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AWAY FROM WITHIN

EATING OUT(SIDE) IS A SUMMER EDUCATION BY DAN O’HERON

10 GET UP, GET OUT AND GET GONE!

DIVERSE GETAWAY DESTINATIONS FOR THE RECESSION-WEARY BY SARA CARDINE

13 BEACH BUMMIN’

THE CHEAP AND EASY GUIDE TO LA COUNTY’S BEST EIGHT BEACHES BYBY CARL KOZLOWSKI

19 SUMMER SOUNDS 29 SUMMER OF SURPRISES

ABANDON ALL HOPE THAT ANY BUT A FEW SUMMER FILMS WILL ACTUALLY BE WORTH SEEING BY CARL KOZLOWSKI

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MCCORMICK & SCHMICK’S Kona Hamachi Sashimi with Avocado, Soy and Truffle Oil

AWAY FROM WITHIN EATING OUT(SIDE) IS A SUMMER EDUCATION By Dan O’Heron Photos by Bettia Monique Chavez

SCHOOL WILL SOON BE OUT FOR THE SUMMER, BUT FOR AL FRESCO DINERS THERE REMAIN A FEW CLASSES IN ALIMENTARY GEOGRAPHY. Along Colorado Boulevard in Old Pasadena, sidewalks are paved with tables and chairs from which to study all kinds of culinary styles: Afghan, Argentine, Chinese, English, French, Indian, Italian, Jewish, Japanese, Korean, Lebanese, Mexican, Nepal, Peruvian, Spanish, Swiss, Thai, even Tibetan. But after you’ve crammed in all that this famous street has to offer, for advanced domestic and international disciplines you’ll want to visit many of the following patios, courtyards and terraces in Old Pas and beyond. When the wrought iron gates swing open for night school in the patio at point08, mixology and music are the main subjects. More than never making a mistake with a James Bond martini, bartenders cum laude shake up traditional cocktails by using only premium liquors in precisely measured amounts. And by using larger, “harder” ice cubes, nary a drink is diluted — and there’s nothing watery about having — c o n t i nu e d o n p a g e 8

BISTRO 45 California Bistro Salad

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IL FORNAIO Carpaccio

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Grammy-quality musicians live on stage. Alimentary art in the kitchen ranges from a lobster corn dog to a 30-day, dry-aged filet mignon. To improve on your English, nearby at Lucky Baldwin’s there’s bangers and mash. Magically, standing next to one of the potted plants that surround its patio, there’s Rod Serling, smirking and smoking a cigarette, explaining how they manage 67 beers on tap. You’ll want to learn to say “thank you” in Italian at Villa SORRISO. Besides serving luscious pastas, its charming patio summons the image of a beachfront villa on the island of Lido off Venice, where jet setters change their clothes in open cabanas. For recess, the new a/k/a leads you to a One Colorado Plaza terrace. Here, you can slip into the silk sheets American bistro comfort food with dishes like apple-buttered, double-cut pork chops and French fries with truffled aioli. More than impeccable, the service is versatile. From the terrace for romance in the evenings, veteran Pasadena restaurateur Robert Simon engages the moon as a hired hand. Next door, the patio at Il Fornaio offers a refresher course in Italian. In June, with salads, the accent will be Tuscan. Beyond people watching, for scenery you can tilt your gaze upward and see pigeons circling soundlessly. But unlike piazzas in Italy, they’re never given permission to land and share your food.

When it comes to feeding the birds, the patio at midtown’s Rick’s Drive-In is like a park bench. Strutting in little turns, pigeons wait for fragments of French fries. It’s a long wait. Not one scintilla of the best tasting fries around will hit the deck until its cold in the bag. As an elective for any special occasion, Bistro 45 provides romantic enjoyment when it is required. The roof over its 75-seat patio retracts to let the moon drop in. From tangles of ivy-laced walls, crickets become minstrels for love songs. And, the experience goes all the way with fine food and wine. For drama students in the Playhouse District, there’s scenery to chew on at the Plaza Las Fuentes. Here, strolling the patio gardens shared by McCormick & Schmick’s and California Pizza Kitchen, they’ll catch the gleam of the Batchelder tiles that cloister infinity fountains and get close-ups of inhabited sculptures like City Hall, the old stone All Saints Church, and the landmark balconied Maryland apartments. Nearby, in the brick and palmy Arcade Lane, El Portal, unique among the crowded circuit of fine Mexican cuisines, puts on a good show with classic Yucatecan dishes and mariachis on weekends. The service at Roy’s makes you think of a vacation in Hawaii. You’ll love its blackened ahi and carry a tiki torch for its American Kobe meatloaf. After several Maui pineapple-infused martinis, you’ll want to skip school the next day. For a history lesson, sojourn to The Oinkster’s Eagle Rock patio. While enjoying “slow-fast foods,” its location off the fabled Route 66 leads naturally to conversations about old family cars. But after several beers, it may turn to tales of mountain rescues on the Eagle rock. An education on al fresco dining in Greater Pasadena? Come and get it! ■

VILLA SORRISO Frutti Di Mare: linguini with clams, mussels, shrimp, calamari and scallops in a spicy garlic tomato sauce.

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May 1 | The Sky Room, 40 S. Locust Ave., Long Beach August 14 | The Queen Mary, 1126 Queens Hwy., Long Beach August 28 | Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort & Spa, 21500 Pacific Coast Hwy., Huntington Beach September 18 | The Proud Bird, 11022 Aviation Blvd., Los Angeles October 2 | Knott’s Berry Farm Resort Hotel, 7675 Crescent Ave., Buena Park November 13 | Hilton Hotel, 168 S. Los Robles Ave., Pasadena

You will find everything you need to plan your perfect event. A/K/A

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RICK’S DRIVE-IN

Over 100 exhibitors, cake tasting, hors d'oeuvres, free wedding planners and bridal magazines. Enjoy a mini spa massage, beauty makeover, have your photo taken at the photo booths, listen to the showcase of live entertainment, and dazzling choreographed fashion shows..

Planning seminars featuring "How to Make the Most of your Wedding Day", "Selecting your Wedding Music", and more. Door Prizes galore, including an 8 Day/7 Night Honeymoon in the Virgin Islands, a Fun Photo Booth rental for your reception.

BRIDAL GOWN & EVENING WEAR SALE featuring top designers, such as: Avanti, B2, Belsoie, Caterina, Jade, Jordan, Demetrios, Forever Yours, Jasmine, Maggie Sottero, Private Label by G & more. All gowns at $179, Evening Wear at $59, Flower Girls at $39.

Tickets: $5.00 at the door RSVP to: (562) 381-2865 bridalshowplace@yahoo.com Present a copy of this ad at the show for a $1.00 discount. Must present a copy for each discount. Only one discount per person.

PASADENA AL FRESCO A/K/A 41 Hugus Alley (One Colorado Plaza) Old Pasadena (626) 564-8111 akabistro.com CALIFORNIA PIZZA KITCHEN 99 N. Los Robles Ave. Pasadena 626 585-9020 cpk.com EL PORTAL 695 E. Green St. Pasadena (626) 795-8553 elportalrestaurant.com IL FORNAIO 24 W. Union St. Old Pasadena (626) 683-9797 ilfornaio LUCKY BALDWIN’S 17 S. Raymond Ave. Old Pasadena (626) 795-0652 MCCORMICK & SCHMICK’S 111 N. Los Robles Ave. Pasadena (626) 405-0064 mccormickandschmicks.com

THE OINKSTER 2005 Colorado Blvd. Eagle Rock (323) 255-6465 theoinkster.com

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NATURE CAMP at the Arboretum

POINT 08 95 E. Green St. Old Pasadena (626) 683-0808 point08bar.com RICK’S DRIVE-IN 680 E. Walnut St. Pasadena (626) 449-4842 ROY’S RESTAURANT 641 E. Colorado Blvd. Pasadena (626) 356-4066 roysrestaurant.com VILLA SORRISO 168 W. Colorado Blvd. Old Pasadena (626) 793-8008 sorrisopasadena.com

SUMMER ADVENTURE AND DISCOVERY!

