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These Birdly Delights

These Birdly Delights
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The ancient Chinese philosophy Taoism (also known as Daoism) believes that a three legged red crow which lives in the sun symbolises the Great Triad which is the three great powers of being: Man, Heaven and Earth. (Signology.org) The Egyptian god Atum chose a bird to represent the moment of creation while birds of prey […]

Pasadena’s Prospect Park Books: Open House, Book Sale & Murder

Pasadena’s Prospect Park Books: Open House, Book Sale & Murder

Hometown Pasadena, this online magazine, is all thanks to Colleen Dunn Bates and her crew of fabulous writers, designers, photographers, editors, characters, and partner Patty O’Sullivan at Prospect Park Books. Since 2006, PPB has published dozens of funny, informative, introspective, entertaining, and riveting books from Lian Dolan’s Helen of Pasadena, Naomi Hirahara’s Mas Arai mystery […]

Canterbury & Coventry…and Forgiveness

Canterbury & Coventry…and Forgiveness

All Saints taps into our spirituality by presenting the Canterbury and Coventry Spring Concert, and our level of faith and ability for forgiveness during a talk by Bangladeshi-American Rais Bhuiyan. From a victim in the days following 9/11 when he was shot in the face in Dallas, Texas by Mark Anthony Stroman, Bhuiyan attracted attention […]

50+ Artists. 25+ Locations. 2 Days. Open Studios.

50+ Artists. 25+ Locations. 2 Days. Open Studios.

We’ve written repeatedly about Open Studios…and were not done yet. The 4th bi-annual Open Studios has finally arrived—Saturday and Sunday, June 6th-7th. This event is completely organic, begun as a way for local artists to show and sell their work, while also offering visitors a glimpse into work spaces with access to the artists, as […]

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 […]

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