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Stunning Ceramics at Scripps

Stunning Ceramics at Scripps

We would like to thank Rosey Bell, realtor with Coldwell Banker, for this lead, which prompted us to undertake a spur-of-the-moment midday trip to see the Scripps College 73rd Ceramic Annual exhibit. From Pasadena to exit 25B in Claremont, it was a quick half hour drive, which provided a constant backdrop of snowcapped mountains defying the open driver’s side window and […]

Ojai Marvels

Ojai Marvels

The lull after Christmas and before the new year was a perfect time to take a jaunt to Ojai. Though we were experiencing almost continuous rain, we managed to snag a few hours between downpours. We arrived in Ojai with an appetite and chose a very cute spot called Knead Baking Company. We partook of a sandwich no bigger than […]

Coconut Cake!

Coconut Cake!

I just finished this book called The Coincidence Of Coconut Cake about a chef and her romance/restaurant dramas. All I could think about while reading it is that I’d love to master a really kick ass coconut cake like she does in the novel. So this started the wheels rolling and I created what I’d […]

Writing Our Future

Writing Our Future

      “Writing Our Future” by Esther Bradley-DeTally December 13, 2016 Tattered nerves on a planet gone flat as in air out of bicycle tire, or thin conversations conveying empty space. Ain’t it awful?  It’s been done before. Nasty Nero and his violin and Caligula, that besotted fool committed unspeakable acts of horror, all […]

Biking in the San Gabriel Mountains

Biking in the San Gabriel Mountains

I’ll be the first to admit that sometimes our family adventures can be a little bit extreme for the average family looking to get outside for the day. Ocean kayaking, searching for sea caves, driving three hours into the blazing hot desert or camping in the mountains with no bathrooms or running water – it’s […]

The Batchelder Registry

The Batchelder Registry

The Pasadena Museum of History is looking for you! And your Batchelder tiles. Do you have a fireplace, fountain, door frame, floor, or even a pool with Batchelder tiles? Have any colorful peacocks, oaks, Mayan heads, medievalized lions, leaping hares, or geometric shapes interpreted by Ernest Batchelder and immortalized in tile? Become a part of the […]

Making Black Los Angeles

Making Black Los Angeles

Drawing from an extensive database of all African American households between 1850 and 1910, historian Marne L. Campbell will share the stories of middle-class African Americans who lived, worked, and established a community of their own in the growing city of Los Angeles in celebration of Black History Month on February 21 at Pasadena Museum […]

God Looked Away

God Looked Away

He was born Thomas Lanier Williams in Columbus, Mississippi and would become known to the world as Tennessee Williams. His father was a traveling salesman and so often away for work that young Williams lived the first ten years of his life with his grandparents. Cornelius Coffin Williams has been described as loud, a “hard” drinker, […]

Valentine Yum

Valentine Yum

  For those with a sweet tooth and people they love, here’s some ideas for celebrating the day of love. Pasadena’s Marco Paolo Chocolates are handmade artisan truffles—stunningly beautiful and darn delicious. Order online by February 8 in order to receive by Valentine’s Day on February 14. Include a personal note free of charge. MarcoPaoloChocolates.com.   […]

Hiatus

Hiatus

Dear Hometown Pasadena reader: I have some news, which I’m sorry to share as Hometown Pasadena readers and subscribers have been so supportive of this online magazine. I am taking a hiatus. For about five weeks (more or less). My 82-year-old mother has been fighting breast cancer, though it’s toward the end of treatment. Thankfully, she’s doing […]

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