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Heirloom Cafe: Sweet & Savory

Heirloom Cafe: Sweet & Savory

It’s easy to miss, tucked around the corner, and especially since Busters so easily catches one’s eye right next to the Metro, as well as Mix ‘n Munch and the new La Monarca Bakery. But right up Meridian Avenue, just north of Mission in South Pasadena is Heirloom Bakery and Cafe. Having lived in South Pasadena [...]

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

“He was a giant among giants,” said David Jacobs, MLK program director and administrator. The Pasadena MLK Community Coalition is hosting a tribute and celebration of the slain civil rights hero at Robinson Center on Monday, January 21st. Live coverage of President Obama’s inauguration will be shown from 8:30-9:30 a.m.,followed by the presentation of awards [...]

Mystery History No. 8

Mystery History No. 8

Where are we? And what’s happening? In the May 18, 1961, Don Juan Benavides entertains two rootin’ tootin’ cowpokes in front of Pasadena City Hall during the kickoff to the city’s week-long 75th anniversary celebration. Here are some photos and excerpts from the Los Angeles Times (sorry for the quality—they’re photocopies, not from negatives). Mrs. [...]

710 Freeway Open House

710 Freeway Open House

Residents have three more chances to learn, discuss, argue, persuade, be persuaded, etcetera, in regard to the 710 Freeway saga. Open houses will be held on: Wednesday, January 23, 2013, 6-8 p.m. Maranatha High School Student Center 169 South Saint John Avenue Pasadena, CA  91105 Thursday, January 24, 2013, 6-8 p.m. San Marino Community Church [...]

Boyle Heights: Arte Vida y Amor

Boyle Heights: Arte Vida y Amor

A selection of work by artists who have lived, loved, worked, and played in Boyle Heights. Avenue 50 Studio along with the Violence Intervention Program Forensic Center and Community-based Assessment and Treatment Center at the LAC+USC Medical Center Outpatient Department present 21 artists and their works with an opening night reception this Friday, January 25th. [...]

Le Bon Garçon at The Market on Holly

Le Bon Garçon at The Market on Holly

The Producer Series is back. Not producers as in film production, organic wine producers or Mel Brooks’ The Producers, but Artisanal LA and The Market on Holly’s “Producer Series.” This collaboration between Shawna Dawson’s organization and a Pasadena business invites local producers to come and show off their products—and allows for the public to taste [...]

Wife of the Gods

Wife of the Gods

Many of the reviews of Wife of the Gods mention that if you “like” The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency then you’ll “love” Dr. Kwei Quartey’s first novel. Nothing against Alexander McCall Smith, but I think it’s a bit “apples and oranges.” Though Wife of the Gods contains all the markings of a standard mystery—the detective at [...]

Dr. Drew & TED for Kids

Dr. Drew & TED for Kids

Ted comes to Caltech. TEDx The Brain is an event happening on Friday at Caltech. On Saturday, they are hosting a TEDx event just for young folks, grades 6-12, called “Feed Your Brain.” The event will have 15 speakers, including Dr. Drew Pinsky, as well as have a poetry slam with the Poly Slam Team [...]

Art Center PAGES

Art Center PAGES

A set of books, all copies of The Secret Garden, bound in different colors, are opened to an oval cutout, inside of which are layered, detailed, exquisite gardens in different palettes (Susan Sironi). A sea of paper is somehow attached to the wall, pages upon pages upon pages, voluminous, overflowing, massive, moving though not moving (Echiko [...]

Polly Frost: Bad Role Models

Polly Frost: Bad Role Models

The following is from an official release: Born in Pasadena and raised until the age of fifteen in Altadena, Polly Frost is a New York City writer. She returns to Altadena on Sunday, February 10th with her one-person show, “Bad Role Models and What I Learned from Them.” “People talk all the time about the [...]

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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