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Making a Difference

As part of the National Black History Month celebration, the National Congress of Black Women, Inc. (NCBW), Los Angeles Chapter, will present “Women Making a Difference,” an evening of music, song, poetry, acting and dance depicting the rise of the African American Woman, Sunday, February 23, 2014. “Not only are we inviting everyone to come out and have a great time in celebration of Black…

New ‘Historic Pasadena’ Smartphone Application Unveiled Today

Pasadena’s Historic Preservation Commission will hear details about and see a demonstration of a new smart phone application which disseminates public information about historic resources in Pasadena at its meeting today. The “Historic Pasadena” smart…

What Do Juice, Oil and Water Have to do with Los Angeles?

USC Professor Tom Tomlinson Head to the Crowell Library in San Marino to be delighted by the stories and tales of how the diverse city of Los Angeles and surrounding areas grew its roots. With…

1943: Pasadena’s Finest Capture “The Human Fly”

On April 2, 1943 Carl Hopper, a 22 year old bandit and kidnapping suspect, made a daring escape from HOJJ (Hall of Justice Jail), and from that day forward he would be known as the…

World’s Smallest Motor Donated to Pasadena Museum of History

McLellan and micromotor c1960. Photo by PMH In 1959, Dr. Richard Feynman, the famous CalTech theoretical physicist, issued a challenge at a meeting of the American Physical Society that effectively ushered in the field of…

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Ancient Archimedes Text Revealed in Exhibition

(Originally Published Dec 12, 2013) The oldest surviving copy of treatises by the great classical mathematician Archimedes will be on view at The Huntington Library,…

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Innovative Digital Exhibition to Focus on Dynamic Changes in Postwar Built Environment of LA

Doug White, Shopping Bag Market, date unknown. Photograph, 4 in. x 5 in. Southern California Edison Photographs and Negatives. Photo by Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens. The Huntington-USC Institute on California and the West will present an innovative, web-based digital exhibition this spring with more than a dozen authors, critics, and scholars curating photographs from the 70,000 strong Southern California Edison archive of The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens. “Form and Landscape: Southern California Edison and the Los Angeles Basin, 1940–1990” is part of Pacific Standard Time Presents: Modern Architecture in L.A., an initiative of the…

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