Bettijane Levine

Stories by Bettijane Levine

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