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Math

Math

      “Math” by Carla Hensley   Job interview in Santa Monica. I can do this. Blonde-surfer-type-USC-graduate-run startup. I walk in confident: Latina, woman, moderate heels. Yes, it says I have a Math degree, but I am human after all and my otherness weighs more heavily than my confidence. I wish USC-graduate-surfer-boy were a […]

Taste of South Pasadena

Taste of South Pasadena

For the 5th year, on April 19, Rotary Club of South Pasadena presents an evening of strolling the avenues while sampling various victuals and enjoying diverse wines during Taste of South Pasadena. Canoe House on Fair Oaks Avenue is holding a Garagiste Wine Tasting event from 5 to 7 p.m., while food sampling is available along Fair Oaks […]

Hollywood Hills Estate Sale at St. Luke’s

Hollywood Hills Estate Sale at St. Luke’s

The entire contents of a 3,700 sq. ft. home located in a gated community in the Hollywood Hills will be sold in Swan Hall at St. Luke Episcopal Church in Monrovia April 14-17. Peruse the pictures and there are more ornate frames and mirrors than one can imagine. Bureaus, sofas, armchairs, patio furniture, chandeliers, standing […]

Tall Men Backstage

Tall Men Backstage

With two CDs titled 12 x 6 and 2 Tall, can you guess what the group’s name may be? Tall Men Group. We know of said group because we know the wondrously creative and industrious Kim Ohanneson, co-founder of the Poetry and Whisky Salon and sometime contributor to Hometown Pasadena. Her husband, Marty Axelrod, plays […]

Getting the Most Out of College Visits

Getting the Most Out of College Visits

On April 11, Altadena Public Library offers a free college workshop led by Ashley Sim and focusing on getting the most out of college visits. We’ll admit that when we took our high school senior on college visits, we winged it. Everything turned out well and this path fit for our personalities, but having a […]

Literary Death Match with Smiley & Hirahara

Literary Death Match with Smiley & Hirahara

At the 2016 Los Angeles Literary Death March, A Thousand Acres author Jane Smiley will be one of four judges and Altadena resident and author Naomi Hirahara will be one of four competitors. LDM, which is celebrating its 10th anniversary, once again teams up with the L. A. Times Festival of Books for a “Festival […]

Establishing a Historic District & Applying for the Mills Act

Establishing a Historic District & Applying for the Mills Act

Our appreciation to Pasadena Heritage for the text below regarding a seminar about establishing a historic district, which will be held April 9, 10 a.m.-noon… In Pasadena, neighborhoods that are designated historic at the local (city) level are called Landmark Districts. These are areas in which historic buildings and their settings are protected by municipal […]

Caterpillar Days with Painted Ladies

Caterpillar Days with Painted Ladies

It’s time once again to choose a painted lady. As in a caterpillar. As in joining in Kidspace’s annual Caterpillar Days, which culminates in a Grand Butterfly Release. From April 3 to May 22, Painted Lady caterpillars are available in Kidspace’s Busy Bee Learning store (while supplies last, on a weekly basis). Folks are asked […]

Desire! Fate, Fortune & the Music of Carl Orff

Desire! Fate, Fortune & the Music of Carl Orff

The Angeles Chorale shall have dual pianos, a percussion ensemble, and original choreography by Artists Plus for its production “Desire! Fate, Fortune & the Music of Carl Orff” on April 2. After a musical introduction, the opening movement of Orff’s Carmina Burana “O Fortuna” will be performed. “O Fortuna” is one of the most recognized […]

Six Characters in Search of an Author

Six Characters in Search of an Author

“This season is themed ‘breaking and entering’,” states A Noise Within co-director Geoff Elliott. “And if there is any one play that of the six from the fall and the spring that so totally fits and falls right into that theme, it would be Six Characters in Search of an Author because these are characters […]

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