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Ideas Worth Spreading at TEDx, Jr.

Ideas Worth Spreading at TEDx, Jr.

TEDx is the mini-me, local version of TED, a 4-day conference that began over 30 years ago. TEDx “supports individuals or groups in hosting local, self-organized TED-style events.” Transform. Transcend. Thrive. These are the themes behind TEDx South Pasadena High on May 30th. All of (the) speakers and Interactive Experience Salon speakers will share their […]

Saudade

Saudade

“Saudade…” The word rolls off of my tongue like cement, wet and thick and heavy. I don’t know what it means, but I want to. Coming off the plane, our eyeglasses fog up, temporarily blinded, we fumble about, looking for family. “Saudade!” His grandmother, large and soft and dripping, speaks rapidly in a language I […]

In the Garden

In the Garden

Thanks to Mary and Patrick Gothard for sharing pictures from Altadena Community Garden where they have a plot. Altadena Community Garden, 3333 Lincoln Ave., Altadena 91011, adjacent to Loma Alta Park.           Learn more at AltadenaCommunityGarden.com.                               […]

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 […]

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)….                                  

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