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Gift of Flight

Gift of Flight

Several weeks ago, a mother and father bird made a nest in the camellia bush just outside our back door. I’m no birdwatcher, so I have no idea what sort of birds these are, but that male is gorgeous with a black body, yellow bill and red crest. Who knows what drew the birds to [...]

Twist-An American Musical

Twist-An American Musical

The Pasadena Playhouse stormed back onto the scene this year and rounds out this season’s schedule with Twist, a new American musical inspired by the Dickens’ classic Oliver Twist. If Saturday night’s SRO opening is any indication, this show will be a quick sellout and on its way to Broadway in no time—so see it now and [...]

Fire in the Sky 2011

Fire in the Sky 2011

Skies across the San Gabriel Valley will be full of color on Friday and Monday nights; here’s a roster of the most notable shows. Alhambra Almansor Park is home to a free fireworks show, scheduled for 9 p.m.; bring your picnic basket or buy your dinner from local youth-group food vendors, who will be on [...]

Levitt Summer Season 2011

Levitt Summer Season 2011

After last weekend’s performances at Make Music Pasadena, music has officially arrived in town, and it’s here to stay for the summer. Next on the agenda is the beginning of Levitt Pavilion’s free summer concert series, which starts this Wednesday with marionettes (every Wednesday is Children’s Night) before the grown-up entertainment begins. The first week offers [...]

Donor Drive & Gold Cup Final

Donor Drive & Gold Cup Final

This Saturday, DKMS joins forces with “Extreme Home Makeover: Home Edition” and Major League Soccer in a nationwide search to find a bone marrow match for 7-year-old Jonah Gomez, who suffers from blood cancer and needs a bone marrow transplant to survive. For those who don’t know, DKMS, the world’s largest bone-marrow donor center, will be holding donor [...]

One More Good Reason to Become a Teacher

One More Good Reason to Become a Teacher

Kudos to former Hometown Pasadena editor John Stephens for making this video this morning at Sierra Madre School. The students, faculty and parents, with the help of the Sierra Madre Fire Department, staged a heart-tugging flashmob (which began as a fake fire drill) to say goodbye to retiring principal Gayle Bluemel, who we profiled right [...]

Developing Pasadena: 4 Alternatives

Developing Pasadena: 4 Alternatives

Four alternatives to consider for Pasadena’s future, and four opportunities to voice an opinion. Pasadena’s next step in the process of  revising its General Plan comes this month, in four public forums and a survey process. At the end of the process, the city will update its Pasadena’s General Plan Land Use and Mobility Chapters. The [...]

Make Music Pasadena 2011

Make Music Pasadena 2011

Despite the June gloom, summer is heating up with the return of the free Make Music Pasadena festival, this year substantially bigger than last year’s. Music lovers will gather in the streets this Saturday all around Pasadena for a free, all-day, all-ages music festival that takes place during World Music weekend. (The tradition began a few [...]

Michelle Obama in Pasadena

Michelle Obama in Pasadena

Michelle Obama and about 500 of her closest friends converged on a Pasadena Monday morning, the first sunny day in what felt like months. While helicopters hovered, a patient crowd lined the sidewalks of Orlando Road as valets sprinted and the smart folks had friends drop them off at the end of the ever-lengthening line. [...]

Redistricting Forum

Redistricting Forum

After years of being self-proclaimed politicians at dinner parties and social functions, Californians (specifically Pasadenans) are finally getting the chance to voice their opinions concerning the shaping of their political districts. The League of Women Voters: Pasadena Area is offering an opportunity for voters to participate in a free public forum at KPCC. The forum, “Dueling Maps: How [...]

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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