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FUN ON THE RUN

CITY LEADERS REVEAL SOME UNUSUAL SUMMERTIME PLANS BY ANDRÉ COLEMAN

13 ROADS LESS TRAVELED

A FULL ROSTER OF SUMMER FUN AWAITS AT YOUTH CAMPS AT HOME AND ACROSS THE COUNTRY BY REBECCA KUZINS

19 SUMMER SOUNDS BY JOHN SOLLENBERGER

23 SIZZLING SUMMER FUN

JAY-Z AND JUSTIN ANCHOR A SEASON FULL OF GREAT EVENTS CARL KOZLOWSKI

29 VENTURA: THE REAL CALIFORNIA ADVENTURE THE BEST THAT THE GOLDEN STATE HAS TO OFFER IS RIGHT HERE IN OUR BACKYARD BY ED BOITANO

35 BOOKED SOLID

THERE’S NO SHORTAGE OF GREAT READS THIS SUMMER BY TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER

42 BOLD & BEAUTIFUL

DAZZLING COLORS SHOWCASE MAXIMUM SKIN WITH MINIMUM FABRIC BY REBECCA KUZINS

ABOUT THE COVER: Photo by Jacob Wackerhausen, llustrations, clockwise from left, by galifax, Elena Mikhaylova and Emily Rush

EDITOR Kevin Uhrich DEPUTY EDITOR André Coleman ART DIRECTOR Kent Bancroft JUNIOR DESIGNER Carla Cortez PRODUCTION DESIGNERS Richard Garcia, Rochelle Bassarear WRITERS Ed Boitano, Carl Kozlowski, Rebecca Kuzins, Terri Schlichenmeyer, John Sollenberger ADVERTISING DIRECTOR Dina Stegon SALES AND MARKETING Brenda Clarke, Joseluis Correa, Leslie Lamm OFFICE ASSISTANT Ann Weathersbee HUMAN RESOURCES Andrea E. Baker BUSINESS MANAGER Linda Lam ACCOUNTING Alysia Chavez, Monica MacCree PUBLISHER Jon Guynn SOUTHLAND PUBLISHING V. P. OF FINANCE Michael Nagami V. P. OF OPERATIONS David Comden PRESIDENT Bruce Bolkin

CONTACT US PHONE (626) 584-1500 FAX (626) 795-0149 MAILING ADDRESS 50 S. De Lacey Ave. Suite 200 Pasadena, CA 91105 ©2013 Southland Publishing, Inc. All rights reserved.

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300 PASADENA Strike up some family fun this summer at 300 Pasadena! Sign up for our Kids’ Club program this summer and kids 12 & under can enjoy two free games, per child, each day (shoe rental not included). We also have 300 Summer Pass available for guests 13 and older. Kids’ Club and Summer Pass are available from May 27 through August 30. Call (626) 351-8858 for details, or visit freebowling.3hundred.com. ADVANCED EDUCATION ACADEMY Advanced Education Academy is a small private school in La Canada, CA, which specializes in student paced learning. Each student does not move forward until full understanding of the materials is achieved. Our student teacher ratio is low, giving each student the individualized help needed to progress swiftly on their personal program. Your child may come for a free visiting day. Come and see if this environment would be a good fit for you and your family. 4490 Cornishon Avenue, #3, La Canada (818) 952-1900 www.aeaschool.com ALHAMBRA SCHOOL OF MUSIC Alhambra School of Music offers private music and voice lessons on most instruments for children and adults. They also offer group lessons and summer workshops. With several hundred lessons given weekly and 23 teachers, they are one of the largest music schools in the area. All of their teachers are university trained and have extensive teaching and performance experience. For more info on their classes, visit them on the web www.AlhambraSchoolOfMusic.com or call (626) 282-1400. ALL SAINTS CHURCH All Saints’ mission is to make God’s love tangible through Spirituality, Community, and Peace and Justice. Those who join us find us joyfully and energetically challenging one another to live into Jesus’ central message of compassion and respect for the dignity of every human being. All Saints Church is a place where one can learn and practice how to express daily the deep truth of the interconnectivity of all people on the globe. Join us! All Saints Church, 132 N. Euclid Ave., Pasadena. Visit allsaints-pas.org or call (626) 796-1172. ALTADENA CHRISTIAN CHILDREN’S CENTER At ACCC the families of the children in our programs who range in age from 2 months to prekindergarten find programs that meet the social, emotional, academic and physical needs of each child. Our family centered approach helps to nurture healthy partnerships between our credentialed teachers and parents as we all work together to support the optimal development of each child. We are eager to help families from diverse backgrounds to discover that ACCC is the best place for their children's early childhood education. Contact our Director, Toni Boucher at 626.797.6142 or visit us at www.accc-kids.org ALTADENA STABLES Altadena Stables is a full-service facility and offers a safe and friendly environment for your riding enjoyment. Boarded horses are attended to 24/7 by experienced caretakers who live on the property. The location is next to the Arroyo Seco and its beautiful forest trails. Instruction is provided on reliable stable horses by skilled professionals and trainers, who offer lessons, camps, clinics and groups for riders of all ages and skill levels. Visit www.altadenastables.com or call (626) 797-2012. ARNOTT KENPO KARATE Voted the Best Martial Arts studio in the area by the wise readers of Pasadena Weekly, ours is the place to study the best of martial arts (Ed Parker’s American Kenpo) on the best of mats (Zebra), with the best of parking (3 private lots) and a.c. (2 new mighty rooftop units). Our Summer Special offers any new adult member 3 months membership, a private lesson and a uniform, for only $199. 915 S. Fair Oaks, Pasadena (626) 793 2255 www.arnottkenpo.com ARBORETUM SUMMER NATURE CAMP Our adventure-packed sessions for children, ages 5 to 10, are spent discovering plants and animals in the 127-acre Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden. Kids meet cool bugs, play nature games, plant their own seedlings, make crafts and create nature art. Our small counselor-to-student ratio ensures each child experiences summer fun in a safe and personal environment.Full and half day sessions; extended care available. Arboretum, 301 N. Arcadia Ave., Arcadia, CA. 91007. For fees and details, www.arboretum.org or (626) 821.4623. ART CLASSES OF PASADENA Art Classes of Pasadena is open year round, 7 days a week, with classes in traditional drawing, watercolor, oil painting, cartooning and computer arts. These classes are available on a continuous open enrollment basis, so you can join any time! Expanded hours in summer. See website for details. Ages 4 to Adults. $20/hr base price for classes (discount package available). 3763 E. Colorado Blvd. Pasadena, CA 91107 (626) 993-4021 or www.artclassesofpasadena.com BARNHART SCHOOL Join us for our 2013 Summer Session! Our program runs from July 1 through August 9. (Session 1: July 1 - July 19. Session 2: July 22 -August 9). We offer two three-week sessions. Come to one or both. Great adventures await you! Celebrating its 53rd year of providing quality education as a K-8 independent school, Barnhart is pleased to offer our Summer Academic & Enrichment Program! Barnhart School is at 240 W. Colorado Blvd., Arcadia. Call (626) 446-5588 or visit barnhartschool.org. BUCA DI DEPPO Buca di Beppo gets to the heart of fresh Italian cooking with favorite recipes like Chicken Carbonara and Baked Rigatoni. Buca serves family-style food in two portion sizes. Buca Small feeds up to three and Buca Large feeds an average-sized country. Well, actually it feeds up to six. Buca di Beppo is the perfect place for celebrating a special occasion, planning a business dinner or having a night out with family and friends. Visit bucadibeppo.com.

