Archive for ‘April, 2011’


Something for Nothing

Something for Nothing

One of my home’s previous owners planted these roses in the front yard. Despite my absolute neglect, continued bludgeoning from Little Bit’s soccer ball and a most unseemly bit of abuse by a local tom cat, the roses bloom with a vigor unrivaled even by the most pampered of Huntington Garden‘s posies. I figure, if […]

House Guests To Do List for Monday, April 25th, 2011

House Guests To Do List for Monday, April 25th, 2011

We have house guests arriving and you know what that means, people: doing all the home improvements chores that we have delayed/blown off/ignored since the last time we had house guests! Are you with me, Chaos Crew? I look forward to the occasional house guest to keep up on the straight and narrow when it […]

Parenting your aging parent

Parenting your aging parent

AirTalk continues our new, semi-regular series looking at the top health stories, fads and frustrations facing patients and doctors. Dr. Lachs is in to take your questions and calls – no health insurance or appointment necessary. Today, we focus on aging parents. As difficult as it is for baby boomers to accept that mom and […]

Hurt feelings really do hurt, but, hey, they may also help

Hurt feelings really do hurt, but, hey, they may also help

When speaking of emotional pain, we often use the language of physical pain. “Burned” by a friend, “crushed” by a family member, or “heartbroken” over a lover—we all talk this way, and researchers are now finding that we have every right to do so. What they’ve found is that the same part of our brain […]

Zen Monday: #143

Zen Monday: #143

Is it Zen Monday again? Why, yes it is. Zen Monday is the day you experience the photo and tell us what you’ve learned. Is this your first Zen Monday? Just say what the picture makes you think of or how it makes you feel. It might be helpful to click on the photo to […]

Coffee Gallery "Concert for the People" fundraiser Thursday

Coffee Gallery "Concert for the People" fundraiser Thursday

Here’s the poster for the Coffee Gallery’s fundraiser Thursday night at the Altadena Community Church, 243 E. Altadena Dr., starting at 7 PM. There’s not only music and storytelling, but chili tasting involved in this fundraiser, called "A Concert For the People By the People of Altadena." This is the second event to raise money […]

Luggage Room

Luggage Room

We’ve been to Phoenix a couple of times and don’t particularly care to return, so we were skeptical when we heard people raving about the pizza at the original La Grande Orange, and how great it would be when Pasadena finally got said pizza. Really? The nouveau-riche land of strip malls has authentic, wood-fired, thin-crust […]

Thrift & Vintage Stores

Thrift & Vintage Stores

Tough times demand flinty thriftiness, so with that in mind, I set out to find the best thrift and vintage stores in our realm. With a large offering of gently used clothing and accessories—some in the most current of styles—as well as home furnishings and collectibles, these places prove that it pays,  both monetarily and […]

Altadena Home Tour 2011

Altadena Home Tour 2011

On May 1, the Altadena Guild is hosting its 60th tour of notable Altadena abodes. This year, the tour will center around the houses near Walter D. Valentine Park, located north of Holliston Avenue off Palm Street—a neighborhood once known as Wild Wood. The tour will include two bungalows, an Italianate villa and a midcentury […]

Sidewalk Greetings

Sidewalk Greetings

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