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Of Whisky and Words: Local Poetry Salon Makes a Stop in South Pasadena

Friday, February 12, 2016 | 4:54 pm

It was a evening of sizzle and spirits as the Whisky and Poetry Salon made a stop at The Hideout at Kidd’s Jewelry Heist on Mission Street in South Pasadena Thursday evening. The night paired four poets—Jackie Bang, Jennifer Bradpiece, Alexis Rhone Fancher, an... More »


Red Hen Press Signs Tammy Lynne Stoner

Tuesday, February 2, 2016 | 11:38 am

Red Hen Press is thrilled to announce that they have just signed the novel Spots in Sugarland by Tammy Lynne Stoner for an upcoming release. Stoner submitted Spots in Sugarland through the popular website Submittable, which allows for writers and artists to ea... More »


Altadena Library Seeks New Poet Laureate

Tuesday, January 19, 2016 | 7:25 pm

The Altadena Library is now accepting applications for Poet Laureate for the Altadena Library, May 2016 – April 2018. Poets who live or work in the Altadena community are invited to apply. The inauguration of the new laureate will take place on April 30 from 2... More »


Local Anesthesiologist Announces Publication of Children’s Book

Monday, January 11, 2016 | 5:34 pm

Dr. Keith Polk, a Pasadena-based anesthesiologist turned children’s author, has published his first book, a 24-page picture storybook titled “The Mardi Grasfish,” in time for New Orleans’ biggest party, Mardi Gras, which kicks off in January and concludes on F... More »


Unique Pasadena Bookstore Faces Financial Deadline

Wednesday, January 6, 2016 | 7:21 am

[UPDATED AT 1:42 P.M.: According to store owner Judith Marosvolgyi, the goal of the IndieGoGo campaign is $28,000. While their IndieGoGo site shows a 15% funding, additional funds have been raised by recent visitors to the store.] Judith and Steve Marosvolgyi,... More »


Red Hen Press Gets National Endowment for the Arts Grant

Thursday, December 10, 2015 | 1:30 pm

In its first 50 years, the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) awarded more than $5 billion in grants to recipients in every state and U.S. jurisdiction, the only arts funder in the nation to do so. This week, the NEA announced awards totaling more than $27.... More »


The History of Our Favorite Drink

Sunday, November 22, 2015 | 5:19 pm

Friday evening at the Altadena Library, Stuart Byles, author of Los Angeles Wine: A History from the Mission Era to the Present (American Palate), gave a lecture on the wine history of Los Angeles. Byles explained that for most of the 19th century “California ... More »


2016 One City, One Story Selection to be Revealed

Wednesday, November 4, 2015 | 1:59 pm

Pasadena Public Library’s 14th One City, One Story selection will be announced on Wednesday, November 18 at 5:30 p.m. in Pasadena’s Central Library’s Great Hall, 285 E. Walnut St. During the presentation, Mayor Terry Tornek and Jan Sanders, director of the Pas... More »


Chelsea Clinton Brings Her World to Vroman’s Bookstore Wednesday Night

Thursday, October 8, 2015 | 4:48 am

Through the first floor and all the way up the stairwell to the second floor, it was a lengthy line to reach Chelsea Clinton for an autograph, Wednesday night at Vroman’s bookstore. Clinton held a book signing for, “It’s Your World: Get Informed, Get Inspired ... More »