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CAMP FOX EXPERIENCE THE MAGIC OF CAMP FOX - CATALINA ISLAND. Since 1926 the Glendale YMCA has conducted youth camps at Camp Fox. Campers enjoy a multitude of activities: stand-up paddle boarding, Kayaking, Ocean Swimming, Fishing, Hiking, Snorkeling (use of mask- fin-snorkel –wetsuit provided), Volleyball, Soccer, Archery, Climbing Walls, Ropes Course, Aquariums, nightly Campfires with songs-skits plus special activities during each week. DON’T MISS OUT on the greatest week away from texting and social media, A life enriching adventure with friends and new friends - EXPERIENCE FOX. catalinaislandcamps.com (626) 296-4040 CAMP PAIVIKA BY ABILITY FIRST Located in Southern California’s beautiful San Bernardino Mountains and operated by AbilityFirst since 1947, Camp Paivika has helped thousands of children and adults with disabilities make friends, try new things and become more confident and independent. And, as campers enjoy their Paivika experience, families can take a break from the rigors and challenges of providing 24/7 care, knowing that their loved ones are safe, cared for and occupied with a full slate of fun. www.camppaivika.org for more information or call (909) 338-1102 CAMP SHI'INI Camp Shi'ini is a five-week Native American-themed day camp in Pasadena's Arroyo Seco. Activities include archery, canoeing, horseback riding, swimming, hiking, Indian crafts, athletics, and a monthlong treasure hunt. Campers are picked up from home in brand new camp vans. Since 1947, Camp Shi'ini has been the “ultimate camping experience” in the greater Pasadena area. We pride ourselves on enthralling adventures, which captivate the hearts and imaginations of our campers each summer. Camp Shi'ini, 1768 East Washington Blvd., Pasadena. Call (626) 922-0945 or visit campshi-ini.com. CATALINA ISLAND CAMPS Snorkel through sunlit kelp beds. Paddle along the rocky coastline with sea lions and pelicans. Hike into the island wilderness only 26 miles from one of the largest cities in America. There is no end to the fun, friends and activities. Our counselors are carefully selected, trained and supervised to be exceptional role models for your camper. The camp staff brings energy, fun and friendship to every camper, everyday. Join us this summer for your next adventure! catalinaislandcamps.com (626) 296-4040 CHILD EDUCATIONAL CENTER Pack your child’s summer with exciting adventures, fun learning and friendship. The Child Educational Center offers a rich variety and flexible camp experiences. The ten-week Exploration Camp features theme weeks that include field trips, swimming, arts and crafts, science and sports and special guests. CEC specialty camps, such as Horse Camp at Altadena Stables and Descanso Discoveries at Descanso Gardens, give children meaningful hands-on experiences for a memorable summer! 140 Foothill Blvd., La Canada Flintridge. (818) 354-3418 www.ceconline.org CITRUS CLASSIC BALLOON FESTIVAL Join us for the 6th annual Citrus Classic Balloon Festival July 26th & 27th. The festival is conveniently located off Hwy 126 in the East Area 1 Fields at 18249 E. Telegraph Rd. in Santa Paula, CA. A slew of events throughout the two days include wine tastings, live music, evening balloon glow & Kids Fun Zone. Food & retail vendors, balloon tether rides & ascensions, train rides to discover historic downtown and much much more. Visit www.citrusclassisballoons.com for more information CLAIRBOURN’S SUMMER ADVANTAGE PROGRAM Now enrolling preschoolers through eighth-graders for summer learning! The morning Preschool and the half-day or full-day Kindergarten Programs are designed to help young people be confident, successful learners. The 1st-8th Grade Advantage Program also offers over 45 academic, developmental, and creative workshops between 9:00-3:00. Give your child an advantage today! Program runs from June 24 to July 26. Register by May 17, 2013. http://tinyurl.com/SummerNow COLEMAN CHAMBER MUSIC ASSOCIATION "Sundays with Coleman" the concert series founded by Alice Coleman in 1904 celebrates its 110th season in 2013-2014. These intimate chamber music performances will present the Jerusalem Quartet, Rebel (a baroque ensemble), David Finckel, cello & Wu Han, piano and the Berlin Philharmonic Wind Quintet and others playing music spanning several centuries. All Coleman concerts are presented Sunday afternoons at Caltech's Beckman Auditorium. For information, please call (626) 793-4191. COLOR ME MINE Color Me Mine is Pasadena's premier paint-your-own ceramics studio, with hundreds of different pieces to paint in categories like Kids, Dinnerware, Garden, Pets, and Interior Decor. Our friendly staff teaches easy techniques so you paint like a seasoned artist and our beautiful studio in Old Town is perfect for finding your inspiration. We offer birthday party packages, workshops, scouting programs, and live music on the first Friday of the month. Open 11:00am - 9:00pm daily. 81 S. Fair Oaks Ave. Pasadena (626) 298-6765 www.pasadena.colormemine.com COLUMBIA COLLEGE Columbia College Hollywood’s Summer film workshop for high school students offers high school students the opportunity to learn filmmaking on the collegiate level. Students come from all over the world to participate and they benefit in two ways. First, students receive college academic credit. Second, their college applications will stand out from others because their application will already include a college credit earned while in high school. The 2013 workshops begin on either July 8th or July 22nd and run Monday thru Friday for four weeks. For more info, call (818) 345-8414 or visit www.columbiacollege.edu. c o n t i nu e d o n p a g e 3 8

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ON THE RUN CITY LEADERS REVEAL SOME UNUSUAL SUMMERTIME PLANS By André Coleman

CITY OFFICIALS AND COMMUNITY LEADERS ARE GEARING UP FOR LOTS OF FUN THINGS THIS SUMMER, AMONG THEM AN EXOTIC AFRICAN TRIP AND PERFORMING A WEDDING. With the Pasadena City Council meeting less frequently in the summer months, Mayor Bill Bogaard will have time to accompany his daughter and grandchildren to Uganda for a safari. “I will be gone for about 10 to 12 days,” Bogaard told the Weekly. “My daughter has urged me to join her, and I wanted to be part of an event that is important to my daughter. It will be fun to be together.” While Bogaard will be traveling roughly 9,400 miles to rendezvous with his family, other local officials will be having a good time much closer to home. continued on page 9

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Pasadena Board of Education President Renatta Cooper will officiate her first wedding in Sonoma. Cooper, who recently became an ordained minister, will perform her first marriage ceremony in June. Along with the nuptials, Cooper said the trip to Northern California will also serve as a getaway. “I have not had really had a vacation since I was elected,” said Cooper, who first took office about six years ago. “The last time I was away was I went to South Africa a few years ago. I became a minister,” she said. At the wedding, “I am using a Rastafarian blessing, the Old and New Testament and an Apache wedding prayer.” Restaurateur Robin Salzer said he plans to take several mini trips this season with his wife, Ann-Marie Villicana, and their three children. “We’re going to take the kids up to Yosemite,” Salzer told the Weekly. “We will be totally isolated, with no computers. After that trip, I want to take off for two or three days every couple of weeks and just enjoy the summer. My ultimate dream trip is to go to Harlem in June and watch the street basketball tournament. If I can get away, I’ll do it this summer. If not, I am definitely going next summer.” continued on page 11

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But not everyone can get away. Pasadena Councilwoman Jacque Robinson said work and city business will probably keep her from taking a real vacation, so she is looking to the Rose Bowl for fun. Besides the annual fireworks show on July 4, this summer the Rose Bowl will also host Jay-Z and Justin Timberlake on July 28. “I’m looking forward to Jay-Z at the Rose Bowl,” said Robinson. “And, hopefully, there will be a special appearance from Beyoncé.” City Attorney Michele Beal Bagneris hopes to attend the Delta Sigma Theta’s centennial event in Washington, DC. The sorority, a not-for profit sorority of collegeeducated women who perform public service and place emphasis on the African-American community, was formed at Howard University in 1913. “They do a lot of community work I associate with,” said Bagneris, who joined in January. “My sisters-in-law are longtime Deltas and they have been working on me for 20 years, so I finally joined. My daughter will have the exciting vacation. She is going to France.” But Pasadena Public Information Officer William Boyer may have the biggest summer of all planned. Boyer will be helping his daughter prepare for her freshman year at Hampshire College, in Amherst, Mass. “I will be making sure she gets packed and gets up there safely. She got an academic scholarship and her mother and I are very proud of her.” ■

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CHELEY COLORADO CAMPS

IT WON’T BE LONG BEFORE SUMMER VACATION, WHEN KIDS WILL BE HANGING AROUND THE HOUSE, COMPLAINING THEY’RE BORED WITH NOTHING TO DO. IF THEY’RE OLD ENOUGH TO GO AWAY FROM HOME, WHY NOT SEND THEM TO A SLEEPOVER CAMP? THERE ARE HUNDREDS OF SUMMER CAMPS, CATERING TO EVERY INTEREST — ACADEMICS, HORSES, ADVENTURE, MUSIC, SCIENCE, COOKING AND EVEN MATH. THE FOLLOWING CAMPS STAND OUT FOR THE QUALITY OF THEIR PROGRAMS AND THE UNUSUAL NATURE OF THEIR ACTIVITIES AND LOCATIONS:

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Located on Santa Catalina Island, Camp Fox has offered summer and weekend camping to area YMCAs for more than 80 years. The South Pasadena YMCA will sponsor a weekend camp from May 31 to June 2, while the Glendale YMCA and YMCA of the Foothills will sponsor several weeklong and weekend programs in June, July and August. Children at Camp Fox can visit three marine labs where they can touch sea creatures, observe fish in an aquarium and feed and touch sharks. They can go snorkeling with marine scientists to learn about sea creatures and kelp forests. Or they can go kayaking or practice archery. Additional information is available at catalinacampfox.com/home.html, the sponsoring YMCAs, or by calling (310) 510-1890.

