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Julienne Cookbook Signing

Julienne Cookbook Signing

This weekend brings the release of Celebrating with Julienne, the cookbook by longtime San Marino restaurateur and caterer Sue Campoy, who passed away in March. The richly photographed book makes its debut at a signing by Sue’s four daughters — Cynthia, Julie (Sue’s partner in running Julienne), Jennifer and Lesley — on the Julienne patio [...]

PlayWriteGirl Benefit at the Pasadena Playhouse

PlayWriteGirl Benefit at the Pasadena Playhouse

The fantastic Los Angeles-based organization WriteGirl, which pairs teen girls with professional women writers as mentors, is creeping east. Sunday evening it will be taking over the Pasadena Playhouse for PlayWriteGirl, a performance, food-and-wine tasting, and silent auction, with all proceeds going to the program. Such celebrated actors as Angela Bassett and Annie Potts will [...]

Walk the Old Town Walk

Walk the Old Town Walk

How are you planning to celebrate National Preservation Month? That’s right, it takes place in May, and there’s no finer way to kick it off than by taking Pasadena Heritage‘s walking tour of Old Pasadena. The 90-minute outing will start with a slide show and move on to a docent-guided stroll, during which you’ll hear [...]

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.

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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