Archive for ‘April, 2010’


Swiss Chef at San Remo

Swiss Chef at San Remo

WHY To travel back in time in the heart of the San Fernando Valley. WHAT Swiss-trained chef Ueli Huegli has transformed a tired Italian restaurant in Valley Glen into Swiss Chef at San Remo, with a menu pulled largely from the late, lamented Matterhorn Chef of Van Nuys, where Chef Ueli, as he is known, […]

And Now For Something Completely Different – Doo Dah Parade Moves East…This Saturday

And Now For Something Completely Different –  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, […]

LA Times Festival of Books: Recap

LA Times Festival of Books: Recap

Phew! I am  finally beginning to recover from the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books – what an amazing and exhausting three days! Friday was set-up, which went really smoothly (once we figured out how to make all of our tables fit). Saturday and Sunday were solid signings for me, and super busy for everyone […]

May Day! Imminent Doo Dah!

May Day! Imminent Doo Dah!

After 33 years in Old Town, the venerable Occasional Pasadena Doo Dah Parade is ready for a change of scenery. Conceived as an antidote to the stiff formality of the Rose Parade, the Doo Dah Parade is relocating to a more fitting setting for its irreverence: East Pasadena, which looks now the way Old Town […]

Africa – possibilities and promise, with U.S. Ambassador Michael Battle

Africa – possibilities and promise, with U.S. Ambassador Michael Battle

The influence of China in the African continent, energy needs in South Africa, political unrest of South Africa, elections in Nigeria…with 53 nations and a myriad of cultures and political identities, economic development and political progress is a constant challenge. U.S. Ambassador Michael Battle is at the fore-front of America’s efforts to help develop agriculture […]

Craig Robinson’s got game: OSU coach—and brother to Michelle Obama—reflects on life and basketball

Craig Robinson’s got game: OSU coach—and brother to Michelle Obama—reflects on life and basketball

During the 2008 Presidential candidate, Barack wasn’t the only Obama at center stage. Michelle Obama stumped around the county, talking about her childhood on South side of Chicago, and how thanks to her hardworking parents, she and her brother graduated to Ivy League schools and prestigious jobs. Now, Craig Robinson shares his memories of that […]

Boulder Road Home Tour With Trimmings

Boulder Road Home Tour With Trimmings

Ready for some lookie-looing, bake sale goodies, floral arrangements and live music? This Sunday head for “Altadena Rocks on Boulder Road,” an estate home tour with block-party extras. The tour, a fundraiser put on by the Altadena Guild of the Huntington Memorial Hospital, benefits the Huntington Medical Research Institutes. The action centers on Boulder Road, […]

Empty Emissary

Empty Emissary

I was a little shocked the first time I stumbled upon this mansion. A mansion is not something one normally stumbles upon. But there it was hidden in plain sight, invisible from Orange Grove Blvd. and the surrounding streets, yet accessible when I got out of the car and began strolling through the Ambassador Campus […]

Jet Propulsion Laboratory open house May 15-16

Jet Propulsion Laboratory open house May 15-16

Image courtesy NASA. The 2010 JPL Open House will take place on Saturday and Sunday, May 15 and 16, 2010, 9am-5pm both days. This popular event celebrates JPL's accomplishments with exhibits and demonstrations about the Laboratory's ongoing research and space exploration. Many of the Lab's scientists and engineers are on hand to answer questions about […]

Details, Details…

Details, Details…

I couldn’t help but notice the iron curlicues on the upper window. Do you think they were originally added for the sole purpose of casting whimsical shadows in the late afternoon sun? Me too. Read the Full Story at Glimpses of South Pasadena

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