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Wine & Cheese Flights & Sam Maloof

Wine & Cheese Flights & Sam Maloof

Sam Maloof was the first craftsman awarded the MacArthur Foundation “Genius” Fellowship. The Smithsonian Institution declared Maloof “America’s most renowned contemporary furniture craftsman.” His rocking chair has been described as having “sinewy sculpted lines” and “a modern stylistic aesthetic of clean lines born of practical consideration.” Beauty comes not from added ornamentation. It comes from enhancement [...]

“Two Decades of Amazing”

“Two Decades of Amazing”

It began as a family project, a way for Sierra Madre educator Gayle Blumel to offer her children to have a “meaningful and nurturing summer program.” “It” became the GATE Summer Musical Program. The name has morphed into the Pasadena Musical Theatre Program and is now celebrating it’s 20 year anniversary. Over two decades, thousands [...]

Living Green Expo

Living Green Expo

Conservation and sustainability will be on the tips of tongues at the Green Living Expo in South Pasadena on Sunday, July 20th. A variety of hybrid cars and bicycles may be seen and ogled at a “clean air” show and workshops on yard design and turf rebates (for South Pas residents) and water wise plants and irrigating them [...]

Baking Bread 101

Baking Bread 101

She was an official expat for nearly a decade. Unsurprisingly, once Debra Cohen returned home, American bread just didn’t really do it for her. Debra began baking using techniques gleaned from French and German bakers (and the New York Times). Now, Debra runs a “home-based” bakery in Altadena and delivers fresh loaves to lucky recipients. [...]

Walking the Gardens, Plant Advice & Evening Concerts

Walking the Gardens, Plant Advice & Evening Concerts

The days are getting hot and will only become more so as we head further into July, then August and September. Sometimes it is so hot, it’s difficult to enjoy the wonders that are our world. So, how about getting out before the heat strikes and see what’s blooming at the Arboretum? Docent-led walking tours [...]

Winspear, Lepucki & Evanovich

Winspear, Lepucki & Evanovich

It’s a week for big names, new names, and the Stephen Colbert bump. Jacqueline Winspear, bestselling author of the Maisie Dobbs series, remains fascinated by the “war to end all wars” World War I. This time, rather than incorporate her ruminations via investigator Dobbs, Winspear has written the stand alone novel The Care and Management [...]

The Long Table: Year Two

The Long Table: Year Two

Dine under nature’s canopy right on Green Street…sans the swoosh and veering of cars. Replacing cars for one entire block, The Long Table: Playhouse District Food & Wine Celebration will step into its second year on Saturday, July 26th. Communal tables are set up and diners experience “epicurean fare, refreshing drinks, and wonderful music” from seven Pasadena Playhouse District [...]

Wearable Tech

Wearable Tech

Wearable tech? Wearable computing is the study or practice of inventing, designing, building, or using miniature body-borne computational and sensory devices. Wearable computers may be worn under, over, or in clothing, or may also be themselves clothes (i.e. “Smart Clothing” (Mann, 1996a)). (Interaction Design Foundation) In 1981, Steve Mann designed and built a backpack-mounted 6502-based [...]

Peach, Burrata, Proscuitto & Hazelnut Salad

Peach, Burrata, Proscuitto & Hazelnut Salad

Thank you to Prospect Park Books for sharing a recipe from their new release, The Auntie Em’s Cookbook by Theresa Wahl, owner and chef of Auntie Em’s Kitchen in Eagle Rock. ~~~ This salad is a great alternative to a caprese. Peaches instead of the more common tomatoes sweeten things up a bit. The dressing makes [...]

Free Pet Adoption!

Free Pet Adoption!

Official Press Release: The Pasadena Humane Society is teaming up with Assemblymembers Chris Holden (D-Pasadena), Ed Chau (D–Monterey Park), and Mike Gatto (D-Los Angeles) to host the biggest free pet adoption event of the year in the San Gabriel Valley. On Tuesday, July 8, 2014, the Pasadena Humane Society will open its doors for a community adoption event [...]

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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