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20 years, and her creative designs can be seen on various cabinets and walls throughout the house. “Layson is incredibly talented and great with color,” Amy said. “For our downstairs bathroom, she decorated the walls with tissues that she bought in Chinatown, then applied shellac on top for a stunning finish.” David, who comes from an equestrian background and belongs to several riding groups, collects riatas and bridles, which hang from hooks on the walls in the entryway directly to the left and right of the front door. Throughout the house, there are framed vintage photographs of his family members with their famous Camarillo White Horses, which David’s great-grandfather, Adolfo Camarillo, began breeding in 1921. “My husband is an eighth-gener-

ation Californian,” Amy said. “He comes from a farming background— his family is the original owner of the historic Rancho Calleguas in Camarillo, a ranch that was established in the 1860s. We still spend a lot of time at the ranch, which is now run by David’s brother, and we grow avocados and lemons there to sell commercially.” The formal living room features an 1895 mahogany Steinway Square Grand Piano that belonged to David’s grandparents and was shipped from Steinway’s New York factory around Cape Horn to California. A large bronze horse statue that the Lambs purchased years ago sits on top of the piano, echoing the equestrian theme found throughout the house. Patinated antiques, Oriental rugs and framed photos of the cou-

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ple’s three children, Stephen, Jenny and Anna, give the room a warm, welcoming feeling. The Lambs often spend family time together in the large entertainment room, which has a bar area, fireplace and billiards table. Originally, this part of the home was made up of five small rooms, which the Lambs transformed into one spacious room where friends and family could hang out and play games. The impressive formal dining room has gold walls, antique cabinets that have been painted blue with gold leaf designs, and a large mirror painted with Asian motifs depicting men and women of the court. A long dining table underneath an elegant chandelier serves as the centerpiece. An inviting enclosed porch sits off to one side of the dining

room, which opens out to the Lamb’s charming rose garden. At the heart of the home is the farmhouse-style kitchen, which is Amy’s favorite room. She enjoys baking bread, making an assortment of fresh jams, marmalades and chutneys, as well as squeezing fresh juice from the wide variety of fruits that can be found in the home’s bountiful garden. Rows of cookbooks line the shelves and the center island’s cabinets are painted green, matching the green bar stools and avocado artwork on the walls. “I custom-designed the kitchen because I knew exactly what I wanted,” Amy said. “I like everything put away, but when I’m cooking the drawers pull out and it becomes this nutty kitchen. All of the appliances, like the juicer and food processor,

are retractable and pop out of the cabinets so I can see everything when I need to. Our kitchen may look traditional, but it’s very usable. I didn’t have a kitchen built to not use it or cook in it.” The kitchen opens into a large area that has a fireplace, sofa and dining table set against floor-to-ceiling glass windows and French doors offering garden views. The Lambs added this room to the home because there was previously no space to sit in the kitchen. The marble dining table is the one item that they have kept throughout the years. It’s the perfect surface to roll dough on and is easy to clean. “We’ve had this table for more than 30 years,” Amy said. “It was the first thing we bought for our first house in Brentwood. I can never get

rid of it.” Framed stained glass windows from Susanne Hollis Antiques in South Pasadena decorate one of the walls along the staircase, which leads to a second-story outdoor wooden deck that the Lambs added on to the house. Friends and family enjoy congregating around the deck’s pingpong table and lounging on the comfortable deck chairs. Upstairs, there are several guest bedrooms, David’s office (where he enjoys spending his time working on puzzles), and the master bedroom with his and hers walk-in closets—one of the couple’s big home projects. “I wanted a closet that was separate from my husband’s,” Amy explained. “This used to be a sleeping porch and we gutted the entire thing. We gave up our bathtub so

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two walls that were separating one side from the other,” she pointed out. “Now it’s well-balanced.” The Lambs share a mutual passion for gardening—David is a member of The Men’s Garden Club of Los Angeles and Amy belongs to the Pasadena Garden Club and just completed her second term as Board Chair at Descanso Gardens. They are always welcoming friends and colleagues into their garden, where they have hosted numerous soirees and fundraising events for the various organizations with which they have been involved over the years, including The Valley Hunt Club, which Amy is president of this year. In 2006, their home was featured on the 39th Annual Holiday Look In Home Tour presented by the Pasadena Symphony Association. “David gets his hands dirty by actively helping me in the garden,” Amy said. “He is an expert hole digger and adviser. He loves growing tomatillos in the summer because he that we could have bigger closets. Everything was built around the central chandelier, which I found first. I didn’t want open closets, so everything has doors to keep our clothing and personal items out of view. We kept the original floors—I don’t mind that they look worn because they fit with the look of the house.” Every room in the Lamb residence either has views of the Eden-like garden or French doors that lead outside to it. Outdoors, there is a grassy meditation garden with a Buddha, and a wisteria tree elegantly frames one side of the house. Aside from the original magnolia, Chinese elm, fig and lemon trees that came with the property, everything else has been added. The Lambs planted a variety of lime, blood orange, grapefruit, apple, cherry, tangerine, peach and kumquat trees—ensuring that they have a constant supply of fresh produce for Amy to use in the kitchen. “The yard used to be sectioned off but we opened it up by getting rid of

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makes a fierce tomatillo salsa.” Amy has a work area in the garden located behind the garage and ivy-covered guest house, where she keeps various potted plants such as daffodils, grows tomatoes in a horse trough, and maintains a chicken coop, which houses several chickens that produce fresh eggs daily. The Lambs also added a wooden deck and barbecue in the garden, and often serve wine and cheese platters on the deck’s long glass table. Adjacent to the swimming pool is an open-air living room with a fireplace, which is next to one of the backyard’s main highlights: a rose garden, where an assortment of orange, pink, peach and red varieties wrap around an arbor-covered pathway that leads back out to the front of the home—a true feast for the eyes. “Despite its large size, our house is homey,” Amy said. “I believe this is a good karma house. Anyone who walks inside immediately feels at ease. So many people tell us that it just feels like a family lives here, which is exactly how it is. The people that lived here before us had four kids and multiple dogs. You could tell the place had been lived in and used in a good way. All of our children love the house and the casualness of it—every glass, every dish and every room gets used.” •

