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Strike of Lightning

Strike of Lightning

Strike of Lightning by Patricia Wells McMillan Like a strike of lightning – zap! cars, colours, people, architecture: what’s going on around me, makes me very excited HAVE to take that shot, Love to experiment and just see what happens. Life is short, so what the hell. My motto is Just have fun. Throwing “scared” […]

Trained Dogs for Adoption.org

Trained Dogs for Adoption.org

Loyal, personality, special, companion. These are the traits that TrainedDogsForAdoption.org look for and develop in its last-resort rescue dogs. TDFA was founded to train and help place German Shepherds, which traditionally are difficult to place. “To our knowledge, no local rescue has ever specialized in the rehabilitation of high-drive and sometimes mischievous working shepherds residing […]

Art of the City Wall: Mixed Message

Art of the City Wall: Mixed Message

As a quick intro, there are four things to know about Bill Wishner: —He is 74 years old. —Though retired from his medical practice, Dr. Wishner is still a professor of medicine at the Keck School of Medicine at USC “helping to teach medical ethics.”¹ —For thirty years his focus was photography, primarily on-stage portraits […]

Vampire Mermaids, Tyrannical Aliens & Magical Watches

Vampire Mermaids, Tyrannical Aliens & Magical Watches

Julia Edwards is a writer. A lover of writing. A groupie of words. And she wants to spread the delight and adventure of writing. Her 2-year-old StoryLab continues to expand its creative classes. The mission? Get kids to dig the written word. From treasure hunts to The Scallion student-created newspaper, from playwriting to create-your-own class, […]

Pretty, Powerful, Pasta

Pretty, Powerful, Pasta

Pretty, Powerful, Pasta Recipe from Living Luxe Gluten Free by Michelle Lee This recipe came together when my pantry and fridge were bare. Unable to get to the store, I was limited to tomatoes, broccoli, and Trader Joe’s quinoa fusilli pasta. I combined them all then added garlic, olive oil, and anchovies to the mix. […]

The Jubilee Singers: MLK Weekend Concert

The Jubilee Singers: MLK Weekend Concert

Forty-seven years ago, professor, conductor, and Los Angeles native Albert McNeil created The McNeil Jubilee Singers and in 1968 the Singers went on their first European tour. What do they sing? “The vast body of folk music termed ‘African-American.’ Donna Perlmutter of the L. A. Times has reviewed the Singers, writing: “It doesn’t take strict […]

Ancient Roots to Chinatown & Art of Fresh Pasta

Ancient Roots to Chinatown & Art of Fresh Pasta

Victuals and libations, history and knowledge is a combination that is truly tailored to our interests. The Huntington and Urban Kitchen present two classes, which we believe will satisfy on all counts: Art Bites’ Taste of Art: From Ancient Roots to Chinatown Art of Fresh Pasta Maite Gomez-Rejón of Art Bites connects with the current […]

Volunteer: Pasadena’s 2016 Homeless Count

Volunteer: Pasadena’s 2016 Homeless Count

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 […]

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