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Make Music Pasadena 2014

Make Music Pasadena 2014

It’s twelve hours of rock ‘n roll, chamber music, acoustic guitar, pop, soul, blues, and country. It’s Make Music Pasadena. Dozens of individuals and groups will play their rhythms and songs, all for free, from Cal State L.A., Fuller Seminary and Bar Celona to Beyond Hair, the Armory, the Paseo and Vroman’s Bookstore. Vertical Wine […]

“My Dog Is Home”

“My Dog Is Home”

“My name is Brigitte ______. I am downtown on skid row. This is my service girl Nubian. She has me because I have issues. I hate to say it, downtown is the only place where you can come and get assistance once you’ve been put in a position where you become homeless. “Thirteen years ago, I […]

The Golem and the Jinni

The Golem and the Jinni

Making a world of “magical things” weave into our idea of reality is a skill. Maybe even more so when this magic is woven into not our present time, but our history, as we have set ideas and an understanding of what has already been. In The Golem and the Jinni, Helene Wecker brings to […]

The Noonday Rest

The Noonday Rest

For those acquainted with the life and accomplishments of early Pasadena resident, Eva Scott Fenyes, trying to imagine her idle may seem very nearly impossible. Even on road trips, when she and her companions would stop by the roadside for a picnic lunch, she remained keenly aware of her surroundings and invariably sketched a memorable […]

Simple Vibrant Summer Salad

Simple Vibrant Summer Salad

Cold Peanut Noodles with Veggies Ingredients: 1 pound soba noodles or your favorite long pasta ( spaghetti or linguini work well) 2 large zucchini, cut into bite sized pieces 1 large head broccoli, cut into bite sized florets 2 large carrots, cut into small rounds 1 package firm tofu, cut into small cubes 4 large cloves […]

Jury Walkabout No. 2

Jury Walkabout No. 2

On our first Tuesday as a full-fledged juror, designated as one of twelve “judges” by the sitting judge herself, we strolled and sweated through the heat, down through the bottom half of Grand Park and then around the side of City Hall only to be told, “It’s not here today.” The “it” is what’s promised […]

Jury Duty Walkabout

Jury Duty Walkabout

We’ve drawn jury duty. Two and a half days later and we’re sitting on a jury, a civil trial that may go nine working days. At the rate we’re going, all the jurors are mentally, emotionally, physically, and financially preparing themselves for longer. One perk: an hour and a half lunch, during which we’ve walked […]

Mystery History No. 28

Mystery History No. 28

Where are we? What’s happening? In the circa 1900 photo (right), men lounge in what is identified on the back as “the rotunda” at the Hotel Green. I did a somewhat comprehensive post about the Hotel Green on my Pasadena PIO blog in 2011. You can see that post here for plenty of background. A couple of […]

Moonlight at the Castle

Moonlight at the Castle

In the beautifully appointed Castle ballroom, the lovely chanteuse Janet Klein will be dishing out her obscure, naughty and lovely tunes from the 20s and 30s.  Flapper-inspired Klein and Her Parlor Boys will be entertaining guests at Castle Green for the annual Spring Tour on June 6th. More than 15 Castle residences and the penthouse […]

Local Museums Get a Blue Star

Local Museums Get a Blue Star

Once again, Pasadena Museum of History is joining more than 2,000 museums across the nation to illustrate their appreciation for “those who serve” through the Blue Star Museums program—offering free admission to active duty military personnel and their families from May 26th through Labor Day, September 1st. Upon showing an active military ID, service men and women, and […]

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