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INTERSTELLAR EXPLORER Astrophysicist Ed Stone continues to push for deep space discoveries BY SKYE HANNAH

From a childhood love of building radio sets to coordinating instrument teams for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)’s Voyager mission, physicist Dr. Edward (Ed) C. Stone Jr.’s intrepid pursuit of science has guided him through some of the Space Age’s most daring missions into the unknown beyond our planet. His work continues in earnest to this day. Stone currently serves as the David Morrisroe Professor of Physics and Vice Provost of Special Projects at Caltech. He has served as project scientist for the Voyager project for the past 47 years, during which time he has led and coordinated 11 instrument teams on the project. The Voyager mission is directed by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), which is managed for NASA by Caltech. He also served as the director of JPL from 1991 to 2001, overseeing many successful space-based missions, including Cassini, which closely studied Saturn, and a program of Mars exploration that included Mars Pathfinder and its Sojourner rover. In May, Stone was awarded the prestigious Shaw Prize in Astronomy “for his leadership in the Voyager project, which has, over the past four decades, transformed our understanding of the four giant planets and the outer solar system, and has now begun to explore interstellar space,” according to the award citation. The international award from The Shaw Prize Foundation in Hong Kong, awarded annually in the three categories of Astronomy, Life Science and Medicine, and Mathematical Sciences honors individuals who have made outABOVE: ED STONE. IMAGE CREDIT CALTECH LEFT: AN ARTIST’S CONCEPT OF VOYAGER. IMAGE CREDIT NASA/JPL

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standing contributions in academic and scientific research. The award comes with a monetary award of $1.2 million. Stone and the other 2019 Shaw laureates will receive their awards at a ceremony in Hong Kong on September 25, 2019. In the award’s spirit of furthering societal progress, enhancing quality of life and enriching humanity’s spiritual civilization, Stone’s work has helped build numerous cornerstones in how humanity views its modern place in the universe and his work continues within the Voyager missions and beyond. Development of a Scientist Stone was born in Knoxville, Iowa on January 23, 1936. His father, Edward Stone Sr., worked in the construction business, continually learning new things and explaining how things worked to his son. His mother, Ferne, was a homemaker and brought a warm balance to the household. “She was very much sensitive to human things and was always interested in what I was doing,” Stone said. “She brought to it the broader aspects of making a good life.” Stone’s favorite activities as a child were tinkering with crystal radio sets and building vacuum tube radios. With the crystal radio set comprised of a semiconductor crystal with a cat’s whisker, he enjoyed fine tuning to the spot on the crystal which was sensitive to radio waves and running a long wire antenna from his bedroom out into the back yard to get weaker signals. He tuned into his local radio station, KBUR Burlington, using this device. He often read Popular Science to learn about the latest discoveries and recalled perusing many good stories within The Book of Knowledge Children’s Encyclopedia. “It all helped stoke my interest in science,” Stone said. In high school, he recalled having a great physics teacher and after graduating went on to study at Iowa’s Burlington Junior College where his pro-

THIS ILLUSTRATION SHOWS THE POSITION OF NASA’S VOYAGER 1 AND VOYAGER 2 PROBES, OUTSIDE OF THE HELIOSPHERE, A PROTECTIVE BUBBLE CREATED BY THE SUN THAT EXTENDS PAST THE ORBIT OF PLUTO. VOYAGER 1 CROSSED THE HELIOPAUSE, OR THE EDGE OF THE HELIOSPHERE, IN AUGUST 2012. HEADING IN A DIFFERENT DIRECTION, VOYAGER 2 CROSSED ANOTHER PART OF THE HELIOPAUSE IN NOVEMBER 2018. IMAGE CREDIT NASA/JPL-CALTECH

THE SOUNDS OF EARTH RECORD COVER CONTAINING A GOLD-PLATED PHONOGRAPH RECORD INSTALLED ON BOTH VOYAGER 1 AND 2 INTENDED TO COMMUNICATE A STORY OF EARTH. IMAGE BY NASA/JPL

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ARTIST IMPRESSION OF THE THIRTY METER TELESCOPE (TMT) OBSERVATORY IN HAWAII AT SUNSET. IMAGE CREDIT TMT INTERNATIONAL OBSERVATORY

physics from the University of Chicago, graduating in 1964. That same year, he came to Caltech as a research fellow and joined the faculty as an assistant professor in 1967. In 1972, he was asked to join JPL as the chief scientist for the Voyager mission, twin spacecraft designed to tour the outer solar system and beyond.

Gary Flandro was interning at JPL and was asked to look into opportunities for spacecraft to fly by planets in order to gain speed and direction using the planets’ gravity as a slingshot. In his calculations, Flandro noticed that there was a unique alignment of Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune in 1977 that wouldn’t happen for another 176 years. If a spacecraft were to be launched directly from Earth to Neptune, it would take around 30 years. With the planetary alignment, a spacecraft could swing by Jupiter, pick up a slingshot-like speed increase to Saturn, another speed in-

THIS VOYAGER 2 IMAGE OF SATURN WAS ACQUIRED ON AUG. 4, 1981, FROM A DISTANCE OF 21 MILLION KILOMETERS (13 MILLION MILES). IMAGE CREDIT NASA/JPL

IMAGE CREDIT NASA/JPL/USGS

ED STONE DISCUSSES THE VOYAGER MISSION AS PROJECT SCIENTIST AT NASA HEADQUARTERS IN WASHINGTON, D.C., IN APRIL 2011. IMAGE CREDIT NASA/CARLA CIOFFI

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fessor, Wilford White, gave him new things to build, test and use. Seeing his enthusiasm, White urged him to go to the University of Chicago in 1956. When Stone was returning to Chicago for the fall term in 1957, he vividly remembered seeing the headline that the Soviet Union had launched Sputnik, the first artificial satellite to orbit Earth. The Space Age had begun. “It was a big shock for everybody, but it really was an opportunity because it was a whole new realm of human endeavor that suddenly opened up,” Stone said. He earned his Masters and PhD in

