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The Armory’s Jay Belloli, on view now

The Armory’s Jay Belloli, on view now

Jay Belloli, the longtime gallery director at Pasadena’s Armory for the Arts — two decades there, and before that, at Baxter Art Gallery at Caltech — was feted by a crowd of some 800 people Saturday night at the Armory as he steps down from his post. Surrounded by art — much of it postcard [...]

Steak

Steak

So I’m eating my strip-mall Korean restaurant sushi lunch today, alone, finally catching up on the New York Times Book Review’s annual Summer Reading issue from early June, when a relative’s name catches my eye. Amarillo rancher Bill O’Brien is a first cousin, once removed — my Panhandle-native mother’s first cousin — and both a [...]

Caught and not released

Caught and not released

Saturday through Monday was my annual three-day trout fest, fly fishing with brothers Pete and Mike Moffat, formerly of Altadena, in the waters surrounding Mammoth Lakes. When we are out with our guide Harry Blackburn, the best in the Eastern Sierra, it’s all catch and release. And when you’re with Harry, it’s a lot of [...]

Century plant at dusk

Century plant at dusk

On Parkview Avenue, on the west bank of the Arroyo Seco, looking like some Gaudi-esque lamp on a Barcelona street …. or, you know, a big asparagus stalk with flowers. Read the Full Story at Larry Wilson’s Public Eye

Solar-powered street people

Solar-powered street people

I was walking down Bancroft Avenue, at Telegraph, across the street from the UC Berkeley campus the other morning when I saw this solar-powered grocery cart apparently owned by one of the city’s many homeless people. Astounded at the ingenuity, I stopped to take a shot, when the owner, sporting this Golden Bears sweatshirt, came [...]

Cinema 21 in San Francisco

Cinema 21 in San Francisco

Berkeley painter and architect Keith Wilson and I were moving so quickly through the San Francisco Fine Arts Fair 10 days ago, hungry to get to our Greens restaurant reservation, that I just snapped this in passing and forgot to note the gallery — but it’s a Sally Storch , right? It certainly is the [...]

Pasadena in San Francisco

Pasadena in San Francisco

Walking last Saturday through the San Francisco Fine Arts Fair on one of the piers at Fort Mason, I heard a call directed at me through the crowd: “Can’t ever really leave Pasadena, can you?” It was Peter Mendenhall of the eponymous Los Angeles gallery, a version of which used to be in Pasadena, and [...]

Trip to Taco Station

Trip to Taco Station

I finally got over to the new Taco Station, the born-again taqueria at Chester and Green near PCC that looks so attractive with its red umbrellas when you’re speeding by. Why would a PCC student eat anywhere else? Those chains surrounding the college? Nix ‘em, kids. It’s Daisy Mint for fancy and it’s Taco Station [...]

A Noise Within

A Noise Within

Actors from the Glendale-based, Pasadena-bound A Noise Within repertory company gave a rousing reading from a variety of the classics at a get-together Sunday afternoon in actor Kathy Baker’s South Pas back yard. See my column Wednesday for details on the move to the Edward Durrell Stone-designed new home on Foothill at the gold Line [...]

No boundaries from PUSD

No boundaries from PUSD

This painting was included in the fifth annual No Boundaries show of art and music by Pasadena schools students Friday night on South Lake Avenue that I wrote a column about last week. Turnout was huge and the conversation … stimulating. Yes, “violators” could have been spelled better. Hey, the teach never claimed to be [...]

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Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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