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Spring Camps at Kidspace

Spring Camps at Kidspace

Spring break for moms ‘n’ dads of young ones has a whole different meaning than spring break for college kids—it can trigger terror at the thought of long days to fill while work must be done. Enter Kidspace’s full- and half-day spring camps for kids ages 6 to 10. The emphasis is on the gee-whiz, [...]

Hey, Pasadena Drivers—Pay Attention!

Hey, Pasadena Drivers—Pay Attention!

Not-so-fun facts: —Pasadena has the second-highest rate of pedestrian-car accidents for mid-size cities in California, behind only Berkeley. — In 2010 alone, cars in Pasadena hit a whopping 83 pedestrians. — Contrary to what you might think, the majority of these accidents do not stem from jaywalking—the walker is most often either in a crosswalk [...]

Vroman’s Bestsellers 03/20/11

Vroman’s Bestsellers 03/20/11

Hardcover Fiction Tigers Wife, Tea Obreht Murder in Passy, Cara Black Girl Who Kicked The Hornets Nest, Stieg Larsson Red Star Crescent Moon, Robert Rosenstone Minding Frankie, Maeve Binchy Oracle of Stamboul, Michael Lukas Paris Wife, Paula McLain Visit From The Goon Squad, Jennifer Egan When the Killings Done, T C Boyle When the Thrill [...]

Hillsides

Hillsides

A safe and nurturing haven for children from dangerous and/or troubled homes, Hillsides is a peaceful seventeen-acre residential facility, school and resource center. Its specialty is helping emotionally disturbed children improve their coping, social and academic skills, and it’s one of few places that help find housing, work and schooling for newly emancipated foster kids, [...]

Flintridge Bookstore and Coffeehouse

Flintridge Bookstore and Coffeehouse

It seems like anyone who’d open a large independent bookstore in this Amazon era would have to be insane, and yet Lenora and Peter Wannier appear to be completely sane – and smart, too. They’ve done everything right in the handsome new store they built from scratch: chosen the titles carefully to reflect the interests [...]

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 [...]

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