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Peace Without Borders: Welcoming the Refugee

Peace Without Borders: Welcoming the Refugee

Gratitude to Monica Hubbard of Wired Women for directing our attention to this event. For those who may be interested… The 14th Annual Pasadena Palm Sunday Peace Parade, “Peace Without Borders: Welcoming the Refugee,” will take place on March 20 at 3 p.m. The purpose of the march is to call attention to the global […]

3rd Thursday: Historic Preservation 101

3rd Thursday: Historic Preservation 101

Our thanks to Michele Zach of Altadena Heritage for passing along this information regarding the “Third Thursday” panel on March 17th titled “Historic Preservation 101.” Text courtesy of Altadena Heritage: Altadena Heritage’s March “Third Thursday” presentation features a panel of experts who will inform us about the recently adopted Los Angeles County Historic Preservation Ordinance […]

For the Ones I Had to Leave

For the Ones I Had to Leave

For The Ones I Had to Leave by Sophia Rivera Taking two steps forward I finally look back not really seeing but seeing through you across the room, hunched over a pile of books Pen in hand, a lighter in the other. I am sorry that I had to leave you probably know this better […]

Chickpea Mango Curry Salad

Chickpea Mango Curry Salad

Sometimes I have recipe ideas and I think “meh” it might not turn out that great and so I don’t make them. Thank goodness I went against my instinct and made this salad because it was delicious! I want to eat this on salad greens, in lettuce wraps, in regular wraps, on bread—anything I can […]

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 […]

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