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Happy Days is Here Again

Tony Shalhoub and Brooke Adams, who star in Boston Court’s fall revival of Samuel Beckett’s darkly comic classic, talk about marriage, the apocalypse and other timeless truths.

Categories: Arroyo Author: Bettijane Levine Date: 10/09/2014
Doors and Outdoors

Here’s some of the latest and most enduring in outdoor residential design from the terrace to the threshold.

Categories: Arroyo Author: Bettijane Levine Date: 09/01/2014
Do Common Core Standards Measure Up?

The new standardized English and math requirements for K through 12 have ignited controversy across the country.

Categories: Arroyo Author: Bettijane Levine Date: 08/01/2014
Playing for Keeps

Playhouse District Association Executive Director Erlinda Romo talks about the organization’s strategy for revitalizing Pasadena’s cultural heart and ensuring its future.

Categories: Arroyo Author: Bettijane Levine Date: 07/01/2014
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