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Toying with Science

Toying with Science
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Jan. 13, 2 p.m. Editor’s Note: We just received a phone call from Mary Herrera that the price for the evening show is not a flat $10, but $25 for kids and $10 for children. We were not (until now) on the Caltech media list and as such did not receive a press release for […]

Daguerreotype to iPhone: Snapshot vs. Art

Daguerreotype to iPhone: Snapshot vs. Art

About three lifetimes ago, in the fall of 1985, I drained my accounts and packed up my bags. I was twenty-three years old and on no particular career path, so I quit my job at Pickles Delicatessen in Rowayton, Connecticut and headed west. For a few weeks I visited friends who had transplanted to Los […]

Beautiful Rain, Colored Skies

Beautiful Rain, Colored Skies

Waking up in the morning recently, the temperature has been as low as 37ºF, 5 degrees from freezing. One evening we stepped outside and it smelled like snow. Yet the sky was clear, the stars as bright as possible while fighting through the glare of city lights. Now the rain has come. Glorious rain. From […]

Sampling the Original: Star Wars 1977

Sampling the Original: Star Wars 1977

As of January 2, 2016, Star Wars: The Force Awakens had made $1.3 billion dollars worldwide. Our research shows that creating this blockbuster film cost $200 million. In contrast, Star Wars the original, released in 1977 had a production budget of $11 million and earned $786 million worldwide.¹ Isn’t that quaint? Star Wars (later retitled, […]

Youth Ceramics

Youth Ceramics

Growing up in Fairfield County, Connecticut one of the places to which I returned happily time and time again was what I knew only as Silvermine. Sitting in the passenger seat, trying not to get car sick as my mother drove down windy roads crowded with ancient trees and an endless canopy of greenery overhead, […]

No “Thon”, No Totes, No Gala

No “Thon”, No Totes, No Gala

The YWCA Pasadena-Foothill Valley is not sending out mailing labels, offering tote bags, hosting a gala, or asking that we walk, swim, or run for “any activity that has the word ‘thon’ in it.” For a $25 donation to help empower girls, educate women, and fight for racial justice and civil rights, YWCA P-FV will […]

2016 Festival of Women Authors

2016 Festival of Women Authors

We realize it’s three months until April 9, when the Pasadena Literary Alliance presents the Pasadena Festival of Women Authors, but this event sells out quickly, so for those who forget until it’s too late or those who have never heard of PFWA, we want to offer a tease—and a nudge. In prior years, many […]

“Find Your Adventure”

“Find Your Adventure”

The theme for the 127th Rose Parade on January 1, 2016, is “Find Your Adventure” and has 44 float entries with the addition of floats representing the two teams—Stanford and Iowa—playing in the Rose Bowl Game. Documentarian Ken Burns is the 2016 Grand Marshal. From his Academy Award-nominated films Brooklyn Bridge (1981) and The Statue […]

Live on Green

Live on Green

Tuesday, December 29, begins three days of festivities at “Live on Green” with different pavilions offering fun for kids, cuisine and libations, history, learn about the National Park Service (the inspiration behind this year’s Rose Parade theme). The Live on Green Bistro and Sidewalk Café will be serving up breakfast burritos, muffins, and (sponsor) Dole […]

Merry Merry!

Merry Merry!

    To spread the visual merriment of the holiday season, here are some scenes we saw around town…                       A friend of ours who is Catholic laments the lack of crèche displayed nowadays. We found a couple…       The above mini-crèche with […]

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