Archive for ‘July, 2009’


Make Lemonade

Make Lemonade

I’m a fortunate person because the other day, a lemonade stand popped up on my street. When it’s almost a hundred degrees out, that’s what you do. I happened to be thirsty. I also happened to have 25 cents. That bought me a glass of cold lemonade, time with my neighbors and some good memories. […]

Caption this photo… (#14)

Caption this photo… (#14)

Anyone? Go to Glimpses of South Pasadena

Hike o' the Week: The JPL Trail

Hike o' the Week: The JPL Trail

This post concludes our series on favorite hikes for summertime, and this one is the best of the bunch when summer kicks into full gear, as it has now. The trail is easy and shady, with streams for kids to splash in and dogs to drink from. Upper Arroyo Seco, Pasadena 5 miles round-trip; easy […]

The Pain and the Itch

The Pain and the Itch

The Furious Theatre Company and the Theatre at Boston Court, both of Pasadena, opened their first joint venture last weekend. The Pain and the Itch, written by Bruce Norris, originated at Chicago’s Steppenwolf  Theatre and moved on to Playwright’s Horizon before its west coast premiere here. Furious Theater’s director Dámaso Rodriguez calls the comedy “an […]

Beyond heartbreak

Beyond heartbreak

Lily Burk, the 17-year-old Oakwood student who was found slain late last week in downtown Los Angeles, was the daughter of a longtime friend, Greg Burk, the former chief of the copy desk at the LA Weekly, and his wife, Deborah Drooz. I didn’t know Lily. But I have an 18-year-old daughter. The very idea […]

Aveson to move, PSN reports

Aveson to move, PSN reports

Drill down into today's Citybeat section of the Pasadena Star-News to find that Aveson Charter School will be moving out of the Noyes school building at the end of the 2009-2010 school year.  PSN cites neighbors complaints about excessive noise, which probably helped put the kibosh on Aveson's plans to expand to a K-12 program.  […]

Vroman's Bestsellers 07/27/09

Vroman's Bestsellers 07/27/09

Hardcover Fiction Rude Awakenings of a Jane Austen Addict, Laurie Rigler Wife of the Gods, Kwei Quartey Shanghai Girls, Lisa See Defector, Daniel Silva Sacred Hearts, Sarah Dunant Best Friends Forever, Jennifer Weiner Help, Kathryn Stockett Scarecrow, Michael Connelly Rain Gods, James Burke Both Ways Is The Only Way I Want It, Maile Meloy Hardcover […]

Flower Power Painting on Sat.

Flower Power Painting on Sat.

A little out of our borders, but Altadena artist Heather Morrow will be leading a class, "Flower Power Painting," on Sat., Aug 1, 10:30 AM-12:30 PM  at the Heart & Soul Healing Art Center, 1167 North Lake Ave., Pasadena. Come discover your Creative Soul and awaken your artistic spirit. In this workshop, we will painting […]

Rooting Around

Rooting Around

South Pasadena’s many heritage trees are almost as famous as the Craftsman houses. While Southern California is noted for its palm trees — and South Pas is home to quite a few of them — many other gorgeous specimens tangle up our local landscape. Streets are lined with towering camphors, oaks, sycamores, maples and pines. […]

Zen Birthday: #50

Zen Birthday: #50

Last week was a special Zen Monday for lovers of the Space Program and adventurous hearts throughout the world. This week is a special Zen Monday for my love and the light of my life. Zen Monday is (usually) the day you experience the photo and give us your thoughts rather than me telling you […]

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