Archive for ‘July, 2011’


A Culinary Cause

A Culinary Cause

Come support LA miracle-workers St. Vincent Meals on Wheels with An Evening on the Beach at The Jonathan Beach Club in Santa Monica. Watch the sunset over the Pacific as you enjoy a menu prepared by some of the city’s most notable chefs (Mark Gold, Mako Tanaka, Mark Peel, Sherry Yard, Celestino Drago) while you sip […]

The Fab 4 To Appear At Civic Center This Friday Night

The Fab 4 To Appear At Civic Center This Friday Night

Take a step back in time and see one of the best Beatle Tribute bands in the world perform a full set complete with costume changes that represent the incredible, albeit short live career of the most popular band in the history of music. Pasadena Entertainment and the Pasadena Convention Center have teamed to present […]

H&M Men’s Department Expands in Old Pasadena

H&M Men’s Department Expands in Old Pasadena

When H&M first opened in Old Pasadena back in the fall of 2006, it was a bittersweet moment for me. It was great because it was the first H&M store to open in the LA market, and as a result, … Continue reading → Read the Full Story at Brigham Yen

Forget the National Debt Ceiling! Let’s talk about my Personal Pain Ceiling

Forget the National Debt Ceiling! Let’s talk about my Personal Pain Ceiling

I missed the President’s speech yesterday on the National Debt Ceiling, because I was at the dentist experiencing my own Personal Pain Ceiling. (I spent two hours upside down in a  chair while my Excellent Dentist re-did the crowns and root canals of a Bad Dentist. In a nutshell, everything was worse the second time […]

Is the U.S. too politically correct for its own good?

Is the U.S. too politically correct for its own good?

Juan Williams was fired from NPR for saying during an interview that he felt anxious when he saw people in Muslim dress getting on his airplane. The firing became a public relations nightmare for NPR, but it gave Williams a platform to talk about how he thinks partisan ideology and political correctness stifle an honest […]

The NAACP mobilizes its members for jobs, educational opportunities, parity in health care

The NAACP mobilizes its members for jobs, educational opportunities, parity in health care

African Americans do not speak with one voice, but they do have an organization that for over 100 years has worked to have the many voices of blacks heard. This week that group, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, is meeting in Los Angeles, highlighting the challenges and promise facing its members. […]

Guest Author: Steve Scauzillo

Guest Author: Steve Scauzillo

Today’s guest author is many things: He’s a journalist (Opinion Page Editor and columnist  for the San Gabriel Valley Tribune, Pasadena Star-News and Whittier Daily News), an educator (adjunct professor at Cal State Fullerton and Azusa Pacific University)and a blogger (at Temple City Daily Photo). He’s also the 2011 recipient of the Leopold Award for Distinguished […]

Last Hurrah for Old Pas Film Festival

Last Hurrah for Old Pas Film Festival

The fourth annual Old Pasadena Film Festival is in its final week of films with only three movies left for your viewing pleasure. The month has offered an impressive lineup of Elizabeth Taylor films, along with other classic favorites. Enjoy the last of these July evenings with a treat from 21 Choices or your favorite […]

Ring in the Belles

This Sunday, LA’s own Belle Brigade will bring their jaunty, free-spirited tunes to Levitt Pavilion. The brother/sister duo Ethan and Barbara Gruska have earned serious praise for their perfectly synchronized melodies and rhythmic harmonies that only a pair of siblings could evoke. After serenading Ottowa Jazz Fest goers and finishing up a tour with Canadian powerhouse […]

"This is the people’s bid": the nail-biting drama of the Cobb Estate

"This is the people’s bid": the nail-biting drama of the Cobb Estate

Bob Barnes told the dramatic story of the purchase of the Cobb Estate Monday night — and has a surprise reunion with the student who made it possible. by Laura Monteros Maggie Stratton has impeccable timing and a flair for the dramatic. She had it on Oct. 1, 1971, when she led a band of […]

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