Archive for ‘May, 2010’


La Vina homeowner’s throw in the towel on appeal

La Vina homeowner’s throw in the towel on appeal

This topic was touched on at Tuesday's town council meeting, but local mountain man (and Hollywood historian) Paul Ayers, who has been following the case, emailed us: Yesterday, the La Vina HOA’s attorney informed counsel for plaintiffs in the consolidated cases that the HOA will not petition the Supreme Court for review of the Court […]

Buster’s Ice Cream & Coffee Shop

Buster’s Ice Cream & Coffee Shop

From a sidewalk table in front of Buster’s, with a scoop of mint chip ice cream or a blended mocha in front of you and the South Pas street scene passing by, life is mighty fine. This colorful, funky neighborhood hub also showcases local musicians on weekend nights. 1006 Mission St., South Pasadena, 626.441.0744, Café. Daily from […]

Pre-party for A Noise Within

Pre-party for A Noise Within

The classical reperatory theatre company A Noise Within may not be moving from Glendale to Pasadena until the fall of 2011, but the buzz is already building. And it was really buzzing in South Pasadena last weekend at a garden party thrown by Kathy Baker and Steve Robman. No strangers to the performing arts themselves […]

Rorschach Graffiti

Rorschach Graffiti

If you do your grocery shopping at the Ralphs on Huntington, surely you have noticed this rather abstract bit of tagging on the fence across the street. I think it looks like a dragon. Little Bit thinks it looks like a seahorse. Your thoughts? Read the Full Story at Glimpses of South Pasadena

Going Vertical

Going Vertical

The skylight and dangling bulbs above the stairway leading to Vertical Wine Bistro make for an intriguing entryway. Ever since the place opened I’ve wondered what it was like inside. I found out Tuesday night when I attended a get-together to celebrate the success of Hometown Pasadena, the go-to blog for what’s happening here in […]

Crime tips: trash pickers, and don’t take your alarm co.’s word for it

Crime tips: trash pickers, and don’t take your alarm co.’s word for it

It's a crime-o-rama tonight. Just received these timely reminders from Carolyn Seitz at the Sheriff Dept.'s Community Advisory Committee: ISSUE #1For those of you who have observed people picking through trash, both what you put at the curb, and for some of you what is in your yard, not in the public right of way, […]

I’m Fabulous! (According to THE Magazine)

I’m Fabulous! (According to THE Magazine)

Last night I was among the honorees at THE Magazine‘s 50 Fabulous Women of Influence event. It was so nice to be among so many other hard-working San Gabriel Valley women and hundreds of guests. There was food, wine and friendship during a big reception outdoors in the Metro right of way*. After THE Magazine […]

Another Chaos Chronicles Give-Away! Life is Too Short to Fold Fitted Sheets

Another Chaos Chronicles Give-Away! Life is Too Short to Fold Fitted Sheets

Win this very funny, very helpful guide to Domestic Liberation! The Give-Away Madness continues here on Chaos Chronicles! This week, get in the game to win a copy of the very funny, shockingly helpful book by Lisa Quinn: Life’s Too Short to Fold Fitted Sheets: Your Ultimate Guide to Domestic Liberation. Lisa Queen is an […]

Living for dad

Living for dad

Imagine, as a father, knowing that you won’t be there for your young children. That was the situation contemplated by writer Bruce Feiler when he discovered a life-threatening tumor in his leg. He reached out to six men from his life and formed a "Council of Dads" to help look after his daughters. The book […]

Losing My Cool: How a Father’s Love and 15,000 Books Beat Hip-Hop Culture

Losing My Cool: How a Father’s Love and 15,000 Books Beat Hip-Hop Culture

In a 2007 piece for the Washington Post Thomas Chatterton Williams wrote that, "… middle class blacks concerned with "keeping it real" are engaging in gratuitously self-destructive and violently masochistic behavior." Is hip-hop to blame or is it up to the parents? In his new book, "Losing My Cool" Williams discusses the detrimental aspects of […]

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