Archive for ‘January, 2011’


Fiore Market Café

Fiore Market Café

I have a couple of new addictions that you should know about: the roast chicken sandwich and the piccolo cappuccino at South Pasadena’s sweet new spot, Fiore Market Café. That’s not to say the other offerings aren’t good—they are. It’s just hard to not keep getting that same sandwich. Made with bread baked daily by […]

Sun through the Showers

Sun through the Showers

Yes, it really looked like this for a brief moment yesterday. (And I just happened to be driving around looking for something to photograph.) Read the Full Story at Glimpses of South Pasadena

Zen Monday: #131

Zen Monday: #131

photo by John Sandel Students of Zen are taught through experience. Please experience the photo and tell us, in the comments, what you have learned. (Your first Zen Monday? Just have fun.) Read the Full Story at Pasadena Daily Photo

Bukowski at the Huntington—The Final Weeks

Bukowski at the Huntington—The Final Weeks

Like many a young Angeleno, I was weaned on Charles Bukowski. At 15 or so, I bought Love Is a Dog from Hell—from Vroman’s. Despite being a collection of poems, it was in the fiction section, inches away from Burroughs. It was supposed to be a Christmas gift, but I ended up keeping it for […]

Camino Real at Boston Court

Camino Real at Boston Court

Before choking to death on an eye-drop bottle cap (which he supposedly kept under his tongue while administering eye-drops), Tennessee Williams wrote a great many plays. None of them are as surprising, perhaps, as Camino Real, in which 40+ characters (including Don Quixote, Lord Byron, and Esmeralda) mingle in the plaza of a walled-in desert […]

Glendale

Glendale

The Valley Valley The Facts What It Is: A 30.6 square-mile city west of Pasadena and seven miles north of L.A. Population: 201,326 Ethnic Diversity: 66% Caucasian (including 30% Armenian and 20% Hispanic), 16% Asian, 1% African-American Sister Cities: several, including Hiroshima, Japan and Kapan, Armenia Median Household Income: $41,805 Key Players In 1784, a […]

Dangerous Beauty at the Pasadena Playhouse

Dangerous Beauty at the Pasadena Playhouse

“Courtesan” is one of those words that’s due for a comeback. Stage one: feature it prominently in a cultural artifact likely to be widely disseminated. Dangerous Beauty, a new musical opening for previews this Tuesday, is poised to do just that. Adapted from the New Regency screenplay The Honest Courtesan (which itself is based on […]

Altadena Historical Society talk, auction, archives tour Monday night

Altadena Historical Society talk, auction, archives tour Monday night

Tomorrow (Monday) night, the Altadena Historical Society will present AHS volunteer Marc Striegel, Altadena resident, business owner and consultant, who will project newly digitized and catalogued files of Altadena history, and walk the audience through several of the collections and narratives surrounding them. He will explain methods used to scan, name, label, describe and caption […]

Dine Well to Aid a Little Girl

Dine Well to Aid a Little Girl

On Wednesday, Weiser Family Farms will be hosting and donating produce for a gourmet dinner in order to raise money for the child of an employee: 2-year old Emily Rico, who suffers from neuroblastoma, a rare nerve cancer in her stomach. Emily has spent a month in the hospital undergoing chemotherapy and will soon have […]

A View from Oaklawn Bridge

A View from Oaklawn Bridge

(Clickety clack. Clickety clack. Clickety clack.) Read the Full Story at Glimpses of South Pasadena

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