Chicken Pot Pie from Scratch »

It feels like winter. Of course by that I mean a Southern California winter, not the minus -5℉ my sister was experiencing in southern New Hampshire after another nor’easter hit the area. But temperatures dipped just enough before my walk to allow me to don a sweater and wrap a...

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Eat & Drink

Eats on the Streets: Taste of South Pasadena

Eats on the Streets: Taste of South Pasadena »

From Poke Salad Bar to Radhika, from Aro Latin to The Moo on Mission, and from Señor Fish to Heirloom Bakery, check out the variety of sweet and savory offerings at Taste of South Pasadena: Eats on the Streets on April 17. For $35, attendees may taste test signature dishes...

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Kid Stuff

Jungle Book at the Playhouse

Jungle Book at the Playhouse »

One of the plusses of parenthood is being able to relive our favorite stories, from favorite books like Seuss’s A Wocket in My Pocket to cherished films like the 1964 classic Mary Poppins. Where the Wild Things Are, Harold and the Purple Crayon, The Snowy Day, Bread & Jam for Francis, and...

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Home & Garden

Bungalow Heaven 2018

Bungalow Heaven 2018 »

We find it difficult to get enough of a bungalow fix. We drove up and down the streets of Bungalow Heaven last week wishing, as our head swiveled right and left, right and left, that we’d had the time to walk the streets rather than drive at a crawl. But...

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Talk of Our Towns

¡Loteria! IV »

¡Loteria! IV

We’re always happy when it’s time once again for Cactus Gallery’s “¡Loteria!” group show. What is loteria? We’re grateful to have Cactus Gallery owner Sandra Mastroianni explain: Loteria is...

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Transit to Trails: Bus to Sam Merrill Trailhead »

Transit to Trails: Bus to Sam Merrill Trailhead

Hail, hiking enthusiasts! A 6-month pilot bus service will shuttle hikers from Memorial Park (a Gold Line stop) to the Sam Merrill Trailhead from April 7 to September...

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Fiore Market Cafe

Write Here

The Last Letter »

The Last Letter

You told me be another and taped her bio to my face—curls alight at every curve. Couldn’t because— my hair split at each end—I’m not. Since then, my...

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Creative Types

Michele Zack & the Lisu »

Michele Zack & the Lisu

“You don’t need to be fascinated already by the Lisu to be fascinated by Michele Zack’s spectacular new book about the Lisu. You just need to start on...

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Good Deeds

Collaborate PASadena »

Collaborate PASadena

Collaborate PASadena invites one and all to come together at the lovely and renovated La Casita del Arroyo to hear from specialists who want to assist neighborhoods to...

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Darrell Done
Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

You Better Shop Around

Luna Lotus Jewels »

Luna Lotus Jewels

Karina Barrero is a Pasadena resident and owner of Luna Lotus Jewels. She exhibits at such social events as the West Elm Pop-Up and the Urban Air Market in Los Angeles. Barrero mentions on her site that as a child she didn’t have a lot of funds to spend on clothing and jewelry. So, she […]...

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Red Hen Open House & Imagination Dead Imagine »

Red Hen Open House & Imagination Dead Imagine

Red Hen Press is a small publishing house and a marvelous local gem. In late April and early May, Red Hen invites the public to two events: one a party/book launch/art show and the other a musical/theatrical exclusive engagement.   Red Hen Open House, Sunday, April 22 at 5 p.m. It’s going to be a party! […]...

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Wasted! »


The Huntington, Huntington Hospitality, LA Kitchen, and Chefs Collaborative invite you to “Wasted! The Story of Food Waste” with a screening of this documentary, a post-film panel with local chefs, and a reception featuring local restaurants. “Wasted!” the documentary… If a documentary about global food waste and its remedies doesn’t sound mouthwatering, think again, for […]...

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Ensemble Shakes: Hamlet »

Ensemble Shakes: Hamlet

“Horatio, Hamlet’s friend, is finally ready to tell his story.” Shakespeare’s Hamlet has been adapted by Brian White and and The Ensemble Shakespeare Theater‘s Artistic Director Brian Elerding direct this journey as Horatio “watches his friend deal with grief, madness, family, revenge, and… a substance abuse issue.” Lineage Performing Arts Center presents “Ensemble Shakes” and its […]...

