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Sam Merrill Trail to Echo Mountain, Altadena

Sam Merrill Trail to Echo Mountain, Altadena

5 miles round-trip; moderately strenuous Alternate: Inspiration Point Named for one of the great trail volunteers of local history, this route is popular with hikers seeking a good workout and a great view. It starts at the gates of the long-gone Cobb Estate, crosses over Las Flores Canyon and then climbs up a sunny, two-mile [...]

Koi Loungewear

Koi Loungewear

At this revered store (which longtime locals still call “Sonnie’s,” a name dating from when four shops occupied this space), the style is unstructured and comfortable, with soft, flowing jackets, long skirts, pants, T-shirts, jewelry and accessories. Many of the pieces are particularly great for travel, because they pack well and can handle wrinkles. Clothing highlights include the Victorian-inspired pieces [...]

Full-Service Gyms

Full-Service Gyms

Boutique workout programs may be all the rage, but most of us still need a good full-service gym. The offerings have changed in the last few years in Pasadena, ever since the closing of the much-loved PAC (Pasadena Athletic Club). Here’s where our team works out these days, with our personal lists of pros and [...]

Fiore Market Café

Fiore Market Café

I have a couple of new addictions that you should know about: the roast chicken sandwich and the piccolo cappuccino at South Pasadena’s sweet new spot, Fiore Market Café. That’s not to say the other offerings aren’t good—they are. It’s just hard to not keep getting that same sandwich. Made with bread baked daily by [...]

Hermon

Hermon

The Little Town that Could The Facts What It Is: A half-square-mile L.A community bordered by Highland Park to the north and west, El Sereno to the south and Monterey Hills to the east Population: 3,327 Ethic Diversity: No statistics available; presumably the majority groups are Hispanic and Anglo Number of Homes: 1,100 Number of [...]

La Cañada Flintridge

La Cañada Flintridge

We Moved Here for the Schools… The Facts What It Is: An 8.5-square-mile city thirteen miles northeast of downtown L.A., stretching along the San Gabriels and bordered by Glendale to the south, La Crescenta to the west, and Altadena and Pasadena to the east Population: 21,555 Ethnic Diversity: There must be a minority somewhere around [...]

Yang Chow

Yang Chow

A branch of the Chinatown classic, this place has a huge and devoted clientele, proving that Yang Chow’s famed slippery shrimp is indeed as addictive as cocaine. Twice-cooked and bathed in a subtly sweet, mildly hot sauce, it is impossible to stop eating. Also good are the cashew chicken, fiery Szechwan wonton soup, pan-fried dumplings [...]

Pasadena

Pasadena

Crown of the Valley, Rose of the Southland The Facts What It Is: A 22.5-mile city ten miles northwest of downtown L.A. Population: 143,667 Sister Cities: Mishima, Japan; Beijing, China; Ludwigshafen am Rhein, Germany; Vanadzor, Armenia; and Jarvenpaa, Finland Ethnic Diversity: 53.4% Caucasian, 14.4% African-American, 10% and 17% other ethnicities; within those groupings, 33% are [...]

Susan Love at Caltech

Susan Love at Caltech

Kudos to our pal Leah Thomson Snell, a financial advisor with Merrill Lynch, for pulling together a free talk by prominent breast cancer physician Susan Love. It’s taking place at Caltech’s Cahill Auditorium on Wednesday evening, and it’s free and open to all—you just need to RSVP to Leah a day in advance. Dr. Love [...]

The Most Controversial Mom in America

The Most Controversial Mom in America

We’ll give Amy Chua credit where it’s due: This woman knows how to sell books. She is now professing a certain degree of astonishment at the virtriolic comments being made about her new memoir, Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother, but for pete’s sake, she’s a Harvard-educated Yale professor—she knew darn well that her tales [...]

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