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A CHARMING HILLTOP RETREAT BY SALLY KILBY PHOTOGRAPHY BY RAFAEL NAJARIAN When LeAnn Healy’s mother, well-known local realtor Fran Benuska, called to tell her about an amazing house on Braeburn Road in Altadena that was for sale, LeAnn asked, “Is it the English Tudor up the long driveway on top of a hill?” When her mother replied in the affirmative, LeAnn knew exactly the property she was talking about—it belonged to the family of her friend from college. LeAnn had often driven him home and had the opportunity to spend plenty of time there. While LeAnn knew that she and her husband, Mike, were not looking to move—Mike made that abundantly clear—she still wanted to show him the unique house in wooded Altadena. From the palm tree lined street below, all that could be seen of the hilltop dwelling was a forest. Up the long and winding driveway, however, sat a magical English country home. When he saw the house, Mike quickly overcame his previous reluctance to move. “We’ve got to make this work,” he recalled having said to his wife. That was 27 years ago. They bought the 17-room, 5,313-square-foot house and began the work to turn it into their home. In fact, the Healys— she a realtor, and he a financial advisor—have enhanced every part of

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the two-story English Period Revival home and its 1.2-acre grounds since they bought it. They have undertaken renovations, construction, landscaping and redecoration to make the home more livable while remaining true to its original style. They added a pool and spa and an outside dining area in 2002. They have consolidated two rooms on the first floor. The kitchen has been redone not once, but twice, which LeAnn attributes to her love of design and spending so much time in this part of the house. Their two sons happily grew up in what is now a four-bedroom, fivebath home. The house, completed in 1923, had a prestigious beginning. Marston, Van Pelt & Maybury, the renowned Pasadena architectural firm, designed the home for the owner of the T.W. Mather Company, which was a popular Pasadena department store. Company President Joseph Stanley Mather lived in the home with his wife and two children until around 1930. Joseph died in 1941, and the company sold the home to Arthur and Rita Stevens in 1943. In 1956, Rita, by then a widow, subdivided the 5-acre property. The property passed through several other owners until it was purchased by the Healys, the 7th owners of the distinguished home. Over the years, LeAnn and Mike have been peppered with stories about their residence. One man was drafted into World War II when he lived at the house—he said he never forgot how he felt when he received his draft card. A woman who had lived in the neighborhood in the 1950s said that when the property was subdivided, the back door to the Healy’s home became the front door. Even a refined older woman who was sitting next to the Healys at a Rose Parade, upon hearing where they lived, let them know that when she was younger she and her boyfriend used to drive up the property’s long driveway in the evening and neck!

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One distinct feature of the home— LeAnn’s favorite, perhaps because it made such an impression upon her when she was in college—is its large entry hall. When entering, guests find themselves in a wide, bright and airy passageway rather than just a hall. This concourse is the heart of the first floor. It spans nearly the length of the home, and windows along the concourse offer outdoor views of both the front and back of the house. Antique Persian carpets that LeAnn has collected over the years cover the broad aisle’s dark brick floors. The walkway connects the living room and its impressive fireplace at one end of the house with the dining room on the opposite end. Branching off of it are a staircase to a second story, a kitchen area and a powder room. This arrangement definitely lends itself to entertaining large groups, and the Healys, their friends and the charitable organizations they support have taken full advantage over the years.

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“Home Is Where The Art Is”

“We’ve held three weddings, holiday events and charitable fundraisers here,” Mike said. Some of the nonprofits that have benefitted from the Healy’s generosity include The Altadena Guild of Huntington Memorial Hospital, Chandler School and Cancer Support Community Pasadena, an organization with which LeAnn and Mike are actively involved (Mike is current Board President). Looking around the rooms in the Healy household, LeAnn’s talent for design and penchant for collecting become evident. Prior to starting her career in real estate in 2008, she owned Motif, a design, gift and home accessories store in Pasadena, for 10 years. The home has a comfortable, yet refined, aesthetic, created in part with the help of some of LeAnn’s friends who are themselves designers and collectors. “It’s fun to have input from other people,” she said of decorating. Some of these collaborators include Carrie Davich, who owns home goods store Maude Woods in Pasadena; Pamela Pang of Pin Dynasty Furniture, an importer of Asian




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furniture and accessories; and Dan O’Bryant of Dan’s Custom Picture Framing. “I like the feel of an English country house,” LeAnn said. “It is comfy, and you never feel like you can’t sit down on the furniture.” LeAnn has masterfully combined pieces that include acquisitions made while traveling, unique artwork, gifts from friends, family heirlooms and ancestral portraits. During a tour of the home, she pointed out a silk painting that had been gifted to her by a client who was downsizing. Healy family heirlooms abound and are proudly displayed throughout the house, including an 1800s reupholstered sofa bed, a silver tea set that belonged to Mike’s English grandparents and several pieces of mahogany furniture from the mahogany plantation on which one

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of Mike’s grandfathers was raised. A portrait of Mike’s distant relative, “the father of ovariotomy” Ephraim McDowell, hangs at the top of the staircase. LeAnn said she is always on the lookout for interesting furnishings and regularly replaces and relocates pieces. For instance, the coffee table in the living room is made from a wooden case from Germany meant for a piano. She also pointed out a striking French armoire, describing her plans for it in redecorating the master bedroom. If LeAnn collects decorative items, Michael says he collects “toys.” He owns an RV, boat, dirt bikes and trailers. However, so as not to mar the vista of the historic property’s landscape, he keeps them stored out of sight in the large garage. “Mike loves his garage,” LeAnn laughed. The Healy home’s outdoor space is as charming as its interior. Verdant, mature trees and hedges along the

property lines provide abundant privacy. Large swaths of St. Augustine grass are bordered by mounds of agapanthus and cheerful daylilies. Charmingly, the first eight daylily plants came from LeAnn’s mother’s yard—LeAnn, who is an experienced gardener and member of the Pasadena Garden Club, divided them and planted them throughout the property over the years. The landscaping at the back of the house is a gorgeous extension of the home’s English style, with colorful perennials, herbaceous borders, roses and sweet-smelling jasmine climbing up the walls. It seems that every external detail—from the plantings, to the pool, to the seating areas—has been thoughtfully done, which is the case. The Healys are dedicated to preserving and enhancing every aspect of their almost 100-year-old home. At the same time, they continue to enjoy the comforts and privacy of this special hideaway in Altadena. •

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ZORTHIAN 2.0 Without its former featured attraction, the surviving family members of legendary artist and personality Jirayr Zorthian are looking for ways to repurpose their 43-acre ranch BY MITCH LEHMAN












Certainly, there is an official street address for the sprawling, untamed wilderness that bridges the upper neighborhoods of Altadena with the Angeles National Forest. But only a series of directions is given. An oversized, spray-painted “Z RANCH” announces your arrival and at what is anyone’s best guess. Barns, lean-tos, and other structures dot the surface of an overgrown field that is bisected by a dusty, bumpy dirt road. Here is a stack of tires. There, what looks to be a welded steel sculpture. Within minutes, you get the idea that someone lives or lived here who had the enviable freedom to basically just drop something wherever they wanted, whenever they wanted, without fear of reproach. Previous knowledge of Jirayr Zorthian THE MAN goes out the window when experiencing for the first time Jirayr Zorthian THE RANCH, even though all of the former went into creating the whole of the latter. It has certainly not been tended to with the same care since Jirayr died in 2004 after spending 58 years carving his name into these jagged foothills, which he once alliteratively

described as “sculpted with a skip loader.” Alan Zorthian shares his father’s rugged good looks and provides frequent reminders that he is approaching his 60th birthday. An architect by trade—framed awards and operating licenses inhabit the walls of an outbuilding that serves as the ranch’s office—Alan has returned to the land where he was born to help shepherd the place into its next iteration. It could be said that Jirayr’s journey to Southern California is a tale as large as the man himself, but that would be selling him short as he stood barely five-and-a-half feet tall. Born in Turkey in 1911, Jirayr’s father was a prominent writer and intellectual who was arrested and scheduled for execution as part of the Armenian genocide. “But the guard fell asleep the night before he was supposed to get shot and he escaped,” Alan said in a matter-of-fact tone that he will utilize for the better part of our time together, symptomatic of his long exposure to his family’s outsized tales. “My father had exhibited tremendous talent as an artist, so my grandfather took him to Italy, where they visited art muse-

ums.” The Zorthian Family eventually settled in New Haven, Connecticut in 1922, in a middle-class neighborhood “full of immigrants,” according to Alan. Jirayr became a Boy Scout and a wrestler, winning a Connecticut state championship. He took a high school art class at Yale and earned a scholarship to the Yale School of Art. “He was a top student, but he had to work to keep his scholarship,” Alan said. After graduation, Jirayr spent twoand-a-half years traveling throughout Europe. Returning to the United States during the Great Depression, he took a job in President Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s Works Progress Administration (WPA). “A certain percentage of each public building was required to have art,” Alan said. “Usually a mural. My father entered a mural painting contest and was placed at the top of the list. He painted murals all along the East Coast and many of them are still in existence.” One that still draws attention is quite visible in the Tennessee State Capitol building, which includes a self-portrait

of Jirayr presumably in attendance at the formation of the Watauga Association, a semi-autonomous government created in 1772 by frontier settlers living along the Watauga River in what is now Elizabethton, Tennessee. Drafted into World War II, Jirayr’s proficiency as an artist resulted in a stateside assignment in military intelligence, first at Fort Ritchie in Maryland, where he composed propaganda posters. Jirayr was later moved to the Pentagon, where a commander assigned him the task of creating a 157 foot long by 4 foot high mural that “promoted the Intelligence Department,” according to Alan. “He called it The Phantasmagoria of Military Intelligence Training,” Alan said. “Later, in a retrospective, my father said he considered it the highlight of his work as a fine artist.” A miniature version of the mural can be found in the ranch’s brick main house that sits near the top of the 43-acre estate. “His success and renown as a muralist provided a great deal of freedom,” Alan said. During a visit to New Orleans to attend a wedding, Jirayr met Betty Williams, heiress to a shaving cream fortune, ironically,

as Jirayr for most of his life sported a heavy beard. “Much to the dismay of her parents,” Alan said, Williams and Jirayr married in 1945. A year later, the couple moved to California and purchased the brick house that had been built in 1933 on what Alan called “the original six acres.” “He immediately started building,” Alan explained. “Dad had learned that the great Renaissance artists were also architects, and he didn’t want to be limited to one of those artists who just put paintings on the wall. He frequently used the term ‘Renaissance Man,’ and I believe that was truly one of his goals in life, to be as well-rounded as possible.” Using mostly his wife’s money “which was considerable,” Alan added, the young family built and bought, and with the help of notable architects (including John Lautner, who Jirayr eventually fired) literally made its mark upon the landscape. “They wanted to have their rural property, grow food, be independent and raise animals,” Alan said. “The kids rode horses, stuff like that. They loved it up here.” Jirayr went back to Syria in 1953 after his father’s passing, and when he

returned to the ranch, his wife had undergone a change of heart. The two were divorced a year later and Jirayr became the first man in the state of California to receive alimony payments from an ex-wife. “My father probably had post-traumatic stress syndrome,” Alan explained. “He was not an easy man to live with.” Jirayr was single for three years until he met his second wife, Dabney Von Briesen. Alan described his mother as “a shy poet from Hancock Park.” “They had to figure out a way to make money,” Alan said. “So Mom and Dad teamed up and created a summer camp called Zorthian’s Ranch for Children, which they ran for 25 years.” One of the camp’s buses—they were labeled Zorbus 1 and Zorbus 2— can be found at the top of the ranch in a refuse area. Jirayr was as gregarious as Dabney was withdrawn, and the couple hobnobbed with such Pasadena pioneers as mathematician Al Hibbs (“the voice of JPL”) and theoretical physicist Richard Feynman. Jirayr was also friends with musicians Charlie Parker and Bob Dylan and artist

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Andy Warhol. During the last dozen or so years of his life, he hosted legendary parties attended by upwards of a thousand people to commemorate his birthday, where he donned a toga and strolled among nude “nymphs,” as he called them, many of whom were his artistic models. He continued to create art until his death in January 2004, often using discarded materials from the City of Pasadena to make pieces that Alan said are “culturally significant, and possibly historical.” His work can be seen all around the ranch, including a concrete wall inlaid with tokens commemorating his friendship with Feynman. “That’s a good question,” Alan said when asked about the future of Zorthian Ranch. Under Alan’s direction, the family is currently looking for ways to repurpose the ranch while making it self-sustaining, both financially and ecologically. Three structures on the property are currently used as popular Airbnb rentals. “We want to continue to build with the same philosophy my dad had, which includes repurposing materials,” Alan said. “We are looking at making a retreat house, which we feel would be a good use of the land. We have all of this culture. It’s a very interesting place, and corporations could come up here and meet in this remote area.” The Zorthians are also considering opening a school on the property. “This would clearly not be your typical school,” Alan said. “We would see that our students learn in a more innovative way.” Alan said any venture would have to be compatible with the current theme of sustainable creativity. “But we have to approach this in a businesslike way,” Alan said. “We want to use the current infrastructure as a catalyst for an environment to expand agritourism. I have a lot of ideas.” That final statement proving that the apple never falls far from the tree. •


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MICROBREWERIES STORY AND PHOTOGRAPHY BY HARRY YADAV There are amazing microbreweries—defined as breweries that produce up to 15,000 barrels of beer annually—popping up all over the San Gabriel Valley and surrounding areas. The hallmarks of microbreweries are their limited, independent production and dedication to innovation both in terms of styles and flavors. Here are a few local standouts that you should try. Mt. Lowe Brewing Co.


