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Cal Phil Season Opens

Cal Phil Season Opens

Summertime means more than just flowers at the L.A. County Arboretum — it means it’s time for concerts under the stars, preferably with a good picnic dinner first. The California Philharmonic kicks off its summer season this Saturday with a concert at the Arboretum called “By George,” featuring works by George Gershwin, George Handel and [...]

Rare Corpse Flower in Bloom

Rare Corpse Flower in Bloom

Editor’s note, 6/23: The Pasadena Star-News reports that the Corpse Flower, aka Son of Stinky, keeled over dead yesterday, so if you didn’t get to the Huntington already, you’ve missed your chance. There is, however, hope for Son of Son of Stinky in a few years….. Breaking news from San Marino: The very rare Amorphophallus [...]

Dogs of the Arroyo

Dogs of the Arroyo

If you live within a five-mile radius of the south Arroyo Seco and you don’t walk there regularly, shame on you. And if you have a dog, double dog shame on you. It is green and gold and shady, with streams and red-tailed hawks and jackrabbits. There’s room enough for joggers and equestrians and dog-walkers, [...]

Victoria Patterson, Writer

Victoria Patterson, Writer

Victoria Patterson and her then-boyfriend, now-husband Chris Patterson first discovered South Pasadena in 1993, when Chris was accepted in a graduate program at Art Center. They scored an affordable apartment above the dry cleaners at Huntington and Fletcher, she found a job at Julienne, and they set out to be artists: her a writer, him [...]

Oba Sushi Izakaya

Oba Sushi Izakaya

After a (very popular) interlude to wax on about Super King, we’re returning to our series on SG Valley restaurants that give a lot of bang for your weakened buck. This time we’re going Japanese, by way of the White House Cleaners mini-mall in Pasadena: Oba Sushi Izakaya This corner spot in the unglamorous strip [...]

Fête de la Musique, Pasadena Style

Fête de la Musique, Pasadena Style

My family was fortunate enough to have spent a few summers traveling in rural France several years ago, and we ended up at several Fêtes de la Musique, which typically took place around the summer solstice in a small village in the middle of nowhere. Musicians from all over the region performed, as did local [...]

Altadenablog at the Mausoleum

Altadenablog at the Mausoleum

Timothy Rutt, proprietor of the very fine Altadenablog, went on the Altadena Historical Society’s tour of the Mountain View Mausoleum over the weekend, and his report and video are well worth checking out here. He also posted some of Bill Westphal’s terrific photos, which really take you in the lovely and historic place. If you [...]

I Was Told There’d Be Cake

I Was Told There’d Be Cake

Colleen’s Fun Read for Summer I’ll pay any sum for a truly funny book, so to pay a mere $14 for the funniest book I’ve read in several years was a gift of grand proportions. Every single reviewer has compared young New York essayist Sloane Crosley — favorably — to David Sedaris, so I’m not [...]

Lisa See Wows at the Huntington

Lisa See Wows at the Huntington

I trooped over to the Huntington on Tuesday morning for a tour of the new Garden of Flowing Fragrance (aka the Chinese Garden) tied into a book signing and talk by author Lisa See, whose latest work, Shanghai Girls, just hit the shelves. The L.A. native has a large and devout national following, with goodly [...]

Good Art, Good Food, Good Cause

Good Art, Good Food, Good Cause

The third annual Taste of Art took over Gale’s Restaurant in Pasadena on Monday night, and although host Gale Kohl worried about a smaller turnout than last year (thanks, recession!), the event was a social, artistic, culinary, alcoholic and, most importantly, fundraising success. The cost of admission covered the full bar (featuring wonderful pomegranate martinis), [...]

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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