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$5 Meal: Viva Tacos La Estrella

$5 Meal: Viva Tacos La Estrella

Avoiding the drab mini-mall at Foothill and Altadena? Your sad loss, pobrecito. This sun-bleached corner is home to the splendid Tacos La Estrella, a cousin to La Estrella at 502 N. Fair Oaks (outdoor dining only) and La Estrella Tacos #3 in Highland Park (liquor license), both good distractions when further west. Open 24 hours, [...]

Maile Meloy at Vroman's

Maile Meloy at Vroman's

This Thursday at 7 p.m. my friend Maile Meloy is reading from her new book of short stories at Vroman’s. In case you haven’t read any of Maile’s stories in the New Yorker, the Los Angeles Times is doing a feature story on Maile this week, and Both Ways Is the Only Way I Want It, [...]

The Pain and the Itch

The Pain and the Itch

The Furious Theatre Company and the Theatre at Boston Court, both of Pasadena, opened their first joint venture last weekend. The Pain and the Itch, written by Bruce Norris, originated at Chicago’s Steppenwolf  Theatre and moved on to Playwright’s Horizon before its west coast premiere here. Furious Theater’s director Dámaso Rodriguez calls the comedy “an [...]

Three Comedians Walk Into a Bookstore…

Three Comedians Walk Into a Bookstore…

By Sandy Gillis Busy summer? Time to read just one book before daylight savings time kicks in? Make it 1993′s Promise and Power: the Life and Times of Robert McNamara, a biography by Deborah Shapley.  It’s an especially important tome in understanding global economics and the U.S.’s involvement in Vietnam. Or if you don’t have [...]

We've Got the Beets: Eat, Meet & Greet at Altadena Garden

We've Got the Beets: Eat, Meet & Greet at Altadena Garden

Altadena Community Garden Annual Picnic Hometown Pasadena’s Sandy Gillis writes: It’s time once again for Altadena Community Garden’s annual barbecue, for which 108 of us community gardeners have given up our keyboards, our reading time, even some weeding (see plot #44) of the 65 plots in the garden to prepare for a lazy summer afternoon [...]

Pasadena Dance Festival

Pasadena Dance Festival

Lineage Dance, Pasadena’s premier contemporary dance company, is producing the Pasadena Dance Festival 2009 at the Civic Auditorium, Saturday, February 21. City grants, plus Lineage’s commitment to making the arts available to all, yield a big dance fest for the San Gabriel Valley for the second year in a row. And did we mention that [...]

Tom Gammill: Writer, Cartoonist, All-Around Pasadena Guy

Tom Gammill: Writer, Cartoonist, All-Around Pasadena Guy

Pasadena man-about-town Tom Gammill and his longtime writing partner, Max Pross, have spent three decades writing for such TV bedrocks as Saturday Night Live, The David Letterman Show, The Wonder Years, Seinfeld, Monk and, currently, The Simpsons. And Tom’s created a new comic strip, “The Doozies,” which appears daily at Gocomics.com and weekly in the Pasadena Independent, [...]

Stormy Weather

Stormy Weather

  The Playhouse has been embracing, no, wrasslin’ the bejesus out of sassy, accomplished women this past year. And schooling us, too. Witness the chronicles of Viven Leigh, Talulah Bankhead, even Ann Landers. Now it’s Lena Horne’s turn. You know Lena, the fiery jazz/pop siren known for steaming the creases out of suits. If you [...]

Honoring the Call

Honoring the Call

A national day of service? Linked with Martin Luther King? Even though I didn’t realize it till I started paying attention, that part’s been around since 1994. Thank you, Congress. Now, a big high five to history, for converging upon Obama who calls me personally to service. Well, I wasn’t home, but I heard he [...]

Free Fruit Trees!

Free Fruit Trees!

This comes to us via Common Ground, the UC Co-op Extension Master Gardeners program. Franklin High School, in concert with Tree People, is offering 300 free fruit trees this Sunday, January 25th, 2009 at 1 p.m. Reies Flores organized the rain-or-shine event, whose goal is to promote self-sustainability and combat hunger in Los Angeles. The trees [...]

Gooden Open House Saturday, January 11

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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