Located just a few blocks from downtown Arcadia, Mt. Lowe Brewing Co. offers a little something for everybody. In a spacious room that was formerly a hot rod repair shop, the city’s first microbrewery is replete with bar, booth and table seating; board games and activities like air hockey, darts and foosball for families to enjoy; and a stage utilized for live music, trivia nights and DJs. It also has a back patio featuring a rotating selection of food trucks. You can’t miss when it comes to choosing from Mt. Lowe’s wide selection of beers, which range from hoppy IPAs to sours, blondes, reds, wheat beers, porters and stouts. A few, in particular, stand out. The Inspiration Porter is one of them. Aged on toasted coconut, this subtly-flavored classic dark porter, with a vanilla aftertaste,


is tasty and refreshing—the perfect pint for a summer or fall evening. On a hot afternoon, go for the medium-light Honeyngton Hef, an American-style wheat beer made with pure honey that won a silver medal at the 2017 Los Angeles International Beer Competition. Or, if you’re looking for something to accompany your meal, try the Hills are on Fire, a spicy twist on Mt. Lowe’s popular The Hills Have IPA. 150 E. Saint Joseph St., Arcadia. Mon. – Thurs. 3 to 10 p.m.; Fri. & Sat. 12 p.m. to 12 a.m.; Sun. 12 to 10 p.m. For more information, visit or call (626) 2447593. Pacific Plate Brewing Co. Flavor is king at Pacific Plate Brewing Co. The self-proclaimed home of the Mango IPA offers bold flavors you simply won’t find anywhere else. Horchata Stout, Armenian Coffee Stout, Cerveza de Tamarindo, Cardamom Ginger Saison, Flan de

Leche Ale, Tom Yum Beer—that’s right, a beer inspired by the Thai soup made with lemongrass, ginger and chiles—all flow from the taps of Monrovia’s first microbrewery, which opened a second location in Glendale last year. Its Latin American influences may have helped Pacific Plate find its niche, but, with offerings like Ole ’92 Red Ale, Tall Blonde Hef, and Belgian Pale Ale, the brewery maintains a reverence for classic European beers, as well. Product is brewed at the Monrovia location, which houses a comfortable sitting area where patrons can watch a game, enjoy board games or even challenge each other in foosball. The Glendale taproom is similar but also includes a back patio. Both locations are kid- and dog-friendly. Monrovia location: 1999 S. Myrtle Ave. Mon. – Fri. 4 to 10 p.m.; Sat. & Sun. 12 to 10 p.m. For more information, visit www.pacificplatebrewing. com or call (626) 239-8456. Glendale location: 1302 S. Brand Blvd. Weds. & Thurs. 4 to 10 p.m.; Fri. 4 p.m. to 12 a.m.; Sat. 12 p.m. to 12 a.m.; Sun. 12 to 10 p.m. For more information, visit or call (818) 839-1765.


all at once, Highland Park Brewery can finally spread its wings after years in the back of The Hermosillo on York Blvd., though the Highland Park bar still serves some of the brewery’s biggest hits. Among the favorites are Yes, a hazy double IPA with mango, watermelon and grape qualities and a soft, round texture; Fils Pils, a German Pilsner made with authentic, all-German hops; and Lingua Franca, a barrel-aged blended sour ale. Bar fare at the Chinatown location was specially crafted by Ken Concepcion, former chef de cuisine of CUT. They include a Tex-Mex take on queso and chips and vegan cauliflower tacos made with salsa roja, chipotle aioli and pickled onions. The Chinatown location is kid-friendly and has a dog-friendly patio. Chinatown location: 1220 N. Spring St., Los Angeles. Mon. – Thurs. 4 to 11 p.m.; Fri. & Sat. 12 p.m. to 1 a.m.; Sun. 12 – 11 p.m. For more information visit or call (213) 878-9017. The Hermosillo: 5125 York Blvd., Los Angeles. Mon. – Weds. 5 p.m. to 2 a.m.; Thurs. – Sun. 12 p.m. to 2 a.m. For more information, visit or call (323) 739-6459.



Highland Park Brewery The reincarnation of Highland Park Brewery at its new site of brewing operations in Chinatown is a beer enthusiast’s dream. With high ceilings and a spacious interior that now functions as a tasting room and bar


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In 1925, the prestigious Southland Magazine commented, “It is far and away the most beautiful building of which Pasadena can boast.” All these years later, the home of the USC Pacific Asia Museum is still considered an architectural masterpiece and has the state landmark designation to prove it. The Grace Nicholson Building, located at 46 N. Los Robles Ave. and named after the visionary woman behind this structure, is itself one of the great treasures of the museum. Designed by Marston, Van Pelt & Maybury, the Chinese Imperial Palace Courtyard style building (informed by Nicholson’s travels) was opened as an art gallery and shop in 1925. The impressive interior garden courtyard comprised of traditional elements including Taihu stones, the “Three Friends of Winter” (pine, bamboo and plum), dragons and a zigzag bridge was completed in 1929. Since its construction, this historic building has served as a center of art and culture for Pasadena and its surrounding areas: first, under the guidance of Grace Nicholson; then, as the site of the renowned Pasadena Art Museum (formerly Pasadena Art Institute) until it moved to its permanent home in 1970 and became the Norton Simon Museum; and finally, as the Pacific Asia Museum. Established in 1971, the Pacific Asia Museum was one of the few U.S. in-

stitutions dedicated to the art and culture of Asia and the Pacific Islands. When the nonprofit merged with the University of Southern California (USC) in 2013, it became the only U.S. university museum dedicated to the subject. This partnership with USC has breathed new life into the museum. Not only has it provided increased financial resources and expertise, but it has also broadened the museum’s reach. “In a typical year we see about 40,000 visitors come to the museum, but we are hoping to double that this year,” said Nathalia Morales-Evanks, head of communications and marketing. If you haven’t been to the USC Pacific Asia Museum recently, you are in for a treat. After more than a year-long closure, during which much-needed seismic retrofitting and artifact-preserving HVAC upgrades took place, the dragon-guarded gates to the museum reopened in late 2017. The museum has an updated look and layout for its exhibition spaces, which increased by 700 feet because of a skillful redesign. Additionally, new parts of the collection have been put on display for visitors. “The partnering with USC and the re-opening of the museum after being closed for over a year was an opportunity to showcase a fresh perspective on the museum, but also on the museum’s amazing collections,”

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said Rebecca Hall, assistant curator. During the closure, the museum’s curators catalogued the entire permanent collection of more than 15,000 items from across Asia and the Pacific Islands, spanning more than 5,000 years. The process revealed many never-before-displayed pieces. Some pieces have already been introduced to visitors, while others will be featured in upcoming exhibits. One such exhibit, Ceremonies and Celebrations: Textile Treasures from the USC Pacific Asia Museum Collection, will open Sept. 14 and run through Jan. 6, 2019. Drawn from the museum’s extraordinary collection of over 2,700 costumes and textiles from China, Korea, Japan, India, the Himalayas and Southeast Asia, this exhibit will explore ideas that connect these vast regions together including gender, status, religion and ceremonies/life transitions. Highlights will include the imperial dragon robes worn by China’s emperors and imperial family during the Quing dynasty (1644-1911); whal-ot (wedding robes) from Korea; and Japanese kimono and kesa (Buddhist priest robes), some of which date to the Edo period (1603-1868). “What’s exciting in part about the Ceremonies and Celebrations textiles exhibit is that we’ve not had many opportunities to share them with the community. So, this is a big deal. These

are objects that don’t often get seen (because they are fragile and can be damaged by light). And, in large part, except for three to four objects, they are all from the museum’s collection,” Hall said. There will be special programming to accompany the latest exhibition through December. “Our team of educators which puts together the special activities at the museum— lectures, workshops, family activities— does a great job of aligning them with our special exhibitions,” Hall said. One of the museum’s upcoming free events is the family-friendly Harvest Moon Festival (Sept. 20), during which attendees can enjoy Chinese dancing and musical performances, demonstrations of Hanfu (traditional Chinese attire), tea tasting and artmaking activities. The following month, a program on weaving and film (Oct. 14) will feature a Li Brocade weaving demonstration by artist Yan Zhang, hands-on decorative weaving experiences and a screening of Oriental Silk, Xiaowen Zhu’s short film on the history of the first silk importing company in Los Angeles (the filmmaker and his documentary subject, Kenneth Wong, will be in attendance). A presentation entitled “Cultural Appreciation or Appropriation?” (Nov. 1) will feature a panel discussion about where the line is drawn between cultural appreciation and cultural misPHOTOS COURTESY OF USC PACIFIC ASIA MUSEUM

appropriation in fashion. At “Textiles, Status and Ceremony” (Nov. 11), visitors will have the opportunity to learn about the history and culture of Korea through the connections between textiles, status and ceremony—there will also be a theatrical performance of The King’s Language. A program about traditional clothing (Dec. 9) will feature textile experts explaining the history of traditional garments from different countries and demonstrating the proper context and wearing of hanbok, kimono and sari. There are also reasonably-priced educational opportunities planned, such as a workshop (Sept. 29) at which Haven Lin-Kirk, the Dean of USC Roski School of Art and Design, will teach attendees the fundamentals of shibori, the ancient Japanese art of cloth dyeing that creates interesting designs and patterns by folding, twisting or bunching cloth and binding it. At “Foods of the Silk Road” (Oct. 4), Feride Buyuran, author of AZ Cookbook, and Ker Zhu, owner of Mason’s Dumplings, will provide interesting facts about, and enable attendees to sample foods from, the different cultures along the Silk Road. Finally, there will be a sashiko embroidery workshop (Oct. 25). Sashiko is a form of folk textile art originating in northern rural Japan that is ideal for creating decorative patterns, hand-quilting and more.

In addition to the special activities, the museum’s staff works tirelessly to provide meaningful arts programming and education for youth throughout the year, recognizing the importance of nurturing new audiences and igniting intellectual curiosity. “Local Pasadena families may be familiar with us, as every fourth-grade classroom visits the museum,” Morales-Evanks said. Other kid-friendly favorites include the engaging docent-led Baby and Me tours (where parents and babies can explore the museum before public hours without the fear of potentially disturbing other guests) and the ever-popular Storytime and Art Afternoons (ages 4+) that feature storytelling and hands-on art projects. With its revamped building, large and diverse collection, and enthusiastic (and growing) staff, the USC Pacific Asia Museum is well-positioned for the future. Going forward, the museum has big plans. “Keep your eyes on the space and on what’s coming up next. I’m looking forward to dynamic offerings here at the USC Pacific Asia Museum,” Hall said. • The USC Pacific Asia Museum is located at 46 N. Los Robles Ave., Pasadena. Business hours are 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday and 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. Thursday. For more information, visit or call (626) 4492742.

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Just a quick ride on the Gold Line takes you to Little Tokyo, a historic Japanese commercial district in downtown Los Angeles. Prior to World War II, Little Tokyo was the largest Japanese community in the United States. Today, it remains the cultural center for one of the largest concentrations of Japanese Americans in the country. Little Tokyo has numerous landmarks, museums, shops and restaurants that reflect the community’s history, pride and culture. For an educational, fun-filled excursion, check out some of the following places.

Youth (6-17) $6. Admission is free every Thursday from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. and every third Thursday of the month. 100 N. Central Ave., Los Angeles. Tues. & Weds. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Thurs. 12 p.m. to 8 p.m.; Fri. – Sun. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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with succulent pork belly chashu, a marinated boiled egg, bamboo shoots, bean sprouts, green onions and sesame seeds. The restaurant also specializes in poke bowls, tempura and sushi. Cash is the only accepted form of payment. 327 E. 1st St., Los Angeles. Mon. – Thurs. 11 a.m. to Midnight; Fri. & Sat. 11 a.m. to 1 a.m.; Sun. 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.

brand footwear that is fashionable while also being completely wearable. The staff is friendly and helpful. 102 Japanese Village Plaza Mall, Los Angeles. Mon. – Sun. 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

p.m.; Sun. 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Japanese American National Museum Dedicated to preserving the rich heritage and culture of Japanese Americans, the Japanese American National Museum (JANM) was founded in 1992 and opened its current 85,000-square-foot pavilion to the public in 1999. Current exhibitions include (through Oct. 28), a project by artist Kip Fulbeck, as well as Common Ground: The Heart of Community—an impactful ongoing exhibition that chronicles 130 years of Japanese American history through objects, documents and photographs. General admission $12; Seniors (62 and over), Students (with ID) and

Chado Tea Room Located inside the Japanese American National Museum, Chado Tea Room in Little Tokyo serves food and almost 300 varieties of exotic tea. It offers a tranquil respite from the busy downtown scene and serves à la carte items as well as an afternoon tea complete with sandwiches, scones and dessert options. 369 E. 1st St., Los Angeles. Mon. – Sun. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Geffen Contemporary at MOCA Although the Geffen Contemporary at MOCA (Museum of Contemporary Art) will be closed until mid-November, it is worth mentioning for a visit in the future. The museum, which is the largest of the three MOCA locations, frequently displays large-scale sculptures and conceptual installations by contemporary artists. General admission is $15; admission is free every Thursday from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. 152 N. Central Ave., Los Angeles. The Museum is currently closed for exhibition installation and will reopen on

