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Transparent Governing: The Role of the Press

Transparent Governing: The Role of the Press

Before 1725, publications in the American colonies “were subject to strict licensing by the government…. It was against the law to print anything that was considered by the government to be seditious libel…anything that criticized the government or its officials” (Revolutionary-War-and-Beyond.com). On June 8, 1791, James Madison introduced his version of the “speech and press […]

The Best Ever Key Lime Pie

The Best Ever Key Lime Pie

I’m not usually one to brag about my cooking—and I’m definitely not one to brag about my baking. I am not a pastry chef. But since guests at my restaurant (including Floridians) tell me that my Key Lime pie is the best they’ve ever had—I feel like it’s safe to brag about it. This recipe […]

It’s All About the Fiction We Live

It’s All About the Fiction We Live

Sincere thanks to photographer Tina Wallin for sharing her art with us…   My choice of subject comes from a place of intuition and is fueled by an impetuous desire to partake in the stories that are unfolding around me. I look for subject matter or stories that are not at first obvious and are […]

Downstairs at the Mansion

Downstairs at the Mansion

Join Sheryl Peters, educator, researcher, and Pasadena Museum of History docent, as she explores the world of domestic service downstairs at the Fenyes Mansion on March 5th. The art, objects, and furnishings on display in historic Fenyes Mansion speak eloquently of the taste, discernment, interests, and wealth of the four generations who lived there beginning […]

Winter Arts Crawl

Winter Arts Crawl

Strolling guests at the South Pasadena Winter Arts Crawl may “festoon” their own Chinese lantern with paint, ribbon, and paper in celebration of Kung Hei Fat Choi (Chinese New Year). There will also be a talent show, “Performance Night,” at the Fremont Centre Theatre showcasing local singers, actors, dancers and comics. Pop-up galleries will be […]

Music, Singing, Dancing—Harmony & Hooligans

Music, Singing, Dancing—Harmony & Hooligans

The world—the beauty—of form, harmony, melody, and emotion may be found in numerous places this weekend. It will be difficult to pick, but here’s a rundown of some options…   Wednesday, Feb. 18th: The Threepenny Opera: (Official text) Before performance art and Cabaret, Brecht and Weill stretched the limits of theatre in a dark, daring, […]

Our African-American History Celebrated

Our African-American History Celebrated

Learn, discuss, exchange, eat, and dance these last two weeks of Black History Month… Saturday, Feb. 21: 33rd Annual Black History Parade & Festival, 10 a.m. Begins at Charles White Park (at Fair Oaks and Ventura Street) in Altadena, heads south on Fair Oaks Avenue and ends at Robinson Park, 1080 N. Fair Oaks Ave., […]

Hillsides Uncorked: From Elton John to Jacob Maarse

Hillsides Uncorked: From Elton John to Jacob Maarse

Guests are being told to prepare for their palate “to be ignited with Global market dining.” We assume that means dishes representing the unique and intense flavors from around the world. As the eats are to be paired with “bold” red and white wines, as well as specialty cocktails, it’s a rather tempting promotional tease. […]

Construction: No Longer a Nightmare?

Construction: No Longer a Nightmare?

Thinking about a remodel? Afraid of potential problems and headaches you don’t even know about, but are sure exist? Hartman Baldwin Design/Build in Pasadena is offering “The Mid-Construction Showcase,” a free event on February 21st, where guests may see a remodel during construction. Discover goals and challenges, and learn about energy-efficient options. Speak with our […]

Celebrate Chinese New Year

Celebrate Chinese New Year

Working off a lunisolar calendar, where dates indicate the moon phase and the time of the solar year, the Chinese New Year, which is also called the Spring Festival or Lunar New Year, will be celebrated this year on Thursday, February 19th (it’s the year of the goat). The day is traditionally marked with fireworks, […]

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