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History Buff

Historic Marguerita Lane »

Historic Marguerita LaneThanks to Sarah Emery Bunn at Walking Pasadena and Diana Britt, respectively, for a couple of photos and local history (via Pasadena Heritage) about historic Marguerita Lane… Retired dentist Alexander Schutt (family was Canadian immigrants,...

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What We're Reading

Amy Winehouse: Before Frank »

Amy Winehouse: Before FrankBefore Frank refers to the life and times of Amy Winehouse before her burst out of obscurity, before the whirl of fame, admiration, recognition, criticism, and judgment. Before her death on July 23, 2011. Photographer...

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Photo Op.

Inaugural “Intersection” Festival »

Inaugural “Intersection” FestivalOur gratitude to Lyd and Mo of Lyd & Mo Photography for sharing their experiences and photographs of the inaugural “Intersection” Playhouse District Festival…   On the last Saturday of a hot summer in August, we celebrated with music & art at the block of Colorado & El Molino. It’s a free end-of-the summer street...

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Altadena Blog

Altadenablog is now AltadenaPoint

Altadenablog is now AltadenaPoint

Our new website is up live, and this one will no longer be updated. Go...

Jan 22, 2014 / More »

The Public Eye

Serene at the seminar

Serene at the seminar

Reporter Serene Branson, a migraineur herself, emceed a recent seminar on migraine research at Huntington...

Jun 13, 2012 / More »

Pas. Daily Photo

Onward Upward Forward Through

Onward Upward Forward Through

Remember Zen Monday? This was #37 from 2009, a photo taken of me by my husband,...

Mar 25, 2016 / More »

Pasadena PIO

Free Events — On Hold

Free Events — On Hold

My weekly free events blog posts are on hold until this coronavirus crisis is over....

Mar 21, 2020 / More »

Vroman's Blog

Why You Should Take Your Students to Cincinnati

Why You Should Take Your Students to Cincinnati

Photos courtesy of the Cincinnati Museum Center Cincinnati might not have a big name for...

Aug 8, 2018 / More »

JPL Blog

Slice of History: Mariner Mars 1964 Solar Panel Test

Slice of History: Mariner Mars 1964 Solar Panel Test

By Julie Cooper Each month in “Slice of History” we feature a historical photo from...

Sep 30, 2014 / More »

A Pasadena Latina

Been more absent than present on FB

Been more absent than present on FB

Some years ago when I first started writing this blog, my intent was to use...

Jan 2, 2018 / More »

Chaos Chronicles

The College-Bound Chronicles Podcast 120: SAT Shake-Up and Gap Year Update

The College-Bound Chronicles Podcast 120: SAT Shake-Up and Gap Year Update

New podcast posted! Breaking news in the college admissions world.. The College-Bound Chronicles 120: SAT...

Mar 17, 2014 / More »

KPCC Blogs

A Look At The Life And Legacy Of Soul Musician Bill Withers

A Look At The Life And Legacy Of Soul Musician Bill Withers

Bill Withers speaks onstage at Reel To Reel: Chuck Berry: Brown Eyed Handsome Man at...

Apr 3, 2020 / More »

Eastsider LA

The Eastsider is getting a makeover

The Eastsider is getting a makeover

Hi, Readers! Expect big changes on The Eastsider tomorrow, April 2. We are scheduled to...

Apr 1, 2019 / More »

Glimpses of S. Pas.



by Laurie Allee Thanks for stopping by my virtual South Pasadena front porch! In 2018  Glimpses...

Jul 29, 2019 / More »


The Go Go New Year’s Eve: Fancy Fetes, Complimentary Drink Crawl, Where to Recover + More

The Go Go New Year’s Eve: Fancy Fetes, Complimentary Drink Crawl, Where to Recover + More

The Go Go: Where to party, what to drink, how to do it responsibly and the best places to recover. Happy New Year,...

Dec 29, 2014 / More »
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