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Two Pint Wonder

Two Pint Wonder

Being Irish it must have been tough to live this down, but Owen Dara had his mother’s genes and a mere two pints at the pub would plaster him to the wall. In his show Two Pint Wonder, Dara recounted how his friends would say, “We’re going to have a couple of pints with Owen, [...]

Dragon Faire at St. George’s

Dragon Faire at St. George’s

Pony rides, game booths and prizes, two obstacle courses, 50/50 raffle, In-n-Out Burger, and, of course, dragon snacks. All at St. George’s Preschool Dragon Faire Saturday, April 27th. This is their major fundraiser of the year, which will keep the playground and classroom equipment updated, provide necessary and extra supplies, as well as benefit their [...]

San Marino’s 100 Years Old

San Marino’s 100 Years Old

Lacy Park will be the location for San Marino’s 100th Birthday celebration. An “old-fashioned” picnic will be followed by train and pony rides, jugglers, a balloon artist, a photo booth, and more. Of course, a day of fun would not be the same without cotton candy, kettle corn, and barbecue, which will be available in [...]

When City Hall Was a Hole in the Ground

When City Hall Was a Hole in the Ground

          Here are historic photos from the mid-1920s when our beloved Pasadena City Hall was under construction. Before the digging began: Parking Day or Nite (but not for much longer!): When the land was still being cleared:   They’re off and running: All Saints Church peeking over the palms: Note all [...]

Kate Atkinson at Vroman’s

Kate Atkinson at Vroman’s

Kate Atkinson, author of Started Early, Took My Dog; Case Histories; and Behind the Scenes of the Museum, to name just a few, will be at Vroman’s on Tuesday, April 23rd to discuss and sign her latest book Life After Life. “What if you could live again and again, until you got it right?” On [...]

Literary Pasadena at Vroman’s

Literary Pasadena at Vroman’s

Local authors Jim Krusoe, Rachel Harper, Denise Hamilton, Scott O’Connor and editor Patricia O’Sullivan will be at Vroman’s tonight to read, sip wine, and spread the word about Prospect Park Books’ new Literary Pasadena: The Fiction Edition. This literary journal has been produced as a companion to LitFest Pasadena (May 11, 2013 in Central Park) [...]

The Sadness of the Samurai

The Sadness of the Samurai

Caudillo de España por la gracia de Dios. Francisco Franco, by the Grace of God, the Leader of Spain, instilled his authoritarian dictatorship from 1936 until his death on November 20th, 1975. Generalissimo, or El Jefe, led his rebel Nationalists against the democratically elected Spanish Republic to victory in 1939. “Atrocities were committed by both [...]

The Reel Classroom by Margaret Finnegan

The Reel Classroom by Margaret Finnegan

  A little bit of a nervous breakdown brought me back to teaching. I had left academia when my daughter was born, and for a good while I loved everything about the stay-home mom business. I was that woman who wanted to see the first step and hear the first word.  I was the one [...]

Lemony Cheesecake with Sour Cream Topping

Lemony Cheesecake with Sour Cream Topping

An oldie but a family-and-friend favorite, thanks to Molly Ringwald who shared this recipe with my mother when my sisters and I were all young’uns. As a pre-teen, and once I operated confidently around the kitchen, I commandeered this dessert, making it for holidays and special events. An aside: In my mid-20s, I spent half [...]

Street Food Fest

Street Food Fest

They’ve got watering holes, tequila tasting, ice cream socials, test kitchens, food cook-offs, and carts for a cause. It’s the 4th Annual Summer Tasting Event at the Rose Bowl, otherwise known as the L.A. Street Food Fest. Shawna Dawson and Sonja Rasula not only share the same birthday, they both love street food. “Our goal [...]

Gooden Open House Saturday, January 11

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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