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Go For Broke Monument Dedicated in 1999, the black granite semicircular monument pays tribute to the courageous Japanese American soldiers who fought for their country during World War II, even though they were being deprived of their constitutional rights at the time. The monument is engraved with the names of more than 16,000 Japanese American men and women who served during the war, with stars indicating those who perished in the line of duty. Prominently inscribed on the sloped face of the monument is a powerful quotation attributed to Ben H. Tamashiro, a veteran of the famed 100th Infantry Battalion, which appears below the Nisei soldiers’ signature battle cry, “Go For Broke.” Located at the end of N. Central Ave., adjacent to the Japanese American National Museum and the Geffen Contemporary at MOCA. Daikokuya Consistently named among the top ramen joints in town, it’s not uncommon to find a long line of people waiting along the sidewalk to get in. Daikokuya serves up tasty, yet affordable, fare. Not to be missed is its famous Daikoku Ramen, which is served

Fugetsu-Do Confectionery Family owned and operated since 1903, Fugetsu-do is a Japanese confectionery store in Little Tokyo that specializes in mochi and other sweet treats. According to owner Brian Kito, it is the oldest Japanese American business in the United States, and the oldest business in Little Tokyo. The charming, old-school shop sells fresh, beautiful and delicious mochi in a wide variety of flavors. Make sure to try its seasonal mochi—you’ll be glad you did! 315 East 1st St., Los Angeles. Sun. – Thurs. 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Fri. & Sat. 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. FootLand Located in the Japanese Village Plaza Mall for over twenty-five years, this cool sneaker shop has something for everyone in the family. It carries a well-curated selection of name-

Mikawaya Originally founded as a small Japanese confectionery store in 1910, Mikawaya now focuses on its famous mochi ice cream, which it invented in the early 1990s. Mikawaya’s mochi ice cream is available for sale in an assortment of flavors, ranging from green tea to Kona coffee. The store also sells ice cream and packaged Japanese candy and snacks. 118 Japanese Village Plaza Mall, Los Angeles. Mon. 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Tues. – Thurs. 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Fri. 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Sat. & Sun. 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

James Irvine Japanese Garden Located in the Japanese American Cultural and Community Center (JACCC), this small but tranquil garden, which was designed in the Zen tradition of the famous gardens of Kyoto, is a perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of the surrounding area. Known as Seiryu-en, or “Garden of the Clear Stream,” its charming (and very photogenic) features include a 170-foot cascading stream, handcrafted cedar bridges, stone lanterns and a hand washing fountain. Admission to the garden is free year-round (access through JACCC building). 244 San Pedro St., Los Angeles. Tues. – Fri. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sat. & Sun. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Mitsuru Cafe Pick up some of Mitsuru Cafe’s famous, freshly-made imagawayaki (red bean cakes) or other portable goodies like onigiri (rice balls), chicken karaage (Japanese-style fried chicken) and takoyaki (octopus balls) from the front of the restaurant. Or, take a load off and treat yourself to a sit-down Japanese meal. 117 Japanese Village Plaza Mall, Los Angeles. Tues. – Sat. 11 a.m. to 9

Marukai Market This Japanese supermarket chain’s Little Tokyo location is not to be missed. The store is home to a wide selection of Japanese food, personal and household items. Have fun browsing the aisles for delicious prepared foods, tasty snacks, candy, cosmetics, housewares and more. 123 Astronaut Ellison S. Onizuka St., #105, Los Angeles. Mon. – Sun. 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. •

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PRIVATE SCHOOL DIRECTORY Deciding where to send your child to school can easily be one of the most challenging decisions as a parent. There are countless factors to consider, including: Public or private? Large or small? Religious or secular? Co-educational or single-sex? We are fortunate that there are many wonderful public and charter schools in the area. However, for those looking for a private school education for their children, we’ve compiled a directory of some of the better-known local private schools. It is important to bear in mind that admission to private schools is not guaranteed—it is best to start your research early (attend school tours, meet the staff, get to know the parent/student community) and know the application deadlines. Disclaimer: While every effort has been made to ensure accuracy, The Quarterly assumes no responsibility for omissions or errors. Please contact individual schools for the most current information.





Altadena St Marks School Preschool-6 360 Co-ed 1050 E Altadena Ave. Altadena, CA 91001 626-798-8858

TUITION COST Preschool: $5,010-$12,120 K-2: $17,630 3-6: $18,210


Pasadena Waldorf Preschool-12 260 Co-ed Preschool: $13,300-$19,890 Nonsectarian 209 E. Mariposa St. K: $20,180 Altadena, CA 91001 1-5: $23,420 626-794-9564 6-8: $24,750 9-12: $25,980 St. Elizabeth Parish School 1840 Lake Ave. Altadena, CA 91001 626-797-7727 Stratford School 2046 Allen Ave. Altadena, CA 91001 626-794-1000 Alhambra All Souls School 29 S. Electric Ave. Alhambra, CA 91803 626-282-5695 Oneonta Montessori 2221 Poplar Blvd. Alhambra, CA 91801 626-284-0840













Ramona Convent 9-12 290 All-girls 1701 W. Ramona Rd. Alhambra CA, 91803 626.282.4151 St. Therese Carmelite School 1106 E. Alhambra Rd. Alhambra, CA 91801 626-289-3364


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Preschool: $4,003-$15,490 K: $11,826-$17,650 1-6: $20,850

TK-8: $6,985


9-11: $14,300 12: $ 14,770

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St. Thomas More 2510 S. Fremont Ave. Alhambra, CA 91803 626-284-5778










Preschool: $9,135 TK-5: $9,288 6-8: $10,475

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K-5: $14,897 6-8: $16,811




Flintridge Preparatory School 7-12 500 Co-ed 4543 Crown Ave. La Canada Flintridge, CA 91011 818-790-1178

7-8: $36,000 9-12: $36,600


Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy 9-12 390 All-girls 440 Saint Katherine Dr. La Canada Flintridge, CA 91011 626-685-8300

Day Student: $25,800 Boarding: $57,600

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Arcadia Arcadia Christian School Preschool-8 220 Co-ed 1900 S. Santa Anita Ave. Arcadia, CA 91006 626-574-8229 Arroyo Pacific Academy 41 W. Santa Clara St. Arcadia, CA 91007 626-294-0661




Barnhart School K-8 220 Co-ed 240 W. Colorado Blvd. Arcadia, CA 91007 626-446-5588 La Cañada Flintridge Crestview Preparatory School 140 Foothill Blvd. La Canada Flintridge, CA 91011 818-952-0925




Foothill Progressive Montessori K-5 50 Co-ed K: $950/month Nonsectarian School 1-5: $980/month 4526 Indianola Ave. La Canada Flintridge, CA 91011 818-952-0129 St. Bede the Venerable School 4524 Crown Ave. La Canada Flintridge, CA 91011 818-790-7884






St. Francis High School 200 Foothill Blvd. La Canada Flintridge, CA 91011 818-790-0325






Preschool -TK: $7,750 K-6: $8,000


1-6: $5,650 7-8: $6,000 9-12: $10,450


Montrose Montrose Christian Montessori Age 2-Grade 6 130 Co-ed 2545 Honolulu Ave. Montrose, CA 91020 818-249-2319 St. Monica Academy 1-12 280 Co-ed 2361 Del Mar Rd. Montrose, CA 91020 818-369-7310

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St. James-Holy Redeemer School 4635 Dunsmore Ave. La Crescenta, CA 91214 818-248-7778



Pasadena Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary TK-8 2660 E. Orange Grove Blvd. Pasadena, CA 91007 626-793-2089






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Chandler School K-8 450 Co-ed 1005 Armada Dr. Pasadena, CA 91103 626-795-9314 Halstrom Academy 6-12 35 N. Lake Ave. #160 Pasadena, CA 91101 626-500-0050



High Point Academy K-8 350 Co-ed 1720 Kinneloa Canyon Rd. Pasadena, CA 91107 626-798-8989 La Salle High School 3880 E. Sierra Madre Blvd. Pasadena, CA 91107 626-351-8951









International School of Los Angeles Preschool-5 125 Co-ed 30 N. Marion Ave. Pasadena, CA 91106 626-793-0943 Maranatha High School 169 S. Saint John Ave. Pasadena, CA 91105 626-817-4000


K-5: $23,870 6-8: $25,020




K-6: $15,875 7-8: $17,965




Mayfield Junior School of the Holy Child Jesus 405 S. Euclid Ave. Pasadena, CA 91105 626-796-2774 Mayfield Senior School of the Holy Child Jesus 500 Bellefontaine St. Pasadena, CA 91105 626-799-9121



Preschool-PK: $18,875 K-5: $19,050

















Preschool & Elementary $13,990 5-8: $14,030


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SCHOOLS GRADES # OF STUDENTS STUDENT BODY TUITION COST RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION Pasadena Christian School Preschool-8 480 Co-ed Preschool: Varies by schedule Nondenominational 1515 N. Los Robles Ave. TK-6: $12,986 Pasadena, CA 91105 7-8: $14,489 626-791-1214

SCHOOLS GRADES # OF STUDENTS STUDENT BODY San Gabriel Christian School TK-8 240 Co-ed 117 N. Pine St. Sab Gabriel, CA 91775 626-656-1000

Polytechnic School K-12 860 Co-ed 1030 E. California Blvd. Pasadena, CA 91106 626-396-6300

San Marino Saints Felicitas & Perpetua 2955 Huntington Dr. San Marino, CA 91108 626-796-8223

K-5: $27,500 6-8: $32,100 9-12: $36,100


San Marino Montessori School 444 S. Sierra Madre Blvd. Pasadena, CA 91107 626-577-8007

Pre-K – 8





Sequoyah School 535 S. Pasadena Ave. Pasadena, CA 91105 626-795-4351

Pre-K – 8

355 (incl. HS)




Sequoyah High School 301 N. Orange Grove Blvd. Pasadena, CA 91103 626-441-2076


355 (incl. K-8)


St. Andrew School Preschool-8 240 Co-ed 42 Chestnut St. Pasadena, CA 91103 626-796-7697 St. Philip the Apostle School 1363 Cordova St. Pasadena, CA 91106 626-795-9691







Southwestern Academy 6-12 170 Co-ed 2800 Monterey Rd. San Marino, CA 91108 626-799-5010 Sierra Madre Alverno Heights Academy 9-12 180 All-girls 200 N. Michillinda Ave. Sierra Madre, CA 91024 626-355-3463

Preschool: $6,600 TK-K: $5,775 1-8: $5,445


Bethany Christian School 93 N. Baldwin Ave. Ste B Sierra Madre, CA 91024 626-355-3527



The Gooden School K-8 180 Co-ed 192 N. Baldwin Ave. Sierra Madre, CA 91024 626-355-2410


St. Rita School 322 N. Baldwin Ave. Sierra Madre, CA 91024 626-355-6114

Preschool: $15,540 $21,636 7-8: $24,444 9-12: $27,876


South Pasadena Holy Family School 1301 Rollin St. South Pasadena, CA 91030 626-799-4354

4-6: $28,180 7-8: $31,180 9-12: $36,470


Jr. Pre-K: $15,400-$20,250 Pre-K: $20,250 K-5: $22,500 6-8: $24,900


Walden School Pre-K – 6 215 Co-ed 74 S. San Gabriel Blvd. Pasadena, CA 91107 626-792-6166

Pre-K: $10,300-$21,700 K-6: $22,580

The Waverly School K-6 360 Co-ed 67 W. Bellevue Dr. Pasadena, CA 91105 626-792-5940 Westridge School 4-12 500 All-girls 324 Madeline Dr. Pasadena, CA 91105 626-799-1053 San Gabriel Clairbourn School Jr. Pre-K – 8 230 Co-ed 8400 Huntington Drive San Gabriel, CA 91775 626-286-3108



Preschool – 8



TUITION COST TK-5: $9,445 6-8: $10,367




Day Students: $19,850 Boarding U.S.: $39,900 International: $48,850


9-11: $20,150 12: $20,450


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ENCHANTING Descanso Gardens’ Enchanted: Forest of Light prepares to dazzle in its 3rd year BY HARRY YADAV No one knew if it would be a success when Juliann Rooke, now Executive Director of Descanso Gardens, brought the idea of an interactive light show to the organization’s Board of Trustees. Sure, there were a handful of other botanical gardens around the country that hosted successful light shows during the holiday season, but would the concept work in Southern California? Would people want to create a new holiday tradition at Descanso Gardens? The stakes were high. The investment to put on Enchanted: Forest of Light was significant, and if visitors didn’t come it could mean some serious belt-tightening would be necessary for the organization. But, if the light show was well-received, it could mean increased revenue to fund programming and greatly-needed improvements. It could be transfor-

mational. “We thought the ability for visitors to experience the gardens in a completely different light—at night—was compelling and unique. We decided to move forward with Enchanted, knowing full well that we were going to have countless sleepless nights, because this could be a game-changer for Descanso,” Rooke said. Management and the Board of Trustees took a leap of faith and haven’t looked back since. The unique experience, comprised of awe-inspiring (and Instagram-worthy) light installations that highlighted Descanso’s natural surroundings, charmed young and old visitors alike during its first year in 2016. Tickets that were slow to sell before the unknown show opened quickly disappeared as word of mouth and social media buzz lauded the experience. There were many

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sold-out nights by the end of the 8-week-long production. Enchanted was not only a success, but also established a new form of entertainment in the area. Rooke and her team weren’t content to rest on their laurels in year two. Their focus on high quality, engaging content, customer service and continuous improvement made Descanso Gardens’ Enchanted not only locally-recognized, but nationally- and globally-recognized. Media outlets compared it to the best light shows and Christmas markets around the world, which brought new guests. And many of those who had purchased tickets in the first year came back. Unsurprisingly, every night sold out. Heading into year three Rooke is excited about some of the enhancements to Enchanted. Exhibits that were visitor favorites will be expanded, and new interactions will be added. She and her team are also very focused on the guest experience, such as taking steps to ensure visitors don’t feel crowded and providing more food service opportunities throughout the gardens. This year, the public will also have an additional opportunity PHOTO COURTESY OF DESCANSO GARDENS

to come to the show: tickets to the Preview Party on Nov. 17, which is an all-inclusive event with food, beverages, special entertainment and more, will be available for sale beginning Sept. 4. The success of Enchanted has not gone unnoticed by other organizations in the area, some of which have plans to launch light shows of their own. But Rooke is not overly concerned. “They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery,” she said. “I think Enchanted offers something really special and we’re going to keep working hard to make sure visitors have the best possible experience they can here at Descanso Gardens.” • Enchanted: Forest of Light will run Nov. 18 to Jan. 6, from 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. General admission tickets go on sale to members of Descanso Gardens on Oct. 1 and the general public on Oct. 15 at The Preview Party will take place on Nov. 17 and tickets will go on sale Sept. 4 at For more information, visit or call (818) 949-4200.

