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Lots Happening Around Town

Mar 3, 2009

Trails restoring, trees in peril, books worth reading… here’s what’s happening that you should know about:

  • Imperiled public trees may be spared after all: Pasadena Star-News
  • Stimulus money? One of our favorite trails, closed since the slides of 2005, is finally being repaired: Altadenablog.com
  • Prospect Park Books had no idea there was a gallery right here in Prospect Park (or Prospect Park-adjacent): Arroyo Monthly
  • The Vroman’s blog is particularly entertaining right now. I was happy to see Marisa Silver’s lovely¬†God of War on the L.A. Times shortlist for its Book Awards, but sorry not to see two of my other favorite recent novels, both written by Southern Californians, on the list: The Little Book by Selden Edwards and City of Thieves by David Benoit. Check ‘em out. ¬†blog.vromans.com.



2 Responses for “Lots Happening Around Town”

  1. Patrick says:

    It’s true — City of Thieves was robbed! I always wonder about the LA Times Book Awards. They have very good taste, but they seem to nominate only one local author every year. Last year it was Marianne Wiggins and this year it’s Marisa Silver. For a better selection of Southern California fiction, I recommend the SCIBA’s annual award, which this year honored Benioff for City of Thieves.

  2. colleen says:

    That’s how I discovered both City of Thieves and The Little Book– Hometown Santa Monica was an SCIBA finalist, so I was at the awards and got a bunch of the books. I loved both of those, and I love Selden Edwards’ story. He’s the keynote speaker at the CALM Author’s Luncheon in Santa Barbara in a couple of weeks, and I can’t wait. (Will be there because of Hometown Santa Barbara.)

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