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A Literary Brunch at Pasadena Museum of History

A Literary Brunch at Pasadena Museum of History

Hungry for some good stories? The Pasadena Writing Project and members of its Memoir Writing Workshop will be reading tales this Saturday, June 1st at the Pasadena Museum of History. This is a free event and will be followed by a reception with refreshments. Readers include photographer and textile designer Louise J. Wannier of Louis [...]

Fundraisers, Meal Packaging & Yarn Bombing

Fundraisers, Meal Packaging & Yarn Bombing

  Villa Esperanza goes “glamping” for its fundraiser this year, Saturday, June 1st. “Camp Blue & White” will be in the backyard of a residence in La Cañada Flintridge with Mistress of Ceremonies Colleen Williams and Fritz Coleman as the evening’s auctioneer. Join Villa in the great outdoors for a stylish camping experience. For more [...]

Candy Bar ’75: Part Two

Candy Bar ’75: Part Two

Editor’s Note: It’s a “stagnant” summer in Diamond Bar in 1975 and Darlene and her friend Deanna are headed to the club to check out the cute lifeguard Steve. Read Part One here. “Let’s head to the club now,” Deanna continues after a long slurp. “I think that new lifeguard Steve likes me. I wanna stare [...]

Piña Colada Pancakes

Piña Colada Pancakes

I’ll bet nobody’s sent in this recipe! Next month, I’ll be doing brushetta. I actually had it all ready for this month, but my kids begged me to do pancakes first. Start with scrumptious Buttermilk Pancakes… Ingredients: 1 cup flour 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoons baking powder ¼ teaspoon baking soda 2 teaspoons sugar 1 [...]

ANW: One-Night Readings, Classes and Internships

ANW: One-Night Readings, Classes and Internships

“Words Within” at A Noise Within - Wednesdays, one-night-only readings, 7 p.m. Free, reservations requested. June 12th: The Heiress by Ruth and Augustus Goetz, based on the 1880 Henry James novel Washington Square. The Heiress, directed by Robertson Dean, is the story of New York society, wealth, and a daughter’s struggle for her father’s love as [...]

Patricia Krebs at Flintridge Books

Patricia Krebs at Flintridge Books

The wonderfully creative illustrator, puppeteer, singer, songwriter, and author Patricia Krebs will be having a special story time and craft activity this Saturday, June 1st at Flintridge Bookstore & Coffeehouse. Multimedia artist Patricia Krebs was raised in Argentina and has lived in La Crescenta since 2005. Her bilingual book, Wings & Roots/Ala y Raices, was [...]

Claud & Co. Eatery

Claud & Co. Eatery

Noir Food & Wine. Claud & Co. Catering. Why another endeavor? Why Claud & Co. Eatery? “Because I’m crazy,” Chef Claud Beltran replies matter-of-factly. He smiles. “It was either that or make it into a storage room for the catering company. So, why not?” We ask more questions. He answers easily, looks relaxed, not making [...]

The Huntington: From Microclimates to Needlework

The Huntington: From Microclimates to Needlework

Small Fruit for the Backyard Gardener, Thurs., June 13th, 2:30 p.m.: Dan Robinson, owner of Calscape Growers, discusses how to create microclimates in the garden to better sustain fruiting plants such as blackberries, strawberries, and blueberries. A plant sale follows the program. Ahmanson Room, Botanical Center. Free; no reservations required. Fiber Arts Demonstrations, Sat., June 15th, [...]

Mystery History No. 14

Mystery History No. 14

Where are we? And, what’s happening? In this January 1990 photo, a U.S. Department of Agriculture technician in protective gear passes a gardener on Coronet Avenue in Pasadena, one of many areas where malathion was sprayed to exterminate medflies. It was sprayed in neighborhoods where fruit trees are common. Beginning in February 1990, our community became a test case for [...]

Kwei Quartey & Death at the Voyager Hotel

Kwei Quartey & Death at the Voyager Hotel

Kwei Quartey is a physician with more than 20 years in the field of Internal Medicine, Urgent Care, and Wound Care. He also writes books. Mystery novels. Quartey was born in Accra, Ghana. His mother is African-American and his father is Ghanaian. His first book Wife of the Gods (2009) introduces Detective Inspector Darko Dawson who [...]

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