Author: Justin Chapman

‘One Arroyo Day’ Saturday seeks input from the community on its vision for the Arroyo Seco

After Pasadena Mayor Terry Tornek called for a new vision for the Arroyo Seco during his State of the City address last January, the Arroyo Advisory Group (AAG) that he established will be presenting its initial report to the Pasadena City Council this January. “During 2017, the city will consider the entire Arroyo Seco in a comprehensive way, not just as a site for a huge variety of user-driven functions, but as the living, beautiful, natural heart of our city,” Tornek said in his Jan. 18 speech. In a recent interview, Tornek said his goal of getting people to...

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Arlington Garden gets a new name and new management as the city attempts to purchase the property from Caltrans

Arlington Garden in southwest Pasadena is undergoing branding and leadership changes. Betty McKenney, who along with her late husband and former Pasadena City Council member Charles “Kicker” McKenney founded and cared for the garden since 2005, has retired. The garden’s board of directors is expanding and has hired a new executive director, Michelle Matthews, who started July 1. And it has been given a new name: The McKenney Family Arlington Garden in Pasadena. The three-acre Mediterranean climate, water-wise garden is located in the infamous 710 Corridor and owned by the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), which leases the property...

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Former Vice President Joe Biden doesn’t rule out another Presidential bid at launch of Distinguished Speaker Series

Will former Vice President Joe Biden run again for the highest elected office in the land in 2020? That was the question on many people’s minds last week, when the longtime US senator from Delaware stopped by Pasadena briefly to launch this season’s Distinguished Speaker Series at Ambassador Auditorium. Long story short: He didn’t say no. In fact, Biden did not actually mention a potential presidential run at all, although much had been written about the possibility in the week leading up to his talk. Nonetheless, his remarks at the Oct. 25 event sounded much like someone with the...

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Upcoming Events

Nov
25
Sat
10:00 am Flintridge Coffeehouse and Books... @ Flintridge Bookstore & Coffeehouse
Flintridge Coffeehouse and Books... @ Flintridge Bookstore & Coffeehouse
Nov 25 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
The store’s Small Business Saturday features guest authors, artists, live music and activities for all ages, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free.
1:00 pm Guided Tour at Norton Simon @ Norton Simon Museum
Guided Tour at Norton Simon @ Norton Simon Museum
Nov 25 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
A guided tour visits high drama depicted in baroque art, from 1 to 2 p.m., included with museum admission of $12 for adults, $9 for seniors, free for members, students and guests 18 and younger.
2:00 pm Alex Film Society Screenings @ Alex Theatre
Alex Film Society Screenings @ Alex Theatre
Nov 25 @ 2:00 pm
The Society presents its annual Three Stooges Film Festival, screening episodes including “A Plumbing We Will Go” (1940), “An Ache in Every Stake” (1941), “Disorder in the Court” (1936), “Men in Black” (1934), “Oily to[...]
Nov
26
Sun
2:00 pm I Love You NO Matter What!” -Sel... @ ONE LIFE YOGA
I Love You NO Matter What!” -Sel... @ ONE LIFE YOGA
Nov 26 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
I Love You NO Matter What!” -Self-Love Experience @ ONE LIFE YOGA
This workshop is an invitation to love yourself intimately. It is an experience of how to recondition your body to be in the most empowered states through the power of word, breath and movement. As[...]
Nov
27
Mon
6:30 pm Dietary Supplement Discussion at... @ Cancer Support Community
Dietary Supplement Discussion at... @ Cancer Support Community
Nov 27 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Dr. Amaliya Santiago discusses how dietary supplements and the right foods can improve a patient’s ability to fight cancer, reduce the side effects of treatment and enhance recovery, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Free, but[...]

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