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Tarte aux Tomates

Tarte aux Tomates

Ingredients: 1 large white or yellow onion, very thinly sliced 2 tablespoons butter 2 teaspoons sugar 1 package puff pastry, defrosted but kept cold 2 large or 3 medium-sized ripe tomatoes 1 tablespoon fruity olive oil 1 tablespoon capers 1 ounce chevre (goat cheese) Directions: Heat butter in large sauté pan, add onions and sugar, […]

It’s Banned Books Week…what are you reading?

It’s Banned Books Week…what are you reading?

What banned book do you want to read? ; Credit: Oli Scarff/Getty Images  The American Library foundation has declared the last week of September as Banned Books Week. Every year, libraries, booksellers, publishers, teachers and readers come together in support of intellectual freedom and to highlight books that have been subjected to threats of censorship […]

Avenue 50 Studio Raising Funds

Avenue 50 Studio Raising Funds

“We feel the showing of multicultural arts on a monthly basis in a working class community can go a long way in educating people to the importance of diverse art in their lives.” Avenue 50 Studio in Highland Park hosts art exhibits, poetry readings, film screenings, and musical events highlighting not only the arts and […]

Three Things to Like This Tuesday: Citrus Mango Mint Iced Tea, Steve from Blue’s Clues on The Moth and yes, dishwasher detergent

Three Things to Like This Tuesday: Citrus Mango Mint Iced Tea, Steve from Blue’s Clues on The Moth and yes, dishwasher detergent

  It’s back! Three Things to Like This Tuesday: My weekly review of new products, media, delightful recipes and events . This week, Citrus Mint Iced Tea, The MOTH Podcast with Steve from Blues Clues and dishwasher detergent. #1 Citrus inspired recipes: Citrus Mango Mint Iced Tea and Shrimp Tacos  I am an unabashed fan of all […]

Beaches: Watercolors and Sketches by Eva Fenyes

Beaches: Watercolors and Sketches by Eva Fenyes

Over the past three months, Michelle Turner, Collections Manager at Pasadena Museum of History, presented a progressive exhibit of beach art, which she posted on the museum’s Facebook Page.  Each Wednesday between Memorial Day and Labor Day she selected and introduced one of Eva Fenyes’ sketches by way of social media.  This did reach a […]

As the Century rolled out, a reweaving began

As the Century rolled out, a reweaving began

These three images show the transition that was taking place within the Mexican and Mexican American community at the turn of the 20th century in Pasadena. For those born in the 19th century there was a clear division between males and females. But dignity and modesty were a couple of values that were expressed by […]

City employee suffers severe injuries crossing Silver Lake street *

City employee suffers severe injuries crossing Silver Lake street *

Officers conduct investigation on Silver Lake Boulevard A city employee suffered severe injuries this morning after being struck by a vehicle near the Silver Lake Dog Park. Sgt.  Kevin Custard with the LAPD Central Traffic Bureau said the victim was hit near Silver Lake Boulevard and Fanning Street at about 8:20 a.m. The incident is […]

Talking to your kids about making online confessions

Talking to your kids about making online confessions

; Credit: Youtube/Cassidy Lynn Transgender teen Cassidy Lynn Campbell made history last week, when she was named homecoming queen at a Huntington Beach high school.   But after what was initially the “happiest day” of her life, she started receiving nasty comments on social media. In response, she made an extremely personal, emotional YouTube video […]

Random Thoughts on the Emmys: Funny Women Win, Bob Newhart’s Tears and my Best Dress

Random Thoughts on the Emmys: Funny Women Win, Bob Newhart’s Tears and my Best Dress

the lovely Kerry Washington in a gorgeous dress I wasn’t going to watch the Emmy’s because I don’t watch “Breaking Bad.” so I figured I miss all the references, but then Liz texted me a photo of her Emmy Make-up and I was in. A clean, fresh, non-smokey eye ? If Liz could go non-smokey […]

Altadena Heritage water workshop tonight

Altadena Heritage water workshop tonight

This late 19th/early 20th century image is looking north at Devils Gate, south of present-day dam. Altadena Heritage will hold a free public forum tonight to help demystify issues and answer questions about water supply, water quality, and compliance with federal Clean Water Act. Our panel includes important water people: Chris Stone, Water Resource Manager […]

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