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Artisans, Boutiques & Rummage Sales for the Holidays

Artisans, Boutiques & Rummage Sales for the Holidays

Louise Wannier of Louis Jane Design is a textile designer, clothier, photographer, philanthropist, and soon-to-be author will be participating in Pasadena Jewish Temple & Center’s annual artisan boutique. She will be exhibiting and selling the company’s new line of coin purses, travel bags, jewelry pouches, and tote bags. Each “art fabric” is developed for digital [...]

Oak Woodland

Oak Woodland

Twenty species of oak are native to California according to University of California Oak Woodland Management. Several of these are endemic and grow naturally nowhere outside of California, while others are more wide ranging and grow from Canada to Mexico. There are both shrubby oak species that never grow more than a few feet tall, [...]

Naomi, Huneven, Jervey & More

Naomi, Huneven, Jervey & More

Most people know that when it comes to Pasadena and San Gabriel Valley—the woman sitting at the next table eating an arepa at Amara Chocolate, the man enjoying a Hangar 24 at the Alehouse in Altadena, the dude driving the restored 1965 Mustang convertible who’s tires are screeching as he navigates the Avenue 60 northbound offramp on the 110, [...]

Diana Son’s Stop Kiss

Diana Son’s Stop Kiss

“It’s that rare play that gives the audience something complicated to think about rather than trying to spoon feed them all of the answers,” writes TCDailyPlanet‘s Matthew Everett regarding Diana Son’s play Stop Kiss. He also writes that it’s “funny, romantic, and sweet—this, despite the fact that half the play is dealing with the aftermath of a violent act [...]

Bobbing, Churning, Shucking & Tossing

Bobbing, Churning, Shucking & Tossing

Does a little one in the family like to bake? Bake pies? The Old Pasadena Farmers’ Market welcomes bakers of the future to enter the Fall Harvest Festival pie baking contest Sunday, November 9th. Zagat’s Leslie Balla, the Pie Hole’s Matty and Lindsay Heffner, and Artisanal L.A.’s Shawna Dawson are the judges and the kid-baker [...]

Holiday Market in Old Pasadena: Calling All Vendors

Holiday Market in Old Pasadena: Calling All Vendors

Artisanal L.A. began four years ago with spring and fall shows featuring creators of edibles from all around the country. The Artisanal Holiday City Market expands on that idea and will be held in Old Pasadena with six vendor areas sprinkled along the streets and along the pedestrian alleys. Apparently, 150 independent businesses and 150 [...]

Wonderful Water: A Neighborhood Fest

Wonderful Water: A Neighborhood Fest

Once upon a time… It all began with butterflies. The Butterfly Fair, in fact. “Then we went underground for the Wiggly Worm Fair.” Now, The Farmer’s Yard, Northwest Pasadena Community Gardeners, and the Trailer Trash Project presents “Wonderful Water” on November 15th. Appropriately for a day of water appreciation, everyone is welcome to come and “enjoy [...]

Contemporary Crafts for the Holidays

Contemporary Crafts for the Holidays

Susan Zalkind writes that her work “is an exploration of stone and fire.” The work pictured (right) is white San Pedro alabaster that has been gathered throughout the southwest. As Zalkind works, she hopes to reveal “the highest beauty hidden in each stone, uncovering its shape, its flow, the place where it can be brought [...]

The Trucks Are Coming

The Trucks Are Coming

As many as 400,000 double-bed, diesel belching monsters, clogging streets, creating noise, dust, pollution, destroying precious habitat and severely impacting recreational opportunities and our neighborhoods. Is this any way to manage a river? Do you feel this way? The sentiment above is from the Arroyo Seco Foundation‘s Save Hahamongna campaign. They announced that the L.A. County [...]

Indian Mallow & Emerald Carpet

Indian Mallow & Emerald Carpet

Indian mallow and Emerald Carpet manzanita are two of the many native plants that will be on hand at the 2014 Garden Native Plant Sale on November 8th at the Eaton Canyon Nature Center. Knowledgable members of the California Native Plant Society (CNPS) will be available to answer any questions and offer recommendations as you [...]

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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