Pasadena Weekly https://www.pasadenaweekly.com Greater Pasadena's Free News and Entertainment Weekly Tue, 16 Oct 2018 20:58:30 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.8 https://i1.wp.com/www.pasadenaweekly.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/cropped-jgpw-512-px-copy.png?fit=32%2C32&ssl=1 Pasadena Weekly https://www.pasadenaweekly.com 32 32 136211528 In order to create a sustainable city we must re-engineer our thinking https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/10/11/in-order-to-create-a-sustainable-city-we-must-re-engineer-our-thinking/ https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/10/11/in-order-to-create-a-sustainable-city-we-must-re-engineer-our-thinking/#respond Thu, 11 Oct 2018 13:15:32 +0000 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/?p=106871 Growing up in Pasadena, I did not have an immediate knowledge of where our food and water came from. I turned on the faucet for water, plugged cords into the wall for electricity, and went to the store for food. My city had been engineered for me, and I was just mindlessly playing my role. […]

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Half-million-dollar settlement offer would bar embattled director from ever returning to work at the Altadena Library https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/10/11/half-million-dollar-settlement-offer-would-bar-embattled-director-from-ever-returning-to-work-at-the-altadena-library/ https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/10/11/half-million-dollar-settlement-offer-would-bar-embattled-director-from-ever-returning-to-work-at-the-altadena-library/#respond Thu, 11 Oct 2018 13:10:06 +0000 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/?p=106878 A local attorney contends that an element of a settlement offer made by the Altadena Library Board of Trustees to embattled Library District Director Mindy Kittay would bind future boards in choosing a qualified person to run the library. In a letter to Jeffrey Thompson, lawyer for the Library District, Kittay’s attorney Dale Gronemeier said […]

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Arsenio Hall kicks off a star-packed weekend of comedy as the Ice House celebrates its 58th anniversary https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/10/11/arsenio-hall-kicks-off-a-star-packed-weekend-of-comedy-as-the-ice-house-celebrates-its-58th-anniversary/ https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/10/11/arsenio-hall-kicks-off-a-star-packed-weekend-of-comedy-as-the-ice-house-celebrates-its-58th-anniversary/#respond Thu, 11 Oct 2018 13:05:58 +0000 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/?p=106873 The Ice House takes pride in being America’s longest-running comedy club, and this weekend it’s celebrating its 58th birthday by hosting a weekend of shows with lineups worth celebrating. The official 58th All-Star Anniversary show at 7 p.m. Sunday boasts an outrageously good lineup featuring Paul Rodriguez,  Wendy Liebman, Orlando Leyba, Fritz Coleman and an […]

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News & Notes From Our Community – 10.11.18 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/10/11/news-notes-from-our-community-10-11-18/ https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/10/11/news-notes-from-our-community-10-11-18/#respond Thu, 11 Oct 2018 13:00:49 +0000 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/?p=106890 Queen for a Doo Dah Day Doo Dah Parade Queen try outs to be held Oct. 28 Pasadena may be known worldwide as the home of the Rose Parade, but locals have developed a genuine love for the eccentric and ever-unpredictable Doo Dah Parade. Featuring an open-admission policy in which any person or group who […]

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‘Bad Times at the El Royale’ offers a neo-noir look at second chances and redemption https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/10/11/bad-times-at-the-el-royale-offers-a-neo-noir-look-at-second-chances-and-redemption/ https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/10/11/bad-times-at-the-el-royale-offers-a-neo-noir-look-at-second-chances-and-redemption/#respond Thu, 11 Oct 2018 13:00:47 +0000 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/?p=106838 These are tough times for rank and file Catholics, the laity forced to endure one distressing headline after another about the clerical sex scandals and attendant cover-ups. But sometimes, positive reinforcement can come from the strangest places, and the new movie “Bad Times at the El Royale” is hitting theaters amid the firestorm with a […]

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Bestselling author Anne Lamott discusses ‘Almost Everything: Notes on Hope’ Tuesday at All Saints https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/10/11/bestselling-author-anne-lamott-discusses-almost-everything-notes-on-hope-tuesday-at-all-saints/ https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/10/11/bestselling-author-anne-lamott-discusses-almost-everything-notes-on-hope-tuesday-at-all-saints/#respond Thu, 11 Oct 2018 13:00:42 +0000 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/?p=106842 “I have known hell, and I have also known love. Love was bigger.” One of the more endearing qualities of Anne Lamott’s books is that she writes like she’s in a thoughtful one-on-one exchange with the reader. So it isn’t a surprise — in fact, it’s somehow reassuring — to discover that the bestselling author […]

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There’s something for Democrats and Republicans in Bob Woodward’s ‘Fear: Trump in the White House’ https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/10/11/theres-something-for-democrats-and-republicans-in-bob-woodwards-fear-trump-in-the-white-house/ https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/10/11/theres-something-for-democrats-and-republicans-in-bob-woodwards-fear-trump-in-the-white-house/#respond Thu, 11 Oct 2018 13:00:41 +0000 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/?p=106865 The nation flirts with crisis. Donald Trump has upended conventional rules of politics. Normalcy is, at best, a blur on the political horizon. What happened? Where are we going? In troubled times, exploring the past identifies new reference points where we anchor our thoughts and illuminate a future. Is there a guide? In 1972, an apparently […]

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TRAX – 10.11.18 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/10/11/106891/ https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/10/11/106891/#respond Thu, 11 Oct 2018 13:00:35 +0000 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/?p=106891 JOSE JAMES, Lean On Me  (Blue Note): *** The R&B/jazz chameleon again contextualizes his music with respectful homage to an artistic mentor — here, Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Bill Withers. James doesn’t rearrange songs (as he did for 2015’s sterling Billie Holiday tribute “Yesterday I Had the Blues”) so much as refine them for […]

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A simple behavior change could improve marriage https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/10/11/a-simple-behavior-change-could-improve-marriage/ https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/10/11/a-simple-behavior-change-could-improve-marriage/#respond Thu, 11 Oct 2018 13:00:27 +0000 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/?p=106868 Dear Patti, My wife Kara and I have been married for 10 years. Although it’s been a good life, it has also been lonely and empty. I work long hours to support our family. We have three children, and Kara works part-time from home and takes care of the kids. She focuses most of her […]

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Victor A. Reyna Jr. 1944-2018 Pasadena teacher and coach succumbs during routine surgical procedure https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/10/11/victor-a-reyna-jr-1944-2018-pasadena-teacher-and-coach-succumbs-during-routine-surgical-procedure/ https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/10/11/victor-a-reyna-jr-1944-2018-pasadena-teacher-and-coach-succumbs-during-routine-surgical-procedure/#respond Thu, 11 Oct 2018 13:00:20 +0000 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/?p=106887 Longtime Pasadena resident and teacher Victor A. Reyna Jr., an award-winning tennis coach who also coached baseball and football, died Friday, Oct. 5, during what his family described as a routine surgical procedure at Huntington Hospital. He was 74. “He touched many lives, loved football and sports. And the things that he taught me throughout […]

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