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FA L L D I Y :

APPLE PIE Simple perfection

BY MEAGAN GOOLD PHOTOGRAPHY BY RAFAEL NAJARIAN In 2002, the year that Joon Lee and Wally Choi first opened the doors to South Pasadena’s Union Bakery, Joon made her first American-style pie. Although she had been cooking for years, attended the French Culinary Institute in New York, and been a pastry chef at the Waldorf Astoria New York, she had never made pies. “We got a call from a customer in August wondering if we could make a pumpkin pie. I said ‘of course,’” laughs Joon. That same year Union Bakery landed on the top spot of a list of the best Thanksgiving pies in the area compiled by the Los Angeles Times. They’ve been making pies ever since. Over the years, the husband and wife team has fine-tuned their recipes, including the one for one of the bakery’s most popular items—its apple pie. It all starts with fresh, high-quality ingredients for the filling and the pâte brisée, or crust. The recipe for the crust is a classic passed on from a pastry chef at the Savoy Hotel in London and is used in many of the kitchen’s creations, from quiches to croissants to pies. The secret: “Don’t work the dough too much, keep it cool at all times, and let it relax. The less you work it, the better. Otherwise you’ll end up with something that resembles pizza dough,” says Joon. With the pie crust chilling in the refrigerator, Joon begins to peel, core, and slice the five Fuji apples used in a single pie, by hand. It’s hard not to imagine what “high pie season” looks like in the kitchen at Union Bakery or the work involved in making hundreds and hundreds of apple pies. “You can’t replicate the flavors you get from actual apples. It takes more time, but you can taste the difference when real fruit is used instead of canned fillers,” says Wally. The apple slices are combined with lemon zest and juice, tossed with an aromatic mixture of sugar and spices and mounded into the prepared pie crust. “I like to make the pies the way I like them,” smiles Joon as she heaps the apple mixture into the crust, to the point where apples are toppling out. The filling is dotted with


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Union Bakery Recipe for a 9-Inch Apple Pie PÂTE BRISÉE Pâte brisée is a traditional French pastry dough that is rich, flaky and neutral in flavor. It can be used for either sweet or savory applications because of its low sugar content. Ingredients for Pâte brisée Butter - 1 pound, unsalted at room temperature Salt - 1 teaspoon Sugar - 1 teaspoon Egg yolks - 2 Milk - 100 grams All-purpose flour - 650 grams Instructions Fully cream the butter with the sugar and salt until the mixture is smooth and pale. If you are using a mixer, use a paddle on medium speed. Separately, whisk together the milk and egg yolks in a small bowl. Add the whipped milk and egg yolk combination to the creamed butter and

mix thoroughly. Scrape the sides of bowl to ensure the butter that is stuck to the sides is evenly and completely integrated into the mixture. Add the flour and gently mix until the dough comes together. The instant any dry flour is visually gone, STOP. The pâte brisée is ready! This is very important because over-mixing the dough will cause gluten to form and may result a chewy, tough crust, instead of one that is light and crumbly. Separate the dough into two equal parts and wrap in plastic film. One part will make the bottom crust and the second the pie cover. Refrigerate for at least one hour, but the longer the better—even overnight. This allows the ingredients to come together (age builds flavor in dough as it does in soups and wines). Flour your rolling pin and tabletop and roll out one of the doughs into a round disk that is 11 inches in diameter and approximately an eighth of an inch in thickness. Mold the circular disk into a 9-inch pie pan leaving a

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half inch overhang beyond the edge of the pie pan. Chill the pie dough for at least 30 minutes to allow it to rest and set. The second dough will be rolled out at the end, before baking. The top does not need to be chilled after rolling but should be cool and malleable. The top will be molded over the apple filling and formed into a fitted shell. APPLE FILLING Make sure to use fresh apples—ideally an assorted mix to build complexity and flavor. Gala and Fuji generally hold their shape when baked whereas Granny Smith apples become mushy. Contrary to its name, Red Delicious is not so. Ingredients for Apple Filling Medium-sized apples - 5 Lemon - 1 - zest and juice All-purpose flour - 1 tablespoon Corn starch - 1 tablespoon Cinnamon - 1 tablespoon Kosher salt - ½ teaspoon

Sugar - 250 grams Butter - 50 grams, roughly cut into small cubes Egg - 1 whisked into egg wash Instructions Peel, core and slice the apples. The thickness and shapes of the cut apples can be to your preference. Add lemon zest and juice to the apples and set aside. The lemon’s acid will prevent the apples from browning due to oxidation, while adding tart and tang. In a small bowl, combine the flour, corn starch, cinnamon, salt and sugar. Mix thoroughly, then pour over the cut apples. Gently mix the ingredients with your hands or a spatula, making sure they are fully integrated. Take out the pie bottom from the refrigerator. Pour in the apple filling into a mound, which should be roughly equal in volume to the pie bottom. Place the cubed butter in and around the filling. As the apples bake, they will shrink and settle. Roll out the second dough into an

11-inch circle. Blanket it over the apple filling. Pinch together along the edges, sealing the cover with the bottom. An easy way to ensure that the top does not become lopsided is to pretend the pie is a clock: pinch and seal at 12 o’clock, then at 6 o’clock, then at 3 o’clock and lastly at 9 o’clock; then pinch and seal all the rest of the edges shut. Brush the egg wash on the top of the pie and generously sprinkle sugar over it. Cut an “X” in the middle of the cover to allow for ventilation during the baking process. Bake the pie in a preheated oven at 350° for one hour, until the top is golden brown and juices are bubbling. Make sure to place the pie in a baking dish that will capture all the fluids, otherwise they will boil out and over and you will have a big mess. Serving. Cool and rest the pie for at least 3 hours before serving (if you cut a hot pie, it will be wet and runny inside). A chilled pie should hold its shape upon cutting. Vanilla ice cream makes a nice complement.

butter, the pie is topped with a circle of dough and the edges are expertly pinched to seal it up. It’s finished with a simple egg wash that will give it a golden-brown color and a sprinkle of sugar. As the pie bakes and the kitchen is filled with the heavenly scent of buttery crust, cinnamon and apples, Wally insists everyone have coffee and walks around the counter to check on a customer enjoying an early lunch. “The best thing about Union Bakery has been getting to know this amazing community. Getting to know the families, their special occasions, weddings, graduations, their kids and grandkids. It’s been an incredible sixteen years,” Wally remarks. Before we know it, it is time to taste Joon’s masterpiece. She serves generous slices of the pie topped with fresh Chantilly cream. The result is… simply perfect. • Union Bakery is located at 1138 Fair Oaks Ave. in South Pasadena. It is open Tues. – Sun. 7 a.m. – 4 p.m. (626) 403-1850.

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Quietly tucked away on South Grand Avenue in Pasadena sits a charming Italianate villa that is often mistaken by passersby for one of the neighborhood’s private residences. The picturesque property, which looks like it was plucked straight out of the Tuscan countryside, sits proudly behind a tall wall of neatly manicured hedges with bougainvillea dripping over the roof. Its impressive façade has an air of romanticism about it—and rightfully so, given that this historical estate is home to The Shakespeare Club of Pasadena, which is the longest-enduring women’s club in Southern California and second longest west of the Mississippi. During the late 19th century, hundreds of clubs formed across the United States that were devoted to the readings of Shakespeare. These clubs were comprised mostly of women, whose rights were limited at the time. They weren’t allowed to vote, and most were unable to pursue professional careers, so belonging to one of these clubs provided them the opportunity to read and study while participating in public and civic activities outside of their homes. In June 1888, two local women, Lydia Nash and Claribel Thompson, came up with the idea to start a literary society for ladies during a session of the Ladies Aid Society of the First Congregational Church. Originally called the Women’s Reading Club, it was later renamed to its current moniker in March 1889 because its initials were regularly mistaken for the Women’s Relief Corps. Being a member of The Shakespeare Club extended far beyond reading Shakespeare’s works, however. It provided educational and cultural exposure, offering its members a world of possibilities that led to actively improving their lives and contributing to the betterment of society around them. The club’s members took action on larger social issues such as women’s suffrage and civil rights as well as civic issues. Their philanthropic efforts led to a series of amazing feats—among them founding Rosemary

Cottage (the precursor to today’s Rosemary Children’s Services) as a home for neglected children, building the first public women’s reading room and restroom near the intersection of Walnut Street and Raymond Avenue, and helping to establish the Pasadena Humane Society (which at the time was an organization that supported children as well as animals). “As often happens in society, it’s the women that see what’s wrong and find a way to do something about it, so the ladies of the club very quickly became philanthropic, which is a huge part of our philosophy,” said Janet Beggs, the club’s president. “Other than Rosemary Children’s Services, one of our big things that we do every year is give scholarships to one student at each of the public Pasadena high schools. We are really active and do whatever we see a need for in our community.” This year, The Shakespeare Club is celebrating its 130th anniversary, and while a lot has changed since 1888, there are two things that haven’t: the club’s continued dedication to philanthropy and the strong camaraderie that exists between members. Members are all ages and come from a variety of backgrounds, from retirees to millennial bloggers. While most members are women, the club does have a few male members,

including Richard Kenyon, a Shakespearean actor and director. The club has approximately 100 active members, with new ones joining on a monthly basis. Beggs encourages anyone who is interested to apply. Kathy Gandara, who is one of the club’s newest members, remarked, “This club was a perfect fit for me. The ladies are so gracious and welcoming. I also love the philanthropy, how they offer scholarships, and how they are involved with these young women who have been aged out of foster care. It was an opportunity for me to get involved with the community and to use my skills.” Beggs added, “Kathy had just retired and is a fantastic photographer, which was something we needed at the club. I really try to get to know everyone so that I can see what their spark is and what they’re interested in. It’s mutually beneficial—they give something to us and we give something to them. An important part of our story is that the members get as much as they give in terms of personal satisfaction.” When Beggs became the club’s president last year, she started a “Renaissance” that included ramping up cultural, civic and philanthropic activities, along with creating a more robust social calendar at the clubhouse, which members refer to as “The Villa.” Events that are popular

among members include Brown Bag & Bridge (where members bring their lunch in paper bags and play bridge at the Villa), Corks & Canvas paint nights, numerous themed parties, food styling workshops and Victorian tea parties. Beggs also introduced Vixens 4 the Villa, which oversees various fundraising projects to restore the Villa to its former glory days. “I love architecture and Pasadena Heritage has always been my main charity,” she said. “I was always fascinated by this place, and whenever I would walk by it, I wondered what it was. Ten years ago, the Museum of History hosted a birthday party for the City and they had a table for The Shakespeare Club. I walked up to them and joked, ‘You’re like the Masons—everyone knows you’re important, but no one knows what you do!’ They invited me to the Villa, and one of the things I noticed right away when I joined was a group of close friends with decades of friendship, and, in a women’s club, that says a lot. Now a decade later, I’m the president. It’s really changed my life.” The Villa, which was designed by Marson, Van Pelt and Maybury and built in 1928, is the club’s third clubhouse since its inception in 1888. The first clubhouse was built in 1896 by Susan Stickney, a founding member, and was located on a triangular plot of land at the corner of North Fair Oaks and Lincoln Avenues, which met approximately where the 210 freeway now crosses Fair Oaks. As the club’s membership grew quickly, a new clubhouse called Stratford House was built on South Los Robles Avenue, close to where it now crosses Cordova. In 1924, the club built William Shakespeare Hall, a large auditorium with 600+ seats, on an adjoining plot of land. Performing was an important part of The Shakespeare Club, and in the 1930s, fulllength Shakespearean plays were staged by members in the new hall. In 1971, Stratford House needed retrofitting for earthquakes, so the club decided to sell it and moved

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into the Villa, also known as the Everett House, which was named after its former owner, Josephine Everett. She was a noted art collector who was also one of the founders of the Hollywood Bowl, and the Villa served as her winter home and music conservatory. After Everett passed away, the property was used by the government for a period of time during World War II. Later on, it was converted for research and development of classified and restricted information by Jet Propulsion Laboratories. In 1966, a woman by the name of Lily Crain purchased the property to use it as a home and music conservatory. The Shakespeare Club subsequently bought the place in 1972 and has worked hard to maintain the residence’s grandeur and tradition of hosting artists and musicians. “The home had been empty for many years. It was derelict and in bad shape, like a lot of these old homes in Pasadena were at the time,” Beggs


pointed out. “So we brought it back to life. Like a lot of houses of this vintage, it has a ballroom—a lot of those don’t exist anymore. The London Symphony was once entertained in our very ballroom by Josephine Everett. We try to maintain the Villa so that it feels like a private residence. My goal when someone walks through the door is for them to feel like they are a guest at a grand mansion on Grand Avenue.” The husband of a late club member donated an original Steinway piano to the Villa, which Beggs incorporates into the events she plans. “Every chance I get, I have someone playing the piano because that’s what would happen when you walked into a home like this one,” she explained. “We found out that this piano had originally been built in 1936, which was at the height of the Depression when Steinway had let go of a lot of their workers. They weren’t making very many grand pianos, so the ones that they made they spent a lot of time on. This is one of the best.” The grand ballroom has been the Villa’s latest restoration project in anticipation of the club’s 130th anniversary celebration: a “Golden Age Gala” that will take place in October. The extensive project included restoring the chandeliers and fireplace, painting the ceiling gold, having fabric specially manufactured for the window treatments, and more. The gala will have a Victorian feel

