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Celebrating Children

Celebrating Children

What does it take to care for a community? How about some Lawry’s seasoning salt and a couple of windshields and canopies? Translation: the Frank family, owners of Lawry’s Foods, Inc., and Oswald “Ozzie” Llamas of Llamas Plastics. The local branch of the nonprofit Hathaway-Sycamores is holding its awards reception on Thursday, September 20th, honoring [...]

Woody Turns 100

Woody Turns 100

He wrote about greed, scabs and death (“1913 Massacre”). He wrote about fascists and priests who broke their vow of celibacy (“All You Fascists” and “Be No Church Tonight”). He wrote about being broke, lonely, and pursued by the law. His lyrics emphasized freedom. and peace. Freedom and peace for the world, his country, and [...]

Laemmle 7 Hosts Indie Flicks

Laemmle 7 Hosts Indie Flicks

Where can you Reclaim Your Brain, get some Moola, be part of A Wedding Party, and go Face to Face with Abebe Bikila, The Athlete? At the new Film Festival Flix, a monthly film series coming to Pasadena’s Laemmle Playhouse 7 on Wednesday, September 5th. This is a production of Mouse Trap Films and their goal [...]

Halloween: It’s Wicked!

Halloween: It’s Wicked!

The line-up has been disclosed. The “Eeek” factor has been turned up a notch. It’s time to purchase your tickets for this year’s Wicked Lit. This Halloween, Wicked Lit (from Unbound Productions producers/directors Paul Millet, Jeff G. Rack, and Jonathan Josephson of History Lit), will be held at the beautiful, formidable Mountain View Mausoleum and [...]

Find Your Voice, Shoot Your Baby

Find Your Voice, Shoot Your Baby

The Pasadena Public Library is trying to help you find your voice, either through the written word or through a lens. Esther Bradley-DeTally will lead a 6-week class starting September 7th, during which she will guide writing enthusiasts, helping them to find and develop their “true voice.” Bradley-DeTally will use various modes of writing to [...]

The Wedding Dress

The Wedding Dress

It began with Chiyomi falling in love with Kaz Ogawa. The time was 1944; the United States was at war. The location of their wedding: Manzanar, one of the 10 internment camps for Japanese-Americans and Japanese immigrants during World War II. Chiyomi’s aunt Nui was a professional seamstress. She designed and made Chiyomi’s wedding dress. [...]

Going Public With PUSD

Going Public With PUSD

Jim is a teacher at the USC School of Cinematic Arts. Dawn is on the board of the Pasadena Educational Foundation. Together, the O’Keeffe’s have taken on the public school system. Not in protest, but in celebration. This past May 8th, 200 people split into 50 crews and scattered onto all 28 Pasadena public school [...]

Obama’s Groove

Obama’s Groove

Stepping across the finish line with hope, optimism, and excitement—those were certainly several out of a gazillion competing emotions Barack Obama felt on the night of November 4, 2008. It’s four years later. It’s been a grind. Being the 44th President of the United States of America has not lived up to his hopes and [...]

Doo Dah Fun: Thx, PS!

Doo Dah Fun: Thx, PS!

Last week, HP post a piece about the Doo Dah Parade retrospective coming to the Pasadena Museum of History. Peggy Sue Davis of Altadena was there to enjoy the opening reception’s festivities and was good enough to share her spoils (photographs) of the evening. “What a Long, Strange Trip It’s Been: 35 Years of the [...]

Raccoons Like ‘Em Some Honey

Raccoons Like ‘Em Some Honey

Say you’re about a century and a quarter old; how are you feeling right about now? Maybe a bit weary, worn around the edges, sagging, drooping, splitting apart. Wait, what? The particular 126-year-old in question is the Arboretum’s Queen Anne Cottage, and she’s been getting an extensive facelift. The decision was made, reports curator Mitchell [...]

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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