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Frankenstorm: Hurricane Sandy

Frankenstorm: Hurricane Sandy

This year, Frankenstein’s a lady. Hurricane Sandy descends upon the East Coast today, tomorrow, and Wednesday, from North Carolina all the way up to Maine. Though this doesn’t concern San Gabriel Valley directly—and as such may seem an odd item for Hometown Pasadena—many of us have loved ones up and down the East Coast, and [...]

St. Philip Fall Fest

St. Philip Fall Fest

Ya like Silly String? Maybe it’s more a memory than anything else; we were surprised to find they still manufacture it. Side note: Silly String was patented by Leonard A. Fish and Robert P. Cox in 1972 as a “foamable resinous composition.” It was originally named “Squibbly” while they were developing an aerosol spray cast [...]

Douglas Ewing: A Progressive Home Tour

Douglas Ewing: A Progressive Home Tour

It’s been 40 years since Douglas Ewing founded his architectural firm. He has designed Ralph Lauren’s residence and ranch in Colorado, the South Pasadena Library expansion, undertaken the Mammoth Mountain Inn renovation, Mike and Anne’s Restaurant in South Pas, and numerous buildings at CalTech, UCLA, and USC. This year, Ewing was named Best Architect in [...]

Halloween Horrors & Fun

Halloween Horrors & Fun

Experiencing Halloween can produce a vast range of reactions like the glee of counting the candy stash at the end of the night and finding 10 king-size Hershey bars and a treasure trove of Air Heads, Necco wafers, Twix and Kit Kat bars, and the holiday standard, candy corn. Anyone remember Sugar Babies, old fashioned [...]

AKA Bistro Hosts Community Garden Fundraiser

AKA Bistro Hosts Community Garden Fundraiser

“Can U Dig It?” This is the title for the Pasadena Community Garden Conservancy’s first fundraiser on November 4th. One of the founding members of the Conservancy is AKA Bistro proprietor Robert Simon “who has designed a menu for the event to showcase local produce, wines, meats, and fish.” Eileen Read, PCGC President and CEO, [...]

Mission Playhouse Preview Dinner

Mission Playhouse Preview Dinner

The San Gabriel Mission Playhouse was built solely for The Mission Play, which was last produced in the 1940s. The story focuses on the beginning of California’s “modern history as Father Junipero Serra and his followers struggle to build 21 missions throughout the Golden State.” The current interpretation of the play is a musical based on [...]

South Pas Arts Crawl

South Pas Arts Crawl

They call it South Pasadena’s “neighborhood night-on-the-town.” In reality, it’s an evening of hopping from gallery to gallery, listening to a smattering of live music, locating the kid-friendly activities, and taking advantage of the numerous discounts offered by the shops along this historic district on Mission Street. SPACE Arts Center will host the closing reception [...]

Sweeney Todd for Halloween

Sweeney Todd for Halloween

Just in time for Halloween, the Pacific Opera Project has three more performances of Stephen Sondheim’s Tony award-winning musical “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street.” POP is concluding its first full season. Artistic Director Josh Shaw and Music Director Stephen are “committed to fully professional productions of worthy masterpieces and daring new works [...]

George McGovern Dead: Proud Liberal Dies at 90

George McGovern Dead: Proud Liberal Dies at 90

George McGovern, the man whom Bobby Kennedy once called “the most decent man in the Senate,” died today at the age of 90 from a combination of medical conditions that had worsened over the last few months. Regarding his 1972 presidential campaign that ended in a Nixon landslide, McGovern “once joked that he had wanted [...]

Sweetest Day, Pasadena Style

Sweetest Day, Pasadena Style

Did you know that the 3rd Saturday in October is considered “Sweetest Day”? Jen Steers of newsnet5.com reports that “in 1922, an employee at a Cleveland candy store, Birch Kingston, decided to share some sweets with orphans and elderly confined to their homes, Hallmark said.” (Yes, that Hallmark.) Other Cleveland candy makers soon joined in, [...]

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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