Cheley operates separate camps for girls and boys, featuring activities for children ages 9-11, 12-13 and 12-17 on three sites in the Estes Park Valley. One of the camps’ advantages are their locations in the Rocky Mountains, enabling children to climb snow-capped peaks, hike to lakes in the backcountry, ride horses, or fish for rainbow trout. Other activities include sports, crafts, rafting and mountain biking, as well as singing, dancing and acting around an evening campfire. Cheley offers four- or eight-week summer sessions at a cost of $4,850 and $9,550, respectively. Additional information is available at cheley.com or (970) 586-4244. continued on page 15

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Crow Canyon Archaeological Center Camps The Cortez, Colo.-based center works to preserve the history of the ancestral Pueblo people. It operates three summer camps: A one-week program for middle-school students and a one-week and three-week program for high school students. Campers help archaeologists excavate and identify artifacts associated with the Pueblos, learn Native American games and spear-throwing and tour nearby Mesa Verde National Park. The one-week camps cost $1,400 per child for members of the center, $1,525 for nonmembers. The three-week camp is priced at $4,500 and $4,625, respectively. See crowcanyon.org or phone (970) 565-8974 or (800) 422-8975 ext. 146 for more information.

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Drummer Reality Camp Everyone has pretended to pound out an air-drum solo at some point in their life, but this summer the Pasadena-based Los Angeles Music Academy (LAMA ) offers a rare opportunity to actually learn how to hit the skins with skill. From June 27-30, LAMA will offer its fourth annual Drummer’s Reality Camp. The camp features clinics, concerts, lectures, performance ensembles, private lessons, a factory tour of DW Drums and a taping at DrumChannel.com studios in Oxnard. But the best part of all is the sterling array of talented artists who are participating: Terry Bozzio of Missing Persons and Frank Zappa’s band, Dave Elitch of The Mars Volta, Peter Erskine of Steely Dan, Alex Acuna of Paul McCartney’s band, and many more. Tuition is just $699. Call (626) 568-8850 or visit lama.edu for more information. DRUMMER REALITY CAMP

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New York Film Academy Summer Film and Acting Camps The only summer camp on the back lot of a movie studio is, not surprisingly, located in Los Angeles — more specifically at Universal Studios, one of several worldwide sites of the academy’s camps. These camps provide ’tweens and highschool-age students hands-on training courses in filmmaking, acting, screenwriting and animation. Kids ages 10-13 can attend one- or two-week camps focusing on filmmaking, acting or animation in either New York or Los Angeles. Teenaged campers can choose from programs specializing in filmmaking, digital filmmaking, acting, advanced digital video, screenwriting and videogame design during sessions lasting from one to six weeks. Each film camp student writes, shoots, directs and edits his or her own film. Los Angeles-based campers also hear lectures from directors, actors and other guest speakers and attend movie premieres and television tapings. For more information see www.nyfa.edu/summer_camp or call (212) 674-4300.

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Space camps are popular, but they’re so 20th century! Why not send your kids to Robotics Camp, one of several camps located at the US Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville, Ala.? Here campers ages 9-11 learn about

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engineering and design of robotics, working together and using a variety of tools (including Legos) to design their own robots and compete for the Robotics Award. Children ages 12-14 can participate in similar activities at the Robotics Academy. Both programs are offered throughout the year and begin on Sundays, with graduation ceremonies the following Fridays. Camps held in the summer (from May 26 through August 31) cost $979 per person, with programs held at other times priced at $779 and $879. See spacecamp.com or phone (800) 63-SPACE (800/637-7223) for more information. ■

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Summertime, and the listenin’ is easy. That pretty well sums up Greater Pasadena this season, with the country’s best musicians plying their skills at some of the region’s leading venues. Following are the locations and schedules for the area’s top performances. Boston Court Performing Arts Center 70 N. Mentor Ave., Pasadena (626) 683-6883 bostoncourt.com May 10 — Piano Spheres: Intimacies with Mark Robson May 11 — Song of the Angels Flute Orchestra July 12 — Piano Spheres: Visual Music with Vicki Ray July 19 — The Josh Nelson Quartet: Discoveries and Journeys in Sound and Video July 26 — Warhol’s World in Song: Musical Snapshots from the 1960s July 27 — Tout en Famille: An Evening with Grant Gershon and Elissa Johnston

SONG OF THE ANGELS FLUTE ORCHESTRA

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California Philharmonic Santa Anita Park 285 E. Huntington Drive, Arcadia (626) 300-8200 calphil.org June 29 — Beatles, Beethoven and Beach Boys July 13 — Andrew Lloyd Weber Meets Puccini July 27 — Dance Fever Aug. 10 — Rodgers, Hammerstein and Gershwin Aug. 24 — Les Miz and Bernstein BEETHOVEN

Descanso Gardens Music on the Main 1418 Descanso Drive, La Cañada Flintridge (818) 949-4200 descansogardens.org June 20 — Josh Nelson June 27 — Robert Kyle Brazilian Band July 4 — Graham Dechter July 11 — Scott Martin July 16 — Lucky Diaz and the Family Jam Band July 18 — Aubrey Logan July 23 — The SqueeGees July 25 — Bossa Zuzu Aug. 1 — Nolan Shaheed Aug. 8 — Sammy Miller Aug. 15 — Kristin Korb Aug. 22 — Betty Bryant

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Levitt Pavilion Summer Concert Series Memorial Park 85 E. Holly St., Pasadena (626) 683-3230 • levittpavilionpasadena.org Free concerts featuring a wide array of musical styles are Wednesdays through Sundays June through August. Check the Web site for updates. June 16 — Jazz Leaders June 19 — Bob Baker Marionettes June 20 — Carmen Souza June 21 — Jim Lauderdale June 22 — Alex Cuba June 23 — Barbara Morrison June 26 — Funky Punks June 28 — Jimmy Lafave June 29 — Canzonere Grecanico Salentino July 5 — Dublab July 6 — BMI Summer Nights July 7 — Martha Redbone July 10 — Sarah Lee and Johnny July 11 — Western Standard Time July 12 — Vieux Forte Toure July 14 — Dirty Dozen Brass Band July 17 — Jumpin Jazz July 18 — Mucca Pazza July 20 — BMI Summer Nights July 21 — John Jorgensen July 24 — Joe Craven July 25 — Bachaco July 27 — Arise Roots July 28 — Ndugu Chancler July 31 — Kiddle Karoo Aug. 2 — Black Mahal Aug. 7 — Sreve Songs Aug. 8 — Whiskey Shivers Aug. 9 — Dublab Aug. 10 — Chicano Batman Aug. 11 — Avery Sunshine Aug. 15 — New Found Road Aug. 16 — Limelight Steel Orchestra Aug. 17 — Mariachi Divas Aug. 21 — Rhythm Child Aug. 23 — Locura 20 | P A S A D E N A

