Archive for ‘June, 2010’


Anita Mansfield and Her Yanks were Making Music Pasadena Saturday

Anita Mansfield and Her Yanks were Making Music Pasadena Saturday

Hundreds of people packed the courtyard to see the band before they brushed off to the annual Irish Festival in Irvine. Irish Musician Anita Mansfield and her band which includes a terrific violinist from Holland rocked the Lake Avenue stage for 45 minutes Saturday afternoon. – Photo by Terry Miller Pasadena proved once again that […]

Last Call: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition

Last Call: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition

In 1919, the US passed the Eighteenth Amendment banning the sale and consumption of alcohol. The result: one of the worst crime sprees in US history. The rise of organized crime around Prohibition is well known, but Okrent looks at a forgotten aspect of this period: the reaction and response of ordinary citizens to this […]

“Restrepo”: a war movie through the eyes of a soldier

“Restrepo”: a war movie through the eyes of a soldier

War is not the perfectly-edited adrenaline rush of a two-hour movie. It’s also not the three-minute summaries on the nightly news. War is a feeling and a life that only those involved can understand. That’s what filmmakers Sebastian Junger (author of <i>WAR</i> and <i>The Perfect Storm</i>) and Tim Hetherington (<i>Long Story Bit by Bit: Liberia […]

Steak

Steak

So I’m eating my strip-mall Korean restaurant sushi lunch today, alone, finally catching up on the New York Times Book Review’s annual Summer Reading issue from early June, when a relative’s name catches my eye. Amarillo rancher Bill O’Brien is a first cousin, once removed — my Panhandle-native mother’s first cousin — and both a […]

Local Olympian Inger Miller on panel tonight

Local Olympian Inger Miller on panel tonight

Inger Miller, one of the owners of Altadena-based Miller Hawkins Productions Event Coordinators, will be a panelist at tonight's "The Crawford Family Forum" at 6:30 PM sponsored by 89.3 KPCC and Off-Ramp. In celebration of International Olympic Day, 1976 US Olympic gold and silver medalist in swimming John Naber welcomes fellow local US Olympians to […]

Ideas for Pasadena: “W Hotel Pasadena” Has a Nice Ring to It

Ideas for Pasadena: “W Hotel Pasadena” Has a Nice Ring to It

So a few months back while checking out some retail space for a potential restaurant, I learned that the 12-story AT&T office building located between Old Town Pasadena and Paseo Colorado was quietly on the market for sale. The aging office building had long lost its ability to command top rents because of its dated […]

Caption this photo (#35)

Caption this photo (#35)

This ought to be good. (Or should I say baaaahd?) Read the Full Story at Glimpses of South Pasadena

Our Heritage, the Right to Vote

Our Heritage, the Right to Vote

Why is Natalie smiling? Because this beautiful dress is only a costume, it’s not 1913, and she’s not a real suffragette. She’s already got the right to vote, thanks to the women who came before her. This year marks the 90th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, allowing women the […]

Sunday’s county family music festival features Glen Campbell, Marshall Tucker, Gatlins

Sunday’s county family music festival features Glen Campbell, Marshall Tucker, Gatlins

Los Angeles County’s 20th Annual Family Music Festival on Sun., June 27 at Bonelli Park will feature legendary performer Glen Campbell with special guest Debby Campbell along with music greats, the Marshall Tucker Band and Larry Gatlin and the Gatlin Brothers. Sponsored by Los Angeles County Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich and the Department of Parks […]

"America’s Western Sweetheart" in house concert Saturday

"America’s Western Sweetheart" in house concert Saturday

We were recently very pleased to make contact with Bob Mann, whose Big Hat Promotions carries on the heritage of cowboy music here in Altadena.  This summer, Bob is hosting some house concerts (with complimentary food and beverages) that celebrate the Western way of life. This Sat., June 26, it's Belinda Gail: An Evening with […]

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