Crime Author Steve Hodel returns to South Pas Library with

‘Black Dahlia Avenger III’

New York Times bestselling true crime author Steve Hodel returns for an encore Author Night talk at the South Pasadena Public Library Community Room for his latest sequel, “Black Dahlia Avenger III,” at 7 p.m. tonight, Nov. 1.

Hodel, who believes his father, Dr. George Hodel, a former South Pasadena resident and a Caltech alumni, not only killed aspiring actress Elizabeth Short in 1947 but also many other women in the ensuing years.

Hodel, a former LAPD homicide detective, is expected to make an announcement at the event.

In previous appearances at the library, Hodel provided evidence pinpointing his father as the Black Dahlia murderer, the perpetrator of the most infamous crime in Los Angeles history.

The Community Room is located at 1115 El Centro St. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. and no tickets or reservations are necessary.  Refreshments will be provided. For more information, call (626) 403-7350.


AARP Foundation Tax-Aide Program looking for volunteers

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is looking for compassionate and friendly individuals to join their volunteer team in time for tax season.

The purpose of Tax Aide is to provide help to anyone, but particularly low- and moderate-income taxpayers and those over 50, even if they are not AARP members.

AARP Tax Aide will train volunteers to become IRS-certified tax preparers for this program. Candidates must be proficient with computers and enjoy working with people. No prior tax preparation experience is required.

You need to be willing to volunteer weekdays at least six hours a week between Feb. 1 and April 15 at sites in Alhambra, Altadena, Arcadia, Duarte, La Crescenta, Pasadena, and San Gabriel that operate on different days to fit your schedule.

Training is from  mid-December through late January.  Tax preparation will start in late January or early February. depending on each site’s schedule.

If interested fill out and submit the online application, aarpfoundation.org/taxaidvolunteer by Nov. 15.

Contact Gary at taxvol2017@gmail.com for more information.


Celebrity chef Jeremiah Tower curates special Parkway Grill menu Nov. 6-8

The Parkway Grill is already widely regarded as the finest restaurant in Pasadena, and it’s poised for further greatness next Tuesday through Thursday, Nov. 6-8, as celebrity chef Jeremiah Tower prepares a special dinner menu for the eatery, located at 510 S. Arroyo Parkway in Pasadena. Tower will also create several lunch specials in addition to the regular lunch menu.

Winner of the James Beard Foundation’s “Regional Best Chef California” in 1993 and its “Outstanding Chef in America” title in 1996, Tower is considered the first American celebrity chef and is credited with pioneering California Cuisine, which glorified all things fresh and local. The former co-owner and executive chef of the critically acclaimed Chez Panisse in Berkeley, Towers later opened his own restaurant Stars in San Francisco, Seattle and Manila.

Tower has also authored several successful cookbooks, including the James Beard Foundation winner “Jeremiah Tower’s New American Classics” and was inducted into the Nation’s Restaurant News Find Dining Hall of Fame in 1991. He was profiled by Anthony Bourdain in the 2016 biographical documentary “Jeremiah Tower: The Last Magnificent.”

Reservations are recommended. Call (626) 795-1001.