Archive for ‘March, 2014’


University of California faces budget problems, weighs up value of online courses

University of California faces budget problems, weighs up value of online courses

University of California President Janet Napolitano is seen at an event on expanding college opportunity in the South Court Auditorium of the Eisenhower Executive Office Building, next to the White House on January 16, 2014 in Washington, DC.; Credit: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images The University of California system is weighing its options for how to deal […]

Being R.E.A.L.

Being R.E.A.L.

Any child who has entered daycare, pre-school, or public or private school knows that finding friends, building friendships, and navigating a friendship can be rewarding, fun, and exciting as well as disheartening, hurtful, stressful, and confusing. In answer, Pasadena’s Institute for Girls’ Development has created Be R.E.A.L. – Relationships:  Extraordinary, Authentic, Loving™. This particular program […]

New Highland Park church owners putting their faith into a nightclub

New Highland Park church owners putting their faith into a nightclub

HIGHLAND PARK – The York Boulevard Methodist Episcopal Church was built in 1913 to serve a congregation of mostly conservative Midwestern newcomers.  More than a century,  the new owners of the now vacant church have a new flock in mind, those who are more interested in dining, drinking and dancing than attending Sunday services. The […]

Pasadena Certified Farmers’ Market

Pasadena Certified Farmers’ Market

WHY A great market east of Hollywood. WHAT This popular market on the edge of Victory Park offers Harry’s Berries, Bill’s Bees (honeys), ABC Rhubarb (herbs and greens), Two Peas in a Pod (super sweet sugar snaps, shelling beans, cauliflower, berries), and Mike Taylor (spring and Maui onions, tomatoes, nasturtiums). Good flowers, too. Stop by […]

Do corporations have religious rights? Supreme Court hears birth-control coverage case

Do corporations have religious rights? Supreme Court hears birth-control coverage case

Activists hold signs outside the Supreme Court March 25, 2014 in Washington, DC. The Supreme Court heard arguments today in Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc if for profit corporations can refuse to cover contraceptive services in their employee’s healthcare for religious beliefs. ; Credit: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images The Supreme Court appeared split during today’s […]

Lost and Fine

Lost and Fine

Pushed out of line He lost their way The passage of time kept him at bay A promising child to a shell of a man A beautiful boy to a hopeless case who can’t even stand much less race All is lost or so they’d say But chance so it happens has a different way […]

Flavors of Morocco

Flavors of Morocco

Can you smell it? Cumin, olives, and preserved lemons working its magic in a pot of tagine. Can you taste it? Sesame, toasted flour, and almond “truffles” infusing the selloh, cumin and roasted bell pepper cumin chakchouka, eggplant salad, and tomato and preserved lemon crostini. These smells and tastes can all be yours if you […]

“Homeless” Campers

“Homeless” Campers

ABC News anchor Phillip Palmer will kick off “Teens Camp Out to Stamp Out Homelessness” on Friday, April 4th. Polytechnic Middle School students and their families plan to camp out on the school campus, taking part in “activities that will offer new insights on homelessness and poverty, and inspire the next generation to make a […]

Tomatomania!

Tomatomania!

Every year, do your cherry toms wither on the vine? One good crop and then your heirlooms seem to succumb to apathy? Let 2014 be the year your garden makes you smile and your taste buds delight. How, you wonder skeptically. Tomatomania! The world’s largest tomato seedling sale at Descanso Gardens. Not only are there hundreds […]

Louisa May Alcott: In Person!

Louisa May Alcott: In Person!

In honor of Women’s History Month, Valerie Weich brings Louisa May Alcott to life in her “Living History” performance on March 27th, at the South Pasadena Public Library. “Besides being one of the most read authors of her time, Alcott was also active in the causes of temperance and women’s suffrage.” The topics covered by […]

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