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14 Spiritual Centers to Know

14 Spiritual Centers to Know

All Saints Episcopal Church Combining high-church Episcopalian pomp with liberal social activism, All Saints draws occasional national attention, like its run-in with the IRS over its tax-exempt status. It’s been a longtime leader in Pasadena, starting and then spinning off a number of excellent nonprofits, from Union Station to Young & Healthy. Offerings include frequent [...]

Vroman’s Bestsellers 03/14/11

Vroman’s Bestsellers 03/14/11

Hardcover Fiction When the Thrill is Gone, Walter Mosley Tigers Wife, Tea Obreht Last Days of Ptolemy Grey, Walter Mosley Minding Frankie, Maeve Binchy When the Killings Done, T C Boyle Discovery of Witches, Deborah Harkness Room, Emma Donoghue Help, Kathryn Stockett Paris Wife, Paula McLain Silent Mercy, Linda Fairstein Hardcover Non-Fiction United, Meredith Baxter [...]

Jacob Maarse Florists

Jacob Maarse Florists

Located in an old, converted Cadillac dealership in the Playhouse District, Jacob Maarse has been around since 1966 and is the place that well-bred Pasadenans call when stunning arrangements must be sent. Extras include garden accoutrements, gifts and ready-made arrangements. Flowers from Jacob Maarse mean something in this town. His countless friends are now grieving [...]

Vroman’s Bestsellers 03/06/11

Vroman’s Bestsellers 03/06/11

Hard Cover Fiction Oracle of Stamboul, Michael Lukas Wise Mans Fear, Patrick Rothfuss When the Killings Done, T C Boyle Night Vision, Randy White Murder in Passy, Cara Black Paris Wife, Paula McLain Gideons Sword, Douglas Preston Fadeaway Girl, Martha Grimes Sing You Home, Jodi Picoult 13 Rue Therese , Elena Shapiro Hardcover Non-Fiction Man [...]

La Cañada Goes Mad

La Cañada Goes Mad

In a manner of speaking, that is. Saturday brings the March Madness Sale to Foothill Boulevard, and the merchants are promising a lot of bargains. They’ll be moving the goods out onto the sidewalk, and there might even be some snacks involved. The event will run all the way from the Apple Cart on the [...]

World Read Aloud Day

World Read Aloud Day

Just as Pasadena author Lian Dolan’s kids have become too old for storytime, she gets to bring those days back as Pasadena’s Ambassador of Reading at World Read Aloud Day. The author of the bestselling Helen of Pasadena will be reading several children’s books, including the one pictured here, at the Lamada Branch Library on Wednesday [...]

A CIF Bonanza

A CIF Bonanza

It was a huge weekend for Pasadena-area teams as CIF playoffs swept Southern California. Muir’s boys’ basketball team had a superb season, and they made to CIF finals against a school just a couple of miles away: Flintridge Prep. Prep won on Saturday night, as did Flintridge Sacred Heart’s girls’ soccer team, which beat San [...]

More Fun with Nuns

More Fun with Nuns

Just when you thought you’d never have to face Sister again, she’s back—but not as your dreaded 1st grade teacher.* Maripat Donovan, the creator and star of the series of Late Nite Catechism plays, is coming to Pasadena for her latest in the series: ‘Til Death Do Us Part: Late Nite Catechism 3. It’s settling [...]

Leigh Adams’s Dry-Garden Paradise

Leigh Adams’s Dry-Garden Paradise

What a wonderful story by Emily Green in today’s Los Angeles Times about Altadenan Leigh Adams’s dry garden. We at Hometown Pasadena have known Leigh for years—she taught most of our kids Spanish and the art of gourd painting at Sequoyah School—and have watched in awe as she’s continued to grow as an artist and [...]

Vroman’s Bestsellers 02/27/2011

Vroman’s Bestsellers 02/27/2011

Hardcover Fiction Discovery of Witches, Deborah Harkness When the Killing’s Done, T C Boyle Help, Kathryn Stockett Gideon’s Sword, Douglas Preston Paris Wife, Paula McLain Sherlockian, Graham Moore 13 Rue Therese, Elena Shapiro Weird Sisters, Eleanor Brown Death of a Chimney Sweep, M C Beaton Girl Who Kicked the Hornets Nest, Stieg Larsson Hardcover Non-Fiction [...]

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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