Archive for ‘May, 2011’


Street Art at the PMCA

Street Art at the PMCA

Between Banksy’s recent visits and MOCA’s new exhibit, graffiti is sort of a thing right now in the Los Angeles art world. The ever-delightful PMCA is getting in on the action with their own graffiti exhibit, Street Cred: Graffiti Art from Concrete to Canvas. Unlike the MOCA show, the PMCA’s exhibit focuses on the graffiti […]

The Sacrifice of Deputy Charlene Rottler

The Sacrifice of Deputy Charlene Rottler

On January 3, 2010, retired Deputy Sheriff Charlene “Charlie” Rottler, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, died from injuries she sustained while working on patrol at the Altadena Sheriff’s Station. Most people are unfamiliar with Charlie’s story. She and her training officer were involved in a traffic collision with a drunk driver on November 5, 1972, […]

Faded Beauty

Faded Beauty

Check out my column at Patch today. I finally delved into the history of the Rialto and let me just say this: our beloved old queen has quite a story. (The column should post sometime this morning.) Read the Full Story at Glimpses of South Pasadena

$98, 000 Donated by TOR

$98, 000 Donated by TOR

TOURNAMENT OF ROSES® FOUNDATION GIVES $98,000 TO LOCAL NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS ___________________________________________________ Grants Benefit 25 San Gabriel Valley Agencies Pasadena Tournament of Roses® Foundation President Wellington Chen distributed grant checks totaling more than $98,000 to 25 civic, educational and cultural organizations in the San Gabriel Valley at the Tournament of Roses Foundation Grant Award Reception held […]

Pita Jungle Now Open in Pasadena

Pita Jungle Now Open in Pasadena

Pita Jungle is another great restaurant added to the list in Old Pasadena. This one is from Arizona as you may have heard. I had the chance to partake in the soft opening this past Friday and the service and … Continue reading → Read the Full Story at Brigham Yen

Countdown to the Gracie Awards

Countdown to the Gracie Awards

Thank goodness Christy Turlington will be there to distract other attendees from my slighty- too- casual shoes! As I mentioned on Chaos Chronicles Podcast 414, Liz and I are scheduled to hand out an award at the Gracies this Tuesday. The Gracies are awards given out for excellence in women’s media– TV, radio, digital– by […]

Bestsellers 5/23/11

Bestsellers 5/23/11

In case you missed it last week, the Bestsellers have now moved to their own page on the blog. You can find the tab up at the top, right next to the About Us tab. Check in every Monday to see which books reign supreme! (Spoiler Alert: Helen of Pasadena is still holding on to […]

Classic Homes of Los Angeles Lecture

Classic Homes of Los Angeles Lecture

We can boast some truly fantastic homes here in the Pasadena area — all throughout Los Angeles, in fact. A new coffee-table book, Classic Homes of Los Angeles, celebrates this fact, offering an exclusive look into the homes and gardens of legendary neighborhoods in and around Los Angeles — Hancock Park, Beverly Hills, Malibu, San […]

Brown Bag Tuesdays at the Gamble House

Brown Bag Tuesdays at the Gamble House

Hot tip: Every Tuesday, when most cultural institutions are closed, the Gamble House throws open its proverbial doors for lunch-time tours.
 Whether you work here, live here or are simply visiting, whether you are ladies-who-lunch, co-workers or merely a passer-by, you can add a little culture to your Tuesday lunch break with a visit to the […]

Is celebrity perjury undercutting the foundation of American justice?

Is celebrity perjury undercutting the foundation of American justice?

Recently four high profile public figures, Bernie Madoff, Martha Stewart, “Scooter” Libby and Barry Bonds lied under oath. In his new book “Tangled Webs,” author James Stewart argues that this behavior is emblematic of a troubling trend in American society, that the celebrated and the very wealthy often perceive themselves to be above the law. […]

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