Archive for ‘May, 2015’


Peafowl!

Peafowl!

Our thanks to Pasadena resident and Chorale Bel Canto member Claudia Bailey who, year to year, year after year, faithfully records the lives of the local, wild peafowl… (as in peacocks)….                                  

Open Market Art + Design

Open Market Art + Design

When we’re told that 100% of proceeds go directly to the artist, we’re in one hundred percent. Now in it’s 14th year, One Colorado hosts “Open Market Art + Design” on May 24th. In the courtyard and along the alleyways, over 100 local artists—who are current students or alumni of Art Center College of Design […]

On Becoming a Widow

On Becoming a Widow

I was a 4-pound baby, a twin, a sister to a brother and another sister. Four of us squished together with months instead of years between us. I was the one who was afraid of everything. My dendrites arced into space at a hint of a noise, a scritch, or a sqeak of a bug. […]

Movers & Shakers à la Don Draper

Movers & Shakers à la Don Draper

Imagine the hands of time are moving towards 8 p.m. and the sun is setting behind you, giving the San Gabriel Mountains across the valley a lavender pink glow. The evening temperature is mild, the warmth from the day mixing with the cool entrance of night, and you breath deeply, feel your shoulders relax, and […]

Feather Murals, Physics & a Rubber Ducky Race

Feather Murals, Physics & a Rubber Ducky Race

Kidspace is offering three days of Memorial fun with bird-themed activities. Match eggs (we have no idea what this means), create a feather mural, and participate in a flight-based physics experiment. While supplies last, purchase a rubber ducky from the Busy Bee Learning Store, decorate it, then join the crowd for the Rubber Ducky Race—down […]

Motorcycle clubs: Fraternal organizations or organized crime syndicates? The answer may be both.

Motorcycle clubs: Fraternal organizations or organized crime syndicates? The answer may be both.

A Rebels motorcycle club member rides from Meckering to Perth on September 12, 2013 in Perth, Australia. ; Credit: Paul Kane/Getty Images As Waco, Texas police continue to sort through Sunday’s shootout at a restaurant that left nine dead and saw more than 170 arrested and charged, the conversation about motorcycle clubs (or biker gangs, […]

The First

The First

Cold sweat fractures sleep no place to lay burden down racism stifles dreams slights insults stick alone inside rage rattles   cannot let people down chorus of voices echo do not resist back of bus bumped flights lost accommodations   first time in play fans gawk great black hope swings bat Crack! home run run […]

Golden Poppies at 1905 Casa Roca

Golden Poppies at 1905 Casa Roca

It was called a “white elephant,”¹ but for a short while Pasadena had an elevated cycleway, something cyclists and environmentalists might pine for now. Horace Dobbins invented the California Cycleway, which opened in 1900, starting at Castle Green (Hotel Green then) and continuing for about a mile, near to the newly rebuilt Raymond Hotel (1901-34). […]

Patakan

Patakan

Nondescript. Easy to miss because of the corner El Pollo Loco and Subway chains garishly grabbing one’s attention. Look to the right side of the parking lot, toward a flock of umbrellas. Beyond the “wall” of potted trees is an outdoor eating area that leads into the small, slightly dated, but very clean interior of […]

Hollywood’s Duplass brothers have different tastes when it comes to Eastside homes

Hollywood’s Duplass brothers have different tastes when it comes to Eastside homes

The Eagle Rock home purchased by Jay Duplass in February for $1.76 million Brothers Jay and Mark Duplass have been busy in Hollywood as well as in real estate. Last December, writer-director Jay Duplass, executive director of the TV show Togetherness, purchased a $1.76 million Spanish Colonial-Revival home in Eagle Rock, which happens to be […]

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