Archive for ‘November, 2010’


Mr. Boz

Mr. Boz

He’s not much of a talker. He can’t read. He slobbers when he eats, he snores and oh god, does he have gas. But he comes when I call, he loves me more than he loves any other woman and when I gaze into his big, brown eyes I love him right back. Here’s one […]

Village Playgarden holiday sale Dec. 4

Village Playgarden holiday sale Dec. 4

The Village Playgarden,  1546 N. Los Robles Ave, Pasadena, is having a holiday sale of hand crafted gifts on Sat., Dec. 4, from 10 AM-2 PM. Come find something beautiful and handmade to share with your family and friends for the holidays.  Support locally made, locally grown, hand crafts and art work.   Several local artists […]

Get Ready, Minneapolis! And Edina! And Wayzata! Helen of Pasadena is coming!

Get Ready, Minneapolis! And Edina! And Wayzata! Helen of Pasadena is coming!

BRRRR…. it’s 19 degrees in Minneapolis! Remind me again why I am going there on the Helen of Pasadena book tour? Oh, right, because I love Minnesota and the many loyal Satellite Sisters and Chaos Chronicles listeners in the area. So, I am packing up my silk long underwear, my thickest socks and plenty of  […]

The Arroyo cell tower

The Arroyo cell tower

Lousy (cell phone) photograph, but let me assure you, the real thing looks worse: A temporary cell tower placed in the far northwest corner of the central Arroyo Seco to help with the one day a year when the area is clogged with too much mobile traffic: Jan. 1. But I saw the thing being […]

FilmWeek: Burlesque, Faster, The Kings Speech, Love and Other Drugs, Tangled & more

FilmWeek: Burlesque, Faster, The Kings Speech, Love and Other Drugs, Tangled & more

KPCC film critics Claudia Puig, Tim Cogshell and Charles Solomon join Larry to review the week’s new film releases including Burlesque, The Kings Speech, Love and Other Drugs, Tangled, and White Materials, among others. TGI-FilmWeek! Read the Full Story at KPCC Blogs

Waterloo & City

Waterloo & City

WHY Tasty cocktails, a comfortable bar and a menu with something for everyone. WHAT The name is a tribute to owner/chef Brendan Collins’s home country, England, but his cooking is not English—his training is French, and his experience includes a long stint at Mélisse. Now, in the 1960s building that long housed the old Crest […]

Loved Ones

Loved Ones

You don’t have to hang out with San Gabriel Valley bloggers much to figure out that we’re a crowd who loves our animals. We’ve read all about Pasadena Adjacent’s miraculous cat Tova. We’ve followed Petrea’s sweet Boz on walks everywhere from Hahamonga to Cal Tech. I think everyone who keeps up with Karin, our beloved […]

PDP/PPM Books Contest, week 6: Helen!

PDP/PPM Books Contest, week 6: Helen!

On a recent airline trip to see the in-laws, John and I were honored to be seated next to a past president of the Tournament of Roses Association. He was on a public relations/scouting trip to visit universities–their football teams and especially their marching bands. Until I met this gentleman, I had no idea that […]

Tickets still available for "Christmas in Altadena"

Tickets still available for "Christmas in Altadena"

There’s still time to be part of  Christmas in Altadena,   a walking tour of five exceptional historic homes, all painstakingly restored to their original condition and specially decorated for the holidays.   Jacob Maarse Florists and St. Mark’s School are teaming up for this two-day event, a benefit for the school.  The event kicks off […]

American Radio Works: Testing Teachers

American Radio Works: Testing Teachers

Teachers matter. A lot. Studies show that students with the best teachers learn three times as much as students with the worst teachers. Researchers say the achievement gap between poor children and their higher-income peers could disappear if poor kids got better teachers. Politicians and education reformers are calling for big changes in how teachers […]

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