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The Sam-Jam

The Sam-Jam

In memory of Samantha N. Dancer, come celebrate life and enjoy a lovely spring Saturday at the 3rd annual Sam-Jam at Eaton Blanche Park on April 18th. A DJ will create the atmosphere while kids and adults play games, enjoy complimentary eats, engage in competitions, and participate in a “fun” basketball tournament. There will also […]

“Seeds of Transformation” Garden Party

“Seeds of Transformation” Garden Party

The Pasadena Community Gardens Conservancy is delighted to be chosen as the “charity partner” by Orchard Supply Hardware, which is having a grand re-opening at its location in South Pasadena on April 25th. During the morning ceremony, PCGC will receive a $5,000 donation to continue its commitment to community gardens and nutrition education, as well […]

Woman in Metaphor

Woman in Metaphor

Woman in Metaphor by editor Maria Elena B. Mahler is described as “an anthology of poems inspired by the paintings of Stephen Linsteadt.” Below is culled from official text: Mahler invited twenty-seven poets from around the world to share their vision of the feminine spirit inspired by the paintings of Stephen Linsteadt from his series, […]

Wine Walk

Wine Walk

Pasadena Playhouse District is indulging our love of wine and offering “Wine Walk” on May 2nd. Swirl. Sip. Stroll. Stop by the Playhouse to pick up the program and receive a souvenir wine glass, then stroll to six different venues—including Red White + Bluezz, Jacob Maarse, and Monopole—for tastings, discounts, and to enjoy live entertainment. […]

An Arlington Spring Walking Tour

An Arlington Spring Walking Tour

Step into spring with a walking tour of Arlington Garden led by the Hill Avenue Gardening Club and revel in wildflowers…   Tour of Arlington Garden Saturday, April 11th, 10:30 a.m. Arlington Garden, 275 Arlington Dr. at Pasadena Ave., Pasadena For details, call 1.626.744.7264 CityofPasadena.net   In February, Mayor Bogaard and Councilmember Steve Madison led […]

Rosita’s Hands

Rosita’s Hands

Rosita’s Hands by Thelma T. Reyna   Rosita’s hands soaked in the early morning suds, the scalding pinking her skin as she swooshed and swirled the scouring pad and scrubbed pans until they sparkled. Then her prune0skin hands wiped baby’s face, peach oatmeal sticking on Allegra’s chin and rosebud mouth, dangling like mushy earrings on […]

The Making of Salt, S(e)a & Smoke

The Making of Salt, S(e)a & Smoke

How does one balance “creative ambition” with “professional comittment”? Pasadena resident, music producer, co-owner of London Bridge Studio in Seattle, Washington, songwriter, and musician Eric Lilavois writes… Understanding a project as it stands, those are the primary colors. Helping an artist fully realize the vision and not be afraid to take the back roads and […]

Urban Forest: Past, Present & Future

Urban Forest: Past, Present & Future

In order to grow strong trunks and limbs, Arborist-Treecare asserts, trees must be skillfully pruned. Pruning branches decreases the weight on the individual branches allowing them to withstand wind, ice, wet leaves, as well as the weight of fruits and nuts. Trimming, if well done, creates “an overall balanced branch structure in terms of weight […]

When Johnny Came Marching West

When Johnny Came Marching West

On April 9, 2015 local churches, schools and public buildings can partake in a national observance. A nationwide commemoration of General Robert E. Lee’s surrender of the Confederate Army—150 years ago—will be observed on Thursday.¹ Locations with bells will ring them for four minutes beginning at 3:15 p.m. EST—one minute for each year of the […]

Behind the Velvet Ropes, Details & Joinery, Fire & Light

Behind the Velvet Ropes, Details & Joinery, Fire & Light

How can architectural aficionados and groupies resist a house tour that comes with a flashlight? Gamble House is offering a “leisurely” paced, 2½ hour tour led by knowledgeable and passionate docents “wearing white gloves” who will open doors and drawers to “reveal gems” that can only be seen close up and are not included on […]

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