Meet cool bugs • Play nature games Plant your own seedlings • Make crafts Discover the Arboretum! Weekly Sessions June 13th to August 12th Ages 5-10 • Full & Half Days Extended Care Available 626-821-4623 • www.arboretum.org

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PALM SPRINGS INSETS: 1. SAN FRANCISCO 2. LAKE CACHUMA 3. SANTA BARBARA 4. OAKLAND

GET UP, GET OUT AND

GET GONE! DIVERSE GETAWAY DESTINATIONS FOR THE RECESSION-WEARY

FACE IT, WITH THINGS THE WAY THEY ARE NOW, YOUR HEART’S THINKING FRANCE BUT YOUR BANK ACCOUNT’S SAYING FRESNO. THE GOOD NEWS IS THAT YOU ARE LUCKY ENOUGH TO LIVE IN A PART OF THE COUNTRY THAT OFFERS THE ROMANCE OF THE RIVIERA AND THE ADVENTURE OF THE ALPS WITHOUT THE CUSTOMS LINE, PASSPORTS AND FRIES WITH MAYONNAISE. IF YOU CAN SUBSIDIZE A TANK OR TWO OF GAS, THE STATE IS YOUR OYSTER. Longing for the beach, but not Long Beach? Head up the 101 to Santa Barbara; it’s the perfect place to feel like you’re far away without drifting too far from the mother ship. Happily billing itself as the American Riviera, the city of Santa Barbara boasts crazy oceanfront vistas alongside rugged hillsides that are home to delicate buds in spring and ripe, luscious wine grapes in summer (santabarbaraca.gov). The city offers a bit of something for everyone; the Mission, with its breathtakingly green lawn and English-style rose garden, is perfect for mom or grandma or any history buffs on a California mission mission. The beaches are romantic but tame, and the city enjoys a thriving downtown area always foot-trafficky enough for people watchers. Not far outside the city limits, wine aficionados can swirl, sniff, sip and spit at any of a 10 | P A S A D E N A

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number of wineries up the coast that tend to specialize in Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah but also offer several unique blends grown in the area’s famed “microclimates” (sbcountywines.com). Check out points north along the scenic coastline, including the Danishthemed Solvang 35 miles north and San Luis Obispo about 65 miles north of Solvang. You will pass Cachuma Lake, a sound spot for camping, fishing and pairing flannel with khakis and boots that has a nature center for younger adventurers (clnaturecenter.org). The thought of a dry, desert heat in summer may have an especially high appeal after this wet, wet winter. So slather on the sun block and hop on the 10 East for Palm Springs. Located in the Coachella Valley and wedged snugly in the burnt sienna hug of the San Jacinto Mountains, Palm Springs doffs its hat to a bygone era, where postwar-era celebrities played house on palm-lined streets, baked in the sun with a sweaty poolside drinks and scandalized themselves on shag carpets in front of star-filled picture windows. But wait, there’s plenty more. Nearly all year, along Palm Canyon Drive, is the Village Fest, a bustling nighttime marketplace of restaurants, clubs and markets. Check the city’s Web site to learn more about destinations like the Palm Springs Air Museum and the Living Desert, a 1,200-acre wildlife and botanical park (ci.palm-springs.ca.us).

PHOTOS: Arthur Coleman (Palm Springs); courtesy San Francisco Travel Association; John Wiley (Lake Cachuma); Jay Sinclair (Santa Barbara); Barry Muniz (Oakland)

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If you weren’t born and raised in Los Angeles County, you may have felt at one point in your life that you could really take a breather from Southern California altogether. That doesn’t mean you’re looking for a week’s stay at the family farm in Ohio or for a monastic retreat in a secluded mountain cave (necessarily). You could be just as well served by going just a few hours to LA’s complete opposite — the whole of Northern California and, most notably, the city by the Bay. No matter who you are, San Francisco, like LA, will let you fly your freak flag with honor. In fact, it may even actually say that somewhere on the city’s Web site (sfgov.org). You could spend a lifetime walking on foot, or taking some other eco-friendly, child-friendly, otter-friendly form of transportation, never leave the city limits and still feel you haven’t missed a thing. For the best view within a 100-mile radius, go to the Legion of Honor

(legionofhonor.famsf.org), the North’s answer to the Getty Museum, minus the convenient tram because to walk IS the point. When you get there, simply spin around. On a clear day, the 280-degree view gives you not only a picture of downtown but three bridges — the Bay Bridge, Golden Gate and the Richmond/San Rafael Bridge that connects the 580 to the 101. When you get that old SoCal urge to hop in a car for the simple sake of being in one, you’re still in luck. San Francisco gets the most tourist traffic, but you could have just as much fun in the relatively nearby towns of Berkeley, San Mateo and even Oakland, which not only has a burgeoning art community, but a pretty bucolic inner-city salt and freshwater lake, Lake Merritt, which features tennis, golf, trails and a boating center (oaklandnet.com). In any direction, a getaway destination awaits you — all you have to do is figure out exactly what you want to get away from. ■ PASADENA

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PALM SPRINGS INSETS: 1. SAN FRANCISCO 2. LAKE CACHUMA 3. SANTA BARBARA 4. OAKLAND

GET UP, GET OUT AND

GET GONE! DIVERSE GETAWAY DESTINATIONS FOR THE RECESSION-WEARY

FACE IT, WITH THINGS THE WAY THEY ARE NOW, YOUR HEART’S THINKING FRANCE BUT YOUR BANK ACCOUNT’S SAYING FRESNO. THE GOOD NEWS IS THAT YOU ARE LUCKY ENOUGH TO LIVE IN A PART OF THE COUNTRY THAT OFFERS THE ROMANCE OF THE RIVIERA AND THE ADVENTURE OF THE ALPS WITHOUT THE CUSTOMS LINE, PASSPORTS AND FRIES WITH MAYONNAISE. IF YOU CAN SUBSIDIZE A TANK OR TWO OF GAS, THE STATE IS YOUR OYSTER. Longing for the beach, but not Long Beach? Head up the 101 to Santa Barbara; it’s the perfect place to feel like you’re far away without drifting too far from the mother ship. Happily billing itself as the American Riviera, the city of Santa Barbara boasts crazy oceanfront vistas alongside rugged hillsides that are home to delicate buds in spring and ripe, luscious wine grapes in summer (santabarbaraca.gov). The city offers a bit of something for everyone; the Mission, with its breathtakingly green lawn and English-style rose garden, is perfect for mom or grandma or any history buffs on a California mission mission. The beaches are romantic but tame, and the city enjoys a thriving downtown area always foot-trafficky enough for people watchers. Not far outside the city limits, wine aficionados can swirl, sniff, sip and spit at any of a 10 | P A S A D E N A

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number of wineries up the coast that tend to specialize in Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah but also offer several unique blends grown in the area’s famed “microclimates” (sbcountywines.com). Check out points north along the scenic coastline, including the Danishthemed Solvang 35 miles north and San Luis Obispo about 65 miles north of Solvang. You will pass Cachuma Lake, a sound spot for camping, fishing and pairing flannel with khakis and boots that has a nature center for younger adventurers (clnaturecenter.org). The thought of a dry, desert heat in summer may have an especially high appeal after this wet, wet winter. So slather on the sun block and hop on the 10 East for Palm Springs. Located in the Coachella Valley and wedged snugly in the burnt sienna hug of the San Jacinto Mountains, Palm Springs doffs its hat to a bygone era, where postwar-era celebrities played house on palm-lined streets, baked in the sun with a sweaty poolside drinks and scandalized themselves on shag carpets in front of star-filled picture windows. But wait, there’s plenty more. Nearly all year, along Palm Canyon Drive, is the Village Fest, a bustling nighttime marketplace of restaurants, clubs and markets. Check the city’s Web site to learn more about destinations like the Palm Springs Air Museum and the Living Desert, a 1,200-acre wildlife and botanical park (ci.palm-springs.ca.us).

PHOTOS: Arthur Coleman (Palm Springs); courtesy San Francisco Travel Association; John Wiley (Lake Cachuma); Jay Sinclair (Santa Barbara); Barry Muniz (Oakland)

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If you weren’t born and raised in Los Angeles County, you may have felt at one point in your life that you could really take a breather from Southern California altogether. That doesn’t mean you’re looking for a week’s stay at the family farm in Ohio or for a monastic retreat in a secluded mountain cave (necessarily). You could be just as well served by going just a few hours to LA’s complete opposite — the whole of Northern California and, most notably, the city by the Bay. No matter who you are, San Francisco, like LA, will let you fly your freak flag with honor. In fact, it may even actually say that somewhere on the city’s Web site (sfgov.org). You could spend a lifetime walking on foot, or taking some other eco-friendly, child-friendly, otter-friendly form of transportation, never leave the city limits and still feel you haven’t missed a thing. For the best view within a 100-mile radius, go to the Legion of Honor

(legionofhonor.famsf.org), the North’s answer to the Getty Museum, minus the convenient tram because to walk IS the point. When you get there, simply spin around. On a clear day, the 280-degree view gives you not only a picture of downtown but three bridges — the Bay Bridge, Golden Gate and the Richmond/San Rafael Bridge that connects the 580 to the 101. When you get that old SoCal urge to hop in a car for the simple sake of being in one, you’re still in luck. San Francisco gets the most tourist traffic, but you could have just as much fun in the relatively nearby towns of Berkeley, San Mateo and even Oakland, which not only has a burgeoning art community, but a pretty bucolic inner-city salt and freshwater lake, Lake Merritt, which features tennis, golf, trails and a boating center (oaklandnet.com). In any direction, a getaway destination awaits you — all you have to do is figure out exactly what you want to get away from. ■ PASADENA

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BUMMIN’ THE CHEAP AND EASY GUIDE TO LA COUNTY’S BEST EIGHT BEACHES By Carl Kozlowski

