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The concept of philanthropy and the implementation of ideas can never be taught at too young of an age. When we teach by example—from theory to hands-on doing—philanthropy becomes second nature for life. To help kids understand the need and positive effects of caring for others, Five Acres has launched the Junior Philanthropy Network, “an […]

Fragrant Dogbane

Fragrant Dogbane

It lures in prey with one of the loveliest of elements—a sweet fragrance. Only once the prey has done the deed do they realize they’ve been duped. Frangipani or plumeria, a genus in the dogbane family, has flowers that are most fragrant at night. This is to attract the sphinx moth in order to be […]

Family Flicks on Fridays

Family Flicks on Fridays

One Colorado is going kid classic. Starting September 4th, some of the most classic and beloved kids’ movies will be shown—for free—on the big screen in the One Colorado courtyard. One of our all-time favorites—one of the few films we were happy to watch repeatedly (infinitely!) with our girl when she was young—is Jungle Book […]

School Gardens: A to V

School Gardens: A to V

More and more often, gardens may be found on school grounds. Not just the garden beds planted, attended, and maintained by the school groundskeeper, but a learning garden. One such garden is now widely known: Muir Ranch, a 1.5-acre sustainable teaching farm at John Muir High School in Pasadena. Students are engaged to grow organic […]

A Billion Stars & Half Dome

A Billion Stars & Half Dome

We’re grateful our friend Dave Tushla moved to Yosemite. Firstly, because it makes him happy, and secondly, because we get to bask in the products of his joy. Here are some more of Dave’s photographs for your viewing pleasure…                   To view Tushla’s inaugural collection of pictures, […]

The Great History Freeze of 2015

The Great History Freeze of 2015

It’s our history. Do we care enough to preserve it? Though the Pasadena Museum of History has worked diligently to properly and continually preserve the prints and negatives in its archives, maintaining a healthy environment—so they’ll be available to future generations—is in jeopardy. In 2012, a grant allowed PMH to conduct a preservation study. One […]

South Pasadena Author Victoria Patterson

South Pasadena Author Victoria Patterson

The prose is so accomplished, so effortlessly nuanced and suggestive, that more than once I had to check Patterson’s bio to make sure this was her first book. (It is.) —Michael Leone in 2009 writing for the San Francisco Chronicle about Victoria Patterson’s Drift. The Chronicle chose Drift as one of the best books of […]

Cities

Cities

Cities by William Archila   From the cabin, horse-face Hector, trucker from San Julian, shakes his head in laughter, tells us to get back to work; we load Coca-Cola crates from the truck bed, exhaust buildup clogged in our throats, the iron plate of the midday sun pressing down on our backs, and Paco, with […]

Fig Jam

Fig Jam

by Bill Disselhorst Fiore Market Cafe I didn’t know much about figs until Anne and I started to go to Italy. There I had a couple of very big fig moments. We had a neighbor who lived directly across from the apartment we stayed in. She used to sit on a plastic lawn chair right […]

Author Christopher Lynch Talks Self-Publishing

Author Christopher Lynch Talks Self-Publishing

Los Angeles native Christopher Lynch seems to be a man of many features and angles—part athlete (bicycling enthusiast and mountain climber), part philanthropist (leading 9 blind hikers to Mt. Baldy’s 10,000 foot summit), and part blackmailer. Admittedly, the latter assertion is a characteristic of Lynch’s main protagonist in his fictional series about John Sharp, aka […]

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