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PSHA Gifts & Grants

PSHA Gifts & Grants

Do you know of or are you involved with a non-profit that focuses on “symphonic or classical music, youth music education, (or) music therapy”? If so, could you use some financial support? The Showcase House is accepting applications for its Gifts and Grants program until Friday, October 12th. This past May, Pasadena Showcase House for […]

A Bend in the Road

A Bend in the Road

It’s intriguing what can come out of being principal for a day. The story goes something like this: Once upon a time—or 3 years ago, to be more accurate—former Executive Director of the Pasadena Playhouse Stephen Eich was the “Principal for a Day” at Blair High School. During the course of his tenure—or 8-hour shift—he […]

Britten’s “The Company of Heaven”

Britten’s “The Company of Heaven”

The subject is angels. The timing is to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the inaugural broadcast. The piece is Benjamin Britten’s choral work “The Company of Heaven,” which shall be performed this Saturday, September 29th, at the Pasadena Presbyterian Church. Britten was known for not only operatic works, but symphonies, instrumental works and “a large […]

Getcha Pancakes!

Getcha Pancakes!

This coming Saturday at Farnsworth Park in Altadena, the Fork Foundation is hosting a free breakfast with enough pancakes, they proclaim, to “feed the entire city and beyond.” In return for free pancakes, founders Philip Coombes (Teles Properties) and Ken Marshall (Coffee Gallery Backstage) are asking attendees to bring non-perishable food items, which will be […]

Dance ‘Til You’re Blurry

Dance ‘Til You’re Blurry

I don’t know if you guys have been paying attention, but the world has been conspiring to be a ginormous buzzkill lately.  We’ve got the usual election year mudslinging, more terrifying violence in the Middle East,  dour economic forecasts and enough accompanying bombast to make me wish for a universal mute button.  Not only that, […]

September is College Savings Month! Information on 529 plans & a Great ScholarShare Contest to win $$$ for your own account

September is College Savings Month! Information on 529 plans & a Great ScholarShare Contest to win $$$ for your own account

September is College Savings Month Hi Chaos Crew! I know I’ve been talking a lot about college lately, but it’s because my son is right in the thick of college applications and it’s top of mind for me. But I know I’m not alone. In a recent survey by Hart Research Associates, 84 % of […]

Dog Wrangler

Dog Wrangler

John and crew have been shooting his short film, Strong Love, at our house. My job is “dog wrangler.” During the two days of shooting last week I made myself scarce and took Boz to Burbank for play dates. But at 4:30 in the afternoon it’s time for Boz to eat. Dinner has to happen […]

Altadena Junction: Walmart again

Altadena Junction:  Walmart again

Our weekly column at the Pasadena Sun looks at Walmart again: there’s more than one way to skin a cat. Read the Full Story at Altadena Blog

How do you know you’re in Historic Filipinotown? Look for the neon giraffe

How do you know you’re in Historic Filipinotown? Look for the neon giraffe

Photo courtesy Mark Caballero It was about a year ago that Screen Novelties, an animation firm, moved into a brick building in the Historic Filipinotown section of Echo Park. The firm’s new home at  Temple Street  and Belmont Avenue came with high ceilings, historic character and a 14-foot high old sign featuring a giraffe and the […]

a world of lizards

a world of lizards

“It comes from a very ancient democracy, you see…” “You mean, it comes from a world of lizards?” “No,” said Ford, who by this time was a little more rational and coherent than he had been, having finally had the coffee forced down him, “nothing so simple. Nothing anything like so straightforward. On its world, the people […]

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