Archive for ‘May, 2009’


Maya Angelou Speaks in Pasadena

Maya Angelou Speaks in Pasadena

On Tuesday poet, author, actor and producer Maya Angelou will speak at the Pasadena Civic, part of the newly renovated Pasadena Center. One of the most popular speakers in the country, Angelou is the author of many books, including I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. Tickets are on sale at the box office — and […]

Columbo’s

Columbo’s

Columbo’s is an Eagle Rock institution, a 1950s Italian steakhouse where fans of time travel worship red-checkered tablecloths, padded booths and slow service. Do yourself a solid and just relax (and remember the bar’s motto, “Our standard drink is a double.”) The matriarch occupies the back booth most nights, sipping her gimlet and listening to […]

Party on North Lake

Party on North Lake

Altadenans will get a chance to celebrate their community this evening (Friday) from 4 to 9 at an open house sponsored by the newly formed Altadena Arts Coalition, comprising business owners on and around North Lake. Galleries, cafés and shops from New York Drive to Altadena Drive will be open late (as Petrea from Pasadena […]

Life of Galileo

Life of Galileo

This month Theater Arts at Caltech present Bertolt Brecht’s Life of Galileo. Tackling the conflict between dogmatism and scientific evidence, Brecht’s play takes place during the latter period of Galileo’s life, when the great philosopher was being persecuted by the Roman Catholic Church for the promulgation of his scientific discoveries. The production is directed by […]

White T-Shirts for Summer

White T-Shirts for Summer

It’s only May, and we’ve already had two rounds of 95-degree heat waves. That means it’s time to refresh your collection of t-shirts — because there’s nothing like a crisp, clean, comfortable white tee to get you through the many coming days of blazing sun and rising temps. To that end, Hometown Pasadena’s resident shopper, […]

Pasadena Bike Week

Pasadena Bike Week

It’s the 21st century and we all have be conscientious and aware of our impact on the Earth. It’s hard not to feel guilty in Los Angeles – but there is hope! C.I.C.L.E., or the Cyclists Inciting Change thru Live Exchange, has worked with the City of Pasadena to create Pasadena Bike Week. From now […]

Vroman's Bestsellers 05/11/09

Vroman's Bestsellers 05/11/09

Hardcover Fiction Language of Bees, Laurie King Tea Time for the Traditionally Built, Alexander Smith Brooklyn, Colm Toibin 8th Confession, James Patterson Dead & Gone, Charlaine Harris Women, TC Boyle Stones Fall, Iain Pears Help, Kathryn Stockett First Family, David Baldacci Long Fall, Walter Mosley Hardcover Non-Fiction Straw: Finding My Way, Darryl Strawberry Outliers, Malcolm […]

Why did the peacock cross the road?

Why did the peacock cross the road?

On Friday night I was on my way out to grab a drink in Los Feliz with friends. I was running late, so I decided to get on the freeway at Orange Grove instead of Fair Oaks, since that is always busy. Unfortunately, the traffic was even worse once I got near the Orange Grove […]

Los Angeles Children's Chorus

Los Angeles Children's Chorus

This weekend the Pasadena Presbyterian Church will be hosting the Los Angeles Children’s Chorus. To finish off their 23rd season, LACC will be performing Suite: Alice Through a Looking-Glass by Paul Gibson. Based on the poetry of Lewis Carroll, the children will sing The Walrus and the Carpenter, Beneath a Sunny Sky and Jabberwocky. It […]

Savoy Kitchen

Savoy Kitchen

It’s week three of our quest to find worthy little restaurants that will feed you well for not much money, and this week we head to Alhambra for an irresistible chicken meal. Savoy Kitchen If you drive down Valley Boulevard in Alhambra and San Gabriel looking for a good place to eat — something any […]

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