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Yard Lovin’ It

Yard Lovin’ It

Toys, furniture, electronics, clothing, dishes, silverware, pots and pans, bedding, holiday decorations, books, and movies…these are some of the items available for sale at “Yard Lovin’ It,” which benefits sick children and the family members who stay with them at the Pasadena Ronald McDonald House on May 23rd. If a few closets, chests, or basements […]

Day Trips L.A.

Day Trips L.A.

Thanks once again to Ralph DeFelice for allowing Hometown Pasadena to re-publish a few of his stunning photos from the many adventures he’s taken with his two kids. We highly recommend checking out his blog Day Trips LA. Day trips and road trips are spectacularly photographed and posts include address, contact info, drive time, cost, […]

Pinot, Pinot!

Pinot, Pinot!

It is said that ancient Romans first knew the pinot grape as Helvenacia Minor and it was “vinified” as early as the first century A.D.¹ The “golden child” of pinot grapes are grown in Burgundy, France along the Côte d’Or or Slope of Gold, a two-mile wide and thirty-mile long stretch of hills. Pinot Noir […]

Unexpected Roots

Unexpected Roots

Roberta Martínez shares intimate stories of Pasadena’s earliest days through the romance, marriage, and works of Arturo Bandini and Helen Elliott Bandini; legacies of Old California and women’s identity and roles; and connections with the Valley Hunt Club, Greene and Greene, Charles Lummis, and even the Manhattan Project. Helen Elliott came to California from Indianapolis […]

Mid-Century Living on Millionaire’s Row

Mid-Century Living on Millionaire’s Row

South Orange Grove Boulevard was once dubbed “Millionaire’s Row” as a result of the “grandiose Victorian style mansions” that were erected. “As a result of economic shifts and population explosion following World War II,” the neighborhood transitioned to include many mid-century garden apartments. On May 16th, Pasadena Heritage presents “South Orange Grove: Mid-Century Living on […]

Chinese Medical Spa

Chinese Medical Spa

Sincere thanks to Suzanne O’Shea for her remarks about a local spa…   I just had the most amazing experience, a Chinese herbal massage (to help my poor aching feet), which lasted 90 minutes and I was treated to an intense but healing full body massage along with my foot massage. I just can’t believe […]

Voices for 5 Acres Gala

Voices for 5 Acres Gala

The public is invited for “celebratory cocktails,” a gourmet dinner, silent and live auctions, and dancing under the stars with DJ Amara at the “Voices for 5 Acres Gala” on June 6th. For the third year, actor, director, and producer Matthew Lillard (Scooby Doo, Scream) and KTLA morning news anchor Wendy Burch will emcee 5 […]

The Three Sundays of a Poet

The Three Sundays of a Poet

Sincere thanks to Claudia Bailey, member of Chorale Bel Canto, for providing the text below… It’s time for the final concert of our Chorale Bel Canto season, and it’s going to be a very unusual and diverse program. This is the first time we’ll be back performing in Pasadena since June 2013. Many of our […]

Art on Palm 2015

Art on Palm 2015

“My, how you’ve grown!” This is an exclamation that’s been heard by the majority of us dozens of times—as we’ve visited grandma or family friends over the years, first about our own growth, then in regard to our own youngsters. But today, we address this remark to Art on Palm. Art on Palm began with […]

Pedestrian Safety Workshop

Pedestrian Safety Workshop

Pasadena Complete Streets Coalition is working for pedestrian safety. PCSC is hosting an interactive pedestrian safety workshop led by pedestrian planning professionals from California Walks on May 9th.   Pedestrian Safety Workshop Saturday, May 9th, 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Pas. Presbyterian Church, 585 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena For more info, visit Pas-CSC.org  

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