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Fundraising Art Party

Fundraising Art Party

Avenue 50 Studio in Highland Park is an art complex, a venue for all sorts of get-togethers: exhibits, group shows, readings, lectures, open mic nights, live music, classical guitar workshops, and photography workshops. Last November, Avenue 50 acquired a large space within the building where the gallery currently exists: “Avenue 50 Studio has expanded, and […]

La Palabra with Thelma Reyna

La Palabra with Thelma Reyna

Thelma T. Reyna is also the force behind Golden Foothills Press and the newly released Altadena Poetry Review: Anthology 2015. Also, she’s kindly shared poems with Hometown Pasadena readers from her full-length collection of her poems, Rising, Falling, All of Us, which won four literary honors in 2014. On May 31st, Reyna will be joining […]

Free CA-Friendly Lawn & Garden Workshop

Free CA-Friendly Lawn & Garden Workshop

Hemming and hawing about tearing out the lawn and opting for a drought-tolerant, California-friendly landscape? Pasadena Water and Power hosts a free workshop on May 30th at Eaton Canyon Nature Center with experts offering details on how to remove turf, then moving on to basic landscape design, irrigation fundamentals, plant species, and maintenance. This half-day […]

B&GC 1st Annual College Fair

B&GC 1st Annual College Fair

The Boys and Girls Club of Pasadena hosts its first annual college fair at the club’s Mackenzie-Scott branch on May 29th. Representatives from various colleges and universities will be in attendance and students and parents will find information on financial aid, admission requirements, the admission process, as well as careers in technical and vocational fields. […]

Whiskey ain’t risky, but is it too expensive?

Whiskey ain’t risky, but is it too expensive?

A Glass of Bourbon Whiskey; Credit: ctJ71081 via Flickr Bourbon connoisseurs will have to face a sobering truth: They’re spending too much money on high end brands that are producing the same quality as big name distillers. That’s according to Reid Mitenbuler’s latest “Bourbon Empire: The Past and Future of America’s Whiskey” (Viking 2015). It’s […]

Happy Tuesday Newbies! New Books Out Today Are…

Happy Tuesday Newbies! New Books Out Today Are…

Hardcover: The American Wife by Taya Kyle The widow of “American Sniper” Chris Kyle shares their private story: an unforgettable testament to the power of love and faith in the face of war and unimaginable loss and a moving tribute to a man whose true heroism ran even deeper than the legend In early 2013, […]

New apartments proposed near Dodger Stadium

New apartments proposed near Dodger Stadium

A barren hillside that rises above Stadium Way near Dodger Stadium is the spot where a developer plans to build a six-story apartment building with 158 units, according to the city’s Planning Department. The hillside property at Stadium Way and Chavez Ravine Place sits across the 110 Freeway from Chinatown and is a short walk […]

Ideas Worth Spreading at TEDx, Jr.

Ideas Worth Spreading at TEDx, Jr.

TEDx is the mini-me, local version of TED, a 4-day conference that began over 30 years ago. TEDx “supports individuals or groups in hosting local, self-organized TED-style events.” Transform. Transcend. Thrive. These are the themes behind TEDx South Pasadena High on May 30th. All of (the) speakers and Interactive Experience Salon speakers will share their […]

Saudade

Saudade

“Saudade…” The word rolls off of my tongue like cement, wet and thick and heavy. I don’t know what it means, but I want to. Coming off the plane, our eyeglasses fog up, temporarily blinded, we fumble about, looking for family. “Saudade!” His grandmother, large and soft and dripping, speaks rapidly in a language I […]

In the Garden

In the Garden

Thanks to Mary and Patrick Gothard for sharing pictures from Altadena Community Garden where they have a plot. Altadena Community Garden, 3333 Lincoln Ave., Altadena 91011, adjacent to Loma Alta Park.           Learn more at AltadenaCommunityGarden.com.                               […]

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