Archive for ‘April, 2014’


South Pasadena Goes Eclectic

South Pasadena Goes Eclectic

Over three dozen musical performances will be conducted during the afternoon and evening on the streets of downtown (okay, three or four streets worth) of South Pasadena for the 5th Annual Eclectic Music Festival & Art Walk. On stage at the Gold Line Metro stop, at the South Pas Music Center, in galleries, and even […]

Lost in Atwater Village: Friendly Tuxedo cat named Gizmo

Lost in Atwater Village: Friendly Tuxedo cat named Gizmo

Very talkative and friendly Tuxedo cat (Black and White), 14-year-old female Gizmo who was recently diagnosed with hyperthyroidism (she’s very thin at the moment) and is scheduled for treatment in a few weeks. Unfortunately, she went missing between 04/26 -04/27 on Garden Avenue. My worst fear is coyote, but in case anyone comes across her […]

CA Bookstore Day

CA Bookstore Day

Independent bookstores are not just stores, they’re community centers and local anchors run by passionate readers. They are entire universes of ideas that contain the possibility of real serendipity. They are lively performance spaces and quiet places where aimless perusal is a day well spent. California Bookstore Day is a statewide party on May 3, […]

How will Clippers fans and LA sports fans react?

How will Clippers fans and LA sports fans react?

Los Angeles Clippers fans react to a score against the Memphis Grizzlies in Game Four of the Western Conference Quarterfinals in the 2012 NBA Playoffs on May 7, 2011 at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. ; Credit: Stephen Dunn/Getty Images Following the dissemination of Donald Sterling’s alleged racist comments, companies are withdrawing sponsorship deals […]

May Repair Café

May Repair Café

Repair Café is ON for May 3, Saturday, 11-5, in Memorial Park at the Pasadena Earth and Arts Festival! And we will be OFF the grid!  Repair Café is a monthly meeting of repair people and people who need things repaired. We are a member of the Repair Café Foundation, which was founded in The Netherlands […]

Altadena “La Solana” Home Tour

Altadena “La Solana” Home Tour

In 1926 23 houses were built on La Solana Drive as “a residential connection to the nearby golf and country club.” While every house on the street has a red tile roof, white Mediterranean-style exteriors, 12-inch thick walls and hardwood floors, no two floor plans are alike. In 1926, the purchase of a house on […]

Chiaroscuro

Chiaroscuro

At writing class at UCLA extension, I stare at figures on a table. A clay face figure on this table disturbs me. Its three clear blue eyes gaze out. “Who are we behind our eyes?” I used to ask that of Jeff when we hung out in the UCI cafeteria, Jeff, putting salt and  pepper […]

It’s a Big Night Out

It’s a Big Night Out

Start your evening of fine dining at the 12,000 square foot Stratford Manor, a French Normandy estate situated on 4 acres in La Cañada-Flintridge that has a “woodsy backyard with several bridges” and “a breathtaking view of the San Gabriel Mountain Range.” Chat, enjoy cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, peruse the silent auction, raise your hand […]

My Mother’s Voice

My Mother’s Voice

“Becoming an orphan after losing her family in the Armenian Genocide, my mother took a chance that the man in the picture would make a good husband…” The Armenian Genocide was a planned campaign by the Young Turk government to annihilate the Christian Armenian population of the Ottoman Empire. Embarked upon in 1915, during WWI, […]

Winsome Home No. 1

Winsome Home No. 1

We often step on the brake and turn our head (for a second too long) when a house or garden attracts our attention. Now that we’ve joined the 21st century and own an iPhone, and consequently no longer curse and scold ourselves for forgetting our camera, we have begun to safely pull over to the […]

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