In a two week span, Pasadena had two significant events in a row: the Make Music Pasadena and Pasadena Chalk Festivals.
By Wafic Khalil
Last Saturday, on a balmy day filled with drizzles and showers, music lovers scattered around Old Pasadena, the Paseo on Colorado, and the Playhouse District. Many got soaked while dancing to their favorite band and moving from one venue to another. Move forward to this past weekend, and with a heat wave that brought temperatures to well beyond 100 degrees, many art-loving brave souls defied the scorching heat in order to come and support artists utilizing the pavement as canvas at the Pasadena Civic Center and the Paseo Colorado.
In case you couldn’t stand the heat and left the Pasadena Chalk Festival early, once again Shuji Nishimura won “Best in Festival – 1st place.”
Click here for the complete run down of all the winners‘ photos.
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This past Sunday, the Pasadena Police Department held a Classic Car Show minus the PPD’s helicopter landing and taking off, a popular event in years past, due to the excessive heat.
Smoke and ashes
Such extreme weather events in two weekends were compacted on Sunday afternoon with spotted ashes and smoke from the San Gabriel mountain wildfires filling many streets.
And now on the longest day of the year, summer enters with a vengeance at 111 degrees Farenheit. Find official cool centers throughout Pasadena and Los Angeles here.
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