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Caprese Sandwiches »

My girlfriend, Teri, is actually the wonderful chef who introduced me to these tasty sandwiches. It was love at first sight…taste…whatever. My girls and I (my son is not a tomato fan—go figure) have been hooked on caprese sandwiches ever since we wolfed ‘em down at the party where Teri...

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Eat & Drink

Lobsta, Jogasaki, Tornados & Lobos

Lobsta, Jogasaki, Tornados & Lobos »

Pasadena Conservatory of Music has partnered with Jefferson Elementary School for over a decade, teaching the students in instrument and vocal performance. Recently, the school has been “on the road” to becoming a performing arts magnet school and PCM is now also providing instruction to fourth and fifth graders on...

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Kid Stuff

Young African-American Women’s Conference for Girls

Young African-American Women’s Conference for Girls »

In May 2014, Grant AME Church reported that… “…seven young women, three parents, and four Daughters of Destiny mentors attended the Young African American Women’s Conference at Pasadena College. The event was sponsored by the Pasadena Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority. There were separate workshops for both the...

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Home & Garden

The California Native Landscape: Restoring Beauty & Balance

The California Native Landscape: Restoring Beauty & Balance »

John Muir spoke of being able to walk from the City of Los Angeles to the northwest San Fernando Valley without ever leaving the shade of an oak tree. So writes Greg Rubin and Lucy Warren in The California Native Landscape: The Homeowner’s Design Guide to Restoring Its Beauty and...

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Talk of Our Towns

The Nature of Sculpture: Art in the Garden »

The Nature of Sculpture: Art in the Garden

Over 80 artists have roamed the grounds of the Arboretum looking, searching, waiting for that feeling, that moment of “aha,” finding the spot that speaks to them and...

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Hunting Eggs at the Rose Bowl »

Hunting Eggs at the Rose Bowl

It’s not until it’s mentioned that we think, It’s the perfect venue; what took so long? Thankfully, our lack of foresight and perfect hindsight is not what fuels...

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Crickets »

Crickets

  “Crickets” by Thelma Reyna   Crickets detest silence. They’re sirens with nonstop trills that sunder the summer air as they tear me, too. Crickets moan, and I...

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Creative Types

A “Sockdologizing Old Mantrap” »

A “Sockdologizing Old Mantrap”

In the season finale at Parson’s Nose, the company has cast its varied talents into Tom Taylor’s three-act play, Our American Cousin, written in 1852. The play is...

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Good Deeds

One Starry Night for ALS Benefit with Renée Zellweger »

One Starry Night for ALS Benefit with Renée Zellweger

From Broadway to Hollywood, Jonathan White is once again co-producing a night to remember for this year’s gala to support the Golden West Chapter of the ALS Association,...

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Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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¡Loteria! »

¡Loteria!

The rooster, the dandy, the devil, the mermaid, the watermelon. These are the names of five cards in Loteria, a game similar to bingo, which originated in Italy in the 15th century, was brought to New Spain (Mexico) in 1769, and was  a hobby of the upper classes before becoming a tradition at Mexican fairs. [...]...

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Events

New Slate of Classes at SPACE »

New Slate of Classes at SPACE

Fables & Folk Tales, Nature’s Elements, Everyone Can Draw, and The Path of Story are a few of the new slate of classes being offered at SPACE Art Center in South Pasadena. The Path of Story: Writing Lab for Adults will be taught by Karen Rizzo, author of last year’s Famous Baby, and Jim Macdonald. [...]...

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Behind the Velvet Ropes, Details & Joinery, Fire & Light »

Behind the Velvet Ropes, Details & Joinery, Fire & Light

How can architectural aficionados and groupies resist a house tour that comes with a flashlight? Gamble House is offering a “leisurely” paced, 2½ hour tour led by knowledgeable and passionate docents “wearing white gloves” who will open doors and drawers to “reveal gems” that can only be seen close up and are not included on [...]...

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Easter Egg Hunts Around SGV »

Easter Egg Hunts Around SGV

We may have highlighted the Rose Bowl’s first Easter egg hunt, or the Egg Bowl, but there are many different options for families who might like something smaller and more intimate. Saturday, April 4th: Egg-ceptional Celebration with egg hunt, hikes, and “egg scramble” and “egg-expedition,” hands-on activities, refreshments, and prizes. L.A. Arboretum, 301 N. Baldwin [...]...

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History Buff

Moments in Time »

Moments in TimeLast week I went to see Pasadena Museum of History’s companion exhibits Pasadena Pursuit and Mystery History for the third time. Fascinating historical facts, artifacts, and photographs fill two galleries. Fun, informative, and interactive! The...

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What We're Reading

The Language of Flowers »

The Language of FlowersAt the beginning of The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh, we learn learn that moss is an emblem of maternal love, a bouquet of marigolds represents grief, and a bucket of thistle, misanthropy. This...

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Photo Op.

Spring in Connecticut »

Spring in ConnecticutSpring 2015 officially commenced in the northern hemisphere on March 20th. Here in lovely Southern California, the season is easy to spot with the blooming of tulips, poppies, cherry blossoms, calla lily, and pansies. In New England, the changing of the guard after the vernal equinox is not so obvious. We recently visited southern Connecticut...

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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

Better than a Kegger

Better than a Kegger

Back when I was in college, when you wanted to have a party you purchased...

Mar 30, 2015 / More »

Pasadena PIO

Mystery History

Mystery History

We’re back to the regular Mystery History blog series after several Special Edition posts related...

Mar 31, 2015 / More »

Vroman's Blog

Monday Mentions – The Travel Section

Monday Mentions – The Travel Section

Are you already day dreaming about where you’re going to go on your summer vacation?...

Mar 30, 2015 / 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

Saran serpent

Saran serpent

Last Friday I tripped and fell on a concrete walkway. Spent the week end thinking...

Mar 24, 2015 / 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

LaBonge makes the case for testing Griffith Park’s Hollywood sign access

LaBonge makes the case for testing Griffith Park’s Hollywood sign access

A hiker at the corner of Durand Dr. at Griffith Park. ; Credit: Puck90/Flickr A...

Mar 31, 2015 / More »

Eastsider LA

Springtime arrivals at Echo Park Lake

Springtime arrivals at Echo Park Lake

Echo Park Lake gosslings | Robin Blackman Echo Park News Sponsor • Masa of Echo...

Mar 31, 2015 / 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

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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