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Seedling Sale

Seedling Sale

More than 1,000 organically grown tomato, pepper, squash, basil, and other vegetable seedlings for sale—on a first come, first served basis, at the Eagle Rockdale Community Garden & Art Park on Sunday, April 6th. All varieties are said to be of heirloom quality and GMO-free. Industrial tomato cages will also be for sale. This event [...]

Huntington High Tea & Chinese Garden

Huntington High Tea & Chinese Garden

We spent a few hours on the last day of March 2014 at the Huntington, stopping in for late afternoon tea and focusing on the Chinese Gardens. Before we could enter the Tea Room, one of the two teenagers in our foursome took us on a detour. Teen No. 1 lured her friend under a canopy and [...]

Creative Writing for Wee Ones

Creative Writing for Wee Ones

Julia Edwards believes a child doesn’t need to be able to write (or read) to be a great storyteller. We tend to agree as memories of our junior Hometown Pasadena associate replay through our heads—many an evening was spent watching act after act of endless (until bedtime) improvisational plays with a cast of characters channeled [...]

Sunday Night Supper

Sunday Night Supper

Can’t get away to your summer place in Nantucket? Don’t have a summer place in Nantucket? Let Vertical Wine Bistro create the illusion:  a seaweed-infused Atlantic breeze, chilly sand between the toes, red and white checked tablecloths, melted butter and lemon, sticky fingers, full stomachs… Sunday Night Supper begins on April 6th with an East Coast classic: [...]

Heroes in the Shadows

Heroes in the Shadows

Of the estimated 4,444 homeless individuals in San Gabriel Valley, twelve percent or 533 of them have been identified as Veterans. Within this latter group, a rising number of them are recently released Veterans. In response, Joe Leal, an Iraq combat veteran, founded The Vet Hunters Project. He “is shedding light on a population that [...]

In the Beginning…

In the Beginning…

The evening has no Charlton Heston as John the Baptist or Max von Sydow as Jesus Christ as in George Stevens’ 1965 epic film The Greatest Story Ever Told, but rather a group of no name “biblical bystanders” in the greatest story never told. The Cultural Arts Program of the Jewish Federation and the JFed Players [...]

It’s Bungalow Time

It’s Bungalow Time

In the blink of an eye, another twelve months has passed and another home tour looms, preening and demanding our attention, desiring to instill a sense of history, place, and delight. On Sunday, April 27, 2014, Pasadena’s Bungalow Heaven Home Tour celebrates its 25th anniversary during a one-day, six-hour, self-guided “strolling” tour of homes located in [...]

This Moment

This Moment

This Moment by Austin Straus at the dining table, chewed and savored, reverberating in my skull, seeping into memory staying forever and when and if it ever dies, if everything dies when the person dies, I will feel the loss, somehow, a loss to posterity, to the universe of a moment that throbbed with life, [...]

Mystery History No. 27

Mystery History No. 27

Where are we? What’s happening? In the photo (right), Andrew Carnegie, center, walks arm-in-arm with George Ellery Hale, right, outside Mount Wilson Observatory during Carnegie’s week-long visit in 1910 to see what his money had made possible. Carnegie was a self-made, wealthy industrialist who founded the Carnegie Institution of Washington (now called Carnegie Institution for Science), which funded the Mount [...]

Baking with Grist & Toll

Baking with Grist & Toll

Natural leaven or commercial dried yeast? How does one naturally develop gluten? Dutch oven, baking stones, or an outdoor oven? Is the transition from white bread to whole grain painful? And, what in the world is “Autolyse”? Find the answer to all of these questions, and more, at Grist & Toll‘s new Bread Baking Series [...]

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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