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“Ladies Night Out” Goes to Carnivale

“Ladies Night Out” Goes to Carnivale
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We’re grateful to Vicki Laidig for sharing her thoughts on Cancer Support Community Pasadena… CSCP is such an important resource for people who are going through cancer treatment. It even offers support for their children and caregivers. CSCP provides a unique community of social and emotional support where people can meet others who are facing similar […]

9th Annual Gathering of Community Gardens

9th Annual Gathering of Community Gardens

Appreciation to Nikki Parrish, event planner for the Muir Ranch farm-to-table suppers, for informing us of the upcoming 9th Annual Gathering of Community Gardens to be held on October 3. The all-day event features 12 workshops in both English and Spanish, as well as exhibits, live demos, giveaways, networking, and “a zero waste lunch.” Topics […]

Girls & Grit

Girls & Grit

Grit (grĭt) n. Indomitable spirit; pluck. (The American Heritage Dictionary) Grit \’grit\ n. Mental toughness and courage. Firmness of mind or spirit: unyielding courage in the face of hardship or danger. (Merriam-Webster) Grit /ɡrɪt/ n. The courage and determination that makes it possible for somebody to continue doing something difficult or unpleasant. (Oxford Dictionary) Melissa […]

Rally for Choice

Rally for Choice

We consider ourselves pro-life because we believe in helping women live a quality life with access to affordable healthcare and the right to make their own decisions in all circumstances—especially when it’s a decision regarding their own bodies (and whatever’s going on inside it). We remember when we were a poor student attending UCSB and […]

Real Women Have Curves

Real Women Have Curves

My primary reason for recommending the Pasadena Playhouse’s newest production, Josefina López’s Real Women Have Curves, is Blanca Araceli. Playing Carmen, mami of the well-read, restless, feminist, ambitious Ana and the creative, stressed, worried, and relentless Estrela, Araceli inhabits her character completely. She doesn’t need half of the first act to breathe and get into […]

Roving Doc Film Fest

Roving Doc Film Fest

What does the Occupy movement in New York have in common with the Spanish Indignados protests or the Arab Spring? Is there a connection between the struggle of the Iranian democracy movement and the nonviolent uprising in Syria and what is the link between the Ukrainian topless activists of Femen and an Islamic culture like Egypt? And […]

Ink & Clay

Ink & Clay

Ink & Clay 41 is a juried exhibition now in its 41st year. Delightfully, Milagro Charter School artist-in-residence and City of Pasadena Art Commissioner Meriel Stern has had some works, including Sisters (porcelain, pictured right), accepted into this national competition. Artists from all 50 states compete with works in the areas of ceramic ware, clay […]

Teale Hatheway: Fragmented Realities

Teale Hatheway: Fragmented Realities

She recalls working at the Pasadena Playhouse and in the Cultural Affairs Department at Pasadena City Hall; she visits her parents just south of Pasadena City College in the home where she grew up. Now Teale Hatheway calls home a small studio in the industrial area of Taylor Junction, just off Main Street near the […]

On the Beach: So Long Summer

On the Beach: So Long Summer

Even though more and more children return to school in mid-August (a miserable decision), Labor Day is still the official indicator that summer is at an end. To acknowledge our gratefulness for living in Southern California—and despite the recent vicious heat wave, which sparks wistful visions of the sunny, 45º September temps in Nuuk, Greenland—we […]

While the Sun Is Low and Golden

While the Sun Is Low and Golden

While the Sun Is Low and Golden by Tim Callahan   While the sun is yet low and golden in the western sky let us call to mind those we have lost to the ever onrushing pall of darkness. We hope they have gone into mystery, not oblivion. Some tell us they’ve risen to glory […]

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