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Descanso Gardens

Descanso Gardens

Here’s one of the realities of living in Southern California: People want to visit you. In the summer, when the kids are out of school. In the winter, when the snowbirds need someplace warm. People who don’t even know your surname will call or write—and call again—asking if they can come visit. Out-of-town visitors are [...]

Beginning Again

Beginning Again

“Girls, make your life a dance!” our Orange High School PE teacher, Mrs. Weatherill, would exhort us. She of the black tights, the blacker ponytail, the Kathyrn Crosby demi-curl bang, a big apostrophe resting on the right side of her forehead. Smartly keeping time, Mrs. Weatherill beat a hand-held drum and dispatched us in choreographed [...]

Susan Love at Caltech

Susan Love at Caltech

Kudos to our pal Leah Thomson Snell, a financial advisor with Merrill Lynch, for pulling together a free talk by prominent breast cancer physician Susan Love. It’s taking place at Caltech’s Cahill Auditorium on Wednesday evening, and it’s free and open to all—you just need to RSVP to Leah a day in advance. Dr. Love [...]

Where Are We Going?

Where Are We Going?

Next time you’re in traffic on the 210, wondering how bad it will be in the next 10 years, consider attending the upcoming Pasadena-based panel discussions about transportation issues.  On January 22, anyone interested in gaining first-hand information on the often-controversial plans for transportation improvement in the San Gabriel Valley is invited to attend a [...]

Gotta Go: Saturday Morning in Old Pasadena

Gotta Go: Saturday Morning in Old Pasadena

It’s sunny in Pasadena, but an 8 a.m. car drop-off for new tires inspires doubt. I think I was oversold. I don’t really need Pirellis for the Prius. So I walk the Lake Avenue neighborhood, opting to raise my heart rate through exercise instead of anxiety. I need to live long enough to pay for [...]

The Most Controversial Mom in America

The Most Controversial Mom in America

We’ll give Amy Chua credit where it’s due: This woman knows how to sell books. She is now professing a certain degree of astonishment at the virtriolic comments being made about her new memoir, Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother, but for pete’s sake, she’s a Harvard-educated Yale professor—she knew darn well that her tales [...]

Stephen Hawking at Caltech

Stephen Hawking at Caltech

The great man in the wheelchair is returning to his home away from home at Caltech for a month, as he does each year, and while he’s here he’s giving a free lecture called “My Brief History.” Professor Hawking‘s talk is intended for regular folks—no need to have a doctorate in quantum physics to understand [...]

Bring Us Your Sick, Your Diseased….

Bring Us Your Sick, Your Diseased….

Historian Michele Zack, the award-winning author of Southern California Story and Altadena: Between Wilderness & City, is giving a talk this weekend that’s sure to be a good one: How Illness Helped to Spread the California Dream. That’s right, more than just TB was spread; without the sanitariums of the San Gabriel Valley, many of [...]

365 Thank Yous for a New Year

365 Thank Yous for a New Year

On New Year’s Eve I waited with several friends to watch Rose Parade floats being towed along Huntington Drive. We were seated in a car parked at San Marino High School plowing through two boxes of See’s candy and dissecting our dinner at Gus’s BBQ. Then one friend mentioned a gathering she had just attended [...]

A Creative Hiatus for Fatty’s

A Creative Hiatus for Fatty’s

Thanks to our friend Kim Ohanneson for passing on the news about our favorite vegetarian restaurant: Angelenos, get ready to speed dial. After a decade of delighting Angelenos with high-end vegan and vegetarian fare paired with fine wines, Fatty & Co.’s will close its doors for an unspecified amount of time, Eat/Drink/See Eagle Rock has learned. [...]

Gooden Open House Saturday, January 11

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