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Fashionista Action in San Marino

Fashionista Action in San Marino

There’s a little section of Mission Street in San Marino that’s really happening. You read that right: San Marino! Three stores — deVelle, e.g page and Single Stone — have suddenly made this one of the most fashion-focused blocks in the whole San Gabriel Valley. DeVelle, a well-established women’s clothing store known for its personalized [...]

Back to (Adult) School

Back to (Adult) School

  Yeah, there’s a $2 convenience charge for registering online. So worth it! Monrovia Community Adult Ed makes it easy and affordable for the over-18 set to learn new stuff, like computer programming, sewing, cake decorating, model fabrication or workplace Spanish. Classes are held two nights a week, and for most classes, you get 18 [...]

New Mother at 56 — Failed to Heed Warnings from Loving Friends…

New Mother at 56 — Failed to Heed Warnings from Loving Friends…

The day after Thanksgiving — bedeviled by too much turkey and a savvy Internet search conducted by my 25-year-old son (home from Chicago where he works in the indie music business — yes, insanity runs in the family) — we: mother, father, first-born — adopted a baby girl. She was eight pounds, five ounces on [...]

Solar 101

Solar 101

At Colleen’s suggestion, I’m going to chronicle the installation of solar panels at my house in Altadena. It’s something I’ve been interested in doing for a while now. I have always been one to put my money where my (big) mouth is.  I am what I would call an amateur/dilettante conservationist — I bought a hybrid [...]

New Eats for the New Year

New Eats for the New Year

We’re happy to report that a restaurant and a chocolate shop that opened in Pasadena just in time for the recession/depression are actually thriving, and for good reason — both are excellent additions to the community. Here are the details. Malbec 1001 E. Green St., Pasadena 626.683.0550, malbeccuisine.com Argentinean. L & D daily. Beer & [...]

One Tamale at a Time

One Tamale at a Time

I know, I know, you did your charitable giving on December 31st, but it’s a new year and time to think of what we can do to make the San Gabriel Valley a better place for 2009 and beyond. In that spirit, I’d like to draw your attention to a worthy nonprofit that’s coming to [...]

Holiday Shopping at Koi

Holiday Shopping at Koi

Shopping with a 17-year-old daughter, like some medieval torture? Lots of sighing and groaning, with a few accusations thrown in. Stuck in a dungeon-like car. Yes, I confess — I wasn’t really looking forward to holiday errands with my daughter! The plan, then: Confine the pain to one shop. Koi (1007 Fair Oaks, South Pas). [...]

Dawn of the Pasadena Blog

Dawn of the Pasadena Blog

Three years ago, I decided that Pasadena was so cool that it deserved its own book, and so I rounded up a group of smart, funny, connected writer friends to help me make it happen. Two years ago, we published Hometown Pasadena, which became a small-town sensation, setting local sales records and bringing the authors [...]

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