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Roundup of Storm Reports

Roundup of Storm Reports

You don’t need us to tell you that it’s raining cats, dogs and small ponies. But if you want to stay really on top of what’s going on in our once-again-national-news foothill communities, here are some resources: — As always, Tim Rutt at Altadenablog.com is on top of things. He’s posting regular updates from the [...]

Tonny’s

Tonny’s

Warm and welcoming, this little family restaurant has an open kitchen, a tiny patio out back, about eight tables – and some of the most delicious guacamole ever, chunky and fragrant with cilantro and limes. Fresh-squeezed juices of all kinds – check out the carrots in the fridge! – accompany breakfast, lunch and dinner. The [...]

The Art of Romance — and Food

The Art of Romance — and Food

For 23 years, the Folk Tree has heralded Valentine’s Day with a Hearts & Flowers art exhibition, which runs from late January to late February. Love is always the theme; this year’s show will feature works by some 50 artists (including Esau Andrade, Kina Clay, Sumi Foley, Sandra Gallegos and Kathi Oshima): jewelry, ceramics, mixed [...]

Night with a Cheese Nerd

Night with a Cheese Nerd

Tired of the same old gouda? Ready to move beyond brie? Then head to Vroman’s Bookstore on Friday evening for a guided cheese tasting by Alex Brown of South Pasadena’s Nicole’s. A multiple grilled-cheese contest champion, Alex calls himself a “certifiable cheese nerd,” and he doesn’t do the usual food-pairing thing. Instead you’ll learn, as [...]

The Red Cross & Haiti

The Red Cross & Haiti

Every red-blooded American is trying find some way to help Haiti recover from its devastating earthquake, which has inspired us to champion Pasadena’s very own outpost of the American Red Cross. Located in the historic Cravens Estate on Madeline just off of Orange Grove, this Red Cross sponsors everything from blood drives to babysitter training [...]

MLK Day at Kidspace

MLK Day at Kidspace

Kidspace has a big day planned to celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day on Monday. It’s packed the roster with performers, activities and music, including: — African folktales told by professional storyteller Michael McCarty at 11 a.m. — Quilt making all day in the garden — A children’s drum circle at noon — Stories by [...]

La Caravana

La Caravana

Hearty, tasty Salvadorian specialties—pupusas, meat-filled pepitos (like empanadas), savory chicken sautéed with onions and potatoes, carne asada—are served in a handsome room decorated with plush booths and Central American art and woodwork. It’s a much nicer dining experience than the shabby block it’s on suggests. 1306 N. Lake Ave., Pasadena, 626.791.7378, Salvadorian. L & D [...]

Vroman’s Bestsellers 1/10/2010

Vroman’s Bestsellers 1/10/2010

Hardcover Fiction Iron River, T. Jefferson Parker Shades of Grey, Jasper Fforde The Help, Kathryn Stockett Wolf Hall, Hilary Mantel Summertime, J.M. Coetzee U Is for Undertow, Sue Grafton Noah’s Compass, Anne Tyler Too Much Happiness, Alice Munro Gathering Storm, Robert Jordan Half Broke Horses, Jeannette Walls Hardcover Non-Fiction Committed, Elizabeth Gilbert Drive, Daniel Pink [...]

Off-Ramp: The Radio Show

Off-Ramp: The Radio Show

Forgive the self-promotion, but we must report that Colleen Dunn Bates, editor of EAT: Los Angeles and Hometown Pasadena, will be on John Rabe’s show Off-Ramp on KPCC this weekend, talking a little about the new 2010 edition of EAT: Los Angeles, but more about the hows and whys of what we eat. Off-Ramp, a [...]

Offramp: The Gallery

Offramp: The Gallery

Slowly growing in stature and following, Pasadena’s Offramp Gallery has a double-header opening this Sunday afternoon. The event celebrates the opening of  shows by two artists: Stare, a video installation by Joey Santarromana, and two shows by Erika Suderburg: Some Small Groups 1974-2009, assemblages of one-inch-square photographic prints, and Landscape for il Sassetta, a video [...]

Gooden Open House Saturday, January 11

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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