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It was the time of morning when commuters fill every nook and cranny of our freeways, so we took the back streets from South Pasadena to downtown where we still share a studio with fellow photographers at Figueroa and 23rd Streets. We drove down Fremont Avenue, turning right onto West Mission Road that merges into […]

A “Sockdologizing Old Mantrap”

A “Sockdologizing Old Mantrap”

In the season finale at Parson’s Nose, the company has cast its varied talents into Tom Taylor’s three-act play, Our American Cousin, written in 1852. The play is a farcical comedy whose plot is based on the introduction of an awkward, boorish American to his aristocratic English relatives. It premiered at Laura Keene’s Theatre in […]

Spring in Connecticut

Spring in Connecticut

Spring 2015 officially commenced in the northern hemisphere on March 20th. Here in lovely Southern California, the season is easy to spot with the blooming of tulips, poppies, cherry blossoms, calla lily, and pansies. In New England, the changing of the guard after the vernal equinox is not so obvious. We recently visited southern Connecticut […]

The Language of Flowers

The Language of Flowers

At the beginning of The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh, we learn learn that moss is an emblem of maternal love, a bouquet of marigolds represents grief, and a bucket of thistle, misanthropy. This is amidst the protagonist Victoria Jones detailing her dreams of fire (which she’s had for eight years), only to wake […]

New Slate of Classes at SPACE

New Slate of Classes at SPACE

Fables & Folk Tales, Nature’s Elements, Everyone Can Draw, and The Path of Story are a few of the new slate of classes being offered at SPACE Art Center in South Pasadena. The Path of Story: Writing Lab for Adults will be taught by Karen Rizzo, author of last year’s Famous Baby, and Jim Macdonald. […]

Behind the Velvet Ropes, Details & Joinery, Fire & Light

Behind the Velvet Ropes, Details & Joinery, Fire & Light

How can architectural aficionados and groupies resist a house tour that comes with a flashlight? Gamble House is offering a “leisurely” paced, 2½ hour tour led by knowledgeable and passionate docents “wearing white gloves” who will open doors and drawers to “reveal gems” that can only be seen close up and are not included on […]

Easter Egg Hunts Around SGV

Easter Egg Hunts Around SGV

We may have highlighted the Rose Bowl’s first Easter egg hunt, or the Egg Bowl, but there are many different options for families who might like something smaller and more intimate. Saturday, April 4th: Egg-ceptional Celebration with egg hunt, hikes, and “egg scramble” and “egg-expedition,” hands-on activities, refreshments, and prizes. L.A. Arboretum, 301 N. Baldwin […]

Moments in Time

Moments in Time

Last week I went to see Pasadena Museum of History’s companion exhibits Pasadena Pursuit and Mystery History for the third time. Fascinating historical facts, artifacts, and photographs fill two galleries. Fun, informative, and interactive! The curator of Pasadena Pursuit, Dan McLaughlin, set up a kiosk in the North Gallery where you can search Pasadena Public […]

One Starry Night for ALS Benefit with Renée Zellweger

One Starry Night for ALS Benefit with Renée Zellweger

From Broadway to Hollywood, Jonathan White is once again co-producing a night to remember for this year’s gala to support the Golden West Chapter of the ALS Association, with proceeds benefiting the continuing effort to fight against Lou Gehrig’s disease. The Pasadena Playhouse will be full on the evening of April 20th with headliners of […]

Young African-American Women’s Conference for Girls

Young African-American Women’s Conference for Girls

In May 2014, Grant AME Church reported that… “…seven young women, three parents, and four Daughters of Destiny mentors attended the Young African American Women’s Conference at Pasadena College. The event was sponsored by the Pasadena Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority. There were separate workshops for both the girls and the adults. Attending […]

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