ONE OF THE BEST THINGS ABOUT LIVING IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA IS THE BEVY OF BEACHES TO HANG OUT ON OR NEAR ALMOST ANY TIME OF THE YEAR, DAY AND NIGHT. In fact, clean, fun and free beaches are so bountiful that choosing the best one can be a little daunting. So we left that up to you to decide. Following are some of the sunniest places on earth, along with a list of their attendant charms. For all else — directions, hours, fees, parking, rules — visit beaches.co.la.ca.us. — c o n t i nu e d o n p a g e 1 5

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LEO CARRILLO STATE PARK BEACH:

IMAGES: Courtesy Los Angeles Department of Beaches and Harbors (map); Traveler100 Leo Carrillo Beach); Jon Sullivan (Santa Monica); Estrategy (Hermosa Beach)

Edging close to the Ventura County line, the drive to Leo Carrillo is one of the most beautiful in Southern California. The rugged park and rocky beach, so named for 1930s and ’40s film actor Leo Carrillo, is also a favorite location for surfing, windsurfing, surf fishing and beachcombing, with lots of tide pools and caves to explore. Giant sycamores adorn the nearby campgrounds here, 30 miles from Malibu and just across the Ventura County line. ZUMA BEACH: Like anything else, if you want the best you’ve got to put in

the effort — and Zuma is widely considered the gold standard of LA County beaches. A three-mile swath of white sand lapped by crystal-blue water, Zuma’s 19 miles west of Malibu but is well worth the drive if you’re looking for beautiful people and great surfing. Plus, it’s near some of the best restaurants in LA. WILL ROGERS STATE BEACH: Just west of Santa Monica lies one of the most family friendly beaches in LA County, thanks largely to its public volleyball courts, gymnastic equipment, restrooms, playground, even a bike path that leads all the way to Torrance. Featuring the Valley Trails Camp for outdoor fun, Will Rogers is close to Castle Rock Beach, Topanga Beach, Las Tunas Beach, as well as Topanga Canyon and Parker Canyon. It’s also a few miles along Sunset Boulevard from the lavish hilltop estate of legendary comedian and newspaper columnist Will Rogers, who died in a plane crash in 1935. SANTA MONICA PIER: Due to its iconic

status as the end of Route 66 — not to mention the sea of humanity and scores of street musicians, vendors and entertainers who provide endless hours of cheap entertainment — Santa Monica is the Mecca of all LA beaches. Along with a pier full of carnival games, restaurants and fast food shacks, it’s also a fun place to cast a fishing line if you have a license. If you’re looking for even more fun, there’s an old-fashioned carousel, the one made famous in the movie “The Sting” with Paul Newman and Robert Redford, and a small amusement park. But be forewarned: The beach below is perhaps LA’s most crowded. That means neither the beach nor the water are as clean as they should be. VENICE BEACH: The smell of ganja wafting through the air gets a little heavier the closer you get to this venerable beach, where some of LA’s most colorful people get a little extra freaky. On any given day, visitors might see a massive drum circle doing their thing while people dance and practice mixed martial arts, all as oddball street performers perform on harmonicas and

guitars, maniacs juggle chainsaws, urban artists dabble in sand, spray paint and oils, and wannabe athletes work out with weights at world-famous Muscle Beach, former stomping ground of ex-California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger. Unfortunately, this is where much of LA’s human flotsam ends up, so have fun, but look alive and be aware of your surroundings at all times. MARINA DEL REY: The charms to this beach community just far enough

away from Venice are numerous. Not only is this the largest man-made marina in the world, it actually has more restaurants jammed into one square mile than any other city except New York. It’s not only a great place to sunbathe, but the Marina offers cheap rentals on kayaks and other small boats. Stick around for nightfall to enjoy and one of the most colorful watertop light shows anywhere in the county. HERMOSA BEACH: This beach town is home to a number of popular bars, restaurants and clubs, one of them a premiere comedy club, the Comedy and Magic Club, where Jay Leno performs virtually every Sunday night (and is way funnier live here than he ever is on the “Tonight Show”) for just $30 admission. That’s way below his Vegas prices. LONG BEACH CITY BEACH: Long Beach is infamous for the gang life immortalized in countless rap songs, but the city also has a killer nightlife district that during the day has plenty of boat companies sailing to either Catalina Island or taking guests on dolphin-watching cruises. The huge Aquarium of the Pacific is also near the beachfront, along with the historic Queen Mary cruise ship, and there are plenty of terrific restaurants. You really can’t go wrong with a day spent here, although you might want to consider just looking at the water rather than swimming in it. ■ PASADENA

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A DV E R T I S E M E N T

SUMMER GUIDE DIRECTORY OF SERVICES

ALL SAINTS CHURCH All Saints’ mission is to make God’s love tangible through Spirituality, Community, and Peace & Justice. Those who join us find us joyfully and energetically challenging one another to live into Jesus’ central message of compassion and respect for the dignity of every human being. All Saints Church is a place where one can learn and practice how to express daily the deep truth of the interconnectivity of all people on the globe. Join us! All Saints Church, 132 N. Euclid Ave., Pasadena. Visit allsaints-pas.org or call (626) 796-1172. ALTADENA CHRISTIAN CHILDREN’S CENTER At ACCC, the families of the children in our programs who range in age from 2 months to prekindergarten find programs that meet the needs of the whole child within a developmentally appropriate framework. Our family-centered approach helps to nurture healthy partnerships between teachers and parents as we all work together to support the children. We are eager to help families from diverse backgrounds to discover that ACCC is the best place for their child’s early education. Contact Director Toni Boucher at (626) 797-6142 or visit accc-kids.org. ALTADENA STABLES Altadena Stables is a full-service facility, offering a safe and friendly environment for your riding enjoyment. Boarded horses are attended to 24/7 by experienced caretakers who live on the property. The location is next to the Arroyo Seco and its beautiful forest trails. Instruction is provided on reliable stable horses by two professional horsewomen and trainers who offer lessons, camps, clinics and groups for riders of all ages and skill levels. Visit altadenastables.blogspot.com.

values in a safe and enjoyable atmosphere. The award-winning summer program provides Pasadena’s youth with excellent services and activities from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. Visit bgcpasadena.org. BRIDAL SHOWPLACE Bridal Showplace has been bringing brides and top wedding professionals together through more than 100 bridal shows over the past 16 years. Each event offers a variety of features from which you can learn the latest trends. Ask the experts and get free wedding planners and magazines. Preview the latest bridal fashions for the entire bridal party. Enter to win thousands of dollars in door prizes! 2011 Show Schedule: May 1-Long Beach/Aug. 14-Long Beach/Aug. 28-Huntington Beach/Sept. 18-Los Angeles/Oct. 2-Buena Park/Nov. 13-Pasadena. Visit bridalshowplace.net. CAMP SHI’INI Camp Shi'ini is a five-week Native American-themed day camp in Pasadena’s Arroyo Seco. Activities include horseback riding, fishing, archery, swimming, hiking, Indian crafts, athletics, and a month-long treasure hunt. Campers are picked up from home in brand new camp vans. Since 1947, Camp Shi'ini has been the “ultimate camping experience” in the greater Pasadena area. We pride ourselves on enthralling adventures, which captivate the hearts and imaginations of our campers each summer. Camp Shi’ini, 1613 Chelsea Road, No. 279, San Marino. Call (626) 922-0945 campshi-ini.com. CHILD EDUCATIONAL CENTER The Child Educational Center’s Summer Program 2011 has three exciting new offerings from June 20 through Aug. 24. Ten themed weeks of exploration and adventure will be offered at the La Cañada Flintridge and Pasadena locations, including cooking, astronomy, sports and more. Fun and educational field trips, swimming and special guests are highlights. Creating partnerships with both Altadena Stables and Descanso Gardens, the CEC is offering Horse Camp and Descanso Discoveries Nature Camp. Child Educational Center, 140 Foothill Blvd., La Cañada Flintridge. Call (818) 354-3418.

ARBORETUM SUMMER NATURE CAMP Our adventure-packed sessions for children, ages 5 to 10, are spent hiking through the 127-acre Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden, and discovering the amazing animals and plants from around the world that are located here. Kids will discover the science behind gardening, grow fresh organic veggies and explore their creative side with nature crafts. Our small counselor-to-student ratio ensures each child will experience summer fun in a safe and personal environment. The Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden, 301 N. Baldwin Ave., Arcadia. Visit arboretum.org or call (626) 821-4623.

CITY OF SOUTH PASADENA PUBLIC LIBRARY The library is located at 1100 Oxley St., South Pasadena. Call (626) 403-7340 or visit ci.southpasadena.ca.us/library.

ARCADIA CHRISTIAN SCHOOL Arcadia Christian School offers small class sizes, high academics, extended day care, enrichment classes for art and music, computer training, Spanish and physical education. Serving the San Gabriel Valley for 65 years, Arcadia Christian School partners with parents in teaching students who become Christ-followers, critical thinkers, good communicators and contributors. We are eager to introduce you to the significant difference that a quality Christian education can make for your child. Arcadia Christian School, 1900 S. Anita Ave., Arcadia. Call (626) 574-8229 or visit acslions.com.

