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First HOTB Post is up on Tumblr! Here’s a taste!

First HOTB Post is up on Tumblr! Here’s a taste!

We’ve got our first Humans of the Bookstore post up on Tumblr this morning! Here’s a taste of what will be happening over there. Follow the Tumblr, share with your friends, celebrate YOU being awesome! Rudy “I’m a school principal. It’s an incredibly stressful job. So this is actually part of a ritual I do every […]

Random II

Random II

More random pics as we walked here and there…                                  

When South Pasadena Was For Whites Only

When South Pasadena Was For Whites Only

“In South Pasadena, restrictive racial covenants, denying persons not of the Caucasian race the right to live within its municipal boundaries, are a matter of official policy. […] Of course, persons not of Caucasian ancestry will not be completely barred from residence in South Pasadena. The restrictive covenants specify that non-Caucasians may reside in the […]

Introducing Humans of the Bookstore!

Introducing Humans of the Bookstore!

We have something really special to introduce to you! In November, we are celebrating our 120th anniversary! Crazy, huh? We couldn’t be more proud of this achievement. We’re working on planning all sorts of fun things to help you celebrate with us! One of those things is something we are calling Humans of the Bookstore! […]

Polls show Scots torn over vote for independence from U.K

Polls show Scots torn over vote for independence from U.K

Duncan Thomson, Brian McCutcheon, John Patterson and Arthur Murdoch, from King of Scots Robert the Bruce Society, hold the Scottish flags as they prepare to vote in the Scottish independence referendum on September 14, 2014 in Loch Lomond.; Credit: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images Later this week, Scots will vote on whether to secede from the […]

Morning Report: Highland Park photographer focuses on curbside couches; How hot did it get on Mt. Washington?

Morning Report: Highland Park  photographer focuses on curbside couches; How hot did it get on Mt. Washington?

Arroyo Seco At York, Hermon |Martha Benedict/Eastsider Flickr Pool News & Notes: Andrew Ward of Highland Park is the most recent photographer to become fixated on the abandoned sofas of Los Angeles. L.A. Times & L.A. Register The automated weather station on Mount Washington reported a high of 107 degrees on Sunday. ASNC Alert Get […]

Wilma’s First Three Months

Wilma’s First Three Months

Today marks 3 months since Wilma came to live with us. Together, we’ve: graduated from the Reactive Rover class at the Pasadena Humane Society  where we acquired evasion tactics for avoiding malicious fluff-dogs; learned to walk politely on the leash (mostly); not killed any squirrels; and begun to sort of ignore cats. I don’t know […]

Sex World by Ron Koertge

Sex World by Ron Koertge

“He teases out lyricism from the most mundane words, and significance from the most mundane situations,” says author Gene Yang. He is speaking about Ron Koertge, the highly prolific South Pasadenan author who’s newest book is a collection of flash fiction titled Sex World. The title story, it turns out, isn’t about sex at all […]

The Curious Art of Origami

The Curious Art of Origami

Continuing with the curious axis theme of the week, as in AxS Festival “Curiosity,” we were happily informed of another noteworthy event: “The Curious Art of Origami.” Curator Meher McArthur has brought together several distinct origamists: laser physicist Robert Lang; fashion, animated, and connecting cranes” artist Linda Mihara; and Vietnamese architect Giang Dinh. Though Robert […]

Shakespeare in the PARK(let)

Shakespeare in the PARK(let)

The third Friday of September is coming quickly, which means it’s time to prepare for PARK(ing) Day 2014. This is the movement begun in 2005 when Matthew, John, and Blaine wanted to bring attention to the lack of urban parks and pubic space. They accomplished this by paying a parking meter on a street in San Francisco—for two hours. During […]

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