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Hoopla! A Novel Tea

Hoopla! A Novel Tea
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On March 20th and 21st, Hoopla!, owned by local stalwarts Lori and Scott Webster, will be celebrating their first anniversary at the store’s “new” location on Fair Oaks Avenue. The festivities begin Friday at 3 p.m. with one of life’s most lovely ingredients: food. Olimila Gourmet Emporium is a family business in Studio City, founded […]

¡Loteria!

¡Loteria!

The rooster, the dandy, the devil, the mermaid, the watermelon. These are the names of five cards in Loteria, a game similar to bingo, which originated in Italy in the 15th century, was brought to New Spain (Mexico) in 1769, and was  a hobby of the upper classes before becoming a tradition at Mexican fairs. […]

Colored Skies, Public Art & Spineless Cactus

Colored Skies, Public Art & Spineless Cactus

Once again, we’d like to thank Karol Franks for sharing her photography. Her work lures the eye, alters one’s perspective, and soothes the mind while inspiring one’s imagination.   Right: Pretty clouds, or what Suzanne Kloss calls “sheep clouds.”       Public art installation downtown L.A., work in progress:         A […]

In a World of Purple: Wistaria Fest 2015

In a World of Purple: Wistaria Fest 2015

It’s that time again, to walk the long walk and bask in the glory of the world’s oldest blossoming vine, as ordained by none other than the Guinness Book of World Records The Wistaria Festival in Sierra Madre is Sunday, March 15th, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. The village will be alive with over 100 crafters and […]

OSKA Pasadena

OSKA Pasadena

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 […]

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