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Thai Crab Fried Rice »

A few years ago, when I worked at a small marketing communications firm in Old Pasadena, I became a regular at a local Thai restaurant. A colleague and I never grew tired of sharing the lunch special four times a week at our desks. The owner Sue, aware of our frugal...

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Eat & Drink

Ferment: Exploding the Boundaries

Ferment: Exploding the Boundaries »

This is not a local event, and actually it’s a bit of a hike, but it includes Altadena’s own Joseph Shuldiner of the Institute of Domestic Technology and we think the idea sounds fascinating so carve out some time and gas up the car. Shuldiner has collaborated for the last...

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Kid Stuff

Spooky Creatures & Halloween Hunt

Spooky Creatures & Halloween Hunt »

Who know what lurks in the garden? Take a jaunt and discover who hangs out in the plants and trees! See what scary things nature has to offer on docent-led hikes through the garden. The will be Halloween crafts and other activities for children ages 10 and under. Come in...

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Home & Garden

Way of Tea at Storrier Stearns Japanese Garden

Way of Tea at Storrier Stearns Japanese Garden »

Chado, Sado, Chanoyu. It’s the Way of Tea. This highly choreographed ritual is the Japanese ceremonial preparation and presentation of matcha or green tea, “a sacred tea ceremony (that) embodies harmony, respect, and tranquility.” Preparing tea in this ceremony means pouring all one’s attention into the predefined movements. The whole process...

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Talk of Our Towns

A Perfect Paring »

A Perfect Paring

Sip a glass of handcrafted wine while browsing works by twelve area artists at Avenue 50 Studio’s wine and art fundraiser to celebrate “15 years of Art, Poetry...

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Deep Down Dark »

Deep Down Dark

The men who work inside the San José Mine are divided into two shifts, A and B, each working seven days at a time, and all of these...

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The Deflowering of Silence »

The Deflowering of Silence

I. I don’t think I like you much. For starters, you have me at a disadvantage. I am not at all used to sitting at the dining hall...

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Creative Types

Laurie Kallevig’s Survivor Girl Ukulele Project »

Laurie Kallevig’s Survivor Girl Ukulele Project

For most of us, human trafficking is a grim statistic in the news. For Laurie Kallevig, it’s up-close-and-personal. She works with survivors of human trafficking in India. Laurie’s...

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Good Deeds

Saving Libraries »

Saving Libraries

According to Altadena Alliance… Since 1993, Altadena voters have overwhelmingly approved the parcel tax to counter crippling State cuts. We need a 2/3 majority to save our Altadena...

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Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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SoCal Children’s Museum Opens »

SoCal Children’s Museum Opens

(Official press release) Until now, it has been a museum without walls. But an available space on Lake has given us the opportunity to open a fully-functioning – albeit miniaturized - children’s museum right in the heart of Pasadena. We’ve packed our temporary space with all sorts of activities to tickle the imaginations of children under the age of 8 – [...]...

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Events

Come to the Masquerade »

Come to the Masquerade

It’s all about being mobile. Side Street Projects is an artist-run nonprofit that emphasizes teaching “artists how to roll up their sleeves and do things themselves with education programs that encourage self-reliance and creative problem solving.” A low $35 yearly membership allows artists access to a “low cost equipment rental coop, and to (the) $20/day use-anything-on-site program, [...]...

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BLUE Milagro & Día de Los Muertos »

BLUE Milagro & Día de Los Muertos

Have you ever built an altar, an ofrenda? See no less than 9 community altars being built by members of BLUE Milagro in the courtyard of the Pasadena Playhouse on October 24th, from 3 p.m. until completion. What began 20 years ago as a Día de Los Muertos solo exhibition by local artist Vibiana Aparicio-Chamberlin has grown, morphed, and [...]...

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Our Common Roots »

Our Common Roots

Nuestra mismas raices. Our common roots. This is the theme for the 16th Annual Latino Heritage Parade and “jamaica,” celebrating the diversity that is within the Latino community. Beginning at Los Robles Avenue at Howard Street, the parade will continue to La Pintoresca Park. World Boxing Council champion Mia St. John is the Grand Marshall and longtime Pasadena [...]...

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History Buff

Mystery History No. 31 »

Mystery History No. 31Where are we? And what’s happening? I stumped everyone this week. See what happens when you don’t see an exhibition at Pasadena Museum of History?I shot this photo straight from the wall in the north gallery,...

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Out Stealing Horses »

Out Stealing HorsesPer Petterson’s Out Stealing Horses shimmers with blue: the bright blue of a Norwegian summer sky, the dark blue of a moonless night, the blue-black of a flowing river, even the faded blue flowers on...

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Photo Op.

A Silk Floss Tree: The Pod »

A Silk Floss Tree: The Pod“The pod, by the way, was ‘low hanging fruit’ from a silk floss tree in the parking lot of the Hastings Ranch Ralph’s in Pasadena,” says Susan Strother Carrier who has kindly shared her pictures and the evolution of the pod. The silk floss tree or Chorisia speciosa has one of the “most unique trunks...

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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...

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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

Burbank Library’s Local Authors’ Showcase

Burbank Library’s Local Authors’ Showcase

Sales can be exhausting. Read the Full Story at Pasadena Daily Photo...

Oct 19, 2014 / More »

Pasadena PIO

Looking for Something to Do? Free Events Oct. 25 to 31

Looking for Something to Do? Free Events Oct. 25 to 31

Here are events scheduled Saturday, Oct 25, to Friday, Oct. 31. All events are free,...

Oct 24, 2014 / More »

Vroman's Blog

Allison Hill’s new piece on Huffington Post!

Allison Hill’s new piece on Huffington Post!

When she’s not running a successful business she’s writing. Allison Hill has a new piece...

Oct 21, 2014 / 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

Precipitation and anticipation

Precipitation and anticipation

10/8/14 What has consistently surprised me throughout this whole cancer chapter has been how the...

Oct 24, 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

Holidays hike up airfares

Holidays hike up airfares

Travelers make their way to flights in the concourse of Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport...

Oct 24, 2014 / More »

Eastsider LA

For Sale: Silver Lake Reservoir Duplex

For Sale: Silver Lake Reservoir Duplex

Sponsored Post: Eastside Property Listings 2366 Silver Lake Blvd. | $999,000 | Property Website Located...

Oct 24, 2014 / 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 Weekend Go Go: Lit Crawl NoHo, STEAM Carnival, The Tingler + Much More!

The Weekend Go Go: Lit Crawl NoHo, STEAM Carnival, The Tingler + Much More!

The Weekend Go Go: Get drunk on words, thrilled by science, and scream for your life! Read the Full Story at Eat: Los...

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