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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 […]

Free CA-Friendly Lawn & Garden Workshop

Free CA-Friendly Lawn & Garden Workshop

Hemming and hawing about tearing out the lawn and opting for a drought-tolerant, California-friendly landscape? Pasadena Water and Power hosts a free workshop on May 30th at Eaton Canyon Nature Center with experts offering details on how to remove turf, then moving on to basic landscape design, irrigation fundamentals, plant species, and maintenance. This half-day […]

B&GC 1st Annual College Fair

B&GC 1st Annual College Fair

The Boys and Girls Club of Pasadena hosts its first annual college fair at the club’s Mackenzie-Scott branch on May 29th. Representatives from various colleges and universities will be in attendance and students and parents will find information on financial aid, admission requirements, the admission process, as well as careers in technical and vocational fields. […]

Ideas Worth Spreading at TEDx, Jr.

Ideas Worth Spreading at TEDx, Jr.

TEDx is the mini-me, local version of TED, a 4-day conference that began over 30 years ago. TEDx “supports individuals or groups in hosting local, self-organized TED-style events.” Transform. Transcend. Thrive. These are the themes behind TEDx South Pasadena High on May 30th. All of (the) speakers and Interactive Experience Salon speakers will share their […]

Saudade

Saudade

“Saudade…” The word rolls off of my tongue like cement, wet and thick and heavy. I don’t know what it means, but I want to. Coming off the plane, our eyeglasses fog up, temporarily blinded, we fumble about, looking for family. “Saudade!” His grandmother, large and soft and dripping, speaks rapidly in a language I […]

In the Garden

In the Garden

Thanks to Mary and Patrick Gothard for sharing pictures from Altadena Community Garden where they have a plot. Altadena Community Garden, 3333 Lincoln Ave., Altadena 91011, adjacent to Loma Alta Park.           Learn more at AltadenaCommunityGarden.com.                               […]

The Girl You Left Behind

The Girl You Left Behind

The Girl You Left Behind by Jojo Moyes is a split story—past and present, mystery and love story—much in the way of A. S. Byatt’s Possession (1990), but without the nuance, depth, and brilliant ending. It’s October 1916, just prior to battles of Somme and Verdun. The novel opens in a small town in France, […]

Chatting with Ginko Ching Lee

Chatting with Ginko Ching Lee

Open Studios Tour days are coming with ever-expanding locations and attractions. Co-founder Ginko Ching Lee was kind enough to answer some questions… HP: What is Open Studios? Ginko: We have options of going in a few different directions; some have suggested we have 7-10 artists vendors in one place and run it like a market […]

Kitchen Sink Cookies

Kitchen Sink Cookies

I recently did a guest post for a blog called The Historical Cooking Project run by a friend of mine from high school who is based in Montreal. The mission of the blog is to explore recipes from years past and talk a bit about the stories surrounding them. I decided to do a post about […]

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