Archive for ‘March, 2010’


Julienne

Julienne

Nothing could be finer than lunch on the shaded sidewalk terrace fronting this impossibly charming café and gourmet-to-go store. The chopped salad with grilled chicken, roasted vegetables and pesto, the lamb sandwich with caramelized onions on rosemary bread, the brownies . . . we get hungry just thinking about it. Breakfast is swell, too: dreamy […]

Helen of Pasadena

Helen of Pasadena

Over here at Prospect Park Media (HQ for Hometown-Pasadena.com, Eat-LA.com and Prospect Park Books), we’re celebrating today’s announcement that we’re jumping into the fiction pool to publish Helen of Pasadena, the first novel by Pasadena author Lian Dolan. Many of you know Lian, either through her writing (Chaos Chronicles, Oprah.com, the Satellite Sisters book, etc.), her […]

Lost pet: Oliver the cat

Lost pet: Oliver the cat

Cat missing since Monday, March 22nd Oliver – orange and white cat, 14 years old; last seen wearing a green collar He is diabetic and takes insulin shots twice a day Please contact – Kim at 626-993-7572 or Eileen at 626-808-1422 We live on E Calaveras, between Marengo and Raymond Read the Full Story at […]

"Little Bee"

"Little Bee"

The only thing missing in the brief synopsis on the back of Chris Cleave’s novel might just be a non-disclosure agreement. “We don’t want to tell you what happens in this book. It is a truly special story and we don’t want to spoil it…Once you read it, you’ll want to tell your friends about […]

How to Train Your Dragon

How to Train Your Dragon

In this new 3-D animated action-adventure film, hitting theaters today, Hiccup is a Viking teenager who comes from a long line of dragon-slayers. But when the time comes to prove himself as a warrior, he decides instead to make friends with a dragon. Larry talks with directors Chris Sanders and Dean DeBlois about dragons and […]

Yes! I Sold my Novel! Helen of Pasadena coming November 2010!

Yes! I Sold my Novel! Helen of Pasadena coming November 2010!

I am thrilled to announce that I have sold my first novel. Helen of Pasadena will be published on November 1, 2010 by Prospect Park Books. Woo-hoo! What’s it about you ask? Here’s a brief synopsis: Helen Fairchild,  is leading a privileged Pasadena existence: married to a pillar of the community; raising a water polo- […]

Design Elements

Design Elements

South Pasadena is known for its classic homes — from Craftsman to Victorian — but it also has its fair share of modern architecture. Like here, for example. I can’t quite see the house, but every time I pass this driveway I look to see if the fountain is working. So far? Not working. Oh […]

Superfluous Detail: The Singer Building

Superfluous Detail: The Singer Building

When I need a dose of superfluity all I have to do is check out the almost unnoticed Singer Building on the southeast corner of Colorado Blvd. and Oakland Avenue. Everett Phipps Babcock designed the Spanish Colonial Revival structure for the Singer Sewing Company. It was built in 1926 and listed on the National Register […]

One Book, One… Twitter?

One Book, One… Twitter?

Yep. You’ve probably heard of One City, One Story, a project started by Seattle libraries in 1998 (Pasadena’s 2010 selection is Gardens of Water).  If you haven’t, brief synopsis: Everyone in a city reads the same book over the course of a year, and therefore has a common thing to talk about with everyone else […]

Blotters March 14-17

Blotters March 14-17

Arcadia PD For the period of Sunday, March 14, through Saturday, March 20, the Police Department responded to 922 calls for service of which 152 required formal investigations. The following is a summary report of the major incidents handled by the Department during this period. Sunday, March 14: 1. An auto burglary occurred in the […]

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