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Shopping for Easter Eats

Shopping for Easter Eats

Easter will be upon us quicker than we realize, so we’ve collected some Easter menus to make the day easier to navigate and leave more time for celebrating the resurrection or hunting for chocolate bunnies and painted eggs. Julienne, one of our all-time favorite places to patron, is full of Easter yum: Items ordered will […]

Celebrating Peacocks

Celebrating Peacocks

It’s all things peacock at the Arboretum on March 25. “Proud as a Peacock” unfurls the mysteries of the peafowl’s plumage and the courting secrets and rituals. Join a bird walk and follow the Peacock Discovery Trail. Dress as a peacock! And participate in peacock crafts (well, mostly for the little ones, but don’t be […]

Looking Up, Looking Down, Looking…

Looking Up, Looking Down, Looking…

A night sky in Pasadena. A Water Company hole cover. A friend’s installation. We’ve got Altadena artist Kate Carvellas, snapping pics as she looks at the world.                       More photos by Kate: “Through a Carvellas Eye.”   ~~~     Kate Carvellas, in her own […]

The Health Seekers

The Health Seekers

Our own Michele Zack, an Altadena resident and author of histories of Altadena and Sierra Madre, speaks on illness as a major factor in the 19th and 20th centuries immigration to Southern California. Zack says that her research shows that “the importance of the illness legacy has been underestimated as an influence of how we […]

The Existence of Us

The Existence of Us

          A key turns and I fade away He walks in and past me He doesn’t notice that I am there Maybe I’ve made myself invisible We live an apartheid existence And when we do stand together We simply become columns of catastrophe Notes that belong to different chords If I speak, he will turn If […]

Eat This Poem

Eat This Poem

“Reading a poem and cooking a meal are, quite simply, acts of self-care.” So writes Nicole Gulotta, author of Eat this Poem, who will be discussing and signing her book at Vroman’s on March 23. Eat this Poem includes twenty-five poems from the likes of Marge Piercy, Louise Glück, Mark Strand, Mary Oliver, Billy Collins, […]

To Race for Equality: A Virtual 5K

To Race for Equality: A Virtual 5K

At the Pasadena’s latest Commission on the Status of Women, we met, finally and happily, Jessica Kubel, Executive Director of the YWCA Pasadena-Foothill Valley. We thank her for the text below…   Many of you know how proud and honored I am to be involved with the YWCA Pasadena-Foothill Valley. As Executive Director, I am passionate about the […]

Love Bug & Me Music

Love Bug & Me Music

We were checking in to see what was happening at the Southern California Children’s Museum on Los Robles just north of Colorado Boulevard. This location is now its permanent home after some time on South Lake Avenue—and though the folks are still in the process of completing all of the interactive exhibits, the doors are open. […]

Loteria III

Loteria III

Once again, Cactus Gallery calls on its artists to imagine and interpret. To celebrate the 12th birthday of Sandra Mastroianni’s Cactus Gallery, she asked for “modern interpretations of the iconic ‘Don Clemente Gallo‘ Loteria deck. “This year, in addition to the original 54 images, we will be introducing a second, lesser known set of Loteria […]

Arroyo Seco Music Festival

Arroyo Seco Music Festival

Tom Petty, Weezer, Mumford & Sons. Need we say more? Not really. Though we will. This inaugural Arroyo Seco Weekend is scheduled for June 24 and 25, and is promoted by Goldenvoice, the folks behind Coachella (so watch out). We can’t quite picture how it will be set up as the location is stated only as the […]

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