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Frozen by Carla Tomaso

Frozen by Carla Tomaso

Imagine Joan Crawford-turned-Frankenstein-reborn-as-Honey Boo Boo. Only then will you begin to understand the monster at the center of Frozen, the story of a woman who must reanimate her cryogenically frozen, narcissistic mother and raise her from childhood. Elizabeth is determined to re-raise horrible Helen to be the mom she deserves, but her mother-turned-daughter is worse [...]

Honoring Veterans

Honoring Veterans

Thirty narratives tell the story. In the Shadow of Greatness: Voices of Leadership, Sacrifice, and Service from America’s Longest War is a Los Angeles Times bestselling book written and edited primarily by graduates of the U.S. Naval Academy Class of 2002. The emphasis is personal stories of military veterans since the events of September 11th. [...]

Book Party at Little Flower

Book Party at Little Flower

Buttermilk pretzel rolls. Goddess salad. Brown-butter shortbread. If you have not been to Little Flower, the café on Pasadena’s western edge of Colorado Boulevard, then you have not been fortunate enough to try those creations. They, and many more just as beloved, are featured in owner/chef Christine Moore’s new cookbook, Little Flower: Recipes from the [...]

How You Can Celebrate Vulture Awareness Day

How You Can Celebrate Vulture Awareness Day

We’re guessing you were previously unaware that September 1 is Vulture Awareness Day. Now that you know, the question is: How can you mark the occasion? Although first you might wonder why you should mark it at all. We can answer that—or rather, the answer comes from Pasadenan Diane Lang, author of the new children’s [...]

Pasadena Gets Neurotic

Pasadena Gets Neurotic

J.D. Rothman never considered herself a helicopter mom; she says she was the one most likely to forget to pick up the carpool. But when her oldest son began the search for a college home, she couldn’t believe how crazy the whole thing had become since she went through it in the olden days, and [...]

A & J Cake & Candy Supplies

A & J Cake & Candy Supplies

To celebrate the publication of our sister book EAT: Los Angeles 2012, we’re posting regular listings chosen from the book’s many San Gabriel Valley destinations for food lovers. This week’s is a wonderful resource for bakers, on the east end of the Valley in Glendora. WHY Who wouldn’t want to learn how to make cluster candies, [...]

10 Things We’re Thankful For

10 Things We’re Thankful For

We’re a lucky bunch at Hometown Pasadena, and we know it. So each of us decided to share one thing about our hometowns that we’re particularly grateful for. 1. The Rose Bowl Aquatic Center. I’ve been swimming laps there for 25 years, and while it has grown more crowded and you encounter the occasional breach of [...]

Pasadena Farmers’ Market

Pasadena Farmers’ Market

WHY A great market east of Hollywood.

WHAT This popular market on the edge of Victory Park offers Harry’s Berries, Bill’s Bees (honeys), ABC Rhubarb (herbs and greens), Two Peas in a Pod (super sweet sugar snaps, shelling beans, cauliflower, berries),and Mike Taylor (spring and Maui onions, tomatoes, nasturtiums).

Roma Italian Deli

Roma Italian Deli

WHY Excellent Italian prosciutti, cheeses, sausages, salumi and gnocchi, sold with style and lots of sample tastes.

Riding the Rails: Using the Metro

Riding the Rails: Using the Metro

The Gold Line First built in 2003, and expanded more recently, the Gold Line connects East L.A. to Pasadena, with stops in Boyle Heights, Little Tokyo, Union Station, Lincoln Heights, Highland Park, South Pasadena and Old Pasadena, among others. The northeastern terminus is currently Sierra Madre Villa in east Pasadena, although there is hope to [...]

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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