Archive for ‘August, 2011’


Redistricting: A Hot-Button Issue

Redistricting: A Hot-Button Issue

We don’t care how often it’s used—hot buttons never get old. That’s why they’re hot buttons. One particularly hot-button issue is redistricting. Like many states, California has a history of gerrymandering, the results of which can be seen in a deeply polarized legislature. The League of Women Voters, Pasadena Branch, is hosting a panel on […]

Journalists: Vultures or Not Vultures?

KPCC has a lot of free, nifty public programming at their (nearly) brand new auditorium, the Crawford Family Forum. This next Tuesday (the 6th), for example, they’re having a talk about whether or not journalists are, in fact, vultures. Specifically, whether their news coverage of Southern California’s frequent disasters, natural and otherwise, is vulture-like. Exploitative, […]

Local Love

Local Love

Vroman’s has gone crazy for local these days (I hope that you appreciated that I avoided the obvious pun there). We just launched our new Local Authors page on our website, planned the first event in our Local Authors series, and started stocking even more local merchandise. Among our new merchandise is an expanded Local […]

New trash service starts tomorrow

New trash service starts tomorrow

Athens Waste will take over trash hauling in Altadena starting tomorrow, Thurs., Sept. 1. If you have a Thursday pickup, roll your new trash carts out to the curb tonight or early tomorrow (bears permitting). Don’t forget to put out your old trash cans out with a "Please recycle" sticker this week on your pickup […]

Locals Only Thursday in Old Town

Locals Only Thursday in Old Town

Beginning September 1st (tomorrow!) and lasting through the last Thursday of October, the merchants of Old Town (sounds like a folk song—“The Merchants of Old Town”) will be offering special discounts and promotions to “locals,” (defined as anyone who lives or works in Pasadena—bring a driver’s license, electric bill, or business card to prove it). […]

Institute for Domestic Techology

Institute for Domestic Techology

Hometown Pasadena colleague Joseph Shuldiner (art director of Celebrating with Julienne and EAT: Los Angeles as well as an accomplished cook) has launched the Institute of Domestic Technology, a lighthearted yet dead-serious organization for food lovers who want to go beyond shopping farmers’ markets and eating at the latest hot restaurant. In August he held his […]

Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

I didn’t read this when it came out. The breathless acclaim for this 2005 book, dubbed by many to be the must-read novel about 9/11, made me nervous. Four years after the events of that morning, I still did not want to be reminded of thousands of people dying; my imagination would not handle it. […]

Settings: Part 37

Settings: Part 37

It’s time to put on your director’s caps, people. Tell me: if this were the setting for a scene in a movie, what would happen here? Read the Full Story at Glimpses of South Pasadena

JOLSON AT THE WINTER GARDEN A New Musical Starring: MIKE BURSTYN

JOLSON AT THE WINTER GARDEN A New Musical Starring:  MIKE BURSTYN

JOLSON AT THE WINTER GARDEN A New Musical Starring: MIKE BURSTYN Two Weeks Only: September 6 – 18, 2011 AL JOLSON, once dubbed as The World’s Greatest Entertainer, will return to North Hollywood at the historic El Portal Theatre in the person of critically acclaimed Broadway actor, MIKE BURSTYN (Winner of Two Israeli “Oscars”; Broadway: […]

D’odici Cafe Soft Opens in Pasadena

D’odici Cafe Soft Opens in Pasadena

Serving up souffle cheesecake desserts and lattes among other delectable goodies, d’odici Cafe (lowercase “d”) soft opened yesterday after 5 months of build out (since March 2011) in the former Carvel Ice Cream space that went out of business. I … Continue reading → Read the Full Story at Brigham Yen

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