Smith Brothers Restaurants

Chris Erskine: California: Lovely, Yet Edible

I read so slowly that I might have some disorder, kind of odd when...

Chris Erskine: The Kids, the Cubs, the Brassy Lights

Love is in the air this week, can you smell it? Like ozone after...

Chris Erskine: Super Bowl Quips and $100 Cheeseburgers

Random thoughts about life in Los Angeles, the Super Bowl edition:February is Thin Mints...

Chris Erskine: Tweedy Warmth and Bow-Tied Decency

A critic once said Barbra Streisand’s angular face “had the essence of hound,” which...

Chris Erskine: Heartache, Humor and Leopold Bloom

When hope fades, humor backfills the space. It’s like a trust fund for the...

Chris Erskine: A Wedding, Snowy and Sublime

SOMEWHERE ON THE SNOWY PLAINS — The bride wore white, and so did Chicago.Back...

Chris Erskine: A Book, a Beer, a Belly Rub

My son Smartacus is gone again. I dropped him at the airport just before...

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Chris Erskine: California: Lovely, Yet Edible

I read so slowly that I might have some disorder, kind of odd when you consider my ideal day is having a stack of...

Chris Erskine: The Kids, the Cubs, the Brassy Lights

Love is in the air this week, can you smell it? Like ozone after a thunderstorm. Like cider simmering on the stove.FYI, the love...

Chris Erskine: Super Bowl Quips and $100 Cheeseburgers

Random thoughts about life in Los Angeles, the Super Bowl edition:February is Thin Mints in your coffee.February is the flu.Just remember, families are like...

Chris Erskine: Tweedy Warmth and Bow-Tied Decency

A critic once said Barbra Streisand’s angular face “had the essence of hound,” which I guess is a compliment, though I could see how...

Rusnak Looks in Rearview Mirror as 90th Milestone Nears

If someone asks Paul Rusnak how he likes being in the car business, he’ll likely flash his trademark smile and kindly answer with a...

Chris Erskine: Heartache, Humor and Leopold Bloom

When hope fades, humor backfills the space. It’s like a trust fund for the soul.To me, the most-troubled dolts are those without any trace...

Chris Erskine: A Wedding, Snowy and Sublime

SOMEWHERE ON THE SNOWY PLAINS — The bride wore white, and so did Chicago.Back from my niece’s wedding, a few observations about winter in...

Chris Erskine: A Book, a Beer, a Belly Rub

My son Smartacus is gone again. I dropped him at the airport just before daybreak. I prefer to say my goodbyes in the dark,...
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SCHOOLS

Mayfield Senior School’s Historic Renovation Garners Recognition

Mayfield Senior School, which has been undergoing a capital campaign to restore its central historical building, Strub Hall, has won a prestigious 2023 Preservation...

Pasadena Unified Helps Students’ Mental Health Thrive

May was Mental Health Awareness Month and for the Pasadena Unified School District, this month offered an opportunity to break the stigma around mental...
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Events

Letters

ChapCare Mourns Councilman Kennedy

First published in the Aug. 11 print issue of the Pasadena Outlook. We at ChapCare are heartbroken over the tragic passing of beloved Pasadena Councilman...

BUSINESS NEWS

Local Restaurateurs Launch Taco/Social With ‘Unconventional Tacos’

Taco/Social, a casual dining spot with inventive, “freeform tacos” and a broad selection of tequila-based cocktails and owned by a contingent of Pasadena-area restaurateurs,...

ECS Celebrates 100 Years of Legacy at MonteCedro

By David Weidert, Executive Director of MonteCedro On September 22, 2023, MonteCedro in Altadena celebrated 100 years of delivering on its parent company’s mission to...

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