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Blu Pony Sample Sale

Blu Pony Sample Sale

Bonnie Matthews’ original studio was in South Pasadena. Now she’s become so successful with her children’s clothing line that she’s moved to a larger space south of downtown Los Angeles. An online store, Blu Pony Vintage sells to 90 boutiques across the globe. All natural fabrics. No plastic buttons. This Friday, November 15th, you will [...]

Ice Skating In Southern Cal

Ice Skating In Southern Cal

It’s November and for those of us who grew up in colder climates, we remember the twenty minutes it could take to bundle up in layers in an attempt to ward off the freezing temperatures outside. And still the icy winds and snow would find that gap between sleeve cuff and mitten or wool cap [...]

Buy a Fir & Help a Shelter

Buy a Fir & Help a Shelter

St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Altadena is offering Noble, Grand, and Douglas Firs for your holiday festivities. Heights range from four feet to ten feet, but what distinguishes one kind from another? Here’s their breakdown: Douglas Fir: The major Christmas tree species used in the Pacific Northwest since the 1920s. Nationally, it still remains as [...]

Estate Jewelers of South Pasadena

Estate Jewelers of South Pasadena

Pictured on the right is a stunning and delicate necklace described as a platinum Edwardian diamond necklace with Old European, Old Mine, and Rose cut diamonds. This scrumptious piece of jewelry may be found at Estate Jewelers of South Pasadena, which is tucked in a corner across from the ever-alluring but usually saved for splurging [...]

From Grassroots, Descanso, & the Senior Center to Julienne

From Grassroots, Descanso, & the Senior Center to Julienne

Are we really 17 days away from Thanksgiving? If this fact stops you in your tracks, elevates your blood pressure, and makes your heart skip a few beats because, “How in the heck am I going to arrange a feast for family and friends in such a short period of time while juggling my boss, [...]

Speaking with A Noise Within

Speaking with A Noise Within

A Noise Within co-founder Julia Rodriguez-Elliott holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Florida and a Master of Fine Arts from San Francisco’s American Conservatory Theater. In 1991—with a mere $3,000 from her personal checking account—she and her co-founder, Geoff  Elliott, set an ambitious vision: H-P:  What is the goal of A Noise [...]

On Writing by Stephen King

On Writing by Stephen King

If you ask me for a list of my favorite authors, Stephen King won’t be on it. This isn’t because I don’t like his novels. I can’t even read them. I’ve tried, but I’m never able to get past a few pages because the guy is so good at what he does. “Wimp,” you say, [...]

Room to Breathe

Room to Breathe

Even the wind breathes. Its intervals may be long or short. It is the inhale which needs room. Breath cannot happen without space— lungs expand, ribs and muscles stretch, clothing gives way, dust moves aside. Particles of air know this, as they themselves are mostly empty space. An organism stakes its claim in the world [...]

RT N’ the 44s at Jones Coffee

RT N’ the 44s at Jones Coffee

From official press release: Created by RT Valine, RT N’ the 44s plays instruments crafted from tin, 2x4s and salvaged parts in a DIY effort to produce music from discarded junkyard objects, and the result is an equal parts haunting and rabble-rousing vintage country band sound that draws in fans of all ages. Los Angeles-based [...]

Mystery History No. 23

Mystery History No. 23

Where are we? What’s happening? In the photo to the right, with throngs of people watching, a Pyrex telescope disc 200 inches in diameter, weighing 20 tons and made by the Corning Glass Company, is offloaded from a rail car in Lamanda Park on April 10, 1936, so it can be transported by truck to the optical lab at Caltech. Because the disc was so [...]

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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