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In Full Bloom

In Full Bloom

We’d say, “Spring is in the air” with Decscanso Garden‘s upcoming annual Cherry Blossom Festival, but the temperatures have felt like the heat of summer. Nonetheless, the weather “experts” are predicting a pleasant 68º-72º F, over the weekend, so plan your day accordingly as parking spaces are quickly claimed (plan to park off site and [...]

Romance & Grandeur on Home Tour

Romance & Grandeur on Home Tour

Lansing and Katherine Beach met in France during World War One. When they returned in 1927 to Pasadena, they built a Norman-style house “as a reminder of their courtship.” Beach House has recently become a designated landmark and will be one of four homes on Pasadena Heritage‘s “Remarkable Historic Homes” tour on March 30th. Included [...]

In Her Words

In Her Words

“There are a troop of female bull-fighters in our hotel, very nice decent women—modest & quiet & gentle…I asked permission of one of the bull-fighters to take her photo. She was very obliging & took me to her room & showed me her magnificent costumes made in Spain, also the smallish sword with which she [...]

Blanched Vegetables w/ Garlic-Thyme Aioli

Blanched Vegetables w/ Garlic-Thyme Aioli

This is inspired from one of my favorite meals that we eat during summer sessions at Quillisascut Farm School: a heaping platter of lightly blanched seasonal veggies with various homemade aioli for dipping. We pass the platter around, scooping up mounds of garlicky, spicy sauce, and the veggies act as a nutritious vehicle. Since I’m always [...]

Opera Animata: Serving Extra Creepy

Opera Animata:  Serving Extra Creepy

He’s considered to be one of the greatest English composers. It is speculated that his first work was an ode for King Charles II in 1668. He was appointed organist of Westminster Abbey and in a five year span, he “supplied music for more than 40 plays.” His harmonies can be heard in The Who’s [...]

The Morning the Egg Exploded

The Morning the Egg Exploded

I am at my mother’s condo, staying with her for the foreseeable as she recovers from her second hip replacement. And, since these are early days and Mama is kind of loopy on pain meds, I am responsible for pretty much everything, from helping her in and out of bed and fetching her hearing aid [...]

Summer Shakespeare at ANW

Summer Shakespeare at ANW

Whether it’s Macduff and Macbeth fighting ferociously, Tybalt challenging Mercutio, or Hamlet scuffling with Laertes and grabbing his poisoned rapier, Shakespeare reveled in a good fight scene. And that doesn’t include all the melodramatic murders and suicides. For kids who are lured by the thought of learning swordplay, A Noise Within offers its annual summer [...]

Shepard Fairey. Samella. BPP. Mandela

Shepard Fairey. Samella. BPP. Mandela

“Revolution’s just another word for change,” former Black Panther Party members Gene Washington and Hank Jones (one of the San Francisco 8) say almost simultaneously. “But people are afraid of change.” And so it was in late 1967 or early ’68 when Hank Jones decided to sign up to join the Black Panther Party for [...]

Volunteer with CASA

Volunteer with CASA

In this case, casa is not meant in the “mi casa es su casa” sense. But just as we consider our homes a place of refuge and a place to feel safe and secure, CASA L.A. is looking to provide a sense of safety and security to the segment of our society—children—who have been abandoned [...]

Eclectic Organ

Eclectic Organ

Sometimes we wonder how people can manage to do and be so many things within the constraints of a lifetime, let alone a 24-hour day. Organist Timothy Howard will be giving a free “eclectic recital of music from five centuries” on Saturday, March 15th, at Pasadena Presbyterian Church. He will be assisted by guest artists [...]

Gooden Open House Saturday, January 11

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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