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Naomi Hirahara of “Strawberry Yellow”

Naomi Hirahara of “Strawberry Yellow”

Fifteen years. Fifteen bloody years. It took that much time for a seed of a novel to germinate, grow, and be mowed down over and over again. I finally became a debut novelist at the age of forty-one. So shares local author Naomi Hirahara, talking about the laborious journey to get her first manuscript written [...]

Pasadena Voted Fair Trade City

Pasadena Voted Fair Trade City

The City Council of Pasadena was unanimous, Mayor Bill Bogaard was on board, and the Chamber of Commerce was supportive, and now Pasadena has been designated a Fair Trade city. In the morning of Thursday, February 14th there will be a ribbon cutting at City Hall to celebrate this “historic designation” accompanied by the unveiling [...]

The Black Pickup by Rachel M. Harper

The Black Pickup by Rachel M. Harper

The Black Pickup By Rachel M. Harper Holding onto the clear plastic handle, Kyle hung from the shopping cart with his knees bent. He knew that he was too old to be playing on the cart, but it was fun to sway back and forth and try not to touch the ground. He ignored the [...]

Love Is in the Air

Love Is in the Air

One Colorado is requesting some PDA, and there’s only three days left! In the courtyard, those in love, yearning for love, or simply wishing Happy Valentine’s thoughts can pen their poetic prose on “Heart Strings.” You will find the hearts—awaiting your romantic, goofy, gushy, or heartfelt musings—at Papyrus at 20 Hugus Alley. Create as you wish, [...]

Peter Pan—with a Tinker Bell Tea

Peter Pan—with a Tinker Bell Tea

Tink? Peter? Wendy? Tiger Lilly? Captain Hook, maybe? Who’s your favorite character in J. M. Barrie’s famous work Peter Pan or The Boy Who Wouldn’t Grow Up, or Peter and Wendy? The Pasadena Civic Ballet will perform Peter Pan as a full length ballet at the San Gabriel Mission Playhouse, directed by Diane De Franco-Brown, Tania [...]

Christine Moore’s Little Flower

Christine Moore’s Little Flower

The pretzel rolls, the caramels, the garlic edamame spread, the garlic mushrooms and brie sandwich served open-faced on a baguette with thyme and lemon, the Dal bowl. Is your mouth watering yet? These are just some of the delicious offerings at Christine Moore’s Little Flower Cafe across the old bridge on Colorado Boulevard, tucked under [...]

I Do! I Do! Pasadena Ties the Knot

I Do! I Do! Pasadena Ties the Knot

The wedding gown. Just those words conjure up excitement, expectations, hopes, dreams, as well as despair, dread and even condescension. Opening on Valentine’s Day, February 14th, the Pasadena Museum of History is unveiling its extensive collection of period wedding dresses, including “stunning” dresses on loan from individuals and top designers. Part I (Feb. 14-July 14) [...]

Googie Style & The Love Show

Googie Style & The Love Show

Upswept roofs. Curvaceous, geometric shapes. Glass, steel, and neon. Boomerangs, flying saucers, atoms, and parabolas. Mid-century modern. Googie Architecture. In 1949, John Lautner designed a West Hollywood coffee shop and named it Googies (Googie was a nickname for Lillian K. Burton, wife of the original owner, Mortimer C. Burton). Editor Douglas Haskell insisted on stopping [...]

The Gods of Gotham

The Gods of Gotham

The description of mid-1800s New York City at the time that they were attempting to institute a police force is masterful. This historical backdrop is bound by a story of a young man, his unrequited love for a woman, and his estranged, co-dependent relationship with his brother (his only living relative). After he loses his [...]

What a Month at King’s Row

What a Month at King’s Row

General Manager James Willis at King’s Row Gastropub is keeping us in the loop. We’re happy to pass on the many events—of both the victual and the libation variety—happening in this month of February. Thursday, Feb. 7th: King’s Row is hosting Anchor Brewers & Distillers. They describe an evening of special cocktails, 5 Anchor taps, [...]

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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