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Chatting with Ginko Ching Lee

Chatting with Ginko Ching Lee
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Open Studios Tour days are coming with ever-expanding locations and attractions. Co-founder Ginko Ching Lee was kind enough to answer some questions… HP: What is Open Studios? Ginko: We have options of going in a few different directions; some have suggested we have 7-10 artists vendors in one place and run it like a market […]

Kitchen Sink Cookies

Kitchen Sink Cookies

I recently did a guest post for a blog called The Historical Cooking Project run by a friend of mine from high school who is based in Montreal. The mission of the blog is to explore recipes from years past and talk a bit about the stories surrounding them. I decided to do a post about […]

Mystery History No. 35

Mystery History No. 35

Where are we? What’s happening? In this Aug. 28, 1966, photo, federal agents from the Internal Revenue Service attach a special lock system to the door of the Pasadena Playhouse office due to nonpayment of $31,000 in taxes. Locks were also placed on the doors of the main theater and all attached structures. The Pasadena […]

Muir Ranch: 1st Farm-to-Table Supper of 2015

Muir Ranch: 1st Farm-to-Table Supper of 2015

Celebrate the spring harvest by coming to the first Muir Ranch farm-to-table supper of 2015. On June 6th, Nikki Parrish, Mud Baron, and Shirly Barrett host an evening of organic, school-grown fare, lovingly prepared and happily shared. Since the summer of 2011, two acres on the John Muir High School campus has been converted into […]

CicLAvia Pasadena 2015

CicLAvia Pasadena 2015

Metro Los Angeles puts its money where the pedals are…Presenting, CicLAvia Pasadena, a 3.5 mile route through the heart of Old Town. Yoga and music may be found at the Memorial Park Hub at Levitt Pavilion’s bandshell, a mixed media art project hosted by Armory Center for the Arts along with free admission to art […]

Peafowl!

Peafowl!

Our thanks to Pasadena resident and Chorale Bel Canto member Claudia Bailey who, year to year, year after year, faithfully records the lives of the local, wild peafowl… (as in peacocks)….                                  

On Becoming a Widow

On Becoming a Widow

I was a 4-pound baby, a twin, a sister to a brother and another sister. Four of us squished together with months instead of years between us. I was the one who was afraid of everything. My dendrites arced into space at a hint of a noise, a scritch, or a sqeak of a bug. […]

Movers & Shakers à la Don Draper

Movers & Shakers à la Don Draper

Imagine the hands of time are moving towards 8 p.m. and the sun is setting behind you, giving the San Gabriel Mountains across the valley a lavender pink glow. The evening temperature is mild, the warmth from the day mixing with the cool entrance of night, and you breath deeply, feel your shoulders relax, and […]

Feather Murals, Physics & a Rubber Ducky Race

Feather Murals, Physics & a Rubber Ducky Race

Kidspace is offering three days of Memorial fun with bird-themed activities. Match eggs (we have no idea what this means), create a feather mural, and participate in a flight-based physics experiment. While supplies last, purchase a rubber ducky from the Busy Bee Learning Store, decorate it, then join the crowd for the Rubber Ducky Race—down […]

The First

The First

Cold sweat fractures sleep no place to lay burden down racism stifles dreams slights insults stick alone inside rage rattles   cannot let people down chorus of voices echo do not resist back of bus bumped flights lost accommodations   first time in play fans gawk great black hope swings bat Crack! home run run […]

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