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From Crumb to “Jets to Basil”: It’s National Doughnut Day!

From Crumb to “Jets to Basil”: It’s National Doughnut Day!
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  Leslie swears by the crumb doughnut at Tastees Burger and Donuts in Pasadena. “If you go there early when they are fresh—it is a little pillow of heaven!” June 3rd is National Doughnut Day and we’re here to admire and promote everything doughnut. Tastees Donut & Burger, 619 N. Fair Oaks Ave., Pasadena 91103. […]

2016 LitFest Pasadena

2016 LitFest Pasadena

It’s the 5th LitFest Pasadena on June 4 with award-winning authors, panel discussions, Q&A, readings, prizes, and micro-narratives. And, it’s all free. The day begins at 10 a.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore then meanders around the Playhouse District to Zona Rosa Alley and the Playhouse’s Carrie Hamilton Theater. Jonathan Gold speaks and takes questions in regard […]

Till the Very End

Till the Very End

  “98 Year-Old Vet Dresses in Uniform One Last Time On Veteran’s Day, Dies Hours Later” —Huffington Post, November 2014 Master Sergeant Justus straightens his lapels at noon, salutes the nurse, and rests against his weary pillow. Colors swim in Master Sergeant dreams— blue of smoke, white of bone, red of sundered limbs. His leathered […]

Earl Grey Sugar Cookies

Earl Grey Sugar Cookies

My boyfriend is a huge fan of earl grey cookies and sadly our local coffee shop stopped making them (apparently he was the only one buying them). So I have made it my mission to attempt to recreate his fave Saturday morning treat. And according to him, I succeeded. Yay! Although I must say I never […]

Soirée Under the Stars

Soirée Under the Stars

It’s all about permanency for Five Acres—helping children find permanency, lasting bonds, and security. And, since Five Acres was founded 128 years ago in 1888, initially as the Boys’ and Girls’ Aid Society of Los Angeles and working primarily as an orphanage, the organization has grown and evolved in order to become even more beneficial and successful when it […]

Billie Holiday Front & Center

Billie Holiday Front & Center

Sybil Harris embodies Billie Holiday in Billy Holiday Front and Center at the Fremont Centre Theatre in South Pasadena. Harris played Holiday in the national tour of Sang Sista Sang, which was produced by Smokey Robinson, William Mickey Stephenson, and B’Anca. Jazz musicians will accompany Harris as she sings Holiday’s most famous songs in this […]

Foggy

Foggy

What Ralph Defelice captures within the frame of his camera lens is ever-wondrous. The pictures he takes while outdoors with his children welcomes us, calling to us to come along, allowing us to witness the stunning power, beauty, and moods of nature. Take notice. Be inspired. Ralph DeFelice is creator of the blog Day Trips LA, where […]

Hedda Gabler at Antaeus

Hedda Gabler at Antaeus

We’d forgotten that Henrik Ibsen’s play Hedda Gabler had its world premiere in 1891; we don’t think of it as being a vintage work. And perhaps that’s part of Ibsen’s genius, having written plays such as A Doll’s House that confronted mores of the day with Nora, the main character, struggling with her traditional roll […]

Thank you, Rocky

Thank you, Rocky

It’s been thirty years. For some people, Rocky Behr’s Folk Tree on South Fair Oaks Avenue right across from Centra Park is a place they’ve known all their adult lives, a nook of a store full of treasures. For the area as a whole, for the Mexican artists whose folk art was sold, for the […]

Two Views of City Beautiful

Two Views of City Beautiful

The City Beautiful Movement had its first “large-scale elaboration” during the World’s Columbian Exposition in 1893 in Chicago. Remember the “White City”? Architects from the East Coast, along with sculptor Augustus Saint-Gardens, were hired by architect Daniel Turnham to build a ” model city of grand scale… with modern transport and no poverty visible.” In […]

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