Archive for ‘August, 2014’


It’s Official

It’s Official

Thomas Balch Elliott Papers, Huntington Library  Pasadena: Unexpected Roots October 1, 2014 Wednesday, 7:30 p.m. Independent scholar Roberta H. Martinez shares an intimate look at Pasadena’s earliest days as reflected in the romance, marriage, and work of writers Arturo Bandini and Helen Elliott Bandini; melding the legacies of  Old California and a changing sensibility to […]

Bulletin Board: Southwest Museum Community Questionnaire

Bulletin Board: Southwest Museum Community Questionnaire

Submitted by El Plan Del Southwest Museum The results of the following questionnaire will assist to inform the conversation regarding the future of the Southwest Museum. All results will be made public. Please download the questionnaire, fill it out and either PDF it back to the email below or mail it to the address in […]

Looking for Something to Do? Free Events Aug. 23 to 29

Looking for Something to Do? Free Events Aug. 23 to 29

Here are events scheduled Saturday, Aug. 23, to Friday, Aug 29.All events are free, so take a look — and don’t you dare say there’s nothing to do in Pasadena!  Do you have a green thumb? Drop in on the Gardening Club and Seed Library Saturday, Aug. 23, at 10:30 a.m. at Hill Avenue Branch […]

The Weekend Go Go: Good Food’s Night Out, Barely Legal, World Stage is 25 + More

The Weekend Go Go: Good Food’s Night Out, Barely Legal, World Stage is 25 + More

The Weekend Go Go: Dinner at a Bon Appetit Hot 10 restaurant. Barely Legal shenanigans. “Jazz church.” This is how you eazy-breezy the last days of summer…. Read the Full Story at Eat: Los Angeles

James Foley’s death reignites debate: Should the US ever pay ransom to terrorists?

James Foley’s death reignites debate: Should the US ever pay ransom to terrorists?

In this May 27, 2011 file photo, American journalist James Foley, of Rochester, N.H., who was last seen on Nov. 22, 2012 in northwest Syria, poses for a photo in Boston.; Credit: Steven Senne/AP Since news of journalist James Foley’s death began circulating Tuesday, some, like journalist David Rohde, have argued that the U.S. needs […]

Bulletin Board: Frogtown Neighborhood Dodgeball League signing up members

Bulletin Board: Frogtown Neighborhood Dodgeball League signing up members

Submitted by Michael World  of the Dodgeball Society Catch the fun and join a Dodgeball league today. Frogtown Thursday Night league begins August 28th. Teams are co-ed and play with no-sting rubber balls to the best/worst music of all times. Bust out the spandex and join as a loner or with friends. Postgame clubhouse is […]

Sneak Peek Of What’s In Store for our ANNUAL CLEARANCE SALE This Weekend!

Sneak Peek Of What’s In Store for our ANNUAL CLEARANCE SALE This Weekend!

Our whole upstairs event space is being taken over by our HUGE ANNUAL CLEARANCE SALE!! We’ve been hard at work for the past few days getting it all set up. Take a peek at what we’ve got in store. This Sale will be going on THIS weekend ONLY! FRIDAY, SATURDAY, SUNDAY Aug 22, 23 & […]

It is organizing that has brought me to reflection

It is organizing that has brought me to reflection

Discovering lots about my folks.  I suspect actually I’m rediscovering things that they had shared with me but that I had, in my youthful way, found too boring to listen to or too narrow of experience to understand what they meant.   You know the whole idea that you need to have a cultural context, […]

South L.A. high school grads win Charles Dickens essay contest

South L.A. high school grads win Charles Dickens essay contest

A picture shows a collection of early editions of novels written by British author Charles Dickens at the Charles Dickens Museum based in a house where the novelist lived in central London on February 6, 2012.; Credit: Carl Court/AFP/Getty Images Two young women from South Los Angeles have gained admittance into the ‘Dickens universe’ after […]

Los Angeles Archives, II

Los Angeles Archives, II

In my previous post I showed you an impressive room at the Los Angeles Archives. I think of that room as “The Organized Room.” It’s awesome in the true sense of the word. Perhaps even more awesome is “The Disorganized Room.” This one’s a vault. Many of the files are ancient by California standards, some […]

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