Archive for ‘January, 2012’


Shout Out! Woodland & Wildlife Park Cleanup!

Shout Out! Woodland & Wildlife Park Cleanup!

Great news for those itching to don garden gloves and do some good in this world. Gloved ones should steer toward the three-acre Arroyo Seco-South Pasadena Woodland and Wildlife Park for its monthly clean-up day. Those without gloves are welcome, too. The park is semi-secretly located in the 100 block of Pasadena Avenue, near York […]

Groucho Marx’s later years

Groucho Marx’s later years

It’s a very select few people who get to meet their idols, let alone develop a relationship with them. However, not many people are as lucky as Steven Stoliar, author of “Raised Eyebrows.” Read the Full Story at KPCC Blogs

Bradley Whitford shows his “ART” in Pasadena

Bradley Whitford shows his “ART” in Pasadena

Actor Bradley Whitford is best known for playing the Deputy White House Chief of Staff Josh Lyman on the NBC television drama “The West Wing,” a role which he won an Emmy for in 2001, but he joins Patt today to talk about… Read the Full Story at KPCC Blogs

This Weekend, Eagle Rock Deserves Your Leisure Love

This Weekend, Eagle Rock Deserves Your Leisure Love

Go Go’ers, sometimes you have to bow down to the inevitable.  Cocktails are king. Chocolate cures everything.  And this weekend, Eagle Rock is your one-hop-stop for  culture and fun. You might want to bring a toothbrush and spend the night. Drinking at a Toddler Celebration The first brewery to set up shop taproom in Los Angeles […]

Salad Days

Salad Days

“I didn’t start cooking until I left home to go to college and had to learn to live on my own. What I didn’t realize then was that I had already learned something primal in the kitchen in Michigan. I knew that taking simple, fresh ingredients into a kitchen and turning them into a nourishing […]

Hastings Branch Library

Hastings Branch Library

A while back during Banned Books Week, I posted a series about local library branches. But Pasadena has more library branches (and libraries not part of the city system) than days in the week. So I still get to pop one in here once in a while. The Hastings Branch is part of Pasadena’s city […]

Dinners from the Heart

Dinners from the Heart

The idea is “eat out locally, help out locally.” On the evenings of February 28th, 29th and March 1st, dozens of popular local restaurants are donating dinners to the Hathaway-Sycamores’ annual “Dinners from the Heart” event. How it works: choose your favorite restaurant (it’s got to be on their extensive list), make your reservation through […]

Weather service issues high wind warning, red flag starting tonight

Weather service issues high wind warning, red flag starting tonight

by Timothy Rutt The latest: the National Weather Service has issued a high wind warning in effect until 3 PM Saturday for the mountains in Los Angeles County. NWS predicts winds from the north to northeast at 25-40 MPH wil gusts to 65 MPH expected, and isolated gusts around 80 MPH at the highest mountain […]

The Alphabet Starts at ‘D’

The Alphabet Starts at ‘D’

That’s her slogan and she’s sticking to it. Jenette Goldstein says that she was forty years old and wearing a bra “that made me look matronly and vulgar at the same time.” Mon dieu, that wasn’t going to do at all. Once she was enlightened to the bliss of wearing a properly-sized bra, Jenette tossed […]

Pentagon announces fundamental redesign

Pentagon announces fundamental redesign

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta has just unveiled how the Pentagon will deal with $487 billion in cuts over the next ten years. As “The Wall Street Journal” reports, money will shift away from troop numbers and toward special… Read the Full Story at KPCC Blogs

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