Archive for ‘February, 2009’


Vroman's Bestsellers 02/23/09

Vroman's Bestsellers 02/23/09

Hardcover Fiction Among The Mad, Jacqueline Winspear Lost Witness, Robert Ellis Drood, Dan Simmons Drood, Dan Simmons Drood, Dan Simmons  Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society, Mary Shaffer The Associate, John Grisham Renegades, T Jefferson Parker Heart & Soul, Maeve Binchy Music Teacher, Barbara Hall Mad Desire To Dance, Ellie Wiesel Silent Man, Alex Berenson Hardcover […]

Lance & Levi at the Rose Bowl

Lance & Levi at the Rose Bowl

Just back from walking down to the Rose Bowl to watch the cyclists complete the Amgen Tour of California. My neighbor Elizabeth shot this photo of the main pack. Lance Armstrong is in the blue and gold with the yellow-and-black helmet, second from the left. He and his colleagues were riding to protect winner Levi […]

Altadenablog reports: Vroman's trees down, festival postponed

Altadenablog reports: Vroman's trees down, festival postponed

Check out today’s post from the very fine altadenablog — under the cover of night, the city of Pasadena cut down the controversial trees in front of Vroman’s. And although this morning’s Black History Month parade is going on now, the afternoon festival will be rescheduled, due to tensions over the police shooting on Thursday […]

Cyclists swarm Pasadena on Saturday

Cyclists swarm Pasadena on Saturday

The Amgen Tour cyclists hit Pasadena tomorrow for their final leg of the annual race, which travels much of the length of California and ends at the Rose Bowl sometime around 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, February 21. Even though Lance Armstrong isn’t riding at full speed, excitement is high, and the crowds will be plentiful around […]

Learn to Draw with Tom Gammill: Episode 5

Learn to Draw with Tom Gammill: Episode 5

Tom Gammill Lesson Five – The Year in Review Sorry, YouTube pulled the audio track from this one. Tom must have pushed the envelope. We’ll have a new one in a few days.  I am writing somet here.  This is a lesson.   Happy viewing!

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 Blogs Report…

The Blogs Report…

News and views from some of the local blogs and sites we follow: Valet parking in Eagle Rock? My, how times change!  theeastsiderla.com A Pasadena couple comes up with a quality hand soap made from biodiesel.  coolhunting.com Why do we live here? This photo about sums it up. Glimpses of South Pasadena A wee little […]

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 […]

Chip Jacobs, Smogman

Chip Jacobs, Smogman

Bit by bit, we at Hometown Pasadena are connecting with the most interesting writers in the San Gabriel Valley, and I’m here to tell you, there’s a lot of ’em. Our newest writer pal is Chip Jacobs, an Altadena native, Flintridge Prep alum (and current parent), USC J-school veteran (he was there just behind me), […]

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