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Skin Brightening Coconut Oil Exfoliant

Skin-Brightening Coconut Oil Exfoliant »

Skin-Brightening Coconut Oil Exfoliant from The Young Skin Diet by Michelle Lee When I’m looking for an easy skin treatment with instant results, I turn to my Skin Brightening Coconut Oil Exfoliant. This all-natural DIY facial mask contains alpha-hydroxy acids that improve skin tone and texture. When applied topically, this...

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Eat & Drink

Avec Eric: Chef Ripert in Conversation with Jonathan Gold

Avec Eric: Chef Ripert in Conversation with Jonathan Gold »

Eric Ripert is executive chef and co-owner of Le Bernardin restaurant in New York City. Born in France, Ripert attended culinary school in Perpignan and moved to the U. S. in 1989. By 1994 and at the age of 29, he was executive chef at Le Bernardin and earned a 4-star...

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Kid Stuff

8th Annual Rubber Ducky Races

8th Annual Rubber Ducky Races »

Hundreds of kids. All with ducks. It’s time for the wackiest and quackiest of races, Kidspace Museum‘s Rubber Ducky Races, running from Saturday, May 28th straight through Memorial Day. To ensure ducky-fairness, all rubber duckies must be purchased from the Busy Bee store within Kidspace. Ducks may be decorated before heading...

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Home & Garden

Summer Whites

Summer Whites »

We often hear good stories: quirky yarns, eccentric takes. We’d like to add this to the treasure chest. A gentleman in the early 20th century—perhaps so fearful, wary, and diligent in regard to the safety of his family—that he asks his architect to make his soon-to-be constructed new home fireproof. The resulting...

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Talk of Our Towns

“Third” by Wendy Wasserstein »

“Third” by Wendy Wasserstein

Regarding the late Pulitzer Prize-winning Wendy Wasserstein’s last play Third, which was written shortly before her death in 2005, Mark Favermann at Berkshire Fine Arts writes, “It is among...

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Artists at Play »

Artists at Play

Since 2011, “a collective of Asian American creative professionals” have been telling ‘the stories of communities underrepresented in theatre.” Artists at Play debut on the local theater scene was...

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Fiore Market Cafe

Write Here

All Aboard! Welcome to My Canoe, My Train, My Plane, My Journey »

All Aboard! Welcome to My Canoe, My Train, My Plane, My Journey

  “So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” Mark Twain     All Aboard!...

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Creative Types

Leah Knecht »

Leah Knecht

Is it the directness we were attracted to? Yes, that’s part of it. Leah Knecht’s artwork, large and hung on the walls of her bungalow—one Open Studios tour many...

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Good Deeds

Soirée Under the Stars »

Soirée Under the Stars

It’s all about permanency for Five Acres—helping children find permanency, lasting bonds, and security. And, since Five Acres was founded 128 years ago in 1888, initially as the Boys’ and...

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Darrell Done
Jackalope Art & Craft Fair
Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

You Better Shop Around

Thank you, Rocky »

Thank you, Rocky

It’s been thirty years. For some people, Rocky Behr’s Folk Tree on South Fair Oaks Avenue right across from Centra Park is a place they’ve known all their adult lives, a nook of a store full of treasures. For the area as a whole, for the Mexican artists whose folk art was sold, for the […]...

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Events

Billie Holiday Front & Center »

Billie Holiday Front & Center

Sybil Harris embodies Billie Holiday in Billy Holiday Front and Center at the Fremont Centre Theatre in South Pasadena. Harris played Holiday in the national tour of Sang Sista Sang, which was produced by Smokey Robinson, William Mickey Stephenson, and B’Anca. Jazz musicians will accompany Harris as she sings Holiday’s most famous songs in this […]...

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Hedda Gabler at Antaeus »

Hedda Gabler at Antaeus

We’d forgotten that Henrik Ibsen’s play Hedda Gabler had its world premiere in 1891; we don’t think of it as being a vintage work. And perhaps that’s part of Ibsen’s genius, having written plays such as A Doll’s House that confronted mores of the day with Nora, the main character, struggling with her traditional roll […]...

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Another Darko Dawson Mystery »

Another Darko Dawson Mystery

Many of the reviews of Wife of the Gods mention that if you “like” The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency then you’ll “love” Dr. Kwei Quartey’s first novel. Nothing against Alexander McCall Smith, but it’s a bit like “apples and oranges.” This is what we wrote in early 2013 about Pasadena resident Kwei Quartey’s most recent mystery novel at […]...

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History Buff

Two Views of City Beautiful »

Two Views of City BeautifulThe City Beautiful Movement had its first “large-scale elaboration” during the World’s Columbian Exposition in 1893 in Chicago. Remember the “White City”? Architects from the East Coast, along with sculptor Augustus Saint-Gardens, were hired by...

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What We're Reading

Defender of the Realm »

Defender of the RealmIt’s the dark, wee hours of a 12th century morning at England’s Dansford Castle, near the Welsh border. The castle is vulnerable, with only a small regiment of guards. To do their part, the men...

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Photo Op.

Foggy »

FoggyWhat Ralph Defelice captures within the frame of his camera lens is ever-wondrous. The pictures he takes while outdoors with his children welcomes us, calling to us to come along, allowing us to witness the stunning power, beauty, and moods of nature. Take notice. Be inspired. Ralph DeFelice is creator of the blog Day Trips LA, where...

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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

Onward Upward Forward Through

Onward Upward Forward Through

Remember Zen Monday? This was #37 from 2009, a photo taken of me by my husband,...

Mar 25, 2016 / More »

Pasadena PIO

Looking for Something to Do? Free Events May 28 to June 3

Looking for Something to Do? Free Events May 28 to June 3

Here are free events for May 28 to June 3.All events are free, so take...

May 27, 2016 / More »

Vroman's Blog

Teacher of the Year Nomination – Mrs. Kylie Ko

Teacher of the Year Nomination – Mrs. Kylie Ko

Student, Hannah nominated Mrs. Kylie Ko of Mark Keppel School in Glendale My teacher, Mrs....

May 21, 2016 / 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

Good Days, Busy Days, Lovely Days, Funny Days

Good Days, Busy Days, Lovely Days, Funny Days

I usually write about my vacations after they’ve take place rather than while they are...

May 5, 2016 / 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

Japanese-American Hiroshima survivor: ‘Every day I’m thrilled that I’m still here’

Japanese-American Hiroshima survivor: ‘Every day I’m thrilled that I’m still here’

Tosh Kano (R) and his sister Yorie Kano (L). They stand outside the house where...

May 27, 2016 / More »

Eastsider LA

bettershelter’s Hamptons-Style Reinvented Masterpiece — With a Yard — in Verdugo Woodlands!

bettershelter’s Hamptons-Style Reinvented Masterpiece — With a Yard — in Verdugo Woodlands!

Sponsored Post 1681 Santa Barbara Turn cartwheels in the lush lawn of this reinvented three-bedroom,...

May 29, 2016 / More »

Glimpses of S. Pas.

City with a View

City with a View

I love grand, sweeping panoramas. For a city of only a few square miles, South...

May 24, 2016 / 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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