Archive for ‘November, 2009’


Back-to-Back Cookbook Signings

Back-to-Back Cookbook Signings

Forgive the shameless plug, but the two (very fine) cookbooks we at Prospect Park Books distribute are having signings this week, just in time for your holiday gift-giving convenience. And let us just say that both make most excellent gifts. The first event is happening at Vroman’s on Thursday night. The book of the night […]

James Ellroy’s "Blood’s a Rover"

James Ellroy’s "Blood’s a Rover"

L.A. author James Ellroy talks about the strong women and history in his latest novel, "Blood's a Rover" Read the Full Story at KPCC Blogs

Vroman’s Bestsellers 11/29/2009

Vroman’s Bestsellers 11/29/2009

Hardcover Fiction Hollywood Moon, Joseph Wambaugh Pirate Latitudes, Michael Crichton Wolf Hall, Hilary Mantel The Help, Kathryn Stockett Lacuna, Barbara Kingsolver Too Much Happiness, Alice Munro Last Night in Twisted River, John Irving Girl Who Played With Fire, Stieg Larsson Rumpole Christmas, John Mortimer Shanghai Girls, Lisa See Hardcover Non-Fiction Opposite Field, Jesse Katz Open, […]

Inside the Kingdom: the struggle for Saudi Arabia

Inside the Kingdom:  the struggle for Saudi Arabia

Like most of the Middle East, Saudi Arabia is a country full of contradictions, sometimes violent ones. Thanks to its massive oil reserves the residents of the Kingdom enjoy modern cities, luxury goods and generally comfortable lives; and yet there is an ancient tribal system and violently conservative religious morals that dominate Saudi Arabian society. […]

Polar bears are on thin ice

Polar bears are on thin ice

In 1994, near the North Pole, writer Richard Ellis encountered a wild polar bear that walked up to the side of his boat. Today, this experience would not be possible: the area where they were traveling is now devoid of ice…it is now open water. Global warming is having a profound impact on the habitat […]

Center for Community and Family Services gets $1.6 million grant

Center for Community and Family Services gets $1.6 million grant

Per PSN, the Center for Community and Family Services of Altadena will get $1.6 million in federal stimulus dollars to, among other things, hire 29 more teachers and serve 114 more children for the Early Head Start program. (The Center has its headquarters in Pasadena, and runs programs in Altadena and Glendale).  The early press […]

Jack Frost nipping at your nose…

Jack Frost nipping at your nose…

… or not. Read the Full Story at Glimpses of South Pasadena

Zen Monday: #74

Zen Monday: #74

Zen Monday is the day you experience the photo and give us your thoughts rather than me telling you what I think the photo’s about. I also stay out of the comments box for most of the day, to avoid influencing the discussion. I look for a photo worth contemplating or, failing that, something odd […]

Special Edition Chaos Chronicles with Monica Dolan is up!

Special Edition Chaos Chronicles with Monica Dolan is up!

Yes, Chaos Crew… I did lure Monica to the mic ( but not into the closet!). You can hear the results of our chat by clicking here.I did get out of the closet and Monica is able to provide a different perspective, as she was involved in the rescue. You can also hear what Monica […]

Christmas in the Castle Green

Christmas in the Castle Green

December means more in Pasadena than fake snow and Old Town mobs — it means it’s time for the seasonal open house and tour of the historic Castle Green, the building that defines Pasadena almost as much as City Hall. Normally closed to the public, this ornate remnant from the city’s days as a 19th-century […]

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