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“Imaginary Surfing at Big Sur” by Larry Wilson

“Imaginary Surfing at Big Sur” by Larry Wilson

Imaginary Surfing at Big Sur for Michael Murphy at 80 By Larry Wilson   This is the real world Same as that old world You imagine you live in More realistically The cliffs with their real Esalen hot sulfur water bursting Out where they did the books On an abacus Doesn’t make the books less [...]

Tour of Bertram Goodhue’s Legacy: Caltech

Tour of Bertram Goodhue’s Legacy: Caltech

Join us for a one-hour tour of Bertram Goodhue’s sublime architectural legacy on the Caltech campus, where original buildings provide a rich display of an innovative design vocabulary that followed Goodhue’s ground-breaking work at the Panama-California Exposition in San Diego (1915). Accompanying us on our walking tour of the campus will be Romy Wyllie, historian, [...]

Little Flower: Foley Cake

Little Flower: Foley Cake

After the bite of last week’s inaugural recipe of gumbo by Chef Claud Beltran, this week we tip to the sweet end of the scale with Foley Cake from Little Flower Candy and Cafè, owner Christine Moore, and her incredible book Little Flower: Recipes from the Cafè, published by Prospect Park Books, owned by Colleen [...]

Digging Deeper at Kidspace

Digging Deeper at Kidspace

Kids can take their first steps toward becoming apaleontologists by brushing though recycled SAFDEK to uncover plant and animal fossils. Children of all ages can try to identify fossils from an Albertosaurus, Archaeopteryx, or the ferocious Tyrannosaurus Rex. Daily “Fossil Hunt” explorations teach kids how to identify different fossil types like Trace, Cast, and True Form [...]

Heirloom Cafe: Sweet & Savory

Heirloom Cafe: Sweet & Savory

It’s easy to miss, tucked around the corner, and especially since Busters so easily catches one’s eye right next to the Metro, as well as Mix ‘n Munch and the new La Monarca Bakery. But right up Meridian Avenue, just north of Mission in South Pasadena is Heirloom Bakery and Cafe. Having lived in South Pasadena [...]

Dear Abby, Ellen & Fred

Dear Abby, Ellen & Fred

In honor of the 2nd officially recognized Fred Korematsu Day Pasadena and, in his words, to highlight that “even in times of crisis, we must guard against prejudice and keep uppermost our commitment to law and justice,” Ellen Snortland shares a camp story. Back in the 1970’s, I rented my home in McArthur Park to a [...]

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

“He was a giant among giants,” said David Jacobs, MLK program director and administrator. The Pasadena MLK Community Coalition is hosting a tribute and celebration of the slain civil rights hero at Robinson Center on Monday, January 21st. Live coverage of President Obama’s inauguration will be shown from 8:30-9:30 a.m.,followed by the presentation of awards [...]

Mystery History No. 8

Mystery History No. 8

Where are we? And what’s happening? In the May 18, 1961, Don Juan Benavides entertains two rootin’ tootin’ cowpokes in front of Pasadena City Hall during the kickoff to the city’s week-long 75th anniversary celebration. Here are some photos and excerpts from the Los Angeles Times (sorry for the quality—they’re photocopies, not from negatives). Mrs. [...]

710 Freeway Open House

710 Freeway Open House

Residents have three more chances to learn, discuss, argue, persuade, be persuaded, etcetera, in regard to the 710 Freeway saga. Open houses will be held on: Wednesday, January 23, 2013, 6-8 p.m. Maranatha High School Student Center 169 South Saint John Avenue Pasadena, CA  91105 Thursday, January 24, 2013, 6-8 p.m. San Marino Community Church [...]

Hearts & Flowers at the Folk Tree

Hearts & Flowers at the Folk Tree

The “art” of romance. An exhibition for the romantically inclined. The Folk Tree hosts 70 artists who will be displaying “small scale decorative and whimsical objects to emotionally-charged works reflecting both positive and negative aspects of love.” It’s the 26th Annual Hearts & Flowers Exhibition and the show will have paintings, ceramics, fiberwork with handstitching, [...]

Gooden Open House Saturday, January 11

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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