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Ah, the classic colors that remind us of Palm Springs: white, turquoise and orange. After launching a location in Silver Lake and on Melrose Avenue, Tomato Pie has come to South Pasadena with George Jetson colors and 50s shapes and accouterment. Form and function! We ordered two of the “house pies”: Mr. White and Joe […]

Kris Calvin: One Murder More

Kris Calvin: One Murder More

HP: In order to provide some background to our readers, in what position were you an elected official? Kris Calvin: I served as an elected member of the Governing Board of the South Pasadena School District. The campaign was contentious, with eight of us vying for three seats. Still, in my time on the board […]

Wined, Dined & Sung To

Wined, Dined & Sung To

For the sake of a grand piano, guests must endure a homemade meal made by classically-trained Chef Joe Lauer of The Market Grill in Monrovia and his wife Kelly, served al fresco in a courtyard while listening to a varied musical show, followed by wine and dessert. (We think we can “endure” an evening like […]

“Divorce Options” Workshop

“Divorce Options” Workshop

She’s been described as tactful, inspiring, and empowering by Scott Yonehiro of First Security Lending. Ria Severance is an executive development consultant at EDC and is a certified mediator and licensed psychotherapist On June 9th, she’ll be participating in a Pasadena Collaborative Divorce (PCD) free workshop at Pasadena Central Library. How does one preserve respect—for […]

Thaddeus Lowe: Daredevil Balloonist

Thaddeus Lowe: Daredevil Balloonist

Thaddeus didn’t just do things, he was a “daredevil.” His actions or “derring-do” were called bold and brave “exploits.” These descriptions of Thaddeus Sobieski Constantine Lowe and his actions formed as a result of his role as a civilian aeronaut, a balloonist for the Union Army, engaged in aerial surveillance during the Civil War. Curator […]

Sicilian Chickpea Crostini

Sicilian Chickpea Crostini

This perfect party food is rustic, hearty and packed full of flavor. It also happens to be vegan. Sure to satisfy all your guests.   Ingredients: Chickpea Spread 2 large shallots, finely chopped ½ teaspoon fresh rosemary, minced ⅓ cup extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for drizzling 1 can organic chickpeas, drained and rinsed 4 […]

IntenSati

IntenSati

Fitnessista describes intenSati as: A revolutionary workout, fusing high-energy aerobics, martial arts, dance, yoga, and strength conditioning. Combining spoken affirmations with simple choreography, intenSati provides a heart-pumping, exhilarating workout that builds physical, mental, and spiritual muscle. “Inten” derives from “intention”, and “Sati” is a Pali word which means mindfulness. (Fitnessista) IntenSati was created by Patricia […]

Modernists & Supreme Rulers: It’s Complicated

Modernists & Supreme Rulers: It’s Complicated

Brian Ederling of the wonderful California Shakespeare Ensemble that has performed a stripped-down Twelfth Night , The Big Bad Wolf, and Shakespeare’s Lovers 2.0 at Descanso Gardens and a Frankenstein-style re-assembling of the Bard’s greatest bad guys in Villains, is now, also, Executive Director at Lineage Performing Arts Center. He’s kindly informed us of several […]

Fundraising Art Party

Fundraising Art Party

Avenue 50 Studio in Highland Park is an art complex, a venue for all sorts of get-togethers: exhibits, group shows, readings, lectures, open mic nights, live music, classical guitar workshops, and photography workshops. Last November, Avenue 50 acquired a large space within the building where the gallery currently exists: “Avenue 50 Studio has expanded, and […]

La Palabra with Thelma Reyna

La Palabra with Thelma Reyna

Thelma T. Reyna is also the force behind Golden Foothills Press and the newly released Altadena Poetry Review: Anthology 2015. Also, she’s kindly shared poems with Hometown Pasadena readers from her full-length collection of her poems, Rising, Falling, All of Us, which won four literary honors in 2014. On May 31st, Reyna will be joining […]

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