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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 »


How to Increase Your Business in Tough Times

Tuesday, March 31, 2009 | 3:22 pm

When times get tough, the tough get branded! That’s what Ellen Daigle, owner of South Pasadena’s Ellen’s Silkscreening says, pointing out that branding your employees with silkscreened and embroidered logos turns them into cost-effective “walking billboards.” ... More »


The Passionate Carpenter

Tuesday, March 31, 2009 | 3:18 pm

If you’re thinking of redoing your kitchen or bathroom with beautiful cabinetry – or, really, overhauling anything in your home that involves wood – you should probably also be thinking about Bill Buck. “Woodworking? It’s in my blood,” he says simply. Fo... More »


Pasadena Salon and Jeweler Unite Against Breast Cancer

Tuesday, March 31, 2009 | 3:14 pm

Touché Salon & Day Spa and BoobooSheek Jewelry joined together with the Circle of Huntington Hospital in the fight against breast cancer on Friday, October 10. BoobooSheek released their new “Pink” line of Swarovski Crystals bracelets to benefit Huntington Ho... More »


Green Street Tavern: Simply Good Food

Tuesday, March 31, 2009 | 3:09 pm

When it comes to his restaurant, Armen Hakobyam’s philosophy is less-is-more. Surely, Hakobyam, owner of the Green Street Tavern, knows the importance of ambience, but his first concern is the food – a simple, classic menu, and an atmosphere that is all ab... More »


For the Love of Automobiles

Tuesday, March 31, 2009 | 3:04 pm

Even before his first one, Nathan Simmons’s love for cars began with building toy cars – models, to be exact. One of his first was a functioning quarter-scale model engine that seemed impossible but his determination to make it perfect finally prevailed. T... More »


Chief Melekian Issues Statement on Barnes Shooting

Tuesday, March 31, 2009 | 3:03 pm

At a press conference Tuesday, Pasadena Police Chief Bernard Melekian addressed the media on investigations into the Feb. 19 fatal shooting by police officers of resident Leroy Barnes in Northwest Pasadena. Here is a trabnscript of Chief Melekian’s remarks: “O... More »


Composting Made Easy

Tuesday, March 31, 2009 | 2:59 pm

Having an ample supply of good rich compost is the gardeners dream. It has many uses, and all of those uses will result in nicer plants. However, composting can be time consuming and hard work. I place a reasonable value on my time, so spending hours and hours... More »


It’s a Stitch!

Tuesday, March 31, 2009 | 2:54 pm

Ellen’s Silkscreening has been supplying t-shirts, hats, and promotional materials to Pasadena businesses and non-profits for 30 years. Owner Ellen Daigle has built the business up by providing quality product and quality customer service. Daigle worked out of... More »


Baby Store for New and Expecting Parents “Arrives”

Tuesday, March 31, 2009 | 2:51 pm

The destination for today’s parents, giggles, has finally arrived in LA with the “arrival” of its latest Pasadena location. New and expecting parents in the Los Angeles area can now turn to giggle for the best of everything to make their transition to parent... More »


Harry Kamp: A Living Legend You Ought to Know

Tuesday, March 31, 2009 | 2:47 pm

In some ways, local clothier Harry Kamp is a living legend. The septugenarian tailor is a master craftsman who perfected his skills on that most sartorial of meccas, London’s Savile Row, in an era when men’s fashion was dominated by masculine grace and inc... More »


It May be Time to Think About Buying a House

Tuesday, March 31, 2009 | 2:43 pm

Five or 10 years from now, when the financial crisis has ended and housing prices are up smartly once more, we will look in the rearview mirror and realize that we missed a golden age for first-time home buyers. Then, everyone who sat on their down payment sav... More »