Archive for ‘April, 2011’


Sweet

Sweet

My life was profoundly changed when a friend brought me a bag of the famous Sea Salt Caramels from the Little Flower Candy Company. You may already know you can find an amazing variety of candies there. But did you also know you can sit inside the charming shop and sip a cup of coffee […]

Public Works details Hahamongna interim plan

Public Works details Hahamongna interim plan

Even though the county has stalled the startup of sediment removal from Hahamongna Watershed Park, the department of public works is going ahead on an interim plan to clear the area of the park nearest Devil’s Gate Dam. According to Christopher Stone, Assistant Deputy Director of the county Dept. of Public Works, the county wants […]

Afternoon Noir

Afternoon Noir

It was a cool day and very clear. You could see a long way — but not as far as Velma had gone. –Raymond Chandler Read the Full Story at Glimpses of South Pasadena

Largest Community Support for Planned Parentood Pasadena & San Gabriel Valley Event Ever Raises Funds and Awareness

Largest Community Support for Planned Parentood Pasadena & San Gabriel Valley Event Ever  Raises Funds and Awareness

Planned Parenthood’s sold out Style Uncorked fundraiser delivered the largest turnout and support in event’s history according to organizers. The event, held on Friday, April 15, was led by President & CEO Sheri Bonner, Board Chair Franci Levine-Grater, Event Chair Jennifer McNulty, and Patron Committee Chair Lori Huff Dillman, this annual fundraiser supports Planned Parenthood’s […]

Bringing back the original Chaos Chronicles!

Bringing back the original Chaos Chronicles!

Happy Wednesday, Chaos Crew. In the blogworld, a phenomenon called Wordless Wednesdays has emerged, giving writers a break on Wednesdays from the grind of daily posting. Usually, on Wordless Wednesday’s, savvy bloggers post a picture and let it go at that. But, I think I’m going to give something else a try on Wednesdays in […]

Vroman’s Bestsellers 4/18/11

Vroman’s Bestsellers 4/18/11

Hardcover Fiction Fifth Witness, Michael Connelly Field Grey, Philip Kerr Pale King, David Foster Wallace Troubled Man, Henning Mankell Saturday Big Tent Wedding Party, Alexander McCall Smith Tiger’s Wife, Tea Obreht I’ll Walk Alone, Mary Clark Heidegger’s Glasses, Thaisa Frank Lesson in Secrets, Jacqueline Winspear Heads You Lose, Lisa Lutz, David Hayward Hardcover Non-Fiction Be […]

Big Night Out for AIDS Service Center

Big Night Out for AIDS Service Center

If you’re looking to support a worthy cause in style, then Pasadena’s 14th Annual Big Night Out is certainly for you. The dinner event, which consists of meals served at 20 of the area’s most historic and architecturally significant homes, is the main fundraising event for the ASC (AIDS Service Center), which provides services for […]

Where does the road paved with good intentions take you?

Where does the road paved with good intentions take you?

Every day, people, organizations, companies and countries make decisions with the best possible intentions in mind. However, a noble thought does not a successful deed make. Often times these decisions will go astray and end up causing more harm than good. In his new book Best Laid Plans: The Tyranny of Unintended Consequences and How […]

Morgan Spurlock and The Greatest Movie Ever Sold

Morgan Spurlock and The Greatest Movie Ever Sold

It’s not a new concept that money makes the world go round; nor is it new that in Hollywood product placement and sponsorship are pieces of filmmaking almost as important as scripts and actors. So when documentarian Morgan Spurlock set out to do an expose on the product placement industry within the filmmaking industry, the […]

The Gamble House

The Gamble House

photo of the Gamble House pond by John Sandel Oh, gush gush gush. After nearly six years of Pasadena living, John and I finally visited a Pasadena icon–thanks to the generous invitation of the Public Relations Manager at the Gamble House. We loved it. Our tour was so interesting I want to go back again […]

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