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Make Music Pasadena 2013 11 a.m. – 11 p.m. June 1 More than 150 concerts at 11 different locations All ages are welcome Suggested donation: $5 Visit makemusicpasadena.org for a full schedule of concerts Pasadena Symphony & POPS Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden 301 N. Baldwin Ave., Arcadia (626) 793-7172 • pasadenasymphony-pops.org June 1 — Michael Feinstein’s Songbook with Cheyenne Jackson and Lari White June 29 — Bernadette Peters in Concert July 13 — Michael Feinstein’s MGM Movie Classics Aug. 10 — Classical Mystery Tour with guest artists Southwest Chamber Music Summer Festival at the Huntington The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens 1151 Oxford Road, San Marino (800) 726-7147 swmusic.org Saturday and Sunday, July 13 and 14 Igor Stravinsky: Octet for Winds Oliver Knussen: Hums & Songs of Winnie the Pooh Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Serenade, K. 361, "Gran Partita" Saturday and Sunday, July 27 and 28 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Serenade, K. 525, "Eine Kleine Nachtmusik" Gabriela Ortiz: Baalkah for Soprano and String Quartet Arnold Schoenberg: String Sextet, "Verklärte Nacht" Saturday and Sunday, August 10 and 11 Richard Wagner: Album leaf for Betty Schott Max Reger: Quintet for Clarinet & Strings, Op. 146 Johannes Brahms: Trio for Violin, Horn & Piano, op 40 Saturday and Sunday, August 24 and 25 Benjamin Britten: Eight Folk Song Arrangements Hans Werner Henze: L'autunno for Wind Quintet Benjamin Britten: A Birthday Hansel Leos Janácek: Mladi for Wind Sextet ■

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SIZZLING SUMMER JAY-Z AND JUSTIN ANCHOR A SEASON FULL OF GREAT EVENTS

FUN BURT BACHARACH

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NEVER LET IT BE SAID SUMMERTIME IS BORING IN PASADENA, WHERE THE CITY’S ALREADY LIVELY YEAR-ROUND ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT

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OPTIONS REALLY HEAT UP. This summer season is particularly exciting with two of the world’s biggest pop music stars hitting the Rose Bowl stage together, dueling symphonies offer up stellar summer pops sounds, the Crown City’s biggest theatrical jewel debuts a new musical that could be Broadwaybound, three cultural icons share their deepest secrets at the Alex Theatre, and a star-studded musical boot camp teaches rock fans how to pound the drums with the best in the business. The summer starts off this week with a bang, as the extremely popular Live Talks LA discussion series expands its reach from West Los Angeles locations and the downtown LA library to include the historic Alex Theatre in Glendale. First up is Burt Bacharach, the legendary composer who has won Oscars, Emmys and Grammys in addition to writing more than 70 top 40 classics including “What the World Needs Now” and “Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head.” He’ll be discussing his colorful life and new autobiography, “Anyone Who Had a Heart: My Life and Music,” with national bestselling author Mitch Albom of “Tuesdays with Morrie” fame PHIL JACKSON at 8 p.m. May 17. Meanwhile, former LA Lakers and Chicago Bulls coach Phil Jackson will reveal his secrets for winning as he talks up his new memoir, “Eleven Rings: The Soul of Success,” with former NBA star John Salley on June 12, and superstar fantasy writer Neil Gaiman will discuss his new novel, “The Ocean at the End of the Lane,” with Entertainment Weekly writer Geoff Boucher on June 27. In June, music kicks off on several stages, as the Pasadena Symphony & POPS continues its friendly rivalry with the California Philharmonic, with both presenting shows throughout the summer. The Symphony’s new conductor, Michael Feinstein, a highly popular pianist in his own right, takes the baton after the untimely passing of continued on page 25

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Marvin Hamlisch last year, leading the orchestra and its fans through four impressive nights, including a June 29 show with Broadway icon Bernadette Peters as the special guest. The Peters concert on June 29 coincides with the kickoff of CalPhil’s Festival on the Green program of five shows featuring songs by the Beatles, Beethoven and the Beach Boys. Working under the expert guidance of longtime maestro Victor Vener, the series offers a little bit of something for just about any musical taste. The Levitt Pavilion can also be counted on for wide musical appeal, offering yet another summer filled with free concerts five nights a week. Among the highlights are local blues and soul singing sensation Barbara Morrison on June 23, an evening of deejay wizardry by the Internet radio collective dublab on July 5, and New Orleans funk legends the Dirty Dozen Brass Band on July 14, all under the stars at Memorial Park. Finally, those seeking an evening of fun and romantic theater should head over to the Pasadena Playhouse from May 24 through June 23, when “Sleepless in Seattle: The Musical” makes its world premiere, starting a process that could take it to Broadway. Based on the smash hit 1993 movie starring Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan, which has gone on to be listed by the prestigious American Film Institute as one of the top 10 romantic comedies of all time, the musical features a book by the original screenwriter, Jeff Arch, as well as songs by Ben Toth and Sam Forman, with direction by the Playhouse’s own estimable Sheldon Epps. Anyone who’s ever fantasized about playing the drums can make their dreams come true — and with the help of some of the best in the business — at the 4th Annual Drummer Reality Camp at the Los Angeles Music Academy (LAMA ) in Pasadena. From June 27-30, the camp features clinics, continued on page 26

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concerts, lectures, performance ensembles, private lessons, a factory tour of DW Drums and a taping at DrumChannel.com studios in Oxnard. But the best part is the instructors, including Terry Bozzio of Missing Persons and Frank Zappa’s band, Dave Elitch of The JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE Mars Volta, Peter Erskine of Steely Dan, Alex Acuna of Paul McCartney’s band, among others. Tuition is just $699. Finally, the biggest event of the summer is surely going to be the July 28 Legends of Summer mega-concert starring both Jay-Z and Justin Timberlake, in a show that has already officially sold out the Rose Bowl. Seeing the current king of rap with the current king of pop, in a massive crowd on crisp summer night, should be the kind of extravaganza that creates memories that last a lifetime. You’ll be paying prices you won’t forget, either, if you can even find tickets through the insanely expensive resell outlets around Los Angeles. ■ The Pasadena Symphony & POPS performs at Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden, 301 N. Baldwin Ave., Arcadia. Call (626) 793-7172 or visit pasadenasymphony-pops.org. 26 | P A S A D E N A

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The Levitt Pavilion Summer Concert Series takes place at Memorial Park, 85 E. Holly St., Pasadena. All shows are free. Call (626) 683-3230 or visit levittpavilionpasadena.org. The Pasadena Playhouse presents “Sleepless in Seattle: The Musical” from May 24 to June 23 at the Pasadena Playhouse, 39 S. El Molino Ave., Pasadena. Call (626) 3567529 or visit pasadenaplayhouse.org. The Los Angeles Music Academy is at 370 S. Fair Oaks Ave., Pasadena. Call (626) 5688850 or visit lama.edu. The Legends of Summer Tour starring Jay-Z and Justin Timberlake is at 7 p.m. July 28 at the Rose Bowl, 1001 Rose Bowl Drive, Pasadena. Visit ticketmaster.com or search Google for ticket resellers.

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THE REAL CALIFORNIA ADVENTURE THE BEST THAT THE GOLDEN STATE HAS TO OFFER IS RIGHT HERE IN OUR BACKYARD By Ed Boitano

A FEW WEEKS AGO, IN NEED OF A LITTLE ADVENTUROUS CHANGE OF SCENERY, MY WIFE AND I LOADED UP THE CAR WITH OUR FAVORITE CDS AND SNACKS FOR OUR ANNUAL “STATE-CATION.” I COULDN’T WAIT TO HIT THE ROAD AND CRANK UP BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN’S “WRECKING BALL” WHILE BASKING IN THE BEAUTY OF THE PACIFIC OCEAN. PERHAPS, WE THOUGHT AS WE LEFT THE HOUSE, WE WOULD TAKE A BREAK ALONG THE WAY AND HAVE A PICNIC ON THE SAND. THAT NEVER HAPPENED. BEFORE WE KNEW IT, WE HAD REACHED OUR DESTINATION. I CHECKED MY WATCH AND WAS SURPRISED TO SEE WE HAD MADE IT IN JUST AN HOUR. I GAZED IN WONDER AT THE SPECTACULAR LAND AND SEASCAPE AND WAS ONCE AGAIN REMINDED OF THE STUNNING DESTINATIONS WE CALIFORNIANS HAVE RIGHT IN OUR OWN BACKYARD.

