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South Pasadena Halloween Ghosts

South Pasadena Halloween Ghosts

We wandered some South Pasadena streets today and found a bunch of ghosts and skeletons—some kind of freaky, slightly disconcerting, and impressively creative. Then we found the cute, adorable, Caspar-like ghosts (thank goodness). But beware, come Wednesday evening, when the sun goes down and the strobe lights, fog machines, and sound effects come alive—then nothing [...]

Any Human Heart

Any Human Heart

In Any Human Heart, William Boyd sets out to chronicle the 20th century from a rather ordinary person’s point of view. Logan Mountstuart is a bit of an outsider, a bit of an insider, a moderately successful, moderately interesting person who manages to utterly charm and intrigue the reader through seven decades of fictional diaries. [...]

Have Surplus Backyard Fruit?

Have Surplus Backyard Fruit?

The Arroyo Timebank’s Neighborhood Fruit Picking Project is here to help harvest your fruit. For anyone who would like to donate their extra backyard or garden fruit or produce to local food banks, Arroyo Timebank members will come by and harvest away. All fruits and produce will be distributed whole, made into juice, or included [...]

Frankenstorm: Hurricane Sandy

Frankenstorm: Hurricane Sandy

This year, Frankenstein’s a lady. Hurricane Sandy descends upon the East Coast today, tomorrow, and Wednesday, from North Carolina all the way up to Maine. Though this doesn’t concern San Gabriel Valley directly—and as such may seem an odd item for Hometown Pasadena—many of us have loved ones up and down the East Coast, and [...]

Halloween Horrors & Fun

Halloween Horrors & Fun

Experiencing Halloween can produce a vast range of reactions like the glee of counting the candy stash at the end of the night and finding 10 king-size Hershey bars and a treasure trove of Air Heads, Necco wafers, Twix and Kit Kat bars, and the holiday standard, candy corn. Anyone remember Sugar Babies, old fashioned [...]

AKA Bistro Hosts Community Garden Fundraiser

AKA Bistro Hosts Community Garden Fundraiser

“Can U Dig It?” This is the title for the Pasadena Community Garden Conservancy’s first fundraiser on November 4th. One of the founding members of the Conservancy is AKA Bistro proprietor Robert Simon “who has designed a menu for the event to showcase local produce, wines, meats, and fish.” Eileen Read, PCGC President and CEO, [...]

Mission Playhouse Preview Dinner

Mission Playhouse Preview Dinner

The San Gabriel Mission Playhouse was built solely for The Mission Play, which was last produced in the 1940s. The story focuses on the beginning of California’s “modern history as Father Junipero Serra and his followers struggle to build 21 missions throughout the Golden State.” The current interpretation of the play is a musical based on [...]

South Pas Arts Crawl

South Pas Arts Crawl

They call it South Pasadena’s “neighborhood night-on-the-town.” In reality, it’s an evening of hopping from gallery to gallery, listening to a smattering of live music, locating the kid-friendly activities, and taking advantage of the numerous discounts offered by the shops along this historic district on Mission Street. SPACE Arts Center will host the closing reception [...]

Sweeney Todd for Halloween

Sweeney Todd for Halloween

Just in time for Halloween, the Pacific Opera Project has three more performances of Stephen Sondheim’s Tony award-winning musical “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street.” POP is concluding its first full season. Artistic Director Josh Shaw and Music Director Stephen are “committed to fully professional productions of worthy masterpieces and daring new works [...]

George McGovern Dead: Proud Liberal Dies at 90

George McGovern Dead: Proud Liberal Dies at 90

George McGovern, the man whom Bobby Kennedy once called “the most decent man in the Senate,” died today at the age of 90 from a combination of medical conditions that had worsened over the last few months. Regarding his 1972 presidential campaign that ended in a Nixon landslide, McGovern “once joked that he had wanted [...]

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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