Archive for ‘February, 2012’


High Temps in the Lower Arroyo

High Temps in the Lower Arroyo

We’ve had a bit of cold weather. That’s relative, of course–“cold weather” doesn’t really occur around here. But for my walk with Boz yesterday I wore my winter coat with a scarf and mittens. It should be said, however, that my neighbor was wearing shorts and flip-flops. I can’t tell you which of us is […]

Fatty’s Lives!

Fatty’s Lives!

Eagle Rock’s venerable vestal of vegan cuisine, Fatty’s, has recently reopened after the owners took a long sabbatical. The intermission seemed endless—I would slowly drive by on my way down Colorado Boulevard, hoping that the strings of twinkly lights would be back on, glowing cheerfully through the big glass garage doors, illuminating happy diners noshing […]

Shirlee Smith is KCET Local Hero

Shirlee Smith is KCET Local Hero

by Timothy Rutt Altadenan Shirlee Smith is one of the featured "Local Heros" for KCET this month. Smith, founder and president of Talk About Parenting with Shirlee Smith, Inc., is also a former columnist with the Pasadena Star-News, author of "They’re Your Kids, Not Your Friends," and runs the website talkaboutparenting.org. She also hosts the […]

Feeding the Head, Heart & Hands

Feeding the Head, Heart & Hands

Folk artist, permaculture garden designer; teaching in Nairobi, Costa Rica, China, and Kenya; award-nominee and artist-in-residence. It’s a helluva a diverse resumé, but this has been the life of Leigh Adams, who will be the featured speaker this Tuesday, the 21st for “Coffee Talks” sponsored by the United Nations Association of the USA, Pasadena/Foothills Chapter. […]

CERT training offered in Burbank

CERT training offered in Burbank

The Burbank Fire Department will be conducting the Spring 2012 Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training starting on Saturday March 10. The training is taught in 8 modules over four Saturdays (non-consecutive), the dates are: Saturday March 10 (9:00 AM to 4:30 PM), Saturday March 24 (9:30 AM to 4:30 PM), Saturday April 7 (9:30 […]

They do their own stunts

They do their own stunts

How many times have you heard an actor in an interview boast that he does his own stunts? Read the Full Story at KPCC Blogs

Oscar-nominated make-up artist transforms Glenn Close in “Albert Nobbs”

Oscar-nominated make-up artist transforms Glenn Close in “Albert Nobbs”

Longtime make-up artist Matthew W. Mungle has worked on films ranging from “Inception” to “Schindler’s List.” He is nominated for his fourth best make-up Oscar this year for the 19th century-set film “Albert Nobbs.” He won… Read the Full Story at KPCC Blogs

Lovely Little Details

Lovely Little Details

Every time I walk past Firefly Bistro I take time to admire this artful arrangement of pretty things… Read the Full Story at Glimpses of South Pasadena

Water Began It All

Water Began It All

This weekend is your last chance to see a small and fascinating exhibit at the Huntington Library and Gardens. The exhibit, Water Began it All, features meticulous paintings by Michael J. Hart, who was for many years the Vice President and General Manager of the Sunny Slope Water Company. Mr. Hart’s long history with the […]

Algonquin’s Lucky 7!

Algonquin’s Lucky 7!

Ahhh, February, the month of love! What better way to commemorate Valentine’s Day than by spreading the love of reading? Algonquin Publishing asked seven of their authors to choose their favorite Algonquin title ever—a book they have an undeniable, passionate crush on. Their answers, ranging from early classics to more recent works, are sure to make […]

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