Bettijane Levine

Stories by Bettijane Levine

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
The Art of the Garden

The Norton Simon celebrates Nancy Goslee Power’s winning design for its sculpture garden, which turns 15 this year. 

Author Bettijane Levine Date 02/26/2014
A Romance for All Seasons

Gene Kelly’s widow, Patricia Ward Kelly, explores their May-December romance and his artistic legacy onstage at the Pasadena Playhouse.

Author Bettijane Levine Date 02/07/2014
The Goats of San Marino

Seven “real housewives” find strength, sisterhood and adventure by scaling the heights as a herd.

Author Bettijane Levine Date 01/03/2014
Billy the Mime

Also known as Steven Banks, Billy puts a unique twist on the much-maligned art form. 

Author Bettijane Levine Date 12/06/2013
Home Schooling

Altadena’s Institute of Domestic Technology offers classes on DIY foodcrafting skills that help make a house a home. 

Author Bettijane Levine Date 11/01/2013
Susanita's Album

Charles Lummis’ rare book of historic Southern California photos dedicated to an unrequited love has been acquired by the Huntington Library.

Author Bettijane Levine Date 10/03/2013
Wild for Wallpaper

Grandma’s dated decorative staple has returned, using designs and techniques that are fresh, fabulous and utterly fashion forward.

Author Bettijane Levine Date 09/11/2013
Yours, Mine and Whose?

Avoid these estate-planning pitfalls of particular concern to blended families.

Author Bettijane Levine Date 08/12/2013
Managing Your Online Reputation

A small-business guide to maintaining positive word of mouth in the age of Yelp

Author Bettijane Levine Date 07/01/2013