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Poppies, Cacti & Cats in Trees

Poppies, Cacti & Cats in Trees
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We continue our joy of spring. All the growing and flourishing. The vibrancy and hues. The shapes big, small… and humongous. We’re not sure why we are especially taken with this spring—maybe it’s the seesaw from blistering heat that reminds one of late August to the nippy days requiring sweaters, or the stillness and quiet in an […]

“Lila” by Marilynne Robinson

“Lila” by Marilynne Robinson

A friend was about to return Lila to the library, then thought we might enjoy the story. We did. The first we know of little Lila, she’s been dragged from her hiding place under the table and set out onto the stoop and told not to try to sneak back inside. The weather is foul and getting worse. […]

Matt Hormann: The Darkest Night

Matt Hormann: The Darkest Night

The South Pasadena Public Library’s community room was packed. Chairs miraculously appeared a full fifteen minutes into the evening’s history lecture. Local residents, reflecting the area’s diverse ethnicity and cultural backgrounds, had gathered for Matt Hormann’s “The Darkest Night.” It was a quiet room as Matt launched into his presentation, a lecture accompanied by slides. The topic: Pasadena’s […]

A Stitch in Time & Hodge Podge Gifts

A Stitch in Time & Hodge Podge Gifts

We had dropped the ball; our girl is going to her high school senior prom on Saturday and her dress had yet to be hemmed. We flew out of the house, “flew” down Huntington Drive, and cut through A Stitch in Time to reach Carlos the Tailor who has a minute shop in the back, […]

Aerial Photographer Renee Rusak Strouse

Aerial Photographer Renee Rusak Strouse

We are delighted to feature one of the dozens of local artists participating in Open Studios Alta/Pasa/Dena, the next of which will be held June 4-5. Renee Rusak Strouse is an Altadena resident and a photographer. Her husband is a pilot. Says Open Studios artist Leslie Delamater: They combined passions and Renee now does mostly aerial photography. […]

Tales of Desegregation & Sayonara Slam

Tales of Desegregation & Sayonara Slam

Naomi Hirahara has been introducing many of us to a world about which we no little, if anything. Her Mas Arai mystery series follows the life of Mas Arai, a (now) retired landscape gardener who’s career and wife have passed, who’s attempting to stay in a new relationship while worrying about being too old and being […]

Blackberry Mint Mojitos

Blackberry Mint Mojitos

TGIF people, T.G.I.F. Working on my own start-up business has made me very appreciative of Friday afternoons. As a chef, I’ve never been very good at the business/office end of things—talking on the phone, meetings, email, blah blah. Even with my own restaurant I tended to avoid that whole office side of it (thank the […]

2016 Mother’s Day at Castle Green: Tour & High Tea

2016 Mother’s Day at Castle Green: Tour & High Tea

Some weeks back, we were invited to attend a private reception. Upon accepting we found the location was to be a penthouse at Castle Green. It had been some years since we’d been buzzed through the entrance wrought iron gate, walking under the “bridge,” up the front steps and into the handsome foyer. We smiled […]

2016 Evening with Star Chefs

2016 Evening with Star Chefs

Founded by Julia Child in 1963, “An Evening with Star Chefs” is Pasadena’s oldest and largest culinary benefit. Year after year, guests of the event are given a one of a kind opportunity to sample exquisite cuisine prepared by the premiere chefs from some of the area’s most prestigious restaurants. On May 7, Rosemary Children’s Services invites over 300 members […]

Representing Ourselves: Giving Voice to the Latinas We Know

Representing Ourselves: Giving Voice to the Latinas We Know

Désirée Zamorano and Isabel Quintero at two Latinas who are raising their voices. The National Endowment for the Humanities has partnered with the American Library Association, allocating $1.48 million to support Latino Americans: 500 Years of History, “a public exploration of the rich and varied experiences of Latinos, who have helped shape the United States […]

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