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Melkon Khosrovian, Organic Spirits Maker

Melkon Khosrovian, Organic Spirits Maker
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Organic is not the first word that comes to mind when one thinks of alcohol, but as Melkon Khosrovian and Litty Mathew of Greenbar Collective in Monrovia know, and as I learned from just one taste of their complex and refreshing hibiscus liqueur, it really is the way to go. A couple with a shared […]

Flamenco at Caltech

Flamenco at Caltech

Premier Flamenco dance group Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana will be offering a passionate performance entitled Fiesta Flamenca at Caltech’s Beckman Auditorium this Friday. The evening will include solos and duets conveying love, sadness, bliss and rage as well as lively full-company dances. Both traditional, classical dances and original choreography will be included. Fiesta Flamenca is known for […]

Mothers’ Club Searches for Alumni

Mothers’ Club Searches for Alumni

Mothers’ Club of Pasadena is celebrating its 50th anniversary and wants to know: Are you one of these kids? Mothers’ Club Family Learning Center has served more than 2,000 Pasadena families over the past half a century and its staff members are looking for those whose lives have been touched by the organization. Mothers’ Club […]

Dine Well to Aid a Little Girl

Dine Well to Aid a Little Girl

On Wednesday, Weiser Family Farms will be hosting and donating produce for a gourmet dinner in order to raise money for the child of an employee: 2-year old Emily Rico, who suffers from neuroblastoma, a rare nerve cancer in her stomach. Emily has spent a month in the hospital undergoing chemotherapy and will soon have […]

The Power of Nature on Display

The Power of Nature on Display

My mom and I took a trip the other day on the trail that winds up the northern part of the Arroyo Seco behind JPL, where we saw considerable damage from this winter’s heavy rains and flooding.  Though the trailhead is posted as closed due to the Station Fire destruction of summer 2009, you can […]

Help Restore Angeles National Forest

Help Restore Angeles National Forest

This spring is your chance to get involved in the very worthy task of re-planting the parts of the Angeles National Forest that were badly burned by the Station Fire of 2009. Environmental nonprofit TreePeople, which works to both increase the number of trees throughout the Los Angeles urban area and to restore forest areas […]

Eclipse String Quartet Performace at the Armory

Eclipse String Quartet Performace at the Armory

Eclipse String Quartet, a group of women celebrated for their new music performance, will be giving a concert of various works at the Armory Center for the Arts in Pasadena on January 25th.  The evening will include works by composers Meredith Monk, John Cage, Lois Vierk and Emmy winner, Stephen Cohn.  The quartet by Cohn, […]

Where Are We Going?

Where Are We Going?

Next time you’re in traffic on the 210, wondering how bad it will be in the next 10 years, consider attending the upcoming Pasadena-based panel discussions about transportation issues.  On January 22, anyone interested in gaining first-hand information on the often-controversial plans for transportation improvement in the San Gabriel Valley is invited to attend a […]

Beakman on the Brain at Caltech

Beakman on the Brain at Caltech

The kid’s science show Beakman’s World will be coming to Caltech on January 28th for a live performance on the wonders of the brain. The Emmy-award-winning program, starring Paul Zaloom, originally aired from from 1992 to 1997 and introduced viewers to a variety of scientific topics in a humorous, interactive way. This particular show will […]

Hone Your Rose-Care Skills

Hone Your Rose-Care Skills

In a town where roses consistently occupy a place as the most popular flower, home gardeners may be surprised to find that the upkeep of these beauties is more difficult than might be expected.  What better place to learn to make your rose garden as thriving and beautiful as it should be in the Rose […]

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