Archive for ‘January, 2010’


I Saw the Sun Briefly

I Saw the Sun Briefly

It’s going to rain again.  This is big news around here.  Two weeks of rain?  It’s like we live in Seattle all of a sudden, except that we don’t have an NFL team and we have two NBA teams.  So, not much like Seattle, actually.  Anyway, here are a few bookish links to get you […]

Bring your can to Coffee Gallery for some comedy Sat.!

Bring your can to Coffee Gallery for some comedy Sat.!

This Saturday night, Jan. 20 starting at 10 PM, the Coffee Gallery is holding its Cans for Comedy benefit. The price of admission is canned food that will be donated to Friends in Deed food pantry The line-up for this show includes Adam Norwest, Marsha Morgan, Brad Schecter, Courtney Ca, Julie Sandoval, Jorjeana Marie, Tracie […]

Oh west Pasadena Christmas trees

Oh west Pasadena Christmas trees

Not only are the 12 days of Christmas long past — we’re closing in on Valentine’s Day. And yet the sidewalks and gutters of west Pasadena are still lined with browning yuletide trees that, in theory, the city’s Public Works Department or its hired guns are going to pick up and mulch, as has been […]

“I Love You, I Hate You, I’m Hungry”

“I Love You, I Hate You, I’m Hungry”

It’s always interesting when a book's opening paragraph states, “This is the best book ever. That’s all you need to know. Trust us.” How do you follow that? Simple, with 181 pages of hilarious single-panel cartoons penned by Bruce Eric Kaplan, the TV producer/writer and frequent contributor to The New Yorker. We talk to Mr. […]

T.C. Boyle’s Wild Child

T.C. Boyle’s Wild Child

A feral boy, a Venezuelan major league ball player, a cloned dog, and rodents galore populate the pages of T.C. Boyle’s new collection of stories, Wild Child. The author of last year’s The Women explores the murky boundary between humans and animals, raising fundamental questions: Who masters whom? How civilized are we? Do our minds […]

The end of an era: another icon falls.

The end of an era: another icon falls.

Yep, fans — the garage that held Brandon Walsh's basketball hoop on Beverly HIlls 90210 is no more.  Stalkerrific Lindsay gives us the whole story. Read the Full Story at Altadena Blog

What French Women Know

What French Women Know

One of life’s greatest mysteries: What do French women know that makes them so much cooler than everybody else? According to Debra Ollivier, author of the Los Angeles Times bestseller What French Women Know: About Love, Sex, and Other Matters of the Heart and Mind, it has nothing to do with food, or fashion, or […]

More Water

More Water

The Pasadena blogging community was agog–nay, thrilled with a jealous pang–when, on January 19th, Pasadena Adjacent posted this revelatory tour (with her customary, fun-filled video) inside the workings of the Devil’s Gate Dam tower. She and Mr. V. braved the rain to get a scoop and a coup. No one we knew had been inside […]

D.I. blues

D.I. blues

Took us pretty much all day until we could get to this: PSN's Brian Charles today has a feature on former Altadena Town Councilman Keith "Sarge" Gibbs, whose program for at-risk youth was booted out of Muir High School last year. Read the Full Story at Altadena Blog

Last days of The Countess

Last days of The Countess

This past weekend was the last time to view Ingres’s painting “Comtesse d’Hausonville” at the Norton Simon in Pasadena before it heads back to the Frick Collection in New York City. The crowded parking lot — I grabbed a spot across the street — seemed to indicate that lots of people had come to Pasadena […]

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