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Diane Ainsworth, USC Science Writer and Editor, Dead at 56

Wednesday, April 8, 2009 | 1:25 pm

Diane Ainsworth, a science writer for the USC Viterbi School of Engineering, died of a brain aneurysm March 29 in her Altadena home, according to her father Donald Ainsworth. She was 56. Ainsworth had more than 25 years of experience covering science and techn... More »


Bar Celona Steps Up for Los Angeles Foster Care Children Charity

Wednesday, April 8, 2009 | 1:25 pm

With over 500,000 children in foster care nationwide, one Pasadena restaurant is stepping up to help those foster care children living in Los Angeles. Bar Celona, a modern Spanish tapas bar, restaurant and lounge, is hosting the launch of Hillsides “Foster S... More »


“Ultimate Driving Machine” Comes To Caltech

Wednesday, April 8, 2009 | 10:02 am

A sleek, silver-blue Bimmer joined the Caltech motor pool March 26. It was evident from the paint job that it’s a hydrogen-powered car, but the car doesn’t run on a fuel cell, like the Honda Clarity and its kin. Instead of converting H2O2 to water and electric... More »


Rose Bowl Board Approves $1.5 Million For Pre-Design Work

Wednesday, April 8, 2009 | 9:42 am

The Rose Bowl Board Thursday sanctioned $1.5 million for pre-design work to fund the preliminary designs and renovation plans, according to officials. The Rose Bowl officials are set to reveal a new, less-costly plan to renovate the 100-year-old stadium, which... More »


Hadjian Endorses York

Wednesday, April 8, 2009 | 7:54 am

With less then two weeks to go before the run off election that will decide the next representative for District 7 on the City Council, former candidate Ciran Hadjian has come out in support of former Los Angeles County Police Chief Margaret York. York came in... More »


The Langham Brunch: Delectable Delights

Monday, April 6, 2009 | 5:06 pm

Going to brunch at the Langham Huntington Hotel is sort of like walking into an old-fashioned candy store – you know, with rows upon rows of brightly colored candy all begging to be eaten. The Langham brunch offers up table after table of wonderful food, all... More »


Police: Elderly Man Kills Ex-Wife, Attempts Suicide

Thursday, April 2, 2009 | 10:44 am

Police report that a 78-year-old man murdered his ex-wife and then attempted to kill himself on Wednesday night in a home on Virginia Avenue. Police responded at about 9:45 p.m. to a “call for service,” according to Pasadena police spokesperson Janet Pope Give... More »


All India Cafe: Where the Food is Truly Blessed

Tuesday, March 31, 2009 | 5:38 pm

Tucked inside a small, brightly colored Old Pasadena storefront the All India Cafe exudes the traditions of the country for which it is named. Red and orange gladiolas, just like you might find in any Indian market, adorn the table tops; colorful, beaded decor... More »


Jonesing for Mexican

Tuesday, March 31, 2009 | 5:33 pm

Next time you crave authentic Mexican, try Burrito Express, a quaint family-owned restaurant that has been serving delicious Mexican food from unchanged recipes for more than three decades. From the shredded-beef burritos to the savory sauces (available in mil... More »


Contessa: Where Beauty is Function

Tuesday, March 31, 2009 | 5:28 pm

Existentialist philosopher Albert Camus once said that beauty creates “for a minute, the glimpse of an eternity that we should like to stretch out over the whole of time.” One glimpse at the golden-red and ocean-blue Venetian glassware at Contessa – an Ita... More »


The Friendly Neighborhood Dentist

Tuesday, March 31, 2009 | 5:23 pm

Dr. Michael Yung For many, a visit to the dentist is one of those necessary evils in life – like taxes or Sunday dinner with the family. But Pasadena’s Michael S. Yung, DDS has brightened the experience by turning his office into a home away from home. “Ou... More »


Tasty Dinners That Save You Time and Money

Tuesday, March 31, 2009 | 5:17 pm

Create your own customizable meals With the economy in the red, and purse strings continually tightening, it’s safe to say everyone is working at least a little harder these days. Home cooked meals, however, are finally one area of your life where you can si... More »