Archive for ‘June, 2009’


Swinging at Heritage Square

Swinging at Heritage Square

On Tuesday Dennis Kay and the Pasadena City College Swing Band are putting on a free concert as part of the Concerts at the Square series at the Heritage Square Museum. Located just off the 110 Freeway south of Pasadena, Heritage Square is a remarkable museum-as-neighborhood, made up of restored and not-quite-restored homes and buildings […]

Rare Corpse Flower in Bloom

Rare Corpse Flower in Bloom

Editor’s note, 6/23: The Pasadena Star-News reports that the Corpse Flower, aka Son of Stinky, keeled over dead yesterday, so if you didn’t get to the Huntington already, you’ve missed your chance. There is, however, hope for Son of Son of Stinky in a few years….. Breaking news from San Marino: The very rare Amorphophallus […]

Chalk Action

Chalk Action

This Father’s Day weekend brings the return of the Pasadena Chalk Festival to the Paseo. On Saturday and Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., some 600 artists (from all over Southern California and even the nation) will be filling almost every inch of the Paseo’s concrete promenades and open spaces with vivid chalked murals. […]

Father-Daughter Book Signing

Father-Daughter Book Signing

Just in time for Father’s Day is an unusual book signing at Once Upon a Time in Montrose: Glendale resident Dan Pollock, author of the new crime thriller The Running Boy, will be signing books alongside his 14-year-old daughter, Jane Pollock, who has just published her first book, Titus and Otis and the Arctic Adventure, […]

Dogs of the Arroyo

Dogs of the Arroyo

If you live within a five-mile radius of the south Arroyo Seco and you don’t walk there regularly, shame on you. And if you have a dog, double dog shame on you. It is green and gold and shady, with streams and red-tailed hawks and jackrabbits. There’s room enough for joggers and equestrians and dog-walkers, […]

Backyard Bear at Lake & Elizabeth

Backyard Bear at Lake & Elizabeth

A small (200-pound) black bear was found in a backyard pecan tree, apparently having a little lunch, on Elizabeth Street near Lake yesterday — quite a ways from the Altadena wilds. Fish & Game staffers, who named her “Dusty,” were able to sedate her, get her out safely, and take her back to the foothills. […]

Francesca Lia Block at Vroman's

Francesca Lia Block at Vroman's

If at any point in the last fifteen years you were a 13-year-old girl, you read Francesca Lia Block. If  you’ve known any 13-year-old girls, you saw them carrying around those neon and black paperbacks. So for all of us who are, who were or who know one of those girls, here’s your chance to […]

Vroman's Bestsellers 6/15/2009

Vroman's Bestsellers 6/15/2009

Hardcover Fiction Story Sisters, Alice Hoffman Into The Beautiful North, Luis Urrea Shanghai Girls, Lisa See Language of Bees, Laurie Kin Black Water Rising, Attica Locke Scarecrow, Michael Connelly Help, Kathryn Stockett Gone Tomorrow, Lee Child Tea Time for the Traditionally Built, Alexander Smith My Father’s Tears and Other Stories, John Updike Hardcover Non-Fiction Hope […]

Victoria Patterson, Writer

Victoria Patterson, Writer

Victoria Patterson and her then-boyfriend, now-husband Chris Patterson first discovered South Pasadena in 1993, when Chris was accepted in a graduate program at Art Center. They scored an affordable apartment above the dry cleaners at Huntington and Fletcher, she found a job at Julienne, and they set out to be artists: her a writer, him […]

Oba Sushi Izakaya

Oba Sushi Izakaya

After a (very popular) interlude to wax on about Super King, we’re returning to our series on SG Valley restaurants that give a lot of bang for your weakened buck. This time we’re going Japanese, by way of the White House Cleaners mini-mall in Pasadena: Oba Sushi Izakaya This corner spot in the unglamorous strip […]

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