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with long tables and a coursed meal. Between each course, there will be music, dancing and history. Because history is such an important cornerstone of The Shakespeare Club, Beggs tapped into member Candy Campbell, who is an archivist by profession, to organize and scan the club’s 130 years of history into a database. In the monthly newsletter, there is a “From the Archives” column that features newspaper clippings and other interesting pieces of history related to the club. Members love learning more about the club’s unique past, and it helps keep everything organized. The club is also working with Pasadena’s Historic Preservation Commission to obtain its landmark designation—it may come as a surprise to some that the club had not previously secured it, but Beggs is planning to change that because she truly believes in the significance of the home and the club. “We were originally referred to as the oldest women’s club in all our literature and I also changed that,” Beggs concluded. “We’re the first women’s club. We cherish our legacy and believe in the multigenerational wisdom of women. It’s important because particularly in Southern California, you don’t have the family generational things that you used to and that’s where one learned how to be a woman. We all do different things, but we really support and believe in each other.” •

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JOCK DOC Dr. Ron Kvitne of Pasadena has treated Angels, Kings, and even a bunch of MMA fighters during his more than thirty years with the Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic BY MITCH LEHMAN

The Staples Center is packed to the rafters with zealous hockey fans cheering wildly for the Los Angeles Kings, but it’s hard to imagine anyone in the building more popular than the team orthopedist, Dr. Ron Kvitne. He knows and has a kind word for every single security guard, equipment manager and popcorn vendor from the time he arrives several hours before the game until he hits the on-ramp of the 110 Freeway long after the game is over. Kvitne is quite accustomed to the role that has made him such a familiar face. Through the famed Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic—where he has practiced for more than 30 years—Kvitne and his associates have served as team physicians to the Los Angeles Kings, Dodgers, Angels, Lakers, Rams, and Galaxy; the Anaheim Ducks; USC; the PGA and PGA Tour Champions; UFC mixed martial arts; and the now-defunct Hollywood Park race track. “Score two tonight,” Kvitne casually says to a Kings player, who is making his way to the ice for a pre-game warm-up skate. He continues to an in-arena medical office that is located midway between the Kings locker room and that of the visiting team; tonight, it’s the Minnesota Wild. Three other doctors are stationed in the triage unit: an internist, a dentist, and a plastic surgeon (hey, hockey’s a rough game) as well as a radiology technician. An X-ray machine is located at the rear of the office, just behind a fully-operational dental chair. The docs carry on like old friends, mostly because they are. A Kings player who has been looking for Kvitne hastily enters to have an injured finger numbed for the game and he quickly abides. A Kings minor leaguer is brought to the office and Kvitne tests the stability of his injured knee. Later in the game, and as if to display his versatility, a Kings employee drops by the office with his father, who suffered a neck injury while surfing. All in a night’s work, and Kvitne treats the injured dad as if he is an all-star right winger. Two days later, Kvitne is on duty at a Sunday afternoon game of the Los Angeles Angels. He is greeted at the locker room door by Mike Trout, who is arguably the best all-around player in baseball. Pitching phenom Shohei Ohtani is getting his valuable right arm stretched by a physical therapist as Kvitne quietly makes his way to a brighter, better-decorated but less tricked-out medical office in the back of the locker room. Within seconds,

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Albert Puhols, the Angels’ record-setting first baseman, presents his oversized right hand to warmly greet the doctor. The close, personal access to some of the greatest figures in professional sports would be thrilling for most fans, but is de riguer for Kvitne, who has dealt in this trade for decades. Kerlan-Jobe is actually the pioneer in the entire field of sports medicine, but it certainly wasn’t planned to be that way. Bob Kerlan grew up in Minnesota the son of a physician and came to UCLA in 1940 on a basketball scholarship until his frequent backaches were diagnosed as Ankylosing spondylitis, a chronic inflammation of the joints of the spine. “‘Well, you went out there to play sports and get an education,’” Kvitne said, relaying the conversation between Kerlan and his father. “‘You can still get an education.’” Kerlan continued to hang around his basketball pals while finishing his residency in orthopedic surgery. He became fast friends with Frank Jobe, who had served as a physician in the United States Army’s 101st Airborne Division during World War II, including a stint in the Battle of the Bulge. The two decided to start a practice together. They frequented Dodgers games shortly after the team relocated to Los Angeles from Brooklyn and caught the eye of then-owner Peter O’Malley. “’We’re just sports fans,’” Kerlan said to O’Malley, according to Kvitne. O’Malley asked the duo if they wanted to be involved with the Dodgers. “It was the first instance of an orthopedic doctor or clinic being associated with a sports team,” Kvitne said. “Then the Lakers. Then the Rams. The Kings and the Angels. Every time a team came to Southern California, they ended up being treated by Kerlan and Jobe.” The partnerships have produced numerous successes, but none that rivals what happened in 1974, when

a then-31-year-old Dodgers pitcher named Tommy John came in to see Jobe about a painful elbow injury. “Dr. Jobe examined him and said, ‘I don’t think you are going to be able to keep playing,’” Kvitne recalled. “‘That’s not the answer I was looking for,’” John reportedly replied to Jobe. “‘Find something.’” Jobe consulted with famed Los Angeles hand surgeon Dr. Herb Stark and the two came up with the idea of ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) reconstruction, whereby the ulnar collateral ligament in the elbow is replaced with a tendon from elsewhere in the patient’s body. “They told John that the procedure had never been done before and he said, ‘let’s do it,’” said Kvitne, who heard the story from Jobe. “He rehabbed for a year and eventually won more games after the surgery than he had won before the surgery. Tommy John became a Hall of Famer and that pretty much changed baseball. The procedure has been modified and improved. And the rehab period has been shortened to one year instead of two. The Tommy John surgery has prolonged the careers of hundreds of baseball players.” It’s also the rare instance of a procedure being named for the patient rather than the physician who performed it. Surprisingly, Kerlan-Jobe offers the same services for the weekend warrior as the professional athlete. “Most people would never think about calling us,” Kvitne said. “Caring for high-level athletes comprises only about five to ten percent of our work. The majority involves treating people who are injured from overuse and weekend warrior collision sports, slip and falls and motor vehicle accidents. Most injuries don’t need surgery, in fact probably 80 percent don’t. The value is to see someone sooner rather than later. The quicker you visit a doctor, the quicker the problem can be treated and resolved. For patients who need

surgery, you want to have it done as soon as you can so the problem is corrected and you can get on with your life. We offer the same treatment for our regular patients as our professional athletes—whether or not they are Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Magic Johnson, Wayne Gretzky, Mike Trout or Shohei Ohtani.” A former hockey player himself from his boyhood days on the frozen ponds of North Dakota, Kvitne attended Central High School in Grand Forks (which is less that 100 miles from the Canadian border) before graduating in 1978 from the University of North Dakota, which is located in… Grand Forks. He graduated from the University of California, San Francisco’s School of Medicine in 1982 and completed his residency in 1987 at Northwestern University. He did his fellowship at Kerlan-Jobe in 1988 and has been a partner there ever since. His affinity for medicine? Interesting story. “I come from a family with a lot of electricians, mechanics and farmers,” Kvitne said. “I couldn’t figure out what I wanted to do and I changed my major every month. Several of my friends were in pre-med and I thought, ‘if they can do it, so can I.’” Kvitne’s college counselor had an opinion on the matter when the two met in October, 1974. “He said I shouldn’t just major in pre-med, but if it was something I was serious about, I should go to work in a hospital.” One just happened to be located near campus—albeit a psychiatric hospital—where Kvitne spent the next three-and-a-half years serving as a psych technician. But it was much, much more than that. “That helped me make up my mind that I wanted to be a doctor,” Kvitne said. “I just got the feeling that helping people was the way to go.” Done with medical school and still unsure about the area of medicine in which he wanted to specialize, Kvitne “followed a friend” into ortho-

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pedics. The fellowship that ensued at Kerlan-Jobe eliminated any questions that might have possibly remained. “I realized that it’s the only thing I want to do in my life,” Kvitne said with conviction. “I fell in love.” Kvitne remembers with a particular fondness the days he treated the aforementioned Gretzky, widely acknowledged to be the greatest hockey player in the history of the sport. Kvitne even played pick-up games with The Great One at the Kings practice facility while Gretzky was rehabbing from a spinal injury in 1993. Kvitne also treated soccer icon David Beckham while he played for the


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Los Angeles Galaxy and suffered ankle and knee injuries. “Even though they were both global icons and possibly the most recognizable figures from their respective sports, they were the nicest, down-to-earth people I have ever worked with,” Kvitne said of Gretzky and Beckham. “In spite of their massive popularity, not only were they humble and appreciative, they were both very good to their families. You can’t say that about every athlete. It’s just as easy to be nice as it is to not be nice. I respect them both as athletes and human beings.” Kerlan-Jobe now includes more than 30 physicians who specialize in just about every facet of orthopedic treatment and runs the largest training program for doctors who want to be team physicians at all levels of sports. “That is the mission of Kerlan-Jobe,” Kvitne said. “And it just sort of happened, innocently. Each time a new pro team came to town, they needed to hire a new person.” The rigors of professional sports have a price, and Kvitne rotates between the group’s main facility on Howard Hughes Parkway in Los Angeles to the several hospitals where he operates and even a satellite clinic on Lake Avenue in Pasadena, not far from where he lives with his wife, Kal, daughter, Aliki, and the famous family dog, Princess. “It can be very time-demanding,” he said. “For all of our players and staff we are basically on call seven days a week, 365 days a year, any time during the season or off-season. Seeing patients and doing surgeries, it’s a big time commitment. But that’s the challenge everyone has—how to make the best use of our time. When you are doing what you love, you figure it out how to give quality time to your patients and your family. That is the key to having no regrets at the end of your career.” And that is precisely what makes him one of the greats, and why he, himself, has so many fans. •


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MONTECITO Following the devastating Thomas Fire and mudslides, Montecito has returned to its full glory STORY AND PHOTOGRAPHY BY JIM THOMPSON Few places embody the Southern California lifestyle more than the seaside community of Montecito. A short drive away from the San Gabriel Valley, nestled between sun-drenched beaches and the Santa Ynez Mountains, Montecito’s Mediterranean climate, chic vibe, luxury accommodations and elegant dining establishments make it the perfect destination for your fall getaway. Despite all it has to offer, Montecito has remained largely under the radar as a major tourist destination and usually takes a back seat to adjacent Santa Barbara. The damage from the recent Thomas Fire and mudslides in the area significantly curtailed its ability to accommodate even those “in the know.” Happily, however, after months of work and reconstruction, Montecito has recovered and is ready as a prime spot for those seeking a romantic, relaxing, upscale escape. While Montecito may have an illusion of exclusivity, don’t be deterred. It has a mellow, inviting vibe enhanced by a sunny, natural setting that has been compared with areas in Tuscany, Italy, and the South of France. Gentle ocean breezes combined with the protection of the surrounding mountains bring mild temperatures and sunny days throughout most of the fall. Famous Landmark & Fabulous Sights Montecito’s most famous landmark is Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara. If Montecito is the embodiment of Southern California lifestyle, The Biltmore is its crowning jewel. According to the Santa Barbara Independent, a year before The Biltmore opened its doors in 1927, the area was hit with another massive mudslide that roared “like violent thunder…as if a heavy freight train were passing by.” The Reginald Johnson-designed property opened to great fanfare and success, only to fall on hard times when the stock market

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collapsed amid the Great Depression. In the coming years, it was rediscovered by the Hollywood crowd and soon became “the” place to be seen. During World War II, The Biltmore was a redistribution center for soldiers returning from overseas. The G.I.’s paid an average of $2.41 a day for a room, meals, laundry and top Hollywood entertainment. Like Montecito itself, the hotel “has steadily grown in popularity and stature over the years,” said Karen Earp, general manager of Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara. Built on 22 acres of spectacular beach-front property, the Spanish Colonial Revival hotel remains an architectural jewel and a symbol of timeless luxury. In 1937, the Coral Casino Beach and Cabana Club (a private-membership club open to hotel guests) was built directly across the street from the hotel, overlooking sparkling







Butterfly Beach. From the beginning, the modern lines and furnishings were in stark contrast to the architecture of the hotel. Apparently, Robert Odell, then-owner, felt unwelcome at some of the area’s exclusive clubs and decided to build his own. His cantankerous nature was further displayed following a disagreement with the Olympic Commissioner when he designed the pool to be larger than an official Olympic pool, so it could never be used for regulated events. While visiting Montecito, don’t miss the opportunity to visit Ganna Walska Lotusland, one of the area’s numerous treasures. Set on 37 acres, this botanical wonderland is considered by horticulturists to be one of the greatest gardens in the world. Once owned by Madame Ganna Walska, a Polish opera singer and socialite, its unique gardens form a living canvas that reflect her vision and love for nature. The many different gardens—

including Japanese, Cactus, Water and Topiary—feature rare, exotic and spectacular plants. For a glimpse of Montecito as it was in the 1920s and 1930s, take a look at Casa del Herrero. This architectural landmark is another example of the Spanish Colonial Revival style. Sprawling over 11 acres, Casa del Herrero is known for its grand manor house, meandering Moorish-style gardens and collection of Spanish art objects that date from the 15th and 16th centuries. Not to be missed are the local hiking trails, which provide abundant scenic views. Also make sure to at a minimum stroll along one of the gorgeous beaches—and if you’re so inclined take a swim or surf! Dogs Welcome Dogs are welcome in many places in Montecito and in Santa Barbara. Dogs are permitted on-leash at

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Butterfly Beach, Shoreline Park and Chase Palm Park and can roam free at Hendry’s Beach (Arroyo Burro Beach), a 15-minute drive up the coast. Many hotels accept pets and offer pet-pampering packages. Also, there are several grooming salons and locations in the area that will board your dog for the day or overnight.



