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Louisa May Alcott: In Person!

Louisa May Alcott: In Person!

In honor of Women’s History Month, Valerie Weich brings Louisa May Alcott to life in her “Living History” performance on March 27th, at the South Pasadena Public Library. “Besides being one of the most read authors of her time, Alcott was also active in the causes of temperance and women’s suffrage.” The topics covered by [...]

Red Hens at Flintridge

Red Hens at Flintridge

Austin Straus is a painter, teacher, speaker, and former host of KPFK’s The Poetry Connexion. His first two poetry collections, Drunk with Light and Intensifications, are described as “fabulous” and continuing “his autobiographical and philosophical explorations of self-in-the-world.” Now, Pasadena’s own Red Hen Press has just published perhaps his most intimate work, The Love Project: [...]

Michelle’s Cole Slaw

Michelle’s Cole Slaw

Cabbages abound at local farmer’s markets right now. The high vitamin C and sulphur content in cabbage gives it strong detoxification properties. High in vitamins and fiber, low in cost, and dee-lish make it a winter winner at our house. This recipes forgoes the all-too-common-and-very-unhealthy ingredient of mayonnaise. Fear not! After you taste this cole [...]

Digging Up Secrets in Lamanda Park (Part 1)

Digging Up Secrets in Lamanda Park (Part 1)

“It did not take me all these 50 years to decide on the best place to live. Southern California is best, and to me there is no place which can compare with Lamanda Park.” – Iva Engle, interviewed by the Pasadena Star-News, 1927 East of Old Town, west of Arcadia, somewhere along good old Route [...]

Gobble Up

Gobble Up

Caltech Professor Emeritus Oscar Mandel is said to write with an ironic wit. His new book, Otherwise Fables, is scheduled to be released in April and will be published by Pasadena’s own Prospect Park Books. A selection of stories from the book has been adapted into a theatrical production titled Gobble Up Stories, which shall be [...]

Strolling Sierra Madre

Strolling Sierra Madre

We found ourselves with an extra hour to fill while in Sierra Madre. Here is what we saw…                                                                           [...]

Walk Northwest

Walk Northwest

Take a leisurely 3.7 mile walk through northwest Pasadena, which will feature historic landmarks and important community assets, to benefit Flintridge Center, a 25-year-old nonprofit organization that strives to “create profound and lasting change through programs that combat the effects of poverty and violence.” Walk Northwest is an annual fundraising event with proceeds used “to [...]

Food Forward – Valencias

Food Forward – Valencias

“There’s something enjoyable about plucking ripe, orange spheres from the sky and delivering them into boxes…You can meet great people and make friends, or just find your own tree and let your thoughts wander while you help feed people.” (Michelle, Food Forward volunteer) Food Forward in North Hollywood is a volunteer-driven grassroots group who “rescue” [...]

Artist Pool

Artist Pool

Have you ever imagined your art work on a massive scale? Maybe as part of a backsplash on a L.A. Metro landing, along the waiting platform or concourse, filling up 2-stories of a glass pavilion wall or overhead? Or, even along a construction fence? Metro invites visual artists residing in the United States to submit [...]

Sukiyaki, Tsukemono, & Sunomono

Sukiyaki, Tsukemono, & Sunomono

Once a year the Pasadena Buddhist Temple annex is filled with the sights and aromas of Beef Sukiyaki. Temple members spend days preparing the menu items, starting with our “secret sauce” for the Sukiyaki. Accompanying the beef sukiyaki will be “tsukemono” cucumber pickles, “sunomono” made from daikon radish and carrots, a clear fish-broth based soup, [...]

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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