CLAIRBOURN’S SUMMER ADVANTAGE PROGRAM Clairbourn School is now enrolling preschoolers through eighth-graders for summer learning! The Preschool and Kindergarten Advantage Programs run from 9 a.m. to noon and are designed to help young people be confident, successful learners. The 1st-8th Grade Advantage Program offers more than 45 academic, developmental and creative workshops between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. with daycare before and after. Register by May 20. For details, visit clairbourn.org/summer.

ARROYO PACIFIC ACADEMY Experience the Arroyo Pacific Academy Advantage. We welcome students into our College Preparatory and caring educational institution. Through Advanced Placement and the Visual and Performing Arts, our students enjoy a wide range of educational opportunities in a fully accredited WASC school. Our small classes guarantee academic success for students willing to excel. The International Student Program has enhanced our diverse student body. Arroyo Pacific Academy is at 41 W. Santa Clara St., Arcadia. Call (626) 294-0661 or visit arroyopacific.org.

COLEMAN CHAMBER MUSIC Coleman Chamber Music is celebrating its 107th season! Experience the wonder of chamber music and the intimacy of interplay between individuals. At its finest, the ensemble assumes a life of its own, becoming greater than the sum of its parts. This can be seen in the enduring character and quality of the two most senior groups performing today, the Borodin (founded in 1945) and Julliard (founded in 1946) quartets, both of which grace this year’s Coleman series. Join us for Sunday’s with the Coleman! Call (626) 395-4652 or visit colemanchambermusic.org.

BARNHART SCHOOL Join us for our 2011 Summer Session! Our theme this year is Fantasy, Folklore and Fun! Our program runs from June 20 through July 29. (Session 1: June 20-July 8. Session 2: July 11-July 29). We offer two threeweek sessions. Come to one or both. Great adventures await you! Celebrating its 51st year of providing quality education as a K-8 independent school, Barnhart is pleased to offer camp Fantasy, Folklore and Fun! Barnhart School, 240 W. Colorado Blvd., Arcadia. Call (626) 446-5588 or visit barnhartschool.org.

CONCORDE CAREER COLLEGE – CANHY Technological, advances in medicine and population growth continue to create a high demand for skilled health care workers. Concorde Career Colleges have been training medical professionals nationwide to meet this demand for more than 40 years. Concorde’s North Hollywood campus offers programs for Medical Assistant, Dental Assistant, Insurance Coding and Billing Specialist. Call (888) 645-9538 to find out how you could be working in the growing health care field in as few as nine months.

BONNIE B’S BBQ Move over Pasadena barbeque establishments and make room for sisters Betty Miller-Henderson and Bonnie Henderson! They’ve come to town armed with lots of love and a special award-winning barbeque recipe that’s sure to bring justice to the local barbeque scene. Bonnie and Betty’s true love for people is evident, and you can taste the TLC in every meal. Bonnie’s has garnered countless first-place blue ribbons, trophies and awards. Most recently, Zagat rated the establishment “Noteworthy Newcomer.” Bonnie B’s BBQ, 1280 N. Lake Ave., Pasadena. Call (626) 399-3695 or visit bonniebssmokin.com.

CROSSROADS TRADING CO. Crossroads Trading Co. is a new and recycled fashion retailer that has been serving its fashionable and environmentally conscious customers since 1991. Crossroads allows customers to sell their gently used clothing for cash or trade in our store, keeping that garment out of a landfill. In the process, shoppers have a chance to buy great name brand and designer clothing at a greatly discounted price. Crossroads Trading Co., 104 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena. Call (626) 793-2000 or visit crossroadstrading.com.

THE BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS OF PASADENA The Boys & Girls Clubs of Pasadena promotes the health, safety, education, social, vocational and character development of boys and girls ages 5 through 17. The club’s goal is to improve the lives of children by helping them build self-assurance and develop leadership skills while reinforcing positive

DELPHI ACADEMY Delphi Academy, a K-12 school on a beautiful 10-acre campus surrounded by equestrian trails, offers an exciting summer program of fun, challenging experiences and enrichment activities for students of all ages. It gives young people the opportunity to learn new things and make new friends. Activities include

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adventurous camping & day trips to the beach, aquarium, Imax, Greyhound Rescue, Castaic Lake, a wild animal show, hiking to a waterfall, sports, cultural theme weeks, movie making, urban outdoor survival week, and much more. Visit delphila.org. DR. MARILYN MEHLMAUER Having smooth, youthful skin is the first step to feeling great about your appearance. Dr. Marilyn Mehlmauer offers a wide variety of solutions for any problem areas on your face. Whether you have lines, wrinkles or acne, we have a remedy to restore the elasticity and refine the appearance of your skin. Visit us and explore our facial rejuvenation treatment options. Schedule your consultation today by calling (626) 585-9474. DRUCKER SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT The Drucker School of Management in Claremont offers a world-class graduate management education through our MBA, Executive MBA, Financial Engineering and Arts Management degree programs. Our programs infuse Peter Drucker’s principle of management as a liberal art along with our core strengths in strategy and leadership. We offer individualized, flexible course scheduling, an innovative curriculum focusing on values-based management, and the opportunity to learn from world-renowned faculty. To learn more, visit drucker.cgu.edu. GERRISH SWIM AND TENNIS CLUB Swim America Programs are all taught by members of the American Swimming Coaches Association, who are certified swimming instructors and experts in the proper development of stroke technique. Does your child deserve less than the best? We teach your child to swim like a pro with expert technique from the very first day in the water. Gerrish Swim and Tennis Club, 2713 New York Drive, Pasadena. Visit teamunify.com. GIRL SCOUTS Get ready for the summer of a lifetime with Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles. Discover the camp that fits your interests, including science and technology, high adventure, drama, arts and crafts, horseback riding, marine settings and more. Included are Day Camp Programs, weeklong themed camps, Specialty Overnight Camps and Specialty Day Camps. Sessions begin in June. GSGLA Summer camps are open to girls grades 1-12 (K for select camps). Visit girlscoutsla.org or call (626) 677-3600.

KIDSART June through August KidsArt-Pasadena offers a variety of week-long summer camps designed to broaden perception, abilities and desire for many different media, as well as spark an interest for learning as a young artist. Camps are offered to children ages 4 and up and include Clay Sculpture, Anime/Cartooning, Figure Drawing, Storybook (ages 4-6), Monster Workshop and A Palette of Art. Visit kidsartclases.com or call (626) 577-7802. KIDSPACE CHILDREN’S MUSEUM Our mission is to provide creative environments that inspire learning through self-directed, interactive experiences and play in the arts, sciences and humanities that enrich children, families and the community. Southern California’s premier children’s museum offers over three acres of interactive learning environments with age-appropriate programs and activities for children pre-K to grade 4. A trip here is your child’s all-access pass to a full day of learning and play! Kidspace Children’s Museum, 480 N. Arroyo Blvd., Pasadena. Call (626) 449-9144 or visit kidspacemuseum.org. LA CAÑADA PREPARATORY La Cañada Preparatory focuses on each student’s needs through an individualized curriculum. Low teacher-to-student ratios have led to outstanding results with students learning at an accelerated pace. Classroom work is accompanied by enrichment programs that include art, music, Spanish, computer science, physical education and the performing arts. Each campus features a state-of-theart computer lab along with a fully equipped art room. La Cañada Preparatory, 4490 Cornishon Ave., La Cañada Flintridge. Visit thelearningcastle.com. LA MUSIC ACADEMY Founded in 1996, the LA Music Academy College of Music is regarded as one of the premiere music schools in the world for students who desire an intimate and friendly, yet serious and rigorous contemporary music education. Accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music, the school offers AA degrees and diplomas in music production (music producer major) and music performance for drums, bass, vocals or guitar (guitar performance major and artist development emphasis). LA Music Academy, 370 S. Fair Oaks Ave., Pasadena. Visit lamusicacademy.edu or call (626) 5688850 or (800) 960-4715 (US only).

GRAND PERFORMANCES For the past 21 years, Grand Performances presents free performing arts (music, dance, theatre, even film) that reflect the best of global culture and inspire community among the diverse peoples of Los Angeles. Grand Performances (GP) is Southern California’s largest presenter of free performing arts programs and a landmark nonprofit arts institution established with a primary focus on bringing together the diverse people of Los Angeles. Grand Performances, 350 S. Grand Ave., Los Angeles. Visit grandperformances.org or call (213) 687-2190.

LA SALLE HIGH SCHOOL 2011 Summer Academy & Sports Camp La Salle High School is dedicated to excellent student performance in academics, arts and athletics. La Salle Summer Academic Institute is for 5th to 12th graders from June 20 to July 21. Courses provide opportunities to hone skills and to learn new concepts in the more relaxed environment of summer. Students earn high school academic credit in some courses, and many courses satisfy UC standards. Sports camps are available throughout the summer for student athletes. Call (626) 696-4300.

