Archive for ‘September, 2015’


Real Women Have Curves

Real Women Have Curves

My primary reason for recommending the Pasadena Playhouse’s newest production, Josefina López’s Real Women Have Curves, is Blanca Araceli. Playing Carmen, mami of the well-read, restless, feminist, ambitious Ana and the creative, stressed, worried, and relentless Estrela, Araceli inhabits her character completely. She doesn’t need half of the first act to breathe and get into […]

Roving Doc Film Fest

Roving Doc Film Fest

What does the Occupy movement in New York have in common with the Spanish Indignados protests or the Arab Spring? Is there a connection between the struggle of the Iranian democracy movement and the nonviolent uprising in Syria and what is the link between the Ukrainian topless activists of Femen and an Islamic culture like Egypt? And […]

Ink & Clay

Ink & Clay

Ink & Clay 41 is a juried exhibition now in its 41st year. Delightfully, Milagro Charter School artist-in-residence and City of Pasadena Art Commissioner Meriel Stern has had some works, including Sisters (porcelain, pictured right), accepted into this national competition. Artists from all 50 states compete with works in the areas of ceramic ware, clay […]

More Real Women

More Real Women

Josefina Lopez is usually thought of as a playwright. Truth is she is that and, being a renaissance woman, she is so much more.  She also paints, writes poetry, performs, designs, and is a mother of two boys.  Oh, and she is the founder and artistic director of Casa 0101.  The theater is space in […]

More Real Women

More Real Women

Josefina Lopez is usually thought of as a playwright. Truth is she is that and, being a renaissance woman, she is so much more.  She also paints, writes poetry, performs, designs, and is a mother of two boys.  Oh, and she is the founder and artistic director of Casa 0101.  The theater is space in […]

Teale Hatheway: Fragmented Realities

Teale Hatheway: Fragmented Realities

She recalls working at the Pasadena Playhouse and in the Cultural Affairs Department at Pasadena City Hall; she visits her parents just south of Pasadena City College in the home where she grew up. Now Teale Hatheway calls home a small studio in the industrial area of Taylor Junction, just off Main Street near the […]

On the ground at the Valley Fire, plus fire risks in SoCal for 2015

On the ground at the Valley Fire, plus fire risks in SoCal for 2015

A house is engulfed in flames as firefighters attempt to put it out during the Valley Fire in Seigler Springs, California on September 13, 2015. The governor of California declared a state of emergency Sunday as raging wildfires spread in the northern part of the drought-ridden US state, forcing thousands to flee the flames.; Credit: […]

On the ground at the Valley Fire, plus fire risks in SoCal for 2015

On the ground at the Valley Fire, plus fire risks in SoCal for 2015

A house is engulfed in flames as firefighters attempt to put it out during the Valley Fire in Seigler Springs, California on September 13, 2015. The governor of California declared a state of emergency Sunday as raging wildfires spread in the northern part of the drought-ridden US state, forcing thousands to flee the flames.; Credit: […]

Flippers double their money in Highland Park and Mt. Washington; Atwater home under construction sells for $900k

Flippers double their money in Highland Park and Mt. Washington; Atwater home under construction sells for $900k

By JEFFERY MARINO Flippers are making healthy returns on the Eastside. Remodeled homes in Highland Park and Mount Washington sold for about $300,000 more than they sold nine months ago and a new Atwater home that was put for sale while still under construction sold for $900,000. Several multi-family units have sold recently on the […]

Flippers double their money in Highland Park and Mt. Washington; Atwater home under construction sells for $900k

Flippers double their money in Highland Park and Mt. Washington; Atwater home under construction sells for $900k

By JEFFERY MARINO Flippers are making healthy returns on the Eastside. Remodeled homes in Highland Park and Mount Washington sold for about $300,000 more than they sold nine months ago and a new Atwater home that was put for sale while still under construction sold for $900,000. Several multi-family units have sold recently on the […]

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