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The place: Ventura — nestled between Malibu and Santa Barbara on the southernmost part of California’s Central Coast. Billed as “The Real California,” we couldn’t wait to see what sort of real adventure awaited us.

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BACK STORY Dating back 10,000 years, archaeological findings indicate the Chumash Indians were the first inhabitants in the central and southern coastal regions of California. With the arrival of the Spanish in the 18th century, Mission San Buenaventura was established by Father Junipero Serra. He named it after Saint Bonaventure, hence the nickname: “City of Good Fortune.” Ventura was incorporated in 1866 and quickly grew due to the establishment of the Union Oil Co. and an influx of settlers from the East. Located between the Ventura River and the Santa Clara River, settlers found the soil so fertile that citrus grew better there than anywhere else in the state.

ADVENTURING IN VENTURA “Wanna hit some thrift shops?” my wife gleefully asked as we strolled down Main Street. Indeed, there were scores of them lining the avenue. What I

liked best is that Ventura’s revitalized downtown retains the feeling of a bygone era intermingled with new boutiques, wine bars, restaurants, inns, galleries and stage theaters. Pick up a complimentary Historic Downtown Walking Tour Guide at the Ventura Visitors and Convention Bureau and make sure you stop at the Mission San Buenaventura, the Museum of Ventura County and the Albinger Archaeological Museum. Another essential stop is historic Limoneira. Established in 1919, Limoneira is one of the largest citrus producers in the United States, packing more than three million field cartons of lemons that fill 3,000 trucks every year. Agritours are offered that include citrus ranch tours, hot air ballooning, jeep tours and gourmet orchard dining.

THE COAST AND BEYOND The Ventura coast possesses vast stretches of uncrowded beaches, surf spots, harbor cruises and a gentle 13-mile coastal bikeway — which made me acutely aware that I need to get into better shape. With the sun at my back, I remembered that early Spanish settlers called Ventura "the land of endless summers” due to its year-round daytime temperatures averaging 70 degrees. continued on page 33

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Ventura’s most amazing attraction lies 14 miles offshore — the Channel Islands National Park. Comprised of five of the eight Channel Islands off the California coast — Anacapa, Santa Cruz, Santa Rosa, San Miguel and Santa Barbara Island — this stunning nature preserve is often referred to as the American Galapagos because it is home to more than 2,000 species of plants and animals, 145 of which are unique to the islands and found nowhere else on Earth. Hosted by Channel Islands Outfitters and Island Packers, we took an Island Packers bio-diesel boat to Scorpion Harbor on Santa Cruz Island. The cruise itself was a great experience, during which we spotted whales, dolphins and thousands of sea birds. Once we reached the island, we found that recreational options abound, including hiking, camping, snorkeling and kayaking. We opted for a kayak tour guided by Channel Islands Outfitters' Clay Downing. Paddling through arches and into sea caves was an adventure I will never forget.

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TASTY EXPERIENCES The Wine Rack specializes in wines from the Santa Ynez Valley, with tastings of six labels every day. Not a bad way to start the evening. Watermark on Main is a hybrid of a contemporary dining experience housed in one of the most historic buildings in the city, complete with a remarkable 1920s interior. The Sidecar Restaurant’s executive chef and coowner, Tim Kilcoyne, embraces the local bounty of the freshest possible organic and sustainable ingredients for his seasonal, farm-driven menus. The Jolly Oyster is located on the grounds of Ventura State Beach. The brainchild of Mark Reynolds, there’s nothing quite like this food stand. Patrons enjoy either “shuck your own” or “to go” fresh oysters and clams. It was a fun and delicious way to end our Ventura adventure and the best part: We were just an hour away from home. ■ For more information, visit ventura-usa.com. This story first appeared in Life After 50.

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THERE’S NO SHORTAGE OF GREAT READS THIS SUMMER By Terri Schlichenmeyer

YOU’VE GOT YOUR SUMMER ALL PLANNED OUT. WEEKENDS WITH FAMILY ARE STARTING TO FILL IN BETWEEN TRIPS AND FESTIVALS. YOU’VE GOT A FEW HOUSEHOLD CHORES PLANNED, SOME EXPLORING AROUND TOWN, A BIT OF A ROAD TRIP, AND PLENTY OF DATES WITH A COLD ONE IN THE BACKYARD. SO WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO READ THIS YEAR? HOW ABOUT THESE GREAT SUGGESTIONS …

May There are plenty of books due out in May that will whip you into shorts-andswimsuit season, including “Hungry Girl 200 Under 200” by Lisa Lillien, “No Bake Makery” by Cristina Suarez Krumsick and “Fresh Happy Tasty: An Adventure in 100 Recipes” by Jane Coxwell, as well as new foodie books by Guy Fieri, the Batali Brothers and Art Smith. May will bring new memoirs by Burt Bacharach and the original MTV VJs. You’ll also find new novels by Neil Gaiman, Dean Koontz, Kimberla Lawson Roby, Walter Mosley and Wanda E. Brunstetter.

June Once summer officially starts, load up on more novels. Mary Kay Andrews has a new one coming out; so do Carl Hiaasen, Dorothea Benton Frank, Jeannette Walls, Barbara Delinsky, Marsha Clark and James Patterson (with Howard Roughan). There’s a new bio on Willie, Waylon and Kris Kristofferson due in June. Jen Lancaster comes out with another great book. You’ll also find biographies by farmer Mardi Jo Link, and a new book about President Obama. Historians will love June’s offerings: A book on NEIL GAIMAN

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the 1936 Berlin Olympics; one about the wives of early astronauts; a book about the Revolutionary War; and a book about American prosperity in each of the 50 states. There’s also a great book for dog-lovers coming up in June, as well as some fun crafts books, yummy cookbooks and a new Dr. Who book.

July Summer might be halfway over, but the parade of new books is NOT! Jump into July with a new novel by Laurell K. Hamilton, Jude Devereaux, or Karin Slaughter. Then work your way through the month with others by Catherine Coulter, Chuck Klosterman, Iris Johansen, Chris Bohjalian, Carole Radizwell, Zane and Danielle Steele. There are a lot of books for self-improvement coming out this month: One on dating, one on mating, some on making your life better, and a humorous book on epic fails in life and love. You’ll also find some great summertime cookbooks in July, too. Look for a new book about Orson Welles, a book for new teachers, a rockin’ new book on the Rolling Stones and some fun new crossword puzzle books.

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August You might be winding down your summertime, but the books keep on coming … Look for last-minute-of-the-season books by James Patterson (with David Ellis) to begin the month. Then plow through new novels by Faye Kellerman, Anne Rivers Siddons, Erica Spindler, Karen Robards, Debbie Macomber, Diane Mott Davidson, Edwidge Danticat, Emma McLaughlin and Kathy Reichs. There’s a new financial book coming out by Clark Howard in August, an autobiography by Ricky Skaggs and a pile of new cookbooks to take you into fall. And now for the disclaimer: Some books can be canceled or rescheduled. This isn’t a definitive list. And if you didn’t see your favorite author or subject on this list, then ask your favorite bookseller or librarian for more excellent suggestions. Guess what? They love to tell you about the books they love! Happy Summer and Happy Reading! ■

