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Young African-American Women’s Conference for Girls

Young African-American Women’s Conference for Girls

In May 2014, Grant AME Church reported that… “…seven young women, three parents, and four Daughters of Destiny mentors attended the Young African American Women’s Conference at Pasadena College. The event was sponsored by the Pasadena Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority. There were separate workshops for both the girls and the adults. Attending […]

The California Native Landscape: Restoring Beauty & Balance

The California Native Landscape: Restoring Beauty & Balance

John Muir spoke of being able to walk from the City of Los Angeles to the northwest San Fernando Valley without ever leaving the shade of an oak tree. So writes Greg Rubin and Lucy Warren in The California Native Landscape: The Homeowner’s Design Guide to Restoring Its Beauty and Balance. On April 1st, these […]

Crickets

Crickets

  “Crickets” by Thelma Reyna   Crickets detest silence. They’re sirens with nonstop trills that sunder the summer air as they tear me, too. Crickets moan, and I recollect sultry Texas nights and fights with my man under trees in a foresaken park, making love while crickets shamed the dark, or crying alone on the […]

Better than a Kegger

Better than a Kegger

Back when I was in college, when you wanted to have a party you purchased a keg of beer and some plastic cups, then played LPs until everyone passed out on the sofa. That was fun, but I wanted to host a more grown-up party for the official launch of my book, Act As If: Stumbling Through […]

Police investigating possible Highland Park shooting

Police investigating possible Highland Park shooting

HIGHLAND PARK – Police are advising residents to avoid the area near Avenue 50 and the Arroyo Seco Parkway as they investigate a report of an assault with a deadly weapon that took place at about 1 p.m.  Police are asking CHP to see if they have received reports of motorists being fired upon on […]

Hunting Eggs at the Rose Bowl

Hunting Eggs at the Rose Bowl

It’s not until it’s mentioned that we think, It’s the perfect venue; what took so long? Thankfully, our lack of foresight and perfect hindsight is not what fuels local ideas, and others are engaged in thinking, conjuring, and creating our local events. 2015 may be the dawning of a new local tradition. The Rose Bowl […]

Caprese Sandwiches

Caprese Sandwiches

My girlfriend, Teri, is actually the wonderful chef who introduced me to these tasty sandwiches. It was love at first sight…taste…whatever. My girls and I (my son is not a tomato fan—go figure) have been hooked on caprese sandwiches ever since we wolfed ’em down at the party where Teri and I first met. This […]

Lobsta, Jogasaki, Tornados & Lobos

Lobsta, Jogasaki, Tornados & Lobos

Pasadena Conservatory of Music has partnered with Jefferson Elementary School for over a decade, teaching the students in instrument and vocal performance. Recently, the school has been “on the road” to becoming a performing arts magnet school and PCM is now also providing instruction to fourth and fifth graders on guitar, drums, and recorders. The […]

Monday Mentions – The Travel Section

Monday Mentions – The Travel Section

Are you already day dreaming about where you’re going to go on your summer vacation? Or maybe you’re wishing you had taken a Spring Break. Maybe a stay-cation is right up your alley. No matter what your path is uur travel section is great for the dreamer or the planner. We’ve got everything from domestic […]

New findings about mental health of Germanwings pilot raises questions about airline standards

New findings about mental health of Germanwings pilot raises questions about airline standards

A man stands on March 29 2015 in front of a commemorative headstone in Seyne-les-Alpes, the closest accessible site to where a Germanwings Airbus A320 crashed on March 24 in the French Alps, killing all 150 people on board.; Credit: JEAN-PIERRE CLATOT/AFP/Getty Images In the wake of Germanwings flight 9525 crash into the French Alps, […]

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