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One Night Only

One Night Only
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Last night was the members only reception at the Pasadena Museum of History for my Mystery History exhibition and Dan McLaughlin’s Pasadena Pursuit exhibition.  It was so nice to see Jim Laris, former owner and publisher of the Pasadena Weekly, there as well as so many other friends and fellow bloggers! I had three additional […]

Looking for Something to Do? Free Events Feb. 21 to 27

Looking for Something to Do? Free Events Feb. 21 to 27

Here are events scheduled Sunday, Feb. 21, to Friday, Feb. 27.  All events are free, so take a look — and don’t you dare say there’s nothing to do in Pasadena!  The 33rd annual Black History Parade and Festival Saturday, Feb. 21, will begin at 10 a.m. at Charles White Park in Altadena and end […]

Mystery History — Solved! Special Edition

Mystery History — Solved!  Special Edition

In the 1910 photos above and below, construction of the First Church of Christ, Scientist is in various stages at the southeast corner of Green Street and Oakland Avenue. The church cost $100,000 to build. It was designed by architect Franklin P. Burnham of Chicago, who also designed the Georgia State Capitol, Carnegie Art Museum […]

Mystery History – Special Edition #1

Mystery History – Special Edition #1

Where are we? And what’s happening?For this special edition of Mystery History, guesses on this blog are disqualified for the first time ever!So what’s the contest and how can you win? It’s highly low-tech. Come to my Mystery History exhibition at the Pasadena Museum of History and stroll through the 14 topics with photos, back […]

PLOM (Poor Lil’ Ol’ Me)

PLOM (Poor Lil’ Ol’ Me)

A virus invaded my upper respiratory system more than a week ago. It knocked me on my you know what and I’m beginning to come out the other side, but man oh man it has been a challenge. I’ve been having my own private PLOM party. Some thoughts about the past few days (besides the […]

Looking for Something To Do? Free Events Feb. 14 to 20

Looking for Something To Do? Free Events Feb. 14 to 20

Here are events scheduled Sunday, Feb.14, to Friday, Feb. 20.  All events are free, so take a look — and don’t you dare say there’s nothing to do in Pasadena!   A new load of garden-ready mulch from Pasadena Public Works Department street tree trimmings is now available at the southeast corner of the parking lot […]

Looking for Something to Do? Free Events Feb. 8 to 13

Looking for Something to Do? Free Events Feb. 8 to 13

Here are events scheduled Sunday, Feb. 8, to Friday, Feb. 13.  All events are free, so take a look — and don’t you dare say there’s nothing to do in Pasadena! Admission to the USC Pacific Asia Museum is free the second Sunday of every month. On Sunday, Feb. 8, from 10 a.m. to 6 […]

Looking for Something to Do? Free Events Jan. 31 to Feb. 6

Looking for Something to Do? Free Events Jan. 31 to Feb. 6

Here are events scheduled Saturday, Jan. 31, to Friday, Feb. 6.  All events are free, so take a look — and don’t you dare say there’s nothing to do in Pasadena! The commemoration of Fred Korematsu Day Saturday, Jan. 31, from 8 a.m. to noon at Pasadena High School will include exhibits, children’s activities, live […]

Clara Who?

Clara Who?

For two weeks from Jan. 12 to 23 my home away from home was the 17-story criminal courts building in downtown Los Angeles. Notable trials here have included the murder trial of O.J. Simpson, the murder trial of Phil Spector and the trial of Dr. Conrad Murray for the death of Michael Jackson, among hundreds […]

Looking for Something to Do? Free Events Jan. 24 to 30

Looking for Something to Do? Free Events Jan. 24 to 30

Here are events scheduled Saturday, Jan. 24, to Friday, Jan. 30.  All events are free, so take a look — and don’t you dare say there’s nothing to do in Pasadena! The Caltech Chamber Ensembles will perform Saturday, Jan. 24, at 8 p.m. in the lounge at Caltech’s Dabney Hall (#40 on this map). Cellist […]