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Vroman’s Bestsellers 5/24/2010

Vroman’s Bestsellers 5/24/2010

Hardcover Fiction 61 Hours, Lee Child Help, Kathryn Stockett The Ark, Boyd Morrison The Double Comfort Safari Club, Alexander McCall Smith Island Beneath the Sea, Isabel Allende Storm Prey, John Sandford This Body of Death, Elizabeth George Haunt Me Still, Jennifer Lee Carrell Private Life, Jane Smiley Strip, Thomas Perry Hardcover Nonfiction 101 Things I [...]

Attention Animal Lovers

Attention Animal Lovers

The Pasadena Humane Society is offering two summer workshops for kids, one for 10- to 12-year-olds and one for 13- to 14-year-olds. These are great opportunities for animal-loving kids to learn, earn community service hours, and explore a possible career in animal care. The younger kids have a morning session and the older kids, an [...]

Grace Center

Grace Center

A homegrown organization founded in 1996, Grace Center provides shelter, food, legal services and other aid (bilingual) to abused women and children in the San Gabriel Valley. It needs a lot of volunteer aid: courtroom translators, legal advocates, organizers of donated clothing and food, office workers, people who are good with children, even gardeners to [...]

Dinosaur Farm

Dinosaur Farm

Our kids may be too old for toys now, but they still get misty-eyed when we pass this South Pas destination, where we bought so many birthday presents back in the day. Owner David Plenn has kept the store as fresh as ever, mixing the kid-staple basics (Legos, Thomas the Tank Engine, storybooks) with a [...]

Buster’s Ice Cream & Coffee Shop

Buster’s Ice Cream & Coffee Shop

From a sidewalk table in front of Buster’s, with a scoop of mint chip ice cream or a blended mocha in front of you and the South Pas street scene passing by, life is mighty fine. This colorful, funky neighborhood hub also showcases local musicians on weekend nights. 1006 Mission St., South Pasadena, 626.441.0744, Café. Daily from [...]

Billy’s Deli

Billy’s Deli

Established in 1949, Billy’s is an institution that runs on homemade pickles, towers of lox and pastrami, and lots of rye bread. A deli case, bakery case and sandwiches to go complement a dining room hung with huge sepia photos of a Glendale with Red Cars (and without high-rises or smog). The bill will be [...]

Marston’s

Marston’s

The cornflake-coated French toast is tasty and the omelets are generous, but we don’t get why people wait on the sidewalk for hour or more on weekends to have breakfast in this fetching old Pasadena bungalow. We come on Tuesdays instead, and go to Dish, Pie ‘n Burger or Café Atlantic on weekends. 151 E. [...]

Lola’s Peruvian

Lola’s Peruvian

Perhaps the best to-go chicken in the region—okay, in the world—is found at this Peruvian café. The birds are marinated in citrus juice, garlic and chiles and spit-roasted over a wood fire until crisp-skinned and incredibly juicy. Pair them with the homemade French fries (the Peruvians know their potatoes), and you will be deliriously happy. [...]

Tween Author at Motif

Tween Author at Motif

You might not normally think of shopping at Motif, an upscale gift and home store, for a good read for your 12-year-old, but you can do just that on Saturday. Jean Blasair, a playwrite and the author of many tween novels, will be in the store Saturday afternoon to meet fans and sign copies of [...]

Vroman’s Bestsellers 5/10/2010

Vroman’s Bestsellers 5/10/2010

Hardcover Fiction Dead in the Family, Charlaine Harris Help, Kathryn Stockett Innocent, Scott Turow Matterhorn, Karl Marlantes Island Beneath the Sea, Isabel Allende The Double Comfort Safari Club, Alexander McCall Smith Imperfect Birds, Anne Lamott This Body of Death, Elizabeth George Beatrice and Virgil, Yann Martel A Question of Belief, Donna Leon Hardcover Nonfiction Spoken [...]

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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