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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 [...]

Mt. Wilson Observatory

Mt. Wilson Observatory

Mt. Wilson Observatory, founded in 1904 by the Carnegie Institution of Washington (CIW) with astronomer George Ellery Hale, sits atop the 5,715-foot summit of Mount Wilson in the San Gabriel Mountains. Since the 1980s, when it decided to restrict deep-sky astronomy research to its Las Campañas Observatory in Chile, CIW now partners with the Mt. [...]

Mt. Wilson Toll Road to Henninger Flats, Altadena

Mt. Wilson Toll Road to Henninger Flats, Altadena

5.4 miles round-trip; moderate Alternate: Eaton Canyon Falls Trails Enter Eaton Canyon through the Pinecrest gate, walk down into the canyon and head up the clearly visible dirt road. Head up to Henninger Flats, site of the L.A. County Experimental Forestry Nursery. The nursery produces tree seedlings (Monterey pine, cedar, Sequoia, knobcone pine) to reforest [...]

Gamble House Bookstore

Gamble House Bookstore

The former garage for the Gamble House is jam-packed with enough Arts & Crafts–related books, art and gifts to make an aficionado tremble with joy: limited-edition sets of drawings of Greene & Greene houses; gorgeous books on the Gamble House, the Greene brothers, the Arts & Craft movement, architecture, design and local history; greeting cards; [...]

Junior League of Pasadena

Junior League of Pasadena

This has been Pasadena’s blue-blood philanthropic organization since its founding in 1926—but it ain’t your mother’s Junior League. While today’s group still has plenty of country-club gals as members, it also has working women, and Junior Leaguers are increasingly diverse. Famed for its superb cookbooks (like the classic California Heritage), this group also raises money [...]

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