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IF YOU GO Fall is one of the best times of the year in Montecito and Santa Barbara. The weather is mild, beaches inviting and the mountain trails open. Details of what to do and where to go can be found at: THINGS TO DO Hiking Hiking trails offer diverse climate ranges from the beach to mountains with plenty of options for terrain and scenery. Hike up to Inspiration Point (north of the Santa Barbara Bowl) or make the short (but rewarding) climb to see the 80-foot tall waterfall at Nojoqui Falls (no joke: its pronounced “No Joke-ie” Falls). The more seasoned hiker will want to explore the rugged wilderness along the Cold Springs, San Ysidro, Tunnel and Romero Canyon Trails.

him or her a bath at the self-serve dog-washing station in the parking lot. Ganna Walska Lotusland Home to more than 3,000 rare, exotic, unusual and spectacular plants from around the world, it is the life’s work and legacy of Polish opera singer Madame Ganna Walska. Reservations are required to visit: call (805) 969-9990. Guided tours are at 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Weds. – Sat. until mid-November. Adults: $48; Ages 3-17: $24. (http:// Casa del Herrero Included on the National Register of Historic Places, Casa del Herrero (House of the Blacksmith) is a fabulous representation of Spanish Colonial Revival architecture with a wonderful Moorish-inspired garden. Located at 1387 E. Valley Road, Montecito, reservations are required to visit: call (805) 565-5653. Guided

tours are at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Adults and children 10 and above: $25. ( Santa Barbara Polo & Wine Festival This festival combines polo, local wine and music at the beautiful Santa Barbara Polo & Racquet Club on Sept. 8. Artists will include ZZ Ward, Booker T. Jones, Quinn Deveaux, and the California Honeydrops. General admission: $75. ( Santa Barbara Harbor & Seafood Festival Enjoy the abundance of the Santa Barbara Channel on Oct. 13 with high-quality seafood: fresh-caught lobster and sea urchin prepared on the spot and specialty food booths for fish tacos, oysters, barbequed albacore, fresh crab, clam chowder and more. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Admission is free for the whole family. (http://

Beaches With miles of luxurious, sundrenched, sandy coastline, the beaches are the place to be in Montecito and Santa Barbara. Whether you are looking for breakers for surfing or gentle ocean waves, the beaches are spectacular even in the fall. Grab a cocktail at Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara before taking your dog for a long walk along pristine Butterfly Beach. Take your time and catch a glorious sunset. Leadbetter Beach (near Santa Barbara Harbor) is great for surfing and boogie boarding. At Arroyo Burro Beach (Hendry’s Beach or “the pit” as locals call it) you can let your dog run free and then give

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PLACES TO STAY Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara Set on 22 acres of lush gardens, this landmark hotel has 207 guest rooms and bungalows, including the newly-opened Anacapa Suite. With 2,000 square feet of space, a private patio overlooking Butterfly Beach, fire pit and heated plunge pool, this suite offers the ultimate in luxury. The hotel is pet friendly and even offers a special in-room dining menu for them. Rooms: $595-$1,045. Suites: $1,000-$9,000. ( Montecito Inn Built by silent film stars Charlie Chaplin and Fatty Arbuckle in 1928, this boutique hotel offers luxury accommodations in the heart of Montecito’s Coast Village Road. Although it sustained heavy damage from the recent mudslides, it is now fully restored and welcoming guests. Sorry, no pets allowed. Rates: $150-$800. (

Simpson House Inn This 15-room, 5-star bed and breakfast is only a few minute walk to downtown Santa Barbara and just a few miles from Montecito. Accommodations in this 1874 Victorian mansion include period-style rooms and suites and a restored carriage house. Rates: $250-$700. ( Camp Canine With nearly 35 years of experience, Camp Canine really knows how to care for and pamper your dog. Whether you drop off your dog for a few hours of play or for an overnight stay, it offers top-dog service. Rates: $30 (half day)-$69 (overnight). Camp Canine will even pick up and deliver your pup. ( PLACES TO EAT Lucky’s Steakhouse Enjoy top-notch cocktails and excellent steaks and seafood in a

comfortable setting that is right for just about any occasion. Located on Coast Village Road in the heart of Montecito. (https://www. Tydes Restaurant Even the sweeping oceanfront views from a wraparound patio can’t distract from the excellent food. Located inside the Coral Casino Cabana and Beach Club, Tydes serves some of the finest seafood in an area known for seafood. Enjoy a cocktail at the Coral Reef Bar, a 28foot aquarium that features a living coral reef. (https://www.fourseasons. com/santabarbara/dining/restaurants/tydes)

HAPPENING HIGHLAND PARK A Special Edition of Foodie Favorites

Our favorite foodies have been raving about Highland Park and the delectable and diverse fare that can be found there. So, for this issue, we’re focusing on this evolving culinary hotspot located in our backyard. Here are some of the fab spots that those “in the know” have been frequenting and think you should, too! Bon appétit!

Cava Restaurant Serving a mix of Nuevo Latino and Mediterranean cuisine, Cava has been a local favorite for food and cocktails since it opened in 1997 on Coast Village Road in Montecito. ( •

Good Girl Dinette 110 N. AVENUE 56 (323) 257-8980; GOODGIRLDINETTE.COM MON. – THURS.: 11 A.M. – 9:30 P.M.; FRI.: 11 A.M. – 10 P.M.; SAT.: 10 A.M. – 10 P.M.; SUN.: 10 A.M. – 9 P.M. Started in 2009 by chef and owner Diep Tran, Good Girl Dinette serves up fabulous Vietnamese food in a warm and welcoming environment. The starters are delightful—especially the rice cakes with crisp scallion tofu and the imperial rolls stuffed with either shitake mushrooms or chicken. The pho is beyond good, as are the many varieties of banh mi that are served with pickled daikon and carrots as well as an enchanting cilantro-maggi mayo. Make sure to save room for dessert—the maple coconut bread pudding is truly special.

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Mr. Holmes Bakehouse 111 S. AVENUE 59 (323) 739-0473; MRHOLMESBAKEHOUSE.COM MON. – THURS.: 7 A.M. – 2:30 P.M.; FRI.: 7 A.M. – 4 P.M.; SAT. & SUN.: 8 A.M. – 4 P.M.

Joy 5100 YORK BOULEVARD (323) 999-7642; JOYONYORK.COM MON. – THURS.: 12 – 10 P.M.; SAT. & SUN.: 12 – 11 P.M.

Mr. Holmes Bakehouse catapulted to fame in San Francisco with the cruffin—a croissant baked like a muffin, rolled in sugar and filled with a flavored sweet cream—and for good reason. The Highland Park outpost of this hip bakeshop features these sinfully good creations as well as a variety of delicious savory and sweet pastries to tantalize your taste buds. Be sure to show up on the earlier side, as items go quickly (especially the cruffins). Not to be missed are the chocolate chunk cookies with sea salt.

Triple Beam Pizza

The sophomore effort of Vivian Ku of Pine & Crane fame does not disappoint. Serving up Taiwanese treats in a fast-casual environment, the menu delights with offerings such as addictive thousand layer pancakes (order with the chili sauce and basil), satisfying Chiayi chicken rice, taste-likehomemade Dan Dan noodles, and savory scallion bread sandwiches with pickled vegetables, cilantro and peanuts. The produce, much of which is sourced from Ku’s family farm, is a real treat—especially the seasonal offerings. The desserts are not to be missed with insanely fresh Hakka mochi (served with tea!), rich forbidden rice pudding and perfectly sweet and refreshing fruit shaved ice.

5918 N. FIGUEROA STREET (323) 545-3534; TRIPLEBEAMPIZZA.COM MON. – SUN.: 12 – 10 P.M. This amazing fast-casual Roman-style pizza joint exceeds already high expectations. A joint venture between famed chefs Nancy Silverton and Matt Molina and Silverlake Wine/Everson Royce visionaries Randy Clement and April Langford, this pay-by-the-pound pizza place brings it. The innovative flavor combinations of the pizza are interesting and refined, the focaccia is insanely good, and the alcoholic beverage list is small but awesome. Grab some deliciousness and head back to the patio to indulge— you’ll be glad you did.

Donut Friend 5107 YORK BOULEVARD (213) 995-6191; DONUTFRIEND.COM TUES. – THURS.: 7 A.M. – 10 P.M.; FRI. & SAT.: 7 A.M. – 12 A.M.; SUN.: 7 A.M. – 10 P.M. A friend indeed! “Donuts done differently” is the perfect motto for this fabulously innovative donut shop that allows you to customize your donuts to your heart’s content. Seriously. You choose your donut, then the fillings (which are abundant), then the toppings (which are also abundant). For those who prefer to buy their donuts pre-assembled, Donut Friend’s visually-pleasing, delectable compilations are, simply put, showstoppers. Some of our favorites include the Polar Berry Club (lemon glaze, fresh mixed berries and fresh mint on top of a raised donut); the Compassion Fruit (passion fruit glaze and cocoa nib-topped raised donut, with half of the proceeds from sales of this donut donated to a different charity each month); and Strawberrylab (a raised donut filled with fresh strawberries and whipped cream).

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Hippo 5916 ½ N. FIGUEROA STREET (323) 545-3536; WWW.HIPPORESTAURANT.COM TUES. – SUN.: 5 – 10 P.M. If you’re looking for a more upscale dining experience (although still comfortably casual), check out one of the newest additions to the Highland Park restaurant scene, Hippo, located right behind Triple Beam Pizza. The brainchild of Matt Molina and the partners behind Everson Royce Bar, the restaurant features an inspired menu that highlights the best of seasonal ingredients, stellar wines and cocktails, a cool vibe and an incredibly friendly staff. Not to be missed are the roasted chicken with harissa, upland cress and potatoes, and the sweet corn cappellacci with funghi misti and thyme.

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DON BENITO WILSON A life and a legacy BY JEANNETTE BOVARD Mount Wilson, a peak in the San Gabriel Mountains overlooking the city of Pasadena, is best known as the site of the world-renowned Observatory. Look for a cluster of radio and television towers to pinpoint this local landmark from below. A good number of us probably know that the mountain is named in honor of an influential early settler in this region, Benjamin Davis “Don Benito” Wilson (1811-1878). Beyond that, most of us know very little. Yet the development of Los Angeles, the San Gabriel Valley, and much of Southern California was in large part influenced by this uniquely astute and seemingly fearless individual. Why Wilson has remained a relatively obscure figure while some of his contemporaries are better known to posterity is something of a mystery. What is it about this man that makes him worth knowing? Aside from the fact that Wilson’s true-to-life saga is nearly unbelievable in terms of achievement and adventure, his legacy is truly staggering. “Other actors in the great drama of that unfolding City of Los Angeles were briefly mayor, others amassed large amounts of land; others came and went in the state legislature. Others led American troops, owned mines, drilled for oil, started railroads, fought Indians, helped Indians, bottled wine and exported oranges. But Don Benito Wilson is worthy of our memory and reverence because of his incredible span of distinctions. His is a one man Who’s Who across the board in the early history of the American West and Los Angeles in particular. He, in one incredible life, represents a



bridge between post-Revolutionary America to the dawn of the modern city,” said Wilson biographer Nat B. Read. The following are some fascinating facts behind the man who gave his name to a local mountain. • He probably owned the land where you live. Wilson’s real estate holdings were far reaching: Alhambra, Altadena, Anaheim, Beverly Hills, Culver City, parts of Los Angeles (Bel Air, the land now occupied by UCLA, and the downtown parcel where Union Station is situated), Pasadena, Placentia, Riverside, South Pasadena, San Marino, parts of Wilmington, and Yorba Linda. • He served as the second Mayor of Los Angeles. Wilson was a natural born leader who was respected and admired throughout his life. During his early days in California, he served as Alderman for the San Bernardino region under the Mexican government. He would go on to become the first Los Angeles County Clerk, second Mayor of Los Angeles, a State Senate member, and was appointed Indian Agent for Southern California—a post he resigned feeling that the program was mismanaged. • He was an astute businessman. Wilson morphed from cattle rancher to merchant; hotelier to mining executive; manufacturer to money-

