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Woodworking Summer Camp @ Side Street

Woodworking Summer Camp @ Side Street
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As a female who is over 50, we have experienced awe, surprise, and disbelief when we are in the presence of the opposite sex and they see that we know how to handle ourselves when measuring and sawing a plank of wood, know the difference between a flathead and Phillips head, and know how to use […]

Kat & Roger: Another California Day

Kat & Roger: Another California Day

Travel our great state of California and we are mesmerized by Saguaro, redwoods, streets lined with blooming jacaranda, rugged cliffs, and miles of ocean. Painter Kat Hutter and ceramicist Roger Lee began “an informal, photographic documentary of the beauty surrounding them in their daily lives and travels throughout the state. The result? A Pasadena Museum […]

The Secret of Marie

The Secret of Marie

The Secret of Marie is the third book by former Altadena resident Rebecca Bricker. We first met Bricker after the publication of her debut work, Tales From Tavanti: An American Woman’s Mid-Life Adventure in Italy. From nonfiction, Bricker leaps into a historical novel, “an art history mystery set in Monet’s Giverny.” Well, that tweaks our interest; recalling […]

First of 2016: Muir Ranch Farm-to-Table Supper

First of 2016: Muir Ranch Farm-to-Table Supper

Muir Ranch celebrates its spring harvest, ringing in the new season of its ever-popular farm-to-table dinner series. On April 30, the special guest chef will be Job Carder, Executive Chef at Plate 38 in Pasadena. The meal is made with Muir Ranch harvested garden veggies with support from La Specialty Produce. Per usual, a seat at the […]

Earth Day at Storrier Stearns

Earth Day at Storrier Stearns

A beautiful spot to celebrate Earth Day is the marvelous and often missed Storrier Stearns Japanese Garden, almost directly across from the lovely Arlington Garden at Pasadena Avenue. It’s historic, it’s serene, and on April 24, Storrier Stearns will have Pasadena Water & Power on site handing out free seeds “to encourage spring flower planting,” as […]

Moonday Celebrates

Moonday Celebrates

We’re glad to spread the word about another Moonday Poetry Reading Series event—celebrating Poetry Month—on Sunday, April 17. Poet and flutist Alice Pero has been producing Moonday readings since 2002, in Santa Monica and for eight years at Village Books in the Pacific Palisades. Lois P. Jones came on board as a co-producer in 2006 and […]

Cameron Diaz on Longevity

Cameron Diaz on Longevity

From Princess Fiona to There’s Something About Mary, from Bad Teacher to one of the three Angels (as in Charlie’s), Cameron Diaz has charmed and kicked arse since 1994. At the end of 2013, Diaz came out with The Body Book: The Law of Hunger, the Science of Strength, and Other Ways to Love Your […]

Doglegs, Birdies & Eagles

Doglegs, Birdies & Eagles

The sky is falling, the sky is falling! Sit tight, Chicken Little, it’s not the sky, it’s golf balls. After a “grueling” round of golf, guests will gather on the San Gabriel Country Club fairway and watch golf balls rain from the sky. Actually, they’ll be dropped from a helicopter. All for a good cause. […]

Heaven, Bungalow Style

Heaven, Bungalow Style

Sixteen blocks of quiet, tree-lined streets, gardens, and quaint, adorable, and lovely Arts and Crafts homes make up Bungalow Heaven, which are all waiting to be viewed and enjoyed during the 26th Annual Bungalow Heaven Tour on April 24. Though Gamble House is the most famous example of Arts and Craft architecture in the area, Bungalow Heaven […]

Places & Spaces: Artists View “the City” from L. A. to Pasadena

Places & Spaces: Artists View “the City” from L. A. to Pasadena

Couple and local artists Timothy Smith and Yuki Toy work may be seen thanks to the South Pasadena utility box art project, which we featured in Utility Box Art and Utility Box Art 2, respectively. Smith took on the metro at the Mission and Meridian in South Pasadena, complete with trains roaring by, the classic town […]

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