Archive for ‘April, 2016’


2016 Evening with Star Chefs

2016 Evening with Star Chefs

Founded by Julia Child in 1963, “An Evening with Star Chefs” is Pasadena’s oldest and largest culinary benefit. Year after year, guests of the event are given a one of a kind opportunity to sample exquisite cuisine prepared by the premiere chefs from some of the area’s most prestigious restaurants. On May 7, Rosemary Children’s Services invites over 300 members […]

A Huntington Stroll

A Huntington Stroll

    We thank Caron Kai Trataris of Walking Pasadena for sharing her stroll around the Huntington…                       The Walking Pasadena group started on Facebook in April 2014. The purpose? To share experiences of pedestrian exploration of, from, and on the streets of Pasadena (and […]

Man injured in Boyle Heights shooting; vehicle goes over Elysian Park cliff; sitcom producer sells Silver Lake house for $1.72 million

Man injured in Boyle Heights shooting; vehicle goes over Elysian Park cliff; sitcom producer sells Silver Lake house for $1.72 million

Echo Park | Marsha Estes A drive-by shooting in the 3100 block of Lanfranco Street in Boyle Heights left one man injured. EGP News The L.A. Fire Department said that a vehicle went over a cliff in Elysian Park near Angels Point late Wednesday night. No passengers were found and no injuries were reported. LAFD Emmy-award […]

Representing Ourselves: Giving Voice to the Latinas We Know

Representing Ourselves: Giving Voice to the Latinas We Know

Désirée Zamorano and Isabel Quintero at two Latinas who are raising their voices. The National Endowment for the Humanities has partnered with the American Library Association, allocating $1.48 million to support Latino Americans: 500 Years of History, “a public exploration of the rich and varied experiences of Latinos, who have helped shape the United States […]

Matt Hormann: The Darkest Night

Matt Hormann: The Darkest Night

On April 28, Matt Hormann, who has written so many wonderful history articles for Hometown Pasadena over the years—including “A Love that Dared Not Speak Its Name,” “Courage and Cowardice in San Marino,” and “When South Pasadena Was for Whites Only“—comes to South Pas. Library for a History Night presentation entitled “The Darkest Night—The Destruction and Rebirth of […]

It’s Time to Go Jackalope

It’s Time to Go Jackalope

Jackalope Arts has taken a hold in Pasadena and committed to the long haul. At the beginning of 2015, Sara Vausbinder, Laura Fischer, and Melissa Shipley decided to leave their jobs and create art-centered events. Now, most folks would start slowly, build each event slowly year by year—don’t bite off too much too quickly—but no. Right out […]

Inaugural ARTboretum

Inaugural ARTboretum

April 29 through May 1, the L. A. County Arboretum introduces “the first annual ARTboretum: Nature’s infinite beauty portrayed in exquisite detail.” Botanical artist Cristina Baltayian instructed the Arboretum Botanical and Illustration students leading to an exhibit of original works of botanical art. The show is open to the public and originals, prints, and cards are […]

Open Studios: The Story Chicks

Open Studios: The Story Chicks

Hometown Pasadena is proud to be a media sponsor of the ever-growing, increasingly popular Open Studios Alta/Pasa/Dena, which is held at studios, homes, home studios, cafes, and galleries all over Altadena and Pasadena in the spring and the fall. Open Studios began in December, 2013 with five locations and nine artists. This spring’s tour, June […]

Arroyo Adventure Opens @ Kidspace

Arroyo Adventure Opens @ Kidspace

In early March 2016, “a crane with the capacity to lift 250 tons, delivered the steel platform  pieces of the Hawk’s Nest, one of the featured Arroyo Adventure exhibits.” The platform sits on custom laser-cut steel beams, engineered to make the support structure appear to be branches of a tree. The next phase of construction on […]

Legal void allows post-mortem sperm extraction

Legal void allows post-mortem sperm extraction

An expert performs in-vitro fertilization.; Credit: SAEED KHAN/AFP/Getty Images Imagine the sudden death of a young husband, the promise of a future together snatched away — except for his sperm, an ethically dubious option for having a family with the one you loved. As discussed in The Atlantic, the practice of post-mortem sperm extraction has […]

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