Archive for ‘August, 2009’


Vroman's Bestsellers 08/24/09

Vroman's Bestsellers 08/24/09

Harcover Fiction Inherent Vice, Thomas Pynchon White Queen, Philippa Gregory South of Broad, Pat Conroy Help, Kathryn Stockett The Girl Who Played With Fire, Stieg Larsson Scarecrow, Michael Connelly Wife of the Gods, Kwei Quartey Magicians, Lev Grossman This Is Where I Leave You, Jonathan Tropper Blindman’s Bluff, Faye Kellerman Hardcover Non-Fiction Something Incredibly Wonderful […]

Simmons interview on Crown City News

Simmons interview on Crown City News

Props to Crown City News for getting an interview with town councilman Herbert H. Simmons on his investigation by town council.  Not too informative, but worth watching for those following at home. Go to AltadenaBlog

Mt. Wilson Toll Road Reopens

Mt. Wilson Toll Road Reopens

After nearly five years of waiting and work, the Mt. Wilson Toll Road has finally re-opened, restoring one of our favorite local hikes. Here’s the story in the Los Angeles Times. In honor of the occasion, we’re featuring the hike as it appeared in the first edition of Hometown Pasadena, updated with the news. Mt. […]

Settings: Part 15

Settings: Part 15

Paging my armchair directors! It’s time for another fun-filled game of imaginary movie making! For my new readers, this is where I stomp my feet like Louis B. Mayer and demand that you come up with a great story for the location. So, don’t let me down, people … if this were a scene in […]

Zen Monday: #60

Zen Monday: #60

Zen Monday is the day you experience the photo and give us your thoughts rather than me telling you what the photo’s about. I look for something provocative or, failing that, at least something odd. As I post each new Zen Monday photo, I’ll add a label to last week’s to identify it if necessary […]

Boneheads on the loose at Cobb Estate

Boneheads on the loose at Cobb Estate

Janette Williams of PSN writes in this morning's paper that six Audobon Society interpretive signs, installed 18 months ago on the Cobb Estate at a cost of ,000, have instead become magnets for vandalism — excuse us, canvases for graffiti art.  Now, as someone once cautioned us, "there is actually a history to the role […]

Sitting Pretty

Sitting Pretty

Even with a tarp on top, this red confection takes a fine portrait… Go to Glimpses of South Pasadena

Things the Light Does

Things the Light Does

I like this–the light in its variations, the way it slants this way and that, almost blinds you in one spot yet you’d almost miss it in another spot if you weren’t looking. I went to two parties yesterday. One was a memorial for the mother of a friend. I didn’t know my friend’s mother. […]

Belgian Beer Festival

Belgian Beer Festival

As if you needed a reason to go to Lucky Baldwins, now through the end of the month both locations are celebrating Belgian beer with deals and T-shirts. More than 50 kinds of hard-to-find Belgian specialties will be available — on tap! — for your enjoyment. Buy a glass and get discounts on more Belgians […]

What Do You Think?

What Do You Think?

As Pasadena’s General Plan is updated, it’s important to include the perspectives of everyone in the community. The City of Pasadena is making it easy for you! From Aug. 22 through Sept. 27, you can take one or more MoveAbout Tours and share your thoughts with city planners. Each of the six self-guided tours has […]

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