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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 […]

Page to Table

Page to Table

Two of our favorite things: books and food. More precisely, cookbooks and the products of such. Altadena Public Library has launched a new kind of book club: “From Page to Table,” a potluck for those who love to browse or scour all sorts of cookbooks—and then race home to start cooking. If your cookbook collection […]

Snowapple

Snowapple

As we listened to the instrumental introduction of “Businessmen” by SnowApple, our first impression was of Safaris’ “Wipe Out.” When the vocals began, we thought of 1940s and 50s club singers or chanson in Paris. Three voices in harmony with operatic notes and the music bold and sometimes discordant, the overall sound is folk-ish while […]

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