Archive for ‘November, 2011’


Vroman’s Bestsellers 11/28/11

Vroman’s Bestsellers 11/28/11

Hardcover Fiction Week V is for Vengeance, Sue Grafton The Sense of an Ending, Julian Barnes 1Q84, Haruki Murakami 11/22/63, Stephen King The Marriage Plot, Jeffrey Eugenides Micro, Michael Crichton The Litigators, John Grisham The Prague Cemetery, Umberto Eco Explosive Eighteen, Janet Evanovich Kill Alex Cross, James Patterson Hardcover Non-Fiction Shaq Uncut, Shaquille Oneal Steve […]

Conrad Murray gets maximum sentence for Jackson death

Conrad Murray gets maximum sentence for Jackson death

Superior Court Judge Michael Pastor handed down the maximum allowable sentence to Michael Jackson’s doctor, Conrad Murray today. He’s been sentenced to four years behind bars for Jackson’s death with the judge calling his actions a “horrific violation of trust.” Murray will likely serve only about half his time because of prison overcrowding but the […]

"V is for Vengeance" – A dish best served in Sue Grafton’s new novel

"V is for Vengeance" – A dish best served in Sue Grafton’s new novel

After a convicted shoplifter takes a fatal plunge from a bridge in 1988, private investigator Kinsey Millhone is hired to look into the suspicious circumstances surrounding the tragedy. This is the premise of award-winning author Sue Grafton's new murder mystery novel "V is for Vengeance." Read the Full Story at KPCC Blogs

LAUGH, OUT-OF-TOWN RELATIVES, LAUGH

LAUGH, OUT-OF-TOWN RELATIVES, LAUGH

If only certain relatives were in the Foreign Legion…. Let’s face it, Go Go’ers. When it comes to holidays, even the happiest families can crack under pressure like a wishbone in the hands of kids high on pumpkin nog and whipped cream. Sad but true. Luckily, the following forays into death, comedy, and familial dysfunction […]

Golden Ginkos

Golden Ginkos

I don’t know which is more dramatic … the golden carpet of November or the purple confetti of June. Read the Full Story at Glimpses of South Pasadena

Artisan House Debuts at 6th & Main in Downtown LA

Artisan House Debuts at 6th & Main in Downtown LA

Back in July 2011, I reported that a new “nameless” gourmet market and restaurant was coming to LA’s Historic Core, located at the corner of 6th/Main in the symbolic Pacific Electric Lofts. Then, we finally found out in October 2011 … Continue reading → Read the Full Story at Brigham Yen

Christo and Jeanne-Claude: Recession Fence

Christo and Jeanne-Claude: Recession Fence

Grants are hard to come by these days. Just kidding. I like the works of Christo and Jeanne-Claude. I drove up to see their Umbrellas when they were in the Grapevine. It’s hard to describe the impact of a work that’s made not for language but for the senses. People stopped alongside the freeway to […]

Lemonade: Not Your Granny’s Cafeteria

Lemonade: Not Your Granny’s Cafeteria

Lemonade is the hipster Clifton’s—a spiffy, cheery cafeteria that presents healthy salads, comfort food and sinful desserts in a long, sinuous lineup. Fusion cuisine, world cuisine, and seasonal cuisine inform a rotating list of salads, sandwiches, soups and hot dishes, and share the bill with mac and cheese and red velvet cake. Lemonade doesn’t pander […]

Altadena Chamber winter coupons available

Altadena Chamber winter coupons available

The Altadena Chamber of Commerce has released its winter round of coupons of deals from local merchants. This season’s coupons are from: The Altadena Golf Course Altadena Stables Dr. Jon Postajian, Chiropractor Steve’s Dog Laundry Nirvana Day Spa Elizabeth Watts, MSA, CPA Big Sky Dogs Pet Care Click on the image for the full set […]

Mission Control to Mars: Launching the Next Mars Rover

Mission Control to Mars: Launching the Next Mars Rover

By Rob Manning In the wee morning hours of Nov. 26, 2011, scientists and engineers gathered in the mission control room at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory to help launch the next Mars rover, Curiosity. The mission’s chief engineer, Rob Manning, shares the developing story from the control room as tensions and excitement for a mission […]

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