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See a Teahouse Being Built—Vicariously

See a Teahouse Being Built—Vicariously

Vimeo it’s called. Team Vimeo is 57 filmmakers and video creators who had a desire to share their works. This has grown into a community that values quality over novelty, whose members are supportive and encouraging and have a wide array of interests. Vimeo member and Pasadena photographer Michael Stern has created a time-lapse video documenting [...]

Our Wild Wind Event: Updated All Day

Our Wild Wind Event: Updated All Day

The Pasadena and Foothills area was slammed by winds overnight and daybreak delivered the expected mayhem – power outages, fallen trees, downed power lines and structure fires… and there’s more coming tonight. Make yourself another cup of coffee and do the city a favor—stay off the streets today. All local schools are closed; see list [...]

A Better Life Rings True

A Better Life Rings True

“Teacher, why are you showing me such a sad movie? I’m gonna cry all day.” “Miss, I’d kill to have a father like that!” Sometimes I strike gold while watching a film with my students. It happened last week when we saw the summer 2011 independent film A Better Life, directed by Chris Weitz. It’s my [...]

Pasadena Standard Time

Pasadena Standard Time

The Pasadena Art Museum was a legendary institution at the white-hot epicenter of postwar art in Southern California. That fascinating, percolating, seminal era is being celebrated throughout the Southland in a series of exhibitions called Pacific Standard Time—and in Pasadena right now. The Pasadena Art Museum began in 1924 in a house on the northwest [...]

Museum Freebies & Discounts

Museum Freebies & Discounts

Need a little family bonding time post-feast and football? Or a place to walk off some of that turkey?  How about exploring museums—for free? Or, if you’re in a Black Friday mood, there’s no better place to find clever gifts and unusual holiday decor than the gift shop at any of our local museums—and you [...]

10 Things We’re Thankful For

10 Things We’re Thankful For

We’re a lucky bunch at Hometown Pasadena, and we know it. So each of us decided to share one thing about our hometowns that we’re particularly grateful for. 1. The Rose Bowl Aquatic Center. I’ve been swimming laps there for 25 years, and while it has grown more crowded and you encounter the occasional breach of [...]

Pasadena: The Calendar

Pasadena: The Calendar

Ever since we published the first version of Hometown Pasadena (the book, that is), we’ve been tossing around the idea of producing a calendar. But now there’s no need, because our friend Petrea Burchard has done it. Many of you know her as the multi-talented woman behind Pasadena Daily Photo. She shoots photographs, she writes, [...]

Hiking It, Learning It & Seeing Merlin

Hiking It, Learning It & Seeing Merlin

Sidle along narrow steps and clamber over rocks as you hike the Mount Lowe Railway’s former route with its complex funicular system. (When’s the last time you scheduled something “funicular” into your day?) Raise your binoculars to catch sight of a wrentit. A what-it? It’s a long-tailed North American songbird that is dedicated to a [...]

San Marino School Board

San Marino School Board

We don’t cover hard news here at Hometown Pasadena—we’re all about the features. And so we don’t officially endorse anyone in elections. But I feel the need to unofficially sing the praises of our pal from pilates class, Lisa Link, who’s running for the San Marino Board of Education on Tuesday. For a couple of [...]

Twelfth Night

Twelfth Night

Shakespeare’s purest, silliest comedy opens the inaugural season for A Noise Within, in Pasadena’s newest theater complex. The excellent A Noise Within repertory company has moved to Pasadena from its longtime home in Glendale. This troupe of spirited actors has been in existence for twenty years and they play together that way, finding the fun [...]

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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