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BHM Feb. 13 – Mar. 19

BHM Feb. 13 – Mar. 19

Details below thanks to the City of Pasadena… February 1-28: “Black History Month Displays” —38th Annual Pasadena Martin Luther King Community Coalition’s Art Contest Winners featuring artwork of students grade 4 through 12. Central Library/Centennial Room, 285 E. Walnut Street. —A historical view of African-American families as seen through African-American literature and the Civil Rights Movement. […]

Yvonne’s Basic Pruning Overview

Yvonne’s Basic Pruning Overview

What a great way to end 2016 and begin 2017—with lots of rain! Yay! So glorious to relish each gentle drop over long hours so the soil was able to absorb all the goodness… and then have those downpours that really filled the soil’s air pores so the moisture could sink deeply down into rootzones. Love it! With the promise […]

Hot Red Bus

Hot Red Bus

We were in the mood for some chicken tikka masala and our local go-to was closed (we’d missed lunch and was too early for dinner). On a late afternoon run to Alhambra we came across Hot Red Bus, “L. A.’s first British Indian chip shop.” We thought the combo of Brit and Indian might satisfy. And, […]

Artichokes + Fresh Peas with Mint and Sage

Artichokes + Fresh Peas with Mint and Sage

This is a dish I savor while in Sicily. Within days of my arrival, I can always be found sitting jet-lagged at the dining room table throwing back a bowl of this regional, homegrown dish. It is at that moment, that I know I have finally arrived in my beloved Sicily. My mother-in-law is a […]

Hot Lips’s SwitHearts

Hot Lips’s SwitHearts

As most people know, Loretta Swit is famous for her role as Major Margaret “Hot Lips” Houlihan on the iconic M*A*S*H TV show from 1972 until the series ended in 1983. Since then, Swit has been a guest star on TV series’, hosted the 26-part series Those Incredible Animals on the Discovery Channel, written a […]

Trike Squadron

Trike Squadron

We’ve learned they’re called “recumbent tadpole bicycles.” Thank you, Trike Asylum. Of course, this name doesn’t make me think any less that this is a sport for chillin’ aquatic larvae that are systematically going insane, but that seems not to be the truth and we don’t want to promulgate alternative facts. Not only is a Trike […]

Scenes and Sightings from Mount Washington

Scenes and Sightings from Mount Washington

A selection of recent Instagram photos from Mount Washington. On a beautiful day like today, where on Mount Washington would you recommend taking a Sunday stroll to take in the views? My backyard, yesterday. Growing up in southern California, this was a common sight in the winter and a popular postcard. Oranges in the foreground, […]

Scenes and Sightings from Mount Washington

Scenes and Sightings from Mount Washington

A selection of recent Instagram photos from Mount Washington. On a beautiful day like today, where on Mount Washington would you recommend taking a Sunday stroll to take in the views? My backyard, yesterday. Growing up in southern California, this was a common sight in the winter and a popular postcard. Oranges in the foreground, […]

The Beauty of Children’s Books (A Book Store Love Story)!

The Beauty of Children’s Books (A Book Store Love Story)!

Bookstore Love Stories continues with an adorable story of a different kind of love from Cheryl! Remember you can still submit your stories! by Cheryl Preparing to bring a new life into the world involves the purchase of many traditional necessities, such as diapers and bottles. These small preparations are part of the fun and […]

Silver Lake remembers the Black Cat protests

Silver Lake remembers the Black Cat protests

SILVER LAKE — Well over 100 people attended a Saturday night reenactment of the Black Cat gay rights protest, which took place 50 years ago outside a Sunset Boulevard gay bar. It is regarded as the nation’s first major gay rights demonstration. Tonight’s marchers held up signs with some of the same messages presented in […]

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