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Blaze on Colorado

Blaze on Colorado

Our young HP consultant came in last week raving about the delicious, affordable, thin crust pizza at Blaze Pizza on Colorado Boulevard at the corner of El Molino. This young woman had the audacity to suggest that it was better than the pizza we order while sitting at the bar watching the master craftsman at [...]

Cherish the Ladies

Cherish the Ladies

They’ve released fifteen albums, toured in New Zealand, China, and Europe, performed for President George Bush and First Lady Laura Bush, and shared the stage with James Taylor, Joan Baez, and Emmy Lou Harris. “They” are Kathleen, Grainnie, Mirella, Mary, and Joanie of Cherish the Ladies, and Irish-American group that plays Traditional Irish Celtic music [...]

Dogs at Garfield Park

Dogs at Garfield Park

The weekend is a perfect time to see adorable dogs and take family portraits. Here’s what we came across at Garfield Park in South Pasadena…a simple Photo Op.                

Social Landscapes: Closing Reception

Social Landscapes:  Closing Reception

Katya Khan’s month-long project, Sculpting Social Landscapes will have its closing event this Saturday, March 8th, 11-1 p.m. The public is invited to explore all five elements of the installation: the labyrinth, planted grasses, sculpted mounds, an adobe hut, and flexing one’s sense of touch with “loose parts.” Address:  730 N. Fair Oaks Avenue, Pasadena, [...]

A Literary Salon with Gold (Jonathan)

A Literary Salon with Gold (Jonathan)

“To seek, honor, and reflect on multiple viewpoints in order to broaden understanding and solve problems.” This is the Sequoyah School’s definition of perspective, one of the seven “Habits of Mind,” which are set as goals for each student and member of their community. Habits of Mind are described as “best practices,” aiming to “challenge [...]

50/50 – Annual Women of the World

50/50 – Annual Women of the World

“March, march, be courageous. Fighting for our rights we may just start greatness for the ages.” (Lyrics from “Bad Romance:  Women’s Suffrage”) Our mission is to empower women as leaders and to transform the culture within which we live to one that naturally includes women on an equal basis in the selection of leaders. (50/50 [...]

Kids in the Kitchen – Follow the Seed

Kids in the Kitchen – Follow the Seed

The Junior League of Pasadena’s 6th annual “Kids in the Kitchen” event is titled Follow the Seed. The program’s goal is to get kids motivated to choose a healthy lifestyle—through exercise and what they ingest. The event on March 30th will include seed planting, a mini farmer’s market, active games, practicing yoga, food preparation, and [...]

Women at Work Founder’s Challenge

Women at Work Founder’s Challenge

How Money Works, Introduction to Accounting, Applying Quickbooks, and So You Want to Be a Substitute Teacher; these are just a few of the many workshops that Women at Work offer to men and women who are unemployed and looking for a job, new skills, or even a completely new path. In 2013, two thousand [...]

A Cactus Birthday

A Cactus Birthday

For nine years Sandra Mastroianni has been hanging and hustling, organizing and managing, networking and promoting. Her outlet:  Cactus Gallery. Her motivation:  to exhibit and sell traditional, outsider, and folk art; loyally promoting and supporting the artists who create it. Names you’ve heard before in these pages, such as Mavis Leahy, Janet Olenik, Oscar Rosales, [...]

John Banville as Benjamin Black at Vroman’s

John Banville as Benjamin Black at Vroman’s

It was one of those summer Tuesday afternoons when you begin to wonder if the earth has stopped revolving. The telephone on my desk has the look of something that knows it’s being watched. Traffic trickled by in the street below, and there were a few pedestrians, too, men in hats going nowhere. (Excerpt from The [...]

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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