Stephen Hawking to give public talk Tuesday at Caltech

Famed theoretical physicist and cosmologist Stephen Hawking will be at Caltech on Tuesday for a free public lecture.
From insights into the birth of the cosmos, the death of black holes, and even the future of the human race, Hawking’s contributions to science are innumerable.
His presentation in Beckman Auditorium will be designed for general audiences, providing a rare opportunity to see Hawking in person and to get a glimpse into the workings of a great contemporary mind.
There’s already a steady buzz building around the event, so here’s a helpful reminder: Get there early.
Tuesday, Jan. 18, at 8 p.m. at Caltech’s Beckman Auditorium, 332 S. Michigan Ave., Pasadena. Free, no tickets or reservations required. Arrive early to ensure seating.
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Your guide to the 2011 Rose Parade, with floats and entries in order of appearance

Click into the interactive edition of Rose Magazine, below, for a complete viewing program guide to the 122nd Rose Parade, including the Grand Marshal, float entries, marching bands and equestrian teams, in order of appearance.

Former first lady Laura Bush to sign copies of her memoir at Vroman’s in Pasadena next week

Ahead of her book-signing appearance next week at Vroman’s in Pasadena, former first lady Laura Bush appeared on “Oprah” yesterday to talk about the release of her new memoir, “Spoken from the Heart.”
She talked with Oprah about her involvement in a 1963 fatal car crash, in which a teenage Bush ran a stop sign in Midland, Texas, and slammed into another car. The crash claimed the life of her high-school classmate, who was in the other car. Bush writes about the fallout from the accident in her book.
Bush also talked on the show about her romance with future President George W. Bush — the couple dated for just three months before getting married — and about being in the White House during the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.
Vroman’s staff tweeted yesterday about the Secret Service, which visited the bookstore to make preparations for Bush’s Tuesday appearance.
If you’re planning to attend the signing, please read the guidelines posted by Vroman’s.
Tuesday, May 11, signing at 1 p.m., guests must be in line by 11:30 a.m., Vroman’s Bookstore, 695 E. Colorado Blvd.
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Tim Gunn of ‘Project Runway’ makes an appearance at Kate Spade in Pasadena

“If getting fashion right were easy, everyone would look fabulous. This is a pretty good-looking Kate Spade crowd, but not everyone does look fabulous.”
— Tim Gunn, telling it like it is, at Kate Spade yesterday in Old Pasadena
Make it work, people!
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