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Kidspace Pumpkin Festival

Kidspace Pumpkin Festival

It may be 100 degrees outside, but we’re all doing our best to pretend that it’s fall, and one of the best ways to do that is to attend the 15th annual Pumpkin Festival. Run by Kidspace, and serving as a fundraiser for the nonprofit children’s museum, the free festival takes place in Brookside Park […]

New Organic Produce Delivery Hits Town

New Organic Produce Delivery Hits Town

No time to shop the farmers’ markets? Can’t pay Whole Foods prices? Then check out the remarkably affordable organic-produce service that’s recently added our region to its delivery route. Abundant Harvest Organics is now delivering weekly to two local spots: Fuller Seminary in Pasadena and Sunland Park in Sunland, both on Saturday mornings. Here’s how […]

Beautiful Simplicity

Beautiful Simplicity

Architecture and history buffs in Pasadena — whose numbers are many — do not want to miss the Pasadena premiere of the new feature film Beautiful Simplicity: Arts & Crafts Architecture in Southern California this Friday night. The documentary’s writer and director, Paul Bockhorst, will be on hand to talk about the film. Sponsored by […]

Cooking Blue Eggs & Yellow Tomatoes

Cooking Blue Eggs & Yellow Tomatoes

You may not actually tackle recipes involving blue eggs and yellow tomatoes, but you will cook from the book of that name if you sign up for the Cook the Book class at Jennie Cook’s Glassell Park kitchen on October 4th. Author Jeanne Kelley, a Pasadena native, Westridge alum, longtime Bon Appétit recipe developer and author […]

Computer Giveaway Helps Local Kids

Computer Giveaway Helps Local Kids

Snaps are due to John Stephens, our first assistant here at Hometown Pasadena and now the editor of the Pasadena Indepedent and its sister weeklies. He got to thinking about the One Laptop Per Child program, which provides computers for kids in developing nations, and wondered about the many kids right here in the San […]

Post-Fire Roundup

Post-Fire Roundup

Our colleagues in the local blogosphere have been busy posting about life in the San Gabriels after the Station Fire. Here are a few reports worth checking out. And yes, that is ash that’s covering your car and your patio furniture — the dry and dreaded Santa Ana conditions are redistributing the white stuff all […]

The $7 Lunch

The $7 Lunch

It’s time for our sequel to the $5 Lunch — the $7 Lunch. We’re moving a tiny notch up in class here, and as with the $5 Lunch, these are not fast-food, eat-in-the-parking lot dives. We’re talking a proper place to sit, with real forks, and a chance to relax over something fresh and tasty […]

Lower Your Stress Levels at Vroman’s

Lower Your Stress Levels at Vroman’s

Some experts say that as many as 75% of visits to primary-care doctors are for complaints and illnesses related to stress. At Vroman’s during lunchtime on Thursday, physician and author John Horton (that’s right, brother to Hometown Pasadena co-author Mary Jane Horton) will be speaking about his new book, The Inner Game of Stress, co-authored […]

Hometown Pasadena Five To Appear

Hometown Pasadena Five To Appear

That’s right, the entire squad — Colleen Dunn Bates, Jill Ganon, Sandy Gillis, Mary Jane Horton and Mel Malmberg — will be appearing and signing Hometown Pasadena 2009.2010 at the kickoff open house for Granite Park Place, a swank new condo development in the South Lake neighborhood. Developer Vornado Realty Trust, the Coldwell Banker sales team […]

Scenes from the Post-Fire San Gabriels

Scenes from the Post-Fire San Gabriels

Our friend Steve Elkins, a documentary filmmaker and cameraman, shared some terrific photos from a bike ride in the San Gabriels. They’re both beautiful and a little haunting. Steve and his Sunday-morning cycling group rode up the Arroyo Seco Trail (aka the JPL Trail) and on the Brown Mountain Trail. Thanks to Steve for taking […]

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