Hometown Pasadena: The Insider's Guide

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Prospect Park Publishing, 2006 - Travel - 256 pages
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Hometown Pasadena is a new breed of city guide, an in-depth, personality-rich, four-color book written by locals for locals. The five co-authors"???????"Colleen Dunn Bates, Jill Ganon, Sandy Gillis, Mel Malmberg and Mary Jane Horton"???????"are all longtime San Gabriel Valley residents, and the foreword authors are Larry Mantle (from NPR's KPCC) and Larry Wilson (editor of the Pasadena Star-News). The book is rich in history, arts, culture, restaurants, gardens, architecture, children's activities, sports and much more, and it is filled with interviews with people who make a difference in the community. It is written and designed with wit, style and intelligence. Hometown Pasadena became an immediate success, going into its fourth printing in less than one year. 256 pages, four-color throughout, flexibound binding with flaps, extensive photography and color maps
 

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Contents

But First a Word from Two Guys Named Larry
4
Historic
25
Smart
39
Architectural
55
Horticultural
75
Famous
91
Reaching Out
113
Entertaining
155
Athletic
181
Childlike
213
On the Train
229
Index
249
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Sandy Gillis is a co-author of Hometown Pasadena as well as a wholesale florist, garden consultant and all-around horticulturist. She lives in Altadena, where she grows roses and raises chickens and children (not necessarily in that order).

Jill Alison Ganon is a co-author of Hometown Pasadena and the author of several books for HarperCollins, including Twins! Pregnancy, Birth and the First Year of Life. A former managing editor of American Bungalow, she lives in an Arts & Crafts house in Southwest Pasadena.

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