Posts tagged with the keyword: ‘Santa Anita Racetrack’


Champagne + Ponies (& an Easter Egg Hunt)

Champagne + Ponies (& an Easter Egg Hunt)
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Want to step out of the box this Easter? Nix the ham and have some roasted free range Jidori chicken, steak and eggs, or seared basil salmon. Reject chocolate bunnies and order a Bananas Foster chocolate chip scone or a fruit mousse tostada. It’s brunch and a glass of champagne at Santa Anita Park’s Turf […]

A Whiskey Winter Party

A Whiskey Winter Party

The “Chandelier Room” at Santa Anita Park has been renovated and this historic site—as well as the holidays—shall be celebrated in an interesting fashion. Normally, December 26th is viewed as a kick back and chill day or a return all the horrid presents day, but this year it’s time for a little partying. Look at […]

Eating Greek: Pasadena Greek Fest

Eating Greek: Pasadena Greek Fest

Did you know that some actively producing olive trees in Greece were planted over seven hundred years ago—in the thirteenth century? You may not be surprised  that 7% of the marble produced in the world comes from the Hellenic Republic, but did you know that Greece is the leading producer of sea sponges? Greece also […]

Les Miz & Bernstein

Les Miz & Bernstein

This Saturday is the last Festival on the Green event with the California Philharmonic at Santa Anita Racetrack for the 2013 season. From the Broadway National Touring Company, Les Misérables stars Randal Keith and Melissa Lyons will be special guests. Lyons was born and raised in Orange County, attended UCLA, and played Lady Larken in Once […]

Foothill Unity Back to School Event

Foothill Unity Back to School Event

Seventy-seven percent of Foothill Unity Center’s clients are at or below the National Poverty Level. We began researching the NPL and found aspe.hhs.gov/poverty, which stands for Office of The Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Upon further reading, we found that “poverty thresholds” is the term used […]

Mystery History No. 19

Mystery History No. 19

Where are we and what’s happening? In the photo to the right, an unidentified man waves farewell just before dawn on March 23, 1942, after being processed at the Rose Bowl Stadium for residency at the Manzanar internment camp. The stadium, Santa Anita Racetrack in Arcadia and the Fairplex in Pomona were among the processing centers and […]

Andrew Lloyd Webber Meets Puccini

Andrew Lloyd Webber Meets Puccini

One of today’s most prolific modern musical theater composers and one of the most prolific composers in the history of opera. Webber and Puccini. The California Philharmonic‘s Andrew Lloyd Webber Meets Puccini-themed concert with Maestro Victor Vener is hitting the racetrack this Saturday, July 13th. Soprano Lori Stinson, dramatic tenor Christopher Campbell, and bass baritone Cedric […]

Artisan Faire

Artisan Faire

Ellen Snortland, a resident of Altadena, earned a J.D. from Loyola Law School, a B.A. in theater and film from USC, and a degree in Norwegian baking. She recalls, “My mother was a very peaceful person. The only time I heard her swear was when she made “Kransekake” or Crown cake. Years later, I understood […]

Eat Like A Greek

Eat Like A Greek

Now you may know soulvakia, gyros and moussaka, but what about pastistio, loukaniko, tiropites, or kourambiethes? Either way, it translates into Greek cuisine—in spades. This Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, Pasadena Greek Fest at the Santa Anita Race Track will offer Greek foods you know and love, and delicacies you definitely need to try. (Pastistio is the […]

Beethoven at the Race Track

Beethoven at the Race Track

What: Music of Beethoven and John Williams by the California Philharmonic Chorale and Soloists Program: Beethoven’s Ode to Joy from Symphony No. 9 and John William’s scores from Star Wars, Superman, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Amistad, and Saving Private Ryan. When: Saturday, August 25th Where: Santa Anita Race Track, on their “specially renovated lush infield” […]

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