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Have You Tried It? Metro Bike Share in Pasadena

Have You Tried It? Metro Bike Share in Pasadena

From Kidspace to Bungalow Heaven, from Caltech to Huntington Hospital, Metro “bike sharing” is here. Having enjoyed an inspirational visit to the Pasadena Museum of History, do you have a yen to catch the afternoon screening of Dunkirk at Paseo Colorado? Grab a bike at PMH, pay $3.50 for 30 minutes, start a’ peddling, and then upon arrival, click it into […]

Flourishing & Skies

Flourishing & Skies

The travels and photography of Karol Franks this spring and summer illustrate our beautiful skies and the burgeoning of color after years of drought. Addressing a situation always close to Karol’s heart, it’s also been five years and three months that Karol’s daughter Jenna has been looking for a kidney. Jenna is 31 years old and does dialysis […]

Shakespeare in the Old Zoo

Shakespeare in the Old Zoo

Yes, to experience free Shakespeare in the park means traveling west on the 134, but only just past Glendale, so 15 minutes away, give or take. And, when we’re talking free Shakespeare, we lean in. Our thanks to Caroline Purvis (and her daughter Haley who’s volunteering) for bringing this summer series to our attention. The […]

Vroman’s Clearance Sale

Vroman’s Clearance Sale

Stockpile books for your summer reading! Load up on birthday and holiday gifts! For four days—July 14, 15, 16 and 17—Vroman’s is having its annual clearance sale. Books, gifts, toys, and games are up to 75% off with an additional 40% off the sticker price when checking out at the register. Reportedly, the cost of thousands […]

Alley Dogs

Alley Dogs

The first time we had what we call an Alley Dog was a couple of decades ago when a friend introduced us to Santee Alley off East Olympic Boulevard in downtown LA. This was back when Santee Alley was truly an alley and the little thrown together stalls and kiosks were selling knock-off Luis Vuitton and […]

A Place to Bead

A Place to Bead

Christina Rizzo has been a “bead” enthusiast since she was a teenager and after working in a shop for years, absorbing all she could learn, she had the opportunity to open her own business. A Place to Bead may be found in the 2-block smorgasbord of shops found on Mission Street in San Marino. It sits between a […]

Independence Day 2017

Independence Day 2017

At the moment, the high on July 4th is forecast to be 84℉ in Pasadena. We assume that will send thousands to the shore, but for those who remain in place, here are some July 4th celebration options… Pasadena 4th of July Lunch Party: The Pasadena Showcase House sponsors an Independence Day party lunch at […]

2017 Night Market for 626

2017 Night Market for 626

Jonny Hwang, remembering the night markets in Asia, especially the Shilin Night Market in Taipei, created the 626 Night Market. It’s the 6th season of night markets with June 30-July 2 at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia. The original and largest Asian-themed night market in the United States, 626 Night Market features over 200 food, merchandise, crafts, […]

New: Garden Meditation

New: Garden Meditation

The Arboretum brings positive vibes to the work week with a new class: Garden Meditation. “Welcome to Hump Day at the Arboretum!” The idea is to ease the stress of the first part of the week and get ready to face the second part of the week with a “lunch hour revival session.” In an […]

Mini Repair Demo

Mini Repair Demo

Repair Cafe Pasadena is a marvelously community-organized and community-focused foundation. It’s based on an idea initiated by Martine Postma in the Netherlands in 2007. Quite simply, Repair Cafe is a “bi-monthly meeting of repair people and people who need things repaired.” Neighbor helping neighbor not to simply throw away that toaster, those pair of pants, or that […]

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