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Motherland

Motherland

Motherland follows the trials of a German family during World War II, which springs from the experiences of the author Maria Hummel’s grandfather. The story is fiction, with a backbone of palpable truths. Liesl is a young woman who has married Frank Kappus, a doctor and newly widowed with three boys, the youngest a baby. Before [...]

Rhythm Child & CA Step

Rhythm Child & CA Step

The Wooten Steppers of the Al Wooten Jr. Heritage Center will be performing a step routine thanks to the California Step Association. Attendees of this celebration for Martin Luther King, Jr. at Kidspace Museum will also have a chance for a bit of interaction, as they get to learn a step routine, as part of [...]

Creamy Polenta & Wilted Greens

Creamy Polenta & Wilted Greens

Contributed by Laura Derr Ingredients: Polenta: 2 cups polenta or cornmeal (whichever you have on hand) 1½ cups water 1½ cups 2% milk 2 cloves garlic, halved ½ teaspoon salt 1 tablespoon unsalted butter ½ cup cheese of your choice (I recommend either an asiago blend or goat cheese—two different flavors, but equally good) Greens: 1 [...]

Laura’s Mobile Kitchen

Laura’s Mobile Kitchen

This past week, we received an email, which included the information below: Altadena native (and former Hometown Pasadena intern) Laura Derr has started Laura’s Mobile Kitchen, a private cooking instruction service. Drawing on a lifelong passion for cooking and bringing people together around food as well as experience working at cooking classes, farms, farmers markets [...]

Mystery History No. 25

Mystery History No. 25

Where are we? What’s happening? In the 1985 photo above, a couple stands on a bridge overlooking the waterfall flowing into the stream that runs through the Ambassador College campus. Founded in 1947 by Herbert W. Armstrong, Ambassador College was a four-year liberal arts college that became the headquarters of Worldwide Church of God. Various lots were consolidated within a four-block [...]

An Evening Revolves Around a Legend

An Evening Revolves Around a Legend

He was a Shabbos Goy who spoke Yiddish. He studied economics, memorized and wrote poetry, spoke fluent French, and frequently read a book in a single day. He did the New York Times crossword puzzle in ink. These are the little treasures about an American legend that are shared by his biographer and widow Patricia [...]

Strolling Through the Garden

Strolling Through the Garden

“Conceived” in the 1930s, Storrier Stearns Japanese Garden was initially part of a larger property owned by Charles and Ellamae Storrier Stearns. The garden was inspired by their travels in Japan and was designed by Kinzuchi Fujii. The entire construction took seven years to complete. In 1949, the estate was sold to Gamelia Haddad Poulsen [...]

Leaving Everything Most Loved

Leaving Everything Most Loved

Jacqueline Winspear’s newest addition to the Maisie Dobbs saga, Leaving Everything Most Loved, is a continuation of the norm and of the magical life born out of tribulation and toil that we fans follow. Maisie is the daughter of a simple man who long ago lost his beloved wife and the mother of his only [...]

Lunar New Year Fest at Pacific Asia

Lunar New Year Fest at Pacific Asia

The USC Pacific Asia Museum is hosting its 4th annual Lunar New Year Festival on Saturday, January 18th. A crowd favorite, the lion dance will be performed and Taiko drumming will resound thanks to Taiko Center Los Angeles—see below to watch them in Coldplay’s “Princess of China” video with Rihanna. Traditional Vietnamese dance will be [...]

Raising Dollars for Teachers’ Grants

Raising Dollars for Teachers’ Grants

Pasadena Educational Foundation (PEF) is hosting a TUGG benefit screening of GO PUBLIC on Wednesday, January 22nd. This screening is raising funds for PEF’s signature Teacher Grants program. Funding for the program was previously underwritten by banking institutions that no longer exist. All donations will be used to fund individual teacher grants for classroom projects and supplies. [...]

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