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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 […]

Think You Can Sing?

Think You Can Sing?

Does your girl grab the carrot you’re trying to slice for her lunch and break into a One Direction tune? Or, maybe she’s more of a Florence and the Machine admirer? Do you hear your boy crooning in the shower sounding a little like Bruno Mars? This May 31st and June 1st-4th, The Los Angeles […]

Honoring Our Military

Honoring Our Military

Memorial Day is a day that America—as a nation—remembers the men and women who have served in the armed forces. It’s a day to reflect on the job they have done; the months and years they have given; the physical, mental and emotional injuries they have had to endure; and the ultimate sacrifice so many […]

It’s Jacaranda Purple

It’s Jacaranda Purple

Driving around Pasadena, San Marino, and South Pas, you can see that the jacarandas are in bloom. It’s also evident that most of them are not as full and lush as last year, as though only a quarter of the tree is ready for spring, while three-quarters is still hibernating. But the season doesn’t feel […]

A License Plate for the Arts

A License Plate for the Arts

The drive: sell one million ARTSPL8 license plates. The goal: to generate $40 million every year for “arts education and local arts programs for children, schools, and communities—in every county across the entire state” of California. The program: “Create a State: the Million Plates Drive.” This is the marketing campaign “conceived, designed, and produced” by […]

Sustainable Gardening—at Home

Sustainable Gardening—at Home

This Saturday, get a behind-the-scenes tour of the Huntington’s “urban agriculture site” and walk away with some brand new ideas about how to create a sustainable garden of your own. If you get a wee bit weary and have to lay down on the lawn under a weeping willow, you might as well doze and […]

Engaging Shakespeare

Engaging Shakespeare

Shakespeare and summer camp—surely they are ill-suited, and never the two shall meet. Just imagine Shakespeare canoeing, flying off the rope swing, sleeping in the top bunk, and sneaking out after lights out. (Well, okay, maybe we can see that.) According to Rafael Goldstein, summer camp and Shakespeare are a perfect fit. At the age […]

5 Museums—All Free This Sunday

5 Museums—All Free This Sunday

They’re dubbed “Museums of the Arroyo.” In actuality, they are the Gamble House, Heritage Square, the Lummis Home & Garden, the Pasadena Museum of History, and the Los Angeles Police Museum. And they are all open this Sunday—free of charge. These museums are located off the 210 and 110 freeways and several of them—Gamble House […]

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