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Keeping Custom Jewelry a Cut Above
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Keeping Custom Jewelry a Cut Above

By Emily Glory Peters “Lover of all colored stones—and listens like your bartender” is how Tracy Wilke is described on the website for G.H. Wilke and Co., her family-run jewelry business in San Gabriel. And like the work of an expert jeweler, she considers listening an art form. “I get called a bartender because I…

The Soap Kitchen: Good for Your Body, Good for the Earth
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The Soap Kitchen: Good for Your Body, Good for the Earth

By Emily Glory Peters Soap making is an age-old practice. Evidence of soap-like substances has been traced back to the ancient Romans, Egyptians, even the Babylonians, all whipping up mysterious emulsions of oils, salts and Mother Nature’s other odds and ends to get squeaky clean. That magic continues today, albeit with a considerable ingredient upgrade….

Pasadena’s Legendary Big Mama’s Rib Shack Closing
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Pasadena’s Legendary Big Mama’s Rib Shack Closing

Originally posted June 27 at 9 a.m. / Updated June 27 at 2:51 p.m. with correct phone number By Amanda Sulker-Hall Big Mama’s Rib Shack, also known as Big Mama’s, opened in 2002 but the origins of this family restaurant began further south east of California in Chattanooga, Tenn. where the founder, Dargin McWhorter, was…

Peggy Kelley: Making Magical Experiences in Pasadena
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Peggy Kelley: Making Magical Experiences in Pasadena

By Linda Taubenreuther There are many highly talented event planners in LA. And then there’s Peggy Kelley of Timeless Celebrations. Long before readers of Pasadena Weekly named her Best Event Planner two years running (2017 and 2018), Peggy’s work had been dropping jaws among jittery brides and big-time event committees all over the San Gabriel…

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Meet Century Rooter

We are Century Rooter service and plumbing. Family owned and operated, we know plumbing. A stopped up toilet, a leak that keeps on leaking, and a clogged drain pipe are problems that must be fixed quickly and correctly. That is why we offer 24 hour emergency service available, just call (800) 782-4744. For 25 years…

Pasadena Nonprofit Brings Beauty From the Ashes of Women’s Cancer Diagnoses
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Pasadena Nonprofit Brings Beauty From the Ashes of Women’s Cancer Diagnoses

By Emily Glory Peters A woman’s cancer diagnosis is an earth-shattering moment—not only for the patient, but for those who love her. From mingled emotions, a rising sense of helplessness is not uncommon—something Amie Satchu, Pasadena native and founder of Foundation for Living Beauty, sought to change. “When Amie’s mom was diagnosed with multiple myeloma,…

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