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Raveling by Peter Moore Smith

Raveling by Peter Moore Smith

“All right.” Eric laughed. “Mom’s nuts.” Eric Airie is a brain surgeon. He’s examining his mother who says she’s seeing ghosts. He can’t find anything wrong with her so he declares her crazy though the other person in the room, his brother Pilot, appears to be the one going through the psychotic break. So begins […]

Strawberry Yellow: A Mas Arai Mystery

Strawberry Yellow: A Mas Arai Mystery

Shug Arai didn’t have any shoulders, or at least it looked like he didn’t have any. So when Mas Arai peered into the statin-lined casket to gaze at the body of his second cousin, one of the few relatives that he had in the United States, he was startled to see that someone—most likely the […]

The Market on Holly: Crab Cakes

The Market on Holly: Crab Cakes

Yield: approx. (10) 2 ounce cakes Ingredients: 1 egg 1 1/2 tablespoons sour cream 1 teaspoon chives, minced 1/4 apple, minced 1/2 celery stalk, minced 1 garlic clove, minced, sautéed 2 tablespoons onion, minced, sautéed 1 tablespoon parsley, minced 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce 1 lemon, zest and juice 1 1/2 teaspoon Tabasco 1 teaspoon mayonnaise […]

Dick Van Dyke & L.A. Children’s Chorus

Dick Van Dyke & L.A. Children’s Chorus

What does Mary Poppins, Bedknobs and Broomsticks, The Magic of Lassie and Iron Man 2 have in common? All have benefited from the talent of composer Richard M. Sherman. Along with his brother Robert B., in 1965, Richard won an Academy Award for Best Music, Substantially Original Score for Mary Poppins, and he won another one […]

Karmic in the Courtyard

Karmic in the Courtyard

One Colorado is hosting Saturday night musical performances in their courtyard throughout the month of April. This Saturday, April 6th, the featured band will be Karmic, which teams Laura Baruch’s melody and lyrics with Peter Kastner’s rhythmic and melodic “genius.” Drummer/pianist Steve Aho and guitarist Blake Straus came on board in 2008. Their first album “Karmic” […]

Will You Be Queen?

Will You Be Queen?

Individuals of all genders, shapes, ages, and persuasions will test their fate to become queen. So states the literature informing the denizens of Pasadena of the upcoming tryouts (raucous spectacle) to determine who will be queen of the 36th Occasional Doo Dah Parade. Contestants are usually outnumbered by equally-costumed judges, who include many former queens, […]

Milk Crafting, Bacon Curing & Vino

Milk Crafting, Bacon Curing & Vino

The Institute of Domestic Technology may have the strangest of names, but the courses they offer run such the gamut—from learning how to make fresh chevre and curing your own bacon to preserving fruit and making artisanal bread—that your IRA or child’s college fund may have to take a considerable hit so that you may […]

Butterflies & Garden Bouquets

Butterflies & Garden Bouquets

This Saturday, Laura Moede will lead a children’s workshop, taking a look into the world of butterflies, “unlocking the secrets of their life cycle and habits.” (Includes garden explorations and habitat building.) Children’s Workshop: Butterflies Everywhere! Saturday, April 6th, 9:30-11:30 a.m. Ages 7-12 years old Cost: members, $25; non-members, $30; fee includes accompanying adult Registration: […]

Does Your Wardrobe Match Your Art?

Does Your Wardrobe Match Your Art?

Artist Holly Boruck has a goal, and Louise Wannier with her Louis Jane Studio space are helping her implement it, in more ways than one. The Butterfly Hurricanes Project exhibit was created by Holly with the hope of motivating people to become involved with contemporary global and local issues. Each one of her oil on […]

Wildflower Garden at Home

Wildflower Garden at Home

Bart O’Brien of Rancho Santa Ana Botanical Garden will discuss how to select, grow, and care for California native annuals in your home garden. After the program, the audience may self-tour the exhibition “When They Were Wild: Recapturing California’s Wildflower Heritage” in the Boone Gallery. Garden Talk: California Wildflowers for the Home Garden Thursday, April […]

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