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STAKE

STAKE

  Persuaded by late-night movies of Lugosi, I shrouded myself with Grandfather’s brown bathrobe and became Dracula. On moonless nights, I left the refrigerator door ajar to create Nosferatu shadows. The fedora box on the commode looked like a cat, a gargantuan bat, a beheaded horseman. My slippers scraped against the marble of the corridor. […]

The Weather ‘Round Here!

The Weather ‘Round Here!

This has been such a wet, soggy, blustery, shivery winter—after it had gotten to a point we thought perhaps we’d never experience another one—that some people we know are pining for the drought. But on our drive up the 101 to San Francisco several weekends ago, the rolling hills, vast fields, and endless vineyards, even under a […]

From The Little Arctic to Inez Milholland

From The Little Arctic to Inez Milholland

For eight days everyone is welcome to take a seat and revel in the silver screen. For a mere $75, film enthusiasts have access to all screenings beginning March 8 through March 16 at the 4th Annual Pasadena International Film Festival. From animation to live action, suspense to science fiction, human trafficking to mental illness, and from […]

A Perfect Fit

A Perfect Fit

Text courtesy of Jericho Road Pasadena: This is a story of how Joyce Wedseltoft was able to pursue her passion while making the Pasadena community a little bit stronger. Joyce, recently retired, wanted to find a way to give back, particularly in the Arts community. Joyce spoke with Melanie Goodyear, the Executive Director of JRP, […]

Karol’s Frame of Mind

Karol’s Frame of Mind

    We’re always happy to share the wonderful eye, and frame of mind, of Karol Franks. Enjoy…                       Enjoy more photography by Karol Franks in Hometown Pasadena’s Photo Op: “Colors Divine” “Iconic Pasadena” “Winter to Spring” “Karol Franks Photography” “Waters Here & There” “Temecula Balloon Festival” […]

The Sympathizer

The Sympathizer

One City One Book programs take the idea of a localized book discussion club and expand it to cover a whole city, Michael Rogers wrote in 2002. The winner of the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, as well as five other awards, The Sympathizer is the breakthrough novel of the year. With the pace and suspense of a thriller […]

Newcomers

Newcomers

Most of us realize it’s difficult moving to a new place. Even if a move is desired, our old home, and our friends and family are left behind. Settling into a new job and a new town can be exciting and exhilarating, but also stressful and, sometimes, depressing. Sometimes even with living awhile in one […]

Bee Keeping

Bee Keeping

Feb. 22, 2017. Editor’s note: We’re sorry to report, but we’ve just heard that this bee keeping class has been canceled. The wonder of bees. Now more than ever. Danny Finkelstein and The Valley Hive lead a class on bee keeping at The Arboretum on Sunday, February 26. Finkelstein will share the history of bee […]

Blind-Born Fish

Blind-Born Fish

If I were a blind-born fish Pale and listless on deep sea cliff, Never to know the heat of sun Nor the thin white feel of day, I could never dream of that called warm Nor vision a heat-scorched sand. I see in this colored day While sitting in filtered noontime sun, A world all […]

Aladdin, As Ballet

Aladdin, As Ballet

This event is not for a young’uns ooey gooey experience or working up a sweat or maneuvering with glue and paste, but we remember being young (8 or 9 years old?) when our grandparents took us to our first ballet, a performance of The Nutcracker at Rockefeller Center in New York City. We were hooked. […]

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