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Tip a Firefighter, Feed a Family

Tip a Firefighter, Feed a Family

We just heard about tonight’s happening at the Hamlet on Lake in Pasadena, and it sounds like a whole lot of fun. Everyone’s favorite people right now, the Pasadena firefighters, are joining with our equally valued police offers to take over as the waitstaff at the Hamlet. They’ll be competing for tips, and then donating [...]

A Date with Your Ear

A Date with Your Ear

Kudos to the student-staffed, student-run Agency @ Art Center for this clever promo spot for the Pasadena Symphony, which is gearing up for its new season (first concert October 24). We spotted it on YouTube, via a Facebook post. In addition to launching this spot, Pasadena Symphony and Pops has just launched a new website. [...]

Vroman's Bestsellers 9/13/2009

Vroman's Bestsellers 9/13/2009

Hardcover Fiction Blame, Michelle Huneven Wife of the Gods, Kwei Quartey Inhernet Vice, Thomas Pynchon Gate at the Stairs, Lorrie Moore White Queen, Philippa Gregory Help , Kathryn Stockett Shanghai Girls, Lisa See Girl Who Played With Fire, Stieg Larsson Alex Cross Trial, James Patterson Magicians, Lev Grossman Hardcover Non-Fiction Inner Game of Stress, Timothy [...]

Pasadena in the NY Times

Pasadena in the NY Times

Bruce Nauman’s work of skywriting art over west Pasadena last weekend made the New York Times — you can read about one of the several viewing gatherings, this one at Molly Munger and Steve English’s house in San Rafael, by clicking here or on the photo below:

Timothy Rutt, Altadenablog

Timothy Rutt, Altadenablog

Given his devotion to Altadena, you might think that Timothy Rutt, writer/editor/chief bottlewasher at Altadenablog.com, was a native. In fact, he hails from Fort Collins, Colorado, and he found his way to California the way so many do — seeking success in the entertainment industry. After earning a journalism degree from the University of Colorado, [...]

Star Date Pasadena

Star Date Pasadena

2009 is the International Year of Astronomy, in case you didn’t know, and we can think of no better way to honor it than by getting acquainted with the sky watchers at Carnegie Observatories right here in Pasadena. It’s honoring the year with two events, the first of which is on Sunday: its 8th annual [...]

Top Chef… Pasadena?

Top Chef… Pasadena?

I love Pasadena, I really do. But let’s be honest — it is not considered one of the country’s best food towns. (Now, San Gabriel, that’s another story.) We have plenty of good places to eat, but we don’t have destination restaurants. But now we have a Top Chef, or at least one who’s climbing [...]

The Help

The Help

I’m taking the title of this section, “What We’re Reading,” seriously, because I’m posting about a book that I’m only halfway through. But I stayed up two hours too late last night reading it, and I can’t wait to get back to it tonight. So this is not a review, it’s a report on what [...]

La Cañada Wine & Food Tasting

La Cañada Wine & Food Tasting

La Cañada is breathing easier now that the fires have abated, and the town is ready to have fun again. So the timing is perfect for the Kiwanis Club’s seventh annual Wine & Gourmet Food Tasting, comig to Memorial Park on Sunday afternoon. This casual affair is expected to draw around 800 people. More than [...]

Look Up at 11:30 on Saturday

Look Up at 11:30 on Saturday

If you’re in west Pasadena/Altadena, Eagle Rock or La Cañada this Saturday, make sure to cast your eyes heavenward between 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. That’s when artist Bruce Nauman, in conjunction with the Armory Center for the Arts, will create a skywriting work called “Leave the Land Alone” in the sky above the Arroyo [...]

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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