HIGH POINT ACADEMY High Point Academy will be offering a number of enrichment classes, including mock trial, woodworking, water games, photography, cooking, dance, music, computer games, and movie making. Sports include: golf, bowling, basketball, football, rock climbing and volleyball. Arts and crafts include: painting, jewelry making, scrapbooking and mini soldier painting. Our summer school continues to offer options for incoming kindergarteners during the summer. High Point Academy, 1720 Kinneloa Canyon Road, Pasadena. Call (626) 798-8989 or visit highpointacademy.org

LEVITT PAVILION The Levitt Pavilion Pasadena presents an annual summer series of 50 free concerts under the stars at the historic Memorial Park band shell in the heart of Old Pasadena. To date, we have provided the community with 400 outstanding free concerts, bringing people from all walks of life together to enjoy a shared evening of great music, beautiful weather, a warm and friendly ambience, and a true feeling of community. Designed to appeal to people of all ages, backgrounds and tastes, our summer festival entertains audiences of over 55,000 each year. Call (626) 683-3230 or visit levittpavilionpasadena.org.

ISLAND PACKER CRUISE Established in 1968, Island Packer Cruise is the exclusive boat concessionaire to the Channel Islands National Park and operates year round from Ventura and Channel Islands Harbor. Half-day and all-day nature tours are available to hike, camp or kayak on one of five of the northern Channel Islands. There are whale watching trips in the summer and winter months, as well as opportunities to view pelagic birds, dolphins, seals, sea lions and other marine wildlife. We also offer coastal tall ship sails and dinner cruises. Visit islandpackers.com or call (805) 642-1393.

LOS ANGELES CHILDREN’S RIDING CENTER Los Angeles Children’s Riding Center offers English riding, equitation, vaulting, and jumping lessons for ages 6 through adult. In addition, we have Day Camps and a Show Team that competes throughout the year. We also have riding programs specially developed for public and private education, Girl Scout, Camp Fire, birthday parties, enrichment groups and community youth organizations. Sign up now for our Saturday & Summer Horse Camps! Call (818) 768-5470 or visit lachildrensridingcenter.com.

JUSTINE SHERMAN & ASSOCIATES, INC. Justine Sherman & Associates is a nonpublic agency serving the speech-language, orofacial myology and educational needs of young toddlers through adults. The agency strives to provide clients with exceptional therapy and support so that they may achieve their greatest potential. We design customized treatment plans with personalized measurable goals and objectives for each client. These goals are met through individual or group therapy sessions conducted by our certified and licensed speech-language pathologists. Visit justineshermanslp.com or call (626) 355-1729.

MAKE SPACE ARTS MakeSpace ARTS is a studio providing arts education, enrichment and entertainment for all ages. We facilitate toddler art making in the mornings, K-12 art classes, and portfolio prep after school, and adult classes. We offer summer camp for students 6-14. Our studio space is an excellent party venue and it is available on the weekends for birthdays and special events. Make Space Arts, 2797 E. Foothill Blvd., Suite 100, Pasadena. Visit makespacearts.com or call (626) 888-5600. — c o n t i nu e d o n p a g e 2 4

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ALL SAINTS CHURCH All Saints’ mission is to make God’s love tangible through Spirituality, Community, and Peace & Justice. Those who join us find us joyfully and energetically challenging one another to live into Jesus’ central message of compassion and respect for the dignity of every human being. All Saints Church is a place where one can learn and practice how to express daily the deep truth of the interconnectivity of all people on the globe. Join us! All Saints Church, 132 N. Euclid Ave., Pasadena. Visit allsaints-pas.org or call (626) 796-1172. ALTADENA CHRISTIAN CHILDREN’S CENTER At ACCC, the families of the children in our programs who range in age from 2 months to prekindergarten find programs that meet the needs of the whole child within a developmentally appropriate framework. Our family-centered approach helps to nurture healthy partnerships between teachers and parents as we all work together to support the children. We are eager to help families from diverse backgrounds to discover that ACCC is the best place for their child’s early education. Contact Director Toni Boucher at (626) 797-6142 or visit accc-kids.org. ALTADENA STABLES Altadena Stables is a full-service facility, offering a safe and friendly environment for your riding enjoyment. Boarded horses are attended to 24/7 by experienced caretakers who live on the property. The location is next to the Arroyo Seco and its beautiful forest trails. Instruction is provided on reliable stable horses by two professional horsewomen and trainers who offer lessons, camps, clinics and groups for riders of all ages and skill levels. Visit altadenastables.blogspot.com.

values in a safe and enjoyable atmosphere. The award-winning summer program provides Pasadena’s youth with excellent services and activities from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. Visit bgcpasadena.org. BRIDAL SHOWPLACE Bridal Showplace has been bringing brides and top wedding professionals together through more than 100 bridal shows over the past 16 years. Each event offers a variety of features from which you can learn the latest trends. Ask the experts and get free wedding planners and magazines. Preview the latest bridal fashions for the entire bridal party. Enter to win thousands of dollars in door prizes! 2011 Show Schedule: May 1-Long Beach/Aug. 14-Long Beach/Aug. 28-Huntington Beach/Sept. 18-Los Angeles/Oct. 2-Buena Park/Nov. 13-Pasadena. Visit bridalshowplace.net. CAMP SHI’INI Camp Shi'ini is a five-week Native American-themed day camp in Pasadena’s Arroyo Seco. Activities include horseback riding, fishing, archery, swimming, hiking, Indian crafts, athletics, and a month-long treasure hunt. Campers are picked up from home in brand new camp vans. Since 1947, Camp Shi'ini has been the “ultimate camping experience” in the greater Pasadena area. We pride ourselves on enthralling adventures, which captivate the hearts and imaginations of our campers each summer. Camp Shi’ini, 1613 Chelsea Road, No. 279, San Marino. Call (626) 922-0945 campshi-ini.com. CHILD EDUCATIONAL CENTER The Child Educational Center’s Summer Program 2011 has three exciting new offerings from June 20 through Aug. 24. Ten themed weeks of exploration and adventure will be offered at the La Cañada Flintridge and Pasadena locations, including cooking, astronomy, sports and more. Fun and educational field trips, swimming and special guests are highlights. Creating partnerships with both Altadena Stables and Descanso Gardens, the CEC is offering Horse Camp and Descanso Discoveries Nature Camp. Child Educational Center, 140 Foothill Blvd., La Cañada Flintridge. Call (818) 354-3418.

ARBORETUM SUMMER NATURE CAMP Our adventure-packed sessions for children, ages 5 to 10, are spent hiking through the 127-acre Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden, and discovering the amazing animals and plants from around the world that are located here. Kids will discover the science behind gardening, grow fresh organic veggies and explore their creative side with nature crafts. Our small counselor-to-student ratio ensures each child will experience summer fun in a safe and personal environment. The Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden, 301 N. Baldwin Ave., Arcadia. Visit arboretum.org or call (626) 821-4623.

CITY OF SOUTH PASADENA PUBLIC LIBRARY The library is located at 1100 Oxley St., South Pasadena. Call (626) 403-7340 or visit ci.southpasadena.ca.us/library.

ARCADIA CHRISTIAN SCHOOL Arcadia Christian School offers small class sizes, high academics, extended day care, enrichment classes for art and music, computer training, Spanish and physical education. Serving the San Gabriel Valley for 65 years, Arcadia Christian School partners with parents in teaching students who become Christ-followers, critical thinkers, good communicators and contributors. We are eager to introduce you to the significant difference that a quality Christian education can make for your child. Arcadia Christian School, 1900 S. Anita Ave., Arcadia. Call (626) 574-8229 or visit acslions.com.

CLAIRBOURN’S SUMMER ADVANTAGE PROGRAM Clairbourn School is now enrolling preschoolers through eighth-graders for summer learning! The Preschool and Kindergarten Advantage Programs run from 9 a.m. to noon and are designed to help young people be confident, successful learners. The 1st-8th Grade Advantage Program offers more than 45 academic, developmental and creative workshops between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. with daycare before and after. Register by May 20. For details, visit clairbourn.org/summer.

ARROYO PACIFIC ACADEMY Experience the Arroyo Pacific Academy Advantage. We welcome students into our College Preparatory and caring educational institution. Through Advanced Placement and the Visual and Performing Arts, our students enjoy a wide range of educational opportunities in a fully accredited WASC school. Our small classes guarantee academic success for students willing to excel. The International Student Program has enhanced our diverse student body. Arroyo Pacific Academy is at 41 W. Santa Clara St., Arcadia. Call (626) 294-0661 or visit arroyopacific.org.

COLEMAN CHAMBER MUSIC Coleman Chamber Music is celebrating its 107th season! Experience the wonder of chamber music and the intimacy of interplay between individuals. At its finest, the ensemble assumes a life of its own, becoming greater than the sum of its parts. This can be seen in the enduring character and quality of the two most senior groups performing today, the Borodin (founded in 1945) and Julliard (founded in 1946) quartets, both of which grace this year’s Coleman series. Join us for Sunday’s with the Coleman! Call (626) 395-4652 or visit colemanchambermusic.org.

