Mangiamo

Coconut & Chia Seed Granola »

Breakfast is by far my favorite meal of the day. You can get away with having sweet things like buttermilk pancakes and cinnamon rolls or something savory like eggs Benedict or corned beef hash. It satsifies all my cravings. Lately, I’ve had a hankering for granola and sadly I’ve been...

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Eat & Drink

Teas of the World: Pu-erh

Teas of the World: Pu-erh »

Japanese green tea or Chinese? What’s Keemun versus Assam? Though Linda Louie earned her Master of Social Work and worked for the Los Angeles Superior Court, she was born and raised in Hong Kong and a life-long passion was calling. Linda is now owner of the Bana Tea Company, an...

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Kid Stuff

Kids for Animals

Kids for Animals »

The unconditional love one experiences from dogs instills joy, fun, silliness, and healing. Even the conditional love from cats can be a salve for the soul. Having pets in our life growing up (two dogs, three cats) taught us patience, consideration, compassion (thunder storm freak outs!), and what it means to...

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Home & Garden

Pot Luck & Plant Exchange at La Casita del Arroyo

Pot Luck & Plant Exchange at La Casita del Arroyo »

The Mediterranean Garden Society welcomes everyone to its 2nd Annual Pot Luck Luncheon & Plant Exchange at La Casita del Arroyo on May 20. We’ll let MGS do the explaining… Our wonderful winter rains have spurred exuberant spring growth in our gardens. Start now saving those cuttings—succulents, summer-dry plants, any of your favorites—as you...

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Talk of Our Towns

Evening in the Arroyo & Wildflower Hike »

Evening in the Arroyo & Wildflower Hike

The Pasadena Sierra Club is leading a 3 mile hike—”Evening in the Arroyo“—on May 24. These Sierra Club hikes are free and open to the public. The trail...

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The Poetry Circus: It’s an Experience & It Needs our Generosity »

The Poetry Circus: It’s an Experience & It Needs our Generosity

From HP, September 2015: Imagine reciting lines while riding a lion. How about riding one’s steed while being regaled with verse? Well, the “poetic rides” are free at...

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Fiore Market Cafe

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More Aymar Family Poems »

More Aymar Family Poems

I Shall Make Poems by Carol Armstrong I shall make poems long after I’ve forgotten my middle name, what cinnamon is for or why the unfamiliar place I...

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Creative Types

Lois Stelzer, Master Quilter »

Lois Stelzer, Master Quilter

“Painting with fibers and fabric.” This is how the labor-intensive and meticulously crafted quilts made by Lois Stelzer have been described. Mrs. Stelzer began her art career in...

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Good Deeds

Dedication of Pasadena’s Enduring Heroes Memorial »

Dedication of Pasadena’s Enduring Heroes Memorial

Todd, JP, Willie, Sergio, Cory, Rogelio, Joe, Adam, Dion, Carla, and Scott. They “are a diverse group of young soldiers who, nonetheless, have much in common. Those lucky enough...

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Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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Something for Everyone »

Something for Everyone

It’s time once again for Open Studios’ spring event, a 2-day (one evening) self-guided immersive experience into the worlds of our local artists. See artists in situ at their studios, in local galleries, or in their homes, garages, and even front lawns. See assemblage art, sculpture, paintings, and mixed media. Shop for earrings, pocket books, […]...

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Events

Interstitial »

Interstitial

“Los Angeles-based object makers whose work exists in the interstices, the spaces between the historical genres of the decorative arts, still life, and abstraction.” Some fun, quirky, intriguing art at the Pasadena Museum of California Art. Aartists Jeff Colson, Renee Lotenero, Kristen Morgin, Joel Otterson, Rebecca Ripple, Aili Schmeltz, and Shirley Tse take ordinary, “quotidian […]...

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Museums of the Arroyo Day 2017 »

Museums of the Arroyo Day 2017

It’s free and only one day a year: Museum of the Arroyo Day. Six museums in Los Angeles and Pasadena open their doors—free of charge—from noon to 5 p.m. (Last museum entrance, 4 p.m.) The Gamble House, the Pasadena Museum of History, the Lummis House, Heritage Square, the Los Angeles Police Museum (a favorite for […]...

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Amgen Tour Stage 7 in Pasadena »

Amgen Tour Stage 7 in Pasadena

The Amgen Tour of California men’s race began on Sunday, May 14 in Sacramento. This “Tour de France-style cycling road race” challenges bicyclists along a route of iconic highways, byways, and coastlines. The teams chosen to participate have included Olympic medalists, Tour de France contenders, and World Champions. On Tuesday, May 16, the riders were […]...

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History Buff

Historic Pubs & Trivia Tour »

Historic Pubs & Trivia TourFor starters it may be a bit of “street calamari” with a flight of Troublemaker sauvignon blanc at Vertical Wine Bistro.  Along the way, be serenaded with historical elements and forgotten lore about Old Pasadena...

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What We're Reading

Jo Nesbo @ All Saints »

Jo Nesbo @ All SaintsWe first became attached to Harry Hole, Oslo detective, in The Snowman. Of course, that’s no. 7 in the Jo Nesbo’s Harry Hole (“Hoo-leh”) series, so we’ve had to backtrack, as well as catchup. The...

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Photo Op.

A Smorgasbord of Roses—at The Huntington & Descanso Rose Festival »

A Smorgasbord of Roses—at The Huntington & Descanso Rose FestivalAfter we indulged in the scrumptious Afternoon Tea at The Huntington last week, we strolled around the rose garden. If roses are a perennial you enjoy, this year’s blooming is not to be missed. Just the various perfumes are remarkable—from intense licorice and floral to spicy, lemony and plum-like—let alone the colors, coloring, shapes and sizes. It’s a luscious...

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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 20 to 26

Looking for Something to Do? Free Events May 20 to 26

Here are events scheduled Saturday, May 20, to Friday, May 26.All events are free, so...

May 19, 2017 / More »

Vroman's Blog

2016-2017 Teacher of the Year Nominee: Isis Gonzalez of Miramonte Elementary School!

2016-2017 Teacher of the Year Nominee: Isis Gonzalez of Miramonte Elementary School!

Tom Louie nominated Isis Gonzalez of Miramonte Elementary School I would like to nominate Mrs....

May 22, 2017 / 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

Mother’s Day 2017: Or Possibly, Probably, the Penultimate Purple Post

Mother’s Day 2017: Or Possibly, Probably, the Penultimate Purple Post

This past week was a bit of a challenge.  James was in Alabama – on...

May 14, 2017 / 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

Implementing Prop 57: Should non-violent sex offenders be eligible for parole?

Implementing Prop 57: Should non-violent sex offenders be eligible for parole?

A new proposal by Gov. Jerry Brown would make it easier for non-violent offenders to...

May 22, 2017 / More »

Eastsider LA

Lifestyle Shift:  Goodbye “Brooklyn lumberjack,” hello “Silver Lake shaman”

Lifestyle Shift: Goodbye “Brooklyn lumberjack,” hello “Silver Lake shaman”

Quartz, the business website, reports on a shift in fashion and lifestyle that supposedly marks...

May 22, 2017 / More »

Glimpses of S. Pas.

Joy Ride Through South Pasadena

Joy Ride Through South Pasadena

Take a joyride with me through South Pas… and marvel at all the vintage cars....

Feb 23, 2017 / 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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