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Levitt Summer Season 2011

Levitt Summer Season 2011

After last weekend’s performances at Make Music Pasadena, music has officially arrived in town, and it’s here to stay for the summer. Next on the agenda is the beginning of Levitt Pavilion’s free summer concert series, which starts this Wednesday with marionettes (every Wednesday is Children’s Night) before the grown-up entertainment begins. The first week offers […]

Pitch in for Parson’s Nose

Pitch in for Parson’s Nose

Enjoy the first Sunday of summer with a glass of wine, a slice of Gale’s pizza and an ice cream sundae, and join Parson’s Nose Theater in its salute to classic Broadway. The evening will include a singalong around the piano with the Parson’s Nose company, a toast to its past season, and the inside […]

Morning jolt: reusable bags and gelato

Morning jolt: reusable bags and gelato

Bag Day is coming July 1. If you don’t have reusable bags yet, LA County will be giving ’em out Wednesday at both Ralphs at 2270 N. Lake Ave. and Super King at 2260 N. Lincoln Ave. from 10 AM-3 PM. Petrea is in rare form, with a delicious picture and some delicious words about […]

Next Door

Next Door

If you drive on Arroyo just over the border into Pasadena, you’ll pass by the gorgeous San Rafael Avenue bridge. It isn’t as famous as the Colorado Street bridge a little farther up the road, or as meaningful to preservationists as our own Oaklawn bridge, but it is lovely in its own right. (It’s even […]

Annual Chalk Festival Brings Thousands to Pasadena For Father’s Day Weekend

Annual Chalk Festival Brings Thousands to Pasadena For Father’s Day Weekend

The annual Father’s Day weekend in Pasadena allowed 600 artists to create world’s largest display of chalk art at Pasadena’s Paseo Colorado this past weekend. The 19th annual Pasadena Chalk Festival , which benefits the Light Bringer Project was afforded the distinct honor last year of world’s largest display of Chalk art by the Guinness […]

Construction Update on LAX Tom Bradley International Terminal Expansion

Construction Update on LAX Tom Bradley International Terminal Expansion

LAX acts like the main gateway for millions of people who fly into Los Angeles annually. For the 6th busiest airport in the entire world (yes, out of thousands of airports in the world, we are #6), it’s a common … Continue reading → Read the Full Story at Brigham Yen

The liquid of life

The liquid of life

Every human society has been shaped by its relationship to water and in his new book Elixir anthropologist Brian Fagan traces the history of our involvement with this vital resource. Fagan goes back to the most remote period of human existence chronicling our struggle to tame a resource so mysterious and unpredictable. He sweeps through […]

Comparing today’s tomato with the tomato of 1960: a story of modern industrial agriculture

Comparing today’s tomato with the tomato of 1960: a story of modern industrial agriculture

Tomatoes are the second-most popular produce in the U.S., and Americans have come to expect access to plump, red tomatoes year-round. Yet to achieve this end, Florida—which produces one third of tomatoes in the U.S.—uses one hundred different herbicides and pesticides on tomatoes, which are then picked hard and green and then artificially gassed until […]

Bulgarini

Bulgarini

They don’t spend money on fancy bowls and utensils. And you’ll see when you arrive at the Altadena strip mall they call home that they haven’t splurged on rent. Bulgarini Gelato Artigianale puts everything into the flavor. Seriously. (Quite seriously.) I suggest you browse the website. That’s where I learned that Leo Bulgarini, a native […]

The Playhouse Twist

The Playhouse Twist

It’s a simple inevitability in this day and age: everything that can be turned into a musical, eventually, will. Exhibit A: Spider-Man. Exhibit B: The Book of Mormon. Exhibit C: Charles Dickens’ Oliver Twist, or Twist, which starts preview showings at the Pasadena Playhouse tomorrow. It moves the Dickens story to New Orleans in 1928, […]

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