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Altadena CERT

Altadena CERT

The Altadena’s Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) presents the third in a series of presentations on disaster preparedness on Thursday, March 13th. This free event is open to not only citizens of Altadena, but also the surrounding areas. “When all your phones go down, we want you to have the tools to communicate.” People are [...]

Teen Tech

Teen Tech

Is your teen a techie, but also likes making things with his or her hands? Altadena Library is offering their “Teen Tech Week DIY Club” on Friday, March 14th. Get in touch with your creativity! We’re taking old technology, like cassette tapes, and making something new—like wallets and pencil holders!  Materials provided, although you are [...]

Wistaria, Wistaria!

Wistaria, Wistaria!

“Viewing the vine.” Sunday, March 16th, Sierra Madre presents its annual, every-popular Wistaria Festival in Memorial Park with viewings of the historic vine available via shuttle from 9 a.m to 4 p.m. The Guinness Book of World Records has certified the vine as the world’s largest blossoming plant, and estimates that at its peak, the [...]

Norooz at Scottish Rite

Norooz at Scottish Rite

Coming “together to celebrate and promote Iranian arts and its culture along with the non-Iranian community.” To accomplish this goal, a traditional Iranian percussion performance will be led by Erfan Nazemzadeh with Flamenco guitarist Amir Mafakher accompanying him. The Djanbazian Dance Academy will perform and Iranian visual artists will exhibit their latest work. Examples of [...]

Pasadena ArtNight: Finding Walter

Pasadena ArtNight:  Finding Walter

Walter Askin invites us into his home, into his gallery, into his workspace with the gentlest of smiles, voice, and…essence? His movements aren’t slow, they’re just relaxed in a measured way, a bit like how he speaks. And he speaks a lot. His voice soothing, his humor slid in like a secret note being passed [...]

Trash Can Days

Trash Can Days

A debut YA novel by whiz kid Teddy Steinkellner, Trash Can Days is an authentic slice of life as told by Jake Schwartz, whose trepidation facing middle school is well-founded; his older sister, Hannah, dominating, cool and definitely part of the in crowd; his best friend, Danny, who has grown up over the summer — [...]

The Art of the Muffin

The Art of the Muffin

I love reading cookbooks late at night oohing and ahhing over pictures of multi-layered cakes covered in homespun buttercream frosting and colorful sprinkles. It’s pastry porn and I love it. Fifty Shades of Cake Batter, right up in here. I have hundreds of saved recipes for  cakepops, confetti cakes, lattice pies, and berry tarts that I daydream of  making when I magically have time to [...]

Moving

Moving

Making the move. Along East Washington Boulevard at Los Robles.

Mystery History No. 26

Mystery History No. 26

In the photo to the right, on May 12, 1958, shoppers wait outside the J.W. Robinson Department Store at 777 E. Colorado Blvd. on opening day.         People were lined up around the block: Here is the 175,000-square-foot store under construction earlier that year: The ribbon-cutting: left to right are Carter McDonald, [...]

Flower Pepper Gallery

Flower Pepper Gallery

Flower Pepper in Old Pasadena is “aggressively looking to stay positioned as this area’s source of art for years to come.” Ambitious goal. Big dream. But to open an art gallery, as well as living the life of an artist, one must dream big. The gallery is also part book store with tomes on art and design, [...]

Gooden Open House Saturday, January 11

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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