Located in the western San Gabriel Valley, just eight miles from Downtown Los Angeles, Alhambra is known for its high population of Asian Americans (almost half of the city), top-rated elementary and high schools, and some of the best dim sum this side of the Pacific. Predominant architecture styles in the area include Colonial Revival, Craftsman, Modern, Monterey, Ranch, Spanish Colonial Revival, Tudor Revival, and Victorian. Check out Alhambra Place, a modern 120,000-square-foot retail center on the corner of Main and Garfield, along with the Sunday Farmer’s Market, and spacious Granada Park. Each February, Valley Boulevard hosts the Alhambra Lunar New Year Celebration, featuring an art exhibit and street festival that draws 25,000 people.
Led by serial restaurateur Michael Cardenas, his most recent izakaya concept is tucked onto Main Street in the heart of Alhambra. On the menu, guests can enjoy creative meat skewers and small plates, with a late night menu that will include ramen. Here’s a sneak peek inside.
Pasadena Heritage will present its 24th Annual Craftsman Weekend on November 13th – 15th, 2015. Craftsman Weekend is the largest and most comprehensive salute to the Arts & Crafts Movement in the Western United States. The weekend’s offerings will include a tour of significant Craftsman-era houses, a variety of bus and walking tours, an exposition... Keep reading →
Designed by brothers Charles Sumner Greene and Henry Mather Greene in 1908, the Gamble House is a National Historic Landmark, California Historical Landmark, and museum in Pasadena. Built for David and Mary Gamble of the Procter & Gamble Company, the house is a prime example of American Arts and Craftsman style architecture. Currently owned by... Keep reading →