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Mystery History No. 18

Mystery History No. 18

What’s happening here? With apologies for the morbidity, in the photo to the right, City of Pasadena public safety personnel look over the rubble left behind after a grandstand collapsed during the Rose Parade on Jan. 1, 1926. Eight spectators died. It was a terrible tragedy that, thanks to resulting regulations for careful construction and inspection [...]

Fear Factor & Spaghetti Structures

Fear Factor & Spaghetti Structures

Ever wondered what your child could construct from something as simple as marshmallows and pasta? La Pintoresca Branch Library invites kids to come create spaghetti structures, test them for earthquake resistance, and judge them based on creativity. To sign up children, call 626.744.7268. Spaghetti Structures, Tuesday, July 30th, 3:30 p.m., La Pintoresca Branch Library, 1355 N. [...]

Art & Coffee “On The Menu” at Europane

Art & Coffee “On The Menu” at Europane

Avi Roth has trademarked the word “coffeegraph,” which is described as “the process of applying coffee grinds and coffee by-products as organic pigment without a binder to solid and porous surfaces by way of staining, layering, and water burning.” Coffeegraph® and other mediums of art are on exhibit at the original Euro Pane just east [...]

Summer’s Edge at Louis Jane Studio

Summer’s Edge at Louis Jane Studio

The exhibit named “Summer’s Edge” at Louis Jane Studio in Old Pasadena features “the personal relationships of five artists to the natural world. The twenty works in ‘Summer’s Edge’ explore inner connections to the natural realm in a wide array of styles and voices.” Exhibitor Janet Bothne states that color is her “natural anti-depressant.” I see color [...]

Farmers Market Opens in Old Pasadena

Farmers Market Opens in Old Pasadena

Organic fruit and locally grown vegetables. Orchids in a pot and cut flowers and bouquets. Artisanal jams and chutneys. Fresh baked goods and homemade tamales. Gourmet olive oils and spreads. All of this and more will be found at Old Pasadena’s first Farmers Market at Holly Street and Fair Oaks Avenue. Another Farmers Market? Well, [...]

Clean Out Your Art Supplies for Room 13

Clean Out Your Art Supplies for Room 13

Hopefully, you read our post a couple of weeks ago about art supplies needed for the new Room 13 for students at San Rafael Elementary School. Saturday, August 3rd is the last and Grand Receiving Day for donations and will also entail continuing clean-up. Clean out those closets, boxes, shelves, and bins. Help nurture the [...]

Real Food Devotee

Real Food Devotee

Who learns how to make yogurt from a grandma on a farm who lives out in the sticks of Poland on a property with chickens and rabbits, and the tiniest cow ever seen, then somehow sneaks it—er, replicates it—once she gets home? Highland Park’s Monica Ford. Her two-year enterprise, Real Food Devotee, offers nutrient dense foods and [...]

SMArt Walk

SMArt Walk

Sierra Madre is not one to be left behind. After Pasadena’s ArtNight and South Pasadena’s Art Crawl, this little nook nestled up in the hillside above the 210 will hold its own celebration of everything art with the Sierra Madre Art Walk or SMArt Walk. Formally launched by local businesses, artists, and musicians, S.M.’s art [...]

Americashire

Americashire

Lately I’ve been reading memoirs. It surprises me that I like them so much because I tend to read novels, and because I write fiction. I can’t imagine writing my own memoir. Too many people are still around to find out about it and hate me for it. I suppose I could sugarcoat it but [...]

Authors in Our Midst

Authors in Our Midst

Authors in Our Midst in an ebook written by participants in the Spring 2013 Courage to Write Writing Workshop led by author/instructor Esther Bradley-DeTally and held at La Pintoresca Branch Library. How about a taste of a Faukner-length sentence in “Toasting Relations” by Bradley-DeTally: The toast, more than slightly burned and twisted, rose with her [...]

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Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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