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Here Comes James Madison’s Sun

Here Comes James Madison’s Sun

This Saturday morning, our local chapter of the League of Women Voters celebrates “sunshine laws” by offering a community forum that promises to be an intelligent antidote to the, ahem, less than impressive level of political discussion on the public airwaves. So turn off the radio and TV and commune for a moment with the [...]

Vroman’s Bestsellers March 1, 2010

Vroman’s Bestsellers March 1, 2010

Hardcover Fiction Apple Turnover Murder, Joanne Fluke The Kingdom of Ohio, Matthew Flaming Help, Kathryn Stockett The Man From Beijing, Henning Mankell Infinities, John Banville The Girl Who Played with Fire, Stieg Larsson The Postmistress, Sarah Blake Split Image, Robert B. Parker Half Broke Horses, Jeanette Walls Horns, Joe Hill Hardcover Nonfiction Devotion, Dani Shapiro [...]

Saladang

Saladang

Count us among the legion who are addicted to Saladang’s yellow curry, light fried calamari, spinach-and-duck salad, beef satay and rad na noodles. The best Thai food in the SG Valley is served by a quick-moving staff in a chic modern room with exposed ducts, colorful table settings and handsome rattan chairs. The lunch specials [...]

Best Drinks in Town

Best Drinks in Town

Some of us around Hometown Pasadena like a proper drink every now and then, so we talked amongst ourselves and came up with a short list of personal favorites. We’re saving wine bars for another post. If we’ve missed your favorite cocktail, please let us know! Aviation. Palate bartender Antoine makes this historic, gin-based cocktail [...]

Arcadia Skater Ready for Her Close Up

Arcadia Skater Ready for Her Close Up

Hometown girl Mirai Nagasu hits the ice tonight for her country at the Olympic games in Vancouver, and you can be sure that all of Arcadia High — hell, all of Arcadia itself — will be watching. The 16-year-old figure skater was born in Montebello and raised in Arcadia, attending Foothills Middle School and then [...]

Vroman’s Bestsellers 2/22/2010

Vroman’s Bestsellers 2/22/2010

Hardcover Fiction This Time Tomorrow, Michael Jaime-Becerra Help, Kathryn Stockett The Man From Beijing, Henning Mankell The Postmistress, Sarah Blake Wolf Hall, Hilary Mantel Saving CeeCee Honeycutt, Beth Hoffman Union Atlantic, Adam Haslett Blame, Michelle Huneven Both Ways is the Only Way I Want It, Maile Meloy Shadow Tag, Louise Erdrich Hardcover Non-Fiction Eternity Soup, [...]

Volunteer for the Ride

Volunteer for the Ride

If you joined us last year to watch as Lance Armstrong, Levi Leipheimer and their cycling colleagues roar around the Rose Bowl, you know what a thrill it is to have them in town. They’re coming back in late May for the next Amgen Tour of California, aka the Tour de Sunshine. Many of the [...]

Book of the Month

Book of the Month

This month’s children’s book comes recommended by Maureen Palacios, owner of Once Upon a Time Bookstore in Montrose: Young Zeus, by G. Brian Karas (Scholastic Press, Feb. 2010). Greek myths are all the rage these days, what with the success of Rick Riordan’s Percy Jackson and the Olympians adventure series (and new movie) for kids [...]

Vroman’s Bestsellers 2/15/2010

Vroman’s Bestsellers 2/15/2010

Hardcover Fiction Help, Kathryn Stockett Secrets of Eden, Chris Bohjalian Angel Time, Anne Rice Saving CeeCee Honeycutt, Beth Hoffman The Postmistress, Sarah Blake Conspirata, Robert Harris Point Omega, Don Delillo The First Rule, Robert Crais The Girl who Played with Fire, Stieg Larsson The Information Officer, Mark Mills Hardcover Non-Fiction Game Change, John Heilemann Spirited, [...]

Sip to Support Sierra Madre Library

Sip to Support Sierra Madre Library

Think Moby Dick and a great white wine. A glass of Chianti and The Godfather. Cannery Row and a Viognier from Monterey.  See how wonderfully wine and great library books mix? Sierra Madre’s library supporters agree and bring the two together this Friday at the annual  fundraiser. For 40 years, the Friends of the Library have been gathering [...]

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