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Stuff White People Like… in Pasadena

Stuff White People Like… in Pasadena

Christian Lander, author of the hit blog-turned-book Stuff White People Like, and his buddy Alex Blagg, have a new series of book-trailer videos to promote Lander’s new book, Whiter Shade of Pale. In the trailers, as in the book, the two dudes visit various American cities to see what the particular white people in those [...]

Why We Live Here: Reason #17

Why We Live Here: Reason #17

The view from a dog walk on Parkview in Pasadena’s Linda Vista neighborhood midday Sunday, after the fierce rain Saturday night, panning from north to south, as best as an iPhone could capture it:

Two Degrees of KPCC Separation

Two Degrees of KPCC Separation

Cruising out on a Wednesday morning toward the Arroyo Seco, tuned to KPCC as nearly always, I was listening to the pledge drive. Demi-desperate, very funny host Steve Julian and general manager Bill Davis were pitching a membership challenge from supporter Tom Hanks, who told an amusing little story about how he first heard about [...]

Another Thing to Worry About

Another Thing to Worry About

As if Dr. Lucy Jones didn’t have enough to scare us about already, she’s speaking on Friday at PCC about something we heretofore had no idea we needed to worry about: California’s “atmospheric rivers,” which when they occurred back in 1861-62 caused such flooding that a third of the taxable land in California was considered [...]

Brigham Yen Does Video

Brigham Yen Does Video

Pasadena’s most popular Realtor-blogger, Brigham Yen, has just kicked it up a bit with his new “show,” P.R.E. (which stands for Pasadena Real Estate). It’s not really a show in the normal TV sense, but appears to be the beginning of a series of YouTube videos about what’s happening in Pasadena’s retail businesses. The first [...]

Golden Eagle in Altadena

Golden Eagle in Altadena

Thanks to our friend Timothy Rutt at Altadenablog for sharing this remarkable post yesterday: Reader M. Stifel saw an ornithological prize this afternoon: Top of the Evening! My husband and I spent a great part of the day outside, enjoying the weather and scenery.  We live near Holliston and Mendocino.  We couldn’t help but notice that our [...]

Olive Oil Harvest

Olive Oil Harvest

We’ve always had the fantasy of helping harvest olives and making extra-virgin oil in the hills of Tuscany—but the campus of Caltech is the next best thing! What started as a student experiment in 2005 with fruit from a few vintage campus olive trees turned into a successful olive oil-making venture in 2006, and Caltech [...]

Sure Is Quiet

Sure Is Quiet

It took us far too long to mosey down to South Pasadena to see Sure Is Quiet, the current show at SPACE, a gallery and art center on Mission. And we’re here to tell you that if you haven’t seen it yet, you need to get there before it closes on Saturday. On display in [...]

Publication Party for Cancer Support a Hit

Publication Party for Cancer Support a Hit

“I just want to say: Should an unfortunate butter-related accident happen to Paula Deen, I could be ready to step in as Grand Marshall in a moment’s notice.” So proclaimed Lian Dolan at the October 28th publication party for her debut novel Helen of Pasadena. About 100 people came to Little Flower Candy Co. to celebrate the [...]

Walk for Hope: Fight On!

Walk for Hope: Fight On!

USC continues to fight on against breast cancer, with bright pink awareness T-shirts lining the front window of the campus bookstore. All Southern Californians can show their support along with Trojans in the Los Angeles Walk for Hope on Sunday, November 7.  The City of Hope, named one of “America’s Best Hospitals” in cancer and [...]

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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