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Elizabeth House at Noor

Elizabeth House at Noor

“Elizabeth House is one of those homes to which it’s tough to say goodbye; those who walk through its doors tend to return, time and time again, year after year.” This is the sentiment towards Pasadena’s shelter for homeless, pregnant women and their children. “Alumnae” are known to return for reunions or special events like [...]

Red Hens at Boston Court

Red Hens at Boston Court

Red Hen Press is bringing in the poets. Authors Katharine Coles, Terrance Hayes, Peggy Shumaker, and Dan Vera will read from their works, Wednesday, March 13th at Boston Court Performing Arts Center. “In 2010, Katharine Coles sailed across the Drake Passage….The Earth Is Not Flat, the collection of poems written out of her adventure, invokes [...]

Butterfly Hurricanes Project at Art Night

Butterfly Hurricanes Project at Art Night

Artist Holly Boruck has her exhibit tonight during ArtNight at Louis Jane Studio. This is quite last minute and we apologize, but her work looks very interesting. If you can get there, here’s the info: Louis Jane Studio 93 E. Union St. in Legge Alley 6-10 p.m. LouisJaneStudio on Facebook

One City, One Story

One City, One Story

“A haunting and unforgettable story about coming of age during extraordinary times and about people going on with their lives in an era of profound uncertainty.” This is a description of this year’s One City, One Story selection: The Age of Miracles by Karen Thompson Walker, which is her fictional debut. Walker was born and [...]

Aloha, Bahooka

Aloha, Bahooka

You have three days left to order another serving crab puffs and sip on a Blue Hawaii or share a Scorpion before you have to say your final goodbyes to Rufus, the Pacu. Bahooka Restaurant in Rosemead—”welcoming friends like you since 1967—is closing it’s doors. If Bahooka is an old love of yours, say your [...]

Women in Networking

Women in Networking

Besides being a Pasadena Weekly columnist and having her one woman show Now That She’s Gone, Ellen Snortland is a goodwill ambassador for the National Women’s History Project, which began in 1980 and successfully lobbied Congress to designate March as National Women’s History Month. To celebrate her-story and our stories, we found the following poem [...]

J.K. Rowling’s The Casual Vacancy

J.K. Rowling’s The Casual Vacancy

“The Casual Vacancy is J.K. Rowling’s first novel for adults.” Is that why there’s a profusion of the c-word, the f-word, and other popular profanities? As someone who can swear with the best of them, I have no objections to people cursing, but doing so amongst friends and reading conversations on the page that are [...]

There Is No Echo

There Is No Echo

The doctor tells me I have a small heart yet it is strong, does not skip, no reverbration when its doors close. He holds the strip of paper in his palms while the nurse removes conductors, each making a small suckling sound as it pulls away from my skin. I joke that my heart is [...]

Pasta with Cauliflower Sauce

Pasta with Cauliflower Sauce

Mediterranean Magic by Marinella Pollo In recognition of the benefits of the Mediterranean diet, revealed this week in the conclusion of a five-year diet experiment conducted in Spain, I was inspired this morning to share one of my personal favorites from my cookbook You Never Grow Old at the Dinner Table. Having had grandparents live [...]

Brown Bagging It

Brown Bagging It

For a while, lunching out was all the rage. We had money in our pockets and without a second thought would leave work and drop a quick twenty at the nearest burger joint, cafe, or taco bar. But the recession jolted many of us out of our overfed food coma. Being financially thoughtful, even frugal, [...]

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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