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lender. He was a vineyard owner, citrus grower, and wheat and barley farmer, and experimented with crops such as sugar cane and cotton. He adapted to new ideas and technologies and spearheaded important projects, including Los Angeles’ first irrigation and water system, early development of the Port of Los Angeles (in conjunction with Phineas Banning), linking the port to Los Angeles proper via rail, and bringing the transcontinental railroad to the City of Angels. • He was one of the legendary Mountain Men. The wealthy, established landowner and civic leader of later years began his auspicious career by conquering the frontier. He was born on the edge of the wilderness in Tennessee and was just eight years old when his father died, leaving Wilson, his mother, and his brother destitute. At fifteen, he left home for Yazoo City, Mississippi, opening a trading house to do business with the Choctaw and Chickasaw tribes. After suffering a physical breakdown, he took his doctor’s advice to move out of the area by becoming a fur trapper. He survived—and thrived— in this hostile environment, joining the ranks of Jedediah Smith and Kit Carson as one of the celebrated Mountain Men of the American frontier. • China, not California, was Wil-





son’s desired destination. Wilson had quit trapping beavers in the wilderness in favor of running a general store in Santa Fe, New Mexico. However, worsening relations between the Mexican citizenry and foreigners (Americans) forced the ever-resourceful entrepreneur to move again. He joined the Rowland-Workman party and became one of the first overland immigrants to Southern California. For Wilson, California was meant to be just a jumping off point to Asia. After multiple unsuccessful attempts to find passage on ships out of San Francisco, he abandoned plans for China and in 1843 bought part of Don Juan Bandini’s Rancho Jurupa (present-day Riverside). • He married well. Thirty-two-yearold Wilson married his neighbor’s fifteen-year-old daughter, Maria Ramona Anselma Yorba, on February 20, 1844. His wealthy father-in-law, Don Bernardo Yorba, lived nearby in an eighty-room mansion surrounded by shops, stores, residences, wine cellars and presses, distilleries, mills, granaries, chapels, and more. Ramona died in 1849, leaving Wilson a widower with two small children. • He married a Cinderella. Wilson’s second marriage was literally a ragsto-riches story. Margaret Hereford Hereford [sic], was born in 1820 to a prominent Virginia family. Her first

husband and cousin, Thomas A Hereford, was as inept and unsuccessful in his business dealings as Don Benito was clever and successful. Margaret endured a succession of increasing hardships as the Herefords moved farther and farther west in search of fortune. After arriving in California and suffering yet another cycle of failed ventures, the destitute Herefords were living in then-Mayor Wilson’s home, where Margaret may have been housekeeper or governess, or Thomas was possibly overseeing part of Wilson’s estate. Thomas Hereford died in January 1852, leaving his wife and young son to fend for themselves—and this time good fortune smiled on them. In February 1853, Margaret married Benjamin Wilson, rising from the depths of poverty to a position of affluence and social prominence. Margaret was an educated, strong, and intelligent companion to Don Benito Wilson and mother to a blended family of hers, his, and their own children. • He owned Los Angeles’ first hotel. Wilson’s Bella Union Hotel was the first establishment of its kind in the Pueblo of Los Angeles and played a leading role in the region’s history. Its claim to fame includes serving as the stagecoach stop, residence of the last governor of Mexican California, headquarters for U.S. troops

during the Mexican-American War, the first American courthouse in L.A., and a place where the city’s movers and shakers gathered to conduct business. Ironically, the 1835 adobe building was where Wilson and other POWs had been imprisoned during hostilities between Mexican Californians and Americans (obviously prior to his ownership of the establishment), and where John B. Wilson, Don Benito’s ne’er-do-well son, committed suicide. The hotel, on Main Street just north of Temple, later became the Clarendon Hotel and, finally, the St. Charles Hotel. Don’t go looking for it; the building was torn down in 1940. • He promoted education. Benjamin Wilson did not have the benefit of a formal education; his grandfather was the source of whatever learning he received. However, he was a proponent of public and private education and worked toward the passage of legislation that established the Los Angeles Board of Education. He sold his pueblo house and fruit fields to the Catholic Sisters of Charity for the purpose of establishing the first “Female Academy” in Los Angeles. To promote his own Methodist beliefs, Wilson gave money for an institution named Wilson College, which would ultimately evolve into the University of Southern California.

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• He was a champion of Native American welfare. Wilson was most proud of his work on behalf of Native Americans. From his earliest days he had forged good relationships with various tribes as he pursued his interests westward. Once settled in California, he was concerned about the displaced and ill-treated Native American population. As sub-agent for Indian Affairs he wrote a report entitled The Indians of Southern California in 1852, which was hailed for its compassion, humanity, and insight. If you’re interested in reading what Wilson had to say, reprints of this report are available on Amazon and other online booksellers. • Alhambra could have been Wilson, California. Wilson was quick to see the potential of modern-day real estate subdivisions/community planning. Not prone to putting the Wilson name on his numerous properties or businesses, he asked his teenage daughters Annie and Ruth to choose a name when he subdivided part of his Lake Vineyard property to form a town. Entranced by Washington Irving’s Tales of the Alhambra, the girls opted for the romance of faraway places, forever linking the community with Granada’s magnificent Moorish palace. • He loved this area. Lake Vineyard was Wilson’s Shangri-La. He built a large home over a wine cellar on a hill above a lake filled by a natural stream (now the site of San Marino’s Lacy Park). Here he planted one of the largest vineyards in California, and one of the region’s major citrus orchards, while also raising cattle, sheep, and numerous grain crops. Soon after moving in, he wrote to his brother, “I am so comfortable here and enjoy such fine health with all my family, in fact, no Country can be more healthy than this….I feel certain I could never find another place so healthy and affording so many comforts….” • He was well liked. The obituaries following Wilson’s death on March 11, 1878 were lavish in their praise—and



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not just for his considerable wealth or achievements. He was hailed as fair, upright, and honest; civic-minded; and compassionate. The affectionate title “Don Benito” had been given to him in 1844 and he was known by that name throughout his life. Wilson biographer Nat Read noted that “he was, for his times, tolerant of class, race, and religious differences...Although his views on justice for Indians would be deemed paternalistic today, in his time he was known for his fierce defense of Indian rights... He denounced slavery (at least in retrospect) and lived a life of tolerance in his multi-cultural pueblo.” • What about Mount Wilson? Wilson loved and felt at home in the mountains. He hosted an elaborate (and difficult to access!) Fourth of July party on Mount Wilson in 1860. In 1864, his workers created a passable trail to the peak to harvest pine and

cedar trees and transport the lumber eight miles downhill to Lake Vineyard. This project was abandoned after only a few weeks. So, the most notable monument to his legacy played only a minor role in Wilson’s life. There is more—much more—to discover about Benjamin Davis “Don Benito” Wilson. Visit the archives at Pasadena Museum of History or a local library for further details about a man who truly qualifies as one of the most interesting men of his era. • Pasadena Museum of History is located at 470 W. Walnut St. in Pasadena. It is open to the public free of charge from 1 to 4 p.m. Thursdays through Sundays. For further information, please visit or call (626) 577-1660. Jeannette Bovard is Media Consultant for Pasadena Museum of History and teaches at Los Angeles City College and East Los Angeles College.

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FALL EVENT GUIDE PASADENA Farmers Markets • Villa Parke Center, 363 East Villa St. at N. Garfield Ave. Call 626-449-0179 or visit for more information. Tuesdays, 8:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Rain or shine.
 • Victory Park, at the intersection of Sierra Madre Blvd. and Paloma St. Call 626-449-0179 or visit for more information. Saturdays, 8:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Accepts cash and EBT only. Rain or shine. Flea Markets
 • Pasadena City College Flea Market, 1570 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena. Visit for more information. The first Sunday of every month, 8 a.m.–3 p.m.
Monthly flea market boasts 400+ vendors selling a range of antiques, clothing, wares & street fare. • Rose Bowl Flea Market, 1001 Rose Bowl Dr., Pasadena. Visit rgcshows. com/RoseBowl for more information. The second Sunday of every month, 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m. One of the most famous flea markets in the world! The monthly flea market features an eclectic array of crafts, apparel, antiques & other goods. A Noise Within 3352 E. Foothill Blvd., Pasadena. Visit or call 626-356-3100 for more information. • Man of La Mancha. Aug. 16 – Sept. 9, 2018. Set in a modern-day prison, the story-within-a-story of Don Quixote’s musical misadventures—rife with love, chivalry, and of course, four-armed giants—unfurls into something more transcendent: a beacon of hope in a dire world. Dream the impossible dream with the wandering hidalgo in this quintessential tale about the resilience of the human spirit and the limitless power of imagination. • A Picture of Dorian Gray. Sept. 23 – Nov. 16, 2018. Entranced by the beauty of his own portrait, Dorian Gray sells his soul to preserve his youth and pays a price. This haunting and seductive adaptation lets Oscar Wilde’s language and wit sparkle, but strips bare the themes of hedonism and the insatiable pursuit of pleasure. • Rosencrantz And Guildenstern Are Dead. Oct. 7 – Nov. 18, 2018. Hamlet is

turned topsy-turvy in this brilliant, Tony Award®-winning comedy that thrusts Shakespeare’s two minor characters to the frontlines with no rules except one: they are destined to die. Trapped in a universe where the flip of a coin always comes up heads and pirates can pop-up anytime, can our hapless protagonists triumph in a battle of wits, escape their fate, and make sense of a senseless world? ARTNight Pasadena Various locations around Pasadena. Visit for more information. • ARTNight Pasadena. Oct.12, 2018. Enjoy a free evening of art, music and entertainment as Pasadena’s most prominent arts and cultural institutions swing open their doors. The night is yours to decide. Begin your journey at any one of the 19 participating cultural institutions, where free shuttles will be waiting to transport you to your next destination. ARTWalk 2018 Located at Green Street at Madison Avenue, Pasadena. Visit playhousedistrict. org/calendar-of-events/artwalk or call 626-744-0340 for more information. • 13th Annual Pasadena ARTWalk. Oct. 13, 2018 from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. Pasadena ARTWalk is Pasadena’s largest urban art fair with over 5,000 people attending yearly. The event highlights some of the best Southern Californian visual artists showcasing their work in painting, sculpture, watercolor, photography, mixed media, ceramics, jewelry, drawings, and printmaking. ARTWalk is free and all ages are welcome. Caltech Beckman Auditorium, 330 S. Michigan Ave, Pasadena. Visit calendar/public-events or call 626395-4652 for more information. • New World String Project. August 25, 2018 at 8 p.m. Take four highly skilled and well known multi-instrumentalists and put them together to create an exciting weave of music rooted in the Celtic, Nordic and American folk traditions. Ancient and modern sounds mingle freely on Swedish nyckelharpa, Celtic harp, fiddle, guitar, cittern, bouzouki, and more. Join the New World String Project for a musical ride that will shake your boots, uplift your spirit and warm your heart. • Tannahill Weavers – 50th Anniversary Tour. Sept. 15, 2018 at 8 p.m. The Tannahill Weavers first came together in 1968 in Paisley, Scotland. They have produced 17 recordings, and in 2011 the band was inducted into the Scottish Traditional Music Hall of Fame. From reflective ballads to foot-

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stomping reels and jigs, the variety and range of the material they perform is matched only by their enthusiasm and lively Celtic spirits. • Jeni Hankins. Oct. 6, 2018 at 8 p.m. Jeni plays guitar and banjo and has been known to bring an autoharp or another instrument or two along. She just might do a little flat foot dancing, too. Come to hear some of the old songs and the new ones from her most recent album, The Oxygen Girl. • The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) [revised]. Oct. 20, 2018 at 8 p.m. All 37 Plays in 97 Minutes! The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) [revised]  is an irreverent, fast-paced romp through the Bard’s plays. It was London’s longest-running comedy, having clocked a very palpable nine years in London’s West End at the Criterion Theatre! The show has been seen at the Kennedy Center, OffBroadway, and from sea to shining sea. Join these madcap men in tights as they weave their wicked way through all of Shakespeare’s Comedies, Histories and Tragedies in one wild and memorable ride that leaves audiences breathless and helpless with laughter. • John McCutcheon. Nov. 10, 2018 at 8 p.m. The Washington Post once described him as the “Rustic Renaissance Man“ of folk music, and with his songwriting talent, his voice, his multi-instrumental talents (guitar, hammer dulcimer, fiddle, autoharp, hamboning, and much more), his ability to interpret the songs of others, his vitality, and involvement in social affairs, this description is appropriate and true. MUSE/IQUE
 Aug. 25 performance located at The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens, 1151 Oxford Rd., San Marino, on the Brown Garden Lawn. Otherwise, events are held at various unique locations throughout Pasadena. Visit, call 626-539-7085 or email info@muse-ique. com for more information. • U.S./ROUTES. Aug. 25, 2018 at 8 p.m. This program delves into classic American R&B, soul and pop. Featuring pianist Lara Downes and the MUSE/IQUE orchestra the program spotlights the works of Sam Cooke, James Brown, Jerry Herman, Lloyd Price, Jackie Wilson, Pearl Bailey and Duke Ellington. American Ballet Theatre principal dancers Herman Cornejo and Sara Lane will also perform Twyla Tharp’s “Sinatra Suite,” featuring some of Sinatra’s greatest hits: “Strangers in the Night,” “All the Way,” “That’s Life,” “My Way,” and “One for My Baby (and One More for the Road.” • CAR/TUNES. Oct. 28, 2018 at 7 p.m.

