Archive for ‘September, 2010’


Playhouse Elements

Playhouse Elements

I’m not an insider when it comes to the Pasadena Playhouse or to Elements Kitchen, for that matter. But I’m charmed by the sight of the Elements tables set up for lunch on the Playhouse Plaza on a hazy day. The reviewers gush over the food at Elements Kitchen. (A better word might be “slobber.”) […]

PUSD sets times for school consolidation meetings

PUSD sets times for school consolidation meetings

Town councilman Ken Roberts, vice-chair of PUSD's school consolidation committee, tells us that decision time is near to determine the three schools that the district will close to meet its budget. The committee will meet on Friday night, Oct. 1, 5-8:30 PM and Saturday morning, Oct. 2, 9 AM-1 PM at the McKinley School auditorium. […]

Wed. night silent sitting meditation offered.

Wed. night silent sitting meditation offered.

Leah Leddy is offering this weekly moment of peace: An invitation to give yourself the gift of silence and space, to practice presence with the support of community.  Nondenominational meditation with no prescribed goals or method.  Half- hour silent sit followed by optional half-hour sharing in circle.  Experienced and beginning meditators welcome!  Every Wednesday at […]

Mummies of the World Exhibition

Mummies of the World Exhibition

The “Mummies of the World” made its world premiere at the California Science Center and is the largest collection of mummies and related artifacts ever assembled. Along with the mummies, the exhibit also features scientific analysis including 3-D animation, X-Ray, DNA analysis and CT scans. As many as 100,000 people visited in the first 50 […]

Down-and-out in LA

Down-and-out in LA

The new 2009 Census numbers on poverty in Los Angeles County are out and they show the real world impact of the recession on residents’ lives. The federal numbers, released weeks ago, depicted a dire picture of an overall rise in the number of people living in poverty across the nation, and particularly here in […]

Cemitas Poblanas Elvirita #1

Cemitas Poblanas Elvirita #1

WHY The cemitas carnitas and the cemitas with chicken in black mole are two of the best sandwiches in L.A.; the quesadillas filled with such things as squash flowers and mushrooms are also excellent. WHAT This hybrid restaurant-sandwich shop is a sit-down place, but we’re putting it in Food That’s Fast because it’s really a […]

Scorched

Scorched

What does 113 degrees feel like? Imagine if habanero peppers had their own town and decided to build a bonfire. No, that’s not quite it. Okay, lets say you’re blow drying your hair and suddenly you realize there is a button on the bottom of the hairdryer, a button you never noticed before that says […]

Man Jumps off Bridge Strikes Moving Gold Line – Survive

Man Jumps off Bridge Strikes Moving Gold Line – Survive

Los Angeles Sheriff’s Dept reported that on Tuesday, September 28, at 6:26AM, a 45-year old man jumped from the bridge overpass of the Metro Gold Line – Pasadena Memorial Park passenger station (Arroyo Pkwy and Holly) and struck a moving train. He was treated at the scene and transported to a local hospital in serious […]

Vroman’s Bestsellers Week of 9/20

Vroman’s Bestsellers Week of 9/20

Hardcover Fiction Safe Haven, Nicholas Sparks Freedom, Jonathan Franzen Room, Emma Donoghue Fall, Guillermo Del Toro Last Night at Chateau Marmont, Lauren Weisberger Freedom, Jonathan Franzen Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest, Stieg Larsson Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake, Aimee Bender A Dog’s Purpose, Bruce Cameron Mini Shopaholic, Sophie Kinsella Hardcover Non-Fiction Warmth of Other […]

Two Locals Are MacArthur Geniuses

Two Locals Are MacArthur Geniuses

It’s MacArthur season again, when that stealthy foundation names 23 people who are making this world a better place are surprised with a phone call telling them that they are being awarded $100,000 a year for five years to put toward their work in whatever way they deem necessary. Scientists, scholars, musicians, teachers, writers, inventors, […]

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