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Pasadena Confidential 2014

Pasadena Confidential 2014

The Crown City masquerades as a calm and refined retreat, where well-bred ladies glide around their perfect bungalows and everyone knows what fork to use first. But don’t be fooled by appearances. Dip into the confidential files of old Pasadena and meet assassins and oddballs, kidnappers and slashers, Satanists and all manner of maniac in a [...]

Art on Millionaire’s Row 2014

Art on Millionaire’s Row 2014

Art from 40 local artists, arts and crafts from local artisans, and local food vendors will be on hand June 14th to “celebrate a day dedicated to the arts and our Altadena community.” The 5th Annual Art on Millionaire’s Row will have live music—folk, jazz, pop, and classical—throughout the day, an official fire engine for [...]

Pop-Up Garden

Pop-Up Garden

We remember the time we visited Giverny and the home, pond, and gardens of Claude Monet. Of course, the first thing to register is that the house is pink. Oui, la chambre est peint en rose. It’s a two-story, wide pink house half covered with ivy and with bright green shutters. Inside, the kitchen is [...]

Pasadena Police Showing Off Some Classic Cars

Pasadena Police Showing Off Some Classic Cars

Ever caught a ride in a helicopter? The chance to take a ride-along in a police helicopter is on auction at the Pasadena Police Classic Car Show being held on Green Street, adjacent to the Chalk Festival on Sunday, June 15th. Hear live music, visit food booths, invest in raffle prizes, and meander the rows of old [...]

In Autumn

In Autumn

Janie starts insisting that we need two cords of wood to get us through the winter. We have lived in our wood-heated house in Waitsfield, Vermont under the green foothills of Glen Ellen Mountain all spring, summer, and early fall awaiting the birth of Janie’s baby. We moved here together so I could help her [...]

Chalkland for Kids

Chalkland for Kids

It’s time once again to experience Pasadena’s world recording holding Chalk Festival, and this year kids may express their creative side in Kid’s Chalkland, where they may also make Father’s Day cards for dad (which is Sunday, June 15th, in case this “holiday” is relevant to your life and the date slipped your mind, as it does [...]

Repair at Pas. Humane Society

Repair at Pas. Humane Society

Tinkers and tailors, experts and the hobbyist. Repair Cafe. Do you have a faulty toaster or a blender that screeches instead of purées? Have a favorite necklace that’s broken clasp keeps it trapped despondently in your jewelry box? Do you grumble when you have to cut tomatoes, sawing back and forth with a dull knife on the fruit’s resistant [...]

Depressed Cake Shop

Depressed Cake Shop

Not just feeling sad, but feeling empty. Not just short-tempered and irritable, but bursting with anger over little, minor hiccups. Loss of interest. Loss of pleasure. Nights awake, hyper-alert, careening, disconnecting thoughts unable to be herded and calmed. Exhausted days. Foggy brain. Depleted energy. Immobile body. These are some of the symptoms of depression. A [...]

2014 Pasadena Chalk Festival

2014 Pasadena Chalk Festival

The event made their way into the Guinness World Record™ in 2010 as the largest street painting festival in the world. It attracts 600 artists and more than 120,000 folks will view works of art in chalk over Father’s Day weekend, June 14th-15th. Last year, Jem-Arlou Somo created Kissing Couple (right, partial) and won Best in [...]

National Donut (Not Doughnut) Day

National Donut (Not Doughnut) Day

In 1917 young Helen Purviance, an ensign in the Salvation Army, was sent to France to work with the American First Division. Putting her Hoosier ingenuity to work, she and a fellow officer, Ensign Margaret Sheldon, patted the first dough into shape by hand, but soon employed an ordinary wine bottle as a rolling pin. [...]

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