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Succulent Tablescapes

Succulent Tablescapes

Down those great little side alleys off of One Colorado in Old Town, sits Botany Flowers. This weekend Crunchy Crafters join forces with Botany Flowers in Pasadena (they also have a shop in Santa Monica) for a workshop on “living art.” Elegant, well-balanced, and durable are the words used to describe the ultimate goal in [...]

Pesky Red Swamp Crayfish

Pesky Red Swamp Crayfish

There are a lot of acronyms involved in this story, like MRT, OBA, and NPS. These are the “big dogs” behind 5 Pasadena students, and many other volunteers, who have been making their way to Malibu in order to restore a balanced environment. It seems Malibu Creek has been overrun with non-native crayfish, specifically the Red [...]

Upstream & Dustbowl Revival

Upstream & Dustbowl Revival

The Dustbowl Revival is a Venice, California-based collective that merges old school bluegrass, gospel, jug-band, swamp blues and the hot swing of the 1930’s to form a spicy roots cocktail. Known for their inspired live sets, the Dustbowl Revival boldly brings together many styles of traditional American music. Imagine Old Crow Medicine Show meeting Louis [...]

Scavenger Hunt! & Parks After Dark

Scavenger Hunt! & Parks After Dark

Hey, teens: Ready to put down the cell phone, click off Netflix and Hulu, and stretch your legs and minds? Teens age 11 to 17 are invited to a “truly epic” scavenger hunt at the Altadena Library on July 31st. Whether the hunt takes you scrambling around the library grounds or around stacks and shelves [...]

Rise of the Jack O’Lanterns

Rise of the Jack O’Lanterns

It may be late July, soon to be early August, and the temperatures are rising and we’re all a bit grumpy, but get ready to smile. Because who can’t smile when confronted with five thousand—yes, 5,000—jack o’lanterns? We primarily love Halloween because of the carved pumpkin-lit with a candle-glowing in the dark-element (though, yes, the [...]

Gilly Flowers in Old Pasadena

Gilly Flowers in Old Pasadena

What started as a one man flower stand on the streets of Silver Lake grew into a walk-in storefront in sunset junction with over 14 years of experience… After starting in the Echo Park/Silver Lake area, Gilly Flowers & Events has opened a new shop in Old Pasadena on Colorado Boulevard just east of Raymond [...]

Pasties & Pies

Pasties & Pies

It’s a bit out of the way and one must appreciate that running into patience-depriving traffic is a given for 23 hours out of every 24, but if you ever find yourself in Long Beach and are pining for a pàsty or pie, we’d suggest Pásty Bakery on Pine Avenue just north of Broadway. We [...]

Désirée Zamorano

Désirée Zamorano

From its shocking opening to its dream-like ending, Désirée Zamorano’s The Amado Women dishes out secrets, lies, and hurts as fast as we can gobble them up.  This is how Hometown Pasadena contributor Petrea Burchard begins her review of Zamorano’s new novel. Désirée Zamorano is Pushcart prize nominee and an award-winning short story writer. She’s had commentaries published [...]

La Casita del Arroyo: Grand Reopening

La Casita del Arroyo: Grand Reopening

As early as 1917, the Pasadena Garden Club was looking to engage with the beautification and restoration (after forest fires) of the Arroyo Seco. There seems to be no mention of Club plans for almost a decade. In 1932, discussions are had about a wildflower sanctuary that would be created by unemployed construction workers and using [...]

Come Home Instantly! Part 2

Come Home Instantly! Part 2

One hundred years ago this summer, as told in Part 1 of “Come Home Instantly,” the Fenyes and Curtin families of Pasadena, California, went abroad on a European vacation. They traveled together across the Atlantic Ocean on the S.S. France and enjoyed the sights of Paris before going their separate ways in early June. Leonora [...]

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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