Archive for ‘January, 2014’


Lunar New Year Fest at Pacific Asia

Lunar New Year Fest at Pacific Asia

The USC Pacific Asia Museum is hosting its 4th annual Lunar New Year Festival on Saturday, January 18th. A crowd favorite, the lion dance will be performed and Taiko drumming will resound thanks to Taiko Center Los Angeles—see below to watch them in Coldplay’s “Princess of China” video with Rihanna. Traditional Vietnamese dance will be […]

Eastside Property: Lincoln Heights Craftsman selling for under $400,000

Eastside Property: Lincoln Heights Craftsman selling for under $400,000

Photo: Redfin.com If you are searching for a Craftsman dream home in move-in condition, get ready to pay top dollar. Even low-priced Craftsman fixer uppers are getting hard to find, with home buyers competing against flippers and contractors.  At $380,000, this 102-year-old Craftsman-style cottage in the flats of Lincoln Heights is not cheap. But while […]

Are enough ‘Young Invincibles’ signing up for health coverage?

Are enough ‘Young Invincibles’ signing up for health coverage?

Narendra Parmar sits with Certified Enrollment Specialist, Laquanda Jordan, as he finishes the process of picking and signing up for health insurance through the Affordable Care Act at a Miami Enrollment Assistance Center on December 23, 2013 in Miami, Florida. ; Credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images  Young healthy Americans are not flocking to enroll in the […]

Raising Dollars for Teachers’ Grants

Raising Dollars for Teachers’ Grants

Pasadena Educational Foundation (PEF) is hosting a TUGG benefit screening of GO PUBLIC on Wednesday, January 22nd. This screening is raising funds for PEF’s signature Teacher Grants program. Funding for the program was previously underwritten by banking institutions that no longer exist. All donations will be used to fund individual teacher grants for classroom projects and supplies. […]

LACMA says "thank you" to Altadena Jan. 19 with free admission

LACMA says "thank you" to Altadena Jan. 19 with free admission

from LACMA Jessica Youn of LACMA welcomes visitors to the Art+Film Lab at Charles White Park in September, 2013. Photo by Laura Monteros. Late last year the Altadena Art+Film Lab spent five weeks at the Charles White Park offering free art and film programming to local residents. To celebrate the community and the time spent […]

MLK Day of Service

MLK Day of Service

Text obtained from PasadenaMLK.com: For over 10 years now, on the Saturday before the official MLK Day of Service, it is our tradition to provide a local school with volunteers to provide landscaping and campus beautification services.  Students and their families, along with members from the surrounding communities all come out to work together toward […]

It’s Time to Replenish Our Air Supply

It’s Time to Replenish Our Air Supply

“Here I am/The one that you love/Asking for another day/Understand that the one that you love/Loves you in so many ways.” British-born Graham Russell and Aussie Russell Hitchcock are back for your soft rocking pleasure. Having recorded 17 studio albums, which created eight Top Ten hits in the U.S. during the 1980s, and selling more than […]

Coconut Craze

Coconut Craze

In my Pumped with Potassium blog last February, I wrote about the many benefits of coconut water in a health-conscious diet. Now, I’m going to get into the “meat” of the coconut. More specifically, extra virgin coconut oil, which is extracted from the insides of the coconut through a cold-expeller press much like olive oil. The […]

No Way Out

No Way Out

It’s easy to mistake the sound of church bells for the palpitating heart-knell. Or, a hammer driving nails into boards over windows. Just ask an old man back home from the hospital… If no one’s left to write about it’s best to wait in a dark room, listen to silence until you become silent yourself. […]

Wine & Song, Beer & Blues

Wine & Song, Beer & Blues

Hometown Pasadena: The San Gabriel Valley Book (Prospect Park Books, 2010) says that South Pasadena’s Firefly Bistro is “bright by day and romantic by night” and that they “turn out an always-interesting and usually wonderful menu with multiethnic offerings” and that “the lunchtime salads are excellent, the desserts comforting, and the wine list creative and […]

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