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Barbara Morrison at the Levitt

Barbara Morrison at the Levitt

Last year, the Levitt Pavilion’s free summer concert series was called “Free Music Under the Stars.” This year, it just seems to be called “Free Summer Concert Series,” which is a perfectly fine name, if a bit utilitarian. What’s in a name, though, as long as there is music? And there will be music: fifty […]

Festival of the Arts at Theatre Americana

Festival of the Arts at Theatre Americana

Last year, Theatre Americana returned to Altadena after a ten year absence. With their New Deal origins, they’re a community theater in the best sense: by the people, for the people, happily ever after, amen. Their next event is this Saturday, a “Festival of the Arts” featuring lots of music, singing, dancing, lyric theater, regular […]

Pasadena, baby

Pasadena, baby

At last weekend’s 125th birthday party for the city of Pasadena, among the dignitaries and electeds, the real star was Pasadena Museum of History development and operations staffer Katie Brandon’s baby, a darling harbinger of good things for the next 125: her lifetime. Read the Full Story at Larry Wilson’s Public Eye

Police chopper flight in early morning was a whole lotta nothin’

Police chopper flight in early morning was a whole lotta nothin’

We’ve had lots of emails regarding the sheriff helicopter flying around the 300 block of Anna Maria between 2 and 3 AM this morning. The excitement included the airborne helicopter deputy ordering someone to peacefully leave a house. According to Altadena Sheriff Station Lt. Joseph Dempsey, there was a call from a resident about a […]

Vroman’s Bestsellers 6/16/11

Vroman’s Bestsellers 6/16/11

Hardcover Fiction Dreams of Joy, Lisa See Against All Enemies, Tom Clancy State of Wonder, Ann Patchett Fifth Witness, Michael Connelly 2030, Albert Brooks Buried Prey, John Sandford Sister, Rosamund Lupton Little Women Letters, Gabriel Donnelly Paris Wife, Paula McLain Calebs Crossing, Geraldine Brooks Hardcover Non-Fiction Professional Idiot, Stephen Glover Man in the Rockefeller Suit, […]

Summer’s Here

Summer’s Here

June Gloom might still have a few tricks up her sleeve, but that doesn’t mean things aren’t getting bright and colorful around here. Check out my column today at Patch for a celebration of summer in South Pas. It should post sometime today. Read the Full Story at Glimpses of South Pasadena

Zen Monday: #151

Zen Monday: #151

Zen Monday is the day you experience the photo and give us your thoughts rather than me telling you what the photo’s about. I took today’s Zen Monday photo in Hollywood. Okay, so I’m cheating. At least I’m an honest cheat. Read the Full Story at Pasadena Daily Photo

Donor Drive & Gold Cup Final

Donor Drive & Gold Cup Final

This Saturday, DKMS joins forces with “Extreme Home Makeover: Home Edition” and Major League Soccer in a nationwide search to find a bone marrow match for 7-year-old Jonah Gomez, who suffers from blood cancer and needs a bone marrow transplant to survive. For those who don’t know, DKMS, the world’s largest bone-marrow donor center, will be holding donor […]

Castle Green Summer Tour

Castle Green Summer Tour

To see where film director Tim Burton, surrealist artist Marcel Duchamp and artist Charles White spent their early days creating, be sure to take in this summer’s Castle Green June Tour. Ordinarily closed to the public, the doors of this historic, Moorish and Mission revival-style former hotel will open to visitors on Sunday. Explore over 25 residential units, see […]

BlackSwift’s James Romero and the bespoke bicycle

BlackSwift’s James Romero and the bespoke bicycle

James Romero brings craftsmanship to his Altadena custom bicycle business. "Bespoke" is a term used in fine tailoring: it means a suit custom-made for the client. It would seem to be an even more appropriate term when attached to a fine bicycle, also custom-fitted for the user. If it were, James Romero of BlackSwift Bicycles […]

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