Author Archive


The Battery Books & Music

The Battery Books & Music

So, you’ve just finished Héctor Tobar’s The Barbarian Nurseries and you’d like to keep it, but your bookshelf simply refuses to accept any new neighbors. You have a new option: The Battery Books & Music store in South Pasadena. Though it is primarily a used book store, if you’ve bought a book new and read it, [...]

Vroman’s Bestsellers 11/14/11

Vroman’s Bestsellers 11/14/11

Hardcover Fiction 11/22/63, Stephen King 1Q84, Haruki Murakami The Sense of an Ending, Julian Barnes Damage Control, Denise Hamilton The Cat’s Table, Michael Ondaatje The Marriage Plot, Jeffrey Eugenides State of Wonder, Ann Patchett The Prague Cemetery, Umberto Eco The Litigators, John Grisham Zero Day, David Baldacci Hardcover Non-Fiction A More Perfect Heaven, Dava Sobel [...]

Can’t We All Just Get Along?

Can’t We All Just Get Along?

When young children feel overwhelmed, especially in social situations, they often don’t know how to recognize, understand and control their emotional responses. Behavioral difficulties can escalate quickly. Emily Mencken, executive director of Cottage Co-op Nursery School, says, “We view these conflicts as tremendous learning opportunities that encourage children to develop the building blocks that truly [...]

Joy, Smiles & Adopt-a-Family: Sign Up Now!

Joy, Smiles & Adopt-a-Family: Sign Up Now!

The deadline: this Thursday, November 11th. Foothill Family Services is once again offering its Adopt-a-Family program to bring relief, smiles, and a large dose of holiday cheer to families who only see the upcoming holidays as a daunting mountain of impossibilities. FFS was founded more than 85 years ago and has programs that include mental [...]

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, [...]

a

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

a

a

Camelot and Vine

Search