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Thanksgiving Centerpieces

Thanksgiving Centerpieces

With stressing about whether the turkey is going to be overcooked or undercooked; a half an hour late or an hour late to the table; how to keep the mashed potatoes warm and the gravy smooth; and how to time the green beans to be ready along with the glazed carrots—why not not stress about the [...]

75 South Grand Avenue: 1896-1949

75 South Grand Avenue: 1896-1949

Before they married, Eva Scott Muse and Adalbert Fenyes had decided to settle down in California. If there were choices at the time, their list might have included: Egypt, where they had met and where the Doctor practiced medicine at the Helouan Hotel near Cairo; Hungary, the Doctor’s birthplace and where the couple would marry; [...]

Michelle’s Pumpkin Waffles

Michelle’s Pumpkin Waffles

Pumpkin Waffles!! I cannot write the name of this recipe without at least two of these: !! I also cannot make this recipe without doubling it—thus the mountain of pumpkin waffles featured today. Why make a mountain of waffles? Because they keep in the fridge for a week and in the freezer for far longer—and if you’re [...]

Spooklandia, Flix & Tricks

Spooklandia, Flix & Tricks

Not interested in traipsing the neighborhood with the brood in tow? Instead of door-to-door, go store-to-store in Old Pasadena at One Colorado. Afterwards, a family photo may be taken, even with your favorite canine (if appropriately dressed). After trick or treating, rest your feet and indulge in a Mars bar while watching Mad Monster Party [...]

Sorrow Tree

Sorrow Tree

Like a tree spills sap, I spill sorrow. My leaves, mussed by erratic, unknowable winds, grow studded with crystalline droplets of rain until the weight of it is too much for even the branch to bear. Until, one by one, each leaf drops, each tear falls – watering the roots that ripple like a river [...]

The Impossible Lives of Greta Wells

The Impossible Lives of Greta Wells

Early in Andrew Sean Greer’s The Impossible Lives of Greta Wells, Greta walks with her beloved twin brother, Felix, near their childhood home, a brownstone in Patchin Place, Manhattan. It’s their 31st birthday and they’ve just left the party, happy in each other’s company. When a neighbor is outwardly unkind to them Felix asks her, [...]

Halloween 2014-Style

Halloween 2014-Style

We’re suckers for the holiday season. From mid-October through the New Year, we love the sounds, smells, tastes and sites. The fact that days seem to disappear quicker during this time of year, though, does not amuse us. The calendar may indicate that there are four weeks between Thanksgiving and Christmas, but we’d swear after [...]

Harvest Festival and Pie Contest

Harvest Festival and Pie Contest

This event is November 9th, but we figure some folks will want to hone their pie-making skills in time for the upcoming Harvest Festival. All entrants will receive the Old Pasadena Farmers’ Market tote bag, while great-grandma’s family-honored and renowned bumbleberry pie recipe may prove to be just the ticket to garnering Grand Prize (and $50). [...]

Come to the Masquerade

Come to the Masquerade

It’s all about being mobile. Side Street Projects is an artist-run nonprofit that emphasizes teaching “artists how to roll up their sleeves and do things themselves with education programs that encourage self-reliance and creative problem solving.” A low $35 yearly membership allows artists access to a “low cost equipment rental coop, and to (the) $20/day use-anything-on-site program, [...]

Saving Libraries

Saving Libraries

According to Altadena Alliance… Since 1993, Altadena voters have overwhelmingly approved the parcel tax to counter crippling State cuts. We need a 2/3 majority to save our Altadena Libraries. If Measure A fails, we face slashed services and perhaps even closures. Help get out the vote. Keep our tradition alive. Keep our libraries open. In [...]

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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