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Gerda’s Words, Luis’ Art

Gerda’s Words, Luis’ Art

SomeTimes Your orange red glow singes me as you lean away. SomeTimes You flicker   burn bright   go dark. You tease and drown me in your rain. I turn cold. SomeTimes I don’t know you, don’t love you, don’t know what to do for you   for me   for us.     Poet Gerda Govine Ituarte will […]

Surrender

Surrender

As I grow older, the mattress grows heavier, yet still how I loathe a bed whose sheets no longer feel crisp, whose scent is no longer of lavender or thyme but of too many nights passed pondering why, what next, when, how. In three clean sweeps the bed is stripped, blankets in the corner, linens […]

Fireworks

Fireworks

Usually this space is reserved for a cooking class, food festival, or to help spread the word about local cafes, restaurants, or bakeries. But this week we are doing the unthinkable—plugging a chain establishment. We succumb to this because a dear friend bestowed a Valentine’s Day gift upon us, which melted in our mouth and […]

Singing for Centuries

Singing for Centuries

It was founded by Emperor Maximilian I in 1498 and Franz Schubert began his musical life with the Wiener Sängerknaben—or, as may be more familiar, the Vienna Boys’ Choir. Today, this choir of altos and trebles is divided into four touring choirs and each sub-group is “named after famous Austrian composers associated with the choir’s […]

Jägerschnitzel

Jägerschnitzel

Our heartfelt thanks to Hans Röckenwagner for sharing another recipe with Hometown Pasadena readers. This recipe for jägerschnitzel comes, once again, from the recently released Das Cookbook. ~~~ Jägerschnitzel, or “hunter’s schnitzel,” has always been one of my favorites. I wrap my version of this classic dish in proscuitto-like Black Forest ham to give it […]

PIFF’s Gatsby Gala

PIFF’s Gatsby Gala

D: Gwen writes, drops that hat and acts, then drops that hat and edits—she’s a triple threat. G: Minus the singing and dancing. D: We’re working on that. “D” and “G” are Douglas Elford-Argent and Gwendolyn Garver who were enjoying the success hot hors d’oeuvres offered to them by white-gloved waiters at the Pasadena International […]

Groove

Groove

It’s on the boulevard, Eagle Rock Boulevard, which has corners of interest, spots of attraction, but is no Old Pasadena or South Lake Avenue, which can name drop and present a thriving front. But Eagle Rock seems to breathe easier, be casual and intriguing without trying. It’s a place to find hidden treasures and favorite […]

Have a Heart

Have a Heart

Valentine’s pronounce one’s heartfelt emotional love. They are purposefully sentimental and are often cute, sappy, silly, and adorable. But, as we know, we don’t love with the “hollow muscular organ that pumps blood through the circulatory system by rhythmic contraction and dilation” and our hearts are not heart-shaped. Kidspace presents Have a Heart Weekend, “celebrating […]

The 3rd L.A. Project: Conversation, Discussion, Debate

The 3rd L.A. Project: Conversation, Discussion, Debate

“We need to create bridges—east-west, cross-cultural, cross-class. There are few existing platforms for discussing Los Angeles, the collective idea of the city,” says President of Occidental College Jonathan Veitch. To launch and propel this desire, Occidental College is hosting conversations, which will be directed by Christopher Hawthorne—Professor of Practice in the Urban & Environmental Policy […]

Patricia Schultz & Her 1,000 Places at Distant Lands

Patricia Schultz & Her 1,000 Places at Distant Lands

The world is a book, and those who do not travel, read only one page. —St. Augustine of Hippo Patricia Schults, author of 1,000 Places to See Before You Die first heard “the siren call” of travel and discovery at the age of four. After college, she made a beeline for the first outgoing flight, […]

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