Archive for ‘June, 2010’


10 Things To Like This Tuesday: Products, Entertainment, Events

10 Things To Like This Tuesday: Products, Entertainment, Events

Hello, Chaos Crew.. Welcome to a new ( weekly? bi-weekly?) feature at Chaos Chronicles: 10 Things to Like This Tuesday! A compendium of products, events, entertainment and entertaining ideas, food, recipes and random items. I’m often  asked for recommendations on everything from books to blue jeans, so this is my way of passing on information. […]

Iran, Turkey and America’s Future in the Middle East

Iran, Turkey and America’s Future in the Middle East

Will the United States ever realize its dream of a peaceful, democratic Middle East? Not without a paradigm shift in U.S. foreign policy in the region, according to Middle East expert Stephen Kinzer. Kinzer sees America’s diplomatic focus on Saudi Arabia and Israel as outdated and ineffective. Instead, he proposes a “power triangle” between the […]

We miss you George – remembering America’s last great philosopher

We miss you George – remembering America’s last great philosopher

In the last 60 years, much like every other industry in America, stand-up comedy went through a revolution. Comics of the 30’s and 40’s were much different, clean-shaven, suit-wearing, lovers of the establishment; comics were considered hosts at an exclusive cocktail party than an artist of any kind. So if America was the hospital that […]

Shamshiri

Shamshiri

Though the kindly service can be erratic, the food is abundant, interesting and delicious. The prices are amazing – no dinner entree is over $15, and the lunch dishes ($6.50 to $8) are large enough for leftovers. Kebabs are tasty and tender, and the stews, especially fesenjon, a sort of Persian mole with pomegranate and […]

Altadena Heritage Golden Poppy Garden Awards and Fete Sunday, June 27th

Altadena Heritage Golden Poppy Garden Awards and Fete Sunday, June 27th

Altadena Heritage’s Golden Poppy Garden Awards and Fete will take place Sunday, June 27, from 4 to 6:30 p.m. in member Pat Corcoran’s lovely gardens at 1101 E. Altadena Drive. Her 1920s classic Spanish Revival home (whose garden features an avocado marriage tree) will provide the backdrop to again celebrate Altadena’s gardens and gardeners. We […]

Puebla Tacos

Puebla Tacos

Many people swear by Puebla, but we’ve had better. Our main beef: The tortillas used for the soft tacos are too large, throwing off the critical meat-tortilla ratio. And lately the cooking seems lifeless. But the original Lake location, in a grungy 7-Eleven strip mall with the worst parking lot in Pasadena, must be commended […]

Newly Remodeled 24 Hour Fitness Opens in Pasadena

Newly Remodeled 24 Hour Fitness Opens in Pasadena

For all those who have been waiting anxiously for 24 Hour Fitness, in the Playhouse District, to reopen after a month-long closure due to remodeling, the wait is finally over as the gym reopened quietly last Saturday. I was eager to check out the improvements, so I stopped on in and snapped a few photos […]

When Hair Is More Than Hair

When Hair Is More Than Hair

Last Thursday, the teachers and students of Willard Elementary School cut off their hair for Locks of Love, a great nonprofit that takes donated hair—10 inches at a time—and makes wigs for children suffering from medical hair loss. The mission: “return a sense of self, confidence and normalcy to children suffering from hair loss by […]

The Levitt is Open

The Levitt is Open

Music is everywhere. The latest movement to grace the summer soundscape is the beginning of the Levitt Pavilion’s free concert series, which starts this Wednesday with puppets. That’s for kids, though—at least it’s supposed to be. The “grown-up” entertainment begins Thursday with Dan Navarro & Stonehoney, a folk/country/rock outfit with a great reputation for live […]

Cal Phil at the Arboretum—with Brian McKnight!

Cal Phil at the Arboretum—with Brian McKnight!

The California Philharmonic is kicking of its 2010 summer season—code-named Festival on the Green—this Saturday, with a crowd-pleasing program of rousing orchestral numbers: Rhapsody in Blue, Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture, Copland’s Appalachian Spring and Lincoln Portrait and a medley of Sousa marches. Good stuff. Oh, and did we mention Brian McKnight? That guy who’s been nominated […]

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