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Lian Goes Rose

Lian Goes Rose
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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. […]

Just Before Dawn

Just Before Dawn

Just Before Dawn by Lois P. Jones   when the almost is not yet lit and the inbetween is a periwinkle world of snow that holds the bough, a memory tree recalls your days – small hours skim their surface like a blue-winged dragonfly. You as the perfect moment, abandoning the shade of limbs and […]

Shop with a Cop

Shop with a Cop

Pasadena Rotary Club hosted its second “Shop with a Cop” for the holidays with kids from the Pasadena Police Activities League (P. A. L.). Rotary Committee members J.P. Harris and Ed Hearst coordinated the event with Pasadena Police Dept., distributing $50 Target gift cards for an afternoon of shopping, along with a bag of goodies […]

Snow Days & Noon Year’s Eve

Snow Days & Noon Year’s Eve

Besides perfecting one’s snow angel-making and honing one’s snowball-making skills, kids can enjoy snow flakes crafts, the smells of winter, arctic animals, weeble wobble penguins, a winter wonder box, and messy winter art. It’s the annual winter wonderland of “Snow Days” at Kidspace, December 26-30. There will also be cookie decorating, a seedlings give-away, and […]

Wine & Song

Wine & Song

  Text by Wine & Song with host singer/songwriter Brad Colerick. Alice Wallace and JC & Laney will be our featured artists for the final 2015 Wine & Song  show. I’ve been eager to see Alice for months since hearing about her as an official showcase artist at the FAR-West Folk Alliance conference.       […]

Y. C. Hong

Y. C. Hong

Chinese men had already helped build the California Central Railroad, the RR from Sacrament to Marysville, and the San Jose Railway. The Honorable John T. Doolittle of California addressed his fellow representatives in Washington D. C. in April 1999, to honor the Chinese-American community. Regarding the building of a connecting railroad line that runs for […]

Winter Snow

Winter Snow

  We’re grateful to Dave Tushla for allowing us to share more of his photos of Yosemite. We thought visions of snow would be perfect for this holiday season, even if we’re celebrating it in seventy degree weather. Location: Yosemite National Park Date: Early December 2015 Type: Black & White, no filters or Photoshop   […]

4 Friday Photos

4 Friday Photos

Kate Carvellas came to our attention once again when she posted “4 Friday Photos.” We then perused more of her “days” and found more images we wished to share, and we’re grateful for Kate’s permission to do so. And, if you enjoy the gift of giving art for the holidays, Kate’s having a sale of […]

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