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Books on the Bus

Books on the Bus

It’s time once again for the annual Los Angeles Times Festival of Books on the UCLA campus, and for once the weather is supposed to be comfortably cool. And when you add the convenience, fun and intelligence of the book-lover’s bus rides offered by Vroman’s, there’s no reason for Pasadenans to not attend this year. [...]

Earth Day Resolution: Shop Farmers' Markets!

Earth Day Resolution: Shop Farmers' Markets!

It’s easy to get stuck in a food-shopping rut — all you Trader Joe’s habitués know what we’re talking about. But now that spring’s in full swing, and Earth Day is upon us, we’re ready to inspire you (and us — we’re stuck in the Trader Joe’s rut, too) to make the most of the [...]

Porto Alegre

Porto Alegre

Churrascarias are the fad du jour, which isn’t hard to understand—handsome men carving unlimited quantities of sizzling meat tableside is a powerful American fantasy. This place, little-noticed on the second floor of the Paseo, is actually one of the best around, more subdued than the wacky Gaucho’s Village in Glendale and with better food than [...]

Fatal Accident in La Canada

Fatal Accident in La Canada

A car carrier (a big rig carrying vehicles) lost control coming down Angeles Crest Highway early last night and crashed into several cars and finally Flintridge Bookstore and Coffeehouse. Two people are dead and many injured. Click here to read the story on the Pasadena Star-News, and here to read the Valley Sun’s report.

Bono at the Bowl

Bono at the Bowl

Forgive us while we regress a few decades…. OMG, U2 is coming to the ROSE BOWL! And it’s their only stop in the western U.S. on their global 360 Tour! And some of us practically live next door to the Rose Bowl! So October 25th will be hell for some Pasadenans, but heaven for those [...]

Train-to-Drink Bar Bargain

Train-to-Drink Bar Bargain

Attention current or would-be Metro riders: To help inspire light-rail use and get us out of our cars, La Grande Orange (located inside Pasadena’s historic Del Mar Station) is offering $1 cocktails for Gold Line riders. Just bring in your ticket stub and your first cocktail, glass of wine, sangria or beer is just a [...]

South Pasadena for Food Lovers

South Pasadena for Food Lovers

Every month, our sister site Eat-la.com posts a profile of one of L.A.’s Good Food Neighborhoods, drawn from the book EAT: Los Angeles. This month’s good-eatin’ neighborhood is our own South Pasadena. Click here to read all about it.

Our Favorite Artisans & Craftspeople

Our Favorite Artisans & Craftspeople

Here are the creative locals who enrich our homes and our lives: florists, designers, photographers, garden consultants, letterpress printers, furniture makers, caterers, chefs, fine artists, jewelers…

Our Favorite Tradespeople

Our Favorite Tradespeople

Here are the tradespeople we rely on to get the job done: contractors, electricians, plumbers, carpenters, auto mechanics, house painters, piano movers, piano tuners, upholsterers, roofers, pooly guys, seamstresses, gardeners, dog trainers, tile layers and more.

Kitchen Gardens for Everyone

Kitchen Gardens for Everyone

Some call them Victory Gardens, but we prefer the term “kitchen garden.” Whatever they’re called, everyone suddenly wants one, including Michelle Obama. The Obamas will have a professional team and a serious budget to create their kitchen garden, but we San Gabriel Valleyites have one thing they don’t have: A near-perfect growing climate. Although there [...]

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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