Voyager Mission: “The Grand Tour” and Beyond The Voyager mission was truly a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Stone recalled it was the summer of 1965 when Caltech graduate student

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crease to Uranus and then another to Neptune such that it would arrive in only 12 years. “Right away, individuals at JPL started talking about what they called ‘The Grand Tour,’” recalled Stone. “In fact, it had to be launched in 1977, plus or minus a year, otherwise we wouldn’t have another chance. So it really provided a lot of energy and allowed things to move really quickly.” Voyager 2, launched on August 20, 1977, and Voyager 1, launched on September 5, 1977, made history as the first fully automated spacecraft. They both carry a phonograph record, a 12-inch gold-plated copper disk containing sounds and images selected to portray the diversity of life and culture on Earth as a kind of time capsule, intended to communicate a story of our planet to extraterrestrials. The missions also utilized photographic equipment that provided NASA with the first high-resolution images of Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune, the first images of the rings of Jupiter, Uranus and Neptune as well as images that led to the discovery of volcanoes on Jupiter’s moon, Io. Stone said the volcanic discovery was extraordinary because people are often limited by a “terracentric view of things” as they have only Earth as a reference. In that spirit, moons were often thought to be cold and lifeless. Parsing through the images from Voyager 1 being relayed back to Earth, JPL navigation engineer Linda Morabito discovered a plume arcing off the moon that was soon confirmed to be volcanic in origin. “It’s very hard to imagine, but when Voyager was launched, the only known active volcanoes were right here on Earth, not known anywhere else,” Stone said. “So it was a little hard to imagine that a small moon of Jupiter would have ten times the volcanic activity of Earth. That’s spectacular.” The findings on Io and images of the other planets help draw a clear-

ENGINEERS WORKING ON NASA’S VOYAGER 2 SPACECRAFT ON MARCH 23, 1977.

ED STONE EXPLAINS A MODEL OF VOYAGER IN HIS OFFICE AT CALTECH IN 1980.

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er picture of not only what our solar system is like, but how the Earth may have formed as well. “Sometimes we find things happening on other planets which really help us better understand what may have happened [on Earth] as it formed, evolved and it’s still evolving,” said Stone. “It’s by looking and getting smarter about how planets form and how they evolve that we not only understand planetary systems better, but we understand Earth better.” In considering the idea of life on other planets, Stone recalled the unexpected 1977 discovery of hot water plumes on the Earth’s ocean floor on the Galapagos Rift off the coast of Ecuador, which hosted an abundance of life that didn’t depend on sunlight for photosynthesis. Where the rift opened, hot magma heated the surrounding water and scientists were shocked to discover plentiful and unusual sea life—giant tube worms, huge clams, and mussels—that thrived around the area. The microbes within the guts of the animals lived off of the minerals being emitted in the hot springs. Stone shared that most scientists feel there have to be microbes else-

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sphere is formed by charged particles flowing out from the Sun, known as the solar wind, which interact with the Sun’s magnetic field and push against the interstellar wind from the supernovae, creating a comet-shaped bubble with a tail as our Solar System orbits around the center of the Milky Way galaxy. In 2012, Voyager 1 became the first human-made object to cross into interstellar space beyond the heliosphere. Voyager 2 crossed the boundary in 2018. Analyzing data streaming in daily from the Voyager missions, scientists are working to understand how the interstellar wind flows around the heliosphere. “It’s like having a rock in a stream,” explained Stone. “The water has to flow around it. As the interstellar wind does that, it twists the magnetic field around the heliosphere. So we’re measuring the changes in direction of the magnetic field as it wraps around the heliospheric bubble and what that interaction looks like.” Data from the Voyager mission is still being collected today by NASA’s Deep Space Network, a network of antennas across three sites in California, Spain and Australia. Voyager 1 is now more than 13.5 billion miles from Earth and Voyager 2 is 11.2 billion miles away. The spacecraft are expected to continue functioning and sending data back to Earth until around the year 2025, when their ability to generate adequate electrical power for continued scientific instrument operation will come to an end. Then they will continue to travel through space in orbit around the center of the Milky Way galaxy. “It really is something symbolic that billions of years from now, the Voyagers will still be out there as our silent ambassadors to the Milky Way,” Stone said. “Think of that. Something from Earth even after Earth may no longer exist.”

where, as they appeared on Earth not too long after the planet formed. The Voyager missions gave scientists a close-up look at how other planets may be able to harbor their own conditions for life. “Life is remarkably robust and wherever on Earth there is liquid water, there’s some form of microbe that’s evolved to adapt to it, whether it’s hot or cold,” said Stone. “So it would seem likely that microbes are the most likely form of life elsewhere.” Bubble of the Sun Stone serves as the principal investigator for the Cosmic Ray System installed on Voyager 1 and 2, an experiment to measure cosmic rays. Cosmic rays are accelerated by supernovae that exploded five to ten million years ago, creating an interstellar wind. Although Stone shared that NASA considered the mission a success after four years and reaching Jupiter and Saturn, it was determined that the trajectories of the twin Voyager spacecraft could put them on a course to reach the outer edge of the heliosphere that envelops our planetary system and serves as a type of protective bubble. The helio-

ED STONE TEACHES AT CALTECH IN 1972, THE SAME YEAR HE SIGNED ON AS PROJECT SCIENTIST OF THE VOYAGER MISSION. IMAGE COURTESY THE CALTECH ARCHIVES & SPECIAL COLLECTIONS

The Next Big Thing: Hawaii’s Thirty Meter Telescope Stone also played a key role in