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DESTINATION SCIENCE Enroll in May & Save $10/wk! Destination Science kids (ages 5 - 11) enjoy those ?Aha!? moments! STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) learning is more important than ever before. In fact, it?s a national movement. Start your child?s journey this summer by heading toward Destination Science! 2013 Topics: The Ultimate Survival Zone, Wacky Mega-Bot Tech, Astronaut Adventure Camp and Crazy Coaster Science & Sea-fari Park! Locations: Pasadena@Neighborhood Church, LaCanada-Flindridge Community Center & many more. Special Offer: Enroll in all 4 weeks & save $80! (Ends 5/1/13) www.destinationscience.org (888) 909-2822 DENTISTRY FOR CHILDREN Dentistry for Children; a friendly, comfortable environment for the whole family. We specialize in infants, children, teenagers and special needs patients. Our office now counts with a General Dentist on board welcoming adult patients as well. We recommend regular visits no later than age 1. Our goal is to help you and your child enjoy a lifetime of good dental health, be cavity free and develop proper habits of home care ( brushing and flossing). PEDRO ROMERO, D.D.S. Dentistry for Children 747 Foothill Blvd. Suite One La Cañada Flintridge, CA 91011 (818) 790-1160 fax (818)790-5603 e-mail: pedrodds@live.com DR. MARILYN MEHLMAUER Having smooth, youthful skin is the first step to feeling great about your appearance. Dr. Marilyn Mehlmauer offers a wide variety of solutions for any problem areas on your face. Whether you have lines, wrinkles or acne, we have a remedy to restore the elasticity and refine the appearance of your skin. Visit us and explore our facial rejuvenation treatment options. Schedule your consultation today by calling (626) 585-9474. DRUCKER SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT The Drucker School of Management in Claremont offers a world-class graduate management education through our MBA, Executive MBA, Financial Engineering and Arts Management degree programs. Our programs infuse Peter Drucker’s principle of management as a liberal art along with our core strengths in strategy and leadership. We offer individualized, flexible course scheduling, an innovative curriculum focusing on values-based management, and the opportunity to learn from world-renowned faculty. To learn more, visit drucker.cgu.edu. EMMAUS LUTHERAN SCHOOL Since 1943, Emmaus Lutheran School has nurtured students with rigorous academic standards and Christian based life skills to produce well-rounded students whose academic careers hold no limits. Our graduates go on to schools including Johns Hopkins University, West Point and USC. Before and after school care, sports, student government, field trips, music, art, and SMALL CLASSES and INDIVIDUALIZED CARE help students become anything that they want to be. Join the Emmaus family! Visit our website: www.emmauslutheranchurch.org. 840 So. Almansor St., Alhambra, Ca 91801. (626) 289-3664 FOOTHILL MUNICIPAL WATER DISTRICT Foothill Municipal Water District, on January 1st 1953 officially joined the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California making water from the Colorado River and eventually from the California State Water Project available to the foothills. The District is one of Metropolitan’s 26 member agencies and provides more than 60 percent of the water used in the service area. The District covers approximately 22 square miles and has a population of about 88,000 people. 4563 Hampton Road La Canada Flintridge www.fmwd.com FOOTHILL MUSIC TOGETHER Music Together is an internationally recognized early childhood music and movement program for babies, toddlers, preschoolers, kindergardeners, and the adults who love them. Foothills Music Together offers Year-Round classes in the following Southern California communities: Glendale, La Cañada, Pasadena, San Marino & South Pasadena. Fall, Winter and Spring sessions are 10-Weeks; Summer sessions are 8-Weeks. Registration is now OPEN for Summer! Contact us to schedule a free demonstration for you and your child: (626) 398-4159 www.foothillsmusictogether.com GERRISH SWIM AND TENNIS CLUB Does your child deserve less than the best? We teach your child to swim like a pro with expert technique from the very first day in the water. Gerrish Swim and Tennis Club, 2713 New York Drive, Pasadena. Visit Visit teamunify.com. GIRLS ON THE RUN Summer Camp by GOTR is a positive youth development program that combines an interactive curriculum and running to inspire self-respect and healthy lifestyles in girls. Camps use the BEST of our regular season and deliver consolidated, interactive, fun lessons that promote individual awesomeness. Whether your daughter is a long-time participant or brand new to the program, summer camp will engage, entertain and empower! Camp is for 3rd - 6th graders. M-F, 9 am – 2 pm. gotrlosangeles.org (626) 590-4770. HIGH POINT ACADEMY High Point Academy will be offering a number of enrichment classes, including edible art, classic American cinema, community action, mock trial, rock climbing, forensic science, time travel adventures, drama, cooking, puppetry, woodworking, photography, jewelry, sports and more! Our summer school continues to offer options for incoming kindergarteners during the summer. High Point Academy, 1720 Kinneloa Canyon Road, Pasadena. Call (626) 798-8989 or visit highpointacademy.org ISLAND PACKER CRUISE Island Packer Cruise established in 1968 is the exclusive boat concessionaire to the Channel Islands National Park and operates year around from Ventura and Channel Islands Harbor. Half day and all day nature tours are available to hike, camp or kayak on one of five of the northern Channel Islands. Whale watching trips in summer and winter months. opportunity to view pelagic birds, dolphins, seals, sea lions and other marine wildlife year around. Also half day Channel Island Wildlife Cruises and dinner cruises. www.islandpackers.com (805) 642-1393. JUSTINE SHERMAN & ASSOCIATES, INC. Justine Sherman & Associates serves the speech-language and educational needs of individuals throughout the greater San Gabriel Valley community. We design customized treatment plans with personalized measurable goals achieved through individual therapy sessions or classes conducted by our certified and licensed speech-language pathologists and supervised aids. Our collaborative relationship with families, educators and health care professionals ensures the best opportunity for

