Archive for ‘December, 2010’


Toasting you with a lite

Toasting you with a lite

In the late 1970s, there was a brief craze for generic brands. This lite beer was cooked up by General Brewing in downtown L.A. and marketed at Ralphs supermarkets. I remember hoisting a few of the $1.99-a-six-pack specials. Let’s just say the price was right. It was at least as good as Billy Beer, named […]

Caltrans gives New Year’s road closures

Caltrans gives New Year’s road closures

Pasadena – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) announces the following closures for the 2011 Pasadena Rose Parade: Friday, December 31 through Saturday, January 1 Glendale Freeway (SR-134) · 8 p.m. to 11 a.m. – Eastbound Orange Grove Boulevard off-ramp. · 2 a.m. to 12 p.m. – Westbound Orange Grove Boulevard on-ramp. Foothill Freeway (I-210) […]

A Creative Hiatus for Fatty’s

A Creative Hiatus for Fatty’s

Thanks to our friend Kim Ohanneson for passing on the news about one of our favorite vegetarian restaurants: Angelenos, get ready to speed dial. After a decade of delighting Angelenos with high-end vegan and vegetarian fare paired with fine wines, Fatty & Co.’s will close its doors for an unspecified amount of time, Eat/Drink/See Eagle Rock […]

Cunard’s Grand Celebration in Pasadena, CA

Cunard’s Grand Celebration in Pasadena, CA

On Thursday morning there was a peaceful silence as the Tournament of Roses judges examined the workmanship of Fiesta floats in Irwindale. Two of the major contenders for top honors this year appear to be Cunard for it’s inaugural float ” Grand Celebration at Sea” small video and Ronald Reagan’ 100th Birthday Celebration. Cunard’s float […]

Happy New Year, Chaos Crew! And cheers to you, my BFF, J.Jill!

Happy New Year, Chaos Crew! And cheers to you, my BFF, J.Jill!

I feel like it’s the last day of summer camp. We’ve sung the songs, we’ve lit our memory candles and tonight we’re going to push our beds together in the middle of the cabin and cry ourselves to sleep. That’s because it’s time to say  good-bye for now to my BFF, J.Jill. Two of the […]

Black lab still looking for home

Black lab still looking for home

These folks are altogether too kind: they found this black lab on Dec. 22, reported him to us the next day, and are STILL keeping him in hopes of locating his home: We still have the dog. We’ve taken the dog to the vet for a chip check (he doesn’t have one), made a found […]

Santiago Gonzalez-Garza, Skater

Santiago Gonzalez-Garza, Skater

Three years ago, 20-year-old Pasadena native Santiago Gonzalez-Garza was headed down the same path as all his Loyola High classmates: work hard in high school, get into a good college, graduate in four years, get a job. And indeed, that was exactly his plan after he graduated from Loyola and enrolled at Santa Clara University […]

Petrossian

Petrossian

WHY To pick up a great gift for a caviar lover—and it’s not all $364-an-ounce Royal Sevruga stuff, either. WHAT This Euro-moderne West Hollywood outpost of the Parisian fancy-food emporium has a caviar-and-crème fra’che décor, 1950s Hollywood glam photos on the dining room walls and two big communal tables in the shop for tasting the […]

Cheers

Cheers

I did it again. I went out and bought a nice bottle of champagne to toast the new year, came home, opened the wine fridge … and realized I never had the bottle of champagne I bought last year. Or the one I bought the year before. If I have one new year’s resolution it’s […]

Happy New Year, the Pasadena Way

Happy New Year, the Pasadena Way

photo by John Sandel Please do click on this panorama to enlarge it. John took it with his iPhone inside the Rosemont Pavilion last night, while volunteers and professionals worked feverishly to finish a dozen Tournament of Roses parade floats. Actually, not feverishly. Fever implies heat and it was chilly in there. But they were […]

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