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A Festival of Women

A Festival of Women

Novel #1: Round Rock, named one of the LA Times Best 100 Books of the year. Novel #2: Jamesland, winner of the Southern California Booksellers Award for Fiction. Novel #3: Blame, nominated for a 2009 National Book Critics Circle Award. Author: Altadena’s own Michelle Huneven. Huneven is one of the five acclaimed women who will [...]

Camellia, Camellia

Camellia, Camellia

This weekend our intrepid weather persons are predicting partly cloudy skies on Saturday, and sunny skies on Sunday with temperatures in the mid-60′s. Wondering how to spend a mild winter weekend? Maybe a competition in the world of camellias would be the answer. The Huntington is holding its 40th Annual Camellia Show, where “hundreds of [...]

Have a Happy Victorian Valentine’s Day

Have a Happy Victorian Valentine’s Day

Making Valentine’s Day cards with your child can create wonderful moments and lasting memories. And sometimes you are just grateful to have the experience behind you, as in the times when you end up making valentines for your child. Let us explain: your child has come home from school and reported that she has been instructed [...]

Toasting Pinot

Toasting Pinot

Prepare the palate, for we see 200 pinot noirs in your future. That is if you choose to attend the 4th Annual Pasadena PinotFest this Saturday at the Altadena Town & Country Club. Sponsored by Noir Food & Wine, 100 California wineries (including FlyingGoat, Vergari, Clary Ranch, and Phantom Rivers Wine) will be offering 200 [...]

Ya Gotta Love Lucy

Ya Gotta Love Lucy

A redhead who was one of a kind. An American original. Her work will go down in the annals of TV and comedic history. We’re talking about Lucille Ball and one of America’s most popular TV shows,  I Love Lucy. This Saturday, the Greenway Arts Alliance will host a special performance of  “I Love Lucy” [...]

Taking It to the Ballroom

Taking It to the Ballroom

It began as a way to create quality time for their family. They didn’t realize it was in their blood. “It” is ballroom dancing. “They” are mother Kari Fraser, 14-year-old Grace, and 11-year-old Holden. It seems Grandpa, Albert “Scotty” Fraser, who worked for the Rolls Royce Corporation in his hometown of Paisley Renfrewshire, Scotland during [...]

Primates in Hi-Def

Primates in Hi-Def

Seventy Cameramen. Fifty countries. Four years. As many of you may already know, the BBC and Discovery Channel have co-produced a high-definition series called Life, a successor to Planet Earth. One episode in that series, Life: Primates, shall have a screening at Caltech on Saturday, February 11th. The documentary explores the “intelligence, adaptability, and resourcefulness that have enabled primates to thrive [...]

Going Vertical at Descanso

Going Vertical at Descanso

Each of Descanso’s gardens has their own individuality, charm and allure. From the thicket of magnolias and the peace of the Japanese garden you can take a stroll along the Promenade, tiptoe through the Rose, inhale the fragrance of the the lilacs in the Lilac, and go native Californian. The newest nugget of gold is [...]

Dinners from the Heart

Dinners from the Heart

The idea is “eat out locally, help out locally.” On the evenings of February 28th, 29th and March 1st, dozens of popular local restaurants are donating dinners to the Hathaway-Sycamores’ annual “Dinners from the Heart” event. How it works: choose your favorite restaurant (it’s got to be on their extensive list), make your reservation through [...]

The Alphabet Starts at ‘D’

The Alphabet Starts at ‘D’

That’s her slogan and she’s sticking to it. Jenette Goldstein says that she was forty years old and wearing a bra “that made me look matronly and vulgar at the same time.” Mon dieu, that wasn’t going to do at all. Once she was enlightened to the bliss of wearing a properly-sized bra, Jenette tossed [...]

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