Author Archive


Come to a Bridge Party

Come to a Bridge Party

No, not bridge as in the ever-popular, but rather mysterious card game (for those of us growing up in the second half of the 20th century), but as in the Colorado Street Bridge. This birthday party, to celebrate 35 years of Pasadena Heritage, will be held Saturday, July 14th with the Pasadena Scottish Pipes and Drums acting [...]

Chocolate de Venezuela

Chocolate de Venezuela

Little Tokyo. Strawberry Mojito. Acropolis. What have these to do with Venezuelan chocolate, you may ask. One evening not too long ago, Amara Chocolate & Coffee‘s co-owner Amara Barroeta was eating at a sushi restaurant and became absorbed and intrigued by the many flavors. She then began to consider how these tastes could blend with her 100% [...]

Reinventing Yourself

Reinventing Yourself

An authority on image marketing, an information technology manager, an organizational consultant, a learning and development manager, and the author of “How to Jump Start Your Career.” These five people will be discussing “Why Women Suceed: The Art of Reinvention,” a panel put on by Pasadena’s Women at Work, moderated by Vice-Mayor Margaret McAustin, and [...]

Take Care

Take Care

The lure of a waterfall; it’s too tempting for many. The reality is that the canyon walls are steep, and the shale geology in Eaton Canyon makes the earth crumble under a hiker’s feet. For an enthusiast, it’s hard to imagine that this environment is not awaiting our exploration. We like to be physically tested, [...]

Sweet Marmalade

Sweet Marmalade

The crop was harvested, the fruit preserved and now the jars have arrived. The Arlington Garden‘s 48 Washington Navel orange trees are more than decoration at this public park. Two years ago, E. Waldo Ward & Sons of Sierra Madre was enlisted by creators Betty and Charles McKenney to take the harvested fruit and craft [...]

Tom Coston: the Doo Dah Man (and So Much More)

Tom Coston: the Doo Dah Man (and So Much More)

HP: You were heavily involved in the recent debut of LitFest Pasadena. How and why did you get involved? What was the goal of this event and do you think you and the other organizers achieved it? How do you see LitFest growing, expanding, and changing in the years ahead? TC: I was first introduced [...]

Drawing Marathon; It’s a Monster

Drawing Marathon; It’s a Monster

One day. Four one-hour shifts. Twenty-five artists. It’s the Monster Drawing Rally. Held at the Armory and established by Outpost for Contemporary Art, you can enjoy a cold one provided by the local Craftsman Brewing Company, loosen your limbs dancing to a live DJ, and satiate your appetite with purchases from the many food trucks [...]

Father’s Day at Descanso

Father’s Day at Descanso

Ah, the smell of barbecue in the air; the toe-tapping inclusion of country music; hanging with your dad, papi, papa, or pops. It’s Father’s Day at the Descanso Gardens. Patina will be the BBQ provider and Debra Davis and the Band of Gold will be creating the musical allure. Throw a few lawn chairs in [...]

Create It With Chalk

Create It With Chalk

Over the 20 years of the Pasadena Chalk Festival, Light Bringer Project estimates that 2,500 artists have created 3,000 murals—with over 4 million pieces of chalk. Yeah, that’s a lot of chalk. And this weekend, a few more will be worked down to nubs. For 9 hours a day on Saturday and Sunday at Paseo Colorado, [...]

Observe Airborne Snow

Observe Airborne Snow

Well, not literally. In response to the increased demand for water in a time of climate change, drought, and dust deposition—which has led to a severe drop of lake levels on Lake Mead—NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory is developing the Airborne Snow Observatory. This observatory and other systems would bring the nation “to a mature monitoring [...]

a

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

a

a

Camelot and Vine

Search