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Mystery History No. 34

Mystery History No. 34

Where are we? What’s happening? In this 1886 photo, right, All Saints Church is decorated for Christmas services.     Here’s a more modern look at All Saints at Christmas:     All Saints was founded in 1883, the first Episcopal parish in Pasadena. Members who had begun meeting in a private home three years […]

Pasadena Rotary Youth Leadership Camp

Pasadena Rotary Youth Leadership Camp

Trust Fall. Decision Dilemma. Cultural Walk. Egg Drop. These are a few of the activities offered at Rotary Youth Leadership Camp, which was held over the April 17th weekend at Thousand Pines Camp in Crestline. Over 300 high school juniors from Rotary District 5300 gathered for a weekend of activities and the RYL awards. The […]

Pasadena Firefighters Head to Nepal

Pasadena Firefighters Head to Nepal

NBC Los Angeles reports that three firefighters from Pasadena Station No. 32 are using personal days to fly to Nepal and help victims of the magnitude 7.8 earthquake that has already taken over 2,100 lives. The quake also killed and injured people in India, Tibet, and Bangladesh. The fire captain Tim Okimura, paramedic Matthew Caffey, […]

Caribbean Cooking

Caribbean Cooking

Trinidad stewed chicken and coconut rice. Hmmm. And, how about some pigeon peas? (No, not peas made out of Columbidae.) The cultivation of pigeon peas go back 3,500 years on the eastern part of peninsular India. Pigeon peas are both a food crop (dried peas, flour, or green vegetable peas) and a forage/cover crop. In […]

Untethered

Untethered

Untethered: A love and death experience written by Julia Edwards and directed by Jen Bloom will be staged at Mountain View Mausoleum beginning May 8th. The play stars Joy Osmanski, Adam J. Smith, Kevin McCorkle, Gabriella Rhodeen, and Eli Weinberg, and features live music by Steven Van Betten and choreography by Stephanie Zaletel. In a […]

Foraging Your Garden & Wild Beer

Foraging Your Garden & Wild Beer

Is the cupboard bare? Then simply step out your back door. You didn’t realize you had a “backyard pantry” did you? Need a little lettuce? Try Baby Miner. Want some spinach? Look for wild green lambsquarters. Want an “awesome” ingredient for your salad? Put in some chickweeds. As a part of Huntington Ranch’s “Ecosystem-Based Gardening […]

Tea, Cookies & Talking About Death

Tea, Cookies & Talking About Death

“We will gather with one intent, to discuss death in order to enhance life,” says Hospice Chaplain Maggie Yenoki. Yenoki is scheduled to lead Pasadena’s first Death Café on May 5th at Throop Church. Neuchâtel, Switzerland was the site of the first Death Café as imagined by sociologist and anthropologist Bernard Crettaz with the “aim…to liberate […]

Grandmother’s Insomnia

Grandmother’s Insomnia

Grandmother’s Insomnia by Thelma T. Reyna   She awaits daylight on the skinny edge of her daughter’s cot, rolled away in mornings, at night a rusty sentry in the spidered corner of the hall. Like a wax figure melting, she sinks to her knees, now permanently ahead from prayer, her paper lips whispering the Credo, […]

Bungalow Photo Op

Bungalow Photo Op

Are you a bungalow lover? Are you planning on attending this year’s Bungalow Heaven Home Tour? If you do, take pictures! If they’re lovely, will you share them with HP readers? We hope so! New this year is a trolley, which offers a 45-minute narrated, air-conditioned bus tour of the Landmark District Architecture. Times: 12:30, […]

Celebrate Our Earth, 2015

Celebrate Our Earth, 2015

In a time of drought and a time of climate change, perhaps it’s never been so important to celebrate and respect our mother Earth. Here are a few of the many options for celebrating this year’s Earth Day… (Websites and addresses listed below.) Saturday, April 25th: Meet the Wildlife, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Descanso Gardens, free […]

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