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Music Makes Magic at the Old Mill

Music Makes Magic at the Old Mill
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Built in 1816, it’s been described as the first water-powered grist mill in California, even though apparently the “mechanical marvel” of Franciscan Father José Maria de Zalvidea‘s horizontal, direct impulse water wheel left the subsequent flour damp and the mill only produced for seven years before a “superior” New England-style mill with a vertical waterwheel […]

Forgive

Forgive

    Forgive by Martina Robles Gallegos Two syllables can weigh a ton. What does the word mean? It means to find warmth in the moon and coolness in the sun. It means understanding silent words. It means going past the words that cause pain and holding hands with one who hurt you; giving them […]

Waters Here & There

Waters Here & There

Living on the Pacific Ocean, water is essential…to our very soul. Karol Franks shares her views of water…                       Karol Franks is the creative eye of Karol Franks Photography. Purchase her photos as prints or on tote bags, stationery, stickers, and clothing at Red Bubble. […]

Brick Fest Live

Brick Fest Live

 Trucks, houses, cities, spaceships, candy, dinosaurs, warriors, and skyscrapers. Whatever can be imagined, can be made out of Legos. And for the Lego enthusiast, part-time player, or committed fanatic, Brick Fest Live is a Llego-lovers dream. Brick Fest Live claims to have the largest Lego variety under one roof: Brick Warriors, West End Toys, Minifigfx, […]

Get on the Bus! AIA Architectural Tour (AKA Roof Party)

Get on the Bus! AIA Architectural Tour (AKA Roof Party)

Every year American Institute of Architects Pasadena & Foothill reserve a double-decker, stock up on wine, and plan the route. It’s a summer evening with a glass of wine on the roof of a bus while learning about historic architecture in Pasadena. The stops are still being finalized, but we suggest you reserve your spot […]

Nekter Comes to Pasadena

Nekter Comes to Pasadena

It’s all about the juice. The cold press. The cleanse. And, of course, acai (or açaí). “Juicers” love their fruit and veggies in liquid form and now they’ll have another option in Pasadena: Nekter Juice Bar. Steve and Alexis Schulze founded Nekter five years ago in their local community of Costa Mesa and now have […]

Dark Chocolate Drizzle Caramel Popcorn

Dark Chocolate Drizzle Caramel Popcorn

Giant tubs of tri-flavored popcorn: I always avoided the cheese (even though I liked it) and the butter flavor and dove right into the caramel section. I was addicted. Still am. I had to leave this batch in another room to avoid finishing it all. This is my version of that delicious caramel popcorn, but […]

Night Photography in the Garden

Night Photography in the Garden

Head into the night with camera in hand and step into an alien land. This “alien land” would be the pet project of L.A. Arboretum Superintendent Timothy Phillips. With the Madagascar Forest, he wanted to create a surreal yet engaging, immersive, “adventure of the spiniest kind,” he explains in Pacific Horticulture magazine. With the Seuss-like […]

Jennifer Joanou

Jennifer Joanou

Jennifer Joanou is a photographer, visual storyteller, and an all-around talented, inventive, and creative woman. She was kind enough to answer all of our questions. Editor’s note: Jennifer has just been asked to join 20 other artists to conduct online workshops. Sign up before September 4th and receive a free thank-you gift of ten 90-minute […]

Bubble Bonanza!

Bubble Bonanza!

What is it about bubbles? Bubbles in the bath that little ones slap with their hands followed by magical child laughter. A torrent of bubbles that makes the little girl raise her hands and dance. How about mammoth bubbles? Body-encasing bubbles? A moment of reticence, eyes wide, arms stiff at the side, then the boy […]

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