Archive for ‘July, 2010’


Strike a (yoga) pose

Strike a (yoga) pose

These days, yoga's everywhere – from studios and gyms to schools and prisons. There are almost as many styles of yoga as asanas (poses), including Hatha, Iyengar, Anusara, Ashtanga, Bikrim, Kundalini and the list goes on. In her new book The Subtle Body, author Stefanie Syman traces yoga's influence from the 19th century hucksterism of […]

Doo Dah Photo Contest Exposes the Spirit Therein

Doo Dah Photo Contest Exposes the Spirit Therein

What indeed, is the Spirit of Doo Dah? Well, that and a thousand other questions were answered Saturday night at the End of The World Gallery in Altadena. Local Doo Dah luninaries like Queen Naughty Mickie, Queen Skittles and the reigning Queen Erica Valentine put forth some of their memorabilia for the general public at […]

Wild, wild, wild newts

Wild, wild, wild newts

Regarding this photo by Mario Miralles taken in Millard Canyon above Altadena, local wildlife biologist Lori Paul gave the play by play Wednesday as their breeding grounds were endangered by a shutoff of canyon water by the Lincoln Avenue Water Company: California newts in “amplexus,” a newt “orgy” in which mating and egg laying occurs. […]

Six gang members arrested in burglary wave, sheriffs say

Six gang members arrested in burglary wave, sheriffs say

(This story has been updated from a previous version) The Los Angeles County Sheriff announced tonight that six men were arrested for burglary and other charges in a joint operation between Altadena deputies and the Pasadena Police Dept. A sheriff's press release said: On July 20 through 22, 2010, Detectives from Altadena Station and the […]

The Wedding Singer at Theatre 360

The Wedding Singer at Theatre 360

When I was growing up, The Wedding Singer was a bawdy Adam Sandler comedy. At some point it was turned into a Broadway musical, which is how this classic piece of drama has been introduced to younger generations. In fact, some of those youngins know the play so well, they’re performing it themselves with Theatre […]

Yoga hits its stride

Yoga hits its stride

From the 19-century hucksterism of Pierre Bernard (the man who first championed yoga in America) to yoga at the White House Easter Egg Roll, Stefanie Syman’s new book, The Subtle Body – The Story Of Yoga In America, tells the story of how yoga arrived in America and its subsequent growth to eventually reach nearly […]

Long for this World

Long for this World

Since the Middles Ages, life expectancy has jumped from 30 to the ripe age of 75. We have an abundance of food, advanced technology and superior health care. But yet we still want more. How many plastic surgeries, supplements and açaí berries can we have until we go crazy? Jonathan Weiner explores the human quest […]

Pasadena Independent – July 22, 2010

Pasadena Independent – July 22, 2010

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Magician Jeff Fredricksen makes a splash at the Libraries Tues.

Magician Jeff Fredricksen makes a splash at the Libraries Tues.

Jeff Fredricksen Magic presents "Splish! Splash! It's All Magic!"  This interactive program incorporates magic, comedy, and juggling in a hilarious presentation that promotes the wonder and magic to be found in books. 2 PM at the Main Library, 600 E. Mariposa, and 4:30 PM at the Bob Lucas Branch Library, 2659 N. Lincoln Ave. Read […]

Remnants of the Raymond

Remnants of the Raymond

If you drive around Raymond Hill today you might not notice this broken bit of river rock wall lining several of the streets. The quiet stretch of stone is all that remains of the world famous Raymond Hotel. At the turn of the last century wealthy patrons were shuttled to their grand hilltop accommodations via […]

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