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Chili Chefs: Bring Your Best

Chili Chefs: Bring Your Best

Lake Avenue Church is hosting a “Chili Cook-Off” and somehow this will be paired with a Classic Car Night. Classic cars and chili? With the temperature predicted to hit 91 degrees on Friday, August 23rd, the heat of a good chili may actually cool the body down. Anyone with a favorite chili recipe can entry [...]

Cookies & Cream in South Pas

Cookies & Cream in South Pas

Another ice cream joint has arrived, joining the multitude of others in the area, elbowing its way amongst all the cupcake shops, bakeries, and cafés that tempt our waistlines on a daily basis. Cookies and Cream on Fair Oaks Avenue, south of Mission Street and north of Oxley, owned by Mr. Cheng Lui, has opened [...]

Grammy Award-Winning Quetzal at Levitt

Grammy Award-Winning Quetzal at Levitt

Quetzal, who are known for their activist musical perspective, use of traditional instruments and the soulful vocals of lead singer/scholar Martha Gonzalez, won a 2013 Grammy Award for “Best Latin Urban, Rock, or Alternative Album” for their latest release “Imaginaries.” (San Francisco Son Jarocho Festival/sfsjf.com) In 2006, Agustin Gurza of the L.A. Times observed that [...]

Little Mad Scientists & Rhythm Child

Little Mad Scientists & Rhythm Child

Saturday at Vroman’s Hastings Ranch, Katie the mad scientist invites little mad scientists ages 4-10 to participate in her mad experiments like Frankenstein’s Hand, See-Through Egg, and Underwater Volcano. We spoke to “Dr.” Katie personally and she said she’ll also share with her little mad scientists-in-training how to sink a marshmellow in H²0. Additionally, Katie [...]

Revitalization at Altadena Community Garden

Revitalization at Altadena Community Garden

We are a NPO that provides gardening space, information & education to garden members and the local community and believe that growing nutritional food & working outdoors in a group setting promotes healthy minds, spirits and bodies… This is the raison d’être for the Altadena Community Garden, led by President Silvera Grant. Sixty-four plots thrive on [...]

Auto Parts at the Fremont

Auto Parts at the Fremont

Do you like a good mystery? Then perhaps Auto Parts at the Fremont Centre Theatre has been constructed just for you. Not only does the production have “love, longing, theft, failure, sex, marriage, infidelity, and murder,” but four interrelated parts are presented each night according to the audience’s picks. Before each performance, an audience member [...]

Les Miz & Bernstein

Les Miz & Bernstein

This Saturday is the last Festival on the Green event with the California Philharmonic at Santa Anita Racetrack for the 2013 season. From the Broadway National Touring Company, Les Misérables stars Randal Keith and Melissa Lyons will be special guests. Lyons was born and raised in Orange County, attended UCLA, and played Lady Larken in Once [...]

History Mystery No. 20

History Mystery No. 20

What’s this and where are we? In this undated photo, presumably shot in the late 1890s, a group on an outing stops at Devil’s Gate. There’s not much more than a puddle of water in the photo. Here’s the same location with much more water, probably shot in winter or spring.     Benjamin Eaton [...]

Pasadena Senior Center Gala: Zest!

Pasadena Senior Center Gala: Zest!

“If you are lucky enough to be born with a fine life and have a good education, you ought to give back. If there is an organization worth your time, give one hundred percent.” These are the sentiments of Weta Mathies, who along with her husband Dr. Allen Mathies, will be honored at this October’s [...]

Farm-to-Table: It’s a Feast!

Farm-to-Table: It’s a Feast!

Jeffrey Haines, Tim Guiltinan, Alexandra Poer Sheridan, Gale Kohl, Lalo Sanchez, and Claud Beltran. The Raymond, Alexandra’s Table, Gale’s, Crossings, and Claud & Co Eatery. Pan seared wild sea bass. Vegetable and feta torte. Homemade gnocchi with rosemary pork ragu. Fried chicken on a chive waffle with spicy maple butter sauce. Top chefs, top restaurants, [...]

Gooden Open House Saturday, January 11

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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