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Getting Out There

Getting Out There

Thanks to Ralph DeFelice for allowing Hometown Pasadena to re-publish a few of his stunning photos from the many adventures he’s taken with his two kids. We’re going to let him speak for himself with text from his blog Day Trips LA: I’m a single dad living in Pasadena with my two kids, a 5 [...]

Paco’s for Foothill

Paco’s for Foothill

Christina Karagias states that when she was growing up, the restaurant was called La Pinata. She also says, “I had always wanted to buy it, and in 1996, my goal came true.” Christina is owner of Paco’s Mexican Restaurant in Arcadia and she says that half of her current staff is the original staff from [...]

“The Black Man of Happiness”

“The Black Man of Happiness”

“What is a happy Black man?” This, according to Mike Sonksen of KCET, is the simple question that Peter J. Harris asks in his nonfiction “meditation” The Black Man of Happiness. Before he defines this in a myriad of ways, he also identifies the obstacles that get in the way. Harris not only debunks negative [...]

2014 Craftsman Weekend: A Socialist Plot?

2014 Craftsman Weekend: A Socialist Plot?

Who would have suspected that an “undercurrent of socialism” ran through the Arts and Crafts movement? The Arts and Crafts movement emerged during the late Victorian period in England, the most industrialized country in the world at that time. Anxieties about industrial life fueled a positive revaluation of handcraftsmanship and precapitalist forms of culture and society. Arts and [...]

Sweet Corn Curried Soup

Sweet Corn Curried Soup

By Sean Lowenthal, Little Beast Restaurant Ingredients: 16 ounces yellow corn, cut 1 yellow tomato, diced ½ sweet onion (Vidalia), diced 1 celery rib, diced 1 garlic clove, minced ½ teaspoon turmeric, ground ½ tablespoon yellow curry, ground 1 dash cayenne, ground 1 dash red chile flake 1 teaspoon coriander, ground 2 tablespoons cilantro, chopped [...]

Making Real Change

Making Real Change

On August 13th, Pasadena Mayor Bill Bogaard will unveil a meter. Why so special? This so-called meter is a new “donation meter” for collecting spare change, the proceeds of which will help fund homes for the homeless. Small change as well as credit card donations will be accepted “through (these) uniquely designed meters.” Beginning at 11 [...]

Fire & Light

Fire & Light

The wood and joinery by Greene and Greene are distinctive, as are the light fixtures, glass windows, wall sconces, cabinets, and doors. Get a close-up look—with all the background information you’ll ever need from John Hamm—during the “Fire & Light” tour at the Gamble House on August 16th. “Fire & Light” looks at the Greenes’ evolution of style; [...]

Zines, Comics & DIY

Zines, Comics & DIY

“It’s really very fun,” the man on the phone from Vroman’s Bookstore Hastings Ranch said in regard to the upcoming Zine Workshop on August 16th. After he explained further, we imagined a drawing, cutting, gluing, folding creative (without the brawling) free-for-all. At Vroman’s Hastings Branch, zines, comic books, or just about anything your mind imagines [...]

The Pasadena Playhouse Asks: Save Our Butts!

The Pasadena Playhouse Asks: Save Our Butts!

It seems the Pasadena Playhouse needs some new seats. Actually, they’ve all ready been shipped. They’ll be arriving on August 29th and they need help paying the bill. Normally in a situation like this, a stern parent might offer a lesson on financial responsibility, plodding on way past a person’s expected attention span, about not buying something you [...]

Swinging at the Ballroom

Swinging at the Ballroom

It’s a night for blue, but not for blues or a sombre mood. The Pasadena Ballroom Dance Association celebrates the Dog Days of Summer on August 9th with a “blue” themed night (as in color of clothing) with the sounds of Lost Dog Found from San Francisco. Stevie Mac and Chris Hudlow are friends from [...]

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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