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Vroman’s Bestsellers 4/12/2010

Vroman’s Bestsellers 4/12/2010

Hardcover Fiction Imperfect Birds, Anne Lamott Bite Me, Christopher Moore A River in the Sky, Elizabeth Peters The Mapping of Love and Death, Jacqueline Winspear The Black Cat, Martha Grimes Changes, Jim Butcher Deception, Jonathan Kellerman Solar, Ian McEwan The Lacuna, Barbara Kingsolver Shadow Tag, Louise Erdrich Hardcover Nonfiction Tattoos on the Heart, Gregory Boyle [...]

Huntington Rose Garden Tea Room

Huntington Rose Garden Tea Room

Keep in mind that you must first pay admission to the Huntington plus the $25 price for tea. But this plentiful serve-yourself buffet has six kinds of finger sandwiches, fresh fruit, salads, spreads, little cakes. The two daily selections of hot tea are nothing to write home about, but the servers are friendly and helpful, [...]

Sushi Roku

Sushi Roku

Sure, it’s yuppie and overpriced, but it’s the best sushi in Old Town, and you could do worse than the fatty tuna sashimi and crab dynamite roll, especially if you’ve just come out of a movie. A sleek design, trendy cocktails and model-pretty hostesses complete the illusion that you’re in West Hollywood instead of boring [...]

Putt-putting Around South Pasadena

Putt-putting Around South Pasadena

Quiet, hidden and old-school, the Arroyo Seco Miniature Golf Course has more charm than a four-leaf clover. Tucked into the Arroyo on the edge of South Pasadena, this verdant golf complex includes a public 18-hole course, a par-3 course and the mini golf, which local kids have been frequenting since 1955. And at a mere $2 per [...]

Vroman’s Bestsellers 4/5/2010

Vroman’s Bestsellers 4/5/2010

Hardcover Fiction Known To Evil, Walter Mosley Solar, Ian McEwan Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand, Helen Simonson Help, Kathryn Stockett Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter, Seth Grahame-Smith The Language of Secrets, Dianne Dixon Deception, Jonathan Kellerman The Mapping of Love and Death, Jacqueline Winspear A Week in December, Sebastian Faulks The Solitude of Prime Numbers, Paolo Giordano [...]

Lincoln Avenue Nursery

Lincoln Avenue Nursery

Built around a 1903 cottage, this is one of Pasadena’s more hidden and low-key nurseries, but it deserves to be sought out. Owner Ramon Franco spent 30 years as a landscape contractor before he and his wife, Teresa, bought the place from the Japanese-American family that had owned it for two generations, and he brings [...]

Open House for Young Singers

Open House for Young Singers

If your child has some pipes, it’s worth a visit this weekend to the open house for the Los Angeles Children’s Chorus, an acclaimed and serious program that’s based here in Pasadena. Held as a precursor to auditions for children ages 8 to 12 in June, the open house will include a brief performance by [...]

Zephyr Coffee House & Art Gallery

Zephyr Coffee House & Art Gallery

A hidden gem, Zephyr is a Craftsman cottage suffused with Zen-like beauty and calm. All the rooms have comfy sofas, and the patios have tree-shaded tables; regulars chat just like they’re in their own home, or settle in at a table for a few hours with a laptop or a newspaper. There’s often-worthwhile live music [...]

Perry’s Joint

Perry’s Joint

A sophisticated, spacious spot with great jazz on the stereo, Perry’s is a terrific place to hold small business meetings or to work on your laptop (free WiFi). Good coffee, tasty sandwiches and a full range of Dreyer’s ice cream. 2051 Lincoln Ave., Northwest Pasadena, 626.798.4700, perrysjoint.com, Café. Mon.-Fri. from 8 a.m., Sat. from 10 a.m. MC, [...]

Vroman’s Bestsellers 3/29/2010

Vroman’s Bestsellers 3/29/2010

Hardcover Fiction The Language of Secrets, Dianne Dixon Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter, Seth Grahame-Smith The Ask, Sam Lipsyte Known To Evil, Walter Mosley Bite Me, Christopher Moore Angelology, Danielle Trussoni Help, Kathryn Stockett Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, Seth Grahame-Smith Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand, Helen Simonson The Mapping of Love and Death, Jacqueline Winspear Hardcover [...]

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