Archive for ‘October, 2010’


Eerie Events for Halloween

Eerie Events for Halloween

Ringing doorbells and chewing Kit-Kats aren’t the only Halloween activities for the Harry Potters and Cinderellas of Pasadena. If you’re looking for some safe family fun, with everything from monster music and ghoulish games to creepy crafts and spooky storytimes, we’ve got a pillowcase full of events to pick from: Old Pasadena Halloween Celebrations Saturday, […]

Walk for Hope: Fight On!

Walk for Hope: Fight On!

USC continues to fight on against breast cancer, with bright pink awareness T-shirts lining the front window of the campus bookstore. All Southern Californians can show their support along with Trojans in the Los Angeles Walk for Hope on Sunday, November 7.  The City of Hope, named one of “America’s Best Hospitals” in cancer and […]

Mission Antiques

Mission Antiques

A great spot to bring the kids, Mission is small enough to keep an eye on them and carries plenty of fun, funky and affordable items that will hold their interest. If the fabulous folk-art felt pumpkin pillow is gone, we’re sorry – we just couldn’t help ourselves. Staples: Homey American furniture, old books and records, light fixtures and a […]

Southern Charm Will Greet the 2011 Rose Parade- Paula Deen Selected as Grand Marshal

Southern Charm Will Greet the 2011 Rose Parade- Paula Deen Selected as Grand Marshal

The Tournament of Roses revealed Tuesday that Paula Deen is going to whip up some friendships, fold in some dreams and roll out some memories on New Year’s Day as the Grand Marshal of the 2011 Rose Parade® festivities. Themed Building Dreams, Friendships & Memories, the 2011 Rose Parade presented by Honda will pay tribute […]

Drug violence at the border—will it ever stop?

Drug violence at the border—will it ever stop?

People are dying along the U.S.-Mexico border at alarmingly high rates. 2,657 people were murdered in Ciudad Juarez in 2009 alone. Ed Vulliamy’s new book <i>Amexica: War Along the Borderline</i> explores the complexities of border life, digging deeper into this civil war being fought over access to U.S. drug markets. What can be done to […]

Coping with Alzheimer’s

Coping with Alzheimer’s

Barry Petersen has seen a lot during his more than three-decade career as a CBS news correspondent—the aftermath of a Thai tsunami, the devastation from a cholera epidemic in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the genocide in Rwanda. But none of it prepared him for the anguish he’d feel when he moved his wife Jan, […]

Pitfire Pizza Company

Pitfire Pizza Company

WHY Neopolitan-style pizzas (try the burrata), well-filled panini and good salads, plus delivery in the Downtown zone bounded by Alameda, Figueroa, Temple and Olympic. WHAT Although it’s a sit-down café, and a perfectly fine one, this is a handier place to know about for takeout and delivery, especially because it can get mobbed at lunchtime. […]

Paula Deen Selected as Grand Marshal of 2011 Rose Parade

Paula Deen Selected as Grand Marshal of 2011 Rose Parade

The Tournament of Roses revealed today that Paula Deen is going to whip up some friendships, fold in some dreams and roll out some memories on New Year’s Day as the Grand Marshal of the 2011 Rose Parade® festivities. Themed Building Dreams, Friendships & Memories, the 2011 Rose Parade presented by Honda will pay tribute […]

West side councilmembers to hold town hall at Jackson, Thurs. Nov. 4

West side councilmembers to hold town hall at Jackson, Thurs. Nov. 4

The Altadena Town Council members for the West Side are hosting a town hall meeting, sponsored by the Windsor-Arroyo Neighborhood Association (WANA) at Jackson Elementary School, 593 W. Woodbury Rd. Thurs, Nov. 4 at 6 PM. Our special guest will be Capt. Steve McLean, commander of the Altadena Sheriff Station. Please come and support of […]

Cinema Seance

Cinema Seance

Is the Rialto haunted? You guys know I like to think it is. I like to think that late at night, the spirits of Chaplin, Keaton, Pabst, Hawks, Welles, Godard, Antonioni, Kubrick and Kurosawa all sit in the dark, screening each other’s movies and talking about philosophy. “Tragedy is a close-up,” Keaton loves to say, […]

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