BARNHART SCHOOL Join us for our 2011 Summer Session! Our theme this year is Fantasy, Folklore and Fun! Our program runs from June 20 through July 29. (Session 1: June 20-July 8. Session 2: July 11-July 29). We offer two threeweek sessions. Come to one or both. Great adventures await you! Celebrating its 51st year of providing quality education as a K-8 independent school, Barnhart is pleased to offer camp Fantasy, Folklore and Fun! Barnhart School, 240 W. Colorado Blvd., Arcadia. Call (626) 446-5588 or visit barnhartschool.org.

CONCORDE CAREER COLLEGE – CANHY Technological, advances in medicine and population growth continue to create a high demand for skilled health care workers. Concorde Career Colleges have been training medical professionals nationwide to meet this demand for more than 40 years. Concorde’s North Hollywood campus offers programs for Medical Assistant, Dental Assistant, Insurance Coding and Billing Specialist. Call (888) 645-9538 to find out how you could be working in the growing health care field in as few as nine months.

BONNIE B’S BBQ Move over Pasadena barbeque establishments and make room for sisters Betty Miller-Henderson and Bonnie Henderson! They’ve come to town armed with lots of love and a special award-winning barbeque recipe that’s sure to bring justice to the local barbeque scene. Bonnie and Betty’s true love for people is evident, and you can taste the TLC in every meal. Bonnie’s has garnered countless first-place blue ribbons, trophies and awards. Most recently, Zagat rated the establishment “Noteworthy Newcomer.” Bonnie B’s BBQ, 1280 N. Lake Ave., Pasadena. Call (626) 399-3695 or visit bonniebssmokin.com.

CROSSROADS TRADING CO. Crossroads Trading Co. is a new and recycled fashion retailer that has been serving its fashionable and environmentally conscious customers since 1991. Crossroads allows customers to sell their gently used clothing for cash or trade in our store, keeping that garment out of a landfill. In the process, shoppers have a chance to buy great name brand and designer clothing at a greatly discounted price. Crossroads Trading Co., 104 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena. Call (626) 793-2000 or visit crossroadstrading.com.

THE BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS OF PASADENA The Boys & Girls Clubs of Pasadena promotes the health, safety, education, social, vocational and character development of boys and girls ages 5 through 17. The club’s goal is to improve the lives of children by helping them build self-assurance and develop leadership skills while reinforcing positive

DELPHI ACADEMY Delphi Academy, a K-12 school on a beautiful 10-acre campus surrounded by equestrian trails, offers an exciting summer program of fun, challenging experiences and enrichment activities for students of all ages. It gives young people the opportunity to learn new things and make new friends. Activities include

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adventurous camping & day trips to the beach, aquarium, Imax, Greyhound Rescue, Castaic Lake, a wild animal show, hiking to a waterfall, sports, cultural theme weeks, movie making, urban outdoor survival week, and much more. Visit delphila.org. DR. MARILYN MEHLMAUER Having smooth, youthful skin is the first step to feeling great about your appearance. Dr. Marilyn Mehlmauer offers a wide variety of solutions for any problem areas on your face. Whether you have lines, wrinkles or acne, we have a remedy to restore the elasticity and refine the appearance of your skin. Visit us and explore our facial rejuvenation treatment options. Schedule your consultation today by calling (626) 585-9474. DRUCKER SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT The Drucker School of Management in Claremont offers a world-class graduate management education through our MBA, Executive MBA, Financial Engineering and Arts Management degree programs. Our programs infuse Peter Drucker’s principle of management as a liberal art along with our core strengths in strategy and leadership. We offer individualized, flexible course scheduling, an innovative curriculum focusing on values-based management, and the opportunity to learn from world-renowned faculty. To learn more, visit drucker.cgu.edu. GERRISH SWIM AND TENNIS CLUB Swim America Programs are all taught by members of the American Swimming Coaches Association, who are certified swimming instructors and experts in the proper development of stroke technique. Does your child deserve less than the best? We teach your child to swim like a pro with expert technique from the very first day in the water. Gerrish Swim and Tennis Club, 2713 New York Drive, Pasadena. Visit teamunify.com. GIRL SCOUTS Get ready for the summer of a lifetime with Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles. Discover the camp that fits your interests, including science and technology, high adventure, drama, arts and crafts, horseback riding, marine settings and more. Included are Day Camp Programs, weeklong themed camps, Specialty Overnight Camps and Specialty Day Camps. Sessions begin in June. GSGLA Summer camps are open to girls grades 1-12 (K for select camps). Visit girlscoutsla.org or call (626) 677-3600.

KIDSART June through August KidsArt-Pasadena offers a variety of week-long summer camps designed to broaden perception, abilities and desire for many different media, as well as spark an interest for learning as a young artist. Camps are offered to children ages 4 and up and include Clay Sculpture, Anime/Cartooning, Figure Drawing, Storybook (ages 4-6), Monster Workshop and A Palette of Art. Visit kidsartclases.com or call (626) 577-7802. KIDSPACE CHILDREN’S MUSEUM Our mission is to provide creative environments that inspire learning through self-directed, interactive experiences and play in the arts, sciences and humanities that enrich children, families and the community. Southern California’s premier children’s museum offers over three acres of interactive learning environments with age-appropriate programs and activities for children pre-K to grade 4. A trip here is your child’s all-access pass to a full day of learning and play! Kidspace Children’s Museum, 480 N. Arroyo Blvd., Pasadena. Call (626) 449-9144 or visit kidspacemuseum.org. LA CAÑADA PREPARATORY La Cañada Preparatory focuses on each student’s needs through an individualized curriculum. Low teacher-to-student ratios have led to outstanding results with students learning at an accelerated pace. Classroom work is accompanied by enrichment programs that include art, music, Spanish, computer science, physical education and the performing arts. Each campus features a state-of-theart computer lab along with a fully equipped art room. La Cañada Preparatory, 4490 Cornishon Ave., La Cañada Flintridge. Visit thelearningcastle.com. LA MUSIC ACADEMY Founded in 1996, the LA Music Academy College of Music is regarded as one of the premiere music schools in the world for students who desire an intimate and friendly, yet serious and rigorous contemporary music education. Accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music, the school offers AA degrees and diplomas in music production (music producer major) and music performance for drums, bass, vocals or guitar (guitar performance major and artist development emphasis). LA Music Academy, 370 S. Fair Oaks Ave., Pasadena. Visit lamusicacademy.edu or call (626) 5688850 or (800) 960-4715 (US only).

GRAND PERFORMANCES For the past 21 years, Grand Performances presents free performing arts (music, dance, theatre, even film) that reflect the best of global culture and inspire community among the diverse peoples of Los Angeles. Grand Performances (GP) is Southern California’s largest presenter of free performing arts programs and a landmark nonprofit arts institution established with a primary focus on bringing together the diverse people of Los Angeles. Grand Performances, 350 S. Grand Ave., Los Angeles. Visit grandperformances.org or call (213) 687-2190.

LA SALLE HIGH SCHOOL 2011 Summer Academy & Sports Camp La Salle High School is dedicated to excellent student performance in academics, arts and athletics. La Salle Summer Academic Institute is for 5th to 12th graders from June 20 to July 21. Courses provide opportunities to hone skills and to learn new concepts in the more relaxed environment of summer. Students earn high school academic credit in some courses, and many courses satisfy UC standards. Sports camps are available throughout the summer for student athletes. Call (626) 696-4300.

HIGH POINT ACADEMY High Point Academy will be offering a number of enrichment classes, including mock trial, woodworking, water games, photography, cooking, dance, music, computer games, and movie making. Sports include: golf, bowling, basketball, football, rock climbing and volleyball. Arts and crafts include: painting, jewelry making, scrapbooking and mini soldier painting. Our summer school continues to offer options for incoming kindergarteners during the summer. High Point Academy, 1720 Kinneloa Canyon Road, Pasadena. Call (626) 798-8989 or visit highpointacademy.org

LEVITT PAVILION The Levitt Pavilion Pasadena presents an annual summer series of 50 free concerts under the stars at the historic Memorial Park band shell in the heart of Old Pasadena. To date, we have provided the community with 400 outstanding free concerts, bringing people from all walks of life together to enjoy a shared evening of great music, beautiful weather, a warm and friendly ambience, and a true feeling of community. Designed to appeal to people of all ages, backgrounds and tastes, our summer festival entertains audiences of over 55,000 each year. Call (626) 683-3230 or visit levittpavilionpasadena.org.

