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Endangered Cultures

Endangered Cultures

I started by making one shirt for my son. He came home and told me that his buddies working at Val Surf asked about it. I didn’t pay attention at first. Then I was making them for him, and his friends were ordering. One friend said he wore a shirt to a party and folks [...]

Fannie’s House: SGV Humane Society

Fannie’s House: SGV Humane Society

Why do us shelter dogs get such a bad rap?  It wasn’t my fault I didn’t have a home…I wasn’t a bad or destructive dog. If people haven’t noticed, times are tough out there. Our owners have to give us up when they can’t afford us anymore; they have to move away and can’t take [...]

Who Wants Seconds? Coming This Fall

Who Wants Seconds? Coming This Fall

It’s amazing how many “things”—jobs, career paths, specialist abilities—that some individuals can list on their resume. Those of us with less to flourish should not bow our heads, but partake of the bounties of others! Jennie Cook is one such incredibly learned woman. She is chef and owner of Jennie Cook’s Catering and Plant-Based Parties. [...]

Upstairs Downstairs at the Gamble House

Upstairs Downstairs at the Gamble House

With the Gamble House being only two stories, this doesn’t feel like a traditional upstairs/downstairs situation. The servants weren’t tucked away, never to be thought of or considered. Yes, most often Mary Gamble only used first names in her diary, so historians aren’t able to place all those in their service, but some were regarded [...]

Free Summer Movies

Free Summer Movies

Gru, the girls, and the minions are onscreen—free— in the original Despicable Me at the Paseo Colorado on Wednesday, with complimentary popcorn and Coldstone offering root beer floats. Seating is first come first serve and the screening starts at 8 p.m. If you present a same-day receipt from a restaurant located in the Paseo, you [...]

Val Kilmer as Citizen Twain & Vanessa as Zora

Val Kilmer as Citizen Twain & Vanessa as Zora

From Iceman, Batman, Jim Morrison, and Doc Holliday to Citizen Twain. For four performances only, Val Kilmer will portray “the greatest American humorist of his age” and “the father of American literature” at the Pasadena Playhouse. Each performance will end with a live post-show Q&A with Kilmer, though for an extra 25 bucks, you can [...]

Lead and Your Sketch Pad

Lead and Your Sketch Pad

Take a sip, take a listen, and draw a few lines… The NELAart organization is having its first LEAD event at the Verdugo Bar on Sunday, August 11th. The idea is for people to grab their sketch pad, pencils, pens, charcoal, pastels, or whatever their means, and join “like-minded creatives of all styles” to create, [...]

Mystery History No. 19

Mystery History No. 19

Where are we and what’s happening? In the photo to the right, an unidentified man waves farewell just before dawn on March 23, 1942, after being processed at the Rose Bowl Stadium for residency at the Manzanar internment camp. The stadium, Santa Anita Racetrack in Arcadia and the Fairplex in Pomona were among the processing centers and [...]

Block9

Block9

There’s a lot of numbers here, but Day One Pasadena is a community-based nonprofit that strives to build “vibrant, healthy cities by advancing public health, empowering youth, and igniting change.” They are celebrating 20 years of Youth Month with Block9. Block9 is a nine day series with free activities and events attempting “to make Pasadena [...]

Tempest in the Garden

Tempest in the Garden

“It’s a dark and stormy night.” So Shakespeare’s The Tempest begins—not with those exact words, of course, but with a storm conjured by Prospero, the former Duke of Milan, setting this tale in motion. A more appropriate quote may be from the play itself, with its shipwreck victims, a strange plot, and a mischievous spirit—”Misery [...]

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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