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Another Thing to Worry About

Another Thing to Worry About

As if Dr. Lucy Jones didn’t have enough to scare us about already, she’s speaking on Friday at PCC about something we heretofore had no idea we needed to worry about: California’s “atmospheric rivers,” which when they occurred back in 1861-62 caused such flooding that a third of the taxable land in California was considered [...]

Marz

Marz

In the heart of hip Mission Street, Marz has whimsy and wit galore, offering everything from vintage sterling candlesticks to Mexican folk art to kid’s bandages with pictures of sushi. The eclectic collection includes books, cards, wrapping paper, scarves, pillows, dishes, baby clothes and lots of silly gift items. Staples: Some of the best greeting cards in town, seasonal home-decor items [...]

Brigham Yen Does Video

Brigham Yen Does Video

Pasadena’s most popular Realtor-blogger, Brigham Yen, has just kicked it up a bit with his new “show,” P.R.E. (which stands for Pasadena Real Estate). It’s not really a show in the normal TV sense, but appears to be the beginning of a series of YouTube videos about what’s happening in Pasadena’s retail businesses. The first [...]

Olive Oil Harvest

Olive Oil Harvest

We’ve always had the fantasy of helping harvest olives and making extra-virgin oil in the hills of Tuscany—but the campus of Caltech is the next best thing! What started as a student experiment in 2005 with fruit from a few vintage campus olive trees turned into a successful olive oil-making venture in 2006, and Caltech [...]

Sure Is Quiet

Sure Is Quiet

It took us far too long to mosey down to South Pasadena to see Sure Is Quiet, the current show at SPACE, a gallery and art center on Mission. And we’re here to tell you that if you haven’t seen it yet, you need to get there before it closes on Saturday. On display in [...]

Granta: Pakistan at Pacific Asia

Granta: Pakistan at Pacific Asia

The latest edition of the acclaimed literary quarterly Granta focuses on Pakistan, and in honor of this issue, Pasadena’s Pacific Asia Museum is hosting a free event: an interview and discussion with Granta editor John Freeman. He’ll talk about the the culture and literature of Pakistan, and the writers, poets and artists featured in the [...]

Rubio Canyon Hike

Rubio Canyon Hike

Help the Arroyos & Foothills Conservancy celebrate its recent land acquisition with a Saturday-morning hike in Rubio Canyon with author and historian Michele Zack as your guide. The author of Altadena: Between Wilderness & City and the new Southern California Story: Seeking the Better Life in Sierra Madre, Zack is full of great stories about the [...]

Bodega Wine Bar

Bodega Wine Bar

This sleek, modern Paseo bôite (hiding behind P.F. Chang’s) is bright by day and dark by night, with flickering candles providing not quite enough light to read the appealing menu. It’s a fine spot for a drink and a bite before a movie, and it’s a fun place to try lesser-known wines from around the [...]

Distant Lands

Distant Lands

A traveler’s best friend, Distant Lands houses everything from an on-site travel agency to a fabulous library of books and maps. The staff members are all passionate travelers, so you’re likely to get good advice just in conversation, and they’ll point you toward the best books for your destination — or your daydreaming. Check out the regular events [...]

The Invisible Bridge

The Invisible Bridge

I’ll cut right to the chase: The Invisible Bridge is a wonderful, captivating read, intimate and grand at the same time. This first novel by San Francisco writer Julie Orringer, many years in the making and her second work after her acclaimed book of short stories, How to Breathe Underwater, takes readers to 1930s Budapest [...]

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