Archive for ‘October, 2010’


Publication Party for Cancer Support a Hit

Publication Party for Cancer Support a Hit

“I just want to say: Should an unfortunate butter-related accident happen to Paula Deen, I could be ready to step in as Grand Marshall in a moment’s notice.” So proclaimed Lian Dolan at the October 28th publication party for her debut novel Helen of Pasadena. About 100 people came to Little Flower Candy Co. to celebrate the […]

Better Than Your Regular Lemonade Stand

Better Than Your Regular Lemonade Stand

When I was 7, my cousin and I were featured in the Redding Record Searchlight for “keeping lemonade stands alive.” We claimed we had worked very hard all morning squeezing lemons for our fresh juice, when, in fact, as we spoke to the journalist, my mom was mixing water with Crystal Light packets in the kitchen. Regardless, […]

Happy Halloween Pasadena

Happy Halloween Pasadena

One of my favorite days of the year. Hope yours is a spooky one. Happy Halloween Pasadena! Happy Halloween Read the Full Story at Brigham Yen

Get a Head Start on Holiday Shopping

Get a Head Start on Holiday Shopping

Brisket tacos and an easy way to get a jump on holiday shopping? Yep, it’s a win-win this weekend at an artisan boutique being hosted by the Pasadena Jewish Center & Temple. Look for an appearance by the hot new truck Takosher (we can personally vouch for the brisket tacos, and word is that the […]

Boo!

Boo!

Just look who I caught leering at me as I walked past Videotheque yesterday. If you’re in the mood for the perfect Halloween movie to watch — or maybe something to forget the holiday altogether — check out the shop’s amazing collection of films. We’re not talking your average video store … Videotheque is the […]

Happy Halloween

Happy Halloween

This guy looks happy, right? John and I saw him in the window of The Kitchen, a gourmet catering and gifty place in that bonus part of Pasadena that’s so far west on Colorado Blvd. it’s almost in Eagle Rock–but it’s still ours. This is it. Pasadena (even the bonus part) is decked out for […]

Read to Pearl at the Library Wed., Nov. 3

Read to Pearl at the Library Wed., Nov. 3

Kids ages 5-12 can read to Pearl, a loveable rescued standard poodle, at Barks & Books at the Library on Wed., Nov. 3, at 3:30 PM. Read the Full Story at Altadena Blog

Torafuku

Torafuku

WHY Very good, close-to-the-earth country-style meals you might expect at a ryokan, or Japanese country inn. WHAT Locavores will love the ingredients-organic vegetables, local free-range chicken and eggs, Santa Barbara prawns, grass-fed beef-that chef Tetsuya Harikawa sources for his simply cooked meals. For rice connoisseurs, the star of the show is the early-crop rice cooked […]

Through Marlowe’s Eyes (Part 3)

Through Marlowe’s Eyes (Part 3)

It was about eleven o’clock in the morning, mid October, with the sun not shining and a look of hard wet rain in the clearness of the foothills… –Raymond Chandler, The Big Sleep Read the Full Story at Glimpses of South Pasadena

Acknowledgment

Acknowledgment

It’s about time I acknowledged that Halloween’s coming tomorrow. Better late than never. I like this holiday because of its roots in the Celtic holiday of Samhain (the Wikipedia article is well-researched). We’ve strayed from those origins, but there’s still something pagan about dressing up as someone you’re not and running around in the dark, […]

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