“Laugh a Little” – Dorothy’s Place

It is so easy to make an error in print. Just one little letter or a poorly phrased statement can give such a different meaning. Ready for a few chuckles? The following are reported to be erred passages pulled from actual church bulletins: **Don’t let worry kill you. Let the church help. **Thursday night Potluck [...]

Beijing Focus: The Task at Hand

By Michael Malley I came to Beijing during the summer of 2005. I have since been witness to the veritably Olympian project which hopes have Beijing ready to host the 2008 Summer Games. Without the use of statistics or press releases and armed only with a limited understanding I endeavor to evaluate the Beijing Olympic [...]

Books Flying Off the Shelves, Local Libraries Seeing Huge Increase in Traffic

Tough Economic Times Helping Library Attendance Nationwide By Terry Miller Who says the internet and high tech devices such as Apple’s iPhone are stopping people from reading books?  Who says no one goes to libraries anymore? In fact, it is quite the opposite.  Arcadia Public Library, as well as hundreds of libraries across the United [...]

Mid-Sized Car Roundup

By Rita Cook Mid-sized cars never seem to go out of style and indeed, there are many of them out there on the market.  What to choose can be as equally confusing as the color, engine-type and everything else new car buyers are left to ponder these days.  Below, we’ve listed some of our favorites [...]

Happy, Healthy in Hooverville – Green Enchiladas Casserole

Green Enchiladas Casserole: Ingredients you will need: 1 – Medium Can of La Palma Green Enchiladas Sauce 1 – Package of 3 to 5 dozen Corn Tortillas 1 – Package of Mexican “Ranchero Cheese” crumbled 1-lb of shredded chicken 1 – lb of Monterrey Jack Cheese – cut into semi-thin slices 4 – Large Haas [...]

Out of the Wild and Into the Garden – Ask Garden Gal

Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden Horticulture Symposium Just in time for Earth Day, the horticulture symposium presented by Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden in Claremont April 16 – 19, was a compelling and humbling overview of good gardening in the Western U.S., Mexico and specifically California.  The three and a half day event, moderated by [...]

Earth Day Celebrated in Area School

Hugo Reid Elementary School Has Mini Expo of Recycled Hugo Reid School is turning green!  A “Rock the Planet” assembly kicked off the Earth Day celebration at Hugo Reid.   Children learned about “reduce, recycle, reuse” through music, a slide show, and performers. Rocky’s Green Team is the environmental club that started this year at Hugo [...]

Local Socialites Turn Out for “Mask”

The Pasadena Playhouse hothoused new musical “Mask” through April 20.  Book by Anna Hamilton Phelan (Gorillas in the Mist) with songs & lyrics by Cynthia Weill and Barry Mann (“You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feeling”, “Don’t Know Much”). The Broadway-bound tuneful dramedy starred silver-throated newcomer Allen E. Read as Rocky Dennis, a boy afflicted both a [...]

Spring Concerts in Full Bloom

From Bach to Barbershop, many winter series end By Bill Peters Musical offerings of all kinds, like sprouting spring flowers, are popping up all over the San Gabriel Valley.  No matter what your taste in music, there is something for everyone.  Here is a sampling of concerts that should be a part of your entertainment [...]

Altadena Library Friends to Hold Annual Book Sale

The annual Altadena Library Book Sale will be held on Saturday, May 17th from 10:00am to 4:00pm, and Sunday, May 18th from 1:00pm to 4:00pm in the library parking lot and community room, 600 E. Mariposa Street, Altadena, CA 91001. Staged and staffed by the Friends of the Altadena Library, gently-used hard and soft-cover books [...]