Archive for ‘January, 2013’


Camelot & Vine is Available on Kindle! or: Not Exactly Zen Monday

Camelot & Vine is Available on Kindle! or: Not Exactly Zen Monday

Announcement! Camelot & Vine is now available on your Kindle. It’s available for $3.99 TODAY ONLY! Maybe. I think. I’m figuring this out as I go. If you don’t have a Kindle, don’t worry. C&V will soon be available on whatever ereader you’ve got. There will also be a paperback, pronto! Boz is so sick […]

Westridge Summer Fair

Westridge Summer Fair

Have a teenager? Are the upcoming summer months already haunting you, taunting you with “What to do?” One idea: wake said teenager before noon (what a concept!) and attend Westridge School’s free Summer Opportunity Fair. Representatives from over 100 camps are on-hand to answer questions. Local, national, and international programs range from day camps to […]

3rd Annual Lunar New Year Festival

3rd Annual Lunar New Year Festival

What exactly is a lunar year? A lunar year or lunar calendar is one that is based on the cycles of the moon phases. The problem with a lunar calendar is that it drifts away from the seasons. Each year, the start and end dates of each month drift by 11 days. In order to […]

Downsizing with Mrs. Fenyes

Downsizing with Mrs. Fenyes

The newly renovated and recently reopened Fenyes Mansion at the corner of Walnut St. and North Orange Grove Blvd. was not Eva Scott Fenyes’s (1849-1930) first Pasadena project. Before this Beaux Arts mansion, Eva lived with her second husband Adalbert Fenyes (1863-1937) and her daughter Leonora Muse (1879-1972) in an Algerian-styled masterpiece she had built […]

Sings for Supper: The Blue Plate Special

Sings for Supper: The Blue Plate Special

It’s an interesting combo: jazz and jokes. Performances à la carte hosts an evening of music and comedy on Tuesday, February 5th, featuring singers Carla Jaime Perez and Afton Hefley, plus vibes man Nick Mancini and comedian Nick Omana. “A blue plate special is generally comfort food,” says Perez. “Perfect for tougher, more challenging times like […]

Showcase House 2013

Showcase House 2013

It all started with a shipwreck party and a cup of tea. In 1948, a Pasadena Junior Philharmonic Committee was formed at a tea in the home of Mrs. John Callery, Jr. To raise money for the Continuance Fund—later the Los Angeles Philharmonic Association—they put on the aforementioned shipwreck party, as well a casino night, […]

Silver Lake and Los Feliz schools turn soccer match into a fundraiser

Silver Lake and Los Feliz schools turn soccer match into a fundraiser

Photos by Michael Sandoval The second annual Los Silver Lake Soccer Tournament on Saturday proved to be a cliff hanger, with the teams representing Franklin Avenue Elementary of Los Feliz and Silver Lake’s Ivanhoe Elementary tied at the 90-minute mark. After a double overtime, Franklin emerged victorious 3 to 1.  Despite Saturday’s score, both schools […]

Amy’s Patio Café: new look, new owner, new Amie

Amy’s Patio Café: new look, new owner, new Amie

by Laura Monteros Amie Moore is the new owner of Amy’s Patio Café. The new owner of Amy’s Patio Café has a feeling that buying the Altadena business was just meant to be. It’s not just that as a trained chef, she had been looking for a business to buy for the past 15 years […]

Bauble Tree

Bauble Tree

Do you recognize this tree, with its winter baubly bulbs? I don’t recall seeing this one before. No one has ever mistaken me for an arborist, but you’d think after all this time I’d at least know the trees in my neighborhood. Read the Full Story at Pasadena Daily Photo

Mystery Man

Mystery Man

  Brenda Starr had her mystery man. . .and now I have mine. Who is this gentleman? I was convinced beyond a shadow of a doubt that he was Andrew Jackson, my great-great-great grandfather about whom I’ve written on my blog not only once but twice. He was a Confederate officer during the Civil War, was […]

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