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Gerda’s Words, Luis’ Art

Gerda’s Words, Luis’ Art
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SomeTimes Your orange red glow singes me as you lean away. SomeTimes You flicker   burn bright   go dark. You tease and drown me in your rain. I turn cold. SomeTimes I don’t know you, don’t love you, don’t know what to do for you   for me   for us.     Poet Gerda Govine Ituarte will […]

Singing for Centuries

Singing for Centuries

It was founded by Emperor Maximilian I in 1498 and Franz Schubert began his musical life with the Wiener Sängerknaben—or, as may be more familiar, the Vienna Boys’ Choir. Today, this choir of altos and trebles is divided into four touring choirs and each sub-group is “named after famous Austrian composers associated with the choir’s […]

Jägerschnitzel

Jägerschnitzel

Our heartfelt thanks to Hans Röckenwagner for sharing another recipe with Hometown Pasadena readers. This recipe for jägerschnitzel comes, once again, from the recently released Das Cookbook. ~~~ Jägerschnitzel, or “hunter’s schnitzel,” has always been one of my favorites. I wrap my version of this classic dish in proscuitto-like Black Forest ham to give it […]

Have a Heart

Have a Heart

Valentine’s pronounce one’s heartfelt emotional love. They are purposefully sentimental and are often cute, sappy, silly, and adorable. But, as we know, we don’t love with the “hollow muscular organ that pumps blood through the circulatory system by rhythmic contraction and dilation” and our hearts are not heart-shaped. Kidspace presents Have a Heart Weekend, “celebrating […]

The 3rd L.A. Project: Conversation, Discussion, Debate

The 3rd L.A. Project: Conversation, Discussion, Debate

“We need to create bridges—east-west, cross-cultural, cross-class. There are few existing platforms for discussing Los Angeles, the collective idea of the city,” says President of Occidental College Jonathan Veitch. To launch and propel this desire, Occidental College is hosting conversations, which will be directed by Christopher Hawthorne—Professor of Practice in the Urban & Environmental Policy […]

Patricia Schultz & Her 1,000 Places at Distant Lands

Patricia Schultz & Her 1,000 Places at Distant Lands

The world is a book, and those who do not travel, read only one page. —St. Augustine of Hippo Patricia Schults, author of 1,000 Places to See Before You Die first heard “the siren call” of travel and discovery at the age of four. After college, she made a beeline for the first outgoing flight, […]

Outdoor Lighting Design

Outdoor Lighting Design

Does the garden you’ve labored over, sweated into, sworn towards yet nurtured, hated and loved, need to be under a spotlight? Soft pools of light around the garden create a completely different and magical experience at night. A light shining up into a tree adds a sophisticated sparkle. Whether from the windows in winter or […]

Racing, From the Heart, Dinner Onstage & White Night

Racing, From the Heart, Dinner Onstage & White Night

A Day at the Races, Villa Esperanza Guild’s 17th Annual Day of Thoroughbred Racing, Santa Anita Park, Club Terrace House, Saturday, Feb. 28th, 11 a.m. First race, 12:30 p.m. Tickets: $125 (purchase here). Price of ticket includes valet parking, park admission and official program, seating at table of four with personal television, choice of lunch […]

Avocado Fries

Avocado Fries

We would like to thank Hans Röckenwagner for sharing his ever-popular avocado fries recipe, as may be seen in his latest cookbook Das Cookbook. Avocado fries are one of those ambidextrous snacks, equally at home when dressed up on a party platter with Fire-Roasted Salsa and Herb Mayonnaise, or happy to hang out as a […]

All You Need Is Love: John Lennon

All You Need Is Love: John Lennon

He say, “I know you; you know me” One thing I can tell you is you got to be free Come together, right now, over me “Come Together,” by John Lennon, Abby Road (1969) “Everything is clearer when you’re in love,” Lennon is quoted to have said. He also said, “Creativity is a gift. It […]

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