Archive for ‘February, 2012’


Actor Demián Bichir on “A Better Life”

Actor Demián Bichir on “A Better Life”

While he’s a relative newcomer to American audiences, Oscar nominee Demián Bichir has been long recognized for his talent in his native country of Mexico. Read the Full Story at KPCC Blogs

Cheese Store of Pasadena

Cheese Store of Pasadena

WHY L.A.’s passion for cheese spreads eastward, into a spacious gourmet shop facing Shopper’s Lane. WHAT A solid collection of imported and domestic cheese is kept in a temperature-controlled cold room, so shoppers tell the counterfolk what they’re in the mood to sample or choose from the cheese menu. Wine and cheese tastings are held […]

In an Ordinary Place

In an Ordinary Place

“To me, photography is an art of observation. It’s about finding something interesting in an ordinary place… I’ve found it has little to do with the things you see and everything to do with the way you see them.” —Elliott Erwitt Read the Full Story at Glimpses of South Pasadena

Do the Work Wednesday #4: Sharing your Ideas

Do the Work Wednesday #4: Sharing your Ideas

One question I got a lot on the book tour was about working with a writer’s group to keep me on track. (Couldn’t have done it without them!) Other writers wanted to know if it was “safe” to share your book idea with others writers. Wasn’t I worried someone was going to steal my idea? […]

ERI4MRI

ERI4MRI

With some members of Congress seeming to wage war on women’s health lately, it’s refreshing–and kind of surprising–to find a man fighting back. With a chain-saw, no less. Just yesterday I heard on the news that a woman who has a heart attack is more likely to die of it than a man is because […]

Hoyt Street

Hoyt Street

Mary Helen Ponce grew up in a Pacoima barrio in the middle of World War II. Hoyt Street is her memoir of the times, the places, the people and the food as she experienced it as a sheltered, bratty, impish, bright, sassy, questioning young girl. She’s bilingual, raised in a household so overflowing with kids […]

McLean expected to announce retirement at town council tonight

McLean expected to announce retirement at town council tonight

by Timothy Rutt Altadena Sheriff Capt. Steven McLean is expected to announce his retirement tonight at the Altadena Town Council meeting. Lt. Roosevelt Johnson of the Altadena Sheriff’s Station confirmed that McLean was expected to make a formal announcement at the meeting. The Altadena sheriff captain’s chair for the past several years has gone to […]

Chekhov Adaptation at Boston Court

Chekhov Adaptation at Boston Court

If you are a Chekhov buff, you know his short story “Ward 6.” If you are a local theater buff, you know Boston Court (of course) and probably Theatre Movement Bazaar. BC and TMB have collaborated on an adaptation of “Ward 6,” which they’re calling “The Treatment,” a piece of “movement-based storytelling” about a complacent […]

Remember Swales?

Remember Swales?

Back in October we published a post about a permaculture-based garden that was being created, replacing a 3,000 square-foot, water-greedy lawn at Throop Unitarian Universalist Church. Swale-building was on the menu the very first weekend, and in our article’s opening paragraph, we actually had to define “swale,” because, well, that’s just not a part of […]

Norwegian and Danish Boys Choirs at the Pasadena Presbyterian Church

Norwegian and Danish Boys Choirs at the Pasadena Presbyterian Church

You’re probably wondering, connoisseurs of Norwegian and Danish boys choirs that you are, which Norwegian and Danish boys choirs we’re referring to. Well, you’ll be pleased to know, I think, fans of Norwegian and Danish boys choirs that you are, that it’s Vor Frue Kirkes Drenge-Mandskor and Vanse Guttekor-Deo Gloria. They’re good. They’re completing a […]

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