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The End of the Road

The End of the Road

It’s fall. Our fall in Southern California, anyways, which is not much of a fall. We know; don’t remind us. We don’t need reminding, those of us who grew up with ancient trees, umbrellas of leaves like domes above our heads—brilliant, blinding yellows, rusty oranges, and smashing reds from raspberry to ruby to maroon. The [...]

Brown Is the New Green

Brown Is the New Green

(Official text) “Brown is the New Green”is the new catch phrase in California and especially in Central Valley where Monrovia’s Visalia growing grounds are located. Join Nicholas Staddon as he presents some of the new and not so new Mediterranean plants that are well suited for California gardens…and knowing Nicholas, he will stray from the [...]

A Christmas Carol Pay-What-You-Can

A Christmas Carol Pay-What-You-Can

‘Tis the season, but wow, can it add up quickly, the bank account spinning downwards, advancing into the red. Thankfully, enjoying theater does not always need to drain your pocketbook. A Noise Within once again offers “pay what you can” tickets for all of their productions. On Wednesday, December 17th, pay what you can tickets [...]

Bulgarini Brings in the Wine

Bulgarini Brings in the Wine

Leo Bulgarini of the famous gelato, endorsed by none other than Pulitzer Prize-winning food critic Jonathan Gold, is bringing his irresistible Italian ice creams and pairing them with wine to benefit Literature for Life‘s fundraising party, kicking off the holiday season on December 7th. Also for liquid refreshment will be “delectable” holiday punches, and for victuals, Jonathan Gold’s “lush” red [...]

Difficulties with Toys? Ask Dr. Toy

Difficulties with Toys? Ask Dr. Toy

Ever have that grandchild, nephew, niece or even your own son or daughter who’s just a wee bit picky or particular or particularly focused? Stevanne Auerbach, Ph.D., otherwise known as Dr. Toy, is hoping to help solve your dilemma. Dr. Auerbach has “dedicated a lifetime to the importance of play, and evaluating, toys, games, and [...]

Lincoln Pasadena

Lincoln Pasadena

Yes, I admit I’m one of the people who drove by Christine Moore’s new restaurant, Lincoln Pasadena, three times before I found it. My chef friend, Lisa, is joining me for breakfast and is looking for the location, too. The GPS on my phone indicates that Pasadena’s newest restaurant should be right here, at the very [...]

A Woman in White

A Woman in White

When a mystery reader has a Brit fetish and has gorged on P.D. James, Ian Rankin, Reginald Hill, Ruth Rendell, Minette Walters, Sarah Waters, and Martha Grimes (just to name a few), where does she go next? Back to the beginning. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins was published in 1859 and is considered [...]

ADHD: An Honest List of Fears & Confessions

ADHD: An Honest List of Fears & Confessions

1. I fear that my legacy will be an unfinished poem. like the ones that fill my notebook; I don’t want to look back and see that I could’ve been so much more than I turned out to be.   2. My life is a series of almost’s. I fear that I will never know [...]

Lookin’ In on the Holidays

Lookin’ In on the Holidays

After the turkey has been consumed and before the mad panic of holiday shopping, allow yourself to be swept into the spirit of the season with the Holiday Look In home tour. Four homes, from a Louis de Puget-Millar 1907 Arts and Crafts and a 1926 Monterey Colonial Revival overlooking the Arroyo Seco to a [...]

Benefit Shopping

Benefit Shopping

Buying gifts for the holidays can be a tortuous event if we are already overworked, out of time, and exhausted. But as the holidays approach with Thanksgiving in our midst, quickly followed by Hanukkah, the Winter Solstice, Christmas, and Kwanzaa, we try to make sure we check our pace. So one day, we’ll park the [...]

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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