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Demanding a $400 apology for enduring U2

Demanding a $400 apology for enduring U2

Most of the nearly 100,000 people in the Rose Bowl last night seemed to enjoy the U2 concert. So did most of the people in the neighborhoods surrounding the Arroyo Seco, with some having outdoor parties to take in the show’s audio at least. It was indeed very, very loud, very far away. At least […]

Ask Garden Gal: Winter Garden Trick or Treat?

Ask Garden Gal: Winter Garden Trick or Treat?

Dear Garden Gal, Is it too soon to plant a winter garden? Or should I wait till after those surly high school trick or treaters quit tramping through my yard even though I give out regular sized Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups? Plus their costumes stink! Whiskers and a pillow case is not a […] Read […]

NoCo: The Creative Heart of Old Town

NoCo: The Creative Heart of Old Town

New York has its Soho, Tribeca and Nolita, L.A. has its WeHo, and now Pasadena has its very own NoCo, as in North of Colorado. Often overlooked but never boring, the Old Town streets north of Colorado — Union, Holly and Fair Oaks – are home to great stores (including a couple of brand-new ones), […]

Vons Foundation Offers Support to Rosemary Children’s Services

Vons Foundation Offers Support to Rosemary Children’s Services

Vons in Pasadena proves that business is still going strong with a generous donation of $10,000.00 to Rosemary Children’ Services through the Vons Foundation. Read the Full Story at Pasadena Independent

Folk-Rock Legends at The Coffee Gallery

Folk-Rock Legends at The Coffee Gallery

Their last two shows sold out. Their next two probably will as well — not that surprising in a 49-seat venue. So if you have any intention of seeing Barry McGuire and John York when they play the Coffee Gallery Backstage this weekend, you should probably make reservations post haste. McGuire’s “Trippin’ the ’60s” tour […]

“America’s Greatest Quartet” at Caltech

“America’s Greatest Quartet” at Caltech

With eight Grammys, 20-plus albums and more than 30 years as an ensemble under their belt, the Emerson String Quartet is easily one of the best and most prestigious in the nation. And on Sunday November 1st, they’ll be performing at Caltech’s Beckman Auditorium — for the eighth time. The program, presented by the Coleman Chamber […]

Ashes to Glass’s

Ashes to Glass’s

Karin the Altadenahiker has some nice shots and thoughts about yesterday's Altadena Heritage Boho Highbrow weekend concert by the Los Angeles Contemporary Ensemble (we were taking pictures, but the new camera is still defeating us!) Read the Full Story at Altadena Blog

Bohos Behave Themselves at Altadena Shindig

Bohos Behave Themselves at Altadena Shindig

I didn’t live in Pasadena back in the glory days of Jiyayr Zorthian’s famed and rather decadent parties/happenings, but I’ve read Larry Wilson’s descriptions. What I saw on Saturday at Altadena Heritage’s tribute to Zorthian and fellow merrymaker Gus Albrecht was a thoroughly civilized affair, with nary a naked nymph in sight. Zorthian might have […]

Celebrating with Julienne Wins Big

Celebrating with Julienne Wins Big

Permit us to share some in-house joy: At the annual Southern California Independent Bookseller Awards Saturday night at the Biltmore, Susan Campoy’s cookbook, Celebrating with Julienne (which we distribute) won Best Nonfiction Book 2009. It was chosen by the booksellers themselves as their favorite nonfiction book published in the last year by an author with […]

U2 at the Rose Bowl: Magnificent

U2 at the Rose Bowl: Magnificent

My arms actually ache this morning from all the clapping, waving, and fist-in-the-air motion-making. That’s either a sign of a great concert or middle age. Probably both.Wow, did we have a great time at U2 last night. It was a magnificent, epic, once-in-a-lifetime kind of night. The zillion dollar space ship set did its job […]

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