Archive for ‘July, 2009’


Catching Up with the Doozies

Catching Up with the Doozies

It’s been a while since we’ve checked in with Altadena’s Tom Gammill, an all-around funny guy who draws the comic strip the Doozies, writes for the Simpsons and other TV shows and movies, and makes these YouTube videos about his wacky life as a cartoonist. Here’s his latest:

Vroman's Bestsellers 7/8/2009

Vroman's Bestsellers 7/8/2009

Hardcover Fiction          Shanghai Girls, Lisa See Swimsuit, James Patterson Scarecrow, Michael Connelly My Fathers Tears, John Updike Angels Game, Carlos Zafon Trouble, Kate Christensen Fingerlickin’ Fifteen, Janet Evanovich Tea Time for the Traditionally Built, Alexander Smith Plague of Secrets, John Lescroart Rude Awakenings of a Jane Austen Addict, Laurie Rigler Hardcover Non-Fiction          […]

Free Concerts This Weekend

Free Concerts This Weekend

Here’s the lineup for the coming week/weekend for free concerts in Pasadena and environs. It’s summertime, and the performances are free! Wednesday, July 8 Vagabond Puppets presents Ferdinand the Bull (children’s series) @ 7 p.m., Levitt Pavilion, 85 E. Holly St., Old Pasadena, levittpavilionpasadena.org Thursday, July 9 Lovell Sisters (bluegrass-folk-country) @ 8 p.m., Levitt Pavilion, 85 E. […]

(pre)occupation

(pre)occupation

Someone had been working in this Huntington office building the other night with paint brushes, a circle saw and a nail gun. When I took a closer look in the window, I saw a worn paperback of Great American Short Stories splayed on the floor next to a pile of lumber. Of course, I thought […]

Fatty’s

Fatty’s

If you never trust a skinny cook, you’ll be drawn to this gem for the name alone. It’s a post-ironic title for a sensual vegetarian/vegan restaurant that cooks some seriously delicious food and has fun doing it. This is the place to bring your friends who distrust vegetarian cooking; Fatty’s specializes in rich, eclectic, exotic, […]

Jacquelyn McBain, Painter – Part 2

Jacquelyn McBain, Painter – Part 2

As promised, here’s Part 2 of our Q & A with Pasadena artist Jacquelyn McBain; here’s a link to Part 1. Jacquelyn McBain doesn’t produce a lot of work, but she works very, very hard, which is evident when you see her paintings — they are astonishingly detailed, richly colorful and as meticulously crafted as […]

Doña Rosa

Doña Rosa

Our latest hometown favorite for recessionary dining is kind of a mystery. It’s called Doña Rosa, and it’s a sibling of the Pasadena El Cholo. The mystery is why the order-at-the-counter offshoot is so much better than the fancier original, which is an undeniably fun place to have chips and margaritas, but whose food is […]

Old Pasadena Film Festival Begins

Old Pasadena Film Festival Begins

We’d been checking in regularly with Old Pasadena Management to find out details of the annual movie screenings in the One Colorado courtyard, always a highlight of the summer. The folks there were late getting the schedule together, but it turns out it was for a very good reason: This summer the screenings have morphed […]

Wildlife at the Library

Wildlife at the Library

The afternoons can stretch on when you have little kids and long summer days. On Tuesday afternoon, head to one of the two Altadena libraries for a kid-focused presentation called Habitats & Adaptations. Kids will learn about how wild animals have jobs and houses, just like people, and how animals create and take care of […]

Wine in the Garden

Wine in the Garden

This Wednesday begins a two-part class on viticulture and wine at Descanso Gardens, led by Adam Baldwin, wine buyer for Whole Foods Market. The classes run this Wednesday and next, in the early evening, and will cover the basics of the steps from growing grapes to making wine. Students will learn the lingo and the […]

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