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Happy World Labyrinth Day

Happy World Labyrinth Day
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Today is World Labyrinth Day. The labyrinth above is at Arlington Garden in Pasadena.  A labyrinth is a path that leads, via a circuitous route, to the center of an intricate design and back out again. The route is unicursal; that is, it has only a single path. Unlike a maze, a labyrinth is designed […]

Looking for Something to Do? Free Events May 2 to 8

Looking for Something to Do? Free Events May 2 to 8

Here are my top picks for events scheduled from Friday, May 2, to Thursday, May 8. All events are free, so take a look — and don’t you dare say there’s nothing to do in Pasadena! The You don’t have to be a member of the Pasadena Senior Center to see the Academy Award-winning film “12 Years […]

Citizens Police Academy Weeks 11 and 12 — Heliport, Ridealong and Role Playing

Citizens Police Academy Weeks 11 and 12 — Heliport, Ridealong and Role Playing

I got so busy that I fell behind on blog posts about Citizens Police Academy so I decided to post a brief recap of the last two classes. On April 10 (Week 11) we met at the Pasadena Police Department heliport, located midway between JPL and the Rose Bowl Stadium. We learned all about the Air Operations Section. The […]

Looking for Something to Do? Free Events April 25 to April 30

Looking for Something to Do? Free Events April 25 to April 30

Here are my top picks for events scheduled from Friday, April 25, to Wednesday, April 30. All events are free, so take a look — and don’t you dare say there’s nothing to do in Pasadena! College night at Norton Simon Museum is Friday, April 25, from 7 to 9 p.m., including curator- and conservator-led tours […]

Looking for Something to Do? Free Events Aprll 19 to 24

Looking for Something to Do? Free Events Aprll 19 to 24

Here are my top picks for events scheduled from Saturday, April 19, to Thursday, April 24. All events are free, so take a look — and don’t you dare tell me there’s nothing to do in Pasadena! Saturday, April 19, at 2 p.m. is the opening reception for “Celebrating Women,” a juried art exhibition of original art […]

Looking for Something to Do? Free Events April 11 to 17

Looking for Something to Do? Free Events April 11 to 17

Here are my top picks for events scheduled from Friday, April 11, to Thursday, April 17. All events are free, so take a look — and don’t you dare tell me there’s nothing to do in Pasadena! You don’t have to be a member of the Pasadena Senior Center to see “Nebraska” (2013, R) there Friday, April […]

Citizens Police Academy Week 10 — Patrol, HOPE Team, Reserves

Citizens Police Academy Week 10 — Patrol, HOPE Team, Reserves

The behaviors of Pasadena Police Department patrol officers are as far removed from the bumbling Keystone Cops as they can get, but it sure is fun to watch those silent film officers in action! Last Thursday at our Citizens Police Academy class Lt. Vasken Gourdikian explained all the ins and outs of the Field Operations […]

Looking for Something to Do? Free Events April 4 to 10

Looking for Something to Do? Free Events April 4 to 10

Here are my top picks for events scheduled from Friday, April 4, to Thursday, April 10. All events are free, so take a look — and don’t you dare tell me there’s nothing to do in Pasadena! You don’t have to be a member of the Pasadena Senior Center to see the Academy Award-nominated film “American Hustle” […]

Looking for Something to Do? Free Events March 28 to April 3

Looking for Something to Do? Free Events March 28 to April 3

Here are my top picks for events scheduled from Friday, March 28, to Thursday, April 3. All events are free, so take a look — and don’t you dare tell me there’s nothing to do in Pasadena! From the Gutenberg Bible to the Ann Erdman blog, all media in every format had to be invented. […]

Citizens Police Academy Week Seven — Firing Range

Citizens Police Academy Week Seven — Firing Range

In this 1935 photo, Sgt. Bailey supervises firearms instruction with two female employees (not sworn officers) of the Pasadena Police Department at the firing range in Eaton Canyon. Last Wednesday the Citizens Police Academy class spent the day at the same location.  A few things have changed since then:  The firing range is indoors now  […]