Archive for ‘April, 2009’


PlayWriteGirl Benefit at the Pasadena Playhouse

PlayWriteGirl Benefit at the Pasadena Playhouse

The fantastic Los Angeles-based organization WriteGirl, which pairs teen girls with professional women writers as mentors, is creeping east. Sunday evening it will be taking over the Pasadena Playhouse for PlayWriteGirl, a performance, food-and-wine tasting, and silent auction, with all proceeds going to the program. Such celebrated actors as Angela Bassett and Annie Potts will […]

JPL Open House 2009

JPL Open House 2009

This weekend get a peek inside Pasadena’s cosmic brain trust — come to the JPL Open House! Many of the lab’s scientists and engineers will be on hand to answer all your celestial questions. You simply cannot understand how cool the Jet Propulsion Laboratory is until you see it for yourself — and because it […]

Your Garden as a Dog

Your Garden as a Dog

Father, forgive me, it has been… hmmm… a long time since my last confession. My sin? Living in Pasadena and not being a gardener. Thanks to our hired gardeners, our front yard, at least, looks nice enough so we don’t get run out of town by Pasadena Beautiful (whose president, alas, lives across the street, […]

Edible Horticulture at the L.A. Garden Show

Edible Horticulture at the L.A. Garden Show

It’s time, once again, for the L.A. Garden Show, and the subtitle, A Festival of Flavors, says it all: Come and explore the wonderful world of edible plants! Focusing on those that can be easily grown in your own garden, this year’s theme offers something for every garden — whether that garden is in pots, […]

Lian Dolan: Pasadena's Chaos Chronicler

Lian Dolan: Pasadena's Chaos Chronicler

We have lots of creative people in my Prospect Park neighborhood — composers, writers, artists, producers, teachers, gardeners extraordinaire — but neighbor Lian Dolan is a class by herself. Sharp, observant, wry and downright hilarious, Lian first won national notice as one of the Satellite Sisters, the radio talk show run by the five Dolan […]

Vroman's Bestsellers 04/27/09

Vroman's Bestsellers 04/27/09

Hardcover Fiction First Family, David Baldacci Look Again, Lisa Scottoline Tea Time for the Traditionally Built, Alexander Smith Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society, Mary Shaffer Renegades, T Jefferson Parker About Face, Donna Leon Long Fall, Walter Mosley Mystic Arts of Erasing All Signs of Death, Charlie Huston Art of Racing in the Rain, […]

Affordable Sushi: Not an Oxymoron

Affordable Sushi: Not an Oxymoron

Here at Hometown Pasadena, we’re dealing with the same constricted wallets as everyone else, so we’re going to be posting weekly reports on under-the-radar restaurants that offer a lot of bang for not much buck. And there’s no better place to start than sushi. Mel Malmberg has this discovery: Yuki Yama Sushi Let’s face it […]

Walk the Old Town Walk

Walk the Old Town Walk

How are you planning to celebrate National Preservation Month? That’s right, it takes place in May, and there’s no finer way to kick it off than by taking Pasadena Heritage‘s walking tour of Old Pasadena. The 90-minute outing will start with a slide show and move on to a docent-guided stroll, during which you’ll hear […]

Bungalow Heaven Home Tour

Bungalow Heaven Home Tour

This Sunday is the annual Bungalow Heaven tour – a chance for you to peek inside all those amazing homes you pass and wish you owned. There will be self-guided tours, demonstrations, music and the Bungalow Heaven mercantile. 2009 is also the debut of the Living History Home, outfitted with costumed actors portraying a family […]

Southwest Pasadena Architectural Walk

Southwest Pasadena Architectural Walk

This weekend’s architectural walk will take you from Southwest Pasadena into dreamy South Pasadena. Southwest Pasadena & South Pasadena Filled with glorious homes both modest and grand, Southwest Pasadena and South Pasadena make for superb strolling territory. The stately trees, street-facing gardens and shaded porches evoke a timeless sense of the American neighborhood. Of particular […]

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