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50+ Artists. 25+ Locations. 2 Days. Open Studios.

50+ Artists. 25+ Locations. 2 Days. Open Studios.
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We’ve written repeatedly about Open Studios…and were not done yet. The 4th bi-annual Open Studios has finally arrived—Saturday and Sunday, June 6th-7th. This event is completely organic, begun as a way for local artists to show and sell their work, while also offering visitors a glimpse into work spaces with access to the artists, as […]

All Around Us

All Around Us

This week’s Home & Garden focuses on the beautiful cacti, plants, and flowers that we see while walking our neighborhoods…                                                     Take pictures? Plants, architecture, people, events, still life, landscapes? […]

Kids’ Summer Sewing Camp

Kids’ Summer Sewing Camp

Walking the aisles, letting fingers flop from bolt to bolt of fabric. The dizzy array of colors, prints, weights, and textures. For kids who see not bolts of material but visions of skirts, jackets, blouses, bags or pants, Common Thread Studio is offering once again its Kids Sewing Camp. The June 16th-19th series is already […]

Enough For Now

Enough For Now

Enough For Now by Chris Annak   Sometimes It’s enough to care enough to laugh enough to listen enough to nod enough to tell enough to see enough to touch enough to heal enough to calm enough to assent enough to cry enough to love enough to change It’s enough to hold on to hope. […]

Tomato Pie

Tomato Pie

Ah, the classic colors that remind us of Palm Springs: white, turquoise and orange. After launching a location in Silver Lake and on Melrose Avenue, Tomato Pie has come to South Pasadena with George Jetson colors and 50s shapes and accouterment. Form and function! We ordered two of the “house pies”: Mr. White and Joe […]

Kris Calvin: One Murder More

Kris Calvin: One Murder More

HP: In order to provide some background to our readers, in what position were you an elected official? Kris Calvin: I served as an elected member of the Governing Board of the South Pasadena School District. The campaign was contentious, with eight of us vying for three seats. Still, in my time on the board […]

Wined, Dined & Sung To

Wined, Dined & Sung To

For the sake of a grand piano, guests must endure a homemade meal made by classically-trained Chef Joe Lauer of The Market Grill in Monrovia and his wife Kelly, served al fresco in a courtyard while listening to a varied musical show, followed by wine and dessert. (We think we can “endure” an evening like […]

“Divorce Options” Workshop

“Divorce Options” Workshop

She’s been described as tactful, inspiring, and empowering by Scott Yonehiro of First Security Lending. Ria Severance is an executive development consultant at EDC and is a certified mediator and licensed psychotherapist On June 9th, she’ll be participating in a Pasadena Collaborative Divorce (PCD) free workshop at Pasadena Central Library. How does one preserve respect—for […]

Thaddeus Lowe: Daredevil Balloonist

Thaddeus Lowe: Daredevil Balloonist

Thaddeus didn’t just do things, he was a “daredevil.” His actions or “derring-do” were called bold and brave “exploits.” These descriptions of Thaddeus Sobieski Constantine Lowe and his actions formed as a result of his role as a civilian aeronaut, a balloonist for the Union Army, engaged in aerial surveillance during the Civil War. Curator […]

Sicilian Chickpea Crostini

Sicilian Chickpea Crostini

This perfect party food is rustic, hearty and packed full of flavor. It also happens to be vegan. Sure to satisfy all your guests.   Ingredients: Chickpea Spread 2 large shallots, finely chopped ½ teaspoon fresh rosemary, minced ⅓ cup extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for drizzling 1 can organic chickpeas, drained and rinsed 4 […]

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