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Coping with Cancer Care Costs

Coping with Cancer Care Costs

It is reported that “bankruptcies resulting from unpaid medical costs will affect nearly 2 million people this year—making health care the No. 1 cause of such filings.” (CNBC) In response to this crisis, Cancer Support Community-Pasadena is hosting a free workshop for cancer patients and their loved ones. The program provides a practical guide to [...]

Riding the Coast

Riding the Coast

The California coastline is one of the most lovely in the world. This Thursday, take Amtrak’s Coast Starlight along the scenic route to Santa Barbara, dine downtown along State Street, then receive a guided tour of the Gipper’s ranch. The Pasadena Senior Center is offering this day tour to Ronald Reagan Ranch Center. Whether you [...]

Fiore’s Divine Roast Chicken Sandwich

Fiore’s Divine Roast Chicken Sandwich

We cannot thank Bill and Anne Disselhorst enough for sharing with Hometown Pasadena readers their recipe for the absolutely divine roast chicken sandwich. They have released a delectable treasure unto the world. Ingredients: One 4.5 pound whole chicken Olive oil Kosher salt Fresh ground pepper Chicken broth Homemade Fiore bread (recipe below) Mayonnaise Burrata cheese [...]

Gerda at Louis Jane

Gerda at Louis Jane

Louise Wannier designs textiles in colors and patterns that reflect what she sees, what she captures in her photography, and even the patterns, stories, and emotional response to friends’ art. Her showroom is a testament to her artistic interests and her desire to help others exhibit their work, as well as to do something substantive [...]

Mystery History No. 21

Mystery History No. 21

Where are we? And what’s happening? These photos were shot in July 1978. The photo to the right shows boxing trainer and coach Canto Robledo very animated as his gives advice and (below) shouts instructions to his fighter in the ring.           Canto Robledo was born in 1913 in Tyron, New [...]

Claud’s Mumbo Gumbo is Back

Claud’s Mumbo Gumbo is Back

“The sign of a good gumbo is, when you bite into it, it should bite back.” So says the folks how produce the Treme Creole Gumbo Festival in New Orleans. If you’re not able to travel to the city known for beignets, éttouffée, Po’boys, crawfish, and jambalaya; Bourbon Street and the French Quarter; the enigmatic [...]

Pasadena Pops, Gershwin, & Louisiana Juke Joint

Pasadena Pops, Gershwin, & Louisiana Juke Joint

Michael Feinstein will be conducting at The Arboretum this Saturday with a production of “The Gershwins & Me.” “It will be my great joy to present a unique and singular program devoted to the works of George and Ira Gershwin. The selections will range from well-known standards, to some delicious rarities that I hope will delight our [...]

Esotouric’s Pasadena Confidential

Esotouric’s Pasadena Confidential

A wife screams through the phone, “If you hang up on me, I’m going to kill myself.” The husband does not hang up, but a severe storm cuts the phone lines. The husband tells a friend, “I think my wife just committed suicide.” Such is the one of many story lines in the life of [...]

Trees, Trees, Innumerable Trees

Trees, Trees, Innumerable Trees

Did you know that Southern California is host and home to nearly a thousand species of woody perennials (aka trees)? Magnolia x soulangeana. Liquidambar styraciflua. Platanus racemosa. Tabebuia impetiginosa. Translation: Tulip Tree, American Sweet Gum, Western Sycamore, and Pink Trumpet Tree. According to Don Hodel, author of Exceptional Trees of Los Angeles County, we live [...]

Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout

Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout

I picked up a copy of Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout several months ago, read about twenty pages, and put it down. I didn’t like it. It seemed cold and sad. But it won a Pulitzer, for god’s sake, so I put it on the shelf, thinking there must be something worthwhile in it and maybe [...]

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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