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What’s That Shroom?

What’s That Shroom?
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Love the fungi? Those funny things that pop up here and there—and often where you wish they wouldn’t—that have stipes, caps, and gills? Find a few that look as though they’d make a delectable soup but you’d rather not wipe out the entire family at one sitting? Then the Mushroom Fair at the Arboretum may […]

Sensory Story Time

Sensory Story Time

Sight, smell, hearing, taste, and touch. These are the means by which we receive and perceive external stimulus. Many children don’t have the ability to effectively integrate information from their senses, especially if there is an element of visual or auditory overload. For kids who may have a hard time sitting still while being read […]

Arroyo Co-op Love Fest

Arroyo Co-op Love Fest

February is the month of love thanks to the tradition of courtly love of the High Middle Ages, the time of Geoffrey Chaucer, and the feast of St. Valentine. As such, the public is welcome to the Arroyo Co-op “Love Fest” on February 7th, to “show how members and volunteers comprise the ‘heart’ of the […]

Rococo Valentines

Rococo Valentines

He was known for his “delicately” colored scenes of romance, his “obsessive” style due to master François Boucher, and themes that were sensual love. Though his work was considered “frivolous” by some, “his canvases are widely admired for their brilliant, almost abstract compositions and quickly-brushed colors.”¹ Jean-Honoré Fragonard was the greatest French painter of the gallant and […]

Plus One by Christopher Noxon

Plus One by Christopher Noxon

Here are a sprinkling of the many enthusiastic comments about Plus One, a novel by Christopher Noxon, published by Pasadena’s Prospect Park Books: “A page-turning peek into the world of TV and families and money, this is Hollywood L.A. as seen from a newcomer’s ambivalent perspective. I found it both fun and fascinating and unsettling to delve into […]

Michael Stern: It’s a Time Lapse

Michael Stern: It’s a Time Lapse

Michael Stern is a fellow Sequoyah School parent who offered a helping hand when we were begged to take on the job of the yearly student, class, and staff photos. In the years since then—and despite our being a basic natural light photographer and Michael being everything we are not—he has been unstintingly generous with […]

Out & About with Lyd & Mo

Out & About with Lyd & Mo

We first met Mo Cee while covering Hsi Lai Temple’s art and music festival. Months later, we were privileged to get a one-on-one tour. Mo has been involved in the temple for some time and is a wealth of information. He even met his wife at Hsi Lai and was married there. Last week, we […]

Antique Dealers Gather at the Parking Lot

Antique Dealers Gather at the Parking Lot

The first service in 1890 was held in guest church. Once a name had been decided upon, St. Luke’s Mission, services were held in a rented room on the northwest corner of Myrtle and Palm Avenues in Monrovia. By the turn of the century, the collapse of the land boom and lack of an increase […]

Poetry at the Armory

Poetry at the Armory

Voices—each a distinct inspiration—come together to reveal our fragility, peacefulness and necessity for change. Five women. Five poets. Celeste Gainey, Verónica Reyes, Terry Wolverton, Kim Dower, and Eloise Klein Healy. Pasadena’s Red Hen Press presents an intimate gathering at the Armory with “distinct women whose work has pioneered an exciting new wave of female poets […]

That Lock of Hair

That Lock of Hair

It shone upon —not often— That lock of hair That curled Right at his temple But the light had to be just right And it often —most times— Was not. The flight of a word, Or a tone, Could hinge— Landing hard, Landing softly —on a single note To pierce Or to piece together. Timing […]

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