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Pacific Asia Immersion

Pacific Asia Immersion

How about a weekend of immersing yourself in the history, art, music, and poetry of Asia and the Pacific Islands? Find the perfect zen for the weekend by attending USC Pacific Asia Museum’s Hatha yoga class during lunch on Friday—beginners are welcome and class is only $10, the cost of a Euro Pane sandwich or [...]

See, Hear, Expand, Appreciate

See, Hear, Expand, Appreciate

We’ve written before about these two sisters—Susan Cherney and Wendy Ross—and their venture Inside the Story, but we haven’t in a while and they are still going strong, offering a variety of workshops, lectures, and field trips for people who want to know more about a specific artistic genre or movement. Inside the Story events are [...]

In Want of Water

In Want of Water

On January 17, 2014, California Governor Jerry Brown proclaimed a state of emergency and requested that all state residents voluntarily reduce their water use by 20%. (Gov.CA.gov) How’d you do? News outlets reported that we cut our water usage by a measly five percent. According to Jennifer Guess of Pasadena Water and Power, the city [...]

TUGGER the Ship & Kevin Bertazzon

TUGGER the Ship & Kevin Bertazzon

About a year ago, I was asked if I might be willing to help build a spaceship. Since I spend my days looking at a screen and typing at a keyboard, I was a bit hesitant, especially as the weekends spent in the garage with my dad building a Bugatti (a VW kit car), which eventually [...]

Teddy Bear TLC

Teddy Bear TLC

Does Teddy have a foot that’s flopping, his seams pulling apart? Does Panda’s neck loll because of too many grab ‘n carries by little hands with a death, but loving, grip? Kidspace’s Imagination Workshop will lead children into “up-cycle” their favorite stuffed animal “using soft circuit technology, some simple sewing techniques, and a whole lot [...]

Native Plants: The Big Picture

Native Plants: The Big Picture

Lisa Novick is ready to talk plants, going native, and California lovin’. Novick is the Director of Outreach and K-12 Education at the Theodore Payne Foundation in Sun Valley. Mr. Theodore Payne (b. 1872), in case you have not heard, hailed from Northamptonshire, England. At the age of 21, he sailed to America and his [...]

Jr. League of Pasadena

Jr. League of Pasadena

Love volunteering? Training? Taking action? Helping women reach their potential? The Junior League of Pasadena holds an open house on August 9th where interested parties may meet current members, ask questions, learn about volunteer projects run in partnership with local nonprofits. Some projects “focus on girls’ health and wellness, art education in Pasadena schools, family [...]

Pics from La Casita del Arroyo

Pics from La Casita del Arroyo

It’s rounding toward 6 o’clock on a Friday afternoon, the mugginess of the day revealed by my shirt sticking to my skin in various places, too many places, almost to the point of making movement restricted. A feeling of continuous moistness on my skin, the feeling of sweat and a day’s amount of dirt clinging to my [...]

Fox’s Diner

Fox’s Diner

The pining for diner food has been gnawing our bones for some time. We’ve tried places here and there, but nothing quite lives up to the classic stainless steel roadside diner along the Post Road in Norwalk, Connecticut, right off I95, that we used to frequent as teenagers and then as young adults after a [...]

Succulent Tablescapes

Succulent Tablescapes

Down those great little side alleys off of One Colorado in Old Town, sits Botany Flowers. This weekend Crunchy Crafters join forces with Botany Flowers in Pasadena (they also have a shop in Santa Monica) for a workshop on “living art.” Elegant, well-balanced, and durable are the words used to describe the ultimate goal in [...]

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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