Archive for ‘January, 2011’


Eagle Rock

Eagle Rock

That’s Right, You Heard Me: Eagle Rock is Hip! The Facts What It Is: An L.A community bordered by Pasadena to the west, Glendale to the east and north and Highland Park to the south Population: 17,763 Ethnic Diversity: 47% Caucasian, 39% Hispanic, 25% Asian, 2% African-American Median Household Income: $47,488 Key Players Occidental College […]

The legacy of Charles Schulz

The legacy of Charles Schulz

When it started, the comic strip Peanuts only appeared in seven newspapers. 60 years later it can be found in 2600. How did the comic strip reach iconic status? A new book chronicles the evolution of Charles Schulz’s Peanuts column and its spinoff products. From Snoopy before he was Joe Cool to the Great Pumpkin […]

Is Facebook making us unhappy?

Is Facebook making us unhappy?

In a virtual world where you can filter and sculpt your public persona, sociologists are increasingly finding that hours spent viewing our peers’ polished lives—their awesome vacations; their nights out partying; their above-average-children—is making us unhappy. Are they Just Like Us? Or are they happier and framed in better lighting? Recent studies say Facebook makes […]

Governor Brown Says it is not “Politics as Usual” in State of the State Address

Governor Brown Says it is not “Politics as Usual” in State of the State Address

Warning that California will not create the jobs it needs “unless we get our financial house in order,” Gov. Jerry Brown challenged state legislators today to allow people to vote on his three-part plan to solve the state’s financial crisis. “My intention is to make California again a leader in job creation, renewable energy and […]

Vroman’s Bestsellers 1/30/11

Vroman’s Bestsellers 1/30/11

Hardcover Fiction Language of Secrets, Dianne Dixon You Know When The Men Are Gone, Siobhan Fallon Heartstone, C J Sansom Girl Who Kicked The Hornets Nest, Stieg Larsson Border Lords, T Jefferson Parker Sherlockian, Graham Moore Clara and Mr Tiffany, Susan Vreeland Edgar Allan Poe Collected Works, Edgar Allan Poe Lost Gate, Orson Scott Card […]

Tracy McCubbin wants to declutter your life

Tracy McCubbin wants to declutter your life

by Erika A. McCarden Can’t park your car in the garage because it’s full of boxes? Take ten minutes or more to find your keys every morning? Ever purchase something only to later find that you already have it? Do you own a stack of magazines that date back six months or more? If you’ve […]

Full-Service Gyms

Full-Service Gyms

Boutique workout programs may be all the rage, but most of us still need a good full-service gym. The offerings have changed in the last few years in Pasadena, ever since the closing of the much-loved PAC (Pasadena Athletic Club). Here’s where our team works out these days, with our personal lists of pros and […]

Warszawa

Warszawa

WHY In winter, sustaining pierogis, stroganoff and heavenly hot dried plums wrapped in bacon; in summer, a table on the pretty patio and a bowl of the best cold borscht you’ve ever had, at least in Southern California. WHAT L.A.’s longstanding center of Polish culinary life continues to thrive in this charming cottage on not-so-charming […]

My New Chaos Motto: It’s All Material!

My New Chaos Motto: It’s All Material!

Good Monday Morning, Chaos Crew. I have a new motto when it comes to managing my work/life schedule: it’s all material! When you write and talk about your Chaotic life on a daily basis, there’s a relief knowing that a week like last week,  one requiring full focus and  limited sleep, can somehow be used […]

Morning jolt: Danny’s Farm (30) Rocks

Morning jolt: Danny’s Farm (30) Rocks

Danny’s Farm rises again: Cathy Gott emails us that Danny’s Farm ain’t dead yet — while they are settling into their new digs at the Almansor Center in South Pasadena (and Channel 7 is expected to come by today), they are looking at a location in Agoura — and their annual spring fundraiser event will […]

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