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client success and supports our philosophy of holistic treatment. www.justineshermanslp.com or (626)355-1729 KIDSART KidsArt teaches a classical, realistic drawing and painting program. Students learn to draw and paint subjects such as still-life, the figure, landscapes, cartoons, and more. During the summer, we offer a variety of week-long summer camps. Camps are offered to children ages 4 and up, including Clay Sculpture, Anime/Cartooning, Figure Drawing, Storybook (ages 4-6), a NEW Pirates and Princesses camp, and more. Visit our website at www.kidsartclasses.com (classes with 2 s's) for the studio location nearest you. Call today to schedule a FREE introductory class. KIDSPACE CHILDREN’S MUSEUM “Summer Camps at Kidspace Children’s Museum are a designed to help your child go deeper in their understanding of our natural world. Whether that’s the chemistry we find in art or in the kitchen, the physics at work around us all the time, or the hows and whys of outer space, your camper will not only come home with new knowledge but a newfound love for learning. For more information, or to register visit: www.kidspacemuseum.org.” LA CAÑADA PREPARATORY La Cañada Preparatory focuses on each student’s needs through an individualized curriculum. Low teacher-to-student ratios have led to outstanding results with students learning at an accelerated pace. Classroom work is accompanied by enrichment programs that include art, music, Spanish, computer science, physical education and the performing arts. Each campus features a state-of-theart computer lab along with a fully equipped art room. La Cañada Preparatory, 4490 Cornishon Ave., La Cañada Flintridge. Visit thelearningcastle.com. LA SALLE HIGH SCHOOL 2013 Summer Academy & Sports Camp La Salle High School is dedicated to excellent student performance in academics, arts and athletics. La Salle Summer Academic Institute is for 5th to 12th graders from June 24 to July 25. Courses provide opportunities to hone skills and to learn new concepts in the more relaxed environment of summer. Students earn high school academic credit in some courses, and many courses satisfy UC standards. Sports camps are available throughout the summer for student athletes. Call (626) 696-4300. www.lasallehs.org LA STREET FOOD FESTIVAL Join us at the Rose Bowl Saturday, June 29th for the 4th annual! Enjoy the best street eats from 85+ food trucks, carts, restaurants, chefs & more! Plus cool drinks, two beer gardens and cocktails from four bars. Free parking and live bands on the Rose Bowl field. Tickets + info at www.lastreetfoodfest.com LINEAGE PERFORMING ARTS CENTER Lineage Performing Arts Center (LPAC) is a community hub offering specialized dance classes, theatre, music and dance performances, fundraising events, film screenings and more. LPAC is home to the Lineage Dance Company, a contemporary dance company dedicated to raising support and awareness for nonprofit organizations and making the arts accessible to all. Join us all summer for special classes, events and performances for the whole family! LPAC is at 89 S. Fair Oaks, Pasadena. Call (626) 844-7008 or visit www.lineagedance.org. LOS ANGELES CHILDREN’S RIDING CENTER Los Angeles Children’s Riding Center offers English riding, equitation, vaulting, and jumping lessons for ages 6 through adult. In addition, we have Day Camps, and a Show Team that competes throughout the year. We also have riding programs specially developed for public and private education, Girl Scout, Camp Fire, Birthday parties, enrichment groups, and community youth organizations. Sign up now for our Saturday & Summer Horse Camps! Call (818) 768-5470 or visit lachildrensridingcenter.com. LYCEE INTERNATIONAL Educators know that bilingual education paves more pathways in the brain resulting in better academic performance. Students at LILA (Lycée International de Los Angeles) a French-American school with four campuses (Pasadena, Los Feliz, Tarzana, Orange) benefit from a bilingual education. The goal of this Preschool–12th school is to create modern “Renaissance Students” who are able to reason clearly, think critically and creatively, and effectively express their knowledge in two languages and through two cultures. Pasadena Campus (626) 793-0943 www.lilaschool.com MAID BRIGADE Maid Brigade’s success in the community is attributed to our dedication to serving our clients. The goal is not to just to clean your home but “to make your life easier.” We use a Certified Green Cleaning System and of course we are fully insured and bonded for your protection. Our employees are our greatest asset and teamwork is essential. We are locally owned. We have been voted “Best House Cleaning Service” the last three years. (866) 974-1078 pasadena.maidbrigade.com MARKET ON HOLLY Every Friday from 5-7pm is the The Market on Holly Bodega's weekly Pop-Up Party. Enjoy wine and cheese, seasonal small plate specials, live sidewalk jazz, and a farm stand by The Produce Project. The Bodega is Pasadena's one-stop-shop for local, organic dairy, fresh flowers, produce and citrus, fresh baked breads, farm fresh eggs, cheese, charcuterie, imported pastas, local preserves, coffee and more. They feature custom gift baskets and unique florals for any budget. 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live music and dancing, arts and crafts vendors, free boat rides, a premiere Wine by the Glass Lounge and a silent wine auction are just some of the fun you can experience at our 27th annual event. Visit ojaiwinefestival.com. OPTIONS Options – A Child Care and Human Services Agency was founded in 1981 and today serves 10,000+ children per day with 750+ professional staff. Services include: Free child care referrals for parents. Training and subsidies for licensed family child care providers to provide nutritious meals . Training and quality improvement programs for child care providers . Voucher child care programs allowing parental choice in selecting care for their children For information, call (626) 856-5900. PACIFIC OAKS Adult learners at Pacific Oaks College know from the moment they walk into the classroom, everything they’ve experienced in life matters. That’s what sets this Pasadena institution apart from the rest. Founded on principles of social justice, diversity, and an experiential learning model that values the individual, Pacific Oaks College is a nonprofit, accredited higher education institution offering bachelor’s-completion, master’s, and certificate programs in human development, education, and marriage and family therapy. Learn about Pacific Oaks’ atpacificoaks.edu. PASADENA CERTIFIED FARMERS MARKET Tuesdays -Villa Parke Center Wednesdays – 500 Block E. Union Saturdays - Victory Park Enjoy fresh local fruits, vegetables and farm products! If you have never been to a Farmers Market, you are in for a real treat. You'll love the experience of buying directly from the farmer that grows the food. What you'll love even more is the fresh, delicious taste of locally grown, nutritious fruits, vegetables and farm products. Our certified vendors only sell what they grow. Or, to put it another way, they won't sell you anything that they did not grow. You know where your food came from and who grew it for you! The market is cash only, and we accept EBT (Electronic Benefit Transfer). Open rain or shine. Call (626) 449-0179 or visit pasadenafarmersmarket.org. PASADENA LANGUAGE CENTER We offer over 30 languages for adults and children. Our small group classes are perfect for beginner, intermediate and advanced students. Our language programs include weekly classes, intensive classes, weekend immersion, full immersion classes, kids classes, ESL classes, or private instruction. We keep the rates affordable so that anyone can learn a new language. Pasadena Language Center, 46 Smith Alley, Suite 240, Pasadena. Call (626) 844-5003 or visit pasadenalanguage.com. PASADENA LAUNDRY Pasadena Laundry has been a community favorite Laundromat and Drop Off Fluff and Fold store for a decade. It has recently been expanded and upgraded. It’s bigger with many more state of the art washers and dryers. It has always offered free WiFi, large new TV’s, plenty of parking, and friendly attendants. No quarters needed, it’s a laundry card store. Try the professional and convenient Fluff and Fold service. It is proudly owned by a local family. 2585 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena (626) 744-2948 PASADENA PUBLIC LIBRARY Spend your summer at the library! We have something for all ages from story times for little ones to activities for children, teens, adults and families. Our annual Summer Reading Club for children and teens runs from June 8 to August 4. Going on a road trip? Check out our eBook and audio book selections. Taking a staycation? Pick up a DVD from our Media Box to enjoy at home. Visit www.pasadenapubliclibrary.net for more information. PERFORMING ARTS WORKSHOP Voted BEST camp in LA Parent. Spend your summer in PAW’s Musical Theater Camp, Guitar Camp, Filmmaking, Makeup, Magic or Photography Camps! The ultimate “Arts” experience from rehearsal to performance. Campers are lead by nurturing, skilled instructors who work together to bring out the best in the children. Perform in: SOUND OF MUSIC, FOREVER ANNIE, BEAUTY & THE BEAST, WESTSIDE SUPER STORY or FROG PRINCE. Eight locations including PASADENA! Kids ages 4-15 will make friends and lifelong memories. www.PerformingArtsWorkshops.com (310) 827-8827 POLYTECHNIC SCHOOL SUMMER PROGRAM TO START ON JUNE 17 PolySummer, Polytechnic School’s summer program, returns for its second year with an even wider range of classes. This year's summer program will run three- and six-week courses from June 17 through July 26, 2013. From language immersion in Italian, Mandarin, and Spanish, to robotics and experimental sciences, there is something for students in grades K-12. Also new for 2013 are AP prep courses in Biology and Chemistry, as well as in research skills. Courses are offered to the greater Pasadena community on a first-come, first-served basis. Learn more by visiting www.polytechnic.org/polysummer. Questions may be directed to (626) 396.6307 or lsantos@polytechnic.org. You can also check out their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/poly. RAMONA CONVENT Summer Session 2013 Summer Session at Ramona Convent in Alhambra is open to girls and boys entering grades 6– 12. Four-week program running July 1- July 26. Courses include English, Math, Study Skills, U.S. History, Arts, Cooking, Dance, Yoga, Spanish, Science, Adobe Photoshop, SAT/PSAT prep and Sports. Ramona is also hosting a SCIENCE CAMP for grades 1 – 6, from July 22nd- 26th. Visit www.campinvention.org. Contact Halina Szymanski, Associate Principal, at (626) 2824151www.ramonaconvent.org SANTA ANITA FAMILY YMCA At the Y, strengthening community is our cause. We are, and always will be, dedicated to building healthy, confident, connected and secure children, adults, families and communities. 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South Pasadena. San Pascual Stables provides top quality training for horse and rider. In addition, SPS offers summer day camp, birthday parties and a beautiful venue for public events. San Pascual Stables also works in coordination with the Parks and Recreation Department of the city of South Pasadena and outreach programs as well as girl scout and boy scout merit badges. 221 San Pascual Ave, South Pasadena (323) 258-3999 www.sanpascualstables.net SIERRA MADRE LEARNING CENTER SMLC’s mission is to build individualized programs to assist and enrich children’s learning skills. Through our assessment process and ongoing evaluation progress monitoring, we assure educational growth through empirically researched and validated instructional methods. With 20+ years of combined educational practice, credentialed teachers and licensed educational professionals, we work to improve your child’s skills in academics, conceptualization, creativity and comprehension. Through SMLC, you can encourage the development of your child’s achievement. 38 W. Sierra Madre Blvd., Sierra Madre, CA 91024 SOUTH PASADENA EDUCATION FOUNDATION Basketball & Leadership Skills Camp Join former Lakers star, AC Green, at this camp! Campers will be challenged on and off the court – practicing and improving their basketball skills, and participating in leadership and character development discussions. The camp runs from July 29 – August 2, for students ages 7-17. For more information go to www.spef4kids.org, or call (626) 441- 5810 x1163. Enroll by July 8 to receive your free camp t-shirt! SOUTH PASADENA EDUCATION FOUNDATION Summer School in South Pasadena There are opportunities for everyone at SPEF’s popular K-12 Summer School. Classes include Robotics, Science, History, Languages, Writing, Sports, Art, Music, Dance, and Theater. Gain credits, advance in academics, while having fun! High School runs from June 20 – July 24. Elementary and Intermediate schools run 6/24/2013 – 07/19/2013. Classes start at $155 for four weeks. For more information go to www.spef4kids.org, or call (626) 441- 5810 x1163. SOUTHWEST CHAMBER MUSIC Treat yourself to a Music and Art getaway close to home! Grammy® Award-winning Southwest Chamber Music presents lush concerts in its 20th Summer Festival at The Huntington July 13-August 25. Picnic on the lawn and watch the sunset before the al fresco concert at 7:30, or dine pre-concert in the Tea Room. The Art Gallery is open to ticket holders before the concert and at intermission. Gates open at 5:30. www.swmusic.org or call (800) 726-7147. SPACE – SOUTH PASADENA ARTS CENTER Change your life today by exploring the world of art. Classes feature unique hands-on projects, experienced teachers and small class sizes. We offer workshops and classes for children and adults, including painting, drawing, collages, mixed media, ceramics, creative writing, photography and more. The South Pasadena Arts Center is at 1506 Mission St., South Pasadena. For more information, call (626) 441-4788 or visit spaceartscenter.com. THE SALT STUDIO We are Pasadena's first Salt Therapy (halotherapy) Spa, offering a new treatment for respiratory & skin conditions like asthma, allergies, eczema, psoriasis & bronchitis. Relaxing and breathing in the salty air in our special salt rooms provides your lungs & skin with the anti-inflammatory & antibacterial benefits of pure sea salt. We also offer professional bodywork and organic skincare, specializing in facials for teen skin. We aren't your typical day spa. We're a unique therapeutic spa for the whole family! 1380 Walnut Street, Pasadena (626) 765-6180 www.saltstudiopasadena.com TOM SAWYER CAMPS Tom Sawyer Camps is one of the pioneers in youth camping in Southern California.The camp maintains the strong commitment that every child should experience carefree, constructive activities in the out-ofdoors like Tom Sawyer and Becky Thatcher. Positive reinforcement from caring adults, the thrill of horseback riding and the chance to go out and get dirty are some of the reasons that thousands of children reflect upon their Tom Sawyer or Becky Thatcher experience with food and happy memories. (626) 794-1156 www.tomsawyercamps.com TRATTORIA NEAPOLIS Named one of LA’s 12 Hottest New Restaurants by Zagat, Trattoria Neapolis Italian Restaurant and Bar is one of Pasadena’s newest gems and award-winning Chef Bryant Wigger is serving up family fun all summer long. From all you can eat Pizza Party Mondays to Family Tuesdays where one child under 10 eats free off the kid’s menu with a paying adult. Parents and oenophiles can enjoy half priced bottles of wine and free corkage on Wine Wednesdays plus every Thursday chef will present a specialty lasagna. www.trattorianeapolis.com (626) 792-3000. TZU CHI GREAT LOVE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Tzu Chi Great Love Elementary School is a Bi-lingual Mandarin and English K-5 Elementary school located in Monrovia, California. The school culture actively models globalism and environmentalism while engaging students in rich standards based curriculum. All students participate in a meaningful Character Education and Humanities Program infused with respect, compassion and activism. Students enjoy small class sizes, ongoing small group instruction, intervention classes, and educational field trips and experiences that directly relate to the program of study. 429 E. Wildrose Ave. Monrovia, CA 91016 (626) 357-3286 elementary.us.tzuchi.org YMCA OF THE FOOTHILLS YMCA Summer Camp Helps Youth Learn, Get Outdoors and Develop Leadership Skills The YMCA of the Foothills is encouraging parents to help keep their kids physically active and mentally engaged by signing them up for a Y summer camp. Summer is a critical out-of-school time when children and teens can benefit from enriched learning, new experiences and making new friendships. The Y’s camp offers all of this and more. Visit www.ymcafoothills.org for more information. WALDEN SCHOOL Join us for an exciting summer of water play, obstacle courses, talent, and fashion shows, crafts, pool parties, barbeques, science projects, and most thrilling of all, your very own appearance in the Annual Walden Summer Camp Film. Students will explore, create, and learn while enjoying all of the summer activities that allow children to excel and grow in a nurturing, non-competitive atmosphere. At Camp Walden, a child’s natural wonder is cultivated with creative, child-led activities and projects. Campers will savor a meaningful summer experience and craft extraordinary camp memories. For more information and to sign up, please visit www.waldenschool.net or call (626) 792-6166