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the development of the W. M. Keck Observatory in Hawaii, which currently has some of the world’s largest telescopes. In the mid-1980s through 2009, he served as a vice chairman and chairman of the board of directors of the California Association for Research in Astronomy, which is responsible for building and operating Keck. He is also on the board of the W. M. Keck Foundation. He is playing a similar role as executive director for the planned Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT), an international partnership that includes the U.S., Canada, China, Japan and India, currently under construction in Hawaii with completion planned in ten years. With its 30-meter diameter mirror in comparison to the Keck’s 10-meter mirrors, the TMT will collect nine times as much light and be able to image points in the sky 81 times more brightly. This means scientists will be able to see things that are unable to be viewed with current telescopes and images will be more than 12 times sharper than those of the Hubble Space Telescope. “If you want to see the first stars in the universe, you need a pretty big telescope to collect enough light to be able to separate them from the background,” Stone explained. “They’re there but they’re so diffuse that their weak number of photons just get spread out and you never see them. So it really allows you to look back right to the beginning when the first stars formed and that’s really in deep space because that’s where the first things are—a time machine looking backwards in time.” The TMT will also be able to look at nearby stars which have their own planets. There is the potential to examine these planets for signs of life beyond the Earth. “If you want to see the planets, you really need to have exquisite spot size because not much light comes from a planet compared to a star so you want to be able to sep-

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arate the exoplanet light from the starlight,” said Stone. Teaching the Future Despite the numerous responsibilities Stone manages, and the accolades he has received over his career, he still views educating the next generation as a priority. At Caltech, Stone runs a tight ship in his office within the Cahill Center for Astronomy and Astrophysics. His time is split between overseeing senior theses and running a seminar for new graduate students in physics. Reflecting on his work to teach his students new research in physics, some of which continues to be garnered from the Voyager missions, Stone said he enjoys helping them build a framework and encouraging them into the future. “They’re going to become experts in something, getting their PhDs, but it’s unlikely they’ll be doing the same thing 20 to 30 years from now,” Stone said. “They need to be able to move in the direction where the frontiers are. They’re very bright and so I learn a lot.” • For more information on the Voyager mission, visit voyager.jpl.nasa. gov. For the Keck Observatory, visit keckobservatory.org. For the Thirty Meter Telescope, visit TMT.org.

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SILENCE AT DESCANSO BY HARRY YADAV

GLORIA CHENG

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A highly anticipated cutting-edge music series, SILENCE, makes its debut over three nights this fall at La Cañada Flintridge’s Descanso Gardens. The event will be rooted in new classical and pop but will incorporate various other musical genres and will take place outdoors in the gardens’ Main Lawn and Oak Grove. Performances are scheduled for September 7, 21 and 28 and will begin at 7:30 p.m., each with a different theme. Featured artists include five-time Grammy-nominated new classical/ electronic musician and composer Suzanne Ciani, singer-songwriter Julia Holter, Grammy and Emmy Award-winning pianist Gloria Cheng, experimental multi-instrumentalist

L’Rain and electronic musician and harpist Low Leaf, among many others. The series is curated by two of Los Angeles’s most innovative young musical minds, Christopher Rountree and Anna Bulbrook. Both have extensive backgrounds as classical musicians but each has ventured into numerous genres and tried their hand in different roles in the music industry. Rountree, who founded and has helmed the group Wild Up for the past decade, has experience as a conductor, programmer, curator and composer, specializing in the worlds of contemporary, new classical, performance art and pop. Bulbrook has spent much of the last decade at the forefront of pop culture, appearing in and producing songs

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on TV and radio and even playing viola on Beyoncé’s album Lemonade. In 2016, she founded the music and ideas festival, Girlschool, after witnessing an underrepresentation of women in the rock world and at music festivals. According to Emi Yoshimura, Descanso’s Director of Education, the opportunity to have two expert curators analyze the garden’s botanical collections in a unique form made SILENCE an intriguing project. “When we think about our living collections, often at museums you have visiting scholars or professors or experts come in and study collections and reveal some of the meaning behind them,” she said. “In a way, bringing in people from outside like PHOTO BY RAFAEL NAJARIAN

Chris and Anna, it is the same kind of thing. They are these creative, talented, brilliant people who can come in, look at our spaces and figure out what is meaningful here, what kind of music will work here. And that teaches us what is valuable about our space, our botanical collections and the landscape they create.” “Descanso’s landscape speaks for itself,” Bulbrook said. “The spaces have so much intrinsic value. They don’t need us to show how great they are. The goal is not to impose music on the garden but to figure out how to fit within it.” What excites Bulbrook and Rountree are the many different challenges curating a concert in a nontraditional venue present. Each concert will take place in two locations in the gardens, the Main Lawn and Oak Grove, which are connected by a short walking trail that winds its way through a camellia forest. “In this scenario,” Rountree explained, “there is so much to think about: how we sit on the lawn, how we get on the lawn, and then the fact that we have to move the audience. What does that movement sound like? How long does it take? Is there a piece that connects the movement?” “We’ve already removed so many of the boundaries around the normal concert experience,” added Bulbrook. “Whether that’s walls, or the way you enter a space, or a traditional way you may expect to be in one space for an entire concert, just the nature of the space and the way we are going to use it will already unbox that experience.” SILENCE promises to be one of the most innovative, multi-faceted musical series in the Southland this fall and one Descanso hopes to bring back for years to come. In the words of Bulbrook, “I don’t think a series like SILENCE exists.” • To purchase tickets to SILENCE ($30 for Descanso Gardens members, $37 for non-members), visit descansogardens.org or call (818) 949-4200.

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JUST PLAIN PLASCHKE At the pinnacle of sports journalism, Bill Plaschke retains a refreshing everyman persona BY MITCH LEHMAN PHOTOGRAPHY BY RAFAEL NAJARIAN

AWARD-WINNING LOS ANGELES TIMES COLUMNIST BILL PLASCHKE WORKS MOSTLY AT THE ISLAND IN HIS ALTADENA KITCHEN, ABOVE. AT LEFT, JUST A FEW OF THE COUNTLESS PRESS CREDENTIALS HE HAS USED OVER THE DECADES TO ATTEND SOME OF THE MOST IMPORTANT SPORTING EVENTS IN THE WORLD.

