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Green House Gifts for Halloween

Green House Gifts for Halloween

For 42 years, the volunteers have done it all. They’ve been buyers, managers, designers, decorators, and saleswomen. Though their location may have changed since they opened the original green-framed shop on East Green Street, their mission has not. The Green House Gift Shop exists to support and raise money for Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. At their [...]

Wiggle Waggle Video

Wiggle Waggle Video

Thank you, Jennifer Wieland for sharing Marlowe’s video with Darryl and Colleen Dunn Bates. Thank you, Colleen for sharing it with Hometown Pasadena. Please watch as Jen’s puppy, Marlowe Wheaton, takes on the sun, the heat, and the 3-mile route around the Rose Bowl, to participate in the 2012 Wiggle Waggle Walk benefiting the Pasadena Humane [...]

Jennifer Worick’s Punch Party

Jennifer Worick’s Punch Party

“Things I Want to Punch in the Face.” How long would your list be? Jennifer Worick wrote about her pet peeves on her blog. Then local publisher Colleen Bates of Prospect Park Books gathered, sorted, and organized Worick’s pronouncements. Et voilá, a hilarious new book. In an interview on poetrie.com, Worick responded to a question [...]

Mr. Potato Head Becomes a “Spud Missile”

Mr. Potato Head Becomes a “Spud Missile”

Tomorrow, October 16th. Location: the “Fork in the Road,” at Bellefontaine Street and South Pasadena Avenue. Why: Because when was the last time you saw an 18-wheeler hauling around a 6-ton potato? The Idaho Potato Commission is celebrating their 75th anniversary. It appears that their party planner decided to either “go big, or go home,” [...]

Netflix “Netflixed” at Vroman’s

Netflix “Netflixed” at Vroman’s

Collecting data, optimizing the utilization of consumer behavioral patterns, and in 1997, a little upstart company called Netflix that eventually turned the video rental world upside down and eviscerated Blockbuster. Gina Keating is a former reporter at Reuters who became intrigued by the public story about the company’s beginning as repeatedly told by CEO Reed [...]

Art Bites!

Art Bites!

No, no, art does not “bite,” in the urban slang sense of the word. To clarify, Maite Gomez-Rejón is back on the West Coast after a series of sold out classes in New York City and is leading a swarm of new classes: “Art Bites: Cooking Art History.” After earning an MFA from the School [...]

“Go Public” Kickstarter

“Go Public” Kickstarter

Hopefully by now, most people have heard of Pasadena’s Go Public project initiated by Dawn and James O’Keeffe. This past Spring, they organized hundreds of volunteers to shoot 50 films—”A Day in the Life of an American School District”—all in one day. After conquering the towering hurdle of editing, the films have now been seen 14,200 [...]

Dr. Seuss & the Royal Court

Dr. Seuss & the Royal Court

The Tournament of Roses‘ seven members of the Royal Court of 2013 have been announced. In the next few months, these young women won’t have a moment to breathe, but will hopefully have the time of their lives as they attend over 150 community functions culminating with the 124th Rose Parade, which will be held [...]

Hi, I’m Kat

Hi, I’m Kat

I’m sitting at my computer as the clock strikes 1 a.m. My street is quiet—TVs are turned off, interior lights have been extinguished, and my daughter (her headphones having fallen finally out of her ears) is “passed out,” as she would put it. Our one remaining cat is meowing relentlessly, trying to annoy me enough [...]

Celebrating California’s Arts & Crafts Movement

Celebrating California’s Arts & Crafts Movement

Just hold on a few more weeks and you can get your California Arts & Crafts Movement fix via the 21st Annual Pasadena Heritage Craftsman Weekend. Start the weekend off by attending an opening reception at Blinn House, which is currently inhabited by the Women’s City Club of Pasadena and is an “exemplary portrayal of [...]

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Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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