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/Kuhl-er/

/Kuhl-er/

It’s all about color. Or as in the phonetic spelling of the word, /kuhl-er/. Nearly two dozen San Gabriel Valley artists, including Barbi Taylor of Pasadena and Robert Nydam of Sierra Madre, have examined “the role color plays in art inspiration and interpretation.” The resulting works will be exhibited at Jones Coffee with an opening […]

Tea Lovers Fest

Tea Lovers Fest

It’s a tea lover’s dream. A whole festival about tea. With tea parties, a tea marketplace, a tea lab, tea ceremonies, brewing basics, tastings, a hands-on tea party planning workshop, “an adventurous tea and dessert pairing experience,” and even tarot card readings. Some ten years ago in a small yoga studio in Santa Monica, the┬áTea […]

Wildflower Seed Collecting and Picnic

Wildflower Seed Collecting and Picnic

The Mediterranean Garden Society of Southern California invites the public to bring a picnic to Arlington Garden and take a wildflower seed-collecting workshop on May 16th. Mayitos Dinos designed the Arlington Garden in Pasadena and she will be present to explain the garden’s genesis and evolution. Garden volunteers will collect wildflower seeds for next year’s […]

Hit the Road! (On a Bike)

Hit the Road! (On a Bike)

The British Medical Association states that “cycling just 20 miles a week can reduce the risk of coronary heart disease by fifty percent.” So we can keep eating bangers and mash if we clip on a helmet and hit the bike lane? My City Bikes and Pasadena Cyclery would probably not enjoy our drollery, or […]

Pasadena Rotary Youth Leadership Camp

Pasadena Rotary Youth Leadership Camp

Trust Fall. Decision Dilemma. Cultural Walk. Egg Drop. These are a few of the activities offered at Rotary Youth Leadership Camp, which was held over the April 17th weekend at Thousand Pines Camp in Crestline. Over 300 high school juniors from Rotary District 5300 gathered for a weekend of activities and the RYL awards. The […]

Pasadena Firefighters Head to Nepal

Pasadena Firefighters Head to Nepal

NBC Los Angeles reports that three firefighters from Pasadena Station No. 32 are using personal days to fly to Nepal and help victims of the magnitude 7.8 earthquake that has already taken over 2,100 lives. The quake also killed and injured people in India, Tibet, and Bangladesh. The fire captain Tim Okimura, paramedic Matthew Caffey, […]

Caribbean Cooking

Caribbean Cooking

Trinidad stewed chicken and coconut rice. Hmmm. And, how about some pigeon peas? (No, not peas made out of Columbidae.) The cultivation of pigeon peas go back 3,500 years on the eastern part of peninsular India. Pigeon peas are both a food crop (dried peas, flour, or green vegetable peas) and a forage/cover crop. In […]

Grandmother’s Insomnia

Grandmother’s Insomnia

Grandmother’s Insomnia by Thelma T. Reyna   She awaits daylight on the skinny edge of her daughter’s cot, rolled away in mornings, at night a rusty sentry in the spidered corner of the hall. Like a wax figure melting, she sinks to her knees, now permanently ahead from prayer, her paper lips whispering the Credo, […]

Beer, Bands & BBQ to Benefit Snip Clinic

Beer, Bands & BBQ to Benefit Snip Clinic

The Bea’s Knees and Old Town Shaving Company at The Shoppes at Stats are hosting a wet shaving extravaganza with demos and vendors, as well as a beer fest and barbecue with a days worth of live bands performing. All to benefit the Pasadena Humane Society’s Snip Clinic and program to stop pet over-population. Saturday, […]

The Big Shave West, Beerfest, Bandfest & BBQ

The Big Shave West, Beerfest, Bandfest & BBQ

As we reported over a year ago, Damon Stathatos is a fan. An avid fan. Of wet shaving. At the end of 2013, he finally took his passion and raised the ante by opening the Old Town Shaving Company at the corner of Green Street and Raymond Avenue, right next door to the family business, […]

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