Archive for ‘March, 2013’


Cherry Blossom Fest at Descanso

Cherry Blossom Fest at Descanso

It’s springtime with cherry blossoms at Descanso Gardens, celebrating Japanese culture and flowering trees as far as the eye can see. Sat. & Sun., March 23-24, 11 a.m. & 1 p.m.: a cherry blossom walk and talk tour meets at the Center Circle. Sat. & Sun., March 23-24, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.: if you’re in the […]

Spring Equinox

Spring Equinox

Ah, the day that so many love—when night and day are about equal length—the Spring Equinox. Before the Spring Equinox, Earth’s axis is tilting neither away nor towards the sun, but after wards, to the relief and joy of many, our hours of daylight extend. The Spring Equinox will be celebrated at Avenue 50 Studio […]

Death, taxes, all of that

Death, taxes, all of that

Entries will be light today, because we’ll be filling out forms and screaming. Read the Full Story at Altadena Blog

Zen Monday #235

Zen Monday #235

On Mondays, I leave the captions up to you. Read the Full Story at Pasadena Daily Photo

500 Blankets

500 Blankets

The following content has been mined and edited from a press release from the Peace & Justice Academy: This story actually began in October, 2012, when the students of the Peace & Justice Academy participated in the United Methodist Church’s Shalom Summit in downtown Los Angeles. It was the 20th anniversary of the 1992 L.A. […]

Pope Francis shares name with Silver Lake parish church

Pope Francis shares name with Silver Lake parish church

Franciscan Father Salvadore Parisi and Lydia Emnace/Photo by Brenda Rees By Brenda Rees Parishioners at St. Francis of Assisi Church of Silver Lake have a little more reason to celebrate this weekend with a pontifical connection. The soon-to-be installed pope of the Roman Catholic Church has taken the name of St. Francis after the 12th […]

Casey’s Irish Pub

Casey’s Irish Pub

WHY A classic pub setting and food that’s a big cut above most pubs—fish ‘n chips are almost delicate, and the shepherd’s pie is rich with lamb and parsnips. WHAT This below-street-level pub, with its dark wood paneling, pressed-tin ceiling, brass rails and mahogany bar, is a popular filming location (Good Night, and Good Luck,The […]

"This Could Be It": Arroyo Food Co-op meets to discuss potential location

"This Could Be It": Arroyo Food Co-op meets to discuss potential location

by TImothy Rutt The Arroyo Food Co-op will hold a members meeting at the Boys and Girls Club of Pasadena, 3230 E. Del Mar Boulevard in Pasadena, at 7 PM March 20. (Ed. note: this story has been changed from its original version. Patrick Reagan of the Arroyo Food Co-op said that some more information […]

Hahamongna Detail Week

Hahamongna Detail Week

We just did a theme week, and it’s too early to do another one. Well, too bad! You know me, just try to tie me down to convention! When the world zigs, I zag. I’ve gotten myself so busified this week (travel, and my first book club appearance!) that I may not have time to […]

Varnish, The

Varnish, The

WHY The closest L.A. has to a speakeasy, with a discreetly marked door at the back of Cole’s and exquisitely crafted cocktails. WHAT 1920s-style barmen, a jazz soundtrack and fresh fruit juices make the Varnish old-school—yet it’s up to date on the latest in mixology. WHO The Downtown bar-crawling crowd is youngish, but high-end cocktails […]

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