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Black History Parade

Black History Parade

The 27th Annual Black History Parade is set to take place this Saturday, February 21. This year’s theme is “In Our Lifetime: Linking our Past to Our Changing Future,” and many involved in the festivites note the true air of celebration in the air. Pasadena native Lena Kennedy will be the Community Grand Marshall. A […]

The Rocky Horror Picture Show

The Rocky Horror Picture Show

For decades the Rialto opened its doors on Saturday nights to a line of fanatics winding down the street. The midnight showings are kind of a big deal. Even if you have no desire to go, driving by the theatre at 11:30 or so will make you smile. Although the theatre is now, sadly, mostly […]

Vroman's Bestseller 02/16/09

Vroman's Bestseller 02/16/09

Hardcover Fiction Renegades, T Jefferson Parker Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society, Mary Shaffer The Associate, John Grisham Fool, Christopher Moore Lost Witness, Robert Ellis Agincourt, Bernard Cornwell Women, T C Boyle Dog On It, Spencer Quinn Story of Edgar Sawtelle, David Wroblewski Among The Mad, Jaqueline Winspear Hardcover Non-Fiction I’d Rather We Got […]

Learn to Draw with Tom Gammill: Episode 3

Learn to Draw with Tom Gammill: Episode 3

Tom Gammill Lesson Three – Holiday Fun This is part three of a series of videos where Tom Gammill gives a drawing lesson. Enjoy!

Vroman's Bestsellers 02/09/09

Vroman's Bestsellers 02/09/09

Hardcover Fiction The Associate, John Grisham Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society, Mary Shaffer Renegades, T. Jefferson Parker Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, Jamie Ford Private Patient, PD James Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, Stieg Larsson A Mercy, Toni Morrison Story of Edgar Sawtelle, David Wroblewski Music Teacher, Barbara Hall We’ll […]

Because Cupcakes Are Creative

Because Cupcakes Are Creative

My sister is sprawled out on the couch with a back injury. She swears the only thing that will help her are cupcakes. Typically when she is sick or injured she finds cures like ice cream and baked goods. I’m sure. Being the gracious sister that I am, after work I stopped by the new […]

"The Last Full Measure of Devotion" – Abraham Lincoln at the Huntington

"The Last Full Measure of Devotion" – Abraham Lincoln at the Huntington

Everyone around here knows the Huntington Library is one of the best archives in the nation. We always knew it had a million magnificent things, but did you know that its collection on Abraham Lincoln is right up there with those of the Library of Congress and the Lincoln Presidential Library? Awesome. In light of the 200th […]

Songs for Nights on Fair Oaks

Songs for Nights on Fair Oaks

The joy of driving down Fair Oaks at night is something only longtime locals can understand. It’s just so satisfying. Compared to the rush-hour traffic that has become mind-boggling the past few years, the nighttime free-for-all is a moment of peace. It sounds completely silly, but it is very calming to hit all the right […]

Vroman's Bestsellers 02/02/09

Vroman's Bestsellers 02/02/09

Hardcover Fiction The Associate, John Grisham School of Essential Ingredients, Erica Bauermeister Story of Edgar Sawtelle, David Wroblewski Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society, Mary Shaffer A Mercy, Toni Morrison Private Patient, P D James Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, Stieg Larsson Agincourt, Bernard Cornwell The Piano Teacher, Janice Lee Plumb Spooky, Janet Evanovich […]

Rick Steves to Speak in Pasadena

Rick Steves to Speak in Pasadena

Rick Steves, author of the famed Europe Through the Back Door, is recently back from adventures in Italy and will speak at the Pasadena Conference Center at 7 p.m. on Sunday, February 15, 2009. Armed with fresh travel insights, Rick has been taking careful notes, so you can learn from his mistakes rather than your own. As his […]

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