He’s one of the absolute busiest talents in Southern California, but Bill Plaschke smashes all the Tinseltown stereotypes. With his trademark Kentucky twang that he makes no effort to hide, graying goatee that seems to be a source of personal pride and casual wardrobe, the Los Angeles Times sports columnist/AM 570 LA Sports radio contributor/ESPN Around the Horn debater is a refreshing throwback in an era of skinny jeans, precisely untucked dress shirts and technically shorn sideburns. He’s a self-described high school band geek who played the trumpet, but not sports, in a town that had only a basketball team. “Sports was such a distant thing for me when I was growing up,” says Plaschke in his mellifluous voice that is so familiar to Southern California sports fans. “I liked the competition and I liked the stories, so I started writing.” As a middle schooler, Plaschke

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started covering Little League baseball games in his hometown of St. Matthews, Kentucky, near Louisville, at the now-defunct weekly newspaper The Voice-Jeffersonian. “I would come back home from the games and read my notes and my mom would type them up on an old typewriter,” Plaschke says. “We would put them in a manila envelope and drive them to the newspaper and slide them through a mail slot.” His attention wanes and his voice trails off during this flashback to Bill Plaschke, the 13-year-old fledgling journalist. In a passionate and poetic 2018 Times homage to his mother, Mary Margaret, Plaschke wrote: “She was my first reader, my first editor, even my first publisher, her weary fingers tapping out my first words in a darkened basement in the middle of the night, sitting at a rickety tray table that held the whirring Corona electric typewriter.”

Though Plaschke’s mother still lives in Louisville, he has since seen a fair amount of the country. Plaschke spent a year at Baylor University before eventually graduating from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville with a degree in Mass Communications after serving as the sports editor of the college newspaper. His first reporting job was in Fort Lauderdale, but he soon found himself at the complete opposite diagonal of the country covering the Seattle Mariners. Plaschke then happened upon what he calls “the back door” that brought him to Southern California. The Times had an opening to cover the San Diego Padres for what was then the San Diego Edition of the Los Angeles Times and he took the role for a year-and-a-half. He was then invited to Los Angeles to cover the Dodgers, which he did for five years, before a three-year stint opining on the NFL. Plaschke got his column— every journalist’s brass ring—in 1996

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and has spent the next two-plus decades squarely in the eye of the local sports storm, weighing in on such renowned subjects as the desertion of the NFL, the rise of Trojan football, the Shaq and Kobe bromance and subsequent Shaq and Kobe divorce, the antics of Manny Ramirez, the many iterations of Dodger ownership (Fox and the McCourts), the return of the NFL and the demise of Trojan football. He also became famous, but not always for the reasons one might think. Critics say Plaschke is wishywashy, alternately praising and then

BILL PLASCHKE IN THE STUDY OF HIS ALTADENA HOME. JUST ABOVE HIS RIGHT ARM IS THE PLAQUE HE WON AS THE 2016 COLUMNIST OF THE YEAR FROM THE ASSOCIATED PRESS FOR NEWSPAPERS OVER 175,000 CIRCULATION. HE HAS WON THE AWARD AN ASTOUNDING SEVEN TIMES.

PLASCHKE, SECOND FROM LEFT ON PANEL, ASSUMES HIS “REVEREND BILL” IDENTITY AS A REGULAR ON ESPN’S POPULAR AROUND THE HORN TALK SHOW. PHOTO COURTESY OF ESPN

criticizing local teams, players and coaches. When asked to name what critique of him is fair, he says, “They are correct. I write like a fan and in most fans’ estimation things are either going well or they are going badly. There is black and there is white in sports, but there is not gray, and I don’t write gray. This is just the way it is with most sports teams. The team is hot or cold or bad or good and I don’t say ‘it’s just OK.’ There is the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat and there is not much in between.” Given that his writing roots are in baseball, it’s no surprise when Plaschke reveals it is still his favorite sport. “I just love the way it unfolds,” he says. “Every inning is like a line and every game is like a chapter in the book of the season. And in the end

it all comes down to success and failure. It’s a human game. Even at their best, they fail seven of every ten times they get in the batters’ box. Football players are almost like superheroes and basketball players are like Hollywood movie stars. In baseball, you can still connect with the players, who are real people.” That answer provides a lean to his next response, when Plaschke is asked about his favorite local sports personalities. “Tommy Lasorda and Magic Johnson,” Plaschke says before the question has been fully asked. Lasorda, as most know, managed the Los Angeles Dodgers for 20 years, guiding the team to its most recent world championship in 1988. Johnson played 13 years in the NBA for the Los Angeles Lakers, leading the team to five titles as its dynamic point guard.

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“Tommy is so complicated, and he is so symbolic,” Plaschke adds. “And they are both so legendary, so gregarious and so connected with people in every way.” Those wanting to connect with Plaschke basically have three options: read, hear or see. His extremely popular column appears in most editions of the Los Angeles Times. He is a frequent guest of the popular Petros And Money show on AM 570 LA Sports radio, where he more than holds his own against the two irascible hosts and never shies away from a good-natured donnybrook. And finally, as a twice-a-week “regular” on ESPN’s popular Around the Horn, a moderated round-table discussion of current events in the sports world that involves high-spirited “debate,” if you will. One frequent Horn opponent, the Denver Post’s Woody Paige, refers to Plaschke as “Reverend Bill” for daring to include a conscience into his opinions. When asked to state a preference between the three mediums, he declares “I like writing the best. That’s who I am. If I didn’t write, nobody would want me on radio or televi-

sion. I am strictly a writer and everything I have comes from writing. The other stuff is all gravy. Nobody would ever want to see me on television if I wasn’t a writer.” And a fine one at that. Plaschke has been named the National Sports Columnist of the Year by the Associated Press a remarkable seven times and has received the Sigma Delta Chi Award for newspapers and wire services for sports column writing for a publication of more than 100,000 daily circulation. He has also authored five books—one on Lasorda, incidentally—all of which have received critical acclaim. Despite his awards and accolades, however, Plaschke is most proud of being a father to daughters Tessa and Mary Clare and son Willie. Of the recent marriage of his eldest daughter, he gushes, “It was one of the highlights of my life to walk Tessa down the aisle and dance with her to Heartland’s ‘I Loved Her First.’” Plaschke writes almost exclusively at his home in Altadena, on a laptop, at the island in the middle of his kitchen, in 20-30-minute spurts interrupted by sips of green tea and nibbles of energy bars. “One thing it doesn’t have to be is quiet,” he quips. “Maybe that’s from all of those days and nights writing in

