Edited by Colleen Dunn Bates

Flexibound | $24.95
ISBN 978-0-9753939-4-9

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Alas, this title is out of print — but look for the new version fall of 2018!

Now in its second, thoroughly updated edition, Hometown Pasadena is a new kind of city book, written by longtime locals who dig deep to reflect the place they find so special. From Sierra Madre and Altadena to South Pasadena and Old Pasadena, this witty, richly colorful book unlocks the insider secrets of the San Gabriel Valley. With forewords by KPCC’s Larry Mantle and the Pasadena Star-News‘s Larry Wilson and cover art by R. Kenton Nelson, Hometown Pasadena celebrates the people, places and passions that make Pasadena so remarkable.

Hometown Pasadena has won acclaim from the Los Angeles TimesLos Angeles Magazine and Westways, earned nominations and awards from such organizations as the Southern California Independent Booksellers Association and the Independent Publisher Book Awards, and has sold like gangbusters.

You’ll find its companion online magazine at hometown-pasadena.com.

“Lushly designed and in-depth – the ideal guide to the San Gabriel Valley town and its surrounding communities.” –Los Angeles Magazine


Editor: Colleen Dunn Bates

Authors: Jill Alison Ganon, Sandy Gillis, Mary Jane Horton & Melody Malmberg

Forewords by Larry Mantle & Larry Wilson


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