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Hiking It, Learning It & Seeing Merlin

Hiking It, Learning It & Seeing Merlin

Sidle along narrow steps and clamber over rocks as you hike the Mount Lowe Railway’s former route with its complex funicular system. (When’s the last time you scheduled something “funicular” into your day?) Raise your binoculars to catch sight of a wrentit. A what-it? It’s a long-tailed North American songbird that is dedicated to a [...]

Marla Frazee’s Star Shines at Vroman’s

Marla Frazee’s Star Shines at Vroman’s

Illustrator and two-time Caldecott Honor winner Marla Frazee will be presenting and signing her newest book, Stars, this Friday at Vroman’s. Authored by Mary Lyn Ray, Stars is a “tender, evocative and profound” exploration of the stars beyond our reach, as well as those “stars” closer to home. A cast of junior philosophers ponder the stars as elements, [...]

Vroman’s Bestsellers 11/07/11

Vroman’s Bestsellers 11/07/11

Hardcover Fiction Week 1Q84, Haruki Murakami The Marriage Plot, Jeffrey Eugenides The Litigators, John Grisham Zero Day, David Baldacci I Am Half-Sick of Shadows, Alan Bradley The Paris Wife, Paula McLain The Cat’s Table, Michael Ondaatje The Sense of an Ending, Julian Barnes Damned, Chuck Palahniuk The House of Silk, Anthony Horowitz Hardcover Non-Fiction Steve [...]

The Fork In the Road Is Back

The Fork In the Road Is Back

It was a staple like meat and potatoes. And then, it was gone. But now…Pasadena’s largest fork has returned. In addition to the fork’s reappearance, The Fork In The Road Gang has organized what they hope to be Pasadena’s largest food drive (which will benefit Union Station Homeless Services). They will be accepting non-perishable foods Saturday [...]

Water Polo Girls Going National

Water Polo Girls Going National

Crossing state lines—a 1st. Headed for Nationals—a 1st. Let’s go play some polo, girls. Water polo, that is. For the very first time the Rose Bowl Aquatic Center’s 8th Grade & Under Girls Water Polo Team has qualified for this year’s National Championships and will compete in the 2011 USA Water Polo Turbo Championship Cup. They will compete [...]

It’s Holly Street for the Holidays

It’s Holly Street for the Holidays

On Thursday, November 10th, you can kick off the season of giving on Holly Street at Therapy Clothing, Maude Woods and The Market on Holly. Therapy‘s dozens of designers include Nicole Richie’s Winter Kate, luxury denim designers Citizens of Humanity, and Hanky Panky, which makes lingerie. The art of living at Maude Woods begins with luxurious furnishings and vintage, [...]

Want a Winter Garden Wonderland?

Want a Winter Garden Wonderland?

Just think: folks on the East Coast are digging themselves out of a foot or more of snow and preparing for a week without power (and it’s only the first day of November). We can write an article on winter vegetable gardening. Now, ya gotta smile. Altadena Heritage will be holding its ever-popular Sustainability Series [...]

Vroman’s Bestsellers 10/31/11

Vroman’s Bestsellers 10/31/11

Hardcover Fiction 1Q84, Haruki Murakami The Sense of an Ending, Julian Barnes The Cat’s Table, Michael Ondaatje The Litigators, John Grisham The Marriage Plot, Jeffrey Eugenides Triangles, Ellen Hopkins The Barbarian Nurseries, Héctor Tobar The Best of Me, Nicholas Sparks The Affair, Lee Child Damned, Chuck Palahniuk Hardcover Non-Fiction Steve Jobs, Walter Isaacson All Wound Up, Stephanie Pearl McPhee News For All The People, [...]

It’s Heeeere! (Queue the Spooky Music)

It’s Heeeere! (Queue the Spooky Music)

“You go.” “No, you go first.” “Well, maybe, we’ll just let these kids go ahead of us.” “Maybe, I’ll see you back at the car.” “Scaredy-cat.” “Then, you go.” “No, you go.” Does this exchange sound familiar? That’s right. It must be Halloween. We stopped by as Ken Shaw lumbered out of his garage, not [...]

Art’s a Driving Force at Cactus

Art’s a Driving Force at Cactus

Six and a half years ago, Sandra Mastroianni went down to Puerto Iguazu, Argentina—the land of waterfalls and butterflies—and fell in love. Literally. She met an artisan, fell in love, returned home, quit her job teaching, and opened Cactus Gallery & Gifts in Eagle Rock. Her initial focus was selling her then-husband Abraham’s jewelry, followed by [...]

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