Archive for ‘May, 2009’


Matisse's Amours

Matisse's Amours

On Wednesday, assistant curator Leah Lehmbeck of the Norton Simon is leading a tour of the current show, Matisse’s Amours: Illustrations of Pierre de Ronsard’s Love Poems. During the tour you’ll learn how and why Matisse’s work — including the lithographs in this show — changed the course of art. Wednesday, May 27 3 p.m. […]

All About Harper Lee

All About Harper Lee

Harper Lee has written only one book in her 83 years, but it was enough for a lifetime — To Kill a Mockingbird is arguably one of the all-time great American novels. Lee has led a fascinating life as far out of sight as possible, but now Kerry Madden, the L.A.-based author of several children’s […]

Madison Heights Walk

Madison Heights Walk

The last in our series of Pasadena-area architectural walks takes place in lovely Madison Heights, the neighborhood bordered by California on the north, Glenarm on the south, Lake on the east and Marengo on the west. Much of this neighborhood was built between 1910 and 1917, and it is rich with the architectural diversity that […]

Jin Kim of Common Thread Studio

Jin Kim of Common Thread Studio

The other day I was walking down Mission Street and stumbled upon a new shop: Common Thread Studio. It had opened only  the week before, and it’s like no other boutique in South Pasadena — the front retail space sells journals, sewing kits, jewelry and whimsical fabric-based gifts, and the airy, open studio space in […]

Jamie Woolf at Vroman's

Jamie Woolf at Vroman's

On Saturday friend of Hometown Pasadena Lian Dolan teams up with Vroman’s to host an entertaining afternoon with parenting expert Jamie Woolf. Woolf’s new book, Mom-in-Chief, explores how to use wisdom from the workplace to save your family from chaos. And since Dolan is the author of the Chaos Chronicles blog, she’s the perfect person to […]

Historic Highlands Home Tour

Historic Highlands Home Tour

This Sunday brings the annual Historic Highlands home tour in north Pasadena. Showcasing homes and gardens on New York Avenue, Lexington, Holliston and more, the tours benefits the neighborhood beautification fund as well as local libraries and schools. The homes are all within walking distance, the perfect route for an afternoon stroll. Explore the houses, […]

The Oinkster

The Oinkster

It’s time once again for a new installment in our series about worthy little restaurants that will feed you well for not too many dollars. This week we venture west to Eagle Rock to the home of “slow” fast food. The Oinkster It used to be a drive-through; with a near-complete minimalist makeover that preserved […]

A New Oak for Armada

A New Oak for Armada

While we watch the city plant inappropriate palms in the Playhouse District, we’re happy to report the planting of just the right tree on the banks of the Arroyo: an Englemann Oak, aka a Pasadena Oak. The occasion was the 68th birthday of Dave Kennedy, a longtime resident of the Prospect Park neighborhood. Dave has […]

Vroman's Bestsellers 05/18/09

Vroman's Bestsellers 05/18/09

Hardcover Fiction Perforated Heart, Eric Bogosian Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society, Mary Shaffer Family Man, Elinor Lipman Wicked Prey, John Sandford Women, TC Boyle Road Dogs, Elmore Leonard Stones Fall, Iain Pears Tea Time for the Traditionally Built, Alexander Smith Language of Bees, Laurie King Alexandria, David Lindsey Hardcover Non-Fiction Stories from Candyland, […]

Race to Mt. Wilson

Race to Mt. Wilson

The historic Mt. Wilson Trail Race will be held this weekend in Sierra Madre. It is the second oldest race in California, with its first race being held in 1908 – nine men ran seven miles, took a 30-minute break, and then ran back down. Since then, the numbers have grown, with 300 racers each […]

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