Catching up with the 2012 Rose Queen

Story By Claudia S. Palma This time last year, Drew Washington was keeping up with her duties as the… [more]

Catching up with the 2012 Rose Queen Catching up with the 2012 Rose Queen

Ready for the parade pup-arazzi

Story By Michelle J. Mills He’s the perfect leading man: handsome, smart and charming. And he starred… [more]

Ready for the parade pup-arazzi Ready for the parade pup-arazzi

Shop the Block: Pasadena’s The Loved One

By Evelyn Barge Elvia Lahman and Hannah Metz are on a mission to make unmentionables just the opposite.… [more]

Shop the Block: Pasadena’s The Loved One Shop the Block: Pasadena's The Loved One


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2013 Rose Queen Vanessa Manjarrez, left, stands with the 2012 Rose Queen Drew Washington. (Photo By Walt Mancini)

Catching up with the 2012 Rose Queen

Story By Claudia S. Palma This time last year, Drew Washington was keeping up with her duties as the 94th Rose Queen for the 2012 Tournament of Roses. Now, the 18-year-old is majoring in sports management at New York University in New York City, running with the track and field team at the college and [...]

Omar von Muller of Panorama City, works with Uggie, the Jack Russell terrier from the film “The Artist,” who will be riding on a float in the Rose Parade.

Ready for the parade pup-arazzi

Story By Michelle J. Mills He’s the perfect leading man: handsome, smart and charming. And he starred in an Oscar-winning film. This heartbreaker, however, is a real dog. Uggie, the Jack Russell terrier who stole the scenes in the movies “The Artist,” “Water for Elephants” and “Mr. Fix It,” will be riding down Colorado Boulevard [...]

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Photo by LEO JARZOMB

Shop the Block: Pasadena’s The Loved One

By Evelyn Barge Elvia Lahman and Hannah Metz are on a mission to make unmentionables just the opposite. Taking inspiration from their own collections of old-school girly magazines, the pair launched a vintage wholesale business that took root in the late aughts. Riding on a tidal wave of support for that venture, The Loved One [...]

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Shop the Block: Glendora Village’s Fiorina

Finding Fiorina is a bit like walking into the oversized closet of a friend with impeccable taste, and hearing her say she doesn’t mind sharing. It’s a credit to shop proprietress Nikki Vitale, who’s made a point, since openin g in 2003, to cater to locals looking for their favorite labels. “So many women were [...]

Photo by Leo Jarzomb

Shop the Block: Glendora Village’s Knot Too Shabby

By Brittany Wong Take one look at the stately Lane Cedar Chest cheekily emblazoned with a Union Jack flag and you’ll quickly understand: the people at Knot Too Shabby know and love shabby chic. Since opening the restoration furniture shop in July 2011, owner Michele Rivera and her DIY-minded band of merrymakers have taken piece [...]

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Larry Wilson: My own women of distinction

Recalling once when we first began naming Women of Distinction in the Pasadena area, and writing a column celebrating, almost at random, the lower-cased women of distinction in my own life and then a bunch here in town, I shy from the naming of names the way a hiker shies from a rattling in the [...]

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Peter Dills at Trattoria Neapolis Italian Restaurant 
Photo by Walt Mancini

Dining: Peter Dills – Food as Adventure

By Michelle J. Mills Many of us remember the legendary So Cal food critic Elmer Dills. He died in 2008, but not before his son, Peter Dills, was firmly on a food path of his own. Peter Dills is continuing his father’s legacy by giving people recommendations about where to dine, while also expanding our [...]

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Shangri-La Chinese acrobats at Caltech on Oct. 6

The 2012 Fall Performing Arts Preview

  Compiled by Linda Fields Gold   PASADENA AMBASSADOR AUDITORIUM 131 S. Saint John Ave. 626-793-7172 Pasadena Symphony, Classics Series Oct. 6: Rachmaninoff season opener Nov. 3: Tchaikovsky’s Fourth Jan. 12: Brahms and Sibelius A NOISE WITHIN 3352 E. Foothill Blvd. 626-356-3100. Sept. 29-Nov. 18: Shakespeare’s “Cymbeline” Oct. 20-Nov. 25: Shaw’s “The Doctor’s Dilemma” Dec. [...]

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The Langham, courtesy of FotoNueva.

Celebrations: Where to have the wedding

Pasadena is rich in possible venues for a memorable occasion By Linda Fields Gold Back when I was getting married, our moms called the church or synagogue, a hotel or the woman’s club or country club, and they booked a date and everything else followed. The coordinator at the venue had a list of photographers [...]

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