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Room 13 at Opus Bank

Room 13 at Opus Bank

The first Room 13 started in Caol Primary School near Fort William, Scotland eleven years ago. The idea of a student-run studio quickly expanded all over the world. Not only is art created, but the group of students “ran the studio as a business, raising funds to buy art materials and employ a professional Artist [...]

Artisan Faire

Artisan Faire

Ellen Snortland, a resident of Altadena, earned a J.D. from Loyola Law School, a B.A. in theater and film from USC, and a degree in Norwegian baking. She recalls, “My mother was a very peaceful person. The only time I heard her swear was when she made “Kransekake” or Crown cake. Years later, I understood [...]

Kitty Wrapped

Kitty Wrapped

This is silly, frivolous, and dated (2009), but the holidays shall soon be upon us and why not start the work week with a smile…        

9th Circuit Court of Appeals

9th Circuit Court of Appeals

Starting life as a guest house, expanding into the very grand Vista del Arroyo Hotel, and procured by the federal government during World War II, this grand building is now the 9th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals. Heading west on the 134 Freeway, the Colorado Street Bridge and this Marston and Van Pelt-designed former hotel are [...]

Words & Works: on Paper

Words & Works: on Paper

J. Michael Walker opens his solo show, “Words on Paper/Works on Paper,” paintings and drawings inspired by the printed word, this Saturday at Avenue 50 Studio in Highland Park. Walker believes in “cross-fertilization,” stating that the creativity of others, whether it be the written word or a more tactile medium, influences his work. “We inspire [...]

Morning Glory

Morning Glory

The Market on Holly and Artisanal LA begin this holiday season with their November Producer Series. Showcased this Saturday, November 10th, will be local Max Lesser and Morning Glory Confections. We’re going to promote this with their own words: Morning Glory Confections is all about taking a classic confection—peanut brittle—and modernizing it by using non-traditional ingredients [...]

Model Railroad Open House

Model Railroad Open House

The Highland Park Society of Model Railroad Engineers is having an open house on Wednesday and this upcoming weekend. The club “currently operates a large HO-scale layout of a fictional railroad known as the Highland Pacific.” Founded in 1948 and currently supported by 30 members, the club has a principle goal of constructing fun-to-operate model [...]

A Fall Harvest Haven

A Fall Harvest Haven

Executive chef and partner Greg Daniels of Haven Gastropub +Brewery is storming into the Fall season. “Even though we live in Southern California, where the changing of the seasons is less pronounced than most places, some of the leaves still change colors and the temperatures do drop, and we look to foods that provide a [...]

Madame Butterfly Lands on One Colorado

Madame Butterfly Lands on One Colorado

Madame Butterfly will be flitting into town this week. One Colorado will host the L.A. Opera with several members performing arias from the Puccini’s tragic story this Thursday, November 8th. There will be two showings and it is first come, first served. L.A. Opera’s production of Puccini’s Madame Butterfly (officially opens November 17) is directed by Ron [...]

Fall NoCo Week

Fall NoCo Week

Purchase some cheese or charcuterie and The Market on Holly will hand you a free glass of wine. Receive an archival print with any photography session at Classic Kids Photography. Get 20% off of candles at Maude Woods and 15% off of books and artists’ works at Flower Pepper Gallery & Bookstore. Today through Sunday, [...]

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Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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