Descanso Gardens Adds Prehistoric Plant Collection to Garden Experience

Descanso Gardens Executive Director David R. Brown and Director of Horticulture  and Garden Operations Rachel Young in the new Ancient Forest. The newest addition to Descanso Gardens in La Cañada will take visitors back to the age when dinosaurs walked the earth. Ancient Forest features plants that have been around since the Jurassic and Cretaceous Periods including a new collection of cycads – the oldest living seed plants – consisting of nearly 175 plants representing 66 species. Read More

Future of Rose Arbor Discussed

San Marino City Manager John Schaefer and San Marino Heritage President Shirley Jagels survey some of the damaged pillars in the Rose Arbor in Lacy Park. Photo by Stacy Lee City Manager John Schaefer and San Marino Heritage President Shirley Jagels walked through the Lacy Park Rose Arbor on Friday, Sept. 25 to determine the next steps for repair or replacement of the structure. Read More

LA’s New Broad Museum to Open Sunday

The Broad Museum on Grand Avenue in downtown Los Angeles; photo by Iwan Baan, courtesy of The Broad and Diller Scofidio + Renfro Gov. Jerry Brown, Mayor Eric Garcetti and other dignitaries gathered for a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Friday, Sept. 18 ahead of this weekend's opening of The Broad, the contemporary art museum built to house the 2,000-piece collection acquired over decades by billionaire philanthropist Eli Broad and his wife, Edye. Read More

Pasadena Guild of Children’s Hospital Hosts Annual June Debutante Ball

WEB IMG_3745_1 The Pasadena Guild of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles held its 54th June Debutante Ball on June 13 in the Ballroom of the Langham Huntington Hotel in Pasadena. Nearly 500 members and guests celebrated the presentation of 28 young women, who together with their families have supported the important work of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. Read More

San Marino Garden Club Honors J.P. Blecksmith

PICTURED ABOVE, left to right, are FRONT ROW: Terry Golden, Evelyn Peterson, President Marilyn Peck, Amanda Abrams and Linda Gutierrez. TOP ROW: Gretchen Shepherd-Romey, Marlene Klusman, Mary Modjeski, Lynette Sohl, Debra Spaulding and Kathleen Bescoby.  Mitch Lehman Photo The San Marino Garden Club paid eternal tribute to the memory of United States Marine Lt. J.P. Blecksmith by sponsoring the planting of 200 trees in the Angeles National Forest through the Penny Pines program, which is operated through National  Garden Clubs, Inc. Read More

Dining for an Important Cause

HS_Dinners_Julienne The Pasadena area is home to a host of exceptional restaurants, and for three days, Feb. 24, Feb. 25, and Feb. 26, more than 30 of these superb-dining establishments will be participating in Hathaway-Sycamores Child and Family Services' annual Dinners From the Heart fundraiser. Read More

Wells Fargo Surprises Vet With Keys to New Home

AR-150109988 The response of excitement and shock was quickly overtaken by a posture of gratitude and acceptance – all played out in front of a huge Rose Parade crowd at the corner of Orange Grove and Colorado Blvd. along with an estimated 40 million television viewers in the United States alone. Read More

California Art Club at the Old Mill

royalarchesandhalfdome There is no better way to explore the best that California has to offer than a road trip, and in 2015, the California Art Club will dedicate its exhibitions at the California Art Club Gallery at The Old Mill to this classic American pastime. Read More

Brookdale Monrovia Ribbon Cutting

On Tuesday, January 13 at 10:45 a.m., you and your guests are invited to join for tours, refreshments and a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the renaming of Gables Monrovia to Brookdale Monrovia. Read More