived in a cluster of craftsman-style bungalows he built in the 600 block of westminster avenue...






pasadena house brings that palm springs vacation vibe


rooted in the midcentury modern era, this single-story house in pasadena has taken on a more contemporary ambiance. walled and gated, the open-plan home has a large interior courtyard and a rear swimming pool and entertaining area. more than a dozen varieties of palms dot the grounds. address:...






a new pasadena boutique is dedicated to nothing but indoor house plants


danae horst recently opened the folia collective, a specialty indoor plant studio and boutique in pasadena.






man with shotgun and bag of cash is arrested leaving pasadena bank


a suspected serial bank robber was arrested this weekend as he left a wells fargo bank in pasadena carrying a shotgun and a bag full of money, authorities said. shownee smith, 41, had apparently just robbed the bank at 3701 e. foothill blvd., and police were waiting outside for him when when he...






midcentury gem in pasadena hits the market with a fresh look


this three-bedroom home in the san rafael hills of pasadena has been restored inside and out to pristine condition. listed for $1.749 million, the midcentury house sits at the end of a long driveway on a leafy lot of more than half an acre. classic architectural details and contemporary updates...






suspected bandit nabbed at pasadena bank with shotgun and bag of cash, authoriti


a suspected serial bank robber was arrested this weekend as he left a wells fargo bank in pasadena carrying a shotgun and a bag full of money, authorities said. shownee smith, 41, had apparently just robbed the bank at 3701 e. foothill blvd., and police were waiting outside for him when when he...






a tour of highclere castle, backpacking basics, walking the italian dolomites an


england presentation diz white presents a behind-the-scenes tour of “downton abbey's” highclere castle, illustrated with photography and video. when, where: 7:30 p.m. monday at distant lands, 20 s. raymond ave., pasadena. admission, info: free. rsvp to (626) 449-3220. backpacking workshop rei...






early silver lake craftsman embraces a colorful present


the year was 1917: scientist albert einstein published his first paper on cosmology, daredevil harry houdini performed his first buried alive stunt and this craftsman bungalow found its first owner. over the years, the single-story has seen a few renovations including a colorful paint job and some...






after boy disappears, scent dogs search father's home in south pasadena


investigators and scent-detecting dogs are searching the home of a south pasadena man whose 5-year-old son vanished last weekend. the los angeles county sheriff’s department began executing a search warrant friday morning at the home of aramazd andressian sr. in the 2000 block of alpha avenue,...






sears sues second craftsman vendor to maintain tool supply


sears has filed its second lawsuit in less than a month against one of its craftsman hand tools suppliers, alleging that the vendor is abruptly ending its relationship and agreeing to resume it only on terms "onerous" to the struggling hoffman estates-based retailer. for more than 50 years, western...






transitional craftsman remains rooted in venice's history


tucked behind hedges and fences on a venice walk street, this transitional craftsman was built more than a century ago by area founder and conservationist abbot kinney for his son, thornton.   the breezy two-story was later renovated and expanded in 2006 by local architect michael hricak, who added...






sears sues second craftsman vendor to maintain tool supply


sears has filed its second lawsuit in less than a month against one of its craftsman hand tools suppliers, alleging that the vendor is abruptly ending its relationship and agreeing to resume it only on terms "onerous" to the struggling hoffman estates-based retailer.meanwhile, sears announced in...






sears sues second craftsman vendor to maintain tool supply


sears has filed its second lawsuit in less than a month against one of its craftsman hand tools suppliers, alleging that the vendor is abruptly ending its relationship and agreeing to resume it only on terms "onerous" to the struggling hoffman estates-based retailer. meanwhile, sears announced...






another side of greene & greene on display in pasadena


in a departure from earlier bungalow projects, this greene & greene-designed house in pasadena marries asian and european elements in an interpretation of the california mission style. arts & craft design elements, for which charles and henry greene were known, are in adbundance. the u-shaped,...






original details, elbow room abound at altadena craftsman


this craftsman beauty in altadena is well-preserved for being in service for 104 years old. it’s also remarkably roomy at a generous 4,000-plus square feet. among the arts & crafts details are clinker bricks, deep eaves and three batchelder tile fireplaces. address: 1979 mar vista ave., altadena...






french villa-inspired home is set on 1.6 acres in pasadena


this tidy house in pasadena uses an uncommon building material for southern california: red brick. surrounded by a neatly manicured lawn, the sprawling single-story sports a french-influenced exterior dating to the 1940s and recently renovated interiors. features include custom window treatments,...






home of the week: a post-and-beam beauty in pasadena


framed by a backdrop of the san gabriel mountains, this 1970s house in pasadena is a prime example of the post-and-beam style. a long hedged driveway leads to a motor court and the home’s wooden double door. inside, the interiors are like a museum for a not-so-distance past. the kitchen was recently...






vintage craftsman stands the test of time in jefferson park


this 1910 craftsman maintains its period good looks no doubt in large part to its location in the conservation-minded jefferson park historic preservation overlay zone. the extensive use of wooden accents and built-ins hark back to the style popular in the days when william taft was president....






police search for missing boy in california; father arrested


south pasadena, calif. (ap) — police in southern california on sunday finished their search of a park where the passed-out father of a missing 5-year-old boy was found over the weekend and are asking for anyone with information to come forward. south pasadena police chief art miller said that investigators have had a difficult time […]






get pumped up by the amgen cycling tour of california. then plan your own bike a


for the second year in a row, riders in the amgen tour of california will buzz through morro bay on their way from sacramento to pasadena during the may cycling event. for anyone who wants to explore the coastal california town on two wheels, the city has created a free bike map that includes scenic...






blending modern design and technology at pasadena new build


overlooking an arroyo in pasadena, this newly built house from proto homes combines sustainable materials, smart home technology and modern design. the energy-efficient two-story has an open-ceiling first floor crossed by a catwalk hallway. centralized systems are controlled by the touch of a button....






classic midcentury modern in pasadena is pure neutra


set on more than half an acre in northwest pasadena, the 1957 richard neutra-designed clark house has been restored by the design-build firm marmol radziner. a textbook example of midcentury modern style, the low-slug single-story employs simple geometry. walls of glass open to the backyard, bringing...






sears asks court to keep vendor from cutting supply of craftsman tools


sears holdings is preparing for a legal battle with a vendor by filing its own lawsuit to stop the company from restricting its supply of craftsman power tools. the supplier, one world technologies, threatened to back out of its contract with sears, citing concerns about the retailer's ability...






amgen tour of california announces routes for 2017 race


the amgen tour of california will start in sacramento, finish in pasadena and hit many scenic areas along the way during the seven-stage bicycle race may 14 to 20, according to route maps released tuesday morning. amgen also announced the routes for its four-stage breakaway from heart disease women’s...






arroyo seco weekend highlights the power — and the problem — of good taste


ben jaffe was all smiles for most of the hour or so he spent onstage at arroyo seco weekend, a new music festival that debuted saturday and sunday on the leafy grounds surrounding the rose bowl in pasadena. but near the end of his set with new orleans’ boisterous preservation hall jazz band, the...