Bettijane Levine


Stories by Bettijane Levine

Wonder Bugs

Caltech medical microbiogist Sarkis Mazmanian’s pioneering research on the curative powers of good bacteria earned him a 2012 MacArthur “genius award.”

Author Bettijane Levine Date 01/03/2013
It's a bird! It's a plane! It's Superdrone!

The future of flight is unmanned, and that can be a good thing for all of us, say some in the business of making the pilotless aircraft known as drones.

Author Bettijane Levine Date 11/08/2012
Is Marriage Dead?

No, but it's becoming an elusive luxury for more and more Americans sliding down the economic scale.

Author Bettijane Levine Date 02/01/2012
The Innovation Factory

At Pasadena’s Idealab, the remarkably inventive Bill Gross creates and spins off new-tech businesses the world doesn’t even know it needs — yet.

Author Bettijane Levine Date 11/01/2011
An Explosive Legacy

Rachel Fermi hunted down the photographic record of the Manhattan Project and the men behind it, including her grandfather, Enrico Fermi, known as “the father of the atomic bomb.”

Author Bettijane Levine Date 10/01/2011
The Master Craftsman of Modernism

Sam Maloof’s extraordinary furniture is shown in its creative context at The Huntington this month.

Author Bettijane Levine Date 09/01/2011
How To Use Your Inheritance to Cushion Retirement

Baby boomers are poised to inherit the largest-ever sum of “inter-generational wealth.” And with retirement becoming more and more of a luxury, they’ll need it.

Author Bettijane Levine Date 08/01/2011
A Passion for Panda

Andrew Cherng’s recipe of tasty Chinese fast food, technological savvy and personal development for employees has made his Panda Express empire No. 1 in its field.

Author Bettijane Levine Date 07/01/2011
On the Wings of a Prayer

Calbraith Perry Rodgers had little else to keep him aloft during the first transcontinental airplane flight that brought him to Pasadena a century ago. 

Author Bettijane Levine Date 06/01/2011
Showcasing the Designers

A few Arroyoland participants in this year’s Pasadena Showcase House for the Arts reflect the wide range of styles, from contemporary to classic, that will utterly transform a 1927 Paul Williams estate.

Author Bettijane Levine Date 04/01/2011
The PWP Goes Green

Pasadena’s new Water and Power building reflects the latest in environmental and humanistic design.

Author Bettijane Levine Date 04/01/2011
Grass, begone!

A La Cañada Flintridge couple traded in their water-guzzling lawn for an award-winning French Provincial garden that’s sustainable.

Author Bettijane Levine Date 03/01/2011
Unholy matrimony

Why does a high divorce rate continue to plague the American marriage despite the big-ticket advice-and-therapy industry and years of handwringing? And how can couples keep their vows on track?

Author Bettijane Levine Date 02/01/2011
Eat, Pray, Annoy

Hollywood hyphenate Mike White illuminates his latest offbeat venture, Enlightened, HBO’s hilarious new series about spiritual healing.

Author Bettijane Levine Date 12/02/2010
Cool Kitchens

Amid surroundings this stylish, homeowners can really cook with gas.

Author Bettijane Levine Date 11/01/2010