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Dear Abby, Ellen & Fred

Dear Abby, Ellen & Fred

In honor of the 2nd officially recognized Fred Korematsu Day Pasadena and, in his words, to highlight that “even in times of crisis, we must guard against prejudice and keep uppermost our commitment to law and justice,” Ellen Snortland shares a camp story. Back in the 1970’s, I rented my home in McArthur Park to a [...]

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

“He was a giant among giants,” said David Jacobs, MLK program director and administrator. The Pasadena MLK Community Coalition is hosting a tribute and celebration of the slain civil rights hero at Robinson Center on Monday, January 21st. Live coverage of President Obama’s inauguration will be shown from 8:30-9:30 a.m.,followed by the presentation of awards [...]

Mystery History No. 8

Mystery History No. 8

Where are we? And what’s happening? In the May 18, 1961, Don Juan Benavides entertains two rootin’ tootin’ cowpokes in front of Pasadena City Hall during the kickoff to the city’s week-long 75th anniversary celebration. Here are some photos and excerpts from the Los Angeles Times (sorry for the quality—they’re photocopies, not from negatives). Mrs. [...]

710 Freeway Open House

710 Freeway Open House

Residents have three more chances to learn, discuss, argue, persuade, be persuaded, etcetera, in regard to the 710 Freeway saga. Open houses will be held on: Wednesday, January 23, 2013, 6-8 p.m. Maranatha High School Student Center 169 South Saint John Avenue Pasadena, CA  91105 Thursday, January 24, 2013, 6-8 p.m. San Marino Community Church [...]

Hearts & Flowers at the Folk Tree

Hearts & Flowers at the Folk Tree

The “art” of romance. An exhibition for the romantically inclined. The Folk Tree hosts 70 artists who will be displaying “small scale decorative and whimsical objects to emotionally-charged works reflecting both positive and negative aspects of love.” It’s the 26th Annual Hearts & Flowers Exhibition and the show will have paintings, ceramics, fiberwork with handstitching, [...]

Boyle Heights: Arte Vida y Amor

Boyle Heights: Arte Vida y Amor

A selection of work by artists who have lived, loved, worked, and played in Boyle Heights. Avenue 50 Studio along with the Violence Intervention Program Forensic Center and Community-based Assessment and Treatment Center at the LAC+USC Medical Center Outpatient Department present 21 artists and their works with an opening night reception this Friday, January 25th. [...]

Brass Quintet & Guitar Trio

Brass Quintet & Guitar Trio

Two trumpets, a French horn, a trombone, and a tuba. Pasadena Presbyterian Church celebrates 20 years of their Ensemble-in-Residence program with an “eclectic concert” this Saturday. The Modern Brass Quintet, consisting of Marissa Benedict and Dan Rosenboom (trumpets), Dylan Hart (horn), Steve Suminski (trombone), and Doug Tornquist (tuba) will perform in the church’s sanctuary, playing [...]

Caregiver? Managing Stress

Caregiver? Managing Stress

A workshop to assist caregivers avoid or reduce stress will be given at the Cancer Support Community-Pasadena on Tuesday, January 29, 2013 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.  The workshop is free. The workshop will help caregivers identify the signs of poor work-life balance, offer tips and strategies to help ease caregiving duties, suggest employer [...]

Robotic Radiosurgery

Robotic Radiosurgery

  Pasadena’s Cancer Support Community is hosting a workshop this coming Tuesday, January 22nd. Learn about a robotic radiosurgery system developed by Dr. Albert Mak. The CyberKnife system is a method of delivering radiotherapy, with the intention of targeting treatment more accurately than standard radiotherapy. The two main elements of the CyberKnife are (1) the radiation [...]

Le Bon Garçon at The Market on Holly

Le Bon Garçon at The Market on Holly

The Producer Series is back. Not producers as in film production, organic wine producers or Mel Brooks’ The Producers, but Artisanal LA and The Market on Holly’s “Producer Series.” This collaboration between Shawna Dawson’s organization and a Pasadena business invites local producers to come and show off their products—and allows for the public to taste [...]

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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