Archive for ‘April, 2014’


SpringTopia & Buffalo Migration

SpringTopia & Buffalo Migration

Can you imagine the music created by a band called Earthworm Ensemble? Or Swinging Eight Balls? Panjive? Earthworm Ensemble was started by Shawn and Sherri Nourse and their 3-year-old son Nolan. This family trio has been joined by Paul Lacques of I See Hawks in L.A., Victoria Jacobs, and Denny Moynahan. Instruments used:  fiddles, mandolins, […]

Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand

Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand

Louie started smoking at five years old, drinking at eight, stole anything edible, jumped off a moving train, greased the rails to get back at a railcar conductor, deflated a teacher’s car tires for disciplining him, rigged the bell at a local church rousing the whole area including the police and fire department, rigged a […]

World Book Night with Shakespeare

World Book Night with Shakespeare

As mentioned in last week’s post about World Book Night, the California Shakespeare Ensemble—who has been partnering with Pasadena LEARNS—spent the evening of April 23rd with John Muir High School students who have joined the after school Drama club. HP:  What was the idea behind your involvement with World Book Night and the John Muir […]

REDCAT for Kids

REDCAT for Kids

The arts center is called REDCAT and stands for the Roy and Edna Disney/CalArts Theater, operating within the Disney Concert Hall complex. REDCAT continues the tradition of the California Institute of the Arts, its parent organization, by encouraging experimentation, discovery, and lively civid discourse. (Redcat.org) But, what about fun? Fun comes in the manner of […]

Citizens Police Academy Weeks 11 and 12 — Heliport, Ridealong and Role Playing

Citizens Police Academy Weeks 11 and 12 — Heliport, Ridealong and Role Playing

I got so busy that I fell behind on blog posts about Citizens Police Academy so I decided to post a brief recap of the last two classes. On April 10 (Week 11) we met at the Pasadena Police Department heliport, located midway between JPL and the Rose Bowl Stadium. We learned all about the Air Operations Section. The […]

Turmeric Rice with Vegetables (and Chicken, If You Like)

Turmeric Rice with Vegetables (and Chicken, If You Like)

In case you haven’t heard, tumeric is not only delicious, it’s a very healthy addition to our diet. “Yellow” rice, famously Indian, may be made with saffron also—but tumeric is far less expensive and just as tasty! Ingredients: 2 tbsp. olive oil 1-2 tbsp. butter (optional) 1 cup basmati or jasmin white rice 2 cups […]

Olives Gourmet Grocer

Olives Gourmet Grocer

WHY For a food-lover’s home away from home, not to mention a good place to pick up a rotisserie chicken for dinner or a platter for that potluck. WHAT This clean-lined store is as much a deli as a grocer, with a terrific sandwich counter, a salad bar, an olive bar and a different dinner-to-go […]

Echo Park’s urban forest getting trimmed and cut

Echo Park’s urban forest getting trimmed and cut

Ficus get a haircut on Sunset Boulevard | Christine Peters ECHO PARK — Saturday saw more tree trimming and cutting action on Sunset Boulevard as the city begins work on an $853,000 streetscape improvement program. About three dozen trees, including the Green Giant in the 1500 block of Sunset, will or have been cut down, […]

Body found in Echo Park Lake [4:30 p.m. update]

Body found in Echo Park Lake [4:30 p.m. update]

ECHO PARK — The body of a woman was found floating in Echo Park Lake this morning, according to police.  There were no signs of foul play involved but an investigation continues, said Lt. Orlando Chandler with the LAPD Rampart Division. The woman was believed to be between 40 to 50 years of age, he […]

Sake House Miro

Sake House Miro

WHY Beer and sake happy-hour specials, serviceable sushi and a fun selection of izakaya small plates. Korean bibim bap is surprisingly good here. WHAT Koreatown hipsters and Miracle Mile office workers populate the heavy wooden tables at this spot that reveals the Japanese fascination with ’50s-era Tokyo memorabilia. A faux alley at the rear of […]

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