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Utility Box Art

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South Pasadena has followed in the path of many cities that have decided to bring art to the streets. Actually, to the sidewalks and traffic light utility boxes. Ten artists submitted their ideas to the South Pasadena Arts Council in the summer of 2015 and now South Pasadena beams with ostriches, picnics in the park, […]

Showcase House: 1918 Mission Revival

Showcase House: 1918 Mission Revival

The word is this 1918 Mission Revival was designed by the esteemed and prolific local architect Myron Hunt (think Huntington Library, Caltech, Occidental College, and the Ambassador Hotel). More specifically, the mansion is “thought” to have been designed by Myron Hunt, according to official text. What is certain is that this 16,000 square feet main […]

Houzz & Gamble

Houzz & Gamble

Adi Tatarko and Alon Cohen wanted to remodel their 4-bedroom ranch house in Palo Alto, according to George Anders, contributor to Forbes.com. And that’s when it all began…   One of oft-repeated catchphrases of (primarily) politicians running for office is living “the American dream,” of which one essential element is buying and owning one’s home. […]

Art By the Sidewalk

Art By the Sidewalk

At Art by the Sidewalk, local artist Valérie Daval curates “Home Icon” featuring engravings by Marie-Noelle Deverre with an opening reception to view the art and Skype with the artist on February 7. “I collect and gather food, beauty, medication, and toy packagings, which I open and flatten in order to engrave them using a […]

Mexican of America

Mexican of America

    MEXICAN OF AMERICA A Sonnet   Mestizo come, America, you call. Amniotic oceans Pacific join, break through the virgin hymen, wailing wall from the fluids of her earthen loins. Tender eyes burn with the new day’s fire. Bullets shatter your bones, your flesh torn on border fences electrified barbed wire. Knives slash and […]

Whisky & Poetry Salon: Erotic 2

Whisky & Poetry Salon: Erotic 2

  Four fine (French) cognacs to warm your tongue and kiss your lips. A light repast to sate some of your hunger. Four erotic poets to curl your toes and make your knees quiver… ~Jackie Bang ~Jennifer Bradpiece ~Conney Williams ~Alexis Rhone Fancher         Zahra Bates, Courvoisier National Brand Ambassador, will create […]

African-American Firefighters in L. A.

African-American Firefighters in L. A.

In celebration of Black History Month, David Spence, LAFD Battalion Chief and Interim President of the African American Firefighter Museum, will present a program at the Pasadena Museum of History on February 9, about the history of African American firefighters in the Los Angeles area. Chief Spence will take us back to the late 1800s […]

Mi Amor

Mi Amor

If stories can transport us, then I’ve just spent several days in the 1940’s in sunny City Terrace, East Los Angeles. In her memoir, Mi Amor, Vibiana Aparicio-Chamberlin evokes her childhood neighborhood in stories and poems of varying lengths and complexities. Some are profound declarations of love both romantic and familial. Some are funny, some […]

Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Cream Pie

Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Cream Pie

I made this pie last week because for some reason my boyfriend and I have been on a pie kick. We have made a new pie or dessert pretty much every week and we stuff our faces with it—and sometimes (rarely) we share. This pie was shared and a hit amongst friends and family. And […]

Strike of Lightning

Strike of Lightning

Strike of Lightning by Patricia Wells McMillan Like a strike of lightning – zap! cars, colours, people, architecture: what’s going on around me, makes me very excited HAVE to take that shot, Love to experiment and just see what happens. Life is short, so what the hell. My motto is Just have fun. Throwing “scared” […]

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