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Patricia Krebs at Flintridge Books

Patricia Krebs at Flintridge Books

The wonderfully creative illustrator, puppeteer, singer, songwriter, and author Patricia Krebs will be having a special story time and craft activity this Saturday, June 1st at Flintridge Bookstore & Coffeehouse. Multimedia artist Patricia Krebs was raised in Argentina and has lived in La Crescenta since 2005. Her bilingual book, Wings & Roots/Ala y Raices, was […]

Claud & Co. Eatery

Claud & Co. Eatery

Noir Food & Wine. Claud & Co. Catering. Why another endeavor? Why Claud & Co. Eatery? “Because I’m crazy,” Chef Claud Beltran replies matter-of-factly. He smiles. “It was either that or make it into a storage room for the catering company. So, why not?” We ask more questions. He answers easily, looks relaxed, not making […]

The Huntington: From Microclimates to Needlework

The Huntington: From Microclimates to Needlework

Small Fruit for the Backyard Gardener, Thurs., June 13th, 2:30 p.m.: Dan Robinson, owner of Calscape Growers, discusses how to create microclimates in the garden to better sustain fruiting plants such as blackberries, strawberries, and blueberries. A plant sale follows the program. Ahmanson Room, Botanical Center. Free; no reservations required. Fiber Arts Demonstrations, Sat., June 15th, […]

Mystery History No. 14

Mystery History No. 14

Where are we? And, what’s happening? In this January 1990 photo, a U.S. Department of Agriculture technician in protective gear passes a gardener on Coronet Avenue in Pasadena, one of many areas where malathion was sprayed to exterminate medflies. It was sprayed in neighborhoods where fruit trees are common. Beginning in February 1990, our community became a test case for […]

Kwei Quartey & Death at the Voyager Hotel

Kwei Quartey & Death at the Voyager Hotel

Kwei Quartey is a physician with more than 20 years in the field of Internal Medicine, Urgent Care, and Wound Care. He also writes books. Mystery novels. Quartey was born in Accra, Ghana. His mother is African-American and his father is Ghanaian. His first book Wife of the Gods (2009) introduces Detective Inspector Darko Dawson who […]

All Beethoven Fantasy

All Beethoven Fantasy

It will be an aural feast with a dazzling piano soloist joining the chorus and orchestra in the Choral Fantasy, then the exciting and sublime Mass in C for four (terrific) soloists, and our wonderful chorus and orchestra, writes Claudia Bailey, member of Chorale Bel Canto. The Chorale Bel Canto is a community masterworks chorale that […]

Mother Moo Soda Jerk Camp

Mother Moo Soda Jerk Camp

Forget space camp or swim class—head to Soda Jerk Camp this summer and learn how to make organic ice cream all summer long with Karen Klemens, owner of Mother Moo Creamery in Sierra Madre Village. Klemens is offering a tasty summer camp for kids ages 9 to 12 that will teach how to create, make, […]

Art on Palm, Saturday, May 25th

Art on Palm, Saturday, May 25th

Surrounded by a circle of trees in Wildwood Park, you can peruse and purchase ceramics, collage, drawings, fabric, glass, jewelry, paintings, photography, and woodcarvings at Art on Palm 2013. Whimsical Ramona Paloma Tiles will be on hand, and Mike and Charlotte Barnard‘s silver and glass pieces will be exhibiting, and cards and home decor by Dot’s […]

Elizabeth the First Wife

Elizabeth the First Wife

Another laugh-out-loud romp through Pasadena by Lian Dolan (author of Vroman’s all-time best seller Helen of Pasadena) that oh-so-gently sends up institutions beloved (and sometimes berated) by us all, while keeping the plot moving and the characters familiar, believable, and relatable. Elizabeth Lancaster is a divorced professor of Shakespeare at PCC. She lives in a vintage […]

Candy Bar ’75

Candy Bar ’75

June 16th, 1975 Another stagnant summer morning in Diamond Bar. My brothers Keith and Danny are still in bed. Downstairs, my mom’s rattling something around in the kitchen. I’ve been hanging around my room all morning, not doing much of anything. I read in a magazine the other day that teenage girls should get more […]

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