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Zen Monday: #74

Zen Monday: #74

Zen Monday is the day you experience the photo and give us your thoughts rather than me telling you what I think the photo’s about. I also stay out of the comments box for most of the day, to avoid influencing the discussion. I look for a photo worth contemplating or, failing that, something odd […]

Special Edition Chaos Chronicles with Monica Dolan is up!

Special Edition Chaos Chronicles with Monica Dolan is up!

Yes, Chaos Crew… I did lure Monica to the mic ( but not into the closet!). You can hear the results of our chat by clicking here.I did get out of the closet and Monica is able to provide a different perspective, as she was involved in the rescue. You can also hear what Monica […]

Nutcracker Season Already?

Nutcracker Season Already?

If it’s December, there must be a Nutcracker performance happening somewhere — fortunately, the one running this weekend at Glendale’s historic Alex Theatre is a fine one. A Los Angeles Ballet production, this is an elegant ballet that hews to tradition but is not stodgy. The performance opens here in Glendale, then moves to UCLA’s […]

Shoppers Treated to “Baby It’s You” Preview at Playhouse

Shoppers Treated to “Baby It’s You” Preview at Playhouse

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas. The cast from “Baby It’s You” treats shoppers to a free, sneak preview of the new show at Pasadena Playhouse and then saw a familiar face , Santa Claus paid a visit to ask the cast what they wanted for Christmas. As a way of soothing the […]

And Pretty Maids All in a Row

And Pretty Maids All in a Row

As I walked past The Ivory Suite Bridal Boutique the other night I had to stop and take a long look through the glass. I’m not sure, but it looked like that row of gorgeous couture gowns might have been moving a little in the darkness. Restless before their big days? Swaying to a distant […]

Last Day, November 2009

Last Day, November 2009

I can’t fool you. It’s not the last day of November. But tomorrow is Zen Monday and I’m not about to mess with that. So to continue our experimental monthly look across Johnson Field, let’s see if anything’s changed. Hmm. Looks like the Psychocross fanatics got their rudders stuck. I kid. The local Cyclocross riders […]

Houston’s

Houston’s

Just try to drive by this upscale chain without having the aroma of pork products force you to pull into the parking lot, zombie-like, and head for one of the roomy booths. Pass on the bland chicken and so-so seafood in favor of the excellent (if pricey) meat: baby-back ribs, steaks, chops and burgers. No […]

Shoppers Treated to Preview of “Baby It’s You” at Pasadena Playhouse – Extended Thru Dec. 20th

Shoppers Treated to Preview of “Baby It’s You” at Pasadena Playhouse – Extended Thru Dec. 20th

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas. The cast from “Baby It’s You” treats shoppers to a free, sneak preview of the new show at Pasadena Playhouse and then saw a familiar face , Santa Claus paid a visit to ask the cast what they wanted for Christmas. As a way of soothing the […]

Lucques Catering

Lucques Catering

WHY Because it’s time to plan those holiday dinner parties, and you’ve always yearned to recreate Sunday Supper at Lucques in your own home, down to the little table set-ups of olives, bread and fleur de sel. WHAT Run by Suzanne Goin’s sister, Jessica, the catering arm of the Lucques empire handles everything from intimate […]

Tours of Eliot, Altadena Elementary available next week

Tours of Eliot, Altadena Elementary available next week

This note from Susan Savitt Schwartz, Program Director of the Pasadena Educational Network (PEN): More opportunities to tour neighborhood schools this week: Tues., 12/1 – Eliot Middle School principal Peter Pannell welcomes prospective parents and community members for a tour of the school on Tuesday, December 1, beginning at 9:00 am. (Q: Why is there […]

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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