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Coming up Roses

Coming up Roses

These roses in my front yard were completely white when we moved in a few years ago. Sure, you’ll probably tell me the new pink petals have something to do with bees and cross-pollination or something equally scientific. Little Bit has a better explanation: “Magic!” (I continue with my week of iPhone camera shots. This […]

After School Art Program Helps Foster some Unique Acrostic Poems in Temple City

After School Art Program Helps Foster some Unique Acrostic Poems in Temple City

As a response to an assignment given to some Temple City Education Center students, who attend after school programs at Emperor Elementary School have created some unique works of art for the upcoming Memorial Day weekend holiday. Acrostic poems are simple poems in which each the first letter of each line forms a word or […]

May 21, 2011: Red Bull SoapBox Race in Downtown LA

May 21, 2011: Red Bull SoapBox Race in Downtown LA

What better way to spend a Saturday morning by attending (either watching or racing) a FREE soapbox race in Downtown LA? 🙂 What exactly is a soapbox race you ask? “Ever wanted to speed past a crowd of thousands as … Continue reading → Read the Full Story at Brigham Yen

Book Expo 2011!

Book Expo 2011!

What are the most exciting books for next year? BookExpo America (BEA), the national book convention that takes place every year, is the place to find out. This year, three of our employees are traveling all the way to New York for the convention, which starts next week: Allison, our President; Jen, who works in […]

Peter Bart’s tales of the movies and the mob at Paramount

Peter Bart’s tales of the movies and the mob at Paramount

In 1967, Peter Bart made a risky decision to leave his job as a reporter at the New York Times and go to work at Paramount with his friend, the legendary Robert Evans. As inexperienced as they were, the two of them set about to breath new life into the studio of Hitchcock, Wilder and […]

Alphabetter Juice: or, The Joy of Text

Alphabetter Juice: or, The Joy of Text

Roy Blount Jr.—you’ve heard him on "Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me!" but did you know he is a usage consultant to the American Heritage Dictionary? Blount’s love affair with words is clear from his previous book’s subtitle: The Energies, Gists, and Spirits of Letters, Words, and Combinations Thereof; Their Roots, Bones, Innards, Piths, Pips, and […]

Oh Joy, Oh Rapture

Oh Joy, Oh Rapture

I don’t know about you but I’ve left my weekend calendar open, especially tomorrow–you know, for the rapture and all. I don’t fool myself that I’m going anywhere, but I’m excited to see who’s holy enough to get raptured. Who do you think? The pope? John Boehner? Beyonce? Anybody who thinks they’re holy probably isn’t, […]

Library celebrates the "Power of One" June 6

Library celebrates the "Power of One" June 6

Get empowered by an inspiring presentation which will show how anyone can make a difference, add more meaning to their lives, and, by the way, glean some great photography tips too. This event will take place at Altadena Library on Mon. June 6 at 7 PM. and feature Traude Gomez-Rhine, author, and Brian Biery, photographer, […]

Office Retro

Office Retro

I’m not sure, but I think Don Draper might be in that building. Actually, this wonderfully retro office was used as an exterior location in Mad Men — along with quite a few other spots around town. In the real world, Seven J. Investment like to keep more than just the building rooted in the […]

SLEEPLESS IN SEATTLE – THE MUSICAL

SLEEPLESS IN SEATTLE – THE MUSICAL

WORLD PREMIERE OF SLEEPLESS IN SEATTLE – THE MUSICAL IS SET TO COMPLETE 2011 – 2012 SEASON AT THE PASADENA PLAYHOUSE The Pasadena Playhouse (Sheldon Epps, Artistic Director and Stephen Eich, Executive Director), in association with David Shor, announced today that the world premiere of SLEEPLESS IN SEATTLE – THE MUSICAL is set to complete […]

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