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Surrender

Surrender

As I grow older, the mattress grows heavier, yet still how I loathe a bed whose sheets no longer feel crisp, whose scent is no longer of lavender or thyme but of too many nights passed pondering why, what next, when, how. In three clean sweeps the bed is stripped, blankets in the corner, linens […]

Fireworks

Fireworks

Usually this space is reserved for a cooking class, food festival, or to help spread the word about local cafes, restaurants, or bakeries. But this week we are doing the unthinkable—plugging a chain establishment. We succumb to this because a dear friend bestowed a Valentine’s Day gift upon us, which melted in our mouth and […]

Singing for Centuries

Singing for Centuries

It was founded by Emperor Maximilian I in 1498 and Franz Schubert began his musical life with the Wiener Sängerknaben—or, as may be more familiar, the Vienna Boys’ Choir. Today, this choir of altos and trebles is divided into four touring choirs and each sub-group is “named after famous Austrian composers associated with the choir’s […]

Monday Staff Recommendations – YA Edition

Monday Staff Recommendations – YA Edition

The Young Adult genre has really picked up speed over the past few years. There’s some really great things happening and the genre just keeps growing. To navigate the waters here are some of the Vroman’s staff top picks! As always, follow the link on the persons name to check out all of their favorites! […]

Jägerschnitzel

Jägerschnitzel

Our heartfelt thanks to Hans Röckenwagner for sharing another recipe with Hometown Pasadena readers. This recipe for jägerschnitzel comes, once again, from the recently released Das Cookbook. ~~~ Jägerschnitzel, or “hunter’s schnitzel,” has always been one of my favorites. I wrap my version of this classic dish in proscuitto-like Black Forest ham to give it […]

On the Agenda: Montecito Heights’ Flat Top; too many liquor licenses on York Boulevard

On the Agenda: Montecito Heights’ Flat Top; too many liquor licenses on York Boulevard

On the Agenda this week: Union Station Master Plan, a Highland Park 99-Cents Store wants to sell beer, and budget committee in Arroyo Seco. It’s a good idea to check with organizations to find out if meeting items and times have been changed or postponed. Here are some of this week’s upcoming meetings: Highland Park […]

PLOM (Poor Lil’ Ol’ Me)

PLOM (Poor Lil’ Ol’ Me)

A virus invaded my upper respiratory system more than a week ago. It knocked me on my you know what and I’m beginning to come out the other side, but man oh man it has been a challenge. I’ve been having my own private PLOM party. Some thoughts about the past few days (besides the […]

PIFF’s Gatsby Gala

PIFF’s Gatsby Gala

D: Gwen writes, drops that hat and acts, then drops that hat and edits—she’s a triple threat. G: Minus the singing and dancing. D: We’re working on that. “D” and “G” are Douglas Elford-Argent and Gwendolyn Garver who were enjoying the success hot hors d’oeuvres offered to them by white-gloved waiters at the Pasadena International […]

Dunes are taking shape once again

Dunes are taking shape once again

By Nathan Solis Early on, Dunes showcased an appreciation for space, allowing vocals to bloom while guitars and drums sent out ripples in a steady pace throughout. Caught up in the harmonies was a certain haze, like an impressionist painting, fraying the overlap between singer Stephanie Chan’s vocals and the group’s instruments. Dunes newest single, Circles, […]

Forest/Trees

Forest/Trees

A previous owner of our house tex-coated the place and that has always kind of bothered me. Read the Full Story at Pasadena Daily Photo

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