Archive for ‘November, 2012’


Ten Thousand Villages launches renovated store, winter line of products

Ten Thousand Villages launches renovated store, winter line of products

Ten Thousand Villages Pasadena will unveil their store renovations and launch their winter/holiday fair trade product line of handcrafted gifts and decor at a public reception on Friday, Nov. 2 from 6 – 9 PM to benefit Action Kivu, a job training project for women in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The holiday kick-off is […]

Fair Trade Holiday Gifts

Fair Trade Holiday Gifts

For 65 years, Ten Thousand Villages has purchased works from artisans from around the world, providing cash advances, prompt payments, and emphasizing long-term relationships in order for them to have a stable income. Ten Thousand Villages Pasadena will reveal their winter and holiday fair trade product line at a public reception—and at their newly renovated store—on […]

King’s Row: Shave the Date

King’s Row: Shave the Date

A pig roast on the patio and a complimentary shave. Fascinating combination, and it’s all part of King’s Row Gastropub‘s “Movember.” To all the men out there, come on down, take a seat, and get a shave—so that the rest of the month you can “groom, trim, and wax your way into the annals of […]

East L.A. artist brings “Freeway Kids” out of hibernation*

East L.A. artist brings “Freeway Kids” out of hibernation*

Photo by Gil Ortiz Raul Gonzales working on Freeway Kid/Gil Ortiz Motorists driving on the 101 Freeway through downtown Los Angeles have been watching since late September as the boys and girls featured in L.A. Freeway Kids, a 1984 mural by Glenna Boltuch Avila,  have emerged from underneath layers of gray paint.   Artist and […]

POLL: When political punditry turns Facebook friends into foes

POLL: When political punditry turns Facebook friends into foes

A participant at a Tea Party Express rally displays a sign critical of the Obama administration on April 13, 2010 in Albany, New York. The Tea Party Express will head to Boston on Wednesday where the headline speaker at an afternoon rally will be Sarah Palin. The group will conclude its national tour in Washington, […]

Rocket Fizz

Rocket Fizz

WHY It’s hard to imagine a confection or soda this place doesn’t have, and the cheerful and friendly surroundings will make you want to linger awhile. WHAT A retro candy and soda lover’s paradise in the heart of Burbank, Rocket Fizz stocks more than 500 varieties of soda and even more kinds of classic and […]

Theme Day: Water’s Edge

Theme Day: Water’s Edge

 sometimes the watershed is wet Conveniently timed with City Daily Photo’s theme day, Pasadena’s Department of Water and Power, in collaboration with the Pasadena Museum of History, is launching a free exhibit at the Central Library entitled, Celebrating Pasadena’s Water Centennial. We live at the “water’s edge” in Pasadena and that edge is receding, so […]

A-haunting we will go …

A-haunting we will go …

by Timothy Rutt Seems like every teenager in the San Gabriel Valley (and lots of parents, too) were at the Braeburn Road Halloween haunt. A large crowd made it look like Mardi Gras, only spookier, We have pictures after the jump. 1. Crowds line up at the Body Shop. 2. The line to get in […]

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