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Volunteer: Pasadena’s 2016 Homeless Count

Volunteer: Pasadena’s 2016 Homeless Count
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Thanks to Monica Hubbard of Wired Women for the following information: Volunteers are still needed to help with Pasadena’s 2016 Homeless Count. The count will take place on Wednesday, January 27, and volunteers will be sent out in teams of 2-3 in the early morning and late evening (the same teams will go out both […]

The Neighborhoods in Which We Live

The Neighborhoods in Which We Live

Near the north end of the Hahamongna Watershed Park, on the edge of the foothills, west of Lincoln Avenue and not far from West Alta Loma Drive, artist Ana Marini-Genzon lives, paints, and walks. We were first introduced to Ana’s art during the Open Studios tour in the spring of 2015. We’ve been an admirer […]

Frank Groucho

Frank Groucho

Frankly, one should be  a fan if choosing to attend An Evening with Groucho starring Frank Ferrante. Definitively and decisively. As a true Groucho Marx fan, this could be an evening that’s highly entertaining, producing aching sides and sore facial muscles. Ferrante resembles Groucho Marx and sounds a bit like him too, though his words […]

Return Rain to the Aquifer Beneath Us

Return Rain to the Aquifer Beneath Us

Landscape architect Orchid Black wants to “return rain to the aquifer beneath us!” On January 9, Black will offer ways to retain water on-site and filter it back into the soil and aquifer. With three days of rain predicted and hopefully more to come, this may be just the time to learn these techniques. Orchid […]

Wanna Cheeseburger?

Wanna Cheeseburger?

Once again the year begins with burger meat. And a slice of…what? Emmentaler? Wisconsin cheddar? Or maybe crumbles of Berkshire Blue? Shall it be a bare bones classic burger or one topped with anything from fried eggs and french fries to pineapple rings and carrot strings? January 10-15 is the 4th Annual Cheeseburger Week, where […]

Morning Shadows, POV & Polarizing Birds

Morning Shadows, POV & Polarizing Birds

Stephanie Armetta Clements walks. Altadena, Pasadena. Wherever her legs carry her. We thank Stephanie—a member of Walking Pasadena—for sharing her “walking” photos.   ~~~   Stephanie Armetta Clements is a thirty-year resident of Pasadena and a landscape architect. She loves street photography and early morning walks, especially in public gardens and cemeteries. Her work has […]

Elizabeth Garrison: Artist in Residence

Elizabeth Garrison: Artist in Residence

Sincere thanks to Elizabeth Garrison for sharing her experiences and photos during her recent artist residency…   “My San Gabriel Mountains National Monument Artist Residency without wifi, television, Victor, or DVD player” Location: Crystal Lake above Azuza Dec. 1, 2014: Today is the day I began my artist residency for the newly signed San Gabriel […]

Lian Goes Rose

Lian Goes Rose

As we were unable to attend, Hometown Pasadena extends heartfelt thanks to Lian Dolan for sharing her 2016 Rose Parade pictures. Enjoy!   ~~~   Lian Dolan is a writer and broadcaster. You can find her podcast Satellite Sisters at SatelliteSisters.com. Her first novel, Helen of Pasadena, an L. A. Times bestseller for over a […]

Gamble House Bequeathed 50 Years Ago

Gamble House Bequeathed 50 Years Ago

January 14, 2016 will be celebrated as the 50th anniversary of the Gamble family bequeathing a treasure—their family home—to the City of Pasadena and the University of Southern California. Official text: On January 14, 1966, members of the Gamble family, the City of Pasadena, and the University of Southern California signed a formal gift agreement, […]

“Where Am I Today?”

“Where Am I Today?”

Official text from Offramp Gallery: A few months ago, a series of striking self-portraits began to appear on Facebook. The subject, Jayme Odgers, was no stranger to me. Indeed, Offramp Gallery had shown his work in the past. But this work was different – emotionally raw self-portraits with a complete lack of artifice or conceit. […]

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