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A Healthy Brain

A Healthy Brain

The keys left in the freezer, the phone in the laundry basket, the 50th birthday party forgotten. Growing older can be a bear. Frustrating, annoying, humiliating. Sometimes, when we’re in a good mood, laughable. Learn about ways to retain a healthy brain from Dr. Robert Tager at the Arboretum on April 1. Dr. Tager is […]

The Belle of Amherst

The Belle of Amherst

The Belle of Amherst, most will have already deduced, is Emily Dickinson. Belle of Amherst is a one-woman play by William Luce. Julie Harris portrayed Dickinson in the original Broadway production in 1976, for which she won a Tony Award. The play was written while consulting Dickinson’s poetry, diaries, and letters. Watching a bit of Harris’s […]

Eat This Poem

Eat This Poem

“Reading a poem and cooking a meal are, quite simply, acts of self-care.” So writes Nicole Gulotta, author of Eat this Poem, who will be discussing and signing her book at Vroman’s on March 23. Eat this Poem includes twenty-five poems from the likes of Marge Piercy, Louise Glück, Mark Strand, Mary Oliver, Billy Collins, […]

The Ageless Ms. Fit Burger

The Ageless Ms. Fit Burger

Leave the guilt of eating a traditional hamburger behind with this healthy, juicy veggie burger! Beets and rice give the look and texture of a real meat patty while black beans provide protein and iron. Plus, these antioxidant-rich veggies work synergistically to combat skin aging. Who knew anti-aging could be this fun and delicious?   […]

To Race for Equality: A Virtual 5K

To Race for Equality: A Virtual 5K

At the Pasadena’s latest Commission on the Status of Women, we met, finally and happily, Jessica Kubel, Executive Director of the YWCA Pasadena-Foothill Valley. We thank her for the text below…   Many of you know how proud and honored I am to be involved with the YWCA Pasadena-Foothill Valley. As Executive Director, I am passionate about the […]

Chris Hayes: A Colony in a Nation

Chris Hayes: A Colony in a Nation

Let us build bridges, my friends, build bridges to human dignity across that gulf that separates black America from white America. Black Americans, no more than white Americans, they do not want more government programs which perpetuate dependency. They don’t want to be a colony in a nation. —President Richard Nixon This is an excerpt […]

Love Bug & Me Music

Love Bug & Me Music

We were checking in to see what was happening at the Southern California Children’s Museum on Los Robles just north of Colorado Boulevard. This location is now its permanent home after some time on South Lake Avenue—and though the folks are still in the process of completing all of the interactive exhibits, the doors are open. […]

Andalucia Mosaic

Andalucia Mosaic

  It seems we don’t patron Vroman’s enough, or perhaps our eyes are already into our book as we walk to the car, because we hadn’t seen this mural before. It’s on the Vroman’s side of new The Andalusia complex. With studio, 1-bedroom, and 2-bedroom apartments, rents range from $2,015 for a studio to $4,043 (for a 2-bedroom, […]

Arroyo Seco Music Festival

Arroyo Seco Music Festival

Tom Petty, Weezer, Mumford & Sons. Need we say more? Not really. Though we will. This inaugural Arroyo Seco Weekend is scheduled for June 24 and 25, and is promoted by Goldenvoice, the folks behind Coachella (so watch out). We can’t quite picture how it will be set up as the location is stated only as the […]

Tropico: the Glendale Train Station

Tropico: the Glendale Train Station

Great American Train Stations tells us that the Southern Pacific Railroad built the Spanish Colonial Revival Glendale train station in 1924. The smashing WaterAndPower.org (with its extensive historical photographs and history) states that the architects were Maurice Couchot and Kenneth MacDonald, Jr., and the station was built in 1923, replacing “an older one that dated as […]

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