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Zamperini to Lead the Rose Parade

Zamperini to Lead the Rose Parade

Louis Zamperini, who’s life and trials are the subject of Laura Hillenbrand’s Unbroken, has been chosen to be the Grand Marshall for the 126th Rose Parade. We can’t think of a better choice—and, not a moment too soon. On January 26, 2015, Zamperini will turn 98 years old. Louie started smoking at five years old, [...]

Bonsai!

Bonsai!

How many people have gone through the decades pronouncing the “o” in bonsai like the “o” in bonbon (bän-bän)? Would it be surprising to hear that the Santa Anita Bonsai Society directs one to pronounce the word “bone-sigh” (bōn-sī)? Then again, listening to Merriam-Webster online and clicking on the speaker icon, the supposedly Japanese speaker sounds [...]

Visiting Queen Anne

Visiting Queen Anne

It happens only twice a year. The door to Lucky Baldwin’s National Register guest house—Queen Anne Cottage at the Arboretum—will open. Elias Jackson “Lucky” Baldwin and his fourth wife, Lillie Bennett (who was a mere sixteen years old) constructed the cottage in 1885-1886. It was designed by Lillie’s father, architect Albert A. Bennett. Unfortunately, marital [...]

Vintage Car Show for Dreamkeepers

Vintage Car Show for Dreamkeepers

It’s time to channel your inner Steve McQueen. This Saturday, Thorson Motors in East Pasadena will present its Second Annual Classic Car Show, featuring drool-worthy vintage hot rods from the 1930s to the present, all lovingly restored. The show is being produced by Great Autos of Yesteryear, with food provided by Pasadena’s Stonefire Grill. This is no ordinary [...]

Ferraris on Colorado

Ferraris on Colorado

The official website states that Ferrari was “born” in 1947. Not that it was founded, established, or created, but born. Then again, when one has engineered the 250 GTO, which is considered “one of the most famous cars in history,” “legendary” models like the 275 and Daytona, and the Testarossa, “one of the most iconic [...]

Whole Grain Sonora Scones

Whole Grain Sonora Scones

Recipe courtesy of Grist & Toll Ingredients: 2½ cups Sonora whole grain pastry flour ⅓ cup sugar ¾ teaspoon salt 1 tablespoon aluminum-free baking powder 1 stick (4 oz.) cold, unsalted butter, cut into ½-inch cubes ½ cup golden raisins 1 cup heavy cream 1 large egg Heavy cream for brushing, optional Sugar (superfine or [...]

Blind Beer Tasting, Wine, & Vega Workshop

Blind Beer Tasting, Wine, & Vega Workshop

This is promoting a big business, but periodically we do patronize Whole Foods and this week we’re drawn to several wine tastings, a blind beer tasting, and “Vega Workshop:  How to Thrive on a Plant-Based Diet.” Wednesday, May 14th, 6-8 p.m.: Jeffrey Cruz will be on hand representing Duckhorn winery and for $10 guests may [...]

Two Haiku for the Exes

Two Haiku for the Exes

Haiku for Spousal Support If you had made more, You could have bought me success. I should have more now.   Haiku for the Division of Community Property My financial plan: Make your money work for me So I don’t have to.       Copyright © 2004 Haiku by Peggy Sue Davis    

Summer Writing Workshops

Summer Writing Workshops

Pirates, treasure maps, the thrill of the hunt. In one of Julia Edwards’ summer writing workshops, kids draw, write and play out the story they create. For teenagers, follow in the steps of The Onion and learn the craft of absurdity and satire, and publish a newspaper. Site Specific Plays for 5-10 year olds will look [...]

Literature For Life

Literature For Life

At Literature for Life we consider ourselves to be a new kind of beast: part online literary magazine, part educator’s resource center, part community salon. It’s our goal to bring writers, artists, and educators together to help ignite young minds with a love of reading, writing, and the visual arts. (LiteratureforLife.net) We’re only in the beginning stages, but our [...]

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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