Archive for ‘July, 2009’


Mail Call

Mail Call

Many houses in Monterey Hills have mailboxes just like this one. It’s as if the entire development got a deal back in the late 60s on these old-fashioned metal homages to the Pony Express– an odd choice, considering the prevailing mid-century modern architecture of the area. I just love them. They’re charming, kind of corny […]

Fresh & Easy

Fresh & Easy

Newly occupying the space previously devoted to organic darling Wild Oats (may it rest in peace), Fresh & Easy has a very different vibe from its predecessor. Everything is bright and blocky, with giant “99 Cents!” signs everywhere. $1.99 will buy you almost anything, from a bottle of wine to some peaches to a bag […]

Golden Poppy Fete

Golden Poppy Fete

When the city starts to get us down, we dream of the country — a quaint, mythical place of solitude, gardens, fresh food and a chicken or two. Who knew that oasis exists right here in Altadena? For proof, join Altadena Heritage on Sunday at the Golden Poppy Urban Homestead Fete, a celebration of all […]

Project Home Art Walk

Project Home Art Walk

As the afternoon heat slowly cools this Saturday, head on over to Mission Street in South Pasadena for a fantastic benefit filled with art and wine. It seems like every other building on Mission has a gallery or two, filled with photography, installations and fabric work.  Proceeds from the evening will benefit the Downtown Women’s […]

Vroman's Bestsellers 7/20/2009

Vroman's Bestsellers 7/20/2009

Hardcover Fiction Night Counter, Alia Yunis Shanghai Girls, Lisa See Royal Flush, Rhys Bowen Come Sunday, Isla Morley Help, Kathryn Stockett Both Ways Is the Only Way I Want It, Malie Meloy Rain Gods, James Burke Admission, Jean Korelitz Wife of the Gods, Kwei Quartley Sacred Hearts, Sarah Dunant Hardcover Non-Fiction Outliers, Malcolm Gladwell Waxman […]

Three Comedians Walk Into a Bookstore…

Three Comedians Walk Into a Bookstore…

By Sandy Gillis Busy summer? Time to read just one book before daylight savings time kicks in? Make it 1993’s Promise and Power: the Life and Times of Robert McNamara, a biography by Deborah Shapley.  It’s an especially important tome in understanding global economics and the U.S.’s involvement in Vietnam. Or if you don’t have […]

Three Cheers for Larry Wilson

Three Cheers for Larry Wilson

Larry Wilson, the public editor of the Pasadena Star-News and a Linda Vista resident, took a stand yesterday about the Rose Bowl Loop, the three-mile walking/cycling route around Brookside Golf Course and the Rose Bowl. He calls himself an “outlier” and in the extreme minority for calling for a ban on motor vehicles most of […]

Bike Riders Unite!

Bike Riders Unite!

Pasadena Critical Mass Bike Ride Saturday, July 18, 10 a.m.; ride departs at 10:30 a.m. Coming up is the third Saturday of the month, which means it’s time for everybody’s favorite local anarchist’s event, the Pasadena Critical Mass bike ride. A cheerful group of cyclists of every age, shape and outfit meets at Memorial Park […]

Crowns Opens at Playhouse

Crowns Opens at Playhouse

Newly opened on the main stage at Pasadena Playhouse is Crowns, a musical that premiered in Washington D.C. and won four Helen Hayes awards. Written by Regina Taylor, the play is based on an acclaimed coffee-table book, Crowns: Portraits of Black Women in Church Hats. The play uses musical portraits to explore the lives of […]

We've Got the Beets: Eat, Meet & Greet at Altadena Garden

We've Got the Beets: Eat, Meet & Greet at Altadena Garden

Altadena Community Garden Annual Picnic Hometown Pasadena’s Sandy Gillis writes: It’s time once again for Altadena Community Garden’s annual barbecue, for which 108 of us community gardeners have given up our keyboards, our reading time, even some weeding (see plot #44) of the 65 plots in the garden to prepare for a lazy summer afternoon […]

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