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Free Water Wise Landscaping Workshops

Free Water Wise Landscaping Workshops

Fed up with that itchy, rough Bermuda grass that you have to mow every weekend? Considering replacing it with a drought tolerant lawn? The City of South Pasadena is offering free water wise landscaping workshops starting September 7th. “Preparation and Design” will teach you how to remove grass and give your yard a makeover with […]

Farmer Days at Kidspace & Make Your Mark

Farmer Days at Kidspace & Make Your Mark

It’s harvest season and Kidspace is lookin’ for li’l farmers. “Plants games” will be going on in the Nature Exchange, as well as butter making, nature art creating, barnyard boogieing, and spinning wool. For anyone who gets the yen, they can play the gutbucket and washtub bass or else head to the petting zoo, open […]

Mrs. Fenyes and the Movies (Part 3 of 4): Warner’s Egyptian Theater

Mrs. Fenyes and the Movies (Part 3 of 4): Warner’s Egyptian Theater

By Sheryl Peters, Pasadena Museum of History docent, researcher, and educator. Warner’s Egyptian Theater opened in Pasadena, California on May 6, 1925 as a combination vaudeville, legitimate theater, and movie house.  It offered the latest feature films, newsreels and comedies, plus first rate vaudeville acts between the pictures.  Newspaper articles promoting a gala opening emphasized […]

Los Angeles Times: The Taste – Labor Day Block Party

Los Angeles Times: The Taste – Labor Day Block Party

Has your neighborhood block party lost its luster?  Are you tired of Mrs. O’Leary’s Labor Day Potluck Noodle Surprise?  Want to foodie with the kids and end summer with a bang, not a whimper? If you answered “yes” to any of the above, you’ll want to snap up tickets pronto for the Labor Day Block […]

Fiore: A Jolly Good Choice for Lunch

Fiore: A Jolly Good Choice for Lunch

My daughter raved, so when friends came into town from Palm Springs and we were going to catch up over a Saturday lunch, we walked a few blocks to Fiore Market Café. My girl didn’t even have to look at the menu, ordering her new favorite: the roast chicken on homemade bread with basil, walnut […]

Zen Monday #256

Zen Monday #256

photo by John Sandel It’s Zen Monday. Let’s entertain each other. Blue skies, smiling at me, nothing but blue skies…dooyadooyadooya…. Read the Full Story at Pasadena Daily Photo

A Musical Legacy

A Musical Legacy

The names of the time were there: Harry Belafonte, Marlon Brando, Sidney Poitier, Paul Newman, James Baldwin, even Charles Heston. And the musicians: Josephine Baker; Lena Horne; 22-year-old Bob Dylan; Joan Baez; Peter, Paul & Mary. August 28th, 1963. The March on Washington. “I have a dream today!” roared Martin Luther King, Junior. To commemorate […]

A Merrrier We*

A Merrrier We*

It can be dangerous to go to reunions.  Okay, maybe not dangerous; perhaps boring is a better word?  Especially if you are the accompanying spouse or partner.  I thought about this as we drove to meet friends I went to school with in East  L.A.  Steve F. referred to this as a Junior High reunion. […]

BREAKING: Search underway for body on the trail, and the hiker who found it

BREAKING: Search underway for body on the trail, and the hiker who found it

by Timothy Rutt Rescue crews are working on recovering a hiker at around Inspiration Point. Fire crews have been deployed both at Chaney Trail and at the Cobb Estate for most of the afternoon. Per the scanner (and scanner calls are always to be taken with a grain of salt), a request has been made […]

Orphaned peafowl chicks — can you help?

Orphaned peafowl chicks  — can you help?

Reader Lauren writes us: We’ve had a peacock tragedy on Maiden Lane. Looks like mama and one chick were hit by a car, but two chicks are left. They are much too young to make it on their own. I’m trying to find contact info on the ‘bird people’ I’ve heard about on Rubio Canyon, […]

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