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Unique Summer Digs

Unique Summer Digs

Not many 17-year-olds will be spending their summer in Northern Kenya learning the principles and field methods of paleoanthropology. But not every 17-year-old is Susanna Sabin. It is said that the remote Koobi Fora in Kenya is “the richest and most spectacular early hominid region in the world.” The Koobi Fora Field School was founded by [...]

Take a Nibble: It’s Yours

Take a Nibble: It’s Yours

For two years, Pasadena Community Gardens has worked towards creating “eco-friendly, edible, and sustainable community gardens.” Ground breaks on the site of former California Governor Henry Harrison Markham’s ranch house on Pasadena Avenue, north of Bellefontaine Street. The event on Saturday, June 9th, from 9 a.m.-noon, will be the kickoff for a $80,000 fundraising campaign. [...]

Pre-Olympic Water Polo: U.S. vs Croatia

Pre-Olympic Water Polo: U.S. vs Croatia

It’s the road to London, and it’s stopping at the Rose Bowl Aquatics Center for one night. This Friday, June 1st, the U.S. Men’s Olympic Water Polo team will have an exhibition game against the Croatian Men’s Olympic team. Both teams are considered gold medal contenders and there seems to exist a “fierce rivalry” between [...]

Adorable Goats: Yummy Chevre

Adorable Goats: Yummy Chevre

Adorable goats; yummy chevre. Wild yeast; crispy crusts. Grab a blender; make some mustard. Macerate some berries; spread some jam. Making cheese, baking your own bread, creating your own signature mustard, and preserving your berry bounty for up to a year—this is what lays in store if you sign up for Foodcrafting 101 on June [...]

Runaway Daughters. Voluptuous Neighbors.

Runaway Daughters. Voluptuous Neighbors.

“Stories so raw, we could not publish them.” That’s the tag line on the flyer for the Pasadena Writing Project’s 2nd annual public reading titled “Bars, Breasts and Borders—Too Hot to Print?” Writers from the Memoir Writing Workshop will be reading excerpts, followed by a Q&A and discussion period, and a wine and cheese reception [...]

A Pub Just Around the Corner

A Pub Just Around the Corner

Joe can’t say exactly how many customers in his first six days of business have said, “This place is great; it’s just around the corner from me,” but it’s enough to make him smile. This place is Griffins of Kinsale: an Irish pub on Mission Street in South Pasadena. There are no flat screen TVs, no [...]

Start Your Weekend with a Friday Food Fair

Start Your Weekend with a Friday Food Fair

Well, now that we’ve been informed that Food Truck Wednesdays, a fundraising event for the Pasadena PTA, is on a hiatus until the fall, we thought we’d re-direct you to the Chefs Center’s Food Truck Fridays—or more accurately, but much more of a mouthful, the “Spring Friday Food Fair & Artisanal Marketplace.” Chefs Center on [...]

Evaluating Options

Evaluating Options

Metro and Caltrans is hosting a local Open House to provide the public with information in regard to the SR-710 Study. They are now in the Alternative Analysis phase, which evaluates “options to improve mobility and relieve congestion within the study area.” In other words, what’s the best way to get from “A” to “B.” [...]

Another Farmers Market?

Another Farmers Market?

Yep. Now it’s Altadena’s turn—again (though minus the “urban” moniker). The new, simply named Altadena Farmers Market will open next Wednesday at Loma Alta Park. Joseph Shuldiner of the Institute of Domestic Technology has worked tirelessly to bring this event to pass after originally organizing the Altadena Urban Farmers Market. This new derivative is sponsored [...]

A Garden Tea for Literacy

A Garden Tea for Literacy

Sitting in a garden on a lovely Spring afternoon reading a good book. Putting down the book to take a sip of your tea, then picking up your journal to write a few lines. To many people, inserting themselves into this scene would be like experiencing a little piece of heaven. Unfortunately, for too many [...]

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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