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Find Help at the Concierge

Find Help at the Concierge

Look here for the people you need to get the job done, from architects and attorneys to plumbers and painters. And dog trainers. And pediatricians. And auto mechanics. And florists. And yoga instructors. And … well, click through to find out.

Concert for Union Station

Concert for Union Station

Levitt Pavilion’s summer series may have ended, but the nights are still warm and begging for outdoor concerts. So Pasadena’s acclaimed Union Station Homeless Services is taking over the bandshell and Memorial Park for a jazz-focused fundraiser. Musicians include the Perri Sisters, Brazilian singer/guitarist Kleber Jorge, jazz singer and keyboardist Bill Cantos and singer Debby […]

Our Favorite Personal Services

Our Favorite Personal Services

Below you’ll find the people who help us feel good and look, well passable: hair stylists, manicurists, massage therapists and so forth.

Hometown Pasadena in San Marino

Hometown Pasadena in San Marino

Yours truly  — along with my friend and colleague Mel Malmberg — will be speaking and signing books at the snazzy new Crowell Public Library in San Marino, and the more hometown folks who show up, the livelier it will be! I’ll be talking about discoveries made in the course of publishing Hometown Pasadena, At […]

Figueroa Produce

Figueroa Produce

The buzz is building for a great newish neighborhood market in Highland Park, at the corner of York and Figueroa, just west of South Pas and south of Eagle Rock. With its clean graphics and open feel, Figueroa Produce stands out from its declassé neighbors (including an AutoZone and 99 Cent Store). The owners are […]

PMCA Scores with a Triple Header

PMCA Scores with a Triple Header

A triple-exhibit opening at the Pasadena Museum of California Art is bringing one of the most appealing shows in years to town. The headline exhibit is devoted to the work of California painter Wayne Thiebaud, with a survey of more than 100 of his works, from his famed bakery paintings to lesser-known landscapes and still […]

Pasadena Goes to WeHo

Pasadena Goes to WeHo

This Sunday your Pasadena publisher and such pals as Julie Campoy, owner of Julienne, head west for the eighth annual return of the West Hollywood Book Fair, the coolest literary happening of the year in L.A. Come by the Prospect Park Books booth between 1 and 2 p.m. for a taste of Julienne’s legendary Graham […]

Tom Gammill Visits the New Yorker

Tom Gammill Visits the New Yorker

Altadena funny guy Tom Gammill, creator of the Doozies comic strip, a Simpsons writer and a regular YouTube video producer, took his Doozies show to the other coast recently, visiting the hallowed halls of the New Yorker to see about getting published. Will he be hanging out with George Booth and sharing cover time with Roz […]

Sepia-toned Posts of Pasadena’s Past

Sepia-toned Posts of Pasadena’s Past

Stay tuned to Hometown Pasadena’s newest channel dedicated to and written by our towns most ardent History Buffs. Local historian Matt Hormann will be taking a few new looks into the days of old, and the Prospect Park Books crew just may have some historical knowledge to pull from the archives as well. We know […]

Vroman’s Bestsellers 9/26/2009

Vroman’s Bestsellers 9/26/2009

Hardcover Fiction Lost Symbol, Dan Brown Echo In The Bone, Diana Gabaldon Help , Kathryn Stockett Shanghai Girls, Lisa See Lost Art of Gratitude, Alexander Smith Blood’s a Rover, James Ellroy Year of the Flood, Margaret Atwood South of Broad, Pat Conroy Gate at the Stairs, Lorrie Moore Brooklyn, Colm Toibin Hardcover Non-Fiction Official Book […]

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