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Inventing Media & Author Robin Sloan

Inventing Media & Author Robin Sloan

Think of the formats we love:  books, 2-hour movies, serial TV dramas, blogs…the list goes on and on. All of these formats had to be invented. But how does that happen? How do new formats get started? And, how might a person participate in the process of “media invention”? To find out…join us. (Pasadena Public [...]

Being R.E.A.L.

Being R.E.A.L.

Any child who has entered daycare, pre-school, or public or private school knows that finding friends, building friendships, and navigating a friendship can be rewarding, fun, and exciting as well as disheartening, hurtful, stressful, and confusing. In answer, Pasadena’s Institute for Girls’ Development has created Be R.E.A.L. – Relationships:  Extraordinary, Authentic, Loving™. This particular program [...]

Lost and Fine

Lost and Fine

Pushed out of line He lost their way The passage of time kept him at bay A promising child to a shell of a man A beautiful boy to a hopeless case who can’t even stand much less race All is lost or so they’d say But chance so it happens has a different way [...]

Flavors of Morocco

Flavors of Morocco

Can you smell it? Cumin, olives, and preserved lemons working its magic in a pot of tagine. Can you taste it? Sesame, toasted flour, and almond “truffles” infusing the selloh, cumin and roasted bell pepper cumin chakchouka, eggplant salad, and tomato and preserved lemon crostini. These smells and tastes can all be yours if you [...]

“Homeless” Campers

“Homeless” Campers

ABC News anchor Phillip Palmer will kick off “Teens Camp Out to Stamp Out Homelessness” on Friday, April 4th. Polytechnic Middle School students and their families plan to camp out on the school campus, taking part in “activities that will offer new insights on homelessness and poverty, and inspire the next generation to make a [...]

Tomatomania!

Tomatomania!

Every year, do your cherry toms wither on the vine? One good crop and then your heirlooms seem to succumb to apathy? Let 2014 be the year your garden makes you smile and your taste buds delight. How, you wonder skeptically. Tomatomania! The world’s largest tomato seedling sale at Descanso Gardens. Not only are there hundreds [...]

Louisa May Alcott: In Person!

Louisa May Alcott: In Person!

In honor of Women’s History Month, Valerie Weich brings Louisa May Alcott to life in her “Living History” performance on March 27th, at the South Pasadena Public Library. “Besides being one of the most read authors of her time, Alcott was also active in the causes of temperance and women’s suffrage.” The topics covered by [...]

Red Hens at Flintridge

Red Hens at Flintridge

Austin Straus is a painter, teacher, speaker, and former host of KPFK’s The Poetry Connexion. His first two poetry collections, Drunk with Light and Intensifications, are described as “fabulous” and continuing “his autobiographical and philosophical explorations of self-in-the-world.” Now, Pasadena’s own Red Hen Press has just published perhaps his most intimate work, The Love Project: [...]

Michelle’s Cole Slaw

Michelle’s Cole Slaw

Cabbages abound at local farmer’s markets right now. The high vitamin C and sulphur content in cabbage gives it strong detoxification properties. High in vitamins and fiber, low in cost, and dee-lish make it a winter winner at our house. This recipes forgoes the all-too-common-and-very-unhealthy ingredient of mayonnaise. Fear not! After you taste this cole [...]

Digging Up Secrets in Lamanda Park (Part 1)

Digging Up Secrets in Lamanda Park (Part 1)

“It did not take me all these 50 years to decide on the best place to live. Southern California is best, and to me there is no place which can compare with Lamanda Park.” – Iva Engle, interviewed by the Pasadena Star-News, 1927 East of Old Town, west of Arcadia, somewhere along good old Route [...]

Gooden Open House Saturday, January 11

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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