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Mid Summer Night

Mid Summer Night

A violinist playing under the stars. A voice serenading the evening sky. Upper Hastings Ranch Association presents the 5th Annual Mid Summer Night Concert Under the Stars on August 24th. The classical side of the musical program will feature The Harmonium Trio with Yin Yin Huang, pianist; Ling Yan, cellist; and Tina Chang Qu, violinist. [...]

Frozen Beah Heah!

Frozen Beah Heah!

Want to celebrate that “breathtaking” throw by Yasiel Puig from the far right foul line all the way to 3rd base taking out Turner of the N.Y. Mets as he tried to slide in head first? Or, how about another home run by Andre Ethier, or a walk off winning hit by Adrian Gonzalez? Will [...]

Black Water Rising

Black Water Rising

There’s a place somewhere between the overdone, show-off prose of some “literary” fiction, and the merely serviceable, pulp genre stuff. In either case, the language can kick you out of the story. “That’s a beautiful sentence!” you think. Or “This is godawful stuff.” It doesn’t matter which, because the same thing happens. For a moment, [...]

Foothill Unity Back to School Event

Foothill Unity Back to School Event

Seventy-seven percent of Foothill Unity Center’s clients are at or below the National Poverty Level. We began researching the NPL and found aspe.hhs.gov/poverty, which stands for Office of The Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Upon further reading, we found that “poverty thresholds” is the term used [...]

I Do! I Do! 1950-Present Day

I Do! I Do! 1950-Present Day

Oleg Cassini. Alexander McQueen. William Cahill. Camille DePedrini in South Pasadena. These are a few of the name designers whose wedding gowns are on show at the Pasadena Museum of History for their 2nd installation of “I Do! I Do! Pasadena Ties the Knot.” The gowns in Part II—borrowed from local residents, bridal shops, and designers—were [...]

Hobo Jazz, Evening Yoga & Furcraea macdougalii

Hobo Jazz, Evening Yoga & Furcraea macdougalii

Summer Nights at The Arboretum continues Friday, August 16th, with Hobo Jazz. The group describes itself as: We are Hobo Jazz, playing an uneasily classifiable but instantly recognizable blend of roots music and original pre-war soul. Since 2001, we’ve been entertaining our fans and converting our detractors with a glib attitude to match our music. [...]

Pet Hospital for Future Vets & Physics

Pet Hospital for Future Vets & Physics

Think you have a little future veterinarian on your hands? Saturday, August 17th, Kidspace Museum hosts Banfield Pet Hospital Future Vet Camp. Kids have the opportunity to learn about pet healthcare and veterinary medicine. A veterinarian will lead activities and kids can earn a pet care certificate. This event is free with admission, but pre-registration [...]

Riding the Birds in South Pas

Riding the Birds in South Pas

The South Pasadena Public Library staff has spent years digitalizing historical photos of this small town, south of big sister Pasadena, which are now on view to the public at Online Archive California. Perusing a few of the pics, we came across the picture to the right… The Cawston Ostrich Farm was located in the [...]

Camellia Lounge at Full Moon Tea

Camellia Lounge at Full Moon Tea

There are only six more chances to enjoy the Camellia Lounge this summer. On the Descanso Garden‘s main lawn (Tuesdays and Thursdays) or at the Full Moon Tea House (Wednesdays), the Patina Restaurant Group offers signature cocktails and a mini menu. Tuesdays are All-American night with the choice of an Angus beef cheeseburger, a hot [...]

Commemorating the March on Washington

Commemorating the March on Washington

August 28th will be the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom in 1963, three months before the assassination of President Kennedy. For this writer who was only a year old, the day most probably came and went with lots of napping, consuming and digesting, but for the mother of said [...]

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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