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Tape, Glue, Staples! PopOok! in Pasadena

Tape, Glue, Staples! PopOok! in Pasadena
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What’s a PopOok? We have no idea. We’ll let those in the know explain… In celebration of Free Comic Book Day 2016, the Allendale Branch Library hosts a discussion and signing with Hamo Bahnam, the creative force behind PopOok!. A semi-annual comic/music zine that showcases great talent from coast to coast and Canada, PopOok! has […]

Tales of Desegregation & Sayonara Slam

Tales of Desegregation & Sayonara Slam

Naomi Hirahara has been introducing many of us to a world about which we no little, if anything. Her Mas Arai mystery series follows the life of Mas Arai, a (now) retired landscape gardener who’s career and wife have passed, who’s attempting to stay in a new relationship while worrying about being too old and being […]

Laundry-to-Landscape Greywater Workshop

Laundry-to-Landscape Greywater Workshop

Laundry-To-Landscape Greywater Workshop – Saturday, May 14, 9-11 a.m. Arrive by 8:30 a.m. to allow time to park and check-in. The greywater installation training workshops are open to single-family residential Pasadena Water & Power customers. PWP has partnered with industry expert, Greywater Action, to provide a Laundry-to-Landscape L2L greywater installation training workshop. Experienced instructors will lead you […]

Martin Chalifour: The Making of a Concertmaster

Martin Chalifour: The Making of a Concertmaster

St. Edmund’s Episcopal Church celebrates its 75th anniversary on May 15 with a violin concert by and a conversation with Martin Chalifour, Principal Concertmaster of the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra. Chalifour is a native of Québec, Canada. He began playing violin at the age of four and graduated from the Montreal Conservatory at the age […]

Ederra Design Studio: Showcase House Master Suite

Ederra Design Studio: Showcase House Master Suite

One of the many areas of this year’s Showcase House of Design that we enjoyed is the Master Suite, designed by Cynthia Lambakis and Samantha Williams of Ederra Design Studio. Cynthia is a native of Eagle Rock and is currently “the proud owner of a 1926 Spanish home in the Pasadena area, which she is meticulously restoring.” She […]

Spring Is Sprung!

Spring Is Sprung!

    We hope you’ve had time to get out and walk the streets, in a strolling, smell-the-roses kind of way, as spring has sprung and, oh my, the colors and aromas rush the senses.   Enjoy…         A smashing blooming cactus courtesy of Debbie Dalton…     California poppies, calla lilies, and […]

Botanical Paradise: Reflections

Botanical Paradise: Reflections

It’s a centennial celebration. One hundred years of the Pasadena Garden Club: 1916-2016. On April 23, PGC celebrates its 100th anniversary with a botanical paradise and garden show titled “Reflections” to be held at the Pasadena Central Library. Larry Wilson of Pasadena Star-News writes that it was in June 1916 that local architect Myron Hunt and […]

Places & Spaces: Artists View “the City” from L. A. to Pasadena

Places & Spaces: Artists View “the City” from L. A. to Pasadena

Couple and local artists Timothy Smith and Yuki Toy work may be seen thanks to the South Pasadena utility box art project, which we featured in Utility Box Art and Utility Box Art 2, respectively. Smith took on the metro at the Mission and Meridian in South Pasadena, complete with trains roaring by, the classic town […]

2016 Showcase Peek

2016 Showcase Peek

There are still a few tarps here and there, a plastic chair that’s obviously not part of the final staging, an empty light switch looking for a new cover, and a massive “something” waiting to  be unwrapped and displayed near the outdoor pool and putting green. Other than those few dangling threads, the 2016 Showcase […]

Literary Death Match with Smiley & Hirahara

Literary Death Match with Smiley & Hirahara

At the 2016 Los Angeles Literary Death March, A Thousand Acres author Jane Smiley will be one of four judges and Altadena resident and author Naomi Hirahara will be one of four competitors. LDM, which is celebrating its 10th anniversary, once again teams up with the L. A. Times Festival of Books for a “Festival […]

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