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Youth wrestling starts at Farnsworth Park in January

Youth wrestling starts at Farnsworth Park in January

The LA County Dept. of Parks and Recreation is starting up "Pounder Wrestling," for kids ages four and up to learn wrestling skills, improve strength and flexibility, and participate in local and statewide wrestling tournaments. Classes will be held Tues. from 6-9 PM, starting in January at Farnsworth Park.  Fee is $30/month, which includes a […]

New Bathrooms for Downtown Pasadena Parks

New Bathrooms for Downtown Pasadena Parks

As we discussed earlier about the merits of successful urban parks, I was glad to see that the two main urban parks in Old Pasadena–Central Park and Memorial Park–will soon both be getting a small but important upgrade in the form of new bathroom facilities that will improve the experience at each park. A project […]

Tipping more than your hat

Tipping more than your hat

Americans are clueless about tipping though we spend an estimated $67 billion on gratuities every year. After pounding the pavement searching for the best advice about tipping from scores of workers, author and former waiter Steven Dublanica wrote “Keep the Change,” a comprehensive guide to this often neglected aspect of the American economy. Dublanica interviewed […]

Ah-choo

Ah-choo

Americans come down with an estimated one billion colds each year – this means 40 million missed days of work and school, 100 million doctor visits, and who knows how many home and pharmaceutical remedies. In <i>AH-CHOO</i>, science journalist and author Jennifer Ackerman sifts through all the "miracle treatments" your mother and Big Pharma swear […]

Helen of Pasadena Goes to Iowa

Helen of Pasadena Goes to Iowa

It’s a dream come true for this Laura Ingalls Wilder-loving writer and her offspring, Helen. A trip to Little House territory, thanks to Ma Schmidt, aka Jennie from Iowa. Although, to be honest, it’s clear the Helen is a little more citified than she thought. Nothing like a roll in the hay. Er, I mean […]

Former Fair Oaks Pharmacy owners buy Webster’s

Former Fair Oaks Pharmacy owners buy Webster’s

It'll be the end of one era and the beginning of another one this week, as the iconic Webster's Pharmacy passes out of Webster family hands and into new ownership. But, say new owners Michael and Meredith Miller, it will be slightly renamed and rejuvenated to reflect their belief in the continuing value of a […]

Holiday POPS Concert

Holiday POPS Concert

What would the Christmas season be without huge mega extravaganza Christmas concerts featuring special celebrity guests, adorable singing children, and heart-warming tunes? Why, it just wouldn’t feel like Christmas at all! Luckily, the Pasadena POPS is putting on just such a blowout this Saturday. Guest Conductor Grant Cooper will be guiding the POPS, the LA […]

Pasadena Pro Musica: Baroque Advent Cantatas

Pasadena Pro Musica: Baroque Advent Cantatas

Christmas seems to bring out the Baroque in Pasadena Pro Musica, a chorus and orchestra committed to the performance of “distinguished yet less frequently-performed masterpieces.” Last year’s Christmas concert featured two composers we’d never heard of. This year’s show—a program of four sacred Advent cantatas—has only one name new to us: Dietrich Buxtehude, whose Kommst […]

Caltech Nature Doc: Earth Story

Caltech Nature Doc: Earth Story

Caltech loves to screen films that have as their theme “the science behind the beauty and wonder of nature.” Caltech loves to screen these films and then to have lay people discuss them—moderated, of course, by a grad student (T.A.?). If this is your bag (and why wouldn’t it be? This stuff is incredibly interesting, […]

They Bake for the Food Bank

They Bake for the Food Bank

Just when you’ve recovered from the double-whammy of pecan AND pumpkin pie in one sitting, it’s time to gear up for more sweets—but in this case, it’s to help feed more than just yourself. This Saturday is the return of the semi-annual Eat My Blog bake sale at the West Hollywood Tender Greens. As has happened […]

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