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Oumi Sasaya

Oumi Sasaya

WHY A simple, elegant noodle house where udon reigns. WHAT Udon is the neglected noodle in the Japanese canon, often overlooked in favor of ramen and even soba. But here it’s the sole focus. Oumi Sasaya imports its wheat flour and makes its noodles daily, a difference you can taste in the sesame chicken tempura […]

Len Vlahos discusses & signs The Scar Boys

Len Vlahos discusses & signs The Scar Boys

We are incredibly excited to host author Len Vlahos when he discusses & signs his first book, The Scar Boys on Monday, February 24 at 6:30pm.   The event will also feature musical performances by Len, as well as his opening act, Friday Jams, a band featuring students from nearby Monrovia High School.  We think […]

Breaking: FBI files charges against Ron Calderon and brother

Breaking: FBI files charges against Ron Calderon and brother

State Sen. Ron Calderon, D-Montebello, left, holds a brief news conference during first appearance at the Capitol since the FBI investigators raided his offices in Sacramento, Calif. Sen. Calderon was a no-show with an unexcused absence after at least a half-dozen FBI agents carted boxes from his Sacramento offices following a more than six-hour search […]

Looking for Something to Do? Free Events Feb. 22 to 28

Looking for Something to Do? Free Events Feb. 22 to 28

Here are my top picks of events for adults, teens and children scheduled from Feb. 22 to 28.All events are free, so take a look — and don’t you dare tell me there’s nothing to do in Pasadena! Renovation of our beloved La Casita del Arroyo will begin with a kickoff celebration Saturday, Feb. 22, […]

Looking for Something to Do? 2/22-3/1

Looking for Something to Do? 2/22-3/1

Here are my top picks of events for adults, teens and children scheduled from Feb. 22 to 29. All events are free, so take a look –– and don’t you dare tell me there’s nothing to do in Pasadena! Renovation of our beloved La Casita del Arroyo will begin with a kickoff celebration Saturday, Feb. 22, at […]

Transportation agency to focus attention and dollars on dangerous Atwater-Glendale rail crossing

Transportation agency to focus attention and dollars on dangerous Atwater-Glendale rail crossing

Metrolink train passing through the Doran Street crossing. There are only a few crossings along the nearly two-mile long border between North Atwater Village and Glendale, which are separated by a busy rail line that runs parallel to San Fernando Road. One of those railroad crossings at Doran Street and San Fernando Road  is actually […]

OC Sheriff eases access to concealed weapons permits

OC Sheriff eases access to concealed weapons permits

Susan Kushlin poses with a concealed-carry handbag that her company, Gun Girls, Inc., created for women that enjoy guns on October 21, 2013 in Boca Raton, Florida. ; Credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images Orange County Sheriff Sandra Hutchins is easing requirements needed to obtain a concealed-weapon permit. The move comes one week after a federal appeals […]

The Weekend Go Go: Last Lust & Love, Love Hurts, the Atomic Age

The Weekend Go Go: Last Lust & Love, Love Hurts, the Atomic Age

You’ve been go-going non-stop.  Sure, it’s been fun but you’re ready to take a breather this weekend. But wait… It’s your final chance for love and lust. Your first chance at blood lust. Your only chance for an Atomic blast from the past. Come to think of it, Go Go’ers — relaxation is for sissies. […]

Citizens Police Academy Week Three — Disaster Preparedness and Community Services

Citizens Police Academy Week Three — Disaster Preparedness and Community Services

Lisa Derderian, emergency management coordinator and public information officer for the Pasadena Fire Department, was one of the presenters at the Citizens Police Academy class last Thursday. She said she missed me so much in my capacity as the Pasadena PIO that she wanted to present me with my very own fire helmet. Of course, this […]

LAPD Chief Beck on officer-involved shootings, California’s concealed carry gun laws and marijuana enforcement

LAPD Chief Beck on officer-involved shootings, California’s concealed carry gun laws and marijuana enforcement

Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck (L) and retiring Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca march in the 29th annual Kingdom Day Parade on January 20, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.; Credit: David McNew/Getty Images Los Angeles Police Department Chief Charlie Beck joined Larry Mantle Wednesday in-studio for AirTalk’s monthly check-in. Chief Beck spoke on […]

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