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Raising Dollars for Teachers’ Grants

Raising Dollars for Teachers’ Grants

Pasadena Educational Foundation (PEF) is hosting a TUGG benefit screening of GO PUBLIC on Wednesday, January 22nd. This screening is raising funds for PEF’s signature Teacher Grants program. Funding for the program was previously underwritten by banking institutions that no longer exist. All donations will be used to fund individual teacher grants for classroom projects and supplies. [...]

MLK Day of Service

MLK Day of Service

Text obtained from PasadenaMLK.com: For over 10 years now, on the Saturday before the official MLK Day of Service, it is our tradition to provide a local school with volunteers to provide landscaping and campus beautification services.  Students and their families, along with members from the surrounding communities all come out to work together toward [...]

It’s Time to Replenish Our Air Supply

It’s Time to Replenish Our Air Supply

“Here I am/The one that you love/Asking for another day/Understand that the one that you love/Loves you in so many ways.” British-born Graham Russell and Aussie Russell Hitchcock are back for your soft rocking pleasure. Having recorded 17 studio albums, which created eight Top Ten hits in the U.S. during the 1980s, and selling more than [...]

Coconut Craze

Coconut Craze

In my Pumped with Potassium blog last February, I wrote about the many benefits of coconut water in a health-conscious diet. Now, I’m going to get into the “meat” of the coconut. More specifically, extra virgin coconut oil, which is extracted from the insides of the coconut through a cold-expeller press much like olive oil. The [...]

No Way Out

No Way Out

It’s easy to mistake the sound of church bells for the palpitating heart-knell. Or, a hammer driving nails into boards over windows. Just ask an old man back home from the hospital… If no one’s left to write about it’s best to wait in a dark room, listen to silence until you become silent yourself. [...]

Wine & Song, Beer & Blues

Wine & Song, Beer & Blues

Hometown Pasadena: The San Gabriel Valley Book (Prospect Park Books, 2010) says that South Pasadena’s Firefly Bistro is “bright by day and romantic by night” and that they “turn out an always-interesting and usually wonderful menu with multiethnic offerings” and that “the lunchtime salads are excellent, the desserts comforting, and the wine list creative and [...]

A Tribute to Wanda Coleman

A Tribute to Wanda Coleman

This weekend, Pasadena’s Red Hen Press and the Poetry Society of America offer a tribute to poet Wanda Coleman. Join us as we pay tribute to Los Angeles’ unofficial poet laureate, Wanda Coleman, with an evening of readings and shared memories. We will honor what she did for poetry and who she was in Los Angeles: [...]

Beginning Again

Beginning Again

The South Pasadena Music Center will be the location for the quarterly literary event called “Beginning Again” presented by Personal SPACE. This is an evening of “true stories told by local writers on a theme.” We are told the event usually sells out, so we encourage those interested to rsvp asap. Participating writers include Pasadena Magazine [...]

Pasadena Int’l Film Fest

Pasadena Int’l Film Fest

Nominated for an Academy Award for Cry of Reason in 1989, Robert Bilheimer’s Not My Life, narrated by Glenn Close, will screen during the Pasadena International Film Festival in February. Over four years, five continents, and in a dozen countries—including the U.S.—Bilheimer and his crew delved into the worlds of forced labor, domestic servitude, begging, sex tourism, sexual [...]

Exploring Mandalas

Exploring Mandalas

The word “mandala” is from the classical Indian language of Sanskrit. Loosely translated to mean “circle,” a mandala is far more than a simple shape. It represents wholeness, and can be seen as a model for the organizational structure of life itself–a cosmic diagram that reminds us of our relation to the infinite, the world [...]

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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