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Friday, October 31, 2014

Garvanza stories, photos and more

Garvanza welcomes the revival of a neighborhood landmark

Saturday’s open house at the Dr. Smith Residence attracted a long line of people curious to see the interior of the Victorian-era home after an extensive renovation and clean up. Until renovation work began last year,  the 1886  home had been a forgotten relic hidden by ... Read More »

Neighbors rally to defend Garvanza olive grove

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Only nine gnarled trees remain of an old Garvanza olive grove that some residents say was planted more than a century ago.   Under pressure from nearby residents,  a developer several years ago agreed to leave the trees alone as part of  an effort to build 16 ... Read More »

Found: White poodle mix in Garvanza

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Submitted by Cynthia G We found this lovely young white poodle mix and she is now at the Pasadena Humane Society under A330696. I do believe she has an owner that might be missing her. I hope you’re reading this right now! Want to publish a ... Read More »

Pieces of the past returned to a Garvanza middle school

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When Luther Burbank Middle School opened in the late 1920s,  the campus on the border of Garvanza and Highland Park was  hailed as “a marvel of modern architecture,” featuring a then-in-vogue pre-Columbian motif that evoked a Mayan temple. After more than 80 years, however, it’s hard ... Read More »

Brunch with a pan-Latin twist now serving at Garvanza’s

By Valentina Silva By all rights, Garvanza’s should be wildly popular, but its tucked-away location keeps it undercover. The neighborhood restaurant focuses on pan-Latin flavors with an emphasis on high quality local ingredients. The produce is fresh and seasonal, and the service is super friendly. A ... Read More »