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Pasadenan Diane Emley at Vroman's

Pasadenan Diane Emley at Vroman's

We’re all about the hometown, as we hope you know by now, so of course we’re pleased with the success of local author Diane Emley. She’ll be at Vroman’s Wednesday night to talk about and sign her new book, The Deepest Cut. It’s the conclusion to her crime-novel trilogy starring Pasadena detective Nan Vining. The [...]

Tree People, Head to City Hall Tonight

Tree People, Head to City Hall Tonight

As readers of this site, the Star-News and the connected blogs in town know, the city of Pasadena cut down the stately ficus trees in front of Vroman’s a few nights ago. More trees are slated to fall soon. First, please read Larry Wilson’s most recent editorial here, and then read Cafe Pasadena’s post here, [...]

Black History Parade

Black History Parade

The 27th Annual Black History Parade is set to take place this Saturday, February 21. This year’s theme is “In Our Lifetime: Linking our Past to Our Changing Future,” and many involved in the festivites note the true air of celebration in the air. Pasadena native Lena Kennedy will be the Community Grand Marshall. A [...]

The Rocky Horror Picture Show

The Rocky Horror Picture Show

For decades the Rialto opened its doors on Saturday nights to a line of fanatics winding down the street. The midnight showings are kind of a big deal. Even if you have no desire to go, driving by the theatre at 11:30 or so will make you smile. Although the theatre is now, sadly, mostly [...]

Pasadena Dance Festival

Pasadena Dance Festival

Lineage Dance, Pasadena’s premier contemporary dance company, is producing the Pasadena Dance Festival 2009 at the Civic Auditorium, Saturday, February 21. City grants, plus Lineage’s commitment to making the arts available to all, yield a big dance fest for the San Gabriel Valley for the second year in a row. And did we mention that [...]

"The Last Full Measure of Devotion" – Abraham Lincoln at the Huntington

"The Last Full Measure of Devotion" – Abraham Lincoln at the Huntington

Everyone around here knows the Huntington Library is one of the best archives in the nation. We always knew it had a million magnificent things, but did you know that its collection on Abraham Lincoln is right up there with those of the Library of Congress and the Lincoln Presidential Library? Awesome. In light of the 200th [...]

Bike People, Represent!

Bike People, Represent!

We’re seeing more bikes on the road in Pasadena, but it’s fair to say that ours is not the most bike-friendly community in America. On her blog, Pasadena’s public information officer, Ann Erdman, tells us that the City Council is finally addressing the situation, and the process begins next week with a community meeting hosted [...]

Rick Steves to Speak in Pasadena

Rick Steves to Speak in Pasadena

Rick Steves, author of the famed Europe Through the Back Door, is recently back from adventures in Italy and will speak at the Pasadena Conference Center at 7 p.m. on Sunday, February 15, 2009. Armed with fresh travel insights, Rick has been taking careful notes, so you can learn from his mistakes rather than your own. As his [...]

It's Another Sunny Day — Go Solar!

It's Another Sunny Day — Go Solar!

On her blog, Pasadena public information officer Ann Erdman spills the details on a free city seminar tonight, Thursday 1/29, about going solar. There’s never been a better time. The costs are dropping and the tax incentives are high. You might even say it’s your patriotic duty! Click here for details.

All Your Cosmos Questions Answered

All Your Cosmos Questions Answered

Well, maybe not all your questions, and maybe they’ll be more debated than answered, but at the Mysteries of the Cosmos presentation at Caltech’s Beckman Auditorium this Friday, you’ll hear such famously smart people as black-hole guru Andrea Ghez of UCLA, solar-system sleuth Mike Brown of Caltech, dark-energy lord Saul Perlmutter of Lawrence Berkleley Lab [...]

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Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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