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Hello Dolly! »

I don’t know if you call these Hello Dollies or 7-layer cookie bars or coconut chocolate nut bars, but whatever you want to call them, they are a mighty delicious, decadent dessert. It took all of 5 minutes to throw together and after 28 minutes of baking, they were ready...

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Eat & Drink

Vegan Beer Fest: Does 2 + 2 = 5?

Vegan Beer Fest: Does 2 + 2 = 5? »

When we first read “vegan” and “beer” together in a description about a beer and food festival, we were thrown sideways. This just didn’t compute. Doesn’t beer trigger visions of overpriced ballpark dogs at a Dodgers’ game? Or a cooler of cold brews at a clambake on the beach, six-packs...

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Kid Stuff

The Sam-Jam

The Sam-Jam »

In memory of Samantha N. Dancer, come celebrate life and enjoy a lovely spring Saturday at the 3rd annual Sam-Jam at Eaton Blanche Park on April 18th. A DJ will create the atmosphere while kids and adults play games, enjoy complimentary eats, engage in competitions, and participate in a “fun”...

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Home & Garden

Bellissimo!

Bellissimo! »

For many of us, the arrival of spring is welcome not just for the poppies and tulips, but because of the upcoming home and garden tours. On May 3rd, the Altadena Guild presents Bellissimo! where guests may “explore the magnificent homes and gardens residing within the original Sphinx Ranch of...

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Talk of Our Towns

A Day at the Getty »

A Day at the Getty

It was spring, it was a lovely temperature with a blue sky above, and it was our day at the Getty. It felt as though it had been...

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5,000 SF of Delight: PMRRC’s Open House »

5,000 SF of Delight: PMRRC’s Open House

We remember coming down the steep stairs of our grandparents’ 1820 home and seeing a length of model railroad cars, a caboose, and an engine on a horizontal...

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Scribblings: Week 25 »

Scribblings: Week 25

Back in the day, when I had a yard and a garden, I spent more hours than I ever spent in a church on my knees. And while...

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Creative Types

A Chat with Jackalope Art Fair Co-founder Sara Vausbinder »

A Chat with Jackalope Art Fair Co-founder Sara Vausbinder

Once upon a time, three young women—Sara Vausbinder, Laura Fischer, and Melissa Shipley—worked together for an international arts organization. Their job? Creating art-centered events in major cities around...

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Good Deeds

Lunching with the Satellite Sisters »

Lunching with the Satellite Sisters

Many may know local author, columnist, and humorist Lian Dolan. If not, be assured she’s a woman who emigrated from Connecticut to California with her particularly East Coast...

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You Better Shop Around

TS15: “The Tiffany of All Garage Sales” »

TS15: “The Tiffany of All Garage Sales”

It’s touted as “the Tiffany of all garage sales,” and as it’s celebrating a 60th anniversary… Nearly 60 years ago, the women of the Pasadena Art Alliance burrowed their way into any attic they could to “skim the cream of the crop” for the first “Treasure Sale.” From 1955 until about 1974, proceeds benefited the [...]...

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Events

Lincoln Heights Brewery Walk »

Lincoln Heights Brewery Walk

Lincoln Heights is outside of the San Gabriel Valley but it’s really only a skip and a jump, so we’re including this week’s Brewery Artwalk  because a cold brew on a hot day is divine and art always fills the creative well and nourishes the soul. The Brewery ArtWalk is described as “an alternative venue [...]...

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The Knitterati »

The Knitterati

It’s called a one-of-a-kind, experiential knitting event. Vogue Knitting Live. Knitting aficionados, enthusiasts, and all-out fantatics may enjoy four whole days, April 16th-19th, at the Pasadena Convention Center. On the schedule: master-level hand-knitting workshops on fit and shaping, pattern writing, lace, and socks. A marketplace is available with new yarn and accessories from around the [...]...

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Pritchard Trio at The Fretted Frog »

Pritchard Trio at The Fretted Frog

We had the opportunity to attend a fundraiser for Light Bringer Project where the featured musician was David Pritchard. The guitars were acoustic and Pritchard, along with Kevin Tiernan and Ioannis Markoulakis to make up the Pritchard Trio, seemed to venture from gentle jazz and Latin, classical and folk, to blues and slightly country. The [...]...

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History Buff

How a Former Isolation Hospital Became a Public Library »

How a Former Isolation Hospital Became a Public LibraryYou can read about infectious diseases at the Allendale Public Library, but you won’t contract one – I promise. Still, it’s a little unnerving that Pasadena’s smallest branch library was once used as a contagion ward...

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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.

Ulla’s Spring & the Ancestors »

Ulla’s Spring & the AncestorsWe admit, we’ve got it bad for Ulla. Let us clarify, Ulla’s Art. Ulla Anobile herself is quite wonderful with a dry wit, which is perhaps thanks to her Finnish origins and for which we then thank her Finnish ancestors. And speaking of ancestors, besides sharing her images of the arrival of spring, Ulla is...

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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

Drought? What Drought?

Drought? What Drought?

Pasadena encourages us to save water. Good god, I can’t water my lawn more than...

Apr 16, 2015 / More »

Pasadena PIO

Looking for Something to Do? Free Events April 18 to 24

Looking for Something to Do? Free Events April 18 to 24

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

Apr 18, 2015 / More »

Vroman's Blog

Monday Mentions!

Monday Mentions!

Whoa! What a whirlwind of a weekend we had at the Festival of Books! Thanks...

Apr 20, 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

It’s Easter at Casa Martínez Grimes

It’s Easter at Casa Martínez Grimes

Easter came to our house via our dear friend Daisy.  Classy and kind soul that...

Apr 5, 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

Are recent increases in crime stats linked to Prop 47?

Are recent increases in crime stats linked to Prop 47?

A guard escorts an immigrant detainee from his ‘segregation cell’ back into the general population...

Apr 20, 2015 / More »

Eastsider LA

A busy week for Boyle Heights & East L.A. vehicle thieves

A busy week for Boyle Heights & East L.A. vehicle thieves

Click on map for details. |CrimeMapping.com Looks like Eastside car and truck thieves decided to...

Apr 20, 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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