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Second Saturdays at Jones’

Second Saturdays at Jones’

If you like original music, as well as a bit of Bowie, Neil Young, and Amadeus Mozart, head over to Jones Coffee Roaster for the first of their Second Saturdays. CoNcEnTr8s will lead the evening, featuring violinist Tylana Renga Enomot, cellist Peter Jacobson, and “the incomparable” William Logan on drums. The trios’ first album, RawBits, [...]

Celebrating the Garden: Altadena’s Golden Poppy

Celebrating the Garden:  Altadena’s Golden Poppy

Altadena Heritage is ringing in spring with their annual Golden Poppy Awards and Spring Garden Celebration. The event honors Altadena residents “whose gardens beautify our neighborhoods.” The event will be held in the garden of the Monterey Colonial-style estate designed by architect Robert H. Orr for Hulda Wilson of “ham family” fame during the Great Depression. [...]

Dave Lovejoy’s Art

Dave Lovejoy’s Art

“I’m a thing-maker,” says artist Dave Lovejoy of Lovejoy Art. “Some turn out to be art, some just things,” he admits. Though all, he continues “are continuations of a thought.” Several weeks ago, we found ourselves immersed in an interview that spanned several hours over two days, initially at the 1907 California Craftsman home Lovejoy [...]

A Mother Lover Market

A Mother Lover Market

Anna Jarvis held a memorial for her mother in Grafton, West Virginia, in 1908. The first Mother’s Day was born. She subsequently began a campaign to make Mother’s Day a recognized holiday in America and was successful in 1914. A mere 6 years later, she was already bemoaning the excessive commercialization of the holiday, having [...]

“Target”

“Target”

  Copyright © 2014 Book 2:  Alterations | Thread Light Through Eye of Storm by Gerda Govine ~~~ Gerda Govine Ituarte’s new publication, Oh, Where Is My Candle Hat?, is a handmade limited edition poetry art book written in English and Spanish with original artwork by Luis Ituarte (Poetry Art Book Station). She states that “writing poetry allows [...]

Finding the Light

Finding the Light

We’re taught to look for the dramatic light, the “Golden Hour,” whether in the early hours of the day as the sun is about to emerge over the horizon, or the quickly vanishing swath of warm, flattering light just as the sun is setting. Midday to mid-afternoon light is said to be too harsh, creating excessive contrast, [...]

Opera Sing-a-Long

Opera Sing-a-Long

It is said that the role of Thäis in Jules Massenet’s opera of the same name is “notoriously difficult to sing and is reserved for only the most gifted performers.” It’s also been called a “diva spectacle”¹. An opera company does not decide to mount a production of Massenet’s Thäis and then look for a [...]

Strawberry Port Ice Cream

Strawberry Port Ice Cream

This ice cream seemed the perfect fit for a day like today in Southern California– it’s 90 degrees and feels like summer is officially here (not that it ever really left). If you have an ice cream maker, homemade ice cream is not a terribly time consuming project, and the results are beyond worth it. [...]

Summer Pies

Summer Pies

“Bring a knife, an apron, and closed shoes and be ready to work.” If this sounds intriguing, maybe Mother Moo Creamery‘s popular summer pie-making class should be on your “to do” list. At the Moo Kitchen & Barn, students will work with pastry chef Emily Earhart, learning how to make the perfect crust and “how to [...]

Citizens Police Academy

Citizens Police Academy

In this 1935 photo, Sgt. Bailey supervises firearms instruction with two female employees (not sworn officers) of the Pasadena Police Department at the firing range in Eaton Canyon. Last Wednesday the Citizens Police Academy class spent the day at the same location. A few things have changed since then: The firing range is indoors now Women aren’t [...]

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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