Archive for ‘January, 2012’


Boz (Not Boz)

Boz (Not Boz)

Oooh, the face. How many times have you said, “I wish I could have a dog like Boz, but there’s only one Boz in the whole, wide world!”? I know! You’re like a broken record! How many times have you wished you, too, could have a mild-mannered, easy-to-handle, calm-as-can-be Boxer like Boz? Well, now you […]

Newbery, Caldecott, and more awards announced!

Newbery, Caldecott, and more awards announced!

The Children’s Department here at Vroman’s Bookstore would like to announce the 2012 American Library Association Youth Media Award Winners! Caldecott Award: A Ball for Daisy by Chris Raschka Here’s a story about love and loss as only Chris Rashcka can tell it.  Any child who has ever had a beloved toy break will relate […]

Accidents in Abstract Painting

Accidents in Abstract Painting

The controlled crash of Richard Jackson’s paint-filled radio-controlled airplane went off absolutely swimmingly Sunday in the Arroyo Seco after a half-hour or so of technical delay that only served to whip the huge crowd — who knew that a thousand or so people were so hungry for performance art? — into even more of a […]

Jazz legend John Levy dies

Jazz legend John Levy dies

by Timothy Rutt John Levy, a National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Master and renowned personal manager for many jazz and soul legends, died in his Altadena home on Fri., Jan. 20, three months short of his 100th birthday. Among his clients were Cannonball Adderley, Betty Carter, Randy Crawford, Roberta Flack, Herbie Hancock, Shirley Horn, […]

LitFest Pasadena Fundraiser #2

LitFest Pasadena Fundraiser #2

We covered LitFest Pasadena’s first fundraiser way back in October. Round two is set for this Sunday, and should be a decidedly less racy affair: school kids singing and acting (including a bit from Hamlet, rumor has it) instead of poetry and naked people. It’s happening at the Mountain View Mausoleum, a stunning locale. We could […]

Fred Korematsu Day

Fred Korematsu Day

Fred Korematsu was born on January 30th about 90 years ago. In 1942, aged 23, he refused to go to an internment camp. His case went all the way to the Supreme Court, which ruled that yes, he did have to go to the camps. His conviction stayed on the books until 1983, when it […]

Pacific Serenades Kicks Off Its 26th Season

Pacific Serenades Kicks Off Its 26th Season

…this Sunday at the Neighborhood Unitarian Universalist Church, which is a good place to kick things off. In the program are Beethoven’s String Quartet in D Major (Op. 18, No. 3), Ravel’s Sonata for Violin and Cello, and a new piece by Laura Karpman called “Different Lanes for string quartet and iPad.” The program is […]

Blythe will do quite nicely, thank you.

Blythe will do quite nicely, thank you.

A couple of years ago our friend Sandra’s father told us about Quartzsite. Rocks and minerals galore, really large area, probably the biggest rock show in the world. In between then and last year we talked about going, but the timing wasn’t right for us to drive to AZ. Politically it was going to be […]

Bratton and Tumin on how collaborating across boundaries changes the game

Bratton and Tumin on how collaborating across boundaries changes the game

In "Collaborate or Perish!," William Bratton and Zachary Tumin offer up their own professional experiences by way of demonstrating how teamwork is not only central to success, it’s imperative. Read the Full Story at KPCC Blogs

Watch out for that manhole! … walking distracted and paying the price

Watch out for that manhole! … walking distracted and paying the price

If your gut has been telling you not to wear headphones while you walk around town, you now have vindication. A new study in the journal ”Injury Prevention,” using statistics from accidents between pedestrians and vehicles… Read the Full Story at KPCC Blogs

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