Archive for ‘April, 2009’


Books on the Bus

Books on the Bus

It’s time once again for the annual Los Angeles Times Festival of Books on the UCLA campus, and for once the weather is supposed to be comfortably cool. And when you add the convenience, fun and intelligence of the book-lover’s bus rides offered by Vroman’s, there’s no reason for Pasadenans to not attend this year. […]

Solar 101, Part 2

Solar 101, Part 2

My Altadena household has been making electricity since March 27. Our solar panels are almost disappointingly discreet — I can’t help but want everyone to know how virtuous we are. But on the other hand it’s nice to be humble, quietly saving the planet in our own way, you know…. Solar installation took about two […]

Happy Earth Day

Happy Earth Day

We got ourselves a picture-perfect Earth Day here in the SG Valley, and the heat is much more manageable today, so we at Hometown Pasadena hope you can get into a little nature today. Some of us started our morning with our usual Wednesday dog walk in the Arroyo; here are a couple of photos. […]

Greening the Earth Day & Family Arts Festival

Greening the Earth Day & Family Arts Festival

In honor of Earth Day today, the City of Pasadena is presenting Greening the Earth Day. Memorial Park will be filled with booths on green products, water efficiency, conservation, recycling and much more. This is important stuff, and we all need to be able to pitch in and do our part. Bring your CRV recyclables […]

Mission West Spring Arts & Crafts Fair

Mission West Spring Arts & Crafts Fair

South Pasadena often hosts fantastic little arts and craft fairs, and Mission Street in particular has always taken pride in producing delightful festivities. This year’s spring arts and crafts fair is this weekend, and it promises to be as adorable as always. It is always best to get there when the zydeco band is playing […]

Vromans' Bestsellers 04/20/09

Vromans' Bestsellers 04/20/09

Hardcover Fiction Writing on My Forehead, Nafisa Haji Long Fall, Walter Mosley Last Embrace, Denise Hamilton The Associate, John Grisham Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society, Mary Shaffer Everything Ravaged, Everything Burned, Wells Tower Dante’s Numbers, David Hewson Among the Mad, Jacqueline Winspear Women, T C Boyle Admission, Jean Korelitz Hardcover Non-Fiction Real Solutions […]

The Rehearsal at A Noise Within

The Rehearsal at A Noise Within

Acclaimed repertory theatre company A  Noise Within finishes their 18th season with The Rehearsal by celebrated French playwright Jean Anouilh. A drama full of wit and icy romanticism, The Rehearsal’s metatheatrical world will be sure to leave you cheering on this final work of the season. A Noise Within always puts on quality shows, and […]

Old Pasadena & Civic Center Architectural Walk

Old Pasadena & Civic Center Architectural Walk

This weekend’s architectural walk, which comes from the pages of Hometown Pasadena (the book), is a walk through Old Pasadena to the Civic Center. We’d recommend doing this walk first thing in the morning, before the shoppers and slow-walkers fill the sidewalks. Old Pasadena Historic District & Civic Center You’ll never stop locals from calling […]

Camerata Pacifica at the Huntington

Camerata Pacifica at the Huntington

Santa Barbara-based Camerata Pacifica is now in its 19th season, fresh from its first international tour, and the acclaimed chamber group is heading our way, to the lovely Friends Hall at the Huntington Library. The program includes Haydn, Beethoven, Dring, Loeffler and Mozart. So if that sounds like a good time, come check out the […]

Earth Day Resolution: Shop Farmers' Markets!

Earth Day Resolution: Shop Farmers' Markets!

It’s easy to get stuck in a food-shopping rut — all you Trader Joe’s habitués know what we’re talking about. But now that spring’s in full swing, and Earth Day is upon us, we’re ready to inspire you (and us — we’re stuck in the Trader Joe’s rut, too) to make the most of the […]

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