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Oatmeal Pancakes with Bananas Foster Compote »

This recipe was created out of a strong desire for pancakes, the fact that it was brunch on Sunday, and there was no syrup to be found. And, I must say, it turned out pretty darn delicious. The pancakes solo are great but the combination of the sweet soft bananas...

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Eat & Drink

Contessa’s Tagliatelle

Contessa’s Tagliatelle »

Homemade pasta, house-made pasta, fresh pasta; it’s all the rage. Extra virgin olive oil is de rigeur. But there’s “homemade” and then there’s pasta and oil rich with history, passion, know-how, quality soil, and personality—with terroir. Such is the world of pasta and olive oil when one steps into Contessa...

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Kid Stuff

Famous Selfies

Famous Selfies »

Artists are as mesmerized with themselves as they are with the people and world around them. Maybe even more so. Oftentimes, artists have as many questions about themselves and who they are as they do about the world around them and their art. So much in their immediate world fascinates...

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Home & Garden

Center Circle

Center Circle »

In this moment, drought-tolerant and water-wise gardens and lawns are the new normal. Is creating one yourself a temptation about which you’re eager and excited or does the idea lead to head shaking and slumped shoulders—where to begin? Descanso Gardens’ Center Circle is located just inside the garden gate and...

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Talk of Our Towns

Celebrating Our Independence 2015 »

Celebrating Our Independence 2015

Our country’s day of Independence is here. How will you celebrate? Here’s a rundown of offerings: Rose Bowl: the big daddy event in the area, this year’s America...

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A World All Its Own: Zorthian Ranch »

A World All Its Own: Zorthian Ranch

A commune. An art studio. A junkyard. A personal Utopia. Beatniks, intellectuals, bohemians. “The Dionysus of the Altadena foothills”¹ During the Open Studios weekend at the beginning of...

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Storm & Lakeside »

Storm & Lakeside

Storm Mother Nature in pain. Throws new red shiny stiletto heels across the sky. Smacks Santa Ana’s face: Eyes blacken, mouth swells, sneezes, coughs. Santa Ana up chucks...

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Creative Types

Conversing with Ana Marini-Genzon »

Conversing with Ana Marini-Genzon

We parked at the end of the culs de sac, then walked up the driveway past the abstract Ana Marini-Genzon Studio sign, toward the little main house painted...

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Good Deeds

Bark for Life, Relay for Life »

Bark for Life, Relay for Life

Unconditional love; it’s not easy to find. Luckily, our world has dogs. Canine companions demonstrate unconditional love, joy, security, compassion, and no judgments of cancer survivors abilities or...

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626 Night Market »

626 Night Market

Jonny Hwang, remembering the night markets in Asia, especially the Shilin Night Market in Taipei, created 626 Night Market. It’s the fourth season of night markets with July 3rd-5th being held at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia. An “epic” laser extravaganza and DJ set will be held on July 4th. The original and largest Asian-themed […]...

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Events

A Baseball Buffet (and Bubble Gum Portrait) »

A Baseball Buffet (and Bubble Gum Portrait)

Thank you to The Baseball Reliquary for the following text… The Baseball Reliquary presents a sumptuous feast for the eyes, “A Baseball Buffet” exhibit at Pasadena Central Library. The exhibition incorporates a variety of themes and subject matter, utilizing photographs, artworks, and artifacts. Displays include “Culinary Baseball: Dishing Up the National Pastime,” artist Pat Riot’s […]...

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Thursday Night Block Party »

Thursday Night Block Party

Every Thursday evening, now through August 27th, the Pasadena Playhouse District hosts the 5th Annual Block Party. The Playhouse and Monopole Wine invite folks to an evening of wine tasting, cocktails, two food trucks, and coffee along El Molino Avenue just south of Colorado Boulevard—including Zona Rosa Caffe for live music. This Thursday, July 2nd, […]...

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Shiv »

Shiv

Lord Shiva is readily known as a Hindu deity, as Shiva the destroyer, “the dissolving force in life.” But Shiva dissolves in order to create, since death is the medium for rebirth into a new life. So the opposites of life and death, and creation and destruction both reside in his character. (Hinduism) On July […]...

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History Buff

Clara Who? Meet Clara Shortridge Foltz »

Clara Who? Meet Clara Shortridge FoltzFor two weeks my home away from home was the 17-story criminal courts building in downtown Los Angeles. Notable trials here have included the murder trial of O.J. Simpson, the murder trial of Phil Spector...

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What We're Reading

Some Luck »

Some LuckSome Luck by Jane Smiley is the first installment in a trilogy, the second of which, Early Warning, has just been released. In Some Luck, Smiley has chosen to have every chapter cover one year;...

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Photo Op.

Through a Carvellas Eye »

Through a Carvellas EyeArtist Kate Carvellas creates assemblages and paints. We are in awe of her productivity. And, she has an intriguing eye…                         ~~~     Kate Carvellas, in her own words: I am a self-taught artist who lives and creates in Pasadena, CA.  In 2004,...

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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

Dark Arts

Dark Arts

Our family friend is in medical school. He let it slip that there’s a med...

Jun 25, 2015 / More »

Pasadena PIO

Looking for Something To Do? Free Events June 27 to July 3

Looking for Something To Do? Free Events June 27 to July 3

Here are events scheduled Saturday, June 27, to Friday, July 3.All events are free, so...

Jun 25, 2015 / More »

Vroman's Blog

Tuesday Newbies to close out June!

Tuesday Newbies to close out June!

Gosh. The end of June. So many great books were released this month and it’s...

Jun 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

A fine line between indulgence and debauchery

A fine line between indulgence and debauchery

7:23 Slept in, unintentionally.  Need to zoom, I have an 8:00 meeting in E. Pasadena....

Jun 19, 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

A deeper dive into the Greece debt crisis

A deeper dive into the Greece debt crisis

Pro-euro protesters hold a banner reading ”YES” during a demonstration in front of the parliament...

Jun 30, 2015 / More »

Eastsider LA

Lost in Echo Park: Big Gray Black Stripped Cat

Lost in Echo Park: Big Gray Black Stripped Cat

The cat is bigger than average. He is gray and black. His pattern stripes with...

Jun 30, 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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