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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 [...]

All Beethoven Fantasy

All Beethoven Fantasy

It will be an aural feast with a dazzling piano soloist joining the chorus and orchestra in the Choral Fantasy, then the exciting and sublime Mass in C for four (terrific) soloists, and our wonderful chorus and orchestra, writes Claudia Bailey, member of Chorale Bel Canto. The Chorale Bel Canto is a community masterworks chorale that [...]

Mother Moo Soda Jerk Camp

Mother Moo Soda Jerk Camp

Forget space camp or swim class—head to Soda Jerk Camp this summer and learn how to make organic ice cream all summer long with Karen Klemens, owner of Mother Moo Creamery in Sierra Madre Village. Klemens is offering a tasty summer camp for kids ages 9 to 12 that will teach how to create, make, [...]

Art on Palm, Saturday, May 25th

Art on Palm, Saturday, May 25th

Surrounded by a circle of trees in Wildwood Park, you can peruse and purchase ceramics, collage, drawings, fabric, glass, jewelry, paintings, photography, and woodcarvings at Art on Palm 2013. Whimsical Ramona Paloma Tiles will be on hand, and Mike and Charlotte Barnard‘s silver and glass pieces will be exhibiting, and cards and home decor by Dot’s [...]

Elizabeth the First Wife

Elizabeth the First Wife

Another laugh-out-loud romp through Pasadena by Lian Dolan (author of Vroman’s all-time best seller Helen of Pasadena) that oh-so-gently sends up institutions beloved (and sometimes berated) by us all, while keeping the plot moving and the characters familiar, believable, and relatable. Elizabeth Lancaster is a divorced professor of Shakespeare at PCC. She lives in a vintage [...]

Candy Bar ’75

Candy Bar ’75

June 16th, 1975 Another stagnant summer morning in Diamond Bar. My brothers Keith and Danny are still in bed. Downstairs, my mom’s rattling something around in the kitchen. I’ve been hanging around my room all morning, not doing much of anything. I read in a magazine the other day that teenage girls should get more [...]

LACC Treble Auditions

LACC Treble Auditions

Los Angeles Children’s Chorus (based out of Pasadena) is holding auditions for boys and girls ages eight (by September 1, 2013) to twelve, June 6th-9th. Auditions will be held at the Pasadena Presbyterian Church on the corner of Colorado Boulevard and Madison Avenue. Experience is not necessary, but audition appointments are required. Click here for [...]

A New World of Creamy

A New World of Creamy

Quick, what’s white in color, has no fat, and can turn a mac and cheese dish into a good source of vitamin C, fiber and potassium? Normally, anything white makes the diet-conscious eater think, “Not me. No, thank you.” However, this pale pal is a low-carb-lover’s dream. Give up yet? (I know, I threw you [...]

Beetling, Building, and Painting with Eva & Adalbert Fenyes

Beetling, Building, and Painting with Eva & Adalbert Fenyes

A lot was happening that spring in 1906.  To begin with, Eva and Adalbert Fenyes were on a railway journey across the United States and Canada.  In early May, the Los Angeles Times announced their pending departure. “They will leave Pasadena Wednesday or Thursday and will first travel in the Southwest. From New Orleans they [...]

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