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OSKA Pasadena

OSKA Pasadena
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The prices are not for the feint of heart but the quality of materials, manufacturing, and the interesting styles of OSKA cannot be denied. Classic, casual, traditional, and slightly out of the box, OSKA has a treasure trove of goodies to look at, feel, ogle, though if one catches your fancy, make sure you’ve brought […]

Cultural Monument #411: Hathaway-Sycamores’ House Tour

Cultural Monument #411: Hathaway-Sycamores’ House Tour

On January 18, 1989, the Robert Edmund Williams House at 840 N. Avenue 66 in Highland Park was designated a Los Angeles Historic Cultural Monument. It is listed as no. 411 out of, currently, 1069. The two-story, boulder-based craftsman house was built by owners and prominent local architect, Robert Edmund Williams and features stained glass […]

To Charles Bukowski: About Poems

To Charles Bukowski: About Poems

We welcome Thelma Reyna and thank her for contributing a poem to “Write Here.”         “To Charles Bukowski: About Poems” by Thelma Reyna “if (a poem) doesn’t come bursting out of you… if it never does roar out of you… unless it comes out of your soul like a rocket… don’t do […]

Kidspace Greenhouse

Kidspace Greenhouse

The Galvin Physics Forest, Little Sprouts Garden Club, Caterpillar Adoption Days and the Grand Butterfly Release. These are just of the few arenas, workshops, and events that Kidspace Children’s Museum offers on a yearly basis. Starting March 11th, add one more to the list: the Kidspace Greenhouse. We’re told it will be “a mix of […]

“Poets & Verse: An Exploration of Life’s Journey”

“Poets & Verse: An Exploration of Life’s Journey”

“Poets & Verse: An Exploration of Life’s Journey” includes nine poets and a flutist on Sunday, March 15th, 4-6 p.m. Part of the proceeds from the event’s sales of books and artwork will benefit the Cancer Support Community Pasadena. Regular readers of Hometown Pasadena will recognize the name Gerda Govine Ituarte as she has contributed […]

“Past the Expiration Date”

“Past the Expiration Date”

A “life-changing cancer diagnosis” results in “an explosion of work in a plethora of media.” It’s Lynda Pyka’s “silver lining” and her collection is titled “Past the Expiration Date,” on exhibit at Louis Jane Design Studio, March 13th-27th. A portion of the evening’s proceeds will benefit Cancer Support Community Pasadena. Statement by Lynda Pyka: “Past […]

Re-Grand Opening of Park Bench Grill

Re-Grand Opening of Park Bench Grill

When we arrive at noon, the place is empty. Within twenty minutes, it’s filling up, salutations are being issued and returned, orders are being taken, and the kitchen has kicked into gear. Upon asking, we’re told by owner Chef Debbie Raney that the grilled chicken breast sandwich, the daily specials, and any of the fish […]

Historic Interviews

Historic Interviews

He owned a barber shop. She was the first Black manicurist to work on white customers. He is Mr. LeRoy Mims. She is Mrs. Leona Lee. Both are Pasadena residents. The Pasadena Museum of History interviewed over two dozen African-American residents back in 1984. Not only did these interviews provide the content for the documentary […]

Making Dashi

Making Dashi

Dashi is a very flavorful basic broth in Japanese cooking. It has a savory taste (umami) and is typically made from dried bonito flakes (Katsuobushi), dried fish (Niboshi) or kelp (Kombu). It is a very important ingredient for traditional Japanese food. Dashi is used not only for soups such as Miso Soup, but also for a […]

PokeMIX Grand Opening

PokeMIX Grand Opening

Sincere thanks to Kristie Hang for allowing us to re-print her review of the new Poke Bar…   By Kristie Hang Reporter, journalist, foodie KristieHang.com I was invited to taste-test the next big thing in the San Gabriel Valley. Tea royalty Flour + Tea (of the famous Ten Ren lineage) is opening their newest concept PokeMIX in Pasadena. […]

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