Archive for ‘October, 2009’


Last Day, October 2009

Last Day, October 2009

October 23, 5:18pm The idea of the project I started last month is to take a picture from the same spot and post it periodically, then watch as the spot changes throughout the year. I plan to post on the last day of each month, but since tomorrow’s Halloween, this time I’m a day early. […]

The Yard

The Yard

WHY Regulars have been frequenting The Yard mainly for its bargain happy hour (everything tastes better at $6 a pop). But for the past few months, this neighborhood bar (think late-night DJs and $3 martini specials) has been quietly turning into a true gastropub. Former personal chef as well as Axe and Campanile alum […] […]

Guest Post: Sherri Gallentine Takes on Ad Hoc at Home

Guest Post:  Sherri Gallentine Takes on Ad Hoc at Home

Sherri Gallentine is one of Vroman’s Book Buyers.  You may remember that she and her husband Rich hosted our Bottega Favorita Challenge dinner.  This time, Sherri took on the new cookbook from the notoriously challenging Thomas Keller, Ad Hoc at Home.  Keller’s last cookbook, about cooking sous vide, was too tough for many home cooks, […]

Sunset Magazine acknowldeges my Chaos Chronicles Closet

Sunset Magazine acknowldeges my Chaos Chronicles Closet

Thanks to the people at Sunset Magazine for acknowledging my Chaos Chronicles Closet! My comments comparing their designer closet vs. my working closet made the November issue of Sunset Magazine. What a delightful distraction during last night’s baseball game to find my blog singled out in the "Reader’s Response" section. Yeah.And, I found a new […]

The spooky time of year

The spooky time of year

A few homes that have gotten into the Halloween spirit: The notorious Halloween haunt on Braeburn near Porter, the definition of wretched excess.  It is to Halloween what the Balian mansion is to Christmas. A really large black widow spider on Homewood. This house on Mount Curve has so far been our favorite — headstones […]

ATT Uverse owners: now you can get Ch. 56

ATT Uverse owners: now you can get Ch. 56

A weakness of having ATT's Uverse as your cable provider is that they don't carry KPAS Channel 56, the public access channel that includes the Altadena Town Council meetings, among others.  (We've called the office to complain and have gotten nowhere).  While we were checking out the fine email articles by President Street's own computer […]

Love Note

Love Note

I can’t speak with certainty about very many things. Oh, but I have my suspicions…. I suspect that soy isn’t nearly as good for us as they say it is. I suspect that almost every conspiracy theory contains a kernel of truth. I suspect that many of today’s known facts will someday be in the […]

Pasadena Independent – October 29, 2009

Pasadena Independent – October 29, 2009

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Autumn Lore

Autumn Lore

Maybe I like the weather here because the only thing I have to compare it to is that of northern Illinois. Chicago nights get below fifty degrees this time of year. Some people love that. I am not some people. Santa Ana winds (as opposed to sleet coming off Lake Michigan) are all the bluster […]

Haunted House at Loma Alta Park Fri.

Haunted House at Loma Alta Park Fri.

Another addition to our Halloween activities (check our Holidays page for the full list), Loma Alta Park's Community Building will turn into the Altadena Haunted House on Fri., Oct. 30.  There'll be a coloring contest, games, and general spookiness for free.  It starts at sundown (about 6 PM) and goes on until 10 PM.  For […]

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