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Beyond heartbreak

Beyond heartbreak

Lily Burk, the 17-year-old Oakwood student who was found slain late last week in downtown Los Angeles, was the daughter of a longtime friend, Greg Burk, the former chief of the copy desk at the LA Weekly, and his wife, Deborah Drooz. I didn’t know Lily. But I have an 18-year-old daughter. The very idea […]

Building the arts at PCC

Building the arts at PCC

The above swinging jazz combo, featuring Aleks Peck on guitar and Patrick O’Connor singing fine old standards — I’ll get the solid drummer and the bass player’s names sometime soon — set the stage for a Thursday-night get-together in Brenda and Bill Galloway’s back yard to raise friends for the new Pasadena City College Center […]

Rain surf

Rain surf

The first day of summer, we go surfing, naturally, and what does it do but rain, and blow hard onshore? James, on the left, pulled out his brolly, to keep Rick’s wetsuit dry. Weather kept the crowds down was the good news. Waist-high surf at Bolsa was choppy but, as the optimists say, much better […]

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Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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