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Planet Flora

Planet Flora

My move in the late 1980’s from Illinois to southern California was a culture shock so complete I didn’t even recognize the vegetation. Gone were the tame, Midwestern maples, elms and simple posies, to be replaced by palm trees and flora I recognized from Dr. Seuss. To keep my attitude positive, I decided to think […]

‘Dena Weekend

‘Dena Weekend

Keep checking back as more is added! Fri., June 23 "The Losers" is the Altadena Library's teen movie spectacular, rated PG-13.  Admission is free.  Starts 3:30 at the Library, 600 E. Mariposa. scissor/paper/rock acoustic concert series continues with An Uncommon Gentleman  (original alternative music), starting at 7 :30 PM.  Free. 1864 N. Allen, Pasadena. Sat., […]

Technique Restaurant at Le Cordon Bleu Coming to Pasadena

Technique Restaurant at Le Cordon Bleu Coming to Pasadena

The “marketplace restaurant” that Le Cordon Bleu LA/Pasadena President, Toni Bondi, referred to in my last interview with him a few months ago that would occupy the ground floor of the new culinary school expansion is now revealed as a concept that a few other Le Cordon Bleu schools have as well called “Technique.” I […]

Stem Cell Research Aimed at Curing AIDS

Stem Cell Research Aimed at Curing AIDS

In light of President Obama’s new HIV/AIDS strategy, today we’re talking with a trio of local researchers, including Nobel Prize winning Caltech AIDS researcher Dr. David Baltimore, about new, cutting edge work being using stem cells and gene therapy to treat – and possibly one day cure – HIV/AIDS. This research focuses on engineering blood […]

Connecting the world, one Facebook profile at a time

Connecting the world, one Facebook profile at a time

To over 500 million people, Facebook is the new pastime, where we poke, browse through pictures and write on walls, rather than call or talk in person. Teenage girls are more likely to check their news feed before they’ve even had their morning Wheaties. So how did this college handbook develop into a website and […]

I (heart) LA

I (heart) LA

Downtown Los Angeles is finally beginning to look and feel urban in that way that the world’s big cities do: People living and working and eating and shopping in tallish, Gotham City-like, handsome buildings. But outside the hot Cal-French restaurant Church & State on Industrial Street last night, I saw this indication posted on a […]

Chamber monthly mixer July 29 @Bonnie B’s

Chamber monthly mixer July 29 @Bonnie B’s

The Altadena Chamber of Commerce writes: It's time to mix, meet and greet!    Trade business cards, network and meet fellow business members. Bring a raffle prize and you earn a 30 second commercial.     Thursday, July 29, 2010 Bonnie B's Smokin' BBQ & Soul Food Heaven, 1280 N. Lake Ave. Pasadena, CA 91104  794-0132 […]

Trade-Off

Trade-Off

Work on the Braley Building has finally been completed after four years, during which many Pasadenish lamented the sale of this historic structure to the Church of Scientology and wondered if renovation would ever even begin. Upon purchasing the building, the Church immediately evicted long-standing businesses only to leave the building empty and waiting. Not […]

Altadenan Mark Montague dies in diving accident

Altadenan Mark Montague dies in diving accident

Mark "Monty" Montague (pronounced mon-tayg), 43, of Altadena, died in an accident while diving at Shaw's Cove in Laguna Beach Monday. Montague, who was known as a technical whiz who worked at Caltech and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, was diving with his girlfriend and reported problems with his equipment, reports say.  As they were swimming […]

Suburban Citadel

Suburban Citadel

Monterey Hills is a time capsule of mid century through eighties architecture — a great counterpoint to all of the classic Craftsman, Victorian, Tudor and Spanish homes found around the rest of town. In fact, if I didn’t already know that the Brady Bunch house was in Studio City, I would swear you could find […]

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