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New Slate of Classes at SPACE

New Slate of Classes at SPACE

Fables & Folk Tales, Nature’s Elements, Everyone Can Draw, and The Path of Story are a few of the new slate of classes being offered at SPACE Art Center in South Pasadena. The Path of Story: Writing Lab for Adults will be taught by Karen Rizzo, author of last year’s Famous Baby, and Jim Macdonald. […]

Behind the Velvet Ropes, Details & Joinery, Fire & Light

Behind the Velvet Ropes, Details & Joinery, Fire & Light

How can architectural aficionados and groupies resist a house tour that comes with a flashlight? Gamble House is offering a “leisurely” paced, 2½ hour tour led by knowledgeable and passionate docents “wearing white gloves” who will open doors and drawers to “reveal gems” that can only be seen close up and are not included on […]

Easter Egg Hunts Around SGV

Easter Egg Hunts Around SGV

We may have highlighted the Rose Bowl’s first Easter egg hunt, or the Egg Bowl, but there are many different options for families who might like something smaller and more intimate. Saturday, April 4th: Egg-ceptional Celebration with egg hunt, hikes, and “egg scramble” and “egg-expedition,” hands-on activities, refreshments, and prizes. L.A. Arboretum, 301 N. Baldwin […]

Moments in Time

Moments in Time

Last week I went to see Pasadena Museum of History’s companion exhibits Pasadena Pursuit and Mystery History for the third time. Fascinating historical facts, artifacts, and photographs fill two galleries. Fun, informative, and interactive! The curator of Pasadena Pursuit, Dan McLaughlin, set up a kiosk in the North Gallery where you can search Pasadena Public […]

One Starry Night for ALS Benefit with Renée Zellweger

One Starry Night for ALS Benefit with Renée Zellweger

From Broadway to Hollywood, Jonathan White is once again co-producing a night to remember for this year’s gala to support the Golden West Chapter of the ALS Association, with proceeds benefiting the continuing effort to fight against Lou Gehrig’s disease. The Pasadena Playhouse will be full on the evening of April 20th with headliners of […]

Young African-American Women’s Conference for Girls

Young African-American Women’s Conference for Girls

In May 2014, Grant AME Church reported that… “…seven young women, three parents, and four Daughters of Destiny mentors attended the Young African American Women’s Conference at Pasadena College. The event was sponsored by the Pasadena Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority. There were separate workshops for both the girls and the adults. Attending […]

The California Native Landscape: Restoring Beauty & Balance

The California Native Landscape: Restoring Beauty & Balance

John Muir spoke of being able to walk from the City of Los Angeles to the northwest San Fernando Valley without ever leaving the shade of an oak tree. So writes Greg Rubin and Lucy Warren in The California Native Landscape: The Homeowner’s Design Guide to Restoring Its Beauty and Balance. On April 1st, these […]

Crickets

Crickets

  “Crickets” by Thelma Reyna   Crickets detest silence. They’re sirens with nonstop trills that sunder the summer air as they tear me, too. Crickets moan, and I recollect sultry Texas nights and fights with my man under trees in a foresaken park, making love while crickets shamed the dark, or crying alone on the […]

Hunting Eggs at the Rose Bowl

Hunting Eggs at the Rose Bowl

It’s not until it’s mentioned that we think, It’s the perfect venue; what took so long? Thankfully, our lack of foresight and perfect hindsight is not what fuels local ideas, and others are engaged in thinking, conjuring, and creating our local events. 2015 may be the dawning of a new local tradition. The Rose Bowl […]

Caprese Sandwiches

Caprese Sandwiches

My girlfriend, Teri, is actually the wonderful chef who introduced me to these tasty sandwiches. It was love at first sight…taste…whatever. My girls and I (my son is not a tomato fan—go figure) have been hooked on caprese sandwiches ever since we wolfed ’em down at the party where Teri and I first met. This […]

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