Author: Rochelle Bassarear

Ask these questions before walking down the aisle

Dear Patti, In a little over two months, on Christmas Eve, I’m getting married and I’m scared. For the first time in my life, I’ve started to have panic attacks and am asking myself whether I can even go through with this wedding. Although I probably will, I honestly feel like running away. I love Brian deeply and can’t imagine my life without him, but I realize that’s just how I feel now. How do I know I’ll feel that way forever? People change and grow, and the idea of making a commitment to be with one person for...

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Live Music – Thursday Oct. 05 through Wednesday Oct. 11

PASADENA, SOUTH PASADENA & ALTADENA The Blue Guitar Arroyo Seco Golf Course 1055 Lohman Lane, South Pasadena Thursday—Molly Miller Trio The Boulevard Bar 3199 E. Foothill Blvd., Pasadena (626) 356-9304 Fridays—Drag performances hosted by Tia Wanna every Friday Cabrera’s Mexican Cuisine 655 N. Lake Ave., Pasadena (626) 795-0230 Thursdays—Live jazz Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays—Karaoke Coffee Gallery Backstage 2029 N. Lake Ave., Altadena (626) 798-6236 Friday—The Evangenitals Saturday—Off My Head Storytelling w/Ty Fance; John Lennon Birthday Bash w/Dave Humphries & the Hollywood Project, the Licatas, Paul Zollo, Neil Rosengarden and Nick Guzman Sunday—Matinee and evening show w/Led Zepagain Der Wolfskopf 72 N. Fair Oaks Ave., Pasadena (626) 219-6054 Fridays—“Night Court” features Deejay Kind Cromang spinning vinyl soul, funk, disco and boogie El Portal Restaurant 695 E. Green St., Pasadena (626) 795-8553 Fridays—Mariachi México Saturdays—Alanniz Sundays—Mariachi Bella Ice House 24 N. Mentor Ave., Pasadena (626) 577-1894 Thursday—Stand-Up All-Stars College Night w/Brad Upton and others; Slink Johnson, Clint Coley and Homies Friday—Eric Schwartz; Comedy Madness w/Mike Quu; Deathsquad Saturday—Auditions for Dave McNary’s All-Star Variety Show; Saturday Fun House w/John Kuperman and Rick Izquieta; Laugh for a Cause Sunday—Sunday All-Stars; Dave McNary’s All-Star Variety Show Tuesday—Tin Foil Hat w/Sam Tripoli: A Night of Conspiracy Theories and Political Comedy Wednesday—Ice House Open Mic; Smokin’ Comedy Wednesday Kings Row Gastropub 20 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena (626) 793-3010

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Retired judge rules in favor of telescope project, but protesters still in the fight

by André Coleman and Kevin Uhrich A retired judge overseeing a case involving construction of a massive telescope atop a sacred mountain in Hawaii has ruled that a building permit should be granted.  Retired Circuit Judge Riki May Amano made the decision on July 26. The $1.4 billion Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) project is 18 stories high, making it the largest telescope in the world — including the 14 other telescopes already built on Mauna Kea. However, Amano’s 300-page ruling is not the final word on the contentious issue. The judge’s ruling will now go before the powerful Board...

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J.B. Smoove melts the Ice House stage this weekend while awaiting the return of ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’

Amid a growing TV trend of series reboots and reunions ranging from “Arrested Development” to “Roseanne,” the October re-launch of HBO’s “Curb Your Enthusiasm” after five years off the air has stirred some of the biggest anticipation.  That mostly-improvised series is famed for not only leaving viewers wondering about what might happen at any moment, but also its cast— including J.B. Smoove, who has played creator-star Larry David’s  “accidental roommate” Leon Black for the past three seasons and the new one. Yet the standup comic and actor’s manic speaking and performing style blends well with that show’s freewheeling approach,...

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New fencing fails to stop man from jumping from Colorado Street Bridge

Last week, construction workers installed fencing in front of alcoves on the Colorado Street Bridge to prevent people from jumping.    As of Monday, the trail leading to the ledge from Defenders’ Park was the last area left to cover. But when workers arrived early Monday morning to put up fencing in front of that trail, they learned they were too late. Another person had leapt to their death from the bridge. Officials with the Police and Fire departments described the jumper as a white male in his 20s or 30s. His identity was unknown on Monday morning. Police...

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2:30 pm Steven D. Harris Jazz History Pr... @ Pasadena Public Library Central Branch
Steven D. Harris Jazz History Pr... @ Pasadena Public Library Central Branch
Nov 20 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Author and jazz historian Steven D. Harris presents “Centennial in Swing: The 100th Anniversary of Jazz on Record,” from 2:30 to 4 p.m. The program covers the first jazz recordings in 1917, progressing to the[...]
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Pasadena Readers Book Club at Ce... @ Pasadena Public Library Central Branch
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The Pasadena Readers Book Club meets to discuss “One Hundred Years of Solitude” by Gabriel Garcia Marquez from 3 to 4:30 p.m.
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Book Signing at Vroman’s @ Vroman's Bookstore
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Ivy Pochoda discusses and signs “Wonder Valley” at 7 p.m.
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Reservation Deadline for Pasaden... @ Pasadena Senior Center
Nov 21 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Tuesday is the reservation deadline for the Nov. 23 Thanksgiving dinner at the Senior Center. Cost is $12, $10 for members. Thanksgiving dinner starts at 11:30 a.m., with a festive meal of turkey, stuffing, mashed[...]
7:00 pm Book Signing at Vroman’s @ Vroman's Bookstore
Book Signing at Vroman’s @ Vroman's Bookstore
Nov 21 @ 7:00 pm
David Lebovitz discusses and signs “L’Appart: The Delights and Disasters of Making My Paris Home” at 7 p.m.

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