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Thai Crab Fried Rice »

A few years ago, when I worked at a small marketing communications firm in Old Pasadena, I became a regular at a local Thai restaurant. A colleague and I never grew tired of sharing the lunch special four times a week at our desks. The owner Sue, aware of our frugal...

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Eat & Drink

Food As Art

Food As Art »

South Pasadena’s Arts Crawl involves art of all kinds, including the culinary variety. Michelle Hohman’s Urban Kitchen is celebrating it’s one-year anniversary on October 18th with “Food As Art.” Hohman has invited Chef Beer Vee to conduct an interactive cooking demonstration, sharing his “artful” French macarons, truffles, and other treats. For...

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Kid Stuff

Halloween Fun, Halloween Haunts

Halloween Fun, Halloween Haunts »

Kidspace Pumpkin Festival Saturday & Sunday, Oct. 18th-19th, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Have the kids wear their costumes and they can join the costume parade. Visit the pumpkin patch and pick out a Halloween pumpkin. Crafts and activities will be offered, as well as face painting, a petting zoo, live music and...

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Home & Garden

Way of Tea at Storrier Stearns Japanese Garden

Way of Tea at Storrier Stearns Japanese Garden »

Chado, Sado, Chanoyu. It’s the Way of Tea. This highly choreographed ritual is the Japanese ceremonial preparation and presentation of matcha or green tea, “a sacred tea ceremony (that) embodies harmony, respect, and tranquility.” Preparing tea in this ceremony means pouring all one’s attention into the predefined movements. The whole process...

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Talk of Our Towns

Lowriders & Pakistani Jingle Trucks »

Lowriders & Pakistani Jingle Trucks

They’re known as “moving art”—trucks and buses that Pakistani owners have tricked out and dressed to the nines. Amazing Stuff writes: “All across Pakistan, this rolling folk art has...

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Dollmakers III »

Dollmakers III

Dolls. Everywhere dolls. Dolls that are cute and whimsical. Dolls that are mystical and seem imparted with soul. Dolls that are odd and quirky. Dolls that are peculiar...

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Every Man an Immigrant »

Every Man an Immigrant

Back home on Long Island my father’s family of origin knew within an Irish radius of 20 miles where his family had come from. A one-room straw and...

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Creative Types

Kate Douvan: Greetings from South Pasadena »

Kate Douvan: Greetings from South Pasadena

South Pasadena resident and illustrator, graphic designer, and artist Kate Douvan has just released a “souvenir tea towel” that celebrates her town. She was kind enough to answer...

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Good Deeds

Week Without Violence »

Week Without Violence

Nearly 20 years ago, YWCA USA created “Week Without Violence” in order to “mobilize people in communities across the United States to take action against all forms of...

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Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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Ginger Corner Market »

Ginger Corner Market

“You just need the guts to do it,” says Ginger Corner Market, owner Liz Hollingsworth. After having spent a decade in corporate catering she wanted a change, she wanted to “do” something. So taking the plunge, at a spot a couple of blocks south of Colorado and a handful of streets east of Lake, Liz took [...]...

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Events

Holiday Memory Writing Workshop »

Holiday Memory Writing Workshop

Writing your life, two pages at a time. James E. Birren was a man immersed in aging. The study of aging. Gerontology. Mortality and well-being. After decades in this career, his thoughts seem to have naturally evolved… I found myself increasingly interested in topics that were outside conventional psychology. In my graduate seminar, I introduced [...]...

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Funerary Art & Candlelit Cemetery Tour »

Funerary Art & Candlelit Cemetery Tour

From pyramid mausoleums to Art Nouveau-style headstones. From two fieldstone graves—one for lady J. van Aefferden that is closest to the dividing wall in the Protestant part of the cemetery while her husband’s is closest to the wall in the Catholic part—joined for all eternity by stone hands reaching across the top of the wall to a [...]...

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Opera Animata Goes GOCAAP – Cxled »

Opera Animata Goes GOCAAP – Cxled

How does one preserve an art form that’s over 500 years old? How does one maintain the interest of current audiences and for modern sensibilities? What if the art form to be preserved is opera and the vehicle for restoring its popularity and significance in today’s world is an opera à la…a beauty pageant? Opera Animata made its [...]...

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History Buff

Mystery History No. 31 »

Mystery History No. 31Where are we? And what’s happening? I stumped everyone this week. See what happens when you don’t see an exhibition at Pasadena Museum of History?I shot this photo straight from the wall in the north gallery,...

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What We're Reading

Out Stealing Horses »

Out Stealing HorsesPer Petterson’s Out Stealing Horses shimmers with blue: the bright blue of a Norwegian summer sky, the dark blue of a moonless night, the blue-black of a flowing river, even the faded blue flowers on...

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Photo Op.

A Silk Floss Tree: The Pod »

A Silk Floss Tree: The Pod“The pod, by the way, was ‘low hanging fruit’ from a silk floss tree in the parking lot of the Hastings Ranch Ralph’s in Pasadena,” says Susan Strother Carrier who has kindly shared her pictures and the evolution of the pod. The silk floss tree or Chorisia speciosa has one of the “most unique trunks...

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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

Ideas

Ideas

It may feel like inspiration comes from nowhere. But I think we create it ourselves....

Oct 17, 2014 / More »

Pasadena PIO

Looking for Something to Do? Free Events Oct. 18 to 24

Looking for Something to Do? Free Events Oct. 18 to 24

Here are events scheduled Saturday, Oct 18, to Friday, Oct. 24. All events are free,...

Oct 17, 2014 / More »

Vroman's Blog

Local Author Day! THIS Sunday, October 19!

Local Author Day! THIS Sunday, October 19!

This weekend is our October Local Authors Day! I wanted to take a second and...

Oct 16, 2014 / 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

The view of my room; or what could be better than grade one, stage one

The view of my room; or what could be better than grade one, stage one

I don’t know.  How about grade IA and stage one. Yes.  Good news.  They got...

Oct 8, 2014 / 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

FBI: iPhone 6 lets criminals ‘go dark’

FBI: iPhone 6 lets criminals ‘go dark’

Tony Zhan checks out his new iPhone 6 Plus outside the Apple store in Pasadena,...

Oct 17, 2014 / More »

Eastsider LA

Viewpoints: False assumptions, higher costs lurk in rushed proposal to abandon city elections in odd years

Viewpoints: False assumptions, higher costs lurk in rushed proposal to abandon city elections in odd years

Photo by Vox Efx/Flickr Creative Commons 2.0 By Hans Johnson and Hector Huezo, Eastside Area...

Oct 19, 2014 / More »

Glimpses of S. Pas.

My New Blog is Launching this Month!

My New Blog is Launching this Month!

I’m getting back to my blogging roots with a brand, spanking new blog called LA:...

Sep 11, 2014 / More »

Eat-LA

Natas Pastries

Natas Pastries

WHY For the chance to explore the rich flavors of authentic Portuguese cooking. WHAT Known for its traditional Portuguese pastries but their entrees...

Oct 18, 2014 / More »
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