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Around Town with Little Kids

Around Town with Little Kids

Had enough of playing Candy Land and going to the same old playground? You’re in luck—the Pasadena area is rich with outings for families with young children. Here are some of our favorites. For young ones, Kidspace is the place to be. It began as a labor of love in a makeshift, donated space and [...]

Green Street Restaurant

Green Street Restaurant

You cannot call yourself a true Pasadenan until you have had a Dianne salad, whether you eat it on the popular outdoor patio, in the bright, casual-café interior or, as so many locals do, in a to-go version at a board meeting. A version of a Chinese chicken salad, it is simply impossible to stop [...]

Z Sushi

Z Sushi

This spacious restaurant, recently spiffed up, is one of the best places for sushi east of the 5 Freeway. Inside is a large drinking bar (try the plum martini), a long sushi bar and tables set with black linens. How much you spend depends on whether you order a bargain non-sushi dinner (like chicken teriyaki, [...]

San Marino

San Marino

Where Republicans Go to Enjoy Their Lawns The Facts What It Is: A four-square mile city just south of Pasadena and South Pasadena and nine miles northeast of downtown L.A Population: 13,665 Ethnic Diversity: Formerly the whitest place on earth, San Marino is now more than half Asian, primarily first-or second-generation Chinese immigrants Median Household [...]

Sierra Madre

Sierra Madre

Village of the Foothills The Facts What It Is: A four-square-mile town bordered by Arcadia, Pasadena, and, to the north, the San Gabriel Mountains Population: 11,146 Ethnic Diversity: 86% Caucasian (including 10% Hispanic), 6% Asian and not very many African Americans or Native Americans Median Household Income: $65,900 Key Players In 1881, Nathaniel Carter bough [...]

The Sycamores

The Sycamores

Originally an orphanage, this century-old institution is now devoted to the mental health of children in the San Gabriel Valley, offering everything from residential treatment and foster care to in-home therapy and after-school enrichment classes. It provides services at several locations, but its main facility is a five-acre, tree-shaded campus in Altadena. Volunteers help with [...]

Vroman’s Bestsellers for 01/16/11

Vroman’s Bestsellers for 01/16/11

Hardcover Fiction Sentry, Robert Crais Clara and Mr Tiffany, Susan Vreeland Border Lords, Jefferson T Parker Freedom, Jonathan Franzen Distant Hours, Kate Morton Help, Kathryn Stockett Object of Beauty, Steve Martin Judas Gate, Jack Higgins Left Neglected, Lisa Genova Girl Who Kicked The Hornets Nest, Stieg Larsson Hardcover Non-Fiction Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mom, [...]

Book ‘Em Mysteries

Book ‘Em Mysteries

If you can’t get enough of Inspector Dagliesh or Kinsey Millhone – and what murder-mystery buff can? – you’ll want to haunt Book ’Em, which carries new and used murder mysteries, detective novels and crime fiction. It’s quite a bright and cheerful place for such dark subject matter, and the staff members are not at [...]

Vroman’s Bestsellers 1/9/2011

Vroman’s Bestsellers 1/9/2011

Hardcover Non-Fiction Blessing of a B Minus, Wendy Mogel American Veda, Philip Goldberg Zooborns, Andrew Bleiman Cleopatra, Stacy Schiff I Remember Nothing, Nora Ephron Cooking with Trader Joe’s Dinners, Deana Gunn Great Unrecorded History, Wendy Moffat Wait for Me Duchess of Devonshire, Deborah Mitford Autobiography of Mark Twain, Mark Twain Unbroken, Laura Hillenbrand Paperback Fiction [...]

Storytime Roundup

Storytime Roundup

Can’t bear another round of Where the Wild Things Are? Take a break from your own storybooking and head for one of the remarkable number of children’s readings at Pasadena-area libraries. Highlights from the Pasadena Public Library’s offerings include more than a dozen Preschool Storytimes across town, the Monday night Pajama Storytime at Hastings Ranch [...]

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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