Bettijane Levine

Stories by Bettijane Levine

The Dark Night

Peggy Dark, the queen of Pasadena party catering, reveals tips and tricks for memorable evenings.

Author Bettijane Levine Date 07/01/2015
A Beautiful Truth

Waterfall, a new musical romance with Broadway creators and a Thai story, cast and director, has its world premiere this month at the Pasadena Playhouse.

Author Bettijane Levine Date 06/01/2015
The 2015 Pasadena Showcase House of Design

Where everything new is old again

Author Bettijane Levine Date 05/01/2015

Studies show old people are happier than everyone else and much more capable than America’s youth culture would have you believe.

Author Bettijane Levine Date 04/01/2015
Arcadia Goes Boom

The recent influx of Chinese money into the real estate market has prompted some to call the city “the Chinese Beverly Hills.”

Author Bettijane Levine Date 03/01/2015
Pet Tech

Lassie can come home with GPS — one of a growing pack of technological perks for the 21st-century pet.

Author Bettijane Levine Date 02/09/2015
Faux Hair Takes Root

Celebrities and everyday women are flipping for wigs that take the pain out of bad-hair days.

Author Bettijane Levine Date 02/09/2015
Chefs' Holidays

Three top Arroyoland chefs share their seasonal traditions and recipes.

Author Bettijane Levine Date 02/09/2015
Happy Days is Here Again

Tony Shalhoub and Brooke Adams, who star in Boston Court’s fall revival of Samuel Beckett’s darkly comic classic, talk about marriage, the apocalypse and other timeless truths.

Author Bettijane Levine Date 10/09/2014
Doors and Outdoors

Here’s some of the latest and most enduring in outdoor residential design from the terrace to the threshold.

Author Bettijane Levine Date 09/01/2014
Do Common Core Standards Measure Up?

The new standardized English and math requirements for K through 12 have ignited controversy across the country.

Author Bettijane Levine Date 08/01/2014
Playing for Keeps

Playhouse District Association Executive Director Erlinda Romo talks about the organization’s strategy for revitalizing Pasadena’s cultural heart and ensuring its future.

Author Bettijane Levine Date 07/01/2014
Behind the Stone Face

French Stewart stars as Buster Keaton in an illuminating new play about the silent film actor’s Rise and Fall and Rise at the Pasadena Playhouse. 

Author Bettijane Levine Date 06/02/2014
Whither Stainless Steel?

Stainless steel kitchen appliances still dominate the market, but many affluent consumers are opting for more colorful or integrated looks.  

Author Bettijane Levine Date 04/30/2014
A New Take on Old Age

More and more people over 65 are living healthier, more active lives with all the perks of their younger years — fulfilling work and, yes, romance.

Author Bettijane Levine Date 04/03/2014