ISLAND PACKER CRUISE Established in 1968, Island Packer Cruise is the exclusive boat concessionaire to the Channel Islands National Park and operates year round from Ventura and Channel Islands Harbor. Half-day and all-day nature tours are available to hike, camp or kayak on one of five of the northern Channel Islands. There are whale watching trips in the summer and winter months, as well as opportunities to view pelagic birds, dolphins, seals, sea lions and other marine wildlife. We also offer coastal tall ship sails and dinner cruises. Visit islandpackers.com or call (805) 642-1393.

LOS ANGELES CHILDREN’S RIDING CENTER Los Angeles Children’s Riding Center offers English riding, equitation, vaulting, and jumping lessons for ages 6 through adult. In addition, we have Day Camps and a Show Team that competes throughout the year. We also have riding programs specially developed for public and private education, Girl Scout, Camp Fire, birthday parties, enrichment groups and community youth organizations. Sign up now for our Saturday & Summer Horse Camps! Call (818) 768-5470 or visit lachildrensridingcenter.com.

JUSTINE SHERMAN & ASSOCIATES, INC. Justine Sherman & Associates is a nonpublic agency serving the speech-language, orofacial myology and educational needs of young toddlers through adults. The agency strives to provide clients with exceptional therapy and support so that they may achieve their greatest potential. We design customized treatment plans with personalized measurable goals and objectives for each client. These goals are met through individual or group therapy sessions conducted by our certified and licensed speech-language pathologists. Visit justineshermanslp.com or call (626) 355-1729.

MAKE SPACE ARTS MakeSpace ARTS is a studio providing arts education, enrichment and entertainment for all ages. We facilitate toddler art making in the mornings, K-12 art classes, and portfolio prep after school, and adult classes. We offer summer camp for students 6-14. Our studio space is an excellent party venue and it is available on the weekends for birthdays and special events. Make Space Arts, 2797 E. Foothill Blvd., Suite 100, Pasadena. Visit makespacearts.com or call (626) 888-5600. — c o n t i nu e d o n p a g e 2 4

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Hahamongna Park, Pasadena • Pre-Camp (ages 3-5) • Day Camp (1st-6th grade) • Outpost (6th-9th grade) Arcadia County Park, Arcadia • TSC Too! (age 4-4th grade)

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SUMMER JAZZ SERIES AT DESCANSO GARDENS 1418 Descanso Drive, La Cañada Flintridge (626) 792-7677 descansogardens.org June 23 – Jimmy Branly percussionist June 30 – Elliott Caine, East Coast jazz and bebop July 7 – Gonzalo Bergara, Gypsy jazz and tango July 14 – Sammy Miller, up-and17 coming jazz drummer July 21 – Mitchell Long and Café Atlantico, Brazilian tunes w/ Portuguese vocals July 28 – Kristin Korb, California cool bass and vocals Aug. 4 – Bob Sheppard, reed player with straight-ahead jazz

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MARANATHA HIGH SCHOOL Maranatha, a college preparatory Christian high school, offers an educational experience in which individual talents are celebrated and nurtured. The school’s athletic program boasts 44 competitive teams in 18 sports and features state-of-the-art facilities. Performing arts students showcase their talents on stage at the renowned Ambassador Auditorium. Students are challenged with 29 AP and Honors courses, and every student can find their niche in one of the 19 student clubs. Discover the Maranatha Difference! Maranatha High School, 169 S. St. John Ave., Pasadena. Call (626) 817-4000 or visit maranatha-hs.org. MB2 RACEWAY MB2 Raceway is a new regional symbol of Southern California’s love of racing and race culture. We’re an enterprise that delivers motor sports enthusiasts a much needed outlet to fulfill their “need for speed” in an exciting, friendly and dynamic race environment. Our two 60,000 square foot indoor racing facilities house professionally designed quarter-mile road race courses that provide challenging racing to the most experienced of drivers. It’s also fun and exciting for the general public! MB2 Raceway: 13943 Balboa Blvd., Sylmar/1475 Lawrence Drive, Thousand Oaks. Visit mb2raceway.com OJAI WINE FESTIVAL Come soak in the beauty of Lake Casitas while participating in one of the most enjoyable wine festivals in California on Sunday, June 12, at the Ojai Wine Festival. Wine and beer tasting, food, live music and dancing, arts and crafts vendors, free boat rides, a premiere Wine by the Glass Lounge and a silent wine auction are just some of the fun you can experience at our 25th annual event. Visit ojaiwinefestival.com. OH! U BEAUTY MED DAY SPA Look and feel great this summer! It only makes sense that people all over America are using today’s simple and affordable procedures to look younger and improve their appearances. In three short years, Oh! U Beauty has become one of the leading providers of medical aesthetic treatments in Southern California by rewriting the book on value for medical spas; staffing some of the industry’s most elite aesthetic professionals within a beautiful, relaxing and fun medical spa facility. Oh! U Beauty Medical Spa, 130 N. Brand Blvd., Glendale. Call (818) 551-1682 or visit oubeauty.com. PASADENA CERTIFIED FARMERS MARKET Tuesdays — Villa Parke Center Wednesdays — Shoppers Lane/South Lake Saturdays — Victory Park Enjoy fresh local fruits, vegetables and farm products! If you have never been to a Farmers Market, you are in for a real treat. You'll love the experience of buying directly from the farmer that grows the food. What you'll love even more is the fresh, delicious taste of locally grown, nutritious fruits, vegetables and farm products. Our certified vendors only sell what they grow. Or, to put it another way, they won't sell you anything that they did not grow. You know where your food came from and who grew it for you! The market is cash only, and we accept EBT (Electronic Benefit Transfer). Open rain or shine. Call (626) 449-0179 or visit pasadenafarmersmarket.org. PASADENA LANGUAGE CENTER Learn Arabic, Armenian, ASL, Cantonese, Chinese, Croatian, Danish, Dutch, Farsi, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Italian, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Nepali, Norwegian, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Swahili, Swedish, Tagalog, Thai and Vietnamese. We offer small group classes for beginner, intermediate and advanced students. Our language programs include weekly and weekend immersion lessons or private instruction. Our classes are affordable so anyone can learn a new language. Pasadena Language Center, 46 Smith Alley, Suite 240, Pasadena. Call (626) 844-5003 or visit pasadenalanguage.com. PRO FITNESS NETWORK Our studio environment emphasizes safety, superb quality and value with every service we provide. We specialize in custom-designed programs that maximize results for your time and money. Leave those impersonal, crowded health clubs behind; we are passionate about what we do and celebrate our clients’ victories as if they were our own. Our certified personal trainers, kettle bell strength trainers and Pilates instructors will create a customized workout specifically designed to help you achieve your individual goals. Pro Fitness Network, 183 E. Glenarm St., Pasadena. Visit profitnessnetwork.com or call (626) 799-7243. REACH REACH Professional In-Home Tutoring is California’s premier in-home tutoring service. We operate under a simple philosophy that has proven successful; provide affordable one-on-one tutoring using credentialed teachers and a team to guide your child’s progress.The SGV Region of REACH covers areas in LA County from Altadena to La Verne and Monterey Park to Pomona. Our goal is your child’s success! Visit reachprotutoring.com or call (877) 947-3224. SAN PASCUAL STABLES San Pascual Stables is a year-round, full-service equestrian facility specializing in Hunter/Jumper training. Instruction is available for children and adults, beginners to advanced. Our knowledgeable and professional trainers have many years of experience and have competed in national and

