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Minoru Ohira’s “Quiet Power”

Minoru Ohira’s “Quiet Power”

Minoru Ohira’s sculptures, writes Scarlet Cheng of ArtScene, have a “quiet power.” Other adjectives used to describe the Japanese born, California resident’s art are epic, whimsical, and as having visual rhythm. On September 14th, Offramp Gallery welcomes the public to an opening reception for “Minoru Ohira,” a show featuring five works from Ohira’s Landscape series, six floor sculptures, and, according to [...]

Walls, Lamps & a Parking Lot

Walls, Lamps & a Parking Lot

Sometimes we shoot and don’t realize what we have until we edit, which is half the fun…           On a walk later that day…  

A Noise Revolution

A Noise Revolution

1. “Hell is empty and all the devils are here.” 2. “Revolution can be ribald.” 3. “Love is a battlefield.” 4. “Beggars and bankers, desserts not all just.” 5. “Great men do most good when they do us no harm.” 6. “When friends are foes, all bets are off.”   Connect the statements, above, with [...]

Cycling to End the Cycle

Cycling to End the Cycle

Pasadena is our home. The place we raise our children, work, learn, and play. It seems idyllic, too good to be true. And so, like everywhere, it is. No place is a perfect place. No place utopia. The real world is inhabited by real people with real issues who lash out and hurt and abuse [...]

“Cheer on the Boys in Blue” Hathaway-Sycamores Fundraiser

“Cheer on the Boys in Blue” Hathaway-Sycamores Fundraiser

We once had the opportunity to work on a Bud Light commercial in Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego. Three days of night shoots. As the craftservice person for the main talent, we were rather over-the-moon because he primary talent was none other than Joe Namath. We admit to a bit of “fangirling,” but remained professional [...]

Trash Can Days & Nights: A Chat with Teddy Steinkellner

Trash Can Days & Nights: A Chat with Teddy Steinkellner

I was raised in Santa Barbara, CA, where, in seventh grade, I was dumped into my first trash can. So begins the biography of Teddy Steinkellner. Teddy persevered and survived the next five years of middle and high school, after which he attended Stanford University, majoring in English and American Studies…and writing his first novel Trash [...]

Lavender & Honey Espresso Bar

Lavender & Honey Espresso Bar

They had a theme and a full menu before they had a name, explains Honey & Lavender Espresso Bar co-owner Melanie Porter. When she was a teenager and worked at a small, family-owned café outside of Napa, a seed was sown. A seed that germinated over the years as she worked as an auditor for Fox Studios and traveled [...]

Sundry

Sundry

Over the last couple of weeks, we’ve roamed our neighborhood streets and alleyways, taken a visiting friend downtown to the warehouse district and indulged in a dog, met a friend at the Busy Bee classic diner in Ventura for a delicious BLT, felt good about the layer of dirt on our car, enjoyed some architectural [...]

6 Rms Riv Vu

6 Rms Riv Vu

Are you able to decipher the above code? It’s shorthand for an ad in the New York Times classifieds. Six room apartment available with a view of the Hudson River. In 1972, we’re told, you could find such an apartment, rent controlled no less, for $325. Today on Zillow, a 6 BR, 5.5 BA apartment with [...]

Chirp Kids

Chirp Kids

Has it been years since you’ve been able to sit and have a lovely latte without having to keep your third eye on the look-out for a roaming toddler or two? Jennifer Gunn and Carole Fleischman are two moms who thought so, to the point that they have opened Chirp Kids Karaoke Cafe on Colorado [...]

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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