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“I Love You, I Hate You, I’m Hungry”

“I Love You, I Hate You, I’m Hungry”

It’s always interesting when a book's opening paragraph states, “This is the best book ever. That’s all you need to know. Trust us.” How do you follow that? Simple, with 181 pages of hilarious single-panel cartoons penned by Bruce Eric Kaplan, the TV producer/writer and frequent contributor to The New Yorker. We talk to Mr. […]

T.C. Boyle’s Wild Child

T.C. Boyle’s Wild Child

A feral boy, a Venezuelan major league ball player, a cloned dog, and rodents galore populate the pages of T.C. Boyle’s new collection of stories, Wild Child. The author of last year’s The Women explores the murky boundary between humans and animals, raising fundamental questions: Who masters whom? How civilized are we? Do our minds […]

The end of an era: another icon falls.

The end of an era: another icon falls.

Yep, fans — the garage that held Brandon Walsh's basketball hoop on Beverly HIlls 90210 is no more.  Stalkerrific Lindsay gives us the whole story. Read the Full Story at Altadena Blog

More Water

More Water

The Pasadena blogging community was agog–nay, thrilled with a jealous pang–when, on January 19th, Pasadena Adjacent posted this revelatory tour (with her customary, fun-filled video) inside the workings of the Devil’s Gate Dam tower. She and Mr. V. braved the rain to get a scoop and a coup. No one we knew had been inside […]

D.I. blues

D.I. blues

Took us pretty much all day until we could get to this: PSN's Brian Charles today has a feature on former Altadena Town Councilman Keith "Sarge" Gibbs, whose program for at-risk youth was booted out of Muir High School last year. Read the Full Story at Altadena Blog

Last days of The Countess

Last days of The Countess

This past weekend was the last time to view Ingres’s painting “Comtesse d’Hausonville” at the Norton Simon in Pasadena before it heads back to the Frick Collection in New York City. The crowded parking lot — I grabbed a spot across the street — seemed to indicate that lots of people had come to Pasadena […]

Two Missing Men Found Safe

Two Missing Men Found Safe

The Pasadena Police Department reports that two men whom they were seeking last week have been found and safely returned to their residences. George Clay went missing on December 30 from a residential board and care facility in the 1700 block of North Fair Oaks Avenue. He was found on January 11 wandering the streets […]

Camera theft in the woods — caught on camera!

Camera theft in the woods — caught on camera!

Did the trailcam catch a thief?  Adonis WIlson sent this: I am writing to you in anticipation that you will spread the word around and that this thief may be found…but at least that hikers be aware of the continual frustration in urban interface hiking: I hiked in Rubio Canyon [Sunday] looking for a trailcam […]

Pasdaena City Reminds Public that More Rain is Gonna Fall

Pasdaena City Reminds Public that More Rain is Gonna Fall

With a chance of rain tonight and more storms likely tomorrow, Pasadena residents in hillside areas are encouraged to begin preparations for potential mudslides before the showers begin again. Sand and sandbags are available for Pasadena residents at two locations: Fire Station #37, 3430 E. Foothill Blvd., and Fire Station # 38, 1150 Linda Vista […]

NBCC Awards & Other Links of This Nature

NBCC Awards & Other Links of This Nature

A lot happened over the weekend (and not just to Brett Favre).  Here’s a quick primer to get you caught up so you can get back to that collating you were doing. The National Book Critics Circle has announced the finalists for its 2009 awards.  Among the finalists for the fiction prize are NBA finalists […]

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