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These Birdly Delights

These Birdly Delights
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The ancient Chinese philosophy Taoism (also known as Daoism) believes that a three legged red crow which lives in the sun symbolises the Great Triad which is the three great powers of being: Man, Heaven and Earth. (Signology.org) The Egyptian god Atum chose a bird to represent the moment of creation while birds of prey […]

Pasadena’s Prospect Park Books: Open House, Book Sale & Murder

Pasadena’s Prospect Park Books: Open House, Book Sale & Murder

Hometown Pasadena, this online magazine, is all thanks to Colleen Dunn Bates and her crew of fabulous writers, designers, photographers, editors, characters, and partner Patty O’Sullivan at Prospect Park Books. Since 2006, PPB has published dozens of funny, informative, introspective, entertaining, and riveting books from Lian Dolan’s Helen of Pasadena, Naomi Hirahara’s Mas Arai mystery […]

Welcome to Pasadena, Where Everything Is Perfect

Welcome to Pasadena, Where Everything Is Perfect

I live in Dallas now, but until October 15, 2014, and for thirty-two years before that, I lived in Pasadena. To confess that I miss Pasadena is such an understatement that I may as well not even enter the confessional. It is like saying “I like dessert” when the reality is that I would live […]

Broccoli Slaw

Broccoli Slaw

Broccoli slaw always reminds me of summer BBQs and southern pig roasts. Someone always brings a broccoli salad to a pig roast. And it’s not usually me. I opt to make the mac n cheese or fried green tomatoes or something universally loved. But every time I eat the broccoli slaw at a party, I […]

Food Forward Gleaning & Workshops

Food Forward Gleaning & Workshops

We thank Food Forward for sharing the article below with Hometown Pasadena readers…   Feeding the Hungry at the Pasadena Farmers Market On a typical Saturday morning, Pasadena’s bustling farmers market entices hundreds of eager shoppers who sift through mountains of fresh produce. But ever wonder what happens to all that peak produce once the […]

Orphan Train

Orphan Train

Christina Baker Kline‘s novel Orphan Train was published in 2013. Still selling strong, it’s a favorite with book clubs and readers of historical fiction. When my book club decided to take it on, I was excited. Between 1854 and 1929, more than 200,00 East Coast orphans were sent to the Midwest by train to find […]

Twilight Nights

Twilight Nights

Super heroes and launching rockets. Making masks and designing a “franken-toy.” It’s Twilight Nights at Kidspace. The first in the series is Friday, June 12th. Kids are welcome to attend dressed as their favorite super hero, astronaut, or anything sci-fi and having to do with space. Then join the Space Parade! Twilight Nights happen once […]

Make Music by Lyd & Mo

Make Music by Lyd & Mo

Lydia and Mo of Lyd & Mo Photography hung out at Make Music Pasadena this last Saturday before heading up to Hsi Lai Temple in Hacienda Heights. They were kind enough to share their photos of the day, and their commentary…           Kera and The Lesbians opened the show on the […]

Lyd & Mo @ CicLAvia

Lyd & Mo @ CicLAvia

Many thanks to Lyd and Mo Cee of Lyd & Mo Photography for sharing the pictures they took around downtown Pasadena during CicLAvia. Enjoy…   Lyd & Mo Photography 27 N. Mentor Ave. Pasadena 91106. Tel.: 626.652.8302. LydandMo.com                            

Canterbury & Coventry…and Forgiveness

Canterbury & Coventry…and Forgiveness

All Saints taps into our spirituality by presenting the Canterbury and Coventry Spring Concert, and our level of faith and ability for forgiveness during a talk by Bangladeshi-American Rais Bhuiyan. From a victim in the days following 9/11 when he was shot in the face in Dallas, Texas by Mark Anthony Stroman, Bhuiyan attracted attention […]

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