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The State of Our City

The State of Our City

Pasadena Mayor Bill Bogaard gave the 2012 State of the City address last Thurday evening at A Noise Within Theatre. He reported on our city’s recent achievements and the details of what lays ahead. Although he was positive and took a strong, proactive tone, he was honest and open about the city’s significant challenges. You can [...]

Héctor Tobar Speaks

Héctor Tobar Speaks

Not surprisingly, as the son of Guatemalan parents, a L.A. native, a former Los Angeles Times bureau chief in Buenos Aires, and a weekly local columnist, Héctor Tobar’s fiction is infused with the desire to illuminate the complex layers, significance, and consequences of cultural and ethnic differences and conflict. His latest novel, The Barbarian Nurseries, is an [...]

Let Freedom Ring

Let Freedom Ring

Martin Luther King, Jr. was honored by Pasadena Unified School District students through various service activities, celebratory musical and dance performances, and art and essay contests. As part of their beautification program, the Pasadena MLK Community Coalition led Madison Elementary School students, their families and staff in a day of planting and landscaping their campus. [...]

Oh, Arroyo, We Love You So…

Oh, Arroyo, We Love You So…

From hiking the trails, walking the dog(s), running the paths, navigating through the new landscape of fallen trees after The Windstorm, to strolling and chatting with a friend or walking solo at sundown to catch the settling of the day, the Arroyo feels like our Arroyo, something personal and meaningful. In that spirit, the Arroyo [...]

Actualizing Your Dream at ltdLIVE

Actualizing Your Dream at ltdLIVE

In the 1970′s, women burned bras, marched, and raised their voices, pushing their agenda for equality, led by the likes of Gloria Steinem, Betty Friedan and Bella Abzug. Economic and social constraints slowly and eventually loosened, and women (who, let’s be real, have always had to forge their own way) said, watch out world, here we [...]

Unleash the Imagination!

Unleash the Imagination!

Birthday buckets, clay people, wish boxes, and a karaoke bumble bee rumble? Could these disparate elements possibly have something in common? Why, yes. They can all be found at Little Junebugs. Courtney Collins is co-owner and the creative director of Little Junebugs, a new children’s boutique and crafting studio. She says their goal is to [...]

Vroman’s Bestsellers 1/16/12

Vroman’s Bestsellers 1/16/12

Hardcover Fiction Believing the Lie, Elizabeth George The Jaguar, T. Jefferson Parker Sisterhood of Dune, Brian Herbert Death Comes To Pemberley, P. D. James The Sense of an Ending, Julian Barnes The Girl With Kicked The Hornets Nest, Stieg Larsson How It All Began, Penelope Lively The Orphan Master’s Son, Adam Johnson The Cat’s Table, Michael Ondaatje The Marriage Plot, Jeffrey [...]

Grow It, Don’t Till It

Grow It, Don’t Till It

How about filling up on vegetables that are harvested when they’re at their peak of flavor, contain no pesticides, don’t raise your water bill, and are from a garden the size of a square foot. Yes, we said it: 12″ x 12.” No comprende? C’est impossible? Well then, we suggest you come and attend the [...]

Let Them Eat Cheeseburgers

Let Them Eat Cheeseburgers

Thank goodness for 16-year-old Lionel’s grilling error or else an American dietary staple would never have been born—the cheeseburger. Working at his father’s sandwich shop The Rite Spot circa 1924, young Lionel mistakenly dropped a piece of cheese onto a grilling hamburger. The nation owes the elder Mr. Sternberger a debt of gratitude for not [...]

Kidspace Celebrates MLK Jr.

Kidspace Celebrates MLK Jr.

The life and deeds of Martin Luther King Jr. changed America—it’s as simple as that. He was a man whose beliefs, mission and determination drove a revolution that forced our nation’s educational system, employers, eating establishments, transportation services—almost every aspect of every American’s life—to become more inclusive. Dr. King challenged our long-held beliefs, our culture [...]

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