Archive for ‘January, 2013’


Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

“He was a giant among giants,” said David Jacobs, MLK program director and administrator. The Pasadena MLK Community Coalition is hosting a tribute and celebration of the slain civil rights hero at Robinson Center on Monday, January 21st. Live coverage of President Obama’s inauguration will be shown from 8:30-9:30 a.m.,followed by the presentation of awards […]

Mystery History No. 8

Mystery History No. 8

Where are we? And what’s happening? In the May 18, 1961, Don Juan Benavides entertains two rootin’ tootin’ cowpokes in front of Pasadena City Hall during the kickoff to the city’s week-long 75th anniversary celebration. Here are some photos and excerpts from the Los Angeles Times (sorry for the quality—they’re photocopies, not from negatives). Mrs. […]

710 Freeway Open House

710 Freeway Open House

Residents have three more chances to learn, discuss, argue, persuade, be persuaded, etcetera, in regard to the 710 Freeway saga. Open houses will be held on: Wednesday, January 23, 2013, 6-8 p.m. Maranatha High School Student Center 169 South Saint John Avenue Pasadena, CA  91105 Thursday, January 24, 2013, 6-8 p.m. San Marino Community Church […]

Hearts & Flowers at the Folk Tree

Hearts & Flowers at the Folk Tree

The “art” of romance. An exhibition for the romantically inclined. The Folk Tree hosts 70 artists who will be displaying “small scale decorative and whimsical objects to emotionally-charged works reflecting both positive and negative aspects of love.” It’s the 26th Annual Hearts & Flowers Exhibition and the show will have paintings, ceramics, fiberwork with handstitching, […]

Boyle Heights: Arte Vida y Amor

Boyle Heights: Arte Vida y Amor

A selection of work by artists who have lived, loved, worked, and played in Boyle Heights. Avenue 50 Studio along with the Violence Intervention Program Forensic Center and Community-based Assessment and Treatment Center at the LAC+USC Medical Center Outpatient Department present 21 artists and their works with an opening night reception this Friday, January 25th. […]

Brass Quintet & Guitar Trio

Brass Quintet & Guitar Trio

Two trumpets, a French horn, a trombone, and a tuba. Pasadena Presbyterian Church celebrates 20 years of their Ensemble-in-Residence program with an “eclectic concert” this Saturday. The Modern Brass Quintet, consisting of Marissa Benedict and Dan Rosenboom (trumpets), Dylan Hart (horn), Steve Suminski (trombone), and Doug Tornquist (tuba) will perform in the church’s sanctuary, playing […]

Caregiver? Managing Stress

Caregiver? Managing Stress

A workshop to assist caregivers avoid or reduce stress will be given at the Cancer Support Community-Pasadena on Tuesday, January 29, 2013 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.  The workshop is free. The workshop will help caregivers identify the signs of poor work-life balance, offer tips and strategies to help ease caregiving duties, suggest employer […]

The snowman behind the candidates

The snowman behind the candidates

Photo by Martha Benedict It’s hard to appear like a serious-minded candidate running for public office when decorative stars dangle overhead and the giant figure of a snowman is looking over your shoulder. That was the scene on Saturday at the Montecito Heights Recreation Center during a candidates forum for the upcoming Council District 1 […]

Elizabeth Claire Lambert helps out Eliot while going for the gold

Elizabeth Claire Lambert helps out Eliot while going for the gold

From left: Ed Jasnow of the Altadena Rotary Club; Elizabeth Claire Lambert; Dr. Jane Lambert, and Eliot Principal Lorena Martinez. The Rotary Club gave a $300 grant toward Elizabeth’s project, creating a dedicated counseling room. by TImothy Rutt Elizabeth Claire Lambert may be one her way to being one of those movers and shakers. Elizabeth […]

Permanent Sign

Permanent Sign

I love these old street signs, carved into the curb. You can find them in Pasadena’s oldest neighborhoods, along the Arroyo and on the west side of town. Busch Place was named for Adolphus Busch, who built the first Busch Gardens in Pasadena’s Arroyo Seco. I wrote several posts about it after taking a special […]

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