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State of Mulch 2

State of Mulch 2
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“In consideration of the coming El Niño, which may bring huge amounts of water to us or even in imagining the years of drought we are likely facing in the future, there are no greater actions we can take than to contour the land to capture water and to use mulch to help cleanse, augment […]

Kathleen Swaydan Opens Her Studio – the 5th Annual

Kathleen Swaydan Opens Her Studio – the 5th Annual

For the 5th year, Kathleen Swaydan opens her lovely studio space, having invited her artist friends to exhibit and sell their work, and welcoming the public to come, browse, and perhaps find a perfect holiday gift or two or three. On December 5 and 6, Kathleen exhibits her watercolors alongside painters Nancy Halpin, Richard Davies, […]

200 Batchelder Tiles Find a New Home

200 Batchelder Tiles Find a New Home

The folks at Pasadena Museum of History are pretty happy, maybe even giddy and gleeful, thanks to architectural historian Robert Winter, Ph.D., who’s donated to the museum part of his personal collection and accompanying archives. From PMH… The donation includes over 200 Batchelder tiles made between the years 1910 and the early 1930s, including tiles […]

Seeing “Pictures”

Seeing “Pictures”

As a painter and assemblage artist, Pasadena resident Kate Carvellas is influenced by the “pictures” she sees during her days—those of nature and the man-made world. We’re attracted to her photographs right along with her abstract paintings and assemblages. Enjoy…                               […]

Shop Indie: Support Independent Businesses

Shop Indie: Support Independent Businesses

The holidays are a wonderful time to find unique gifts for the special people in our life and we love to frequent the many independent shops in the area. Places like Homage in Old Pasadena on Holly Street, just around the corner from another favorite, Lula Mae;  Groove and Little Flower in Eagle Rock; Attire, Meredith M, […]

A Season of Carols: A Holiday Handbell Concert

A Season of Carols: A Holiday Handbell Concert

Short jabs, slower elongated thrusts, a snap of the wrist. Curt notes created by “damping” lightly against one’s chest or lingering notes by thrusting up and away in a long graceful circle. Also, thumb damps, plucks, shakes, echoes, and ring touch. With one bell for each hand, ’tis the season to resurrect Robert and William […]

Million Meals Marathon

Million Meals Marathon

Twenty-four hours with the goal of receiving enough donations to provide for the nutritional needs of people in need as well as for their pets. The goal with Pasadena City College’s Million Meals Marathon on November 21st is to collect over 2,000 pounds of non-perishable goods, which will be 2 to 3 months of stock. […]

More Defelice

More Defelice

Ralph DeFelice is creator of the blog Day Trips L. A., where he shares what he sees while exploring, enjoying, and being in nature with his kids, one adventure at a time. To read about these day trips, including directions, costs, highlights, and other details—and be inspired for your own adventures—visit DayTripsLA.com. Follow DeFelice on […]

Doo Dah 2015

Doo Dah 2015

Since this is the Doo Dah, nothing should surprise us, like the 2015 Doo Dah Grand Marshall being not only Juli Crockett (pictured right), but her Evangenitals. The Pasadena Doo Dah Parade has selected renaissance woman, Juli Crockett, to lead this year’s 38th Occasional Parade. Consider the fact she’s a singer, songwriter, playwright, theater director, […]

Am I a Latina?

Am I a Latina?

Am I a Latina? by Carla Hensley   In the town by the sea of cracked sidewalks and forgotten panaderías I was born in June below the sweet waist of America. Am I a Latina? Around eleven I discovered Neruda and his oh-so-fervent loves, Gabo and the tenderness of his towns. I’ve traced my way […]

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