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loud press boxes. And I don’t have the attention span. I will write a little and then my mind will wander so I will watch a little ESPN, maybe check my email and then go back to my story.” He says a typical column takes him four to five hours, but he can still get it done on a tight deadline, if necessary. “In June when the Clippers signed Kawhi Leonard, I wrote the story in 30 minutes,” Plaschke says, his voice a mixture of pride and relief. “It read like I finished it in 30 minutes, but I finished it in 30 minutes.” Like most of its staff writers, Plaschke rarely goes to the Los Angeles Times headquarters, which are now located just south of LAX in El Segundo. He recently addressed a group of summer interns there, but before that soiree, it had been “months…many months” since his last visit. Under interrogation, Plaschke acknowledges that he is more opinionated as the years pass by because he is more ingrained in the L.A. landscape. “My opinions are stronger now than they were before because I can see what the L.A. sports fan has gone through and I will take up for the L.A. fan.” But conversely, and maybe in the “Reverend Bill” voice, Plaschke says he is also “softer than I have ever been.” He points to recent stories that he wrote about Santa Anita Race Track bugler Jay Cohen’s battle with Bell’s Palsy and the tragic death of Blanca Jarrin, the wife of the Dodgers’ Hall of Fame Spanish-language broadcaster Jaime Jarrin, as the team prepared for Spring Training in February. “I appreciate the sweet stories more,” Plaschke says reflectively. “I am much more sensitive to the heartwarming and inspirational stories I write and less so to the game columns that I write. The game columns don’t hold up anymore—you can find the results anywhere—and I have found that the more opinions, the better.” •

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BACK TO SCHOOL 17 tips to make the transition easier BY TINA PAYNE BRYSON, PH.D. PHOTOGRAPHY BY RAFAEL NAJARIAN

As much as I loved summer as a kid—and I loved summer—I also got excited about going back to school each fall. I couldn’t wait to get the back-to-school clothes, see my friends again, have a routine, learn new things, and I really got into the restocked school supplies. My sister, on the other hand, never liked going back to school. She rebelled against the schedule, homework, and not getting to wear a swimsuit all day. And for our mom, there were summers she was counting days until school started, as well as summers where she grieved that her long, open-ended days with her girls were over until June. Each year, kids and parents have a whole host of reactions to summer ending and school starting, but regardless, it’s definitely a transition that can be taxing for all. It can be a challenge, wondering who the new teacher and classmates will be and experiencing the change of schedule. It’s typical for many kids and teens to experience anticipatory worries, exhaustion, or difficulty with the shift from summer to school. Fortunately, there are all kinds of steps we can take to help them prepare for and navigate this time of year successfully. Several years ago, I founded The Center for Connection (CFC), an interdisciplinary clinical practice in Pasadena. We’ve collected a whole team of experts who are good at helping children and families not just to survive, but thrive in the various areas of their lives—including the transition back to school. I asked some of our experts to suggest strategies and tools for helping our kids succeed as they transition back to the classroom. Here’s a sampling of their recommendations. 1. PRIORITIZE SLEEP Sleep is essential for our child’s ability to weather stress in positive ways and be resilient. The frontal lobe—which helps us regulate our emotions and bodies, make good

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decisions, be flexible, problem-solve, and more—can’t function optimally without good sleep. Establishing the sleeping/waking routine a few weeks before school is helpful to make the schedule transition minimal. --Tami Millard, MA, Learning Specialist 2. HELP KIDS TAKE A S.E.A.T. Encourage your child to make a mind movie of their return to school by using visualization to take a S.E.A.T.: Space: Where will you be on your first day back? A new classroom with a new teacher? In a new school? Help your child think about what it looks like to navigate their new learning space. Emotion: How will you feel on your first day? Nervous? Excited? Shy? All of your child’s feelings are valid, and sometimes they might be feeling lots of emotions at once. Remind your child that feelings can change minute to minute, and day to day, and that’s OK.  Actions: What will you do on your first day back? Help your child remember that oftentimes the first day of school is all about becoming familiar with new routines, and that it’s always OK to ask for help.  Time: When do you go back to school and how long will you be there? For children who struggle with certain subjects at school, help them remember that less-preferred activities don’t last forever. You can encourage taking a mindful moment to breathe as you initially take a S.E.A.T. (ideally while actually pausing and sitting), exploring the child’s emotions. --Hanna Bogen Novak, MS, CCC-SLP, Speech-Language Pathologist

3. SEE THE WEEK As for overall time management and communication, use a kitchen whiteboard with a weekly calendar. Fill it in together on Sunday nights, using different color markers for different kids. List appointments, afterschool activities, big due dates, or important family events. Kids like to know what to expect, and it builds a sense of agency over their time to start to plan their own calendar. It’s important for them to add things that matter to them, too! --Christine Triano, MSW, LCSW, Psychotherapist, Director of Mental Health 4. SET GOOD PATTERNS Create habits that will serve your children well through each transition ahead, year after year. Starting in elementary school, and all the way through college, invite them to contribute to a family conversation about creating a schedule for a well-balanced life that includes school and activity management, along with physical activity, family time, sleep, down time, and other valued activities. --Tami Millard 5. INVOLVE THE CHILD Include your child in finding the solution, respecting her understanding of herself, depending on her age. We can ask the child, “What will help you feel brave for this new school year?” and “What do you need?”  --Joy Malik-Hasbrook, PsyD, Clinical Psychologist and Director of Psychoeducational Assessment 6. USE A CONVERSATION STARTER Find books about going back to school and read with your child. Parents can show photos of themselves at the age of their children and reminisce, with honest emotions, about their experiences.  --Janel Umfress, MS, CCC-SLP, Speech-Language Pathologist, Educational Therapist, Learning Specialist

