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Getting Off the Beaten Colorado Boulevard Path: Old Pasadena Management District

By Emily Glory Peters “Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain” rings (partially) true for the folks behind Old Pasadena Management District (OPMD), the nonprofit you probably never heard of. Contracting with the City of Pasadena, the organization masterminds many of the creative...

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...

Pasadena’s Legendary Big Mama’s Rib Shack Closing

Big Mama’s founder Dargin McWhorter. – Courtesy photo / Amanda Sulker-Hall 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...

Beating the Burnout: Self-Care at Sierra Madre Massage Company

By Emily Glory Peters Burnout. Once a catch-all phrase for wearisome workaholics, burnout is now a diagnosable condition as stress made manifest in the body—yet most coverage on the subject lacks recommended cures. So if a long-term tropical location or quitting your job altogether are...

Meet Century Rooter

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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...

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...

St. Gregory A. & M. Hovsepian School Goes Full STEAM Ahead

By Emily Glory Peters “Don’t throw anything away.” It’s not a hoarder’s mentality—it’s the bedrock of teachers Michele Browning and Arpy Jahjah’s STEAM philosophy at St. Gregory A. & M. Hovsepian School in Pasadena. “For young learners, school is a freight train—it’s cognitive overload,” says Browning,...

Readers’ Choice 2019 Final Vote

Cast your ballot before the voting period ends The Readers’ Choice 2019 voting period is coming to an end. Thursday, June 6, is the last day to cast your vote before 10 p.m. You, the community, have selected these nominees to be top contenders for...

Business Struggles? Slide into the Hot Seat at B4B Think Tank

By Emily Glory Peters Picture this: you’re a year (or several) into building your own business and you’ve hit a snag. Perhaps it’s high staff turnover or a low marketing budget—regardless, you know something needs to change to keep your business afloat. Where do you...

Readers’ Choice 2019 Nominees Announced May 24

See who is in the running to be featured in this year’s Readers’ Choice The Readers’ Choice 2019 nominees are in. You, the community, have selected these nominees to be top contenders for this year’s Readers’ Choice favorites. The voting period will be open Friday,...
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