Archive for ‘February, 2012’


5 DVDs You Might Not Know We Carry

5 DVDs You Might Not Know We Carry

Today’s guest post comes from Zak, who works with the cashiers. Zak has also blogged about books he wants to read but probably never will and other great DVDs we carry. Maybe you’ve noticed: in the past few months, the Vroman’s DVD selection has grown at a blinding rate. Or, maybe you haven’t. Either way, […]

Chamber music world premiere at Zane Grey Estate Sat.

Chamber music world premiere at Zane Grey Estate Sat.

The chamber music ensemble Pacific Serenades will perform in Altadena on Sat., March 3, with a world premiere of Mark Carlson’s "Cave Paintings" for saxophone, violin, viola, cello, and piano. The new piece will be played alongside Schumann’s "String Quartet in Eb major, Op. 47," and Josef Suk’s "Four PIeces for Violin and Piano, Op. […]

An exceptional day in an exceptional season

An exceptional day in an exceptional season

Well the calla lilies aren’t in bloom but this bush certainly is. The alternating heat and rain has been good for a lot of our plants. Not so cold as to kill, not so dry as to leave deeply parched. When I step out my little cement patio the succulents seem happy. Given my inclination […]

Bachelors beware, it’s Sadie Hawkins Day

Bachelors beware, it’s Sadie Hawkins Day

Modern times be damned, there is still just one day every four years when a woman can propose marriage to her man. The Leap Day tradition of gender-role reversals dates back to the 17th century, according to the Wall Street… Read the Full Story at KPCC Blogs

Leap Year Here, Los Angeles

Leap Year Here, Los Angeles

Go Go’ers of the femme persuasion, hold on to your fishnets. You’ll be excited to learn that according to Leap Year tradition, you can ask your special fella — or really, just ANY guy walking down the street — to marry you today.  And if he refuses, he has to buy you 12 pairs of […]

Playdate with the Proletariat

Playdate with the Proletariat

One of these dolls will run you upwards of $150, including the dress and the shoes. The other costs $29.95, and she comes with clothes, shoes, a baby brother doll, a storybook and some little plastic chachkas to help care for her brother and manage her long hair. The ritzy one has an exclusive cachet. […]

Guest Author: Kate Gale

Guest Author: Kate Gale

Kate Gale, PhD is Managing Editor of Pasadena’s Red Hen Press and President of American Composers Forum, Los Angeles Chapter. Please welcome her to PDP. Most Americans do some private writing. We scribble notes on the fridge, “Feed the dog!  No parties!” Sometimes love notes. “I will love you forever,” for the formal, “And I […]

Bird in the air, east side of town: checking for burglars

Bird in the air, east side of town: checking for burglars

by Timothy Rutt 7:25 PM: If you’re on the east side of about Mendocino and Highland, the sheriff’s station says that copter is looking for some burglars from the air. We’re monitoring the situation … 7:35 PM: Per scanner, location appears to be Beverly Way. 7:40: seems to be over now. Read the Full Story […]

Los Deportados – a simple lesson

Los Deportados – a simple lesson

So what to do with a history that is forgotten? Shorter answers – listen to a story, share that story, write a story, write a book. Support someone who is teaching history. Incorporate history in the things you do. These three young women were a part of the Harmonies Girls Choir that performed at La […]

Edmunds releases Most Beautiful Cars list

Edmunds releases Most Beautiful Cars list

The car experts at Edmunds have compiled a list of the 100 most beautiful cars ever made. Read the Full Story at KPCC Blogs

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