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Square Foot Gardening & Mosaic Bricks

Square Foot Gardening & Mosaic Bricks

They say that nothing tastes better than home grown vegetables, the flavors enhanced by healthy soil devoid of pesticides. Find out yourself by building a square foot garden. Square foot gardens use only twenty percent of the space of a conventional garden, no tilling of the soil is necessary, and the amount of water needed [...]

Photograph in the Studio

Photograph in the Studio

Photograph in the Studio by Jacqueline Tchakalian There’s a black, sticky spot on the photograph of my husband. Shadows of branch, lattice work, pattern his shirt. Half his face glows in late after- noon sun, the other half darkens in its own shade. There were three of us that day:  Father, mother, daughter. We had [...]

Zhena Folk Chorus

Zhena Folk Chorus

A Zhena concert is a complete village experience… Zhena means “woman” or “wife” in Slavic languages and these women of Zhena, based out of San Pedro, have dedicated themselves to preserving and presenting the folk songs of Bosnia, Bulgaria, Croatia, Georgia, Hungary, Macedonia, Romania, Russia, Turkey, and Ukraine. Story-like narratives and colorful authentic costumes are [...]

Seedling Sale

Seedling Sale

More than 1,000 organically grown tomato, pepper, squash, basil, and other vegetable seedlings for sale—on a first come, first served basis, at the Eagle Rockdale Community Garden & Art Park on Sunday, April 6th. All varieties are said to be of heirloom quality and GMO-free. Industrial tomato cages will also be for sale. This event [...]

Heroes in the Shadows

Heroes in the Shadows

Of the estimated 4,444 homeless individuals in San Gabriel Valley, twelve percent or 533 of them have been identified as Veterans. Within this latter group, a rising number of them are recently released Veterans. In response, Joe Leal, an Iraq combat veteran, founded The Vet Hunters Project. He “is shedding light on a population that [...]

In the Beginning…

In the Beginning…

The evening has no Charlton Heston as John the Baptist or Max von Sydow as Jesus Christ as in George Stevens’ 1965 epic film The Greatest Story Ever Told, but rather a group of no name “biblical bystanders” in the greatest story never told. The Cultural Arts Program of the Jewish Federation and the JFed Players [...]

This Moment

This Moment

This Moment by Austin Straus at the dining table, chewed and savored, reverberating in my skull, seeping into memory staying forever and when and if it ever dies, if everything dies when the person dies, I will feel the loss, somehow, a loss to posterity, to the universe of a moment that throbbed with life, [...]

Grist & Toll Shortbread Cookies

Grist & Toll Shortbread Cookies

Recipe courtesy of Nan Kohler of Grist & Toll… I love shortbread cookies. It’s amazing how much more I love them now that I can make them with freshly milled flour. The flavors of fresh, whole grain flour really shine when there aren’t a lot of competing flavors and ingredients in the mix. This really [...]

Bark for Life

Bark for Life

The day has gone to the dogs quite literally. On Sunday, March 30th, Library Park in Monrovia will be swarming with canines as they and their owners walk, eat, learn, laugh, and raise money to fight cancer. Humans and canines who are survivors of cancer, as well as therapy dogs will be honored with an [...]

Inventing Media & Author Robin Sloan

Inventing Media & Author Robin Sloan

Think of the formats we love:  books, 2-hour movies, serial TV dramas, blogs…the list goes on and on. All of these formats had to be invented. But how does that happen? How do new formats get started? And, how might a person participate in the process of “media invention”? To find out…join us. (Pasadena Public [...]

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