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La Palabra in March

La Palabra in March

Karineh Madhessian is the driving force behind “La Palabra Reading Series,” which is held monthly at Avenue 50 Studio. On March 20, Gerda Govine (who has contributed many poems for Hometown Pasadena‘s “Write Here”), Dorenyse Diaz, and CE Jordan will read in what Gerda describes as a wonderfully supportive, welcoming, safe,and enthusiastic environment. Gerda will […]

Karol Franks: Winter to Spring

Karol Franks: Winter to Spring

  Karol Franks is the creative eye of Karol Franks Photography. Her photographs are soulful and reflective, as well as ebullient and lighthearted. Peruse her Instagram photos here, and her photographs may be purchased as prints or on tote bags, stationery, stickers, and clothing at Red Bubble. Karol is a longtime volunteer and photographer for […]

Cherry Blossoms & Clivia

Cherry Blossoms & Clivia

The cherry blossoms are popping at Descanso Gardens, indicating that spring is on it’s way. March 12-13, Descanso Gardens hosts its annual Cherry Blossom Festival with cherry blossom walks and “discovery stations,” a cherry tree sale, origami, the Camellia Lounge, and live musical performances. This is a very popular annual event. We recommend getting an […]

Egg Hunt in the Physics Forest

Egg Hunt in the Physics Forest

Though our temperatures have headed south and mornings of 46ºF feels more reminiscent of winter, March 20th is the first official day of spring and as such here is one of Pasadena’s annual spring activities… The Galvin Physics Forest at Kidspace will be hiding hundreds of candy-filled eggs for Kidspace’s annual Easter egg hunt. In […]

Plein Air in Cuba

Plein Air in Cuba

Plein Air Magazine was taking 100 folks to Cuba, so when a personal invitation was extended, who was Lynda Pyka to say no? Pyka: I said yes to the trip because Cuba is on the verge of changing dramatically—and I didn’t want to miss capturing it. So, along with fellow painter Frances Pampeyan of Arcadia, […]

Granada

Granada

For months and months we looked through the storefront window and saw the renovation in progress. Then for weeks we were shut out by columns of brown paper taped to the inside. Suddenly last week, we saw tables and chairs being brought out onto the sidewalk and umbrellas being opened, and the door to Granada […]

Antaeus: Close to Home

Antaeus: Close to Home

When it’s so close you can taste it. There are nine days to go to help Antaeus Theatre Group find a new home. More accurately, this acclaimed theatrical company has found a home at 110 East Broadway in Glendale—the lease is signed the plans have been approved—it’s just trying to pay for it. Most often […]

Sweet Scent of Spring

Sweet Scent of Spring

Sweet roses rise among sunny succulents which, to no one’s surprise, survived strong air vents to announce the anxious arrival of early spring. Like a religious revival, The bee’s lovely lancet is like a sweet sword, but only the strong dare chance it. Baby birds bounce, flying from fragile flowers to hide among branches and […]

City of Gold

City of Gold

I first met Laura Gabbert when she was in need of a professional headshot. Headshots were my bread and butter at the time, so an agreement was made. The next inquiry was in regard to family photos. Family photos was an area in which I wanted to branch, so I ignored my hesitation and took […]

Crispy Steak Fries

Crispy Steak Fries

Has there ever been a more winning combination than steak and potatoes? Not to my way of thinking. It just works. For my take on this classic combo, I boil the potatoes first to get the insides soft and creamy and then bake them to get the outsides nice and crispy. This side is so […]

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