Archive for ‘March, 2015’


Contessa Pasta & Pesto

Contessa Pasta & Pesto

Ever since Maria Luisa Fabbri of Contessa Chocolates has begun offering cooking classes, they have sold out, so if your interest is piqued, we would recommend that you act fast. “Casarecce” is sold out on March 7th, but there are still seven spaces available for the March 13th class, which focuses on pesto. A word […]

Doggy Day…and Cats, Too

Doggy Day…and Cats, Too

Disc dogs, obedience clubs, animal communicators, bulldog rescue, Rosie’s Bakery, and the Dawg Squad, and yes, the Cat Posse, will all be available and on site at Garfield Park in South Pasadena on March 7th for Doggy Day…and Cats, Too! Bring your pet and the Pasadena Church of Truth (Center for Awakening Consciousness) will bless […]

Guy Fish

Guy Fish

When Hometown Pasadena contributor Karol Franks brought our attention to an opening reception for a local artist, we were all ears. Guy Fish is not only the Art Education Manager at the Huntington Library but a plein air painter. His exhibit “Fresh California” is a collection of works that will be exhibited throughout the month […]

Homeless man killed by LAPD on Skid Row

Homeless man killed by LAPD on Skid Row

A sign reading ‘Skid Row’ is painted on a wall next to the Los Angeles Mission, September 22, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. Los Angeles’ Skid Row contains one of the largest populations of homeless people in the United States.; Credit: ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images The shooting was caught on tape, which quickly went viral. Police […]

Mixed Bag of Monday Recommendations!

Mixed Bag of Monday Recommendations!

Happy Monday, ya’ll! Hope everyone had a spectacular weekend that involved reading and resting. It is Monday so that means we have a few recommendations for you in case you are looking for that new read. Here’s a few from all over the store. From our Philosophy, Religion, Spirituality Section: The Pocket Pema Chodron  By […]

New Highland Park coffee house pops up in an unexpected spot

New Highland Park coffee house pops up in an unexpected spot

Workers prepping the new Tierra Mia for opening day HIGHLAND PARK —   While new shops and restaurants have flocked to York Boulevard and Figueroa Street, Monte Vista Street has remained a sleepy side street of homes, churches and a few shops.  But the opening today of Tierra Mia, a Latino-themed coffee house,  might signal the […]

De-Cor: A Winter Sale

De-Cor: A Winter Sale

We love stepping into De-Cor, an enchanting profusion of color, smells, shapes, and textures. The 7,500 square foot showroom is lined with shelves of hand made textiles, filled with “re-claimed” furniture that’s been restored and updated, and a handful of display “rooms” that illustrate how their merchandise work together so alluringly. During the first week […]

Squirrels Got Cheek

Squirrels Got Cheek

Here’s a cute one from my morning walk today. A squirrel finds lunch in Grant Park!                       And one more time, because this guy deserves a second, bigger, look…          

Properties of Silence Salon Series

Properties of Silence Salon Series

The L.A. Times has called Properties of Silence “an intriguing dreamscape,” while the L.A. Weekly simply writes, “wondrous.” About Productions pairs the production of Properties of Silence, a one-act, with a series of after-events called the Post-Silence Salon Series. Poets reading, music playing, panels discussing, scholars talking, and singers singing—it all happens throughout the month […]

I’m From…

I’m From…

    I’m from mountains and sycamore trees, from white oleomargarine that needs to be massaged with yellow coloring. I’m from homemade sandwiches to take to school for lunch. I’m from an unlocked house that is empty from morning to dinnertime, and I spend time there or at my grandma’s house next door after school […]

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