Timothy Straw

Timothy Straw
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Timothy is a native South Pasadenan, poet, punk rocker and horror nerd. He's done writing for a local magazine in Ventura County, "No Cover" and was also a cast member on the Redlight District Radio Show. He's the bass player for local punk band Animals and Children.

St. Patrick’s Day | Where to Go and What to Do

Saint Patrick’s Day is more than just a celebration of Irish heritage, it’s also a great time to take the family out for some traditional Irish cuisine and of course to grab a pint...

Mind Elsewhere Releases New Single

The landscape that is modern rock is a difficult one to traverse at times. The radio, while still active, never really seems to play anything interesting enough; it’s background music for the most part,...

Tracy Macrum | Setting an Example

There are many very special people in South Pasadena. We have the delight to be able to live in Los Angeles while also living in a small town with small town life. We go...

Animals and Children | Los Angeles Punk Rock

I met Alex Napiwocki somewhere around too many years ago. Through mutual friends, under-aged drinking, punk rock and coffee Alex was one of the other guys in our crew that was a punk. Our...

Spooktacular Fun in South Pasadena

It was an evening of Halloween fun for many families in attendance at Friday’s Spooktacular, hosted by the City of South Pasadena, at Orange Grove Park. Attractions included inflatables, activities, games, inflatables, and arts and...

Cutter Punx Ready To Take Downtown | Interview

  It's hard to classify certain bands and Cutter Punx fit in that place between genres.  While still clearly a Punk Rock band, they still have influences from much darker and slower realms.  A three-piece...
9/11 Patriot Day Sept 11

Remembering September 11, 2001

I woke up to the morning news September 11, 2001 on a friend’s couch while I was living in Santa Barbara. I remember the smell of coffee wafting in from their small kitchen and...

This is Halloween | ScareLA Bring the Chills In August

Halloween is a very special time of the year for South Pasadenans; not only was John Carpenter's original 'Halloween' filmed here in 1978, but when I was growing up Halloween was a big deal. ...

Pet of the Week! Felix the Terrier Mix

Are you looking for a jogging buddy? Look no further than Felix (A463969), an athletic one-year-old terrier mix. Felix is all about fun. He loves to play with toys and enjoys a good dog...

Find Love | Damyon at The Baked Potato

“Find Love it’s all you should do, if you don’t find love it won’t find you.” Are the opening lyrics by guitarist vocalist Damyon on his first e.p. ‘We’re all dogs.’ To my delight...

Damyon: Sincerity in Song

Being genuine in music is one of the most important things to me when I'm listening to new music.  If it feels contrived to me or if a group is clearly trying to sound...

Little Silver Hearts: Interview

I first heard Little Silver Hearts at the Eclectic Music Festival this past year and was taken by how much depth their sound has. They weave and pull through the songs; give some and...

Free Household Hazardous Waste Roundup

The City of South Pasadena will hold a free household Hazardous and E-waste recycling roundup from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 18, at the South Pasadena Unified School District parking lot. Entrance...

Clean Power Alliance Update

Clean Power Alliance is seeking qualified applicants for its inaugural volunteer Community Advisory Committee. The Committee will be composed of 15 representatives from seven diverse geographic sub-regions within Clean Power Alliance territory and will...

Wildfires: 100,000 Acres and Still Going

Triple digit temperatures will continue into the first weekend of August across the central and northern areas of California. While these temperatures will not affect the greater Los Angeles area, fires will continue unabated...

Concert In The Park Wraps up after a Successful Month

It’s been an excellent month of music for South Pasadena residents as the Concert in the Park wrapped up their final show. Running every weekend in July people were overjoyed to be able to...

A Slice of South Pasadena: Tomato Pie Pizza!

I moved back to South Pasadena a little under a year ago. I grew up here and it's where I hope to stay...I love our city. One of the first things I did upon returning...

Metal Mayhem in Hollywood: Bone Maggot at The Rainbow

In my opinion there's few things better than drinking a cold beer and watching a killer metal band, which is exactly what I did last Friday night at the Rainbow Bar and Grill in...

Mahmud Pulls Papers

Current South Pasadena City Councilmember Diana Mahmud has pulled papers seeking a second term in office. She received the necessary paperwork from Chief City Clerk Marc Donahue on Monday, the first official date to begin...

I’m Okay: A Night of Comedy With Marc Maron

The Ice House is a particularly special spot in the nightlife of Pasadena; a place where comedians have started their careers and a place where they often return. It's a beautiful building with a...

Pet Of The Week: Lila the Pit!

Lila (A461846) is a 2-year-old sweet, friendly pit bull. She is waiting at the Pasadena Humane Society for her new best friend. Our volunteers say she approaches them right away, licks their hands, takes...

Rita Coolidge Packs the Rose

Rita Coolidge is one of the most prolific singers in the genre of soul and rock and roll that I've ever had the joy of watching perform.  The singer known as the 'Delta Lady' has...

Bone Maggot at the Rainbow Room

I first met the guys in Bone Maggot when we played a show together about three or four years ago. Since then I’ve made sure to keep track of what can only be described...

Weekly WISPPA Newsletter 7/11/2018

No WISPPA meeting in July or August. Next meeting Saturday, September 8th (2nd Saturday). Please see the attached for the minutes of our last meeting on June 2nd as well as a synopsis of the open...

Festival Success!

Living a healthy lifestyle was on the minds of many who took part in last week’s South Pasadena Farmers' Market Health and Wellness Family Festival. Local health care providers and organizations were on hand to...

4th of July Lineup | Schedule & Pre-Sale Tickets

2018 Fourth of July Festival of Balloons "Our Schools – Pride of South Pasadena" The City of South Pasadena is celebrating its 37th annual Festival of Balloons. Kiwanis Club Pancake Breakfast Location:  South Pasadena Fire Station, 817 Mound...

Arroyo Seco Weekend: Music In the Sun

SATURDAY The excitement was palpable this weekend at Arroyo Seco Festival.  People from all over flocked to Pasadena to see a great collection of popular music from several different genres as they played live.  From...

Gavlak Destroys in Local Pub

Griffins of Kinsale on Mission is a great pub with a small town feel to it that fits just perfectly in our community.  Great drinks and service, a decent selection of beers on tap...

AlienCon 2018: The Truth Is Out There

Spirits were high and so were the sights at the Pasadena Convention Center as AlienCon, the state's premier extraterrestrial and UFO convention, started its three day run. Everyone from Ancient Aliens to celebrity speaker...

Gavlak is coming to Griffins!

Mixing genres with a sensible edge isn’t something that most bands can do and certainly not with the same gusto as Gavlak.  From Rap to Thrash, Metal to Punk these four guys bring on...
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