Author: Andre Coleman

Lawyer-turned-entrepreneur Spencer Vodnoy wants to bring marijuana to Pasadena

There isn’t much to look at in this industrial area on the outskirts of Adelanto. Many of the drab beige and gray buildings, mostly warehouses and factories, appear to be abandoned. The ones actually doing business amongst the Joshua trees dotting the hot and dusty landscape of this small desert town also have little consumer appeal.  But that’s OK. Here aesthetics take a backseat to the product being manufactured and sold: Cannabis, the new economic king of this small San Bernardino County community of 33,000. And Critical Mind Inc. is primed to assume the throne of this emerging empire...

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Local students to compete in recycling challenge

Students from the ArtCenter College of Design in Pasadena will compete with other students from LA County in Junk Battle from 2 to 6:30 p.m. on Friday at the LA Kretz Innovation Campus, 525 S. Hewitt St., Los Angeles. The students will compete to create amazing things from a big pile of trash. Previews of the work have revealed a hat made out of broken bottles and scraps of paper, a backpack fashioned from the upholstery of old chairs, and repurposed concrete turned community garden structures. Students and professors from Pasadena City College, USC, Cal Arts and LA Trade...

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Upcoming Events

Apr
20
Fri
8:00 pm “The Immigrant” at the Sierra Ma... @ Sierra Madre Playhouse
“The Immigrant” at the Sierra Ma... @ Sierra Madre Playhouse
Apr 20 @ 8:00 pm – May 26 @ 8:00 pm
“The Immigrant,” a play by Mark Harelik is set in rural, central Texas in 1909, as a young, Russian-Jewish immigrant settles in a small town, banana cart in tow, after having escaped from pogroms in[...]
Apr
25
Wed
10:30 am Painting with Acrylics at Hill A... @ Pasadena Public Library, Hill Avenue Branch
Painting with Acrylics at Hill A... @ Pasadena Public Library, Hill Avenue Branch
Apr 25 @ 10:30 am – 1:30 pm
Guests of all ages are invited to learn to paint with acrylics, mix colors and paint trees and foliage, with all materials provided, from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Call to sign up.
1:00 pm Free Film, Balloon Helicopters a... @ Pasadena Public Library Central Branch
Free Film, Balloon Helicopters a... @ Pasadena Public Library Central Branch
Apr 25 @ 1:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Free films screen at 1 p.m. Wednesdays. Wednesday’s film is “Witness” (1985). Kids ages 8 to 12 are invited to construct balloon helicopters and see how long they can keep them flying, from 4:30 to[...]
2:00 pm Earth Day Crafts at Villa Parke ... @ Pasadena Public Library, Villa Parke Branch
Earth Day Crafts at Villa Parke ... @ Pasadena Public Library, Villa Parke Branch
Apr 25 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Guests of all ages are invited to create Earth Day crafts from 2 to 5 p.m.
7:00 pm Wine & Song Music Series @ Arroyo Seco Golf Course
Wine & Song Music Series @ Arroyo Seco Golf Course
Apr 25 @ 7:00 pm
Brad Colerick’s weekly singer-songwriter series features Alice Wallace and Andrew Delaney at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 general admission, $15 for table seating, available on the website.

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