Archive for ‘May, 2012’


"Art on Millionaire’s Row" offers something for everybody June 9

"Art on Millionaire’s Row" offers something for everybody June 9

from the Altadena Library Everyone is invited to Altadena Library’s Third Annual Art on Millionaire’s Row arts and crafts festival which will take place on Saturday June 9 from 10 AM- 6 PM. The art fair will feature local artists and crafts vendors, a juried salon exhibit, live music throughout the day, delicious food from […]

Local food producers go legit

Local food producers go legit

Mark Stambler’s award winning pain levain. Credit: Kevin Ferguson Mark Stambler is a home bread maker who spent years perfecting his craft and finally came up with a product he could sell to local shops in his Los Feliz neighborhood. His bread making attracted so much attention that the Los Angeles Times published a long […]

Ina May Gaskin on birthing the home birth movement

Ina May Gaskin on birthing the home birth movement

Yailin Melissa Turcios, who was born about 20 minutes prior, is in the arms of midwife, Joni McCann, as her mother talks on the cell phone to relatives at the Birthing Center of South Florida October 16, 2006 in Florida City, Florida. Credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images In the 1970s, Ina May Gaskin led a caravan […]

Style Guide

Style Guide

“Elegance is refusal.” –Coco Chanel Read the Full Story at Glimpses of South Pasadena

Author Interviews Redux: Claire Cook and Jennifer Egan

Author Interviews Redux: Claire Cook and Jennifer Egan

Two of my author friends are in the news this week. Good for them! Claire Cook is publishing her next novel, Wallflower in Bloom in a  few days.  It arrives on June 5th in hardback and Kindle. Jennifer Egan, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of A Visit from the Goon Squad  is publishing a new short […]

Commute, 6

Commute, 6

This alley in Hollywood runs north and south, between and parallel to Highland and Citrus Avenues. I’ve just turned north from Willoughby. I believe the address of the big, white building in the background is 1025 N. Highland, at the corner of Highland and Romaine. It houses film industry-type of businesses, including a film archive […]

Gastropub vs. Ale House: Self-identification Is Tricky

Gastropub vs. Ale House: Self-identification Is Tricky

As has been discussed here before, the term “gastropub” immediately conjures up some sort of boardroom trying to guess the next trend. “Gastropubs,” the men in the suits say. “That’s what the hip kids like today.” In contrast, an “ale house” brings to mind long tables and beer—something simpler, something, well, less pretentious. This time […]

Unique Summer Digs

Unique Summer Digs

Not many 17-year-olds will be spending their summer in Northern Kenya learning the principles and field methods of paleoanthropology. But not every 17-year-old is Susanna Sabin. It is said that the remote Koobi Fora in Kenya is “the richest and most spectacular early hominid region in the world.” The Koobi Fora Field School was founded by […]

Altadena Farmers Market is the place to be

Altadena Farmers Market is the place to be

Opening day of the Altadena Farmers Market was drawing a good-sized crowd, even in the first hour. by Timothy Rutt The (Altadenablog sponsor) Altadena Farmers Market opened this afternoon at 3 PM, and by our observations and those we talked to, it sounds like a hit. Market manager Joseph Shuldiner shows off one of the […]

Helen of Pasadena Comes to Altadena

Lian Dolan is a cool lady. She wrote a book, Helen of Pasadena, that is very funny and has sold really well. So well, in fact, that one might even call it a bestseller. Lian has made many appearances in support of Helen throughout Pasadena. Now it’s Altadena’s turn: the Friends of the Altadena Library have […]

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