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Eat This Poem

Eat This Poem

“Reading a poem and cooking a meal are, quite simply, acts of self-care.” So writes Nicole Gulotta, author of Eat this Poem, who will be discussing and signing her book at Vroman’s on March 23. Eat this Poem includes twenty-five poems from the likes of Marge Piercy, Louise Glück, Mark Strand, Mary Oliver, Billy Collins, […]

The Ageless Ms. Fit Burger

The Ageless Ms. Fit Burger

Leave the guilt of eating a traditional hamburger behind with this healthy, juicy veggie burger! Beets and rice give the look and texture of a real meat patty while black beans provide protein and iron. Plus, these antioxidant-rich veggies work synergistically to combat skin aging. Who knew anti-aging could be this fun and delicious?   […]

To Race for Equality: A Virtual 5K

To Race for Equality: A Virtual 5K

At the Pasadena’s latest Commission on the Status of Women, we met, finally and happily, Jessica Kubel, Executive Director of the YWCA Pasadena-Foothill Valley. We thank her for the text below…   Many of you know how proud and honored I am to be involved with the YWCA Pasadena-Foothill Valley. As Executive Director, I am passionate about the […]

Chris Hayes: A Colony in a Nation

Chris Hayes: A Colony in a Nation

Let us build bridges, my friends, build bridges to human dignity across that gulf that separates black America from white America. Black Americans, no more than white Americans, they do not want more government programs which perpetuate dependency. They don’t want to be a colony in a nation. —President Richard Nixon This is an excerpt […]

Love Bug & Me Music

Love Bug & Me Music

We were checking in to see what was happening at the Southern California Children’s Museum on Los Robles just north of Colorado Boulevard. This location is now its permanent home after some time on South Lake Avenue—and though the folks are still in the process of completing all of the interactive exhibits, the doors are open. […]

Andalucia Mosaic

Andalucia Mosaic

  It seems we don’t patron Vroman’s enough, or perhaps our eyes are already into our book as we walk to the car, because we hadn’t seen this mural before. It’s on the Vroman’s side of new The Andalusia complex. With studio, 1-bedroom, and 2-bedroom apartments, rents range from $2,015 for a studio to $4,043 (for a 2-bedroom, […]

Arroyo Seco Music Festival

Arroyo Seco Music Festival

Tom Petty, Weezer, Mumford & Sons. Need we say more? Not really. Though we will. This inaugural Arroyo Seco Weekend is scheduled for June 24 and 25, and is promoted by Goldenvoice, the folks behind Coachella (so watch out). We can’t quite picture how it will be set up as the location is stated only as the […]

Tropico: the Glendale Train Station

Tropico: the Glendale Train Station

Great American Train Stations tells us that the Southern Pacific Railroad built the Spanish Colonial Revival Glendale train station in 1924. The smashing WaterAndPower.org (with its extensive historical photographs and history) states that the architects were Maurice Couchot and Kenneth MacDonald, Jr., and the station was built in 1923, replacing “an older one that dated as […]

A Piece of the World

A Piece of the World

Orphan Train brought her fame. A Piece of the World brings us Andrew Wyeth. Andrew Wyeth’s 1948 painting Christina’s World is the impetus for Christina Baker Kline’s new novel. She will be discussing and signing A Piece of the World at Vroman’s on March 17. As with her bestseller, A Piece of the World moves back […]

Harry Potter Immersion

Harry Potter Immersion

Do you have kids or grandchildren who are Harry Potter fans? Perhaps you’re a fan too? We didn’t pick up any of J. K. Rowling’s books until the first movie was made. Subsequently, we devoured them. Finally, we shared them with our girl, first reading to her and then taking turns as she learned to read. […]

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