The first event of MUSE/IQUE’s Uncorked Series 2018-2019, which provides intimate live music experiences in transformed locations throughout Pasadena, will focus on how cars rev up our hopes and dreams. Norton Simon Museum 411 W. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena. Visit or call 626-449-6840 for more information. • Line & Color: The Nature of Ellsworth Kelly. Now – Oct. 29, 2018. At the end of 1964, artist Ellsworth Kelly made his first significant foray into the medium of prints and multiples with two series—Suite of Twenty-Seven Color Lithographs and Suite of Plant Lithographs. Thus began Kelly’s lifelong relationship with lithography. Complementing this collection of lithographic prints in the exhibition are two largescale paintings. White over Blue was commissioned for Montreal’s Expo 67 and, at nearly 30 feet long, the work blurs the line between painting and sculpture. Red Orange White Green Blue  (1968), is an example of Kelly’s “spectrum” paintings, with five colors creating a large swath across the gallery wall, as the artist once again presents a work that demands to be seen as both painting and object. Bringing these two lithographic suites and two paintings together, Line & Color: The Nature of Ellsworth Kelly demonstrates the way in which the artist flattens the world around him. Whether featuring plants or colorful shapes, Kelly’s oeuvre cements him as one of the progenitors of modernism. Pasadena Heritage Visit or call 626441-6333 for more information. • Craftsman Weekend. Nov. 9 – 11, 2018. Explore Asian influences on

Craftsman architecture with tours, lectures and other events. Tickets go on sale in early September. Pasadena Playhouse 39 S. El Molino Ave., Pasadena. Visit or call 626356-7529 for more information. • Native Gardens. Sept. 5 – 30, 2018. Good fences don’t always make good neighbors, but they do make for great comedy in this new play directed by Jason Alexander (Seinfeld). An attorney on the rise and his very pregnant wife couldn’t feel more welcomed by their new neighbors. But when a friendly disagreement about the lay of the land escalates into a backyard brawl, cultures collide and mudslinging ensues…literally. • The Woman in Black. Oct. 17 – Nov. 11, 2018. Witness Susan Hill’s acclaimed ghost story that has kept London’s West End on the edge of its seat for the past 28 years! A man obsessed, believing his family has been cursed by a ghostly woman in black, tells his terrifying story to exorcise the fear that grips his soul. It all begins innocently enough, but as he reaches further into his darkest memories, he quickly finds that there is no turning back. Pasadena Symphony and POPS Ambassador Auditorium, 131 South St. John Ave., Pasadena. Visit or call 626-793-7171 for more information. • Broadway Goes to the Movies. Sept. 8, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. Hear the best of hit shows that traveled from Broadway to Hollywood with Funny Girl, The Music Man, My Fair Lady and your favorite classic films. Michael Feinstein conducting; Christine Ebersole and Erich Bergen soloists. Note: This performance is at the LA County Arboretum, 301 N.





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Baldwin Ave., Arcadia. • Mozart Requiem. Oct. 20, 2018 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. David Lockington will conduct Mendelssohn’s String Symphony No. 3, Elgar’s Introduction & Allegro, and Mozart’s Requiem. • Bernstein & Copland. Nov. 17, 2018 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. David Lockington conducting; violinist Melissa White. Featured pieces: Hailstork’s An American Port of Call, Bernstein’s West Side Story Selections, Barber’s Violin Concerto, Copland’s Billy the Kid Suite and Bernstein’s On the Waterfront. ALTADENA
 Altadena Farmers’ Market Loma Alta Park. 600 W. Palm St., Altadena. Visit or email info@altadenafarmersmarket. com for more information. Wednesdays, 4 – 8 p.m. This certified market has 30 booths selling fresh fruits and vegetables as well as prepared and pre-packaged food that may be enjoyed onsite at the market setting of Loma Alta Park. Rain or shine. Taste of ‘Dena Located at 600 East Mariposa St., Altadena. Visit altadena-library-foundation for tickets and more information. • Second Annual Taste of ‘Dena. Sept. 29, 2018 from 7 – 9:30 p.m. Must be 21 and older to attend. A fundraiser benefiting Altadena Library Foundation featuring delectable wine, beer, and spirit tastings, samplings of  amuse-bouches  from a diverse assortment of local restaurants and caterers, and exciting prize drawings.  ARCADIA Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden
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6/29/18 12:53 PM or call 626-821-3222 for more information. • Bridesmaids movie screening presented by Street Food Cinema. August 25, 2018 from 5:50 – 10 p.m. Street Food Cinema brings together the best in pop culture films, gourmet street food and progressive new music in outdoor venues to create a unique movie-going experience. Fun fact: the fountain scene in this movie was filmed at the Arboretum. • Fall Plant Sale. Oct. 19 and 20, 2018 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Shop for plants that grow well in California, drought-tolerant/low water plants, landscaping/ ground cover plants, assorted herbs, scented geraniums and succulents. • Moonlight Forest. Oct. 26, 2018 – Jan. 6, 2019. Weds. – Sun. ticketed timed entry at 5:30 p.m., 7 p.m. and 8 p.m. A fantasy of light transforms the Arboretum into an evening wonderland. Magnificent lantern art depicting exotic animals, shimmering flowers, whimsical pandas, soaring dragons and other themes create the mesmerizing experience of Moonlight Forest. Taste of Arcadia Located at the LA County Arboretum and Botanic Garden, 301 N. Baldwin Ave., Arcadia. Visit tasteofarcadia. com for tickets or more information. • Taste of Arcadia. Sept. 24, 2018 from 5:30 – 9 p.m. Must be 21 and older to attend. Put on by the Arcadia Chamber of Commerce, this event held at the beautiful LA County Arboretum showcases great food and beverages from around the San Gabriel Valley.  VintageVibe Festival Located at Santa Anita Park, 285 W. Huntington Dr., Arcadia. Visit for tickets or more information. • VintageVibe Festival Los Angeles. Sept. 15, 2018 from noon – 10 p.m. A music and lifestyle festival featuring  21st century bands with a 20th century sound and an expansive marketplace highlighting vintage and vintage inspired items. Will also include  interactive exhibits like pin-up shoots, barbers and stylists, old-school photo booths, retro video games, classic and iconic movie cars, and more.


Pasadena Heritage’s Craftsman Weekend

One factor that distinguishes Pasadena bungalows and Arts and Crafts houses from English Arts and Crafts or Midwestern (Prairie School/Frank Lloyd Wright) Arts and Crafts is the influence of Asian architecture. The distinguishing characteristics of Craftsman houses, such as connection with nature, rusticity, use of wood, fine craftsmanship, and expressed structure are also present in traditional Chinese and Japanese architecture. Pasadena has some of the best examples of both Asian architecture and gardens in America, and of Asian-influenced Arts and Crafts homes, too. Pasadena Heritage’s Craftsman Weekend, which will take place Nov. 9 – 11, will examine these connections more fully. Craftsman Weekend will include bus and walking tours, presentations, receptions, and the Antiques and Contemporary Decorative Arts & Furnishing Sale. Tickets will go on sale in early September at inent British sculptor of the 20th century, Henry Moore (1898-1986) was also a prolific graphic artist, producing drawings as well as hundreds of prints. His sculptor’s interest in the interrelationship of shape and mass, and in the connections and intersections among different forms, translates eloquently into his graphic work. This exhibit showcases approximately 25 works on paper culled from the recent gift of some 330 works of Moore’s graphic art from the Philip and Muriel Berman Foundation. • Sustainable Luxury. July 14 – Nov. 12,

2018. Inspired by historical patterns and employing ancient techniques such as block printing and natural dying, Morris & Co. produced a wide range of decorative arts, with textiles and wallpapers comprising a large portion of the artistic output. This exhibition presents a selection of 18 drawings, wallpapers and textiles from The Huntington´s holdings of Morris & Co. materials. From fascinating drawings by Morris and long-time collaborator John Henry Dearle, to colorful fabrics and wallpapers, “Sustainable Luxury” reveals the creative process from de-

sign to finished product. • Project Blue Boy. Sept. 22, 2018 – Sept. 30, 2019. One of the most iconic artworks in British and American history, The Blue Boy, made around 1770 by English painter Thomas Gainsborough (1727-1788), undergoes its first major technical examination and conservation treatment in public view, in a special satellite conservation studio set up in the west end of the Thornton Portrait Gallery in the Huntington Art Gallery. This exhibition offers visitors a glimpse into the technical processes of a senior conservator working on the famous painting, as well as background on its history, mysteries, and artistic virtues. • Architects of a Golden Age. Oct. 6, 2018 – Jan. 21, 2019. Documenting one of the most creative and influential periods in Southern California architecture, this exhibition spotlights about 20 original drawings and plans selected from The Huntington’s important Southern California architecture collection. It highlights renderings that helped bring into existence some of the most extraordinary buildings in the greater Los Angeles area, including Downtown L.A.’s Union Station, Mayan Theater, Stock Exchange building, and Chinatown structures, as well as seminal examples of the California Bungalow. SOUTH PASADENA Farmers Market Meridian Ave. and El Centro St. next to the South Pasadena Metro Gold Line Station. Visit for more information. Thursdays, 4 – 8 p.m. This year-round, award-winning market features certified farmers that grow the produce they sell—they do not buy it from second party sellers—which ensures quality, fresh produce, generally

SAN MARINO The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens 1151 Oxford Rd., San Marino. Visit or call 626-205-2100 for more information. • Spirit and Essence, Line and Form: The Graphic Work of Henry Moore. June 16 – Oct. 1, 2018. The most prom-

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picked within 24 hours of appearing at the Market. Great prepared food options, breads and other goodies available. Open rain or shine.

Open House at Danny’s Farm

Danny’s Farm will hold a fundraising open house on Sunday, Oct. 28 at its new home, Danny’s Farm at Special Spirit, from 2 to 6 p.m. The event will include a petting farm, face painting, hay rides, arts & crafts, games, a costume parade, pumpkin decorating and Dodger Dogs and other treats. Admission is $25 for adults and $15 for kids 12 years old and under. Danny’s Farm was founded by former Los Angeles Dodger pitcher and current Philadelphia Phillies bullpen coach Jim Gott and his wife, Cathy, in 2007, in honor of their son Danny, who is autistic. It offers a safe and nurturing petting farm and social environment for children and adults with autism and other developmental disabilities. It also provides meaningful employment opportunities for adults with developmental disabilities and helps them reach their fullest potential by developing special skills through their work and mentoring. Danny’s Farm at Special Spirit is located at 99889 Helen Avenue in Shadow Hills. For more information, please visit or email

14th Annual Cruz’n For Roses Located on Mission Street from Fair Oaks to the Gold Line Mission Station, South Pasadena. Visit or call 626-799-7813 for more information. • Cruz’n For Roses: Hot Rod & Classic Car Show. Sept. 16, 2018 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Over 400 classic cars, from hot rods to classics, will be on display. Come join the fun with exhibits, food, vendors, trophies, a raffle and more. All proceeds benefit the South Pasadena Tournament of Roses. ASID Home Tour Located at South Pasadena Unified School District Office Parking Lot, 1020 El Centro St., South Pasadena. Visit or call 626-795-6898 for tickets or more information. • ASID Pasadena Home Tour. Oct. 7, 2018 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. The Pasadena Chapter of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) will host a semi-guided home tour featuring three private homes and gardens. Tickets include free parking and shuttle service. There will also be a pop-up market with local vendors and food trucks. Proceeds benefit Friends of Foster Children. South Pasadena Fall Arts Crawl Throughout South Pasadena. For more information visit • South Pasadena Fall Arts Crawl. Oct. 20, 2018 from 5 – 9 p.m. This quarterly “neighborhood-night-on-the-town” showcases the creativity and talent in South Pasadena. Stores, boutiques, and eateries all over town stay open late on a Saturday night to offer special events, trunk shows, sales, artists, and musicians. An interactive art activity brings out the creative side—and is enjoyed by all ages! WORD Now! Located at the Fremont Centre Theatre, 1000 Fremont Ave., South Pasadena. Visit for tickets and more information. • WORD Now! Sept. 17, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. The historic Fremont Centre Theatre in South Pasadena is co-producing with Word Now Productions an evening of storytelling centered around the theme of “HEAT.” Storytellers will include: Horus Ra, Sy Rosen, Vicki Juditz, Orlando Bishop, and Jill Remez.  LA CAÑADA FLINTRIDGE Farmers Market 1300 Foothill Blvd., across from Memorial Park. Visit lacanadaflintridge. com/events-page/farmers-market.

html for more information. Saturdays, 9 a.m.–1 p.m. Vendors come from all over the region with fresh fruits, nuts, vegetables, flowers, baked goods and much, much more. Many items are organically grown.
 Descanso Gardens
 1418 Descanso Dr., La Cañada Flintridge. For more information, visit or call 818-9494200. • Chinatown Screening. Sept. 16, 2018 at 7 pm. Set in 1937 Los Angeles, Chinatown  explores the intertwined relationship of water rights and power which played out in the California Water Wars. Faye Dunaway and Jack Nicholson star in this award-winning 1974 film, which is presented as part of the La Reina de Los Ángeles exhibition at the Sturt Haaga Gallery. • La Reina de Los Ángeles at the Sturt Haaga Gallery. Sept. 17, 2018 – Jan. 13, 2019. Without the Los Angeles River, there would quite simply be no Los Angeles. Through contemporary art works, documentary films, historic materials and special programming, La Reina de Los Ángeles explores the history, infrastructure and community around this critical resource. • Plant Sale. Sept. 27 – 30, 2018 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Students from the Mount

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San Antonio College horticulture program will sell a variety of potted plants to beautify your garden. • Enchanted: Forest of Light. Nov. 18, 2018 – Jan. 6, 2019 from 5:30 p.m. – 10 p.m. Enchanted: Forest of Light is an interactive, nighttime experience unlike anything else in Los Angeles, featuring a one-mile walk through unique lighting experiences in some of the most beloved areas of Descanso Gardens. La Cañada Flintridge Wine & Gourmet Food Tasting Located at La Cañada Memorial Park, 1301 Foothill Blvd., La Cañada Flintridge. Visit lacanadakiwanis. org/Page/20227 for tickets or more information. • 16th Annual La Cañada Flintridge Wine & Gourmet Food Tasting. Sept. 30, 2018 from 3 to 6 p.m. More than 20 restaurants, caterers and food specialty shops will serve tastes of their delicious cuisine along with wine purveyors pouring exceptional wines from around the world. Proceeds benefit the Kiwanis Foundation. • While every effort is made to ensure accuracy, The Quarterly Magazine assumes no responsibility for omissions or errors.

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