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Self-Portrait at 32

Self-Portrait at 32

              Whose isolation is lonelier than undisturbed snow. Whose loss can be deeper than a forgotten memory of loss. Whose church is a silence where a bowed head speaks to God. Whose fists bang against walls like words on deaf ears. Whose peace is hearing raindrops fall on a [...]

Balsamic Strawberries

Balsamic Strawberries

One the surface, this recipe has an unusual, perhaps even off-putting, combination of ingredients for a dessert, but we’re here to say that this is beyond delicious. When served with high-quality vanilla ice cream or gelato, we’d actually call it profound. Ingredients 2 tablespoons balsamic 1-2 tablespoons of sugar ΒΌ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper [...]

The Real Juice Cleanse

The Real Juice Cleanse

It’s springtime in Southern California and you can see folks clearing out garages, clearing brush, and we thought it might be a good idea to clean out the ol’ bod. Here’s where Shila Moran of The Real Juice comes in. She grew up with a mother who embraced raw fruits and vegetables and “eating cleanly.” [...]

Understanding Immigration Reform

Understanding Immigration Reform

All Saints Church, Neighborhood Church, Pasadena Jewish Temple & Center’s Tikun Olam Committee and Greater Pasadena Jews for Justice invite residents to “Understanding Immigration Reform: An Evening of Learning and Discussion.” Janice Markham, who is co-producer and host for Press for Democracy, will moderate the evening’s proceedings. The panelists will be Simon Burrow, an entrepreneur, [...]

Two Pint Wonder

Two Pint Wonder

Being Irish it must have been tough to live this down, but Owen Dara had his mother’s genes and a mere two pints at the pub would plaster him to the wall. In his show Two Pint Wonder, Dara recounted how his friends would say, “We’re going to have a couple of pints with Owen, [...]

Dragon Faire at St. George’s

Dragon Faire at St. George’s

Pony rides, game booths and prizes, two obstacle courses, 50/50 raffle, In-n-Out Burger, and, of course, dragon snacks. All at St. George’s Preschool Dragon Faire Saturday, April 27th. This is their major fundraiser of the year, which will keep the playground and classroom equipment updated, provide necessary and extra supplies, as well as benefit their [...]

San Marino’s 100 Years Old

San Marino’s 100 Years Old

Lacy Park will be the location for San Marino’s 100th Birthday celebration. An “old-fashioned” picnic will be followed by train and pony rides, jugglers, a balloon artist, a photo booth, and more. Of course, a day of fun would not be the same without cotton candy, kettle corn, and barbecue, which will be available in [...]

When City Hall Was a Hole in the Ground

When City Hall Was a Hole in the Ground

          Here are historic photos from the mid-1920s when our beloved Pasadena City Hall was under construction. Before the digging began: Parking Day or Nite (but not for much longer!): When the land was still being cleared:   They’re off and running: All Saints Church peeking over the palms: Note all [...]

Kate Atkinson at Vroman’s

Kate Atkinson at Vroman’s

Kate Atkinson, author of Started Early, Took My Dog; Case Histories; and Behind the Scenes of the Museum, to name just a few, will be at Vroman’s on Tuesday, April 23rd to discuss and sign her latest book Life After Life. “What if you could live again and again, until you got it right?” On [...]

Literary Pasadena at Vroman’s

Literary Pasadena at Vroman’s

Local authors Jim Krusoe, Rachel Harper, Denise Hamilton, Scott O’Connor and editor Patricia O’Sullivan will be at Vroman’s tonight to read, sip wine, and spread the word about Prospect Park Books’ new Literary Pasadena: The Fiction Edition. This literary journal has been produced as a companion to LitFest Pasadena (May 11, 2013 in Central Park) [...]

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