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“Past the Expiration Date”

“Past the Expiration Date”
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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 […]

Re-Grand Opening of Park Bench Grill

Re-Grand Opening of Park Bench Grill

When we arrive at noon, the place is empty. Within twenty minutes, it’s filling up, salutations are being issued and returned, orders are being taken, and the kitchen has kicked into gear. Upon asking, we’re told by owner Chef Debbie Raney that the grilled chicken breast sandwich, the daily specials, and any of the fish […]

Historic Interviews

Historic Interviews

He owned a barber shop. She was the first Black manicurist to work on white customers. He is Mr. LeRoy Mims. She is Mrs. Leona Lee. Both are Pasadena residents. The Pasadena Museum of History interviewed over two dozen African-American residents back in 1984. Not only did these interviews provide the content for the documentary […]

Making Dashi

Making Dashi

Dashi is a very flavorful basic broth in Japanese cooking. It has a savory taste (umami) and is typically made from dried bonito flakes (Katsuobushi), dried fish (Niboshi) or kelp (Kombu). It is a very important ingredient for traditional Japanese food. Dashi is used not only for soups such as Miso Soup, but also for a […]

PokeMIX Grand Opening

PokeMIX Grand Opening

Sincere thanks to Kristie Hang for allowing us to re-print her review of the new Poke Bar…   By Kristie Hang Reporter, journalist, foodie KristieHang.com I was invited to taste-test the next big thing in the San Gabriel Valley. Tea royalty Flour + Tea (of the famous Ten Ren lineage) is opening their newest concept PokeMIX in Pasadena. […]

This Summer, Learn the Ukulele, Mandarin, Hip Hop, Sewing, Painting, Poetry…

This Summer, Learn the Ukulele, Mandarin, Hip Hop, Sewing, Painting, Poetry…

Kindergarteners through eighth graders have the opportunity for learning drawing and painting, poetry and short story writing, hip hop dancing, sewing, various sports and games, Mandarin, and the ukulele on the lovely campus of The Gooden School during the summer 2015. Seventh and eighth graders may also participate in an ISEE and HSPT test preparation […]

Doggy Day…and Cats, Too

Doggy Day…and Cats, Too

Disc dogs, obedience clubs, animal communicators, bulldog rescue, Rosie’s Bakery, and the Dawg Squad, and yes, the Cat Posse, will all be available and on site at Garfield Park in South Pasadena on March 7th for Doggy Day…and Cats, Too! Bring your pet and the Pasadena Church of Truth (Center for Awakening Consciousness) will bless […]

Guy Fish

Guy Fish

When Hometown Pasadena contributor Karol Franks brought our attention to an opening reception for a local artist, we were all ears. Guy Fish is not only the Art Education Manager at the Huntington Library but a plein air painter. His exhibit “Fresh California” is a collection of works that will be exhibited throughout the month […]

Properties of Silence Salon Series

Properties of Silence Salon Series

The L.A. Times has called Properties of Silence “an intriguing dreamscape,” while the L.A. Weekly simply writes, “wondrous.” About Productions pairs the production of Properties of Silence, a one-act, with a series of after-events called the Post-Silence Salon Series. Poets reading, music playing, panels discussing, scholars talking, and singers singing—it all happens throughout the month […]

Have Something to Say? TEDxPasadena Women

Have Something to Say? TEDxPasadena Women

The theme at TEDx Pasadena Women is “momentum.” How have women built momentum historically? How do women define momentum? How do they utilize it? Where has momentum brought women? Is women’s momentum different from human momentum, men’s momentum, or cultural momentum? What fuels momentum? What kills it? How have women used momentum to succeed and/or […]

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