Archive for ‘October, 2011’


Bringing the funk back in "Thunder Soul"

Bringing the funk back in "Thunder Soul"

A booming new documentary with a dynamite soundtrack tells the one-of-a-kind story of the Kashmere High School Stage Band. It all began in Houston, Texas in the late 1960s when Conrad Johnson took a job as Music Director at the predominantly African American school. Johnson transformed the kids and the music. Imagine "Friday Night Lights" […]

Hollywood Left and Right: How Movie Stars Shaped American Politics

Hollywood Left and Right: How Movie Stars Shaped American Politics

Separation of church and state is a concept many Americans agree should be applied in politics, but what about a separation between Hollywood and state? Read the Full Story at KPCC Blogs

Guest Author: Elizabeth Pomeroy

Guest Author: Elizabeth Pomeroy

Before it became fashionable to self-publish, Elizabeth Pomeroy formed her own publishing company–not just to publish her own books but important historical titles as well. Writer, editor, publisher, educator–it’s a wonder she finds time for it all. Please welcome today’s guest author, Elizabeth Pomeroy. Why I write: It was historic places that got me started […]

Two ‘pretty big’ mountain lions spotted on front lawn of Sierra Madre home

Two ‘pretty big’ mountain lions spotted on front lawn of Sierra Madre home

Photo: Two mountain lions were spotted early Tuesday morning in Sierra Madre. Credit: KTLA News/Pasadena Sun by Abby Sewell Pasadena Sun Officials are cautioning residents to be alert after two mountain lions were found early Tuesday morning sitting on the front lawn of a home in Sierra Madre. A resident reported seeing the two cats […]

Got a Shovel & Gloves? Bring ‘Em Along!

Got a Shovel & Gloves? Bring ‘Em Along!

How can you not be enticed by an offer of “swale building.” Swale? Thank goodness for Merriam-Webster. Swale n. 1. a low-lying or depressed and often wet stretch of land. This weekend, North East Los Angeles Transition is hosting It Takes a Village to Transition a Lawn. Over a period of four weekends, a 3,000-square-foot lawn […]

Bring Your Zest for Life

Bring Your Zest for Life

Though the bones may ache, the knees may creak, and the arthritis may flare (and we haven’t even reached the half a century mark!), nothing motivates like a dose of inspiration. Join the Pasadena Senior Center on October 22nd to celebrate those with a Zest for Life Gala—like the #1 world tennis champion for ages 75+ and eight-time […]

Yai’s on Vermont

Yai’s on Vermont

WHY Spicy papaya salad, minced chicken with red curry and fried trout are recommended; make sure to specify your desired spice level. WHAT On the easternmost end of Thai Town with ample free parking, this offshoot of the original offers a chance to try authentic Thai dishes without the grunge factor of the Yai on […]

Caption This Photo (#76)

Caption This Photo (#76)

I really need help with this one… (and so does this guy.) Read the Full Story at Glimpses of South Pasadena

House Fire Leads to Homicide Arrest –

House Fire Leads to Homicide Arrest  –

House Fire Leads to Homicide Arrest – On Friday, September 30, at approximately 5:56 a.m. Pasadena Police and Fire personnel responded to an apartment fire at 59 South Meredith Avenue. The fire was contained to a single unit and; subsequently, a deceased female adult, later identified as Maria Donnely, a 28 year old Pasadena resident, […]

The Mozza Cookbook – you can make excellent Italian at home

The Mozza Cookbook – you can make excellent Italian at home

Nancy Silverton is a rock star in the foodie community. As if the cred garnered from being the founder of La Brea Bakery and the former owner and operator of Campanile wasn’t enough, the revered restaurateur founded Mozza, an Italian restaurant that is currently the hottest table in Los Angeles – and perhaps far beyond. […]

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