Pendersleigh and Sons… and the Lost Art of Cartography

The art of cartography is about as extinct as the art of the written letter. What need is there for a hand-drawn community renderings in the age of instant information, when most people have GPS maps on their cellphones? No need at all. But Los Angeles based writer Eric Brightwell doesn’t care. Hence this blog […]

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The Tournament of Roses Parade – Through the Years

Mornings on the first of January are a cuddly affair of cocoa, coffee, cinnamon buns and Pasadena’s Tournament of Roses Parade. Or, at least, for that’s the way it is for Southern Californians. The parade itself is high camp, and network coverage is overinflated cornball… but boy if it doesn’t make me all warm and […]

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Pledge Your Support to Save the Century Plaza Hotel!

The infinitely noble Los Angeles Conservancy has just issued this important alert for all interested in preserving the architectural heritage of Los Angeles: THE CENTURY PLAZA HOTEL:
ONE OF AMERICA’S 11 MOST ENDANGERED HISTORIC PLACES The National Trust for Historic Preservation named the Century Plaza Hotel to its list of  America’s 11 Most Endangered Historic Places on Tuesday, April […]

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