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7. CREATE A PEACEFUL MORNING ROUTINE Sit down with your kid and create a checklist of what needs to happen to get out in the morning, and make a plan to minimize stress. Things like pack your backpack and put it by the door at night, shoes and jacket by the front door, fill your water bottle and put it in the fridge, clean out your lunchbox after school and put in snacks for the next day. Based on age, I like shifting the responsibility to the child. --Christine Triano 8. MAKE PLAYDATES Setting up times to play and interact with peers who will be in their class helps with those first-day connections and desires to get to school. --Janel Umfress 9. MAKE MORNINGS FUN Make a morning playlist for the house or car. Choose songs that boost energy, are fun to sing or dance to, or create a less-stressed morning. --Christine Triano

10. EMPHASIZE CURIOSITY AS A SOCIAL SKILL Worries are often related to open-ended times like recess and lunch, rather than what is happening in the classroom. Teaching children about how to enter into a group, and most importantly, how to ask questions, can be really helpful. The question can be about permission to enter into play or sit with a group during lunch (“May I?”), but more importantly, we want to teach children to be curious about others by initiating a conversation and keeping the topic and conversation going. When children return from their first day of school having played with a new or old friend, or connecting with someone at lunch, their experience tends to be reported as so much more positive. --Janel Umfress 11. TEACH WONDER QUESTIONS Much of the dysregulation about

returning to school stems from the nebulous worry about reintegrating into the social dynamic of the classroom. Use “wonder questions” to show peers you’re wondering about them: “I wonder what you brought for lunch today?” Hopefully they’ll get asked a question in return and have a sense that people wonder and care about them in return. --Hanna Bogen Novak 12. TALK ABOUT IT Older kids have social concerns, too, and if they haven’t seen their friends over the summer, they can be angsty about what the social scene will look like moving forward. Ask them how they’re feeling about this and how they plan to navigate it. --Tami Millard 13. PLAY TO PRACTICE In order to process and create a feeling of familiarity, try different avenues of play—imaginative (play school together), creative (make art about school), expressive (write a story about it). --Joy Malik-Hasbrook 14. PRACTICE GRATITUDE Research proves that focusing on and feeling grateful for the more preferred aspects of school can even change the chemistry of the brain in the moment, helping your child feel more regulated.  --Hanna Bogen Novak 15. START WITH YOURSELF Children are skilled at picking up on our feelings about our child going back to school, so it’s important that we work through and get clear on our own worries or concerns or on triggers from our own school experiences that may be “leaking out.” Modeling calm confidence, inner compassion, and respect can show our kids that we trust they will do well. --Joy Malik-Hasbrook 16. PARTNER WITH THE TEACHER If the child has intense worries and

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fears, identified learning challenges, or if there are parental concerns, it’s important to share the information with the child’s teacher so he/she understands how best to support the child from the start. --Janel Umfress 17. BE OBSERVANT It’s important to note that, for any age, some kids might need some additional support from a professional. Observe the timing and intensity of your child’s anxiety or reactivity, and be curious about why and what is leading to these feelings. It may be that the demands of the environment are causing a stress response. If what your child is experiencing seems outside of a typical developmental response, seek professional help sooner rather than later so that whatever’s causing the distress can be looked at more closely. Whether you or your child is in the “hate back to school” or “love back to school” camp, or somewhere in between, we can all benefit from preparing and building our toolboxes with strategies. Doing so will help our kids become more confident, strong, and resilient, not only as they approach this school year, but as they face new challenges in the future as well. • Dr. Tina Payne Bryson is a mother of three, psychotherapist, and author, whose passion is teaching parents how to engage with their children in ways that will optimally wire their children’s growing brains. Dr. Bryson is the Founder and CEO of The Center for Connection in Pasadena, an interdisciplinary clinical practice serving children, teens, adults, couples, and families. She has co-authored four books with Dr. Daniel J. Siegel: most recently, The Yes Brain, as well as two New York Times Best Sellers—The Whole-Brain Child, and No-Drama Discipline—and the upcoming The Power of Showing Up (January 2020). She is also the author of Bottom Line for Baby, due out September of 2020.

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FA L L D I Y :

RICOTTA CRESPELLES

WITH SAGE BUTTER SAUCE BY KAMALA KIRK PHOTOGRAPHY BY RAFAEL NAJARIAN A lighter version of the French crêpe, Italian crespelles are used in various filled dishes such as lasagna and manicotti in place of pasta. Easy to make and versatile, they are a simple yet delicious treat that can be enjoyed for brunch, dinner or dessert, depending on what you fill them with. In Elisa Callow’s cookbook, The Urban Forager: Culinary Exploring & Cooking on L.A.’s Eastside, she shares a recipe for ricotta crespelles with sage butter sauce, which she describes as an “edible plate”—a vari-

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ation on starch that holds food, in this case, a richly flavored cheese filling. “Crespelles are one of my favorite dishes and are really easy to make,” Elisa says to us on a crisp Friday morning. “The ingredients are simple but it tastes very good. It’s a comforting dish.” Elisa invited us to her home in Altadena to show us how to make crespelles. After a successful career in the nonprofit world including serving as the founding director of the Armory Center for the Arts, Elisa, a

self-taught cook and lifelong food enthusiast, decided to pursue her long-held passion for food. Her cookbook, which was released in March, is inspired by the culinary scene in Los Angeles’ Eastside. “I wanted to honor local purveyors and the book is about celebrating the food of the Eastside that I experienced through my relationships with different chefs and food makers,” Elisa explains. They include local notables such as Minh Phan, Mario Rodriguez and Jack Aghoian, to name a

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RICOTTA CRESPELLES WITH SAGE BUTTER SAUCE Recipe courtesy of Elisa Callow Serves up to 6, depending on appetite (2 to 3 filled crespelles each)

CRESPELLES

RICOTTA FILLING WITH SAGE BUTTER SAUCE

Makes 16 to 18 very thin pancakes INGREDIENTS 1½ cups whole milk 1 cup all-purpose flour 2 large eggs (3 if smaller) ¼ teaspoon salt 1½ to 2 tablespoons salted butter

INGREDIENTS ¼ cup unsalted butter, melted 6 or more fresh sage leaves 1 pound good-quality whole-milk ricotta ½ to ¾ cup freshly grated parmesan cheese A few gratings nutmeg ½ teaspoon salt, more if needed Freshly ground pepper

METHOD – Put milk in a medium bowl and add flour gradually, sifting it through a sieve, while you mix steadily with a fork or whisk to avoid lumps. –  When you have added all the flour, beat the mixture until it is evenly blended. –  Add the eggs, one at a time, beating them in rapidly with a fork or whisk. –  When eggs have been incorporated into the batter, add salt, stirring to distribute. –  Lightly smear the bottom of a 5 to 7-inch nonstick skillet with a small amount of butter—no more than ½ a teaspoon. –  Place pan over medium-low heat. –  Give the batter a good stir and pour 2 tablespoons into the pan. –  Tilt and rotate the pan to distribute the batter evenly. –  As soon as the batter sets and becomes firm, slip a spatula underneath the crespelle and flip it over to cook the other side. –  Add the remaining butter bit by bit as needed, and continue making the crespelles.

