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Mystery History No.11

Mystery History No.11

Where are we? What’s happening? In this 1934 photo, demolition of the Horace Mann building at Pasadena High School is in full swing where Pasadena City College stands today. There were orange groves and the old Grant School at the 18-acre stie when construction of the PHS campus began, and the campus began to take [...]

Big Night Out

Big Night Out

One night. Two parties. It’s your Big Night Out. Party #1: The Big Night Out Gala Kick-Off Reception at the home of Drs. Carmen Puliafito and Janet Pine, with silent and live auctions, food stations with hors d’oeuvres by Pasadena restaurants and caterers, and hosted bars. Party #2: After the reception, most guests disperse to [...]

Pasadena Restaurant Week Has an App

Pasadena Restaurant Week Has an App

The Pasadena Chamber of Commerce is going hi-tech and for this year’s Pasadena Restaurant Week they are offering an app for iPhone and Android users that identifies participating restaurants by location, cuisine, and price, as well as an alphabetical list. Users can also use the app to make reservations and find out about other yearly [...]

The Hare With Amber Eyes

The Hare With Amber Eyes

By Edmund de Waal Edmund de Waal is a ceramicist who graduated from Cambridge with a degree in English. He inherited a collection of netsuke — miniature Japanese carvings — from his uncle, virtually the only things which survived from the fabulous wealth of his father’s family, the Ephrussi, cosmopolitan Russian Jews whose banking and [...]

Open Days

Open Days

It’s almost time to open America’s private gardens once again. The Garden Conservancy’s Open Days in Pasadena will be Sunday, April 28th. Brew a strong cup of joe, swallow down some good, healthy protein and carbs because you’ll have only six hours to stroll, peruse, smell, and enjoy six incredibly diverse private gardens. Storrier Stearns [...]

Ulla’s Birds

Ulla’s Birds

By the abundance of art that Ulla Anobile creates, she must be working every nanosecond of the day. Whether it be devils in felt, masks from pieces of driftwood, her interpretation of The Magi (“Three Shamans Follow a Star”), or a paper mache family of owls—with two sleepy-looking home-schooled young’uns—perched on a branch, her work is engaging, [...]

You Rock Me Sonnenizio

You Rock Me Sonnenizio

            after Ingres’ Comtesse d’Haussonville   The face of all the world is changed, I think, each pleat and ruffle smoothed into eternity. I’m face- to-face with your icy blue threads. Your nape mirrored above the hearth gravels my sang-froid. Let’s face it, this triple façade of royal flesh stains [...]

Pasadena 1940 Forward

Pasadena 1940 Forward

A three-part lecture, a panel discussion, and an architectural tour. It’s Pasadena Heritage‘s Pacific Standard Time Presents: Modern Architecture in L.A. “Supported by grants from the Getty Foundation, Modern Architecture L.A. is a wide-ranging look at the postwar-built environment of the city as a whole….” Pasadena 1940 Forward: Residential Architecture of the Recent Past, on [...]

Agave Nectar Cookies by La Monarca Bakery

Agave Nectar Cookies by La Monarca Bakery

Ingredients: 2 pounds cake flour 1 pound butter 2 eggs 6 ounces agave nectar 8 ounces white raisins 4 ounces coconut shavings Pinch of salt Directions: Beat butter in mixer until softened and slightly creamy (about one minute on high speed; about 4 minutes on low speed). On low speed, add the egg and agave [...]

The Engine 2 Diet

The Engine 2 Diet

Who doesn’t like firemen? Anyone? This Thursday, you can meet and chat with a fireman—and even dine like one. Well, one like Rip Esselstyn. Whole Foods Arroyo is hosting an evening with Rip (he does look as though he’s got 6-pack abs) as he promotes his new book The Engine 2 Diet, which is noted [...]

Gooden Open House Saturday, January 11

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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