Archive for ‘April, 2010’


Linda’s Got Your Goat

Linda’s Got Your Goat

EAT: LA’s Linda Burum had goat for lunch this week with KPCC’s John Rabe, host of Off-Ramp, and you can hear the results of their goat-loving conversation on Off-Ramp this weekend (noon on Saturday, 7 p.m. on Sunday). Or you can go to John’s blog now and hear a longer version of their chat. Here’s […]

Showcase House: A Fun Fantasy for a Good Cause

Showcase House: A Fun Fantasy for a Good Cause

By Susan Motander The Pasadena Showcase House of Design is now open. The home this year is the headquarters of the Pomona San Gabriel Valley Chapter of the American Red Cross. When it was built in 1930 it was the stately French Chateau estate of John and Mildred Cravens. There is a certain […] Read […]

Last Day of National Poetry Month!

Last Day of National Poetry Month!

April is coming to an end, and with it, National Poetry Month. I hope you’ve all enjoyed reading the poems Vroman’s employees have picked; I certainly have. If you haven’t… well, at least it’s almost over. I saved today’s poems for last on purpose. They come from Danny, our Shipping/Receiving manager. Charles Bukowski is one […]

Burglary wave hits Chaney Trail neighborhood

Burglary wave hits Chaney Trail neighborhood

The Altadena burglary wave has now hit the forested Chaney Trail neighborhood. Crimereports.com reports that there was a residential burglary on the 3800 block of Alzada Rd. on April 26.  Reports from the neighborhood said that the house was locked, and access was through a broken window. However, residents in the tight-knit neighborhood are known […]

Conscientious Projector: A Powerful Noise

Conscientious Projector: A Powerful Noise

Celebrate World Fair Trade Day in Pasadena by attending a free screening at The Armory Center for the Arts with Conscientious Projector! Voices for Women’s Rights Sounding A Powerful Noise The burgeoning international women’s empowerment movement is personified in the stories of three extraordinary women from different parts of the world in A Powerful Noise, […]

Jerry Weintraub’s still talking

Jerry Weintraub’s still talking

He’s worked with Elvis and Sinatra and been counselor and confidante to celebrities and politicians. Now, the veteran Hollywood film producer and deal maker Jerry Weintraub has a new memoir, co-written with Vanity Fair Editor Rich Cohen. Part how-to guide, When I Stop Talking, You’ll Know I’m Dead: Useful Stories from a Persuasive Man, is […]

Maybe Koi, Maybe Not

Maybe Koi, Maybe Not

I have more to tell you about Hulett C. Merritt and the property we’ve been talking about this week at what’s locally known as the Ambassador Campus. But as I write it’s much too late for me to formulate more than one or two coherent sentences, so I’ll have to keep it short for now. […]

Blackout!

Blackout!

Roughly 10:30-10:45 PM, lights went out in our area of east Altadena as far as they eye could see.  We were just getting into the car to survey the extent when lights came back on again.  How did you fare? Read the Full Story at Altadena Blog

Where’s Sally?

Where’s Sally?

Not much more to say about this one that hasn’t already been said so well… Read the Full Story at Glimpses of South Pasadena

Doo Dah Parade Moves East this Saturday

Doo Dah Parade Moves East this Saturday

After 33 years in the Old Pasadena retail and entertainment district, the Doo Dah Parade will bring its notorious brand of wackiness across town on Saturday, May 1st, stepping off at 11:00am. The relocation to East Colorado Boulevard places the parade in an older, retro neighborhood reminiscent of its long-ago ‘Old Town’ roots. In fact, […]

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