Archive for ‘June, 2013’


Golden Poppy Awards celebrate Altadena’s gardens and gardeners

Golden Poppy Awards celebrate Altadena’s gardens and gardeners

By Laura Monteros The yard of the McPherson house, where the 2013 Golden Poppy awards were held. The extensive garden — created by the current owners — has appeared in several films. Five Altadena homeowners received the Golden Poppy award from Altadena Heritage on Sunday. The annual awards are given to acknowledge homes that add […]

History Mystery No. 16

History Mystery No. 16

Where are we? And what’s happening? This photo was one of many taken to document the installation of new traffic signals in downtown Pasadena. Unfortunately the year and specific intersection are not identified. Here’s the best guess as to the date, according to Pasadena Public Library research staff: This photo was taken for the Pasadena […]

Best Loved Love Scenes from the Bard

Best Loved Love Scenes from the Bard

What better way to welcome summer than to buy some fresh ciabatta, soft cheeses, a few slices of sopressata, and a bottle of pinot grigio, then pack it all up with some napkin-covered wine glasses, some plates, and a good bread knife and head over to Farnsworth Park to watch…Lovers. The California Shakespeare Ensemble members […]

Bookmaking with Wendy Poma

Bookmaking with Wendy Poma

Codex versus case. Do you know the difference? Wendy Poma does. She’s been teaching traditional bookmaking at Glendale Community College since 1999, and she’ll be hosting a bookmaking workshop at Vroman’s on Saturday, June 15th. All supplies are included in the price of the workshop ($40) and the final product will be a hard covered […]

Light Up the Night at Descanso

Light Up the Night at Descanso

Explore by moonlight. Flashlights provided. Would this be before or after the craft beer and California wine tasting? If it’s post-imbibing, maybe we should arrange for a tour guide. Or could we suggest flares in case we wander (stumble) off the beaten path? Tickets are on sale now for Descanso Gardens’ “Light Up the Night” […]

Chalk Fest

Chalk Fest

Renditions of masterpieces, abstract compositions, portraiture, movie images, 3D effects, and animation can be found, seen, enjoyed, and admired at Pasadena’s Chalk Festival this weekend, June 15th-16th, at Paseo Colorado. Five hundred artists from all over Southern California will create 200 murals in pastel chalk—the pavement as their canvas. Children can make art and have […]

Levitt Pavilion’s Summer Concerts

Levitt Pavilion’s Summer Concerts

Most of us probably remember Donna Summer’s disco version: MacArthur’s Park is melting in the dark All the sweet, green icing flowing down Someone left the cake out in the rain I don’t think I can take ‘Cause it took so long to bake it And I’ll never have that recipe again Likening love to […]

The community comes together at Art on Millionaire’s Row

The community comes together at Art on Millionaire’s Row

No, those aren’t tats:. Jamie Cohen was filling in for her face-painting mom, Robin M. Cohen, at Art on Millionaire’s Row festival Saturday, June 8. by Laura Monteros It started four years ago as an ambitious way to raise funds to support our local libraries, and has grown into an annual event with the atmosphere […]

Asian Roses?

Asian Roses?

I haven’t learned the botanical name of these flowers.  They were a gift from my friend Ofelia.   Lucky that they’re here this week – especially the last couple of days.   I’ve been sick with a small cold.   I don’t know whether or not they have a scent, but even with a stopped […]

Altadena Town Council Election Results

Altadena Town Council Election Results

The efforts of Eric Pierce and the folks at AltadenaElection.org paid off with a voter turnout of 543 citizens. The largest turnout was in Census Tract 4603.01, where three candidates were in the race, and the smallest was the uncontested Census Tract 4613. Ballots were counted at the Altadena Community Center by teams of volunteers […]

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