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Helen of Pasadena

Helen of Pasadena

Over here at Prospect Park Media (HQ for Hometown-Pasadena.com, Eat-LA.com and Prospect Park Books), we’re celebrating today’s announcement that we’re jumping into the fiction pool to publish Helen of Pasadena, the first novel by Pasadena author Lian Dolan. Many of you know Lian, either through her writing (Chaos Chronicles, Oprah.com, the Satellite Sisters book, etc.), her [...]

Time to Talk Tomatoes

Time to Talk Tomatoes

Spring has sprung, which means it’s time to plan your summer tomato crop. To help you in this not-insignificant task, the Arboretum is hosting a free (with admission) session with tomato expert Steve Gotto, who will share his Top 25 Tomato Picks for 2010. He’ll also pass along tips for planting, growing, tending and harvesting, [...]

Erin Go Border Radio

Erin Go Border Radio

The San Gabriel Valley’s great hometown roots-Americana band, Border Radio, took a few years off from performing, and we’re happy to announce that they’re back — and are doing a St. Patrick’s Day show at Heritage Wine Company in Old Town. Besides their trademark folk, western swing and bluegrass, Kelly, Mike, Mark and Robert will [...]

The Art of the Spoken Word

The Art of the Spoken Word

Pasadena’s continuing growth as a haven and showcase for artists will be made clear on Saturday at an all-day, totally free event called ARTTalk, hosted by the Playhouse District Association and Boston Court Performing Arts Center. This celebration of the spoken word (with some music and dance for good measure) will bring a new performer [...]

Blogger’s Potluck

Blogger’s Potluck

Yes, it’s true, there now appear to be more bloggers in this town than there are white suiters. And most of them will be gathering for the second annual SGV Blogger’s Potluck at Farnsworth Park in Altadena on Saturday. If you’re a blogger, an aspiring blogger or a blog reader, bring a potluck contribution and [...]

Brian Elerding, Actor

Brian Elerding, Actor

If Altadena native Brian Elerding looks familiar, that’s because he’s starting to show up on TV and movie screens a lot. He took a star turn in a hot Super Bowl commercial, has appeared in several indie movies and TV shows, and has three projects coming up: an episode of the new NBC series Parenthood, which just [...]

What’s New with Hometown Pasadena?

What’s New with Hometown Pasadena?

The answer? A lot. So we’d like to share a bit. For one thing, readership continues to climb. Last month saw some 30,000 visitors checking in with us, reading nearly 130,000 pages in the process. We are grateful for your company and hope to hear more from you. For another, we’re proud to bring you [...]

Book People Honors

Book People Honors

Boy, does this town have a lot of great writers. Just in the last few weeks alone, two of our own have earned national honors for their work. The most recent was children’s book illustrator and author Marla Frazee, whose new book (with Liz Garton Scanlon) All the Word just earned a 2010 Caldecott Honor [...]

The Marathon Already?

The Marathon Already?

I guess we’ve been too caught up in the Olympics and the Playhouse and other dramas, but somehow it’s just now sinking in that the Pasadena Marathon is Sunday morning…. and we’re guessing you might just be figuring that out, too. Full-course runners will be trotting all over town, starting at PCC at Colorado and [...]

Adobe

Adobe

Sue Stranger’s remarkable shop is like other upscale home-gift stores in some respects, but in others it is in a class by itself. Stranger mixes old and new and traditional and funky to great effect, so it seems like of course the best way to display $30 handmade earrings is on an exquisite $500 Ming [...]

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