Mangiamo

Watermelon Caprese Salad »

Who doesn’t love a caprese salad? It’s got ripe tomatoes, mozzarella, and fresh basil—topped off with a drizzle of balsamic vinegar. It’s summer in a salad. I was having friends over for a BBQ and thought the kids might be more into a watermelon salad than a tomato salad, so I...

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Eat & Drink

Cos & Pi

Cos & Pi »

Almost too beautiful to eat. That was my initial reaction when the young woman set down the plate, delivering our order of Cos & Pi’s salmon toast. Of course, you’ll have noticed the leading word is “almost,” because, of course, for food enthusiasts, nothing is too beautiful to leave untasted. Toasted dark rye is loaded with...

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Kid Stuff

9th Annual Rubber Ducky Races

9th 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, July 8 and 9. To ensure ducky-fairness, all rubber duckies must be purchased from the Busy Bee store within Kidspace. Ducks may be decorated before heading to the starting line at the Interpretive...

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Home & Garden

Cactus & Succulents

Cactus & Succulents »

At the Huntington, the Cactus and Succulent Society of America presents its 52nd CSSA Annual Show and Sale. With the current interest in dry-climate gardening, the Brody Center welcomes “cactophiles” and neophytes to check out these diverse and colorful plants.   Cactus & Succulent Show and Sale Early-bird sale: Friday,...

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Talk of Our Towns

Independence Day 2017 »

Independence Day 2017

At the moment, the high on July 4th is forecast to be 84℉ in Pasadena. We assume that will send thousands to the shore, but for those who...

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A Very Special Evening with Lisa See »

A Very Special Evening with Lisa See

Helen Simonson of the Washington Post writes that local author Lisa See‘s new novel The Tea Girl Of Hummingbird Lane is a story that “balances moving on with...

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Fiore Market Cafe

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I Do Exist »

I Do Exist

      I Do Exist It’s hard to hear my mom talking baby talk. I’d rather go to sleep than think of this. It seems so fast—from...

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Creative Types

Bagnard’s Card-Making Workshops »

Bagnard’s Card-Making Workshops

Make your summer even more creative with artist Karen Barnard’s card-making workshops in Altadena. All materials are provided and guests may make as many cards as they wish...

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Good Deeds

Mini Repair Demo »

Mini Repair Demo

Repair Cafe Pasadena is a marvelously community-organized and community-focused foundation. It’s based on an idea initiated by Martine Postma in the Netherlands in 2007. Quite simply, Repair Cafe is a...

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Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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2017 Night Market for 626 »

2017 Night Market for 626

Jonny Hwang, remembering the night markets in Asia, especially the Shilin Night Market in Taipei, created the 626 Night Market. It’s the 6th season of night markets with June 30-July 2 at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia. The original and largest Asian-themed night market in the United States, 626 Night Market features over 200 food, merchandise, crafts, […]...

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Events

New: Garden Meditation »

New: Garden Meditation

The Arboretum brings positive vibes to the work week with a new class: Garden Meditation. “Welcome to Hump Day at the Arboretum!” The idea is to ease the stress of the first part of the week and get ready to face the second part of the week with a “lunch hour revival session.” In an […]...

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Blushing Bubbles »

Blushing Bubbles

If you’re into “production and tasting notes”—if you know what that actually means or would like to know what that means—POP Champagne Bar in Old Pasadena invites you to Blushing Bubbles. POP’s 2nd Blushing Bubbles class is back by popular demand (the first having sold out). Certified Sommelier Michael Scribner leads the way, covering the production and tasting notes […]...

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Something Wild in My Garden »

Something Wild in My Garden

As the summer heat descends—a bit early, mind you; Mother Nature, where’s our “June Gloom”?—and our gardens need attending, Cactus Gallery brings some levity, truth, poignancy, and whimsy into our days with its new exhibit “Something Wild in My Garden.” The show’s featured artist is Olga Ponomarenko: In this series of paintings, I chose wild […]...

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History Buff

1906 SF Earthquake: Found Pics »

1906 SF Earthquake: Found PicsThough this is not the history of Pasadena or even San Gabriel Valley, the 1906 San Francisco earthquake is a defining moment in our state’s history. I stumbled upon some historic photographs—was gobsmacked—and I can’t resist sharing...

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What We're Reading

Sisters in Crime: LAst Resort »

Sisters in Crime: LAst ResortLAst Resort is the 10th anthology from the award-winning crime writers’ association Sisters in Crime. This next assemblage is 16 stories about “the misdeeds and downfalls of characters drawn to the cultural panoply that is...

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Photo Op.

The View of Susan Kallenbach »

The View of Susan Kallenbach  We were delighted when Susan Kallenbach agreed to share her photographs as we find them popping with color, peeking with texture, shying with shadow—and moody, so very moody. Enjoy.                         Kallenbach studied Medieval Studies at University of Wisconsin-Madison, worked at Caltech, and currently lives...

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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

A Brilliant Light Has Gone Out

A Brilliant Light Has Gone Out

This is the last photo I ever took of Jay Blackshaw. It was just a...

Jun 24, 2017 / More »

Vroman's Blog

Step Up Your Athletic Game with The Brave Athlete!

Step Up Your Athletic Game with The Brave Athlete!

We just started carrying a new book that will really help step up your athletic...

Jun 19, 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

Ups and Down

Ups and Down

Deep breath.  Last 10 days have been busy.  Watch out typos may be lurkingLots of...

Jun 16, 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

What do officers have to disclose to testify as a witness? A ruling today explores that question

What do officers have to disclose to testify as a witness? A ruling today explores that question

Police officers stand guard at a barricade following the sniper shooting in Dallas. ; Credit:...

Jun 27, 2017 / More »

Eastsider LA

Supervisor Solis wants to put the breaks on Whittier Boulevard cruising

Supervisor Solis wants to put the breaks on Whittier Boulevard cruising

Photo by Aurelio Jose Barrera EAST LOS ANGELES — Cruising Whittier Boulevard, once a time...

Jun 27, 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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