Archive for ‘December, 2011’


Does L.A need to rethink 2am bar closing?

Does L.A need to rethink 2am bar closing?

The New York versus Los Angeles debate can have a lot of moving parts, but it usually comes down to one thing: in New York you can get a drink until 4 o’clock in the morning. Here in Los Angeles the bars roll up at 2am and all those partiers are looking for some place […]

a pull at his rein and a toss of his mane…

a pull at his rein and a toss of his mane…

Oh, a wonderful horse is the Fly-Away Horse –Perhaps you have seen him before;Perhaps, while you slept, his shadow has swept Through the moonlight that floats on the floor.For it’s only at night, when the stars twinkle bright,That the Fly-Away Horse, with a neighAnd a pull at his rein and a toss of his mane,Is […]

Weirdly Good

Weirdly Good

That place in the Arroyo where we walk the dogs, go running, play soccer and ride our bikes is once again about to be out of commission for a few days. The time between Christmas and New Year’s is prep time in Pasadena. Cafe Pasadena called it a “weird” period and I’m glad he did, […]

Full slate of Rose events this weekend

Full slate of Rose events this weekend

by Bill Kisliuk Pasadena Sun The Tournament of Roses has unveiled a full slate of activities in the days leading up to and after the Rose Parade and Rose Bowl on Monday, Jan. 2. From Thursday through Saturday, the public can view Rose float decorating at three locations, the Rose Palace at 835 S. Raymond […]

"These Amazing Shadows" documentary

"These Amazing Shadows" documentary

What do the films Casablanca, Blazing Saddles and West Side Story have in common? Besides being popular, they have also been deemed "culturally, historically or aesthetically significant" by the Library of Congress and listed on The National Film Registry. Read the Full Story at KPCC Blogs

B.R. Myers addresses allegations of fake mourning and self image in North Korea

B.R. Myers addresses allegations of fake mourning and self image in North Korea

As inhabitants of the world’s most isolated nation, North Koreans believe what they’re told. Propaganda has persuaded them that they are racially and morally pure, and that food donations to famine victims are in fact tribute from a terrified United States. Read the Full Story at KPCC Blogs

See the Palm Reflection?

See the Palm Reflection?

(I always notice it when I walk past this parking structure.) Read the Full Story at Glimpses of South Pasadena

The Triumph of the Mashed Potato Bar

The Triumph of the Mashed Potato Bar

On Chaos Chronicles Podcast 441, I mentioned my Christmas Eve menu breakthrough: the Mashed Potato Bar. I was looking for a meal to serve that satisfied many appetites, could be eaten informally without a knife, and frankly, gave the guests something to talk about because we’d had quite a few family events lately and we […]

Treasures

Treasures

my friend’s collection of beach finds Do you collect stuff? Our kitchen windowsill is lined with things we’ve found on our property: shapely sticks, pretty rocks, old pennies and other interesting artifacts of what and who used to be here. My mother collected teapots of all sorts, and pretty china cups and saucers. She kept […]

Lian’s Guide to the Rose Season

Lian’s Guide to the Rose Season

Here Come the Ducks! Here Come the Badgers! Here Come the Bandies! It’s that time of year again in Pasadena: Rose Bowl time. New Year’s weekend is right around the corner, and my in-box has been filled with a unusually high number of requests for advice, information and parking requests. Yes to advice and information; no […]

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