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“Poets & Verse: An Exploration of Life’s Journey”

“Poets & Verse: An Exploration of Life’s Journey”
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“Poets & Verse: An Exploration of Life’s Journey” includes nine poets and a flutist on Sunday, March 15th, 4-6 p.m. Part of the proceeds from the event’s sales of books and artwork will benefit the Cancer Support Community Pasadena. Regular readers of Hometown Pasadena will recognize the name Gerda Govine Ituarte as she has contributed […]

“Past the Expiration Date”

“Past the Expiration Date”

A “life-changing cancer diagnosis” results in “an explosion of work in a plethora of media.” It’s Lynda Pyka’s “silver lining” and her collection is titled “Past the Expiration Date,” on exhibit at Louis Jane Design Studio, March 13th-27th. A portion of the evening’s proceeds will benefit Cancer Support Community Pasadena. Statement by Lynda Pyka: “Past […]

Re-Grand Opening of Park Bench Grill

Re-Grand Opening of Park Bench Grill

When we arrive at noon, the place is empty. Within twenty minutes, it’s filling up, salutations are being issued and returned, orders are being taken, and the kitchen has kicked into gear. Upon asking, we’re told by owner Chef Debbie Raney that the grilled chicken breast sandwich, the daily specials, and any of the fish […]

Tart & Crisp Figaro

Tart & Crisp Figaro

How often do we see “things” come full circle? Fashions, movies, music—the old becomes new again. Can you say, “Figaro, Figaro!” La Folle Journée, ou Le Mariage de Figaro (“The Madness of a Day, or The Marriage of Figaro”) was written by Pierre-Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais and produced in 1784. During “a private reading before […]

Jalapeño Pineapple Sangria

Jalapeño Pineapple Sangria

Editor’s note: Get ready, folks. Weather Underground’s weekly forecast for San Gabriel Valley… The coolest we will be is Monday at a high of 81°F. The sun will sear us increasingly throughout the week, culminating in a high of 90°F on Sunday, March 15th. In light of this, we thought Jamieson’s refreshing sangria might be […]

Historic Interviews

Historic Interviews

He owned a barber shop. She was the first Black manicurist to work on white customers. He is Mr. LeRoy Mims. She is Mrs. Leona Lee. Both are Pasadena residents. The Pasadena Museum of History interviewed over two dozen African-American residents back in 1984. Not only did these interviews provide the content for the documentary […]

Wardrobe for a Girl

Wardrobe for a Girl

A grandmother needs a crib and a bed so her grandchildren can stay with her; a working mom needs a supply of diapers to leave at daycare for her toddler; a family living in a converted garage needs a refrigerator to maintain custody of the children. Through the Adopt a Child Abuse Caseworker (ACAC) Program […]

Making Dashi

Making Dashi

Dashi is a very flavorful basic broth in Japanese cooking. It has a savory taste (umami) and is typically made from dried bonito flakes (Katsuobushi), dried fish (Niboshi) or kelp (Kombu). It is a very important ingredient for traditional Japanese food. Dashi is used not only for soups such as Miso Soup, but also for a […]

PokeMIX Grand Opening

PokeMIX Grand Opening

Sincere thanks to Kristie Hang for allowing us to re-print her review of the new Poke Bar…   By Kristie Hang Reporter, journalist, foodie KristieHang.com I was invited to taste-test the next big thing in the San Gabriel Valley. Tea royalty Flour + Tea (of the famous Ten Ren lineage) is opening their newest concept PokeMIX in Pasadena. […]

This Summer, Learn the Ukulele, Mandarin, Hip Hop, Sewing, Painting, Poetry…

This Summer, Learn the Ukulele, Mandarin, Hip Hop, Sewing, Painting, Poetry…

Kindergarteners through eighth graders have the opportunity for learning drawing and painting, poetry and short story writing, hip hop dancing, sewing, various sports and games, Mandarin, and the ukulele on the lovely campus of The Gooden School during the summer 2015. Seventh and eighth graders may also participate in an ISEE and HSPT test preparation […]

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