Archive for ‘June, 2009’


San Marino Street Fest

San Marino Street Fest

The merchants of leafy, idyllic Mission Street have banded together to put on an event they’re calling a Summer Stroll, to take place all day Friday and Saturday. Most of the merchants located under the century-old carrotwood trees will be offering some sort of event, refreshment and/or sale prices. Highlights will include a balloon artist […]

Newport Seafood

Newport Seafood

We’re going a little more upscale this time in our series on good-value dining in the SG Valley for recession-battered locals. Lobster is never cheap, but sometimes an occasion demands lobster, and if the budget doesn’t allow for the Palm, head for Newport Seafood in San Gabriel. Recently relocated from a small, grungier spot into […]

Thiebaud at the Norton Simon

Thiebaud at the Norton Simon

Wayne Thiebaud’s richly textured, vividly colorful paintings of food, especially cakes, are among the best-known works of 1960s and ’70s California painters. What are less known are his monochromatic prints of the same subject matter, but with its new show, the Norton Simon is aiming to broaden our understanding of Thiebaud’s range and work. Called […]

The Bones

The Bones

Almost never do I have a great time reading a novel, talk it up to my husband, and then see him not only read it but love it. Such is the case with The Bones, which I discovered a couple of months ago when author Seth Greenland took part in a panel I attended called […]

Vroman's Bestsellers 6/22

Vroman's Bestsellers 6/22

Hardcover Fiction Shanghai Girls, Lisa See Angel’s Game, Carlos Zafon Scarecrow, Michael Connelly Wish Maker, Ali Sethi Robert Ludlum’s Bourne Deception, Eric Van Lustbader Short History of Women, Kate Walbert My Father’s Tears and Other Stories, John Updike Knockout, Catherine Coulter Tea Time for the Traditionally Built, Alexander McCall Smith Roadside Crosses, Jeffery Deaver Hardcover […]

Cal Phil Season Opens

Cal Phil Season Opens

Summertime means more than just flowers at the L.A. County Arboretum — it means it’s time for concerts under the stars, preferably with a good picnic dinner first. The California Philharmonic kicks off its summer season this Saturday with a concert at the Arboretum called “By George,” featuring works by George Gershwin, George Handel and […]

Trish Albright, Romancer

Trish Albright, Romancer

A true daughter of the San Gabriel Valley, Trish Albright grew up in Pasadena’s Hastings Ranch, escaping her hilly suburban neighborhood to romp in the wilds of Eaton Canyon and catch polliwogs in the streams of Sierra Madre. Her mother says, “Her nose was always in a book,” and Trish used to teased her friends […]

Sligo Rags at the Coffee Gallery

Sligo Rags at the Coffee Gallery

Celtic folk-rockers Sligo Rags head north from their Orange County base to the cozy Coffee Gallery Backstage in Altadena for a concert on Friday, June 26. They’ll be performing songs from their new album, The Whiskey Never Lies, as well as favorites from their previous album. Expert instrumentalists and lively vocalists, the Rags weave jazz, […]

Murder Charged in Flintridge Bookstore Crash

Murder Charged in Flintridge Bookstore Crash

The Mercury News (in Silicon Valley, no less, not a SoCal paper), via Associated Press, reports that long-haul trucker Marcos Barbosa Costa was rearrested on Friday and charged with murder. He had originally been charged with vehicular manslaughter and was out on bail; he’s now back in jail with a much larger bail. On April […]

Gaucho’s Village

Gaucho’s Village

Southern California may have more vegetarians per square inch than the rest of the country, but people are crazy about meat, too, as evidenced by the proliferation of Brazilian churrascarias, all-you-can-eat celebrations of beef, lamb, pork and chicken This place is one of the best-value churrascarias around, at about $27 per person during the week […]

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