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Chalk Action

Chalk Action

This Father’s Day weekend brings the return of the Pasadena Chalk Festival to the Paseo. On Saturday and Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., some 600 artists (from all over Southern California and even the nation) will be filling almost every inch of the Paseo’s concrete promenades and open spaces with vivid chalked murals. [...]

Father-Daughter Book Signing

Father-Daughter Book Signing

Just in time for Father’s Day is an unusual book signing at Once Upon a Time in Montrose: Glendale resident Dan Pollock, author of the new crime thriller The Running Boy, will be signing books alongside his 14-year-old daughter, Jane Pollock, who has just published her first book, Titus and Otis and the Arctic Adventure, [...]

Backyard Bear at Lake & Elizabeth

Backyard Bear at Lake & Elizabeth

A small (200-pound) black bear was found in a backyard pecan tree, apparently having a little lunch, on Elizabeth Street near Lake yesterday — quite a ways from the Altadena wilds. Fish & Game staffers, who named her “Dusty,” were able to sedate her, get her out safely, and take her back to the foothills. [...]

Vroman's Bestsellers 6/15/2009

Vroman's Bestsellers 6/15/2009

Hardcover Fiction Story Sisters, Alice Hoffman Into The Beautiful North, Luis Urrea Shanghai Girls, Lisa See Language of Bees, Laurie Kin Black Water Rising, Attica Locke Scarecrow, Michael Connelly Help, Kathryn Stockett Gone Tomorrow, Lee Child Tea Time for the Traditionally Built, Alexander Smith My Father’s Tears and Other Stories, John Updike Hardcover Non-Fiction Hope [...]

Summer Shows at PMCA

Summer Shows at PMCA

The summer season is bringing four new shows to the Pasadena Museum of California Art, starting with a recently opened exhibit of the work of five seminal faculty members from the early years at UC Davis: Robert Arneson, Wayne Thiebaud, Manuel Neri, Roy De Forest and William T. Wiley. Equally compelling is the exhibit called [...]

Blood & Dumplings

Blood & Dumplings

L.A.’s favorite quirky-historic tour company, Esotouric, returns to the San Gabriel Valley this weekend for its popular Blood & Dumplings tour, hosted in conjunction with Vroman’s Bookstore. Departing from Vroman’s at noon on Saturday, the bus adventure cruises Alhambra, Temple City, Monterey Park, Rosemead and El Monte, with a stop for a picnic of dumplings [...]

Alice Hoffman at Vroman's

Alice Hoffman at Vroman's

Magic realist novelist Alice Hoffman, author of Here on Earth, Practical Magic, the Ice Queen and many other novels, including some for young adults and children, will be speaking and signing at Vroman’s on Friday about her new novel, The Story Sisters. The book tells the tale of three sisters who become recluses after tragedy [...]

Smogtown at Aloud LA

Smogtown at Aloud LA

Pasadena author Chip Jacobs takes center stage on Tuesday night at the Los Angeles Central Library for its Aloud LA lecture series. Moderated by Kevin Roderick of LA Observed, this free event is really a panel discussion, not a lecture, featuring Jacobs and his co-author, William J. Kelly; author and former state legislator Tom Hayden; [...]

Vroman's Bestsellers 6/08/2009

Vroman's Bestsellers 6/08/2009

Hardcover Fiction Shanghai Girls, Lisa See Scarecrow, Michael Connelly Signal, Ron Carlson My Father’s Tears and Other Stories, John Updike Shadows of Death, David Sundstrand Four Corners of the Sky, Michael Malone Tea Time for the Traditionally Built, Alexander Smith Into the Beautiful North, Luis Urrea 8th Confession, James Patterson Help, Kathryn Stockett Hardcover Non-Fiction Renegade, Richard Wolffe Losing Mum & Pup, Christopher Buckley Outliers, Malcolm Gladwell Pull [...]

Pops for Free on Sunday

Pops for Free on Sunday

The city of Pasadena and Pasadena Pops, with sponsorship from Target and Parsons, are kicking off summer with a free concert and festival this Sunday on the square in front of City Hall. Bring beach chairs, a picnic supper and, if the June gloom holds, a sweater, and stake out your seat by 5:30 p.m., [...]

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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