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Cameron Diaz on Longevity

Cameron Diaz on Longevity
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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 […]

2016 Showcase Peek

2016 Showcase Peek

There are still a few tarps here and there, a plastic chair that’s obviously not part of the final staging, an empty light switch looking for a new cover, and a massive “something” waiting to  be unwrapped and displayed near the outdoor pool and putting green. Other than those few dangling threads, the 2016 Showcase […]

Cellar Sessions

Cellar Sessions

Pasadena’s own Old Oak Cellars winery welcomes the public down into its rather chilly wine cellar—”dress warmly; our wines like it cold!”—for Cellar Sessions. Old Oak Cellars, once again working with Brad Colerick, organizer of the popular Wine & Song night, will feature Ronny Cox and Jude Johnstone on April 10. William Phoenix wrote in his […]

Rachel Harper—This Side of Providence—at Vroman’s

Rachel Harper—This Side of Providence—at Vroman’s

We met novelist, essayist, poet, and teacher Rachel Harper in January 2013 at a party for Prospect Park Books’ authors. She was an interesting woman with whom it was easy to talk, so we didn’t hesitate too much before we asked if she would contribute to Hometown Pasadena’s “Write Here” category for poetry and short […]

“Beauty Bites Beast” IMPACT Workshop

“Beauty Bites Beast” IMPACT Workshop

Everyone from grandma to little Audrey can learn self-defense skills. Women’s City Club of Pasadena member and personal safety advocate Ellen Snortland presents “Beauty Bites Beast” IMPACT Personal Safety Self-Defense Workshop on April 20. This is a 3-hour, hands-on class that “gives students a comprehensive taste of our training,” Snortland explains. You will work on […]

Cool Plants for Hot Gardens

Cool Plants for Hot Gardens

This gardening event isn’t in our immediate area, but we figured Riverside Drive and Los Feliz Boulevard isn’t too out of the way, especially if it means learning about wondrous plants and being able to purchase them. The Southern California Horticultural Society (SCHS) is holding a “Grower’s Panel” on April 14 and non-members are welcome […]

Wine & Craft Spirits Tasting

Wine & Craft Spirits Tasting

Chef Claude Beltran’s Bacchus’ Kitchen is the location for the 10th annual wine and craft spirits tasting to benefit the Pasadena Education Network. The event is Sunday, April 10 and tickets are still available. This may be just the way to end a lovely weekend or fortify for another week: tasting wines, spirits provided by […]

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