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Tweet Tweet – Hey – Beep Beep!

Tweet Tweet – Hey – Beep Beep!

Bluebirds, Flycatchers and Chickadees, oh my! Birds, like all critters, play an important role in our ecosystem. So, the American Institute of Architects Pasadena Foothills Chapter (AIA-PF) in association with Pasadena Community Gardens (PCG) is back with the 2015 AIA-PF Birdhouse Competition to build our feathered friends some homes. All are welcome to compete—professional and […]

In Buzios

In Buzios

              No hay tristeza en Buzios Could it be true Only well scrubbed well loved some say spoiled delicious open affectionate doted over darling happy children A girl walks over Orlo Bardot (named after none other than…) with a shy velvety grey kitten already taken care of while In […]

Urban Girl Supper Club

Urban Girl Supper Club

Urban Kitchen of South Pasadena teams up with Girl Friday for a Sunday afternoon of wine and cooking. What could be a more perfect way to phase out the weekend? On October 25, the newly born Urban Girl Supper Club invites folks to come sip wine, listen to music, and learn from classically-trained chef and […]

Huntington Orchid Show 2015

Huntington Orchid Show 2015

We were not huge orchid fans until we visit an orchid farm in New Zealand (way back in 1986) and got a tour and a rundown on the intense care that’s needed to produce these plants and fascinating flowers. Over 22,000 species in 880 genera make up the Orchidaceae family, which is among the largest […]

Southern Style Apple & Peach Cobbler

Southern Style Apple & Peach Cobbler

It was the very last of the peaches this past week. Stone fruit season is officially over! As is summer. So sad! So I longingly bought up the last of the peaches and paired them with the new seasonal fruit—apples. It’s the unofficial passing of the torch. I paired them together to create this delicious […]

Home Beer Brew

Home Beer Brew

“From ancient Mesopotamia to the modern day, beer has played an important role as the very foundation of civilization.”¹ As the very foundation of civilization. That’s an extraordinary statement. Who knew that the Craftsman rye pale ale we enjoyed yesterday evening had such a crucial lineage? Professor Linda Raley of Texas Tech University writes that […]

Ehud Barak

Ehud Barak

He’s been called “a mercurial former general”  and “Israel’s most prominent warrior-statesman of his generation” with “a distinguished and tumultuous career that spanned half a century.”¹ Aron Heller writing for the Huffington Post relates how Barak is Israel’s most decorated soldier “ever.” As commander of Sayeret Matkal, Barak led the 1972 raid on a hijacked […]

Van Halen, Accidental Saints & the Rest of Us

Van Halen, Accidental Saints & the Rest of Us

Greg Renoff grew up in New Jersey and earned a Ph.D. in American history at Brandeis University. His first book Van Halen Rising: How a Southern California Backyard Party Band Saved Heavy Metal has just been released and he’ll be discussing and signing the book at Vroman’s on October 9. Renoff told Tim O’Shea of […]

La Linea Curva

La Linea Curva

On Sunday, September 27, 2015, three of Luis Ituarte’s dreams became a reality. He opened his art studio La Linea Curva and premiered the short film Noema En La Habana by Cuban artist Alberto Rey. Rey chronicled the “sound” performances and installation by artists Lance Olsen (British Columbia, Canada); Roberto Romero Molina (Tijuana, Mexico), and […]

Lions, Tigers, And…

Lions, Tigers, And…

Historically, lions symbolize strength and courage. As a nocturnal animal, they also symbolize authority and “command over subconscious thought (as night is an ancient symbol of the subconscious—or dream states).”¹ Seen as the lord of the land, the lion…. is one of the favorite symbols of leadership, warriors and emperors. It is not only seen […]

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