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Women + Business = Celebrate

Women + Business = Celebrate

Best selling author (Helen of Pasadena, Elizabeth the First Wife), columnist, humorist (The Chaos Chronicles), award-winning talk show host (The Satellite Sisters), and Lian Dolan will moderate the 6th Annual Women In Business Luncheon on Thursday, June 26th at the Langham. Dolan’s innate public speaking ability and humor is reason enough to attend, let alone [...]

Michelle’s Hearty Summer Salad

Michelle’s Hearty Summer Salad

Lazy days of summer… not! My kiddos are keeping me busy this summer. Apparently it takes some serious fuel to keep three kids chugging along under the the So Cal sun (who knew?) because all I hear between swimming lessons, bike riding, and friends, friends, friends is “We’re hungry!” This salad is a good staple [...]

Toros Pottery on the Boulevard

Toros Pottery on the Boulevard

It’s one thing to be brought while you’re still in wee nappies and quite another to immigrate to America when you’re a nineteen-year-old and can’t speak a word of English. Toros Tngrian, along with his parents and siblings left the USSR and arrived in California in 1980. (Their homeland, the modern Republic of Armenia did [...]

Le Salon – 2014-2015 Season

Le Salon – 2014-2015 Season

If we scooted up in our chair, we could’ve touched her arm. As it was, we could hear her breathing. As Ms. Searmi Park played her violin at the final concert of Le Salon de Musiques’ 2013-1014 season, immersion and emotion manifested through her body. She sat at the edge of her chair and as the music of Beethoven’s piano [...]

Facing the Competition

Facing the Competition

The flavors of barbecue are said to define the palate in the cattle country of Missouri, and Kansas City will be the site of the American Culinary Federation’s 2014 National Convention where—as the winner of Western Region competition—Pasadena’s Le Cordon Bleu Culinary Student Team will vie for top honors against their Central, Northeast, and Southeast [...]

Dog Days of Summer

Dog Days of Summer

In Greek mythology, Canis Major represented about six different dogs, as far as we can count. From being the dog Laelaps, which was a gift from Zeus to Europa, or the hound of Procris (Diana’s nymph), or the canine given by Aurora to Cephalus, “so famed for its speed that Zeus elevated it to the sky” [...]

Forgiveness

Forgiveness

To everything but anguish the mind will soon adjust…Roger White   After a great wound no feeling comes A white hot pain settles upon you You stand in the fire of agony shivering “Forgive them Father, they know not what they do,” is a whispered voice, wrapped in cumulous clouds, Tributaries of feeling blocked, the [...]

Trio at Lucky Baldwin’s

Trio at Lucky Baldwin’s

We’re strolling the streets of Sierra Madre, aimlessly, sipping on an iced latte, and live music caresses our ears. We follow the tune to its source—a trio of men strumming, picking and bowing, seated around a table in the front patio of Lucky Baldwin’s. The table is littered with ignored napkins and utensils, a full water jug, and [...]

Caught in a Zoot Suit Riot

Caught in a Zoot Suit Riot

June 10, 1943. An overcast and unseasonably cold evening in Pasadena. The time: World War II. The place: a street corner at the intersection of Colorado Boulevard and Raymond Avenue. It was the middle of the Zoot Suit Riots in Los Angeles, and on this particular night, two African-American teenagers with a fondness for flamboyant clothing [...]

Wardrobe at the Bus Stop, Ride for Water & a House with Holes

Wardrobe at the Bus Stop, Ride for Water & a House with Holes

Last Saturday while running errands and playing chauffeur to an as-yet unlicensed 16-year-old, what we saw had us making u-turns from Altadena right down into South Pas. Right and below: A new build on Los Robles Avenue, north of Glenarm Street.             At first, the magenta sign below was so [...]

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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