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Gluten Free Chocolate Raisin Muffins »

I decided to try to make something passable as a muffin, without the flour. I was making this recipe up as I went along and ended up being really happy with the results. Luckily, I wrote down my process. These muffins are made mostly of nuts, seeds and fruit, so...

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Eat & Drink

Share Faire at Farnsworth

Share Faire at Farnsworth »

It started as a few neighbors (3 miles above Pasadena, in the foothills) who had too much fruit all at one time. We set up a fruit stand and sold blackberries to passers by. We were amazed at the generosity of our neighbors, who liked to stay and chat, and...

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Kid Stuff

Shakespeare’s 450th Birthday Party

Shakespeare’s 450th Birthday Party »

Critics of the 17th and 18th centuries accused William Shakespeare of “a want of artistic restraint.” In the 20th century, George Bernard Shaw questioned his moral propriety. And then there’s Laurence Olivier who said, “Shakespeare – The nearest thing in incarnation to the eye of God.” A Noise Within celebrates the...

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Home & Garden

Showcase House 2014

Showcase House 2014 »

One of the most interesting, fun, and historical elements on the 3+ acre lot with the 1915 country estate, site of the 2014 Pasadena Showcase House of Design, is the minute, partially submerged Creekside Spring House. It was built with river rock and actually pre-dates the house. We were told...

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Talk of Our Towns

School Garden Need a Facelift? Apply Now »

School Garden Need a Facelift?  Apply Now

The salsa company La Victoria is offering to makeover one California school’s garden. Know of one that could use a facelift? Enter by April 30th. The winning school...

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Diane Keaton: Vroman’s Presents »

Diane Keaton:  Vroman’s Presents

Have a child who swims at the Rose Bowl Aquatic Center? Then maybe you’ve seen one of America’s most iconic actresses keeping her eyes peeled on a particular...

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Jordi and Co. - Event Planning and Seasonal Decor

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Split Decision »

Split Decision

She just couldn’t go back. It was the fear of returning, returning to the narrow, pale Dickensian chins, colorless competition with glazed blue eyes looking beyond and through...

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Creative Types

Going to the Fringe »

Going to the Fringe

“Is Shylock really a villain? Is Macbeth?” These are the questions poised by the devotees of Shakespeare who constitute the California Shakespeare Ensemble. Villains, which debuted in November...

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Good Deeds

Mail Trucks Full of Food »

Mail Trucks Full of Food

Clients may pick up a grocery cart full of food, sized for each family. Food is distributed six times a week. Homebound seniors and disabled clients receive food...

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Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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Flower Pepper Gallery »

Flower Pepper Gallery

Flower Pepper in Old Pasadena is “aggressively looking to stay positioned as this area’s source of art for years to come.” Ambitious goal. Big dream. But to open an art gallery, as well as living the life of an artist, one must dream big. The gallery is also part book store with tomes on art and design, [...]...

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Events

Koertge at Boston Court »

Koertge at Boston Court

The drive is okay:  A.C. on high (it’s torrid in Los Angeles, with the usual muslin-yellow sky), radio up, some gratifying amiable/envious/admiring/lubricious glances. At the mall, she has to park at the top of a new structure, following a ramp so circuitous it’s like an inner ear. Is she going to emerge under the invisible [...]...

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World Book Night »

World Book Night

At the 2010 Book Industry Conference in London, a round table discussion came up with an intriguing and ambitious concept:  what if bibliophiles shared their favorite books with people who don’t regularly read? As a result, World Book Night was born. Authors of selected books waive royalty fees so WBN can afford to print editions that [...]...

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Wildflowers, Earth Day, Spring Break, & Stories Under the Oaks »

Wildflowers, Earth Day, Spring Break, & Stories Under the Oaks

The California Native Garden is full of spring blooms and on display during Descanso Gardens’ Earth Day Celebration. Little ones can “make and take” Earth Day crafts from the Redwood Rest or head to Magnolia Lawn and “make and take” a science project. Under the oaks, the California Shakespeare Ensemble tell nature-inspired stories suited to [...]...

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History Buff

Digging Up Secrets in Lamanda Park (Part 2) »

Digging Up Secrets in Lamanda Park (Part 2)“The Lamanda Park of my time doesn’t exist any longer. The stage is still there, but the players and scenery long gone, so to speak.” – Jody Lorin, 78 Lamanda Park may not be a...

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What We're Reading

Parnucklian for Chocolate »

Parnucklian for ChocolateMy parents lied to me: “Nobody cares how much you weigh;” “You’re the smartest girl in your class;” “Everything’s going to be fine.” I’ll bet your parents lied to you, too, in small ways or...

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Photo Op.

Bloomin’ Roses »

Bloomin’ RosesFrom a delicate individual rose with striated white and scarlet petals to luminescent pearl, sun-backed petals, the roses are in bloom. Strolling the neighborhood, we experienced this week’s cool winds carrying mere hints to intense blasts of rose bouquet.                                ...

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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

Sunday Gardener

Sunday Gardener

My neighbor Dale and I are planting food in my back yard. This is going...

Apr 19, 2014 / More »

Pasadena PIO

Looking for Something to Do? Free Events Aprll 19 to 24

Looking for Something to Do? Free Events Aprll 19 to 24

Here are my top picks for events scheduled from Saturday, April 19, to Thursday, April...

Apr 18, 2014 / More »

Vroman's Blog

2014 Los Angeles Times Festival of Books!

2014 Los Angeles Times Festival of Books!

USC Campus Saturday, April 12, 10am-6pm Sunday, April 13, 10am-5pm It’s that time of year...

Apr 8, 2014 / More »

JPL Blog

So Close, Yet So Far Away: Dawn’s Trajectory Explained

So Close, Yet So Far Away: Dawn’s Trajectory Explained

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

Mar 31, 2014 / More »

A Pasadena Latina

Onion quandary

Onion quandary

What to do when this is the last batch of onions you harvest??? Pair them...

Apr 21, 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

Can LA County better protect its most vulnerable? A Blue Ribbon Panel makes recommendations

Can LA County better protect its most vulnerable? A Blue Ribbon Panel makes recommendations

Gabriel Fernandez, 8, of Palmdale, was tortured and murdered, allegedly by his mother and her...

Apr 22, 2014 / More »

Eastsider LA

Viewpoints: An Earth Day lesson for cleaning up East L.A.

Viewpoints: An Earth Day lesson for cleaning up East L.A.

Photo by C.J. Salgado By C.J. Salgado Earth Day is said to be a global...

Apr 22, 2014 / More »

Glimpses of S. Pas.

Freeway Noir: 7

Freeway Noir: 7

It wasn’t the darkness that was so terrifying.  It was everything that she could see...

Sep 30, 2012 / More »

Eat-LA

Bar Marmont

Bar Marmont

WHY For the eternal Hollywood scene. WHAT You’re probably not cool enough to come here—we’re certainly not—but you might want to come anyway,...

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