Archive for ‘September, 2009’


"Battle for Terra" is Library’s Friday Fun Flick

"Battle for Terra" is Library’s Friday Fun Flick

The Altadena Library's "Fun Flick Friday" continues this Friday with "The Battle for Terra," rated PG.  Admission is free, and the show starts at 3:30. Read the Full Story at Altadena Blog

Commission on Women launches "Survival Guide"

Commission on Women launches "Survival Guide"

The Pasadena Commission on the Status of Women is holding a 'do next week, Tues. Sept. 29, 6-8 PM, to mark the launch of its 2009-2010 Survival Guide.  The Guide is a directory of local Pasadena area agencies and organizations that can provide various kinds of help and support in times of need, with a […]

Heavy Lifters to Compete this Saturday

Heavy Lifters to Compete this Saturday

People accustomed to lifting 200 pounds or more will compete for trophies and prizes during the fifth annual bench press competition at Villa-Parke Community Center in Pasadena on Saturday, Sept. 26. Participant weight-in begins at 11 a.m. and the competition starts at 1 p.m.  Applications are still available for participants 18 years and older at […]

Meet the Bookseller: Alanna

Meet the Bookseller:  Alanna

Click here to view the embedded video. We’re back with another in our wildly popular series Meet the Bookseller (for the previous installment, click here).  This time, we’re talking with Customer Service Manager Alanna Kirby.  There’s significantly less gum chewing in this video and significantly more giggling.  Hope you enjoy it. Click here to buy […]

The $7 Lunch

The $7 Lunch

It’s time for our sequel to the $5 Lunch — the $7 Lunch. We’re moving a tiny notch up in class here, and as with the $5 Lunch, these are not fast-food, eat-in-the-parking lot dives. We’re talking a proper place to sit, with real forks, and a chance to relax over something fresh and tasty […]

Tournament of Roses President Gary Disano Dies at 62

Tournament of Roses President Gary Disano Dies at 62

2010 Rose Parade and Rose Bowl Game Will be Held in his Honor. Gary J. DiSano, age 62, died yesterday, Sept. 20, 2009.  DiSano, President of the Tournament of Roses Association for the 121st  Tournament of Roses Parade and 96th Rose Bowl Game chose the theme, “2010: A Cut Above the Rest” for the January […]

TOR President Gary J. Disano 2009-2010 Dies

TOR President Gary J. Disano 2009-2010 Dies

GARY J. DISANO, 2009-2010 PASADENA TOURNAMENT OF ROSES®  PRESIDENT, DIED ON SEPTEMBER 20. 2010 Rose Parade and Rose Bowl Game Will be Held in his Honor. Gary J. DiSano, age 62, died yesterday, Sept. 20, 2009.  DiSano, President of the Tournament of Roses Association for the 121st  Tournament of Roses Parade and 96th Rose Bowl […]

The Millions Counts Down the Best Fiction of the Millennium

The Millions Counts Down the Best Fiction of the Millennium

Well, really it’s just the best of the decade, since, you know, the millennium is only one decade long so far.  Anyway, Max has put together an impressive panel of about 60 experts to vote for the best.  Each day, they’re posting five books, with the number one book coming on Friday, so stay tuned […]

Pasadena Plinther Ponders Pottery, Poetry and Pigeons Across the Pond

Pasadena Plinther Ponders Pottery, Poetry and Pigeons Across the Pond

And Now for Something Completely Different……. San Marino Artist is About To Be Part of History with the  Fourth Plinth Project This summer, sculptor Antony Gormley invited people in the UK to help create unique living monument.  He asked people to occupy the empty Fourth Plinth located at Trafalgar Square in London, a space that […]

Storytelling Jam at Altadena Junction this Sunday

Storytelling Jam at Altadena Junction this Sunday

Altadena Junction proudly presents… Storytelling Jam (spoken word and music) An evening of unique performers blending storytelling and music in an intimate setting. Featuring Julio Martinez, Geoffrey Leigh Tozer and Beverly Mickins. Hosted by Lance Anderson. About The Performers:Julio Martinez is the weekly host of KPFK Radio’s Arts in Review, is a theatre critic for […]

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