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Inaugural Asian Heritage Jazz Festival

Inaugural Asian Heritage Jazz Festival
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“I didn’t know Asian Americans played jazz.” This is a sentence saxophonist Michael Paulo has heard time and again. His answer? The inaugural Asian Heritage Jazz Festival, to be held at the Japanese American Cultural and Community Center on June 20th. Rob Fukuzaki of ABC7 Eyewitness News is the emcee of the event, which features […]

Designer Pop Up

Designer Pop Up

ASID—American Society of Interior Designers—is having a “pop up” sale Saturday, June 13th, and it’s open to the public. For 8½ hours, shoppers are invited to roam the “designer warehouse” in Sierra Madre hunting for chairs, tables, vases, pillows, and oodles more. Designer Pop Up Sale Saturday, June 13th, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Designer Warehouse, 89 […]

Friends of the Library Book Sale

Friends of the Library Book Sale

A book sale is not what we would consider a traditional “good deed,” but upon reflection Friends of the Pasadena Public Library is a “good deed” entity. Its mission is to help fund library programs, special services, and cultural events—from summer reading clubs for children, author events, movies, and a reading fair to the community-wide […]

Organic Fruit & Veggie Gardening

Organic Fruit & Veggie Gardening

Learn how to grow fruits and vegetables organically in your home garden! You’ll be saving money at the grocery store while contributing to the healthy lifestyle of your family by reaping the nutritional benefits of eating fresh-grown produce.   Vegetable gardens enhance the appearance of any yard and provide a fun activity for all ages. This […]

Patricia Liverman’s Interview with Casa Marengo

Patricia Liverman’s Interview with Casa Marengo

Artist Patricia Liverman doesn’t so much apply paint in her work as she appropriates it. She peels paint from other canvasses, cuts or tears it further, then reassembles the pieces to create new works. “By freeing the paint from the canvas, I am able to use it in many different ways and to further investigate […]

These Birdly Delights

These Birdly Delights

The ancient Chinese philosophy Taoism (also known as Daoism) believes that a three legged red crow which lives in the sun symbolises the Great Triad which is the three great powers of being: Man, Heaven and Earth. (Signology.org) The Egyptian god Atum chose a bird to represent the moment of creation while birds of prey […]

Pasadena’s Prospect Park Books: Open House, Book Sale & Murder

Pasadena’s Prospect Park Books: Open House, Book Sale & Murder

Hometown Pasadena, this online magazine, is all thanks to Colleen Dunn Bates and her crew of fabulous writers, designers, photographers, editors, characters, and partner Patty O’Sullivan at Prospect Park Books. Since 2006, PPB has published dozens of funny, informative, introspective, entertaining, and riveting books from Lian Dolan’s Helen of Pasadena, Naomi Hirahara’s Mas Arai mystery […]

Welcome to Pasadena, Where Everything Is Perfect

Welcome to Pasadena, Where Everything Is Perfect

I live in Dallas now, but until October 15, 2014, and for thirty-two years before that, I lived in Pasadena. To confess that I miss Pasadena is such an understatement that I may as well not even enter the confessional. It is like saying “I like dessert” when the reality is that I would live […]

Broccoli Slaw

Broccoli Slaw

Broccoli slaw always reminds me of summer BBQs and southern pig roasts. Someone always brings a broccoli salad to a pig roast. And it’s not usually me. I opt to make the mac n cheese or fried green tomatoes or something universally loved. But every time I eat the broccoli slaw at a party, I […]

Food Forward Gleaning & Workshops

Food Forward Gleaning & Workshops

We thank Food Forward for sharing the article below with Hometown Pasadena readers…   Feeding the Hungry at the Pasadena Farmers Market On a typical Saturday morning, Pasadena’s bustling farmers market entices hundreds of eager shoppers who sift through mountains of fresh produce. But ever wonder what happens to all that peak produce once the […]

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