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Cool Plants for Hot Gardens

Cool Plants for Hot Gardens

This gardening event isn’t in our immediate area, but we figured Riverside Drive and Los Feliz Boulevard isn’t too out of the way, especially if it means learning about wondrous plants and being able to purchase them. The Southern California Horticultural Society (SCHS) is holding a “Grower’s Panel” on April 14 and non-members are welcome […]

Wine & Craft Spirits Tasting

Wine & Craft Spirits Tasting

Chef Claude Beltran’s Bacchus’ Kitchen is the location for the 10th annual wine and craft spirits tasting to benefit the Pasadena Education Network. The event is Sunday, April 10 and tickets are still available. This may be just the way to end a lovely weekend or fortify for another week: tasting wines, spirits provided by […]

W. Dayton Street

W. Dayton Street

Arriving early for a meeting with Lynn Griffith at her currently-under-construction bakery on Dayton Street, we had just enough time for a quick stroll (which translates into walking at a leisurely pace in order to “see” while also givin’ the nod to the time crunch). Several years ago and for several years, apartment buildings erupted […]

Creating Moody

Creating Moody

Ulla Anobile is an artist we have featured many times in Hometown Pasadena, as we are repeatedly drawn to her work—the folk art aspect to it; the reflection of her heritage on her art; the use of natural materials such as driftwood, as well as paper mache, cloth, and embroidery; the attention to detail; and […]

Page to Table

Page to Table

Two of our favorite things: books and food. More precisely, cookbooks and the products of such. Altadena Public Library has launched a new kind of book club: “From Page to Table,” a potluck for those who love to browse or scour all sorts of cookbooks—and then race home to start cooking. If your cookbook collection […]

Over the Moon & Under the Stars

Over the Moon & Under the Stars

We admit we publish a lot of pieces promoting exhibits at the Cactus Gallery. This is because we continue to be enamored of the variety of works that the artists create and the varied exhibitions that Cactus owner Sandra Mastroianni produces. From Tiny Treasures, Dollmakers, and Birdly Delights to Day of the Dead and ¡Loteria!, […]

2016 Theodore Payne Native Plant Garden Tour

2016 Theodore Payne Native Plant Garden Tour

To see all of the homes and gardens on the Theodore Payne Native Plant Garden Tour one would need to start at dawn and end under starlight, and with no breaks for nosh. Yet, this annual native plant tour looks to be such an opportunity that if time permits, time should be taken. Over two […]

The Intergalactic Nemesis – Target Earth

The Intergalactic Nemesis – Target Earth

For an experience like no other, step into a world about to be invaded by sludge monsters from the Planet Zygon. The year is 1933. Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Molly Sloan and her intrepid research assistant Timmy Mendez team up with a mysterious librarian from Flagstaff, Arizona, named Ben Wilcott. Together, they travel from Rumania to […]

CelloFest

CelloFest

Gloria Lum is a cellist. Since 1985, she’s been a member of the Los Angeles Philharmonic and currently teaches cello and chamber music at Occidental College. Lum has recently returned from touring Europe with the L. A. Phil and has created the upcoming “CelloFest,” which is to be held on April 5. “I wanted to […]

Snowapple

Snowapple

As we listened to the instrumental introduction of “Businessmen” by SnowApple, our first impression was of Safaris’ “Wipe Out.” When the vocals began, we thought of 1940s and 50s club singers or chanson in Paris. Three voices in harmony with operatic notes and the music bold and sometimes discordant, the overall sound is folk-ish while […]

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