Archive for ‘July, 2014’


The Weekend Go Go: English as a Second Language, Light the World, Don the Beachcomber + More

The Weekend Go Go: English as a Second Language, Light the World, Don the Beachcomber + More

June July gloom is over. Your Slip ‘n Slide is primed. Your Portable Instant Cocktail Refresher?  Patent pending. Time to get this summer started…. Fun with ESL It’s not summer without an outdoor music concert and Eastside Luv wine bar y QueSo, one of Ms. Go Go’s fave Gold Line-adjacent venues, is throwing a great one this Friday:  English as a […]

Airbnb squatter highlights renters’ rights issue in California

Airbnb squatter highlights renters’ rights issue in California

Airbnb hosts have seen an increase in squatters, many having to hire lawyers and pay large fees to remove tenants from their units. ; Credit: Chris Weeks/Getty Images A recent case in Palm Springs is proving to be a learning opportunity for people renting out rooms or vacation homes on Airbnb. Cory Tschogl rented out […]

Eastside Property: Geodesic dome life on Mt. Washington

Eastside Property: Geodesic dome life on Mt. Washington

Photo from Redfin.com MOUNT WASHINGTON — For those house hunters who are not into fussy Victorians, tiny bungalows or boxy Modernist homes, there’s this geodesic dome house on Rome Court that recently went up for sale.  Under this dome you will find three bedrooms, two baths and a some brightly colored walls painted shades of […]

When civilian flight paths collide with hostile territory

When civilian flight paths collide with hostile territory

Two people stand a the El Al Airlines ticket desk at Terminal 4 in John F. Kennedy Airport July 22, 2014 in New York City. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has halted all flights from the U.S. to Tel Aviv, Israel following a rocket attack near Ben Gurion International Airport.; Credit: Eric Thayer/Getty Images American […]

Vacation Reading | a post by Allison Hill

Vacation Reading | a post by Allison Hill

Today’s post comes to you from Allison Hill, CEO & President of Vroman’s Bookstore and Book Soup.  The original article  from 7/23/14 can be seen here on The Huffington Post. As far as I’m concerned, there are only three necessary decisions to make when it comes to vacation: Beach or pool? SPF 15 or 30? […]

Still here, behind all the paperwork and such

Still here, behind all the paperwork and such

It’s been over a month since I last wrote.  James is of the opinion that “nobody writes blogs anymore”.  He might be right.  See evidence in first sentence. But I have a real excuse.  A good reason why I’ve not written.  Dear Ones have been dealing with health issues, the day to day tasks have […]

A Stroll Through the Langham

A Stroll Through the Langham

We attended Pasadena Magazine‘s Women in Business Awards at the Langham Huntington Hotel last month and was moved, motivated, and inspired by the three panelists: Chanel Boutakidis of Five Acres, Andrea Herz Payne of Aid Still Required, and Pasadena resident Amie Satchu of Foundation for Living Beauty. Unsurprisingly, the event was even more enjoyable, and funny, […]

Artisans’ Union: Family

Artisans’ Union: Family

We have all gotten that ambiguous invite to a friend’s show and arrive having no idea what we’re walking into. For The Artisans Union, that’s a good thing. AU, is different than your typical theater experience. The group, a team of established writers, actors, comedians, dancers, musicians, poets, improvisors and more revive the spirit of […]

Polearms, Daggers & Medieval Grappling!

Polearms, Daggers & Medieval Grappling!

Pasadena Central Libary is looking for a fight, though it shall be quite civilized and educational. On July 26th, teens may participate in a Swordscholar event learning German and Italian long sword styles, sword and shield, polearms, dagger, and medieval grappling. Swordscholar “teaches Historical European Martial Arts (HEMA)” and is a regional youth program. HEMA […]

Summer Wicked Lit: The Doll

Summer Wicked Lit: The Doll

Set in 1931 England, The Doll tells the story of Jane Joska and Miss O’Brien, two dutiful caretakers within the home of the beleaguered Colonel Masters. When young Monica is given a package that arrives mysteriously at their doorstep, a force enters the house that turns their quiet little world upside down. (Official text) Unbound Productions, which has offered […]

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