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Monday, December 5, 2016

Garvanza stories, photos and more

A joy ride to Azusa on the Gold Line

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A day trip to Azusa is probably not your idea of fun. But the recent extension of the Gold Line inspired singer-songwriter Maura Murphy-Barrosse of Garvanza and her friend and fellow "train dork" Lynz Floren to take a train trip across the San Gabriel Valley to Azusa. Maura Murphy-Barrosse, accompanied by her 3.5-month-old son Declan, and Floren made a five-minute video of their journey set to songs they had worked on together. Read More »

The Suffragist House Grand Opening!

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The year was 1887 when two fierce women, Anna Howard Shaw and Cora Pond Pope who became leaders in the National Suffragist Movement,made their way from the chill of Boston to the golden hills of southern California,making this robust Colonial Revival their home. Read More »

A new signal of safety on York Boulevard

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HIGHLAND PARK — A new traffic signal at York Boulevard and Avenue 63 was welcomed this morning by a group of residents and city officials. The signal, one block of east of Figueroa near the new Starbucks and Highland Park senior center, was installed following several ... Read 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 »