Archive for ‘May, 2011’


Ideas for Pasadena: Add More Bike Racks on Colorado Blvd

Ideas for Pasadena: Add More Bike Racks on Colorado Blvd

So I rode my bike over to US Bank located at Colorado and Oak Knoll the other day and found myself scrambling to find a place to lock my bike as there were no bike racks on the block. I … Continue reading → Read the Full Story at Brigham Yen

Random Thoughts on American Idol: The Top Three!

Random Thoughts on American Idol: The Top Three!

Another VCR/Speaking gig  situation at my house, so I  missed the first 45 minutes, which I understand was the Idols pick songs and Haley’s dad playing the gee-tar. So please fill in the blanks. But I tuned in as Scotty was singing the Iovine pick…. so here goes…. Jennifer Lopez’s hair is a miss tonight. She […]

Caltech and Fuller in a virtuous partnership

Caltech and Fuller in a virtuous partnership

Can science explain why we “do good?” The Travis Research Institute at Fuller Theological Seminary and Caltech have been researching what happens in the brain that leads some people to act in a virtuous manner. The goal of this research is to explore the empirical and philosophical underpinnings of virtuous action. The research team used […]

Joint Ventures: Inside America’s almost legal marijuana industry

Joint Ventures: Inside America’s almost legal marijuana industry

There are more marijuana dispensaries in California than public schools. In Denver, Colorado, there are more dispensaries than Starbucks and liquor stores combined. And yet the industry is still largely unknown to many of us. Trish Regan, who gained notoriety with her Emmy-nominated documentary Marijuana, Inc., goes behind the scenes in her new book to […]

Golden gardens: Altadena Heritage honors Golden Poppy winners Sunday

Golden gardens:  Altadena Heritage honors Golden Poppy winners Sunday

This Sunday, Altadena Heritage celebrates the outstanding gardens and gardeners in Altadena with the Golden Poppy Awards. The annual awards ceremony will be held this Sun., May 22, starting at 4 PM. RSVP at 626-798-9687 or go to altadenaheritage.org. Admission is $15 for members of Altadena Heritage, and $25 for nonmenbers. You can also purchase […]

The Armadillo String Quartet plays P.D.Q. Bach

The Armadillo String Quartet plays P.D.Q. Bach

If you fall into a certain age range and were fortunate enough to have musical education growing up, you undoubtedly had a music teacher who thought P.D.Q. Bach was just the cat’s pajamas. Which he is. P.D.Q., also known as (Johann) Peter Schickele, is a composer, comedian, and educator—think a more slapstick Victor Borge. Schickele […]

Author Night Tonight with Steve Hodel

Author Night Tonight with Steve Hodel

Is it possible that South Pasadena was home to one of the most infamous killers of the 20th Century? Retired LAPD Homicide Detective and New York Times bestselling author Steve Hodel thinks so … and his evidence is extremely compelling. Tonight at 7:00PM, the South Pasadena Public Library Community Room hosts an encore Author Night […]

Pasadena Independent May 19, 2011

Pasadena Independent May 19, 2011

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Budokan Sports Complex Receives LA City Council Approval in Little Tokyo

Budokan Sports Complex Receives LA City Council Approval in Little Tokyo

Thank you to film writer Koji Sakai from the Japanese American National Museum for alerting me to this. The approval from yesterday by the LA City Council will allow the Budokan sport complex to be built in Little Tokyo. This is … Continue reading → Read the Full Story at Brigham Yen

An Ode to Newsstand

An Ode to Newsstand

Rebecca, one of our Cashiers, has some great magazine recommendations from our Newsstand, located at the Colorado entrance to the main store. As a voracious bibliophile, I can often lose myself for hours in the stacks here at Vroman’s when I happen to come in on my day off. Once I started working outside at […]

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