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DAZZLING COLORS SHOWCASE MAXIMUM SKIN WITH MINIMUM FABRIC By Rebecca Kuzins

THIS SUMMER’S FASHION TREND CAN BEST BE DESCRIBED AS BOLD: BOLD COLORS, BOLD PRINTS, AND BOLD, BARE SWIMWEAR. The colors of this year’s summer clothes are dazzling and near-blinding, including neon lemon yellow, neon lime green and hot pink. There’s a wide range of other green shades — mint, emerald and chartreuse. And there are numerous shades of orange — neon, cantaloupe, salmon, peach and yellow-orange — as well as bright reds, turquoise, peacock and royal blue. There’s also the occasional pastel pink, cantaloupe, mint and blue. A visit to several stores on Colorado Boulevard in Old Pasadena bears evidence of the move toward vibrant visuals: Bright red and neon orange shorts for women and bright yellow dresses are available at H&M, as are men’s pants in shades of yellow, orange, green and blue. American Apparel’s sweatshirts come in a range of colors, including neon yellow, yellow-orange, green, mint, hunter green and cantaloupe. And Lululemon’s running shorts and sports bras are available in hot pink, blue, yellow, lime, mint, cantaloupe and yelloworange, among many other colors. Horizontal stripes in combinations of these and other colors are also popular designs for both men and women’s shorts, T-shirts, polo shirts, bathing suits and gym wear. So are bold prints, some in geometric or digital patterns, some with large flowers, others in monochrome tones of black and white. Multicolored plaid shirts for men are another summer fashion item. For women, eyelet is a widely featured fabric for white summer dresses and white and navy blue blouses, as well as for a navy blue eyelet bikini available at Abercrombie & Fitch. This is also the year to wear metallic lamé fabrics. American Apparel offers several types of metallic leggings, including shiny nylon tricot in 30 colors, among them fluorescent pink, yellow, green, red, blazing orange, purple, black and white; and there are shiny high-waist in metallic copper, navy, gold and mauve, among other colors. Summer clothing have a clean, streamlined look that some fashion commentators have described as “minimalist.” The “less is more” aesthetic places an emphasis on “skinny-ness” in styles for pants and shorts. This description covers J Crew’s “toothpick jeans,” which “sit” over the hips and have super-skinny straight legs. The Gap similarly features “skinny mini” pants for women, which end right above the ankle; longer than capris but shorter than regular pants. Male customers can purchase “lived-in” slim shorts and pants, as well as “lived-in” khakis for what the store describes as that “broken-in look” and “that musthave skinnier length.” “Slim straight” pants are part of the summer collection at Abercrombie & Fitch. That store is also featuring the layered look, which includes scarves as a summer fashion accessory. Baseball caps are another fashionable summer accessory for both men and women. And women’s slippers remain popular footwear. This year’s bathing suits are designed to display a maximum of women’s skin with a minimum of fabric. Bikinis typically include bras with thin, spaghetti shoulder straps. Bandeau swimwear — in which the spaghetti straps tie behind the woman’s neck — are another hot item. So are bikini bottoms with spaghetti strap side ties. One-piece suits are also popular, including some suits that are high-cut around the top of the thighs. Swimsuits with sleeves of various shapes that are asymmetrical on one shoulder are in fashion for both two-piece and one-piece outfits. And some suits are designed in a retro style of the 1950s, with the top shaped like a bustier or halter and having a low neckline, along with high-waisted panties. American Apparel‘s summer collection includes a bathing suit with the design of an American flag, available as both a one- and two-piece. Lululemon is introducing several new items this summer designed to make running, jogging, yoga and other athletic activities more comfortable. These include mesh T-shirts, singlets and other T-shirts for men, as well as moisture-wicking boogie shorts and Y-tank tops, with racer back straps and, for women, built-in bras. ■ 42 | P A S A D E N A

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