City of Pasadena taking feedback on safety barrier designs for Colorado Street Bridge

The City of Pasadena, California, is conducting an online survey on safety barrier designs for the historic Colorado Street Bridge to reduce suicide attempts there. Four years ago, the city installed temporary barriers but aren't aesthetically pleasing. According to the Public Works Department: The City is seeking a permanent and responsibly-designed enhancement to the bridge … Continue reading City of Pasadena taking feedback on safety barrier designs for Colorado Street Bridge

New developments complicate preservation of Adohr Milk Farms sign

The preservation of a once-covered Adohr Milk Farms neon sign along Route 66 in Pasadena, California, became complicated in recent months because of a city's inexplicable decision and the tangled history of the family behind the long-defunct milk business. For those who missed the previous reporting, Howlin' Ray's hot chicken restaurant was doing a face-lift … Continue reading New developments complicate preservation of Adohr Milk Farms sign

Circle Cinema, Admiral Twin in Tulsa will be satellite sites for Sundance Film Festival

The historic Circle Cinema in Tulsa will be one of the satellite theaters used for next month's Sundance Film Festival. According to the Tulsa World newspaper, the Circle was chosen among 20 theaters across the United States for the acclaimed festival on Jan. 28 to Feb. 3. Twelve films will be screened, alongside programming from … Continue reading Circle Cinema, Admiral Twin in Tulsa will be satellite sites for Sundance Film Festival

Pasadena restaurant’s makeover reveals a vintage facade and neon

A restaurant renovating a building along an alignment of Route 66 in Pasadena, California, found a long-forgotten facade. The restaurant plans to preserve it and has "some cool plans in the works." Howlin' Ray's, which serves Nashville hot chicken, was doing a face-lift on the building at 800 Arroyo Parkway (aka Route 66) when it … Continue reading Pasadena restaurant’s makeover reveals a vintage facade and neon

Fencing extended on Colorado Street Bridge in Pasadena to prevent suicides

Citing lives over aesthetics, the city manager of Pasadena, California, this week ordered the extension of fencing along the length of the historic Colorado Street Bridge to prevent suicides. According to the Pasadena Star-News, city manager Steve Mermell said The new fences will be an extension of the 10-foot barriers set up in 2016 in … Continue reading Fencing extended on Colorado Street Bridge in Pasadena to prevent suicides

Fence being installed on Colorado Street Bridge in Pasadena

Temporary fencing soon will be installed on the Colorado Street Bridge in Pasadena, California, to deter suicidal people from jumping off the historic span. According to a report Friday in the Pasadena Star-News: The 10-foot tall mesh barricades are going up in front of 20 pedestrian alcoves along the bridge over the next week. City … Continue reading Fence being installed on Colorado Street Bridge in Pasadena

Arroyo Seco Parkway marking 75th anniversary

The Arroyo Seco Parkway will mark its 75th year of existence this month. The 8-mile stretch of highway, aka Pasadena Freeway or 110 Freeway, opened Dec. 30, 1940. The Los Angeles Daily News provided background on that day: The occasion was marked by parades and proclamations. Rose Queen Sally Stanton cut the ceremonial ribbon, opening it … Continue reading Arroyo Seco Parkway marking 75th anniversary

Many of the “66 bookstores on Route 66” aren’t on 66

A recent Associated Press article reported about used bookstores along Route 66. Specifically cited in the article are 5th Street Books in Kingman, Arizona; Downtown Books and The Book Case in Albuquerque; Vroman's Bookstore in Pasadena, California; and Selected Works Used Books and Sheet Music in Chicago -- all of which are on Route 66 … Continue reading Many of the “66 bookstores on Route 66” aren’t on 66

A great spot for a Route 66 selfie

Route 66 News reader Mark Nicklawske of Bangor, Maine, wanted to pass along a great spot to shoot a photo of a Route 66 landmark or a self-portrait, aka selfie, with your smartphone. That landmark is the historic Colorado Street Bridge in Pasadena, Calif., which carries westbound Route 66 travelers to Los Angeles. I'd always seen terrific … Continue reading A great spot for a Route 66 selfie

Pasadena may narrow Colorado Boulevard

The city of Pasadena, Calif., may narrow Colorado Boulevard (aka Route 66) to make it more friendly for pedestrians and cyclists, reported the Los Angeles Times. Pasadena is considering plans to narrow portions of Colorado by as much as two lanes and use that space to widen sidewalks and create tiny parks with seating and … Continue reading Pasadena may narrow Colorado Boulevard