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. The first edition of Hometown Pasadena became an immediate success, going into its fourth printing in less than one year. The new edition of Hometown Pasadena is thoroughly updated, with more pages, a new chapter, and lots of great new information.