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Sweet Scent of Spring

Sweet Scent of Spring
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Sweet roses rise among sunny succulents which, to no one’s surprise, survived strong air vents to announce the anxious arrival of early spring. Like a religious revival, The bee’s lovely lancet is like a sweet sword, but only the strong dare chance it. Baby birds bounce, flying from fragile flowers to hide among branches and […]

City of Gold

City of Gold

I first met Laura Gabbert when she was in need of a professional headshot. Headshots were my bread and butter at the time, so an agreement was made. The next inquiry was in regard to family photos. Family photos was an area in which I wanted to branch, so I ignored my hesitation and took […]

Crispy Steak Fries

Crispy Steak Fries

Has there ever been a more winning combination than steak and potatoes? Not to my way of thinking. It just works. For my take on this classic combo, I boil the potatoes first to get the insides soft and creamy and then bake them to get the outsides nice and crispy. This side is so […]

Fennel & Coconut Mussels

Fennel & Coconut Mussels

I think I can speak for all Fijians when I say that we love our coconut milk. Growing up, one of my jobs was scraping the coconuts to squeeze out fresh coconut milk. There is nothing in the world like fresh squeezed coconut milk. But in the states, we use canned which is good, but […]

Duchamp to Pop

Duchamp to Pop

Two words. Marcel. Duchamp. Assimilating Cubism and Futurism. Leading the American Dada movement. Coining the word “readymade” to mean a mass-produced object removed from its usual, accepted context and “promoted to the status of artwork by the mere choice of the artist. An inclination for wordplay that “aligns his work with that of Surrealists.” Considered […]

2016 Pasadena Heritage Spring Home Tour

2016 Pasadena Heritage Spring Home Tour

A. Quincy Jones and Glendale’s Webber House. Myron Hunt and the redesign of the Huntington Hotel. Frank Lloyd Wright’s Millard House or La Miniatura in Pasadena. Paul Williams‘ hilltop estate for horse breeder Jack P. Atkin. Local, famous architects building for others. What of the homes local architects built for themselves? Pasadena Heritage‘s 2016 Spring […]

Micro Fiction

Micro Fiction

Thanks to Paula Johnson… Rose City Sisters will publish a new 100-word story every day in March. Micro fiction contributors include local novelists Petrea Burchard (Altadena), Margaret Finnegan (South Pasadena) and Bonnie Schroeder (Glendale), as well as more than two dozen writers from the U.S. and Canada. The site also publishes flash fiction, which are stories […]

Bonsai!

Bonsai!

It will be bonsai mania at the Huntington on February 27 and 28. Bonsai “masters” from Southern California will “share their passion” the art of growing ornamental trees and shrubs. This annual event includes exhibits, demonstrations, workshops, prize drawings, a “bonsai bazaar,” and a live auction at 3 p.m., both Saturday and Sunday. 2016 Bonsai-a-thon […]

Lottery Loteria

Lottery Loteria

The Pasadena Playhouse’s Mi Historia, Mi Manera invites you to come for a brand new community-devised and site-specific Forum Play entitled Lottery Loteria created by Pasadena District 5 Community Members and performed at a neighborhood block party on Saturday, February 27th, 2016. The day long block party will take place between 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 […]

El Diablo Bailarín

El Diablo Bailarín

This story made Ma want to be a good girl and made me afraid of sin.   When I was a kid growing up in East L. A., I couldn’t get enough of Ma’s cuentos. Her Mexican folk tales with their moral lessons and warnings of disaster used to scare the hell out of me. […]

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