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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. 

Categories: Arroyo 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.  

Categories: Arroyo 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.

Categories: Arroyo 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. 

Categories: Arroyo 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.

Categories: Arroyo 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.

Categories: Arroyo 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. 

Categories: Arroyo 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. 

Categories: Arroyo 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.

Categories: Arroyo 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.

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

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

Categories: Arroyo 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

Categories: Arroyo Author: Bettijane Levine Date: 07/01/2013
Design for Living

The 49th Pasadena Showcase House of Design is a rich pastiche of styles and colors, as well as a testament to one of Southern California’s underappreciated architects, Roland Coate.

Categories: Arroyo Author: Bettijane Levine Date: 05/03/2013
Geragos for the Defense

In a new book, celebrity attorney Mark Geragos argues that defense lawyers get no respect in this country. 

Categories: Arroyo Author: Bettijane Levine Date: 04/05/2013
Love is All You Need

In his latest book, Pasadena Pastor Ed Bacon describes a path toward uniting our fractious, divided nation. 

Categories: Arroyo Author: Bettijane Levine Date: 02/01/2013