Archive for ‘August, 2010’


Sea Harbour

Sea Harbour

Dim sum doesn’t roll on carts at this temple to tea snacks; instead the jewel-like dumplings, noodles and other refined small plates are pictured on the extensive, often-changing menu. Hard-core foodies choose the crunchy fried chicken knees and gelatinous chicken feet. For more mainstream eaters, such seafood dishes as shrimp-stuffed eggplant, tofu rounds topped with […]

Settings: Part 31

Settings: Part 31

I can’t decide what we would find beyond that gate, but whatever it is, I’ll bet it would make a great setting for a movie. You know what that means, my dear readers-with-cinematic-brainpower: if you were directing a movie scene set at this location, what would happen here? (I’m thinking either something with fairies and […]

Zen Monday: #110

Zen Monday: #110

Oh boy, it’s Zen Monday, the day you experience the photo and give us your thoughts rather than me telling you what I think the photo’s about. I look for a photo worth contemplating or, failing that, something odd or silly. And unless I absolutely must say something I stay out of the comments box […]

A Taste of Persia, and Lots of Other Things, in Beverly Hills

A Taste of Persia, and Lots of Other Things, in Beverly Hills

September 2nd, 2010 is approaching fast, and Beverly Hills is throwing a big party to celebrate. What’s so significant about that date? Let’s look at it another way: 9/02/10. Or even better: 9.02.10. And just for good measure: 90210—you know, like the zip code and TV show (maybe this is obvious but it took yours […]

Pasadena Jazz Festival Draws Hundreds of Music Fans to Arboretum

Pasadena Jazz Festival Draws Hundreds of Music Fans to Arboretum

The two day festival Continues today. More images from Saturday’s line up Read the Full Story at Pasadena Independent

Tar Pit

Tar Pit

WHY Art deco elegance reminiscent of old Hollywood, with superb cocktails and Mark Peel’s take on bar food. Great happy hour, too. WHAT More luxe than the north La Brea address would suggest, this new cocktail lounge by Campanile’s Mark Peel is as retro as they come, from the steak Diane to the high-backed white […]

Misdemeanor

Misdemeanor

Woodpecker holesa necklace of damage orderly as beads. Though they look like a row of bullet holes shot across a wall by one of Capone’s gangsters, they’re more decorative than detrimental. The tree doesn’t notice. I almost didn’t notice, either. That’s how they get away with it. We have at least five woodpecker gangs in […]

The Day Before School Starts

The Day Before School Starts

Tomorrow is the first day of school for South Pasadena students. For some, like Little Bit, it’s the very first day of school. Tomorrow, a new generation of intrepid five year olds will leave behind the soft blankie of early childhood for Kindergarten and all of its big kid wonders. That means today is a […]

The American Flyers do that old-time rock ‘n’ roll

The American Flyers do that old-time rock ‘n’ roll

The audience enjoyed a boatload of classic rock 'n' roll as the American Flyers took the stage Saturday night at the Sheriff's Support Group Summer Concert Series. To the delight of the crowd, the Flyers played favorites from rockers as disparate as Van Morrison, Carlos Santana, the Beatles, the Georgia Satellites, or the Marshall Tucker […]

Artists Fair Sept. 12

Artists Fair Sept. 12

Lisa Lewis writes that she will be having an Artists Fair at her home, 2883 Tanoble Dr., on Sun., Sept. 12, 2-5 PM.   Open to the public, items for purchase include:  belts and handmade buckles, mixed media collage, handmade jewelry, and photography by local Altadena photographer Jennifer Dakan!  It's free admission and there will be […]

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