March 23 – March 28

Editor’s Pick 4th Annual Mariachi Women’s Festival (March 25, Pre-Concert Community Event @ 5:30 p.m., Main Event @ 7:30 p.m., San Gabriel Mission Playhouse, 320 S. Mission Drive) The 4th Annual Mariachi Women’s Festival returns to Los Angeles with the theme “Viva Veracruz”. The Festival celebrates the talent, intelligence, and strength of mariachi women and acknowledges their important role...

Business, Business Profile

Colette Restaurant

Mimosa time and brunch junction at Colette Pasadena! Story and Photos By Emily G. Peters Nestled on the border of Pasadena and Sierra Madre is Colette, your new affordable brunch spot. Colette’s take on American cuisine promises good eats and energy for the quiet corner between the two neighborhoods, guided by foodie founders Tony and…


Why Law Enforcement Needs Reinforcement
Columns, Opinion

Why Law Enforcement Needs Reinforcement

The Behavior Savior By Jordan Yassine The job of our law enforcement is to serve and protect. However, the meaning of these words are vague. Who and what are police officers “serving and protecting”? While this may seem like a common sense question, it’s a reasonable one to ask. Police departments across the country have…



Council Reforms Immigration Policy in ‘Gesture of Good Faith’

Police unable to distance itself from ICE entirely By Gus Herrera On Monday, the Pasadena City Council took formal action regarding immigration enforcement. Although it was a “gesture of good faith” (in the words of Mayor Terry Tornek), without comprehensive immigration reform at the federal level, the city will still find itself at the whims...

Public’s Help Needed to Guide Pasadena Transit’s Future

The public has five upcoming opportunities to share their views about Pasadena’s public transit system as the City’s Department of Transportation updates the five-year, Short Range Transit Plan (SRTP). The SRTP is the guiding document for transit service development and investments that support the policy goals for the City’s public bus transit services, including Pasadena Transit...


Arts & Entertainment, News

Pasadena Playhouse Celebrates 80th Anniversary as State Theater of California

Assembly Member Chris Holden, Mayor Terry Tornek, and Pasadena Playhouse Producing Artistic Director Danny Feldman gathered March 24 at The Pasadena Playhouse to commemorate the 80th Anniversary of The Playhouse being designated the State Theater of California. This also marks the first time that the State of California has awarded The Pasadena Playhouse funding to...
Arts & Entertainment

March 2017 Art Column

By Jeff Davis Christine Frerichs’ solo exhibition, “Beacon”, runs through April 15 at Klowdenmann in Culver City. The focus of her work revolves around color, light and landscapes to emote feelings, moods and meaning from time spent living and working in Los Angeles, New York and Tucson. Her abstract landscapes and symbolic portraits using wax,...

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Millennial Feed

Surviving as a Millennial During a Housing Crisis

Forget buying a house, many of us are lucky to find an affordable apartment – with a roommate, or two By Blake Pinto Living in Southern California definitely has perks. Affordable housing is not one of them. According to a 2017 draft report from California’s Department of Housing and Community Development (which is no longer...


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