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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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