Archive for ‘May, 2015’


The Girl You Left Behind

The Girl You Left Behind

The Girl You Left Behind by Jojo Moyes is a split story—past and present, mystery and love story—much in the way of A. S. Byatt’s Possession (1990), but without the nuance, depth, and brilliant ending. It’s October 1916, just prior to battles of Somme and Verdun. The novel opens in a small town in France, […]

Chatting with Ginko Ching Lee

Chatting with Ginko Ching Lee

Open Studios Tour days are coming with ever-expanding locations and attractions. Co-founder Ginko Ching Lee was kind enough to answer some questions… HP: What is Open Studios? Ginko: We have options of going in a few different directions; some have suggested we have 7-10 artists vendors in one place and run it like a market […]

Kitchen Sink Cookies

Kitchen Sink Cookies

I recently did a guest post for a blog called The Historical Cooking Project run by a friend of mine from high school who is based in Montreal. The mission of the blog is to explore recipes from years past and talk a bit about the stories surrounding them. I decided to do a post about […]

Mystery History No. 35

Mystery History No. 35

Where are we? What’s happening? In this Aug. 28, 1966, photo, federal agents from the Internal Revenue Service attach a special lock system to the door of the Pasadena Playhouse office due to nonpayment of $31,000 in taxes. Locks were also placed on the doors of the main theater and all attached structures. The Pasadena […]

Muir Ranch: 1st Farm-to-Table Supper of 2015

Muir Ranch: 1st Farm-to-Table Supper of 2015

Celebrate the spring harvest by coming to the first Muir Ranch farm-to-table supper of 2015. On June 6th, Nikki Parrish, Mud Baron, and Shirly Barrett host an evening of organic, school-grown fare, lovingly prepared and happily shared. Since the summer of 2011, two acres on the John Muir High School campus has been converted into […]

CicLAvia Pasadena 2015

CicLAvia Pasadena 2015

Metro Los Angeles puts its money where the pedals are…Presenting, CicLAvia Pasadena, a 3.5 mile route through the heart of Old Town. Yoga and music may be found at the Memorial Park Hub at Levitt Pavilion’s bandshell, a mixed media art project hosted by Armory Center for the Arts along with free admission to art […]

Sunday Shorts: A Traveler’s Guide to Los Angeles

Sunday Shorts: A Traveler’s Guide to Los Angeles

Photo by daveynin/flickr Creative Commons 2.0 By Amy Jones Sedivy Written as an ersatz travel guide to Los Angeles, the story briefly sketches several L.A. neighborhoods as they define one woman’s life, and leading her to the place that fits her best. Early travelers explored the community of Westwood. They dined at a German Bratskellar, […]

Mount Wilson: Solar Telescope

Mount Wilson: Solar Telescope

The Solar Telescope at Mount Wilson is still used for studying sunspots.  Great strides have been made in this science here. The telescope is…tall. And look what a beautiful day it was! I didn’t alter this photo one bit. Craig Woods, our guide, has been up in the elevator. We were forbidden to go. I’m […]

Open House Calendar: Franklin Hills Modern; Highland Park bungalow & more

Open House Calendar: Franklin Hills Modern; Highland Park bungalow & more

Search our sponsored Open House calendar listings below or click on the neighborhood links for more properties. Atwater Village Area Boyle Heights Area Cypress Park, Glassell Park & Mount Washington Area Eagle Rock Area East Los Angeles Area Echo Park Area El Sereno Area Elysian Valley, Lincoln Heights & Montecito Heights Area Highland Park & […]

Looking for Something To Do? Free Events May 23 to 29

Looking for Something To Do? Free Events May 23 to 29

Here are free events scheduled Saturday, May 23, to Friday, May 29. All events are free, so take a look — and don’t you dare say there’s nothing to do in Pasadena!  Safely dispose of old computers, keyboards, printers, scanners, fax machines, phones, TVs and other electronic equipment at the eWaste event Saturday, May 23, from 9 […]

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