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Simply Delicious Summer Fruit Crisp

Simply Delicious Summer Fruit Crisp

Ingredients: 3 cups chopped stone fruit—a variety of peaches, plums, nectarines, etc. ¼ cup flour A few healthy shakes of cinnamon 1 cup raw oats ¼ cup packed brown sugar A few pads of butter Directions: Mix fruit with flour. Spread out in baking pan. Sprinkle oats, then cinnamon, then brown sugar over top. Put […]

Echo Park housing development to make room for commercial space and parking

Echo Park housing development to make room for commercial space and parking

Early rendering of Sunset And Everett Apartments /Aragon Properties By Tony Cella The Canadian developer seeking to build a large housing development on the site of an Echo Park hardware store has tweaked the design of the Sunset Boulevard project to include more commercial space and parking in response to feedback from residents. Aragon Properties […]

Jewelry heist coincides with ‘Pink Panther’ jailbreak

Jewelry heist coincides with ‘Pink Panther’ jailbreak

Police cars parked outside the Carlton Hotel Sunday in the French Riviera resort of Cannes after an armed man held up the jewelery exhibition ‘Extraordinary diamonds.’; Credit: VALERY HACHE/AFP/Getty Images A masked man broke into a diamond show in Cannes yesterday and snatched $136 million in jewels. Prosecutors in the French Riviera town said he […]

Morning jolt July 29, 2013

Morning jolt July 29, 2013

Good morning! Map of the past: Sid Gally’s history tale in the Pasadena Star-News this week is the tale of Andrew McNally, who made his buck in Chicago (Rand McNally, anybody?) and bought 400 acres of ranchland in what is now Altadena. He built his mansion on Mariposa and Santa Rosa, of course, but also […]

Hen’s Teeth & the Sidewalk Cafe

Hen’s Teeth & the Sidewalk Cafe

They started with a coffee cart and small business events. Kip had experience in the food and beverage industry. Bernard was a bartender. The third in the group, Ayo, was a photographer. But there weren’t a lot of coffeehouses in the area, so they opened Sidewalk Cafe at Woodbury and Los Robles, “where Pasadena and […]

Mystery History No. 18

Mystery History No. 18

What’s happening here? With apologies for the morbidity, in the photo to the right, City of Pasadena public safety personnel look over the rubble left behind after a grandstand collapsed during the Rose Parade on Jan. 1, 1926. Eight spectators died. It was a terrible tragedy that, thanks to resulting regulations for careful construction and inspection […]

Zen Monday #253

Zen Monday #253

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Fear Factor & Spaghetti Structures

Fear Factor & Spaghetti Structures

Ever wondered what your child could construct from something as simple as marshmallows and pasta? La Pintoresca Branch Library invites kids to come create spaghetti structures, test them for earthquake resistance, and judge them based on creativity. To sign up children, call 626.744.7268. Spaghetti Structures, Tuesday, July 30th, 3:30 p.m., La Pintoresca Branch Library, 1355 N. […]

Art & Coffee “On The Menu” at Europane

Art & Coffee “On The Menu” at Europane

Avi Roth has trademarked the word “coffeegraph,” which is described as “the process of applying coffee grinds and coffee by-products as organic pigment without a binder to solid and porous surfaces by way of staining, layering, and water burning.” Coffeegraph® and other mediums of art are on exhibit at the original Euro Pane just east […]

Summer’s Edge at Louis Jane Studio

Summer’s Edge at Louis Jane Studio

The exhibit named “Summer’s Edge” at Louis Jane Studio in Old Pasadena features “the personal relationships of five artists to the natural world. The twenty works in ‘Summer’s Edge’ explore inner connections to the natural realm in a wide array of styles and voices.” Exhibitor Janet Bothne states that color is her “natural anti-depressant.” I see color […]

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