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Ideas Worth Spreading at TEDx, Jr.

Ideas Worth Spreading at TEDx, Jr.

TEDx is the mini-me, local version of TED, a 4-day conference that began over 30 years ago. TEDx “supports individuals or groups in hosting local, self-organized TED-style events.” Transform. Transcend. Thrive. These are the themes behind TEDx South Pasadena High on May 30th. All of (the) speakers and Interactive Experience Salon speakers will share their […]

CicLAvia Pasadena 2015

CicLAvia Pasadena 2015

Metro Los Angeles puts its money where the pedals are…Presenting, CicLAvia Pasadena, a 3.5 mile route through the heart of Old Town. Yoga and music may be found at the Memorial Park Hub at Levitt Pavilion’s bandshell, a mixed media art project hosted by Armory Center for the Arts along with free admission to art […]

From Oenology to Criminology

From Oenology to Criminology

Northern California may be renowned for its vintages, but the state’s wine industry “actually was born near El Pueblo de Los Angeles.” Whatever one’s feelings may be about the Spanish missionaries, we must thank them for planting, nurturing, and then in 1782 harvesting their first vintage at Mission San Juan Capistrano. Vineyards were cultivated at […]

Best in Show: The California Classic

Best in Show: The California Classic

Anita had a fancy for bulldogs and Airedales. In 1908, Anita Baldwin, daughter of E. J. “Lucky” Baldwin and resident of Sierra Madre, founded the then Crown City Kennel Club, “envisioning for the west coast a dog club of the stature of the Westminster Club in the east.” Today, the Kennel Club of Pasadena is […]

Tour of California Ends in Pasadena

Tour of California Ends in Pasadena

The Tour of California has 18 teams from all over the globe riding 720 miles and crossing the finish line here in Pasadsena. The race started Sunday, May 10th in Sacramento and ends at the Rose Bowl a week later on Sunday, May 17th. On the 10th, the day began at 10:50 in the morning […]

Bike Week Pasadena: Forget the Drive In

Bike Week Pasadena: Forget the Drive In

May is National Bike Month and the 9th Annual Bike Week Pasadena presents a slew of activities for you and your bike. Event breakdown courtesy of CICLE.org (Cyclists Inciting Change thru LIVE Exchange)…   All Bike Week Pasadena activities are free and open to the public. This year’s highlights include: A Taste of Pasadena Restaurant […]

Colors of Water

Colors of Water

(Official text) “Colors of Water,” a group show exploring the many impressions that water has on a person’s imaginations. Join us in the Closing Reception to celebrate artistic diversity, friendship and a cozy corner coffee shop that many locals call their daily haunt. “Colors of Water” has ceramics from Ginko Ching Lee and paintings from […]

LitFest 2015

LitFest 2015

Poets, independent bookmakers, self-publishing, satire, California authors, diversity in Young Adult literature, memoir writing, Pulitzer Prize-winner and food critic Jonathan Gold, science writers, mystery writers, and women writers may all be heard during the 2015 LitFest Pasadena.   Local authors, Désirée Zamorano, Jervey Tervalon, Ron Koertge, Gary Phillips, Petrea Burchard, Naomi Hirahara will be among […]

Foraging Your Garden & Wild Beer

Foraging Your Garden & Wild Beer

Is the cupboard bare? Then simply step out your back door. You didn’t realize you had a “backyard pantry” did you? Need a little lettuce? Try Baby Miner. Want some spinach? Look for wild green lambsquarters. Want an “awesome” ingredient for your salad? Put in some chickweeds. As a part of Huntington Ranch’s “Ecosystem-Based Gardening […]

Tea, Cookies & Talking About Death

Tea, Cookies & Talking About Death

“We will gather with one intent, to discuss death in order to enhance life,” says Hospice Chaplain Maggie Yenoki. Yenoki is scheduled to lead Pasadena’s first Death Café on May 5th at Throop Church. Neuchâtel, Switzerland was the site of the first Death Café as imagined by sociologist and anthropologist Bernard Crettaz with the “aim…to liberate […]

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