Posts tagged with the keyword: ‘Pas. Daily Photo’

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Human Cargo

Human Cargo
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A smart, sexy detective; a case involving a mysterious, wealthy American and the Russian Mafia; danger, romance and pathos: it’s local, and our hero is a heroine. In a fast-paced detective novel, Human Cargo (2011) by Des Zamorano, gives us flashes of Dashiell Hammett with a style all her own. Instead of Sam Spade we have […]

Kim Fay’s “The Map of Lost Memories”

Kim Fay’s “The Map of Lost Memories”

Fiction often gives us characters who lie, cheat, and commit murder to achieve their goals. Usually these nefarious types are presented as the villain. But in Kim Fay’s The Map of Lost Memories, our young, determined heroine, Irene Blum, will stop at nothing to claim the mysterious lost scrolls of the Khmer. It’s the mid-1920s […]

Margaret Finnegan’s “The Goddess Lounge”

Margaret Finnegan’s “The Goddess Lounge”

Margaret Finnegan’s novel The Goddess Lounge turns Homer’s The Odyssey inside out. I know this not because I’ve read The Odyssey, but because I read its Wikipedia page. You don’t have to be familiar with Homer to laugh your way through Finnegan’s tale, but if you’re an Odyssey scholar (as is Finnegan), you’ll find her […]

Pasadena: The Calendar

Pasadena: The Calendar

Ever since we published the first version of Hometown Pasadena (the book, that is), we’ve been tossing around the idea of producing a calendar. But now there’s no need, because our friend Petrea Burchard has done it. Many of you know her as the multi-talented woman behind Pasadena Daily Photo. She shoots photographs, she writes, […]

Hahamongna Blog Day 2010

Hahamongna Blog Day 2010

The fate of the Hahamongna Watershed Park Annex is once again on the agenda of the Pasadena City Council. This Monday, July 12th, they will likely decide once and for all whether or not to build soccer fields on park grounds. This has been a contentious issue for some time. Pasadena doesn’t have an awful […]

Church of Wine?

Church of Wine?

We had to share this photo taken by Petrea Burchard of Pasadena Daily Photo, who joined us the other night at a party for our advertisers, writers and some of our favorite bloggers at Vertical Wine Bistro. It was fun to watch her quietly slip away from the chatter and poke around with her camera, […]

Blogging for your Business with Petrea

Blogging for your Business with Petrea

Petrea Burchard, the mastermind behind the excellent Pasadena Daily Photo (and frequent Hometown commenter), will be running a salon at the Women’s City Club of Pasadena on making your blog work for your… work! Entitled Blogging for your Business: Ten Tips for Putting your Best Cyberfoot Forward, the talk will cover etiquette, networking, generating revenue […]

Petrea Goes to City Council

Petrea Goes to City Council

We were quite taken with the report on the recent Pasadena City Council meeting about the plan for Hahamongna Annex by our friend Petrea Burchard (the photographer/writer behind Pasadena Daily Photo). So we wanted to share it in case you missed it. Gives a person hope in this time of Congressional incompetence. Here’s the lead […]

Top Ten Pasadena

Top Ten Pasadena

Like our friend and neighbor Lian Dolan of the Chaos Chronicles, we’re suckers for a top-ten list. (Here’s her Top Ten Action Items for 2010.) Her list got us to think about our Top Ten Experiences in Pasadena for the preceding year. Here they are. What are yours? 10. The fabulous and free staged readings […]

Post-Fire Roundup

Post-Fire Roundup

Our colleagues in the local blogosphere have been busy posting about life in the San Gabriels after the Station Fire. Here are a few reports worth checking out. And yes, that is ash that’s covering your car and your patio furniture — the dry and dreaded Santa Ana conditions are redistributing the white stuff all […]

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