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international riding circuits. Boarding is also available with a variety of choices to meet all budgets. Summer Camp highlights include riding lessons, games on horseback, horsemanship clinics, arts and crafts and a Friday Finale Horse Show. San Pascual Stables, 221 San Pascual Ave., South Pasadena. Visit sanpascualstables.net or call (323) 258-3999. SANTA ANITA FAMILY YMCA The Santa Anita Family YMCA offers a variety of programs and events to meet the needs of our community including Aquatics, Camp, Child Care, Family, Health & Fitness and various Sports. Additional programs include Art and Youth & Government leadership. YRewards is an exclusive benefit that allows YMCA members to enjoy savings at a select group of area businesses. Present your membership card to receive your discount. Check our website for participating businesses. Santa Anita Family YMCA, 501 S. Mountain Ave., Monrovia. Visit safymca.org or call (626) 359-9244. SCHOOL OF ROCK–NORTH HOLLYWOOD With more than a decade of successful experience teaching music, School of Rock is the national leader in music education for kids from second grade through high school. Students learn from professional musicians in an interactive environment combining weekly private lessons and structured group rehearsals. Areas of instruction include guitar, drums, keyboards, bass guitar and vocals, and we accept students of all abilities — from kids just starting out to advanced players. Call (818) 980-1522 or visit schoolofrock.com. SOUTH PASADENA FARMERS’ MARKET The South Pasadena Farmers’ Market is located near the Metro Gold Line Station in historic South Pasadena. Spring and summer hours are 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. The market has been selected to be part of the 2011 Toyota Farm to Table Tour that celebrates local cuisine across the country. The tour visited April 14 during normal market hours. Local chefs paired with local farmers to provide free tastings. The newest Toyota Prius was showcased. Visit southpasadenafarmersmarket.org. SOUTHWESTERN ACADEMY Southwestern Academy, a place where you can belong and grow, is a college preparatory boarding/day school that has two beautiful campuses in Southern California and northern Arizona. Small classes and a faculty/student ratio of 1:6 assure that students receive the individual attention and advice they need from dedicated teachers. Our goal is to prepare our students to be lifelong learners, critical thinkers and self-motivated leaders. Visit southwesternacademy.edu and see why you belong at Southwestern. SUMMER ART ACADEMY Cooking Camp comes to La Cañada High School this Summer! Starting June 20, the Cooking Academy invites your child to take an exciting culinary journey during our various, one-week summer Cooking Camp sessions, each taught by experienced Le Cordon Bleu trained chefs. Don't wait. Classes will fill quickly as it is our first year in La Cañada! Enroll online at summerartacademy.com and create a freshly baked family memory today! Call us at (866) 507-COOK for more information! SUPERCAMP SuperCamp a unique summer enrichment program that inspires excellence in middle school, high school and college students with its combination of learning skills and life skills that help raise students’ grades, confidence and motivation. At SuperCamp, campers learn about the 8 Keys of Excellence, eight character traits that help them in school and in their personal lives. SuperCamp is holding sessions this summer at Loyola Marymount, Stanford, Brown and six other prestigious universities nationwide. Visit supercamp.com or call (800) 285-3276. TOM SAWYER CAMP Tom Sawyer Camp is a pioneer in youth camping in Southern California. Over the years, the camp has maintained the strong commitment that every child should experience through carefree, constructive activities in the out-of-doors, just like Tom Sawyer and Becky Thatcher. Positive reinforcement from caring adults, the thrill of horseback riding and the chance to go out and get dirty are some of the reasons that thousands of children reflect upon their Tom Sawyer or Becky Thatcher experience with fond and happy memories. Visit tomsawyercamps.com or call (626) 794-1156. TUTTI GELATI Tutti Gelati gives you a scrumptious taste of Italy with hand-crafted gelato and sorbet using traditional recipes and fresh cream, hand-picked fruit, chocolate, nuts, liquors and other quality ingredients. Stop in for a cup or cone, or pick up pints or quarts to take home. For parties or meetings, order eight- or 12-cup trays in your favorite flavors. For larger events, request the Tutti Gelati gelato cart. Tutti Gelati, 62 W. Union St., Pasadena. Visit tuttigelati.com or call (626) 440-9800.


SCHOOL OF ROCK NORTH HOLLYWOOD offers one and two week summer rock music camps. Most of our camps are perfect for musicians ages 8-18 who have some musical experience. Students will develop their musicianship and learn new skills. School of Rock camps emphasize live performance. School of Rock camps are a great introduction to the School of Rock or a perfect complement to our year-round program!

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PERFORMANCE CAMP Session 1: June 20th – June 24th Session 2: June 27th – July 1st Session 3: July 11th – July 15th Session 4: July 18th – July 22nd Session 5: July 25th – July 29th SONGWRITING & RECORDING CAMP August 1st – August 12th For More Information: Hollywood@SchoolOfRock.com or 818.980.1522

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EMMA STONE IN “THE HELP”

SUMMEROF SURPRISES ABANDON ALL HOPE THAT ANY BUT A FEW SUMMER FILMS WILL ACTUALLY BE WORTH SEEING By Carl Kozlowski

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Summer used to be the best time of the year to see movies: First it was “Jaws,” then other summer releases to follow included “Raiders of the Lost Ark,”“Ghostbusters” and “Jurassic Park.” But Hollywood has sadly started chasing the easy bucks over the last few years, and this summer features a dire schedule in which 16 films — ranging from “Thor” on May 6 to “Final Destination 5” on Aug. 26 — are either superhero films or sequels working on their last legs, err, final installments. Those movies are all going to make bank anyway, so in the interest of steering PW readers to fresher film ideas, we’ve selected 11 movies we think are bright spots on an otherwise lackluster summer movie-going horizon. —continued on page 32

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“THE BEAVER” (MAY 20): This quirky indie film will draw lots of free

publicity because it stars the controversial Mel Gibson in a role that sadly seems tailor-made for him: a mentally troubled man with plenty of personality issues. The twist here is that the man finds redemption by learning to express himself with the help of a beaver hand-puppet. Longtime Gibson friend Jodie Foster wrote and directed this project, so the buzz on this is actually quite positive. “BRIDESMAIDS” (MAY 13): These days, we all could use some belly

laughs, so I’ve included a few broad comedies on this list, including this film, which could mark the breakout movie-star role of longtime “SNL” favorite and perpetual supporting film actress Kristen Wiig. Wiig co-wrote the script, which features her as a longtime loser at love who goes to crazy lengths to do the job right when “BAD TEACHER” her best friend asks her to be her maid of honor — and everything goes insanely wrong. Bonus points for this one because it’s directed by Paul Feig, who frequently helms episodes for TV cult classics like “Freaks & Geeks.”

advances of a gym teacher played by Jason Segel of “I Love You Man” fame. This is written by two of the best writers from “The Office,” and Jake Kasdan is a red-hot young comedy director, so hopes are high that the laughs delivered here will be big. “LARRY CROWNE” (JULY 1): This is likely the summer’s best film for adults, pairing Julia Roberts with Tom Hanks in the first film he’s written and directed since his 1996 classic “That Thing You Do!” Here he’s taking on the recession in this dramedy of a man who loses a great job along with his home and decides to restart his life by retraining with a colorful group of community college outcasts — all while falling in love with his married teacher.

“LARRY CROWNE” “HORRIBLE BOSSES”

“THE TREE OF LIFE” (MAY 27):

This could be one of the biggest artistic films of the year, with legendary director Terence Malick (“Days of Heaven,” “The Thin Blue Line”) teaming Brad Pitt and Sean Penn in a tale about a man’s quest for “30 MINUTES OR LESS” the true meaning of life while he attempts to redeem his relationship with his father.

“COWBOYS & ALIENS” (JULY 29): The other most

creative big blast of summer besides “Super 8” is this film, which has Daniel Craig and Harrison Ford as two tough cowboys who have to lead the battle to save their Old West town from alien invasion. So crazy it actually seems clever, this film has the added bonus of being directed by Jon Favreau, the Man behind “Iron Man.”

“SUPER 8” (JUNE 8):

Mega-producer J.J. Abrams (TV’s “Lost”) returns to the director’s chair with his first film since 2009’s “Star Trek” reboot in what could be could be the ultimate blast of the summer. The film has been shrouded in intense mystery ala “Cloverfield,” another Abrams production, but it centers on a train wreck that hits a small town in 1978 just as some kids are making a Super 8 movie. Soon all hell’s breaking loose in town, and the kids and sheriff have to stand up against a threat to their town’s existence “MR. POPPER’S PENGUINS” (JUNE 22): Perhaps the most unique family

film of the summer stars Jim Carrey back in his wild and crazy comedic element in this adaptation of a classic children’s book of a man who unexpectedly receives a penguin in the mail and soon finds himself overrun by a dozen of them, leading to a mayhem-filled stage show tour. “BAD TEACHER” (JUNE 24): This wicked-sounding R-rated comedy features Cameron Diaz as a teacher who swears, drinks and gets high while waiting to marry rich and quit teaching. Her fiancé dumps her, leading her to ruthlessly chase down Justin Timberlake while fighting off the crazed 32 | P A S A D E N A

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“HORRIBLE BOSSES” (JULY 8): This all-star dark comedy features Jason Bateman, Jason Sudeikis, Jennifer Aniston, Kevin Spacey, Jamie Foxx and several more big-name actors in the story of three guys who hatch a plan to kill their mean bosses only to find their poorly hatched plan backfiring in what sounds like an update of “Ruthless People.”

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“30 MINUTES OR LESS” (AUG. 12): Red-hot Jesse Eisenberg follows up “The Social Network” by returning to the wild and crazy antics of his superbly entertaining “Zombieland” with that “COWBOYS & ALIENS” film’s director Ruben Fleischer in an action comedy about a pizza delivery guy who’s forced to rob a bank by three criminals (including comedy anti-hero supreme Danny McBride). However, he is so scared that he ropes in his former best friend (played by America’s fastest-rising standup comic Aziz Ansari) for the disastrous plan that ensues. Top-notch casting and a terrific director make this my pick as the comedy of the summer. “THE HELP” (AUG. 12): Emma Stone broke out as a movie star with the comedy “Easy A” last fall, and now she’s showing her dramatic chops with the story of a Southern sorority girl in the 1960s who turns her town upside down when she starts asking the town’s African-American maids to speak their minds on their lives for a book she’s writing. This feels like Oscar bait in the middle of summer and should provide serious viewers with a film worth watching. ■

PHOTOS: © Columbia Pictures (“Bad Teacher,” “30 Minutes or Less”); © Universal Pictures (“Larry Crowne,” “Cowboys & Aliens”); John P. Johnson (“Horrible Bosses”);

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