Archive for ‘August, 2013’


Chili Chefs: Bring Your Best

Chili Chefs: Bring Your Best

Lake Avenue Church is hosting a “Chili Cook-Off” and somehow this will be paired with a Classic Car Night. Classic cars and chili? With the temperature predicted to hit 91 degrees on Friday, August 23rd, the heat of a good chili may actually cool the body down. Anyone with a favorite chili recipe can entry […]

Cookies & Cream in South Pas

Cookies & Cream in South Pas

Another ice cream joint has arrived, joining the multitude of others in the area, elbowing its way amongst all the cupcake shops, bakeries, and cafés that tempt our waistlines on a daily basis. Cookies and Cream on Fair Oaks Avenue, south of Mission Street and north of Oxley, owned by Mr. Cheng Lui, has opened […]

Zen Tuesday: #10?

Zen Tuesday: #10?

Zen Monday is the day you experience the photo and give us your thoughts, rather than me telling you what I think the photo’s about. But this is Zen Tuesday so the rules are even fewer and farther between. Say what comes to mind. Read the Full Story at Pasadena Daily Photo

Grammy Award-Winning Quetzal at Levitt

Grammy Award-Winning Quetzal at Levitt

Quetzal, who are known for their activist musical perspective, use of traditional instruments and the soulful vocals of lead singer/scholar Martha Gonzalez, won a 2013 Grammy Award for “Best Latin Urban, Rock, or Alternative Album” for their latest release “Imaginaries.” (San Francisco Son Jarocho Festival/sfsjf.com) In 2006, Agustin Gurza of the L.A. Times observed that […]

Little Mad Scientists & Rhythm Child

Little Mad Scientists & Rhythm Child

Saturday at Vroman’s Hastings Ranch, Katie the mad scientist invites little mad scientists ages 4-10 to participate in her mad experiments like Frankenstein’s Hand, See-Through Egg, and Underwater Volcano. We spoke to “Dr.” Katie personally and she said she’ll also share with her little mad scientists-in-training how to sink a marshmellow in H²0. Additionally, Katie […]

Revitalization at Altadena Community Garden

Revitalization at Altadena Community Garden

We are a NPO that provides gardening space, information & education to garden members and the local community and believe that growing nutritional food & working outdoors in a group setting promotes healthy minds, spirits and bodies… This is the raison d’être for the Altadena Community Garden, led by President Silvera Grant. Sixty-four plots thrive on […]

Echo Park taqueria recovers stolen Dodger artwork

Echo Park taqueria recovers stolen Dodger artwork

Orel Hershiser drawing by Armando De La Torre, Jr./Guisados restaurant The large drawing of legendary Dodger pitcher Orel Hershiser  is once again hanging in the dining room of Echo Park’s Guisados taqueria a week after thieves grabbed it off the wall and ran off  with the canvas. The 24-inch by 36-inch drawing, which was created  […]

Auto Parts at the Fremont

Auto Parts at the Fremont

Do you like a good mystery? Then perhaps Auto Parts at the Fremont Centre Theatre has been constructed just for you. Not only does the production have “love, longing, theft, failure, sex, marriage, infidelity, and murder,” but four interrelated parts are presented each night according to the audience’s picks. Before each performance, an audience member […]

Les Miz & Bernstein

Les Miz & Bernstein

This Saturday is the last Festival on the Green event with the California Philharmonic at Santa Anita Racetrack for the 2013 season. From the Broadway National Touring Company, Les Misérables stars Randal Keith and Melissa Lyons will be special guests. Lyons was born and raised in Orange County, attended UCLA, and played Lady Larken in Once […]

Altadena’s Shackelford to receive "Spirit of the Dream" award

Altadena’s Shackelford to receive "Spirit of the Dream" award

by Timothy Rutt Tecumseh Shackelford of Altadena will be honored with a "Spirit of the Dream Award" next Monday during a concert to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King’s "I Have a Dream" speech. Shackelford will be honored by Fifth District Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich in recognition of his dedication and influential […]

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