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Burgers for Buses

Burgers for Buses

How does it feel, growing up in the care of an aunt or grandparent? How does it feel knowing your mother or father is living their life behind bars? How do they even maintain a bond with an incarcerated parent? One way is through a program called Get On The Bus, founded by Sister Suzanne [...]

Walking Turtle Island

Walking Turtle Island

Ever heard of Turtle Island? Is that from a Disney film, you ask. A magical, secret place in one of the gazillion shows on Nickelodeon? You’ll have to go further back than that, I’ll tell you. A lot further back, even before cable television. (Did your child just gasp?) It seems at one point in time, long, [...]

Bringing Art Out Into the Open

Bringing Art Out Into the Open

The city of Pasadena is taking art to the streets. Nine works of art have been installed in each of the city’s council districts as part of the inaugural Rotating Public Art Exhibition that’s described as the public’s “outdoor art gallery.” Cultural Nexus (part of the city’s Cultural Master Plan) is a way to “enliven [...]

By Popular Demand: Happy Hour Extended!

By Popular Demand: Happy Hour Extended!

Twenty restaurants, lounges, and bars. Jazz fusion, French chanson, and stride piano of Montemarte and Harlem. Martinis, beers, and saki bombs for $1-3. Empanadas, saffron clams, truffled mac and cheese for $2-7. Fourteen Days. What is all this, you ask? This would be the 2nd Old Pasadena’s Happy Hour Week, extended this year to two weeks [...]

One City, One Story: People of the Book

One City, One Story: People of the Book

This year, Pasadena celebrates a decade of participating in One City, One Story, and has chosen Geraldine Brooks‘ People of the Book. People of the Book is described as a novel of “sweeping historical grandeur and intimate emotional intensity.” A rare-book expert, Hanna Heath, finds herself in the precarious position of protector, seeking a safe journey [...]

Milk & Bookies, Little Junebugs, and…Harry Potter?

Milk & Bookies, Little Junebugs, and…Harry Potter?

Little Junebugs on El Molino, the new book and crafting store for children 3-10 years old, is collaborating with Milk + Bookies to donate at least 300 books from the Harry Potter series to students supported by Operation School Bell. The idea is for your little one to bring in their new or gently used [...]

Remember Swales?

Remember Swales?

Back in October we published a post about a permaculture-based garden that was being created, replacing a 3,000 square-foot, water-greedy lawn at Throop Unitarian Universalist Church. Swale-building was on the menu the very first weekend, and in our article’s opening paragraph, we actually had to define “swale,” because, well, that’s just not a part of [...]

It’s All Harmony & Halos at the Gala

It’s All Harmony & Halos at the Gala

For 3,600 people in our environs, the existence of a cancer support community is nothing to take lightly. Fighting a potentially fatal disease tosses the patient and their loved ones onto a roller coaster that has no definitive end. Community support can be a life-line. To help raise revenue for free support groups, educational workshops, [...]

This Isn’t B of A

This Isn’t B of A

With the arrival of ATM cards, some of us haven’t seen the inside of a bank in years. At the automated tellers, there’s not even a need for deposit slips; you can insert fifty checks at a time or fifty bills; zip in, zip out. You can hardly count a trip to the bank as [...]

The King of Melody

The King of Melody

In 1947, composer Enrst Krenek dismissed Franz Schubert (1797-1828) as “lucky,” and his work as “pleasing tunes…lacking the dramatic power and searching intelligence which distinguished such ‘real’ masters as Bach or Beethoven.” Urged by a fellow composer to actually study Schubert’s songs, Krenek eventually did an about-face and declared that Schubert “exhibited a great wealth [...]

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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