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Art Your Way

Art Your Way

In case you hadn’t noticed, the Pasadena area is thick with artists, art lovers and resources for those who want to make their own beautiful things. Here are our favorite places to get creative. The Armory Center for the Arts Part gallery, part community center, the Armory is perhaps best known as a venue for [...]

Vroman’s Bestsellers 04/17/11

Vroman’s Bestsellers 04/17/11

Hardcover Fiction Fifth Witness, Michael Connelly Field Gray, Philip Kerr Pale King, David Foster Wallace Troubled Man, Henning Mankell Saturday Big Tent Wedding Party, Alexander Smith Tigers Wife, Tea Obreht I’ll Walk Alone, Mary Clark Heideggers Glasses, Thaisa Frank Lesson in Secrets, Jacqueline Winspear Heads You Lose, Lisa Lutz Hardcover Non-Fiction Be Your Own Shaman, [...]

El Centro de Accion Social

El Centro de Accion Social

El Centro is another of Pasadena’s several fine organizations dedicated to educating low-income kids, via after-school tutoring (held at La Pintoresca Library, Jefferson Elementary and its colorful center in Central Park), youth leadership groups at John Muir High and  and a strong, bilingual summer school for kids from kindergarten through high school; it also runs [...]

Sunset Ridge to Cape of Good Hope, Altadena

Sunset Ridge to Cape of Good Hope, Altadena

Here’s another one of our favorite hikes in the San Gabriels. 6 miles round-trip; moderately strenuous Alternates: Dawn Mine & Millard Canyon Falls For a hike that combines beauty, history, and exercise, walk up Chaney Trail and follow the Sunset Ridge Trail, which hugs the side of steep Millard Canyon. You enjoy views of the [...]

Vroman’s Bestsellers, 3/28/2011 – 4/3/2011

Vroman’s Bestsellers, 3/28/2011 – 4/3/2011

Hardcover Fiction Tiger’s Wife, Tea Obreht Albuquerque Turkey, John Vorhaus Troubled Man, Henning Mankell Lesson in Secrets, Jacqueline Winspear Land of Painted Caves, Jean Auel Saturday Big Tent Wedding Party, Alexander Smith Mystery, Jonathan Kellerman Georgia Bottoms, Mark Childress Pale King, David Foster Wallace When the Killing’s Done, T C Boyle Hardcover Non-Fiction Jerusalem Jerusalem, [...]

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 [...]

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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