Archive for ‘October, 2009’


Echigo

Echigo

WHY Because sushi masters are judged by their rice. WHAT “No cooked stuff,” warns a hand-scribbled notice at this no-frills Tokyo-style sushi restaurant in a generic West L.A. strip mall. They’re not kidding — there’s no miso soup, no edamame, no California rolls, no attitude. Just Hitoshi Kataoka’s glistening, warm sushi rice topped with supremely […]

Old Town Does Halloween

Old Town Does Halloween

Looking to try a new trick-or-treat route this year? Tired of your kids getting all the goodies? The Old Pasadena Halloween celebration beckons. From 4 to 7 p.m. on Halloween, some 75 Old Town establishments will be participating in store-to-store trick-or-treating: free candy for costumed youth and discounts for the grownups, probably in the form […]

Altadena MOMS Club hosts open house Nov. 10

Altadena MOMS Club hosts open house Nov. 10

Altadena MOMS Club Open HouseTues., Nov. 10, 200910 AM-12 PM Prospective members can mingle with other moms, learn about the MOMS Club organization, and more.  We'll have a few opportunity drawings as well. MOMS Club is an international non-profit organization that supports mothers who have chosen to leave their paid careers for a new career: […]

Spooky Palms

Spooky Palms

Who needs jack-o-lanterns? (I couldn’t resist a little South Pas noir as Halloween draws near…) Read the Full Story at Glimpses of South Pasadena

U2 Lands at Rose Bowl with 100,000 Fans

U2 Lands at Rose Bowl with 100,000 Fans

Legendary Irish Rockers U2 filled the Rose Bowl to capacity Sunday night. Read the Full Story at Pasadena Independent

Zen Monday: #69

Zen Monday: #69

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 worth thinking about or, failing that, at least something odd or silly. As I post each new Zen Monday photo I’ll add a label to last week’s to […]

Masked robber hits Woodbury/Fair Oaks ARCO, 7:40 tonight

Masked robber hits Woodbury/Fair Oaks ARCO, 7:40 tonight

Gotta give props to the PSN and its sister papers : they've got a description of an armed robbery @ 7:40 PM at the Arco @ Woodbury & Fair Oaks (while we're doing dishes and watching the U2 webcast).  Robber was masked, 5'10, 160 lbs., black hoodie and black pants. Read the Full Story at […]

Countdown to U2 at Rose Bowl! Special U2-2-Do List…

Countdown to U2 at Rose Bowl! Special  U2-2-Do List…

Six more hours and we’ll be in the Rose Bowl with 97,000 other screaming U2 fans. You can join me via You Tube if you’re not making the trek to Pasadena. The concert will be streamed live, a first for the band. Click here for U2’s site and access to the You Tube concert. In […]

The Irish Are Coming… the Irish Came

The Irish Are Coming… the Irish Came

Update: The Irish came. Unbelievable sound from our Prospect Park back yard. We hosted an impromptu party with friends (adults and teens) who were going and parked at our house, then listened from a distance (but still crystal clear) to great shows by the Black-Eyed Peas and the great U2. Here’s the best local’s report […]

We love U2: where the streets have no name

We love U2: where the streets have no name

Here's a pro Bono message to expect heavy, heavy traffic on the Rose Bowl-adjacent west Edge of town tonight as some Irish pub band makes the Rose Bowl rattle & hum with 96,000 friends.  If you weren't lucky enough to get a ticket, there's going to be live streaming on YouTube starting at about 8:30 […]

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