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Pasadena in Song

Pasadena in Song

“Fair Pasadena, Crown of the Valley, Diadem set on the brow of the hills, Bright was the promise thy christening gave thee, And Fate, thy handmaiden, fulfills.”    – William Andrew Spalding, Snatches of Song: With Verses of Lighter and More Sober Moods, 1907 “Pasadena town is where I’m goin’,There ain’t no other town that […]

Creamy Spiced Oatmeal with Pumpkin Seeds & Figs

Creamy Spiced Oatmeal with Pumpkin Seeds & Figs

Here’s a perfect breakfast for a late fall morning. Ingredients: 2 cups old fashioned rolled oats (preferable organic) 2 tsp. virgin coconut oil ½ tsp. salt ½ tsp. cardamom ½ tsp. cinnamon ½ tsp. ground ginger ¼ tsp. black pepper 2 cups water 1¼ cups milk, cream or coconut milk 2 tsp. honey 4 figs, […]

Crime Check: Vehicle thieves busy in Highland Park & Boyle Heights

Crime Check: Vehicle thieves busy in Highland Park & Boyle Heights

Some car thieves did not take a break during Thanksgiving week, with clusters of stolen vehicles reported in Boyle Heights and Highland Park, according to CrimeMapping.com. Click map for details | CrimeMapping.com BOYLE HEIGHTS – Four vehicles were reported stolen last week in the northeast corner of Boyle Heights area near Hazard Park. Click map for […]

TLC Giving Tree

TLC Giving Tree

We put up our TLC Giving Tree last week! It’s located in our Children’s Department near the information desk and is looking fabulous. Treasure Little Children (TLC) is a philanthropic organization dedicated to providing assistance to needy youngsters. The foundation seeks donations to continue offering educational and social assistance to disadvantaged children in the greater […]

The Lighting of Trees

The Lighting of Trees

My mother’s family, the Broemmel family of San Francisco, were, naturally, of German descent and she remembers her grandparents’ Christmas tree being meticulously decorated with ornaments and the placement of individual strings of tinsel being overseen by Valda, the family matriarch. My mother remembers, also, real candles decorating the tree—and being lit. Of course in […]

‘Tis the start of awards season: predictions for Oscars, Globes, Spirit Awards and more

‘Tis the start of awards season: predictions for Oscars, Globes, Spirit Awards and more

Director Sophie Hunter and actor Benedict Cumberbatch attend the ‘The Imitation Game’ New York Premiere at Ziegfeld Theater, hosted by Weinstein Company on on November 17, 2014 in New York City.; Credit: Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images for The Weinstein C ‘Tis the start of awards season: predictions for Oscars, Globes, Spirit Awards and more The most […]

In the Wheelhouse

In the Wheelhouse

We seem to be on a “ceramics” kick at the moment. We stopped by Flintridge Bookstore during Small Business Saturday to see Beverly Crist’s plates, bowls, and vases and started a savings jar for a future purchase. We snagged a stunning vase and bowl for Christmas presents at Xiem Clay Center’s fall show a few […]

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