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Serene at the seminar

Serene at the seminar

Reporter Serene Branson, a migraineur herself, emceed a recent seminar on migraine research at Huntington Hospital. Read the Full Story at Larry Wilson’s Public Eye

Arts on your plate

Arts on your plate

Want to get your own to support the arts in California? Go to www.artsplate.org. Read the Full Story at Larry Wilson’s Public Eye

Trip to Bandon

Trip to Bandon

I was lucky enough to play the wild and isolated Bandon Dunes golf course on the southern Oregon coast — “The epicenter of golf on Planet Earth,” according to the head of the USGA — Saturday with filmmaker John Kent Harrison, now of Portland, formerly of La Canada. That’s John toward the rear, and caddies [...]

Pasadena Festival of Women Authors

Pasadena Festival of Women Authors

The Pasadena Festival of Women Authors on Saturday had a great line-up — Altadena novelist Michelle Huneven, top; Riverside novelist Susan Straight, second picture down; Heidi Durrow, whose “The Girl Who Fell from the Sky” was a New York Times best-seller; and Fannie Flagg, of “Fried Green Tomatoes” fame. All gave moving and funny talks [...]

Broccoflower

Broccoflower

Doing the Whole Foods thing on Saturday, grocery shopping as dear entertainment, I found this in the produce section. Broccoflower, I’m guessing — it wasn’t labeled. How could I not buy it and bring it home? Like a succulent, or a distant world, or, as Jeanne Kelley writes, like coral. We haven’t eaten it yet [...]

Todd in town

Todd in town

Former Pasadena City Hall reporter Todd Ruiz was back in Pasadena for lunch last week at Sumi II — that’s Europane West, I suppose — a block from his old beat. Ruiz has been living in Bangkok and blogging about political unrest and other news there for over a year. He also teaches English at [...]

Pay to play in Arroyo Seco?

Pay to play in Arroyo Seco?

These guys — Dave Sams, director of golf operations at Brookside, and Bob Baderian, executive director of the First Tee Pasadena, the great golf-and-study-hall nonprofit — probably won’t ever have to pay to play in the Arroyo Seco. They work there. But Thursday morning a group of consultants brought in by the city of Pasadena [...]

Accidents in Abstract Painting

Accidents in Abstract Painting

The controlled crash of Richard Jackson’s paint-filled radio-controlled airplane went off absolutely swimmingly Sunday in the Arroyo Seco after a half-hour or so of technical delay that only served to whip the huge crowd — who knew that a thousand or so people were so hungry for performance art? — into even more of a [...]

Party at the mausoleum

Party at the mausoleum

The late artist Jae Carmichael was a descendant of the Giddings family, which founded Mountain View Cemetery and Mausoleum off Marengo in Altadena in 1882. She made these stained glass windows and installed them there as a kind of complement to the classic Tiffany and other stained glass fixtures in the gorgeous place. I took [...]

Ducky

Ducky

I always go to the Rose Bowl Game with my friend Elaine. As both of us are University of California at Berkeley alums, we never get to root for our favorite team. But she got her master’s at USC, and I teach there, so during years when the Trojans aren’t caught cheating, we can root [...]

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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