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3 Meals a Day at Plate 38

3 Meals a Day at Plate 38

We’ve felt sorry for hungry East Pasadenans for so long—it just doesn’t seem fair that they have to travel west of Hill to find good food that’s not from a corporate chain restaurant. But now they’ve got the hottest new place in town, and of us on the westside are heading east more often. The […]

Stephen Hawking at Caltech

Stephen Hawking at Caltech

The great man in the wheelchair is returning to his home away from home at Caltech for a month, as he does each year, and while he’s here he’s giving a free lecture called “My Brief History.” Professor Hawking‘s talk is intended for regular folks—no need to have a doctorate in quantum physics to understand […]

Pet Adoption Fair

Pet Adoption Fair

You’ll have to be made of stronger stuff than we are to stop by Saturday’s Pet Adoption Fair at Vroman’s without taking home a new friend, and that’s the whole idea. Organized in partnership with the Pasadena Humane Society, the fair is intended to inspire you to give careful thought to adopting an orphaned animal—and […]

Bring Us Your Sick, Your Diseased….

Bring Us Your Sick, Your Diseased….

Historian Michele Zack, the award-winning author of Southern California Story and Altadena: Between Wilderness & City, is giving a talk this weekend that’s sure to be a good one: How Illness Helped to Spread the California Dream. That’s right, more than just TB was spread; without the sanitariums of the San Gabriel Valley, many of […]

Santiago Gonzalez-Garza, Skater

Santiago Gonzalez-Garza, Skater

Three years ago, 20-year-old Pasadena native Santiago Gonzalez-Garza was headed down the same path as all his Loyola High classmates: work hard in high school, get into a good college, graduate in four years, get a job. And indeed, that was exactly his plan after he graduated from Loyola and enrolled at Santa Clara University […]

Soggy Scenes of Winter

Soggy Scenes of Winter

A few thoughts as we wait for Noah’s Ark to float by: One of these years we’re going to get a Rose Parade day like this. As soon as there’s a momentary lull, we’re making a mad dash for some Christmas shopping. We’re worried about our retailer friends—business must be slow because of the downpour. […]

Vroman’s Bestsellers 12/19/2010

Vroman’s Bestsellers 12/19/2010

Hardcover Fiction Of Love and Evil, Anne Rice Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk, David Sedaris Object of Beauty, Steve Martin Freedom, Jonathan Franzen Dead or Alive, Tom Clancy Hollywood Hills, Joseph Wambaugh Lord of Misrule, Jaimy Gordon Fall of Giants, Ken Follett Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest, Stieg Larsson Confession, John Grisham Hardcover Non-Fiction Autobiography of […]

Clowns in La Canada

Clowns in La Canada

That’s right, clowns are coming to La Canada, and we not talking about California legislators. The clown comedy troupe Everybody Nose is on tour, performing at such esteemed venues as the Hayworth Theater, the Long Beach Playhouse, and Flintridge Preparatory School. That’s right, Flintridge Prep—because drama teacher Lisa Bierman is a member of the troupe […]

Vermont in Pasadena

Vermont in Pasadena

Well, maybe the colors aren’t as stunning as New England in October, but Pasadena in December is getting an unusual amount of fall colors. We understand it has something to do with the sharp drop in temperatures in November. Anyway, you’ll find pockets of red, gold and yellow all over town; here are photos of […]

The End of the End of the World

The End of the End of the World

We’re so sad to hear of the closing of Ben McGinty’s beloved Gallery at the End of the World, way up high on Lake in Altadena. But we understand. We’ve been waiting for two decades for that neighborhood to take off. Where’s the Trader Joe’s it should have? Where’s the wine bar? Where are the […]

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