Archive for ‘February, 2011’


Beyond the Tiger Mother: Create Your Own Controversial Animal Mom Role Model!

Beyond the Tiger Mother: Create Your Own Controversial Animal Mom Role Model!

Yes, yes, we’re all know about Tigers Moms, thanks to Amy Chua and the Wall Street Journal. If you’re like me, you like the idea of having an Animal Mom Persona, but the Tiger Mom way is simply not your style. Maybe you couldn’t care less about your child’s string instrument mastery.  No worries, the […]

Amber’s Cabaret of Books

Amber’s Cabaret of Books

Hello again! It’s Amber, your local nerdy bookstore employee here with a few more recommendations for all you readers venturing to try new things. This time around it won’t be within the horror genre, but instead something that I’ve always been curious about but only recently started “researching” and reading more about: the classic art […]

Flamenco at Indelible Ink at Pop

Flamenco at Indelible Ink at Pop

Katerina Tomas and Esteban de Los Angeles were the flamenco part of the show at the always eclectic, always fun Indelible Ink show at Pop on Union Street in Old Pasadena this week. It’s always — barring December — the last Tuesday of the month, with showtime at 7: music, dance, performance art and the […]

Altadena’s Cushon Bell to attend Mom’s Congress

Altadena’s Cushon Bell to attend Mom’s Congress

Cushon Bell with sons (l-r) Devan, Dustin, and Dylan. Photo By Gina Bilajiw Long. Recently-announced PUSD board Seat 2 write-in candidate Cushon Bell will represent the state of California at Parenting Magazine’s Mom Conference at Georgetown University in April. Each year, Parenting chooses 51 outstanding "mom education advocates" — one from each state and Washington, […]

Sephora to Replace Victoria’s Secret in Old Pasadena

Sephora to Replace Victoria’s Secret in Old Pasadena

This just in: Victoria’s Secret in Old Pasadena, located within One Colorado, recently closed just last Sunday, and according to the management at One Colorado, will be replaced by the popular cosmetics retailer Sephora. It is unclear exactly when the … Continue reading → Read the Full Story at Brigham Yen

Athletes & Actors Star at… Caltech?

Athletes & Actors Star at… Caltech?

It’s been a big week for our smart friends at Caltech. The school has never been what you might call an athletic powerhouse; after all, it takes too much time from discovering black holes to fit in six hours of practice a day. And yet… there was joy in Smartville on Tuesday, when the Beavers actually […]

County planners may put the skids on Fancy Food Truck Friday

County planners may put the skids on Fancy Food Truck Friday

The successful "Fancy Food Truck Friday" at the Webster’s complex, where four gourmet food trucks parked in the lot sold their wares to a buzzing, appreciative crowd on Feb. 11, has sparked an investigation by county planning officials that may already put an end to the planned monthly event. Supervising regional planner Alex Garcia said […]

Pasadena’s March Toward Sustainability

Pasadena’s March Toward Sustainability

Kudos to our hometown for taking steps to better care for our environment and resources! Pasadena recently released its 2010 Green City Report, which outlines the ways the city has begun to fulfill the mandates laid out in the 2006 Green City Action Plan. That plan established 21 goals in seven key areas: energy, water, waste reduction, […]

In N Out

In N Out

I’m not going to pretend I don’t know that this In N Out is officially in Alhambra, because borders don’t matter when it comes to great burgers. Anyway, it’s barely over the South Pasadena city limits. (And you can smell those fries cooking practically all the way to Garfield Park!) There’s a reason this Southern […]

Pasadena Police Arrest 2 Men in Connection Swindling 93 Year Old – Victim Was Former Rose Princess Circa 1937

Pasadena Police Arrest 2 Men in Connection Swindling 93 Year Old – Victim Was Former Rose Princess Circa 1937

Pasadena Police Arrest 2 Men in Connection Swindling 93 Year Old – Victim Was Former Rose Princess Circa 1937 Pasadena Chief of Police, Phillip L. Sanchez, and the detectives responsible for the investigation and arrest of Tommy Petro and Ronald Adams held a press conference Tuesday afternoon at the Police Dept.headquarters. According to police reports […]

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