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Habitat for Humanity: New Homes in Glendale

Habitat for Humanity: New Homes in Glendale
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Seeking: Low-income, first-time home buyers. San Gabriel Valley Habitat for Humanity is planning six new single family homes. The renderings look sleek and modern, rather like townhouses, and they will be located in Glendale. The Housing Authority has appropriated $1.4 million to the $2.8 million project, which includes the land purchase of $980,000, according to […]

Call for Artists

Call for Artists

Open Studios Alta/Pasa/Dena has grown from a handful of participants to more than 50 artists in 25 locations, from home studios to galleries. From exploring the wild wonders and jumble of Zorithian Ranch to enjoying a glass of wine and sitting in a sunny backyard while browsing art, Open Studios is a 2-day event for […]

High Low Vintage & Dinner 4 Two

High Low Vintage & Dinner 4 Two

Pasadena native Carolyn Gray is proprietor of High Low Vintage on East Green Street, part of what is called “Green Street Village.” Hometown Pasadena featured the store after it opened in spring 2012: Something’s up on Green Street. High Low Vintage has just opened with “an eye towards Mid-Century Modern, Industrial Age, and Post Modern […]

Little Yogis

Little Yogis

How about bonding with your little girl or boy while also helping them with coordination, focus, and concentration? Kidspace presents “Little Yogis” to be enjoyed by kids ages 3 to 5 years old with their mom, dad, guardian, or even a jammin’ grandmama or papa. Physical strength can be improved through yoga practices, and flexibility […]

Magnolia House Dinner-for-Two

Magnolia House Dinner-for-Two

The 2009 print edition of Hometown Pasadena (Prospect Park Books) describes Magnolia House (previously Magnolia Lounge) in these terms… The red flocked wallpaper, crystal light fixtures and low velvet couches pay tribute to the speakeasy (Pasadena’s first) that purportedly thrived here during Prohibition. In this more licentious age, patrons freely enter the candlelit walkway that […]

Mushrooms of Love at the Wild Mushroom Fair

Mushrooms of Love at the Wild Mushroom Fair

  How can a fungus be so delightful? Thankfully, thousands of cooking amateurs and masters alike have embraced these fruiting bodies with spores. On February 13, the 32nd Wild Mushroom Fair will be held at the L. A. Arboretum, featuring “Mushrooms of Love” by Gary Lincoff (author of The Audobon Society Field Guide to North […]

Hike for the Homeless

Hike for the Homeless

Mike Simms, curator of the Echo Mountain ruins above Altadena, has been working for over a year to create a park for people to come up and enjoy. To highlight his new Friends of Echo Mountain group and all of the wonderful hikes he’s discovered, last December he welcomed one and all to participate in […]

Chocolate Wonders: Food of the Gods

Chocolate Wonders: Food of the Gods

  Etymologists trace the origin of the word “chocolate” to the Aztec word “xocoatl,” which referred to a bitter drink brewed from cacao beans. The Latin name for the cacao tree, Theobroma cacao, means “food of the gods.” —”A Brief History of Chocolate” (1 March 2008) by Amanda Fiegl, SmithsonianMag.com       Almost nothing […]

Kitchens, The Arrangement & I Heart Obama

Kitchens, The Arrangement & I Heart Obama

The Flintridge Bookstore and Coffeehouse is roaring into 2016. On February 17, two Penguin Random House authors—J. Ryan Stradal and Ashley Warlick—will be “in conversation” and sign their novels. Stradal has published Kitchens of the Great Midwest and no, it is not a book of design or quaint collections of nana’s recipes. Stradal is a […]

Local Pushcart Prize Nominees

Local Pushcart Prize Nominees

Gratitude to poet, author, and publisher of Golden Foothills Press Thelma T. Reyna for informing us of several local poets who have been nominated for the esteemed Pushcart Prize. Describing the 6 selected poets, Thelma Reyna states: These are highly dedicated writers, most of them having written poetry for most, if not all, of their […]

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