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Pasadena Independent – May 27th, 2010

Pasadena Independent – May 27th, 2010

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Busch Gardens Pasadena: Traces

Busch Gardens Pasadena: Traces

Why are we gazing across a parking lot at the back of a building? Isn’t this Busch Gardens Traces Week on PDP? Why, yes it is. And this is the biggest trace of Busch Gardens, or actually of the Adolphus and Lilly Busch homestead, still standing in Pasadena. This building, on Arlington Drive near Fair […]

The Lacuna

The Lacuna

A “lacuna” is a hole, an empty place in a stone or bone — and a metaphor for The Lacuna‘s central character. Harrison Shepherd moves through Mexico and America in the first half of the 20th century, aching to be a part of a family, and a nation, but never quite fitting in.He’s too bookish for […]

Remembering Pasadena’s Palace of Rock

Remembering Pasadena’s Palace of Rock

It was 1981, and the auditorium of Pasadena’s Raymond Theatre was packed to the gills with excited teenagers and twentysomethings. Onstage, Wendy O. Williams, lead singer of the punk band the Plasmatics, had just spray-painted the word “F**K” onto an orange Chevy Nova that had been brought onstage. The crowd was going wild, having witnessed […]

Images of Afghanistan: Sebastian Junger’s take on War

Images of Afghanistan: Sebastian Junger’s take on War

From the best-selling author of The Perfect Storm, comes a new book chronicling the intensity of war as experienced by one platoon based in Afghanistan. War is Sebastian Junger’s account of what soldiers feel in combat – the adrenaline-filled chaos of an ambush, the no-holds-barred risks soldiers take to protect their own, the mind-numbing anticipation […]

Internet terror recruitment and tradecraft: how can we address an evolving tool while protecting free speech?

Internet terror recruitment and tradecraft: how can we address an evolving tool while protecting free speech?

Many tools are associated with terrorists, but use of the internet could be one of the most unstoppable. The World Wide Web could be the perfect tool to radicalize, recruit, and operate terrorist activities. The House Homeland Security subcommittee on Intelligence, Information Sharing and Terrorism Risk Assessment held a hearing today to discuss the possible […]

Farmers Head for Topanga

Farmers Head for Topanga

There’s much exhibit in Topanga this week, as locals get ready for the launch of the Topanga Canyon Certified Farrmers’ Market. No longer will residents of this isolated bit of mountain paradise have to drive down to Santa Monica for their Lily’s eggs, Weiser Family Farm melons and Santiago Farms berries. The market will take […]

One Killed in Shooting in Pasadena

One Killed in Shooting in Pasadena

On Monday, May 25, 2010, at 10:22 p.m. officers responded to the area of Lincoln Avenue and Zanja Street on reports of shots fired. Approximately five minutes later, a local hospital notified the police department of the arrival of two gun shot victims, Emilo Landaverde, 22, and Oscar Mendez, 19, both Pasadena residents. Victim […] […]

The Gracie Awards Chaos-style!

The Gracie Awards Chaos-style!

Good morning, Chaos Crew.  After an evening of glamour and glitter at the 2010 Gracie Allen Awards in Los Angeles, I am back at home where I should be: in front of my computer wearing my Pajama Jeans and drinking coffee. Rachel goes to work on my dramatic eye look! The fact that I was […]

B.Luu

B.Luu

A cozy boutique in the heart of Paseo Colorado, B.Luu offers designer brands that are contemporary and delectable. The target customer is on the younger side, mid-20s to late 30s, and she’s generally pretty fashion savvy. With such edgy brands as La Rok, Alica + Olivia, and Genetic denim, B.Luu is not selling the same […]

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