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First of 2016: Muir Ranch Farm-to-Table Supper

First of 2016: Muir Ranch Farm-to-Table Supper
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Muir Ranch celebrates its spring harvest, ringing in the new season of its ever-popular farm-to-table dinner series. On April 30, the special guest chef will be Job Carder, Executive Chef at Plate 38 in Pasadena. The meal is made with Muir Ranch harvested garden veggies with support from La Specialty Produce. Per usual, a seat at the […]

Falling in Monrovia Canyon

Falling in Monrovia Canyon

I slipped and fell into the creek. Cool, clear water leapt up to kiss me as I collapsed into the shallow stream, suddenly pressed in the mud as a flower finds it has been pressed into a book, or the book finds the flower pressed into its pages. To be flung forward— a headlong revelation, […]

Civil War, Arsenic & Old Lace in Pasadena

Civil War, Arsenic & Old Lace in Pasadena

Civil War, Arsenic and Old Lace in Pasadena by Kirk Myers, Assistant Archivist On January 15, 1942 the Los Angeles Herald Express revisited a story it had reported four months earlier—that there was a “civil war” in Pasadena over the proposed rezoning of South Orange Grove Avenue. “In an atmosphere where the scent of lavender […]

Earth Day at Storrier Stearns

Earth Day at Storrier Stearns

A beautiful spot to celebrate Earth Day is the marvelous and often missed Storrier Stearns Japanese Garden, almost directly across from the lovely Arlington Garden at Pasadena Avenue. It’s historic, it’s serene, and on April 24, Storrier Stearns will have Pasadena Water & Power on site handing out free seeds “to encourage spring flower planting,” as […]

Moonday Celebrates

Moonday Celebrates

We’re glad to spread the word about another Moonday Poetry Reading Series event—celebrating Poetry Month—on Sunday, April 17. Poet and flutist Alice Pero has been producing Moonday readings since 2002, in Santa Monica and for eight years at Village Books in the Pacific Palisades. Lois P. Jones came on board as a co-producer in 2006 and […]

NASA Space Apps Pasadena

NASA Space Apps Pasadena

Figured out how to fly to Mars and back? Sign up for the 2016 NASA Space Apps Challenge. Not only engineers and scientists, but people from all walks of life from all around the world are invited to take the challenge of creating innovative solutions in the categories of aeronautics, the international space station, the solar […]

Cameron Diaz on Longevity

Cameron Diaz on Longevity

From Princess Fiona to There’s Something About Mary, from Bad Teacher to one of the three Angels (as in Charlie’s), Cameron Diaz has charmed and kicked arse since 1994. At the end of 2013, Diaz came out with The Body Book: The Law of Hunger, the Science of Strength, and Other Ways to Love Your […]

Doglegs, Birdies & Eagles

Doglegs, Birdies & Eagles

The sky is falling, the sky is falling! Sit tight, Chicken Little, it’s not the sky, it’s golf balls. After a “grueling” round of golf, guests will gather on the San Gabriel Country Club fairway and watch golf balls rain from the sky. Actually, they’ll be dropped from a helicopter. All for a good cause. […]

Happy 150th, Beatrix Potter!

Happy 150th, Beatrix Potter!

She was a natural scientist and a conservationist. Incredibly, she was also a prize-winning breeder of Herdwich sheep. Of course, we know this English author, Helen Beatrix Potter, primarily for children’s books and more particularly for the mischievous and endearing character of Peter Rabbit. On April 16, celebrate the 150th birthday of Miss Helen by listening […]

Yarn Bombing at PMH

Yarn Bombing at PMH

Join Yarn Bombing Los Angeles from 2-4 p.m. on Saturday, April 16 to decorate the History Center at Pasadena Museum of History in celebration of the exhibition “Strings Attached.” Yarn bombing is a relatively recent form of street art that employs colorful displays of knits or crochet and other fiber material instead of paint in public space. Participate in […]

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