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Poppy Super BOOM

Poppy Super BOOM

We are grateful to Ralph DeFelice of DayTripsLA for more stunning photography. Ralph and his kids found a “poppy super BOOM,” as he calls it, in Walker Canyon, Lake Elsinore. This year’s California poppy boom may be found about 62+ miles south of us, down along the I-15 between Alberhill and Lake Elsinore. Though the […]

Gumbo y Sopa

Gumbo y Sopa

It is said, “many ingredients go into soup.” And so it is that many ingredients make up the vast array of cultures we enjoy all around us in Southern California. Clazzical Notes was founded by Jerri Price-Gaines to illustrate through music and discussion “how seemingly dissimilar ethnic groups share a common humanity.” Clazzical Notes’ inaugural […]

The Right to Remain

The Right to Remain

No matter what side we’re on, discussion leading to understanding, new insights, and even a new perspective is never a negative. On Thursday, March 9, YWCA Pasadena-Foothill Valley‘s “Talking the Talk” series continues. The aim is to “bring our community together to discuss hot button topics and strive to come up with solutions.” The discussions are […]

The Weather ‘Round Here!

The Weather ‘Round Here!

This has been such a wet, soggy, blustery, shivery winter—after it had gotten to a point we thought perhaps we’d never experience another one—that some people we know are pining for the drought. But on our drive up the 101 to San Francisco several weekends ago, the rolling hills, vast fields, and endless vineyards, even under a […]

From The Little Arctic to Inez Milholland

From The Little Arctic to Inez Milholland

For eight days everyone is welcome to take a seat and revel in the silver screen. For a mere $75, film enthusiasts have access to all screenings beginning March 8 through March 16 at the 4th Annual Pasadena International Film Festival. From animation to live action, suspense to science fiction, human trafficking to mental illness, and from […]

Night “Light” Painting

Night “Light” Painting

The LA County Arboretum is a local treasure we hope everyone has enjoyed at least once. But have you wandered after dark? Arboretum Botanical Information Consultant Frank McDonough leads another of his “Night Photography in the Garden” events on February 25. Later dates are March 18, April 29, and May 27. Light painting adds an […]

Mammoth SNOW

Mammoth SNOW

Ralph DeFelice of DayTripsLA took his kids up to Mammoth this past weekend… …and there was SNOW.   Let’s share some pictures…                     ~~~   DayTripsLA.com Ralph DeFelice: I’m a single dad living in Pasadena with my two kids, a 5 yo girl and a 8 yo […]

Hot Lips’s SwitHearts

Hot Lips’s SwitHearts

As most people know, Loretta Swit is famous for her role as Major Margaret “Hot Lips” Houlihan on the iconic M*A*S*H TV show from 1972 until the series ended in 1983. Since then, Swit has been a guest star on TV series’, hosted the 26-part series Those Incredible Animals on the Discovery Channel, written a […]

Trike Squadron

Trike Squadron

We’ve learned they’re called “recumbent tadpole bicycles.” Thank you, Trike Asylum. Of course, this name doesn’t make me think any less that this is a sport for chillin’ aquatic larvae that are systematically going insane, but that seems not to be the truth and we don’t want to promulgate alternative facts. Not only is a Trike […]

Making Black Los Angeles

Making Black Los Angeles

Drawing from an extensive database of all African American households between 1850 and 1910, historian Marne L. Campbell will share the stories of middle-class African Americans who lived, worked, and established a community of their own in the growing city of Los Angeles in celebration of Black History Month on February 21 at Pasadena Museum […]

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