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Whiskey Chops »

Oh my goodness, these are sooooo good. OK.  Whiskey Chops. Ingredients: 4 pork chops with bone (always, ALWAYS with bone) ¼-½ cup whiskey (depending on your, uh, target audience) ¼ cup cider vinegar ¼ cup honey 2 tbsp. soy sauce 1 medium onion, sliced 2-4 garlic cloves, crushed 1-2 whole...

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Eat & Drink

Can It!

Can It! »

Drying, smoking, pickling. Canning, bottling, jellying, and jugging. Have you guessed where we’re headed? Salt, sugar, lye, subterranean burial. Yes, we’re talking about ways to preserve food. Lye? Isn’t that used to unclog drains and used by criminals to make bodies disappear (literally dissolving them; 300 degrees for 3 hours)? Historically,...

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Kid Stuff

Chirp Kids

Chirp Kids »

Has it been years since you’ve been able to sit and have a lovely latte without having to keep your third eye on the look-out for a roaming toddler or two? Jennifer Gunn and Carole Fleischman are two moms who thought so, to the point that they have opened Chirp...

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Home & Garden

Home Tour in Garfield Heights

Home Tour in Garfield Heights »

In 1881, two Iowa farmers, John H. Painter and Benjamin F. Ball, purchased “raw acreage”—2,000 acres in northwest Pasadena for $30,000.¹ In 1904, Block R was registered with the city of Pasadena as Garfield Heights. The Heights is a mere handful of blocks between Washington Boulevard and Mountain Street (north and south),...

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Talk of Our Towns

Energy Road Map »

Energy Road Map

IRP stands for the Pasadena Water and Power’s Integrated Resource Plan. The idea is for a “long-range blueprint for providing customers with reliable, environmentally responsible electric service, competitive...

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Distinguished Speakers »

Distinguished Speakers

Some people are bred to live under water, or at least it seems this way. Fabien Cousteau, grandson of renowned Jacques Cousteau, began scuba diving at the age of four...

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Jordi and Co. - Event Planning and Seasonal Decor

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Circle of Lies »

Circle of Lies

Spinning back, to the starting ground The one way trip, which brings us down Like one car, doing laps or a jungle, with endless traps No way to...

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Creative Types

Literary Death Match 2014 »

Literary Death Match 2014

Pasadena’s Prospect Park Books is feeling good. Their newest author Karen Rizzo is one of the readers at this year’s Los Angeles’ Literary Death Match “competition.” Rizzo’s debut...

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Good Deeds

Sip & Munch for Big Cats »

Sip & Munch for Big Cats

“In 1986, we saw an ad in the popular Recycler that read ‘Idaho Cougar, 6 weeks, male, $600.’ We were lucky to have a friend with a zookeeper’s...

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Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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Treasures Big & Small »

Treasures Big & Small

All items must be appraised at a value of $250 or more by qualified appraisers. This is no ordinary thrift store. The Huntington Collection is located in a nondescript building on Fair Oaks Avenue near Fillmore in Pasadena—we drove by twice before noticing the sign; it’s easier to discern driving south on Fair Oaks than driving north. But once [...]...

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Events

Rooftop Cinema on South Lake »

Rooftop Cinema on South Lake

A baking parking lot under a hot sun is nobody’s idea of a fun place to be. But once the sun sets and the stars come out, a car park rooftop—along with some beach chairs, blankets, a picnic a basket of goodies, and a big screen for a nighttime flick—may be just the ticket as summer comes [...]...

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Feasting at the Ranch & Claud’s Duck »

Feasting at the Ranch & Claud’s Duck

For the second year, Chef Claud Beltran of The Eatery leads a group of local chefs in creating a menu consisting of local and seasonal dishes at “The Feast at Baldwin Ranch” to be held on the Meadowbrook Lawn at the Arboretum on September 28th. The chefs will include Sushi Chef Ota-San of Japon Bistro [...]...

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A Stink to Remember »

A Stink to Remember

It’s the Huntington‘s 5th Amorphophallus titanum on display. See it in full bloom—if you dare—from Wednesday, August 20th through Saturday, August 23rd. We’re speaking of the Corpse Flower, which happens to grow several inches every day. On August 14th, the Huntington measured it to be 39.5 inches high. As of August 19th, the Titan Arum had [...]...

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History Buff

Even More Ghost Signs of Pasadena »

Even More Ghost Signs of PasadenaIn Pasadena, faded signs serve as emblems of the past. You see them on buildings, sidewalks, and rooftops—the enigmatic reminders of a time gone by. They may consist of a disembodied sentence fragment, a single word,...

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What We're Reading

The Goldfinch »

The GoldfinchTheo’s life turns upside down on a morning visit to the Metropolitan Museum with his mother, setting into motion events that are both traumatic and transcendent. Without giving away this Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Donna...

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Photo Op.

Getting Out There »

Getting Out ThereThanks to Ralph DeFelice for allowing Hometown Pasadena to re-publish a few of his stunning photos from the many adventures he’s taken with his two kids. We’re going to let him speak for himself with text from his blog Day Trips LA: I’m a single dad living in Pasadena with my two kids, a 5...

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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

Los Angeles Archives, III

Los Angeles Archives, III

In my previous post about the Los Angeles City Archives, I described an “organized room”...

Aug 25, 2014 / More »

Pasadena PIO

Looking for Something to Do? Free Events Aug. 23 to 29

Looking for Something to Do? Free Events Aug. 23 to 29

Here are events scheduled Saturday, Aug. 23, to Friday, Aug 29.All events are free, so...

Aug 22, 2014 / More »

Vroman's Blog

Young Readers League is back!

Young Readers League is back!

Thanks to a generous grant from indie bookstore champion and best-selling author James Patterson, we’re...

Aug 26, 2014 / More »

JPL Blog

Using the Force: Dawn Engineers Put to the Test

Using the Force: Dawn Engineers Put to the Test

By Marc Rayman As NASA’s Dawn spacecraft makes its journey to its second target, the...

Aug 1, 2014 / More »

A Pasadena Latina

Four months in

Four months in

We met our new puppy four months ago. We brought her home and named her...

Aug 25, 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

No more future vineyards in Malibu

No more future vineyards in Malibu

Vines are located on the north and south-facing sides of wine-maker Donald Schmitz’s property. Schmitz...

Aug 26, 2014 / More »

Eastsider LA

Echo Park shops drying out after second water main break in two years

Echo Park shops drying out after second water main break in two years

Oscar Carpinteyro cleaning up water damage at Rewind Audio ECHO PARK – It was two...

Aug 26, 2014 / More »

Glimpses of S. Pas.

So Many Things to See in Only 3 Square Miles…

So Many Things to See in Only 3 Square Miles…

Here are just a few of my glimpses of South Pasadena.  Please see the post...

Jul 21, 2014 / More »

Eat-LA

Providence

Providence

WHY It’s one of best fine-dining seafood restaurants in the United States. Okay, maybe it is the best. WHAT Michael Cimarusti’s seafood dishes...

Aug 26, 2014 / More »
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