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Whether a child’s eager to learn to read and write and about to enter kindergarten or a teenager is worrying more about wardrobe than her upcoming Honors Chemistry class, going back to school in August or September can be a cause for anxiety and stress—before the school year has even begun. Flintridge Bookstore is looking […]

Illuminate

Illuminate

by Holly Boruck Director, Surrogate Gallery Projects Exhibit curator, “Illuminate”   I love the word, ‘Illuminate’. It carries with it a richly diverse range of meaning from referencing deeper existential investigations to simply brightening a space with light. The definition of ‘illuminate’ is associated with discovery, celebration, enlightenment, and acts that clarify, explain and elucidate. […]

What Am I?

What Am I?

What Am I? by Anne Volmeran   I am from the future and since it is nothing more than a big mystery, I can dream about it as often as I like. I am from the past, constantly evaluating my mistakes in order to correct them and become a better person. I am from the […]

Temecula Balloon Festival

Temecula Balloon Festival

Imagine 40-50 “gentle giants” transforming from 2,500 cubic meters of fabric into full-blown hot air balloons, then—along with the rising sun—launching into the sky. Karol Franks attended this year’s Temecula Valley’s Balloon & Wine Festival at the end of May and kindly shares her photos, both untouched and photo-shopped to airlift us back in time, […]

Kate Tripping to Good Luck Gallery in Chinatown

Kate Tripping to Good Luck Gallery in Chinatown

Painter and assemblage artist Kate Carvellas took a day trip to Chinatown, visiting Good Luck Gallery to see the latest exhibit, mixed media works by Andrew Frieder. She snapped pics of her favorite pieces, continued to take pictures as she walked around Chinatown, and now is using those images as inspiration for her next paintings. […]

Wiggle Your Waggle 2015

Wiggle Your Waggle 2015

As of this writing, 271 animals—cats, dogs, bunnies, hamsters, snakes, guinea pigs, turtles, and a cockatiel—are being sheltered at the Pasadena Humane Society. They’ve been welcomed, cleaned, checked by a vet, fed, housed, and pampered. This is what the Humane Society does, twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year, every […]

Inter-City Cactus

Inter-City Cactus

The folks who have cactus water in their veins (i.e., a passion for the cacti) are joining together with the Cactus and Succulent societies of Los Angeles, Long Beach, and San Gabriel Valley to show, talk about, judge, award, and sell cacti at the Inter-City Cactus Show & Sale on August 8th-9th at the Arboretum. […]

IWOSC Reads Its Own

IWOSC Reads Its Own

We were delighted to hear from Flo Selfman, President of Independent Writers of Southern California… Twice a year IWOSC presents a special FREE event – “IWOSC Reads its Own” – a spellbinding afternoon of eclectic, eccentric, and exemplary works – from poems to true stores to hilarious monologues and beyond, read aloud by distinguished IWOSC scribes. […]

The Tempest & Merry Wives

The Tempest & Merry Wives

On a rise the stage is set. On the grass, the chairs are settles, the blankets spread. Suddenly the wind shifts and the ocean begins to roll and froth. No, this isn’t watching an incoming storm along our dramatic coast, but the opening scene of Shakespeare’s Tempest. Shakespeare by the Sea arrives, once again, for […]

Tommy Lasorda’s “My Way”

Tommy Lasorda’s “My Way”

Tommy Lasorda believed that winning wasn’t about being the best, but about believing you are the best.¹ In My Way, Colin Gunderson, who worked for the Los Angeles Dodgers for 13 years, leads readers through the days, life, and legend of famed manager Tommy Lasorda. Gunderson travels back to Lasorda’s childhood in Norristown, Pennsylvania to […]

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