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Repair Cafe at All Saints

Repair Cafe at All Saints

Would you like to slice through that tomato, that lemon, that roasted chicken like it’s butter on a spring day? Tired of sore muscles trying to find that exact angle with a  Sharpening Steel? At Repair Cafe on November 15th at All Saints, you can learn how to sharpen knives on a wet stone. You [...]

Opera, Anyone?

Opera, Anyone?

Opera is coming to Pasadena. Firstly, Caltech engineering and literature graduate, JPL summer research fellow, pianist, vocal coach, music director, and conductor Dana Sadava. Secondly, Professor of Sciences and Humanities at San Francsico Conservatory of Music, cognitive neuroscience affiliate at USC’s Memory and Aging Center, and working soprano Dr. Indre Viskontas. Jointly, these two women [...]

School Daze

School Daze

On the way Navy blue pleated jumper short-sleeved white cotton blouse two-mile walk with brother sidekick, protector “Junie” school bags lunch boxes in hand. Main Street Smell of fresh baked bread delicious samples wait for us our secret uncle opens grocery store smiles beckons lollipops us pass lockhart department store eyes wide open dark chocolate-brown [...]

Celebrate 130 Years of Reading

Celebrate 130 Years of Reading

We like our libraries. According to the Pasadena Public Library, “the annual average number of library materials checked out per resident is 12, compared with the national average of 6.4 for cities with populations of over 100,000.” Come celebrate “130 Years of Reading” at the Central Library on November 15th. Jumping Flea Circus, Theatre Americana, [...]

Xiem Fall Ceramic Art Fair

Xiem Fall Ceramic Art Fair

Andrea (Andi) Fordyce is an East Coast native, an Altadena resident, a Royal Academy of Dance-trained dancer, a painter, a photographer, and, since the 8th grade but refocusing in 2006, a ceramicist. “She loves the utility, the beauty, and the process of making ceramic art…Her work strives to encapsulate all her loves of keeping things [...]

Artisans, Boutiques & Rummage Sales for the Holidays

Artisans, Boutiques & Rummage Sales for the Holidays

Louise Wannier of Louis Jane Design is a textile designer, clothier, photographer, philanthropist, and soon-to-be author will be participating in Pasadena Jewish Temple & Center’s annual artisan boutique. She will be exhibiting and selling the company’s new line of coin purses, travel bags, jewelry pouches, and tote bags. Each “art fabric” is developed for digital [...]

Oak Woodland

Oak Woodland

Twenty species of oak are native to California according to University of California Oak Woodland Management. Several of these are endemic and grow naturally nowhere outside of California, while others are more wide ranging and grow from Canada to Mexico. There are both shrubby oak species that never grow more than a few feet tall, [...]

Mystery History No. 32

Mystery History No. 32

Where are we? What’s happening? In the 1923 photo, right, a couple looks at a brand new car that would be raffled off for 50¢ a ticket during a Pasadena Elks Lodge carnival at the then-vast Tournament Park. I don’t know the make or model of the car. Anybody? The carnival included rides, a sideshow… [...]

Butternut Squash & Spinach Lasagna

Butternut Squash & Spinach Lasagna

Is it possible to make a super-healthy lasagna? I’m sure it is, but I am not one to skimp on cheese, and going vegetarian with a lasagna is about as close to healthy as it gets for me. Both my bosses and the kids I nanny really enjoyed this lasagna—it is a great fall family [...]

Naomi, Huneven, Jervey & More

Naomi, Huneven, Jervey & More

Most people know that when it comes to Pasadena and San Gabriel Valley—the woman sitting at the next table eating an arepa at Amara Chocolate, the man enjoying a Hangar 24 at the Alehouse in Altadena, the dude driving the restored 1965 Mustang convertible who’s tires are screeching as he navigates the Avenue 60 northbound offramp on the 110, [...]

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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