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Vroman’s Bestsellers 10/10/11

Vroman’s Bestsellers 10/10/11

Hardcover Fiction Die Once Live Twice, Lawrence Door Shock Wave, John Sandford The Barbarian Nurseries, Hector Tobar The Cats Table, Michael Ondaatje The Affair, Lee Child The Paris Wife, Paula Mclain It’s Classified, Nicolle Wallace Reamde, Neal Stephenson A Dance with Dragons, George R R Martin Feast Day of Fools, James Burke Hardcover Non-Fiction Boomerang, […]

GAME ON! Parish Fair

GAME ON! Parish Fair

Holy Family Church is having its Game On! Parish Fair and raffle this Saturday and Sunday. Cut and dash along the Colossus obstacle course; test your skills playing paint ball; be a template for flowers or animals at the face painting booth; go aerobic in the carousel and boxing bouncer. Try your hand in the jousting […]

Got a Shovel & Gloves? Bring ‘Em Along!

Got a Shovel & Gloves? Bring ‘Em Along!

How can you not be enticed by an offer of “swale building.” Swale? Thank goodness for Merriam-Webster. Swale n. 1. a low-lying or depressed and often wet stretch of land. This weekend, North East Los Angeles Transition is hosting It Takes a Village to Transition a Lawn. Over a period of four weekends, a 3,000-square-foot lawn […]

Bring Your Zest for Life

Bring Your Zest for Life

Though the bones may ache, the knees may creak, and the arthritis may flare (and we haven’t even reached the half a century mark!), nothing motivates like a dose of inspiration. Join the Pasadena Senior Center on October 22nd to celebrate those with a Zest for Life Gala—like the #1 world tennis champion for ages 75+ and eight-time […]

Vroman’s Bestsellers 10/03/11

Vroman’s Bestsellers 10/03/11

Hardcover Fiction Die Once Live Twice,  Lawrence Door The Affair, Lee Child The Art of Fielding, Chad Harbach The Paris Wife, Paula Mclain Feast Day of Fools, James Lee Burke The Night Circus, Erin Morgenstern Lassiter, Paul Levine The Barbarian Nurseries, Hèctor Tobar Reamde, Neal Stephenson Aleph, Paulo Coelho Hardcover Non-Fiction Dear Cary, Dyan Cannon Killing […]

Seeking the Spa Less Traveled

Seeking the Spa Less Traveled

How about this as a hobby: spending years (years!) researching Los Angeles spas and massage-therapy places. (We are so loving this already.) And now these two professional women, Brenda Goldstein and Gail Herndon, both of Pasadena, have written a book about their findings: The Spa Less Traveled: Discovering Ethnic Los Angeles, One Massage at a Time. How […]

The Jewels of Glendale

The Jewels of Glendale

For those you who can’t get enough of historic homes, Sunday, October 2nd is a day to set aside. The Glendale Historical Society is offering its annual fall home tour, this year entitled Glendale Gems. Five homes listed on the local Register of Historic Resources will be honored. One of these will be Castle House, […]

Altadena Hardware Lives

Altadena Hardware Lives

It may have seemed a horror for locals when their neighborhood hardware store, owned by the same family for three generations, was sold last year. The good news is that the new owners, the Orlandini family, are continuing the legacy. They kept old scales, file drawers and bulk nail bins from the old store that […]

Crab Cake Sliders & Cougar Burgers, Anyone?

Crab Cake Sliders & Cougar Burgers, Anyone?

Clean Street Food ? Baby’s Badass Burgers? Mango Tango? Sounds like food truck action! The Rose Bowl Aquatic Center is hosting the Food Truck Rally September 30th. That’s this coming Friday evening, so get ready to start the weekend with some good eating. How about a cougar burger made with aged beef and dressed with St. Andre […]

Vroman’s Bestsellers 9/26/11

Vroman’s Bestsellers 9/26/11

Hardcover Fiction Damage Control, Denise Hamilton We the Animals, Justin Torres Paris Wife, Paula Mclain Night Circus, Erin Morgenstern Pirate King, Laurie King Starting from Happy, Patricia Marx Buddha in the Attic, Julie Otsuka Rules of Civility, Amor Towles Reamde, Neal Stephenson Leftovers, Tom Perrotta Hardcover Non-Fiction You Are Not Alone, Jermaine Jackson Jane Goodall […]

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