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The Legacy of Maya Angelou

The Legacy of Maya Angelou

Maya Angelou answers questions at her portrait unveiling at the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery on Saturday, April 5, 2014 in Washington, DC. She passed away this morning in her home in North Carolina at age 86.; Credit: Paul Morigi/AP Images for National Portrait The high school dropout who became one of America’s most powerful literary […]

Eastside Property: Yards for summer fun from Silver Lake to Boyle Heights

Eastside Property: Yards for summer fun from Silver Lake to Boyle Heights

With every passing day summer break nears. Whether the kids are ultimately headed off to camp or simply camping out on the couch, there’s nothing like the kids expending some energy in the back yard to bring a smile to the face of parent and child, alike. Find out just how much yard your money can […]

Which is more stressful for you: home or work?

Which is more stressful for you: home or work?

A new study finds that people tend to be more stressed at home than at work. ; Credit: Renu Parkhi/Flickr Creative Commons According to a new study published in The Journal Social Science & Medicine, people are more stressed out when they’re at home than at work. To determine that, researchers at Pennsylvania State University […]

Little Door, The

Little Door, The

WHY For the deeply romantic atmosphere and lovely patio, and the we’re-so-cool L.A. scene. WHAT The food’s not the point at this sign-less hidden restaurant, although it’s just fine. It’s all about the décor, the atmosphere, the patio and the scene, all of which are memorable. Service meanders, but there’s good wine to drink, so […]

Jury Duty Walkabout

Jury Duty Walkabout

We’ve drawn jury duty. Two and a half days later and we’re sitting on a jury, a civil trial that may go nine working days. At the rate we’re going, all the jurors are mentally, emotionally, physically, and financially preparing themselves for longer. One perk: an hour and a half lunch, during which we’ve walked […]

Zen Wednesday #3

Zen Wednesday #3

It’s been a while since we had some Zen around here. And Zen Wednesdays are as rare as a rooster in an LA City Animal Shelter. Read the Full Story at Pasadena Daily Photo

Mystery History No. 28

Mystery History No. 28

Where are we? What’s happening? In the circa 1900 photo (right), men lounge in what is identified on the back as “the rotunda” at the Hotel Green. I did a somewhat comprehensive post about the Hotel Green on my Pasadena PIO blog in 2011. You can see that post here for plenty of background. A couple of […]

Moonlight at the Castle

Moonlight at the Castle

In the beautifully appointed Castle ballroom, the lovely chanteuse Janet Klein will be dishing out her obscure, naughty and lovely tunes from the 20s and 30s.  Flapper-inspired Klein and Her Parlor Boys will be entertaining guests at Castle Green for the annual Spring Tour on June 6th. More than 15 Castle residences and the penthouse […]

Local Museums Get a Blue Star

Local Museums Get a Blue Star

Once again, Pasadena Museum of History is joining more than 2,000 museums across the nation to illustrate their appreciation for “those who serve” through the Blue Star Museums program—offering free admission to active duty military personnel and their families from May 26th through Labor Day, September 1st. Upon showing an active military ID, service men and women, and […]

JoLo Solo, Duo & Trio

JoLo Solo, Duo & Trio

“We got to play for The Dude!” exclaims guitarist Joe LoPiccolo on his professional website. By “The Dude,” he means none other than Gustavo Dudamel (Disney Hall, May 24, 2014). On other evenings, JoLo may be found playing solo at POP Champagne & Dessert Bar, as a duo with guitarist Vahagni at the Next Door Lounge, […]

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