Archive for ‘May, 2010’


Jonesing for a Good Read

Jonesing for a Good Read

I never seem to have my laptop with me when I stop by Jones Coffee Roasters on South Raymond Avenue, so I’ve never done a Quest-type review of the place. There’s a small seating area in the cavernous space, the rest of which seems to be devoted to what the folks at Jones are devoted […]

Another bobcat at large?

Another bobcat at large?

Reader Doris Finch sends us these pictures (with permission) from Susan Kyro: a bobcat in the backyard on the 2000 block of Crescent Dr., near the intersection with Skyview. Pictures of a bobcat in the back yard of 2098 Crescent Dr., near the intersection with Skyview.  I compared this one with the earlier sighting from […]

Wood & Bones: Chronicle of a Cottage, Part 7

Wood & Bones: Chronicle of a Cottage, Part 7

We began skinning the interior of the house today. I enjoy this part. It’s fast work if you don’t mind a little dust — and, in our case, quite a bit of mold. Mold can be beautiful to look at. Contrary to what some dishonest mold remediation specialists will lead you to believe, it’s relatively harmless — unless, like my wife, you are allergic to it. While no one wants it in their house, it’s often only skin deep and can be killed easily.

Vicente Foods: Touring L.A. in One Market

Vicente Foods: Touring L.A. in One Market

It’s easy enough to shop locally for produce at farmers’ markets. Things are a little trickier when you’re keen on finding an interesting locally produced relish to jazz up your burgers, or maybe a homegrown barbecue sauce to toss into a gift box (Father’s Day is right around the corner). One of our favorite markets […]

Pasadena Independent – May 20th, 2010

Pasadena Independent – May 20th, 2010

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Trip to Taco Station

Trip to Taco Station

I finally got over to the new Taco Station, the born-again taqueria at Chester and Green near PCC that looks so attractive with its red umbrellas when you’re speeding by. Why would a PCC student eat anywhere else? Those chains surrounding the college? Nix ’em, kids. It’s Daisy Mint for fancy and it’s Taco Station […]

24 Hour Fitness Gym Closes for Remodeling

24 Hour Fitness Gym Closes for Remodeling

Every so often, as a 24 Hour Fitness member, I try to make it out to the gym and have gone a few times to the one located in the Playhouse District in the basement of the new Le Cordon Bleu building. I have always liked this gym in particular because it is located within […]

Dinosaur Farm

Dinosaur Farm

Our kids may be too old for toys now, but they still get misty-eyed when we pass this South Pas destination, where we bought so many birthday presents back in the day. Owner David Plenn has kept the store as fresh as ever, mixing the kid-staple basics (Legos, Thomas the Tank Engine, storybooks) with a […]

Mark Moffett’s Adventures Among Ants

Mark Moffett’s Adventures Among Ants

Think you know everything there is to know about ants? Think again. Biologist Mark Moffett, “the Indiana Jones of Entomology,” has traveled the globe on a strange and wonderful journey into the hidden world of ants. In tales from Nigeria, Indonesia, the Amazon, Australia and California, Moffett uncovers a parallel ant universe rife with warfare, […]

Television sells its wares at the Upfronts

Television sells its wares at the Upfronts

Upfront Week is part circus, part dog-and-pony show, and all business as television broadcast networks present their fall shows to advertisers in the hopes of snagging the big money deals. With CBS highlighting five new series, ABC trying hard to fill the void left by “Lost,” and NBC overhauling the 10 o’clock slot once again, […]

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