Archive for ‘November, 2014’


Does Prop 47’s passage portend a bigger change in crime sentencing nationally?

Does Prop 47’s passage portend a bigger change in crime sentencing nationally?

Inmates in a recreation yard at the Deuel Vocational Institution in Tracy, Calif. ; Credit: Rich Pedroncelli/AP Proposition 47 has passed, which means sentencing reform is set to commence throughout California. In a pendulum swing away from the “tough-on-crime” attitude that was exemplified in bills such as 1994’s “Three Strikes Law,” many low-level drug and […]

Tile Twins & “Chi” Jewelry (for a Start)

Tile Twins & “Chi” Jewelry (for a Start)

Creative Arts Group in Sierra Madre hosts its annual art festival November 7th-9th. Wearable art, hand blown glass, mosaic tile, enameling, and ceramics, as well as paintings of all mediums and jewelry will be for sale, including student art work. Over 50 artists are participating in the festival, long time favorites and a dozen or […]

Students Unlimited

Students Unlimited

The Asian and Pacific Islanders with Disabilities of California (APIDC) hosted its first awards ceremony at Cicada Restaurant in the historic Oviatt Building in downtown Los Angeles on October 25th. Former Secretary of Transportation Norman Mineta was honored with a lifetime achievement award for “his role in supporting the historic passage of the American with […]

Hardscape & Canaries

Hardscape & Canaries

Hardscape? Is it because we’re not DIYers that this term is something we have to Google? For those people in the know (and rolling their eyes), be patient, we’re trying to catch up. For those folks sittin’ where we are, let us explain. As defined by landscaping expert David Beaulieu, “‘Hardscape’ consists of the inanimate […]

Bobbing, Churning, Shucking & Tossing

Bobbing, Churning, Shucking & Tossing

Does a little one in the family like to bake? Bake pies? The Old Pasadena Farmers’ Market welcomes bakers of the future to enter the Fall Harvest Festival pie baking contest Sunday, November 9th. Zagat’s Leslie Balla, the Pie Hole’s Matty and Lindsay Heffner, and Artisanal L.A.’s Shawna Dawson are the judges and the kid-baker […]

Crepes de Paris

Crepes de Paris

Hometown Pasadena’s teenage consultant “DW” had a yen for crêpes this past weekend, so naturally she Googled, finding Crepes de Paris on Fair Oaks Avenue, just south of Green Street. We drive by it twice and almost settle for Amara,(which anyone knows is not settling), but we do succeed…by literally stumbling into it. Aside: We blame our inability to quickly […]

$50,000 reward proposed in connection with fatal Echo Park stabbing

$50,000 reward proposed in connection with fatal Echo Park stabbing

Carlos Arellano | Photo courtesy Brenda Castello ECHO PARK — The City Council on Wednesday is scheduled to vote on issuing a $50,000 reward in connection with the fatal stabbing of a 22-year-old man last August who was attacked after refusing to give up his skateboard. Highland Park resident Carlos Arellano was was fatally stabbed […]

An Intimate Heist

An Intimate Heist

Kidd’s Jewelry Heist in South Pasadena is a cache of trinkets and treasures, surrounded by Victorian finery and cozy divans. It’s the perfect place for an intimate party. And that’s just what we’re going to have on November 14th with the Girl Friday Book Club. There’s a lot of information on the flyer below, but […]

Chop Suey: How Chinese food conquered the US (test your knowledge)

Chop Suey: How Chinese food conquered the US (test your knowledge)

“Chop Suey, USA: The Story of Chinese Food in America” by Yong Chen When it comes to Chinese food, it’s not an overstatement to say that Southern California almost has it all. Chances are, discernible eaters can find anything their hearts desire in the San Gabriel Valley, from dishes everyone knows to street foods originating […]

A Class Act

A Class Act

  Back in June, I wrote an article for the Pasadena Weekly on my great-uncle, Helmuth Hormann, who taught theater history at the famous Pasadena Playhouse drama school from 1949 until 1967. Helmuth, or “Tutti,” as my family knew him, died in 2001, at the age of 92, leaving behind a life of deep creativity, […]

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