METHOD – Prepare the Crespelles.* – Heat oven to 350°. – Melt butter in a small pan over medium heat. Add sage leaves; be careful not to break them. – Brush a small amount of sage butter in a 3-quart rectangular or oval baking dish. Let remaining butter continue to heat until foamy. Carefully remove cooked sage leaves to a small plate. – In a small bowl, add most of melted sage butter, ricotta, parmesan, nutmeg, salt, and pepper. – Combine thoroughly. Taste and add more salt if needed. – Add a hefty tablespoon of ricotta mixture to each crespelle, spreading mixture into a cigar shape. – Roll each crespelle around the ricotta “cigars” and place in a large gratin dish, seam-side down. – Pour remaining sage butter over rolled crespelles. Grate a bit more parmesan over crespelles. – Place warmed sage leaves on top for decoration. Heat crespelles in oven for about 20 minutes, until cheese is bubbly. Serve and swoon.

* You can make crespelles the night before, but make sure they are at room temperature when you start to assemble, or they will not separate easily from one another.

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few. "Cooking is my form of meditation and I love inviting people in and watching them enjoy the food that I’ve prepared,” she says. Before starting the crespelles, Elisa prepares the sage butter sauce. She takes unsalted butter that has been sitting on the counter of the large island in her light-filled contemporary kitchen and melts it. She adds a handful of fresh sage leaves she picked earlier in the day from the gorgeous yet water-friendly garden that bustles with California native plants and herbs, which she shares with her husband Eric, a proud member of the Theodore Payne Foundation. Elisa explains that mixing in the leaves infuses the butter with a strong sage flavor. “I always do this first because I want the leaves and butter to just sit there, creating this delicious flavor combination that is common in Italian food,” she notes. “I like the sage leaves to get crispy before I remove them from the pan and use them as a garnish at the end.” We savor the aroma of the sage butter sauce as Elisa pours it into a bowl. “You’re going to use the sauce for three different parts of this dish,” she continues. “First, you’re going to use it to coat your pan so that the crespelles don’t stick. The second way you use this is by pouring it into the ricotta mixture so that it adds a rich taste. And the third way is by drizzling the mixture over the crespelles before you pop them into the oven.” Elisa next turns her attention to the batter for the crespelles. She pours the milk into a bowl and gradually adds a cup of sifted all-purpose flour, which she expertly mixes with a whisk to avoid lumps. Once the mixture has been evenly blended, she adds salt and the three eggs, one at a time, all the while regaling us with interesting stories of her childhood days, many of which were spent exploring openair food markets in Malaysia and the Philippines, which influenced her cooking aesthetic over the years. Elisa grabs a seven-inch nonstick

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skillet, smears the bottom with a small amount of butter—no more than half a teaspoon—and then brushes the pan with some of the sage butter sauce before placing the pan over medium-low heat. She stirs the batter a few times and pours two tablespoons of it into the pan, making sure to tilt and rotate the pan so that the batter is distributed evenly. The crespelle sets and firms up after about a minute, at which point Elisa flips it over with a spatula and cooks the other side for another minute. “Once the crespelle lifts easily from the pan, it’s ready,” Elisa advises us. She places it on a round plate and proceeds to repeat this process until she has a beautiful stack of crespelles, which she tells us is enough for a meal for four to six people. “You can also prepare the crespelles the night before. If you opt to make them in advance, make sure that after you remove them from the refrigerator so that they are at room temperature when you start to assemble them, or they will not separate easily from one another.” Elisa heats the oven to 350˚F, brushes some of the sage butter into an oval baking dish, and turns her attention to the filling for the crespelles.

She adds around three-quarters of the remaining melted sage butter sauce, ricotta, freshly grated parmesan cheese, nutmeg, salt and a dash of freshly ground pepper to a bowl and stirs until all the ingredients are well combined. “It’s time to fill the crespelles!” she exclaims. “Take a hefty tablespoon of the ricotta mixture and form it into a cigar shape,” Elisa advises. “Then you roll the crespelle around it and place it into the large dish, seam-side down. Repeat this until all the crespelles have been filled. The leftover filling also tastes great on toast.” Before popping the dish into the oven, She carefully lays the crispy sage leaves on top of the crespelles, then pours the remaining sage butter sauce on top. She sprinkles grated parmesan over the entire dish and it’s ready for the oven. The crespelles are left to cook in the oven for 20 minutes—enough time for the cheese to melt and become bubbly. They smell amazing and, admittedly, our stomachs are growling by the time she removes them from the oven. Elisa lets the crespelles cool for a few minutes before serving them with pickled beets. They are delicious! Elisa lets us know that crespelles taste great on their own, but also pair well with a salad on the side, or even marmalade for those craving a touch of sweetness. “Crespelles are my go-to when I have leftover bits of cheese, meat or fruit that I want to repurpose,” Elisa says. “I’m big on preventing food waste, and the beauty of crespelles is that there’s no one way to make them. You can continue to be creative and come up with new ways to serve and enjoy them.” • The Urban Forager: Culinary Exploring & Cooking On L.A.’s Eastside, published by Prospect Park Press, is available at Vroman’s Bookstore, other local bookstores and specialty shops, and on Amazon. To read more from Elisa Callow, visit her website: www.theurbanforager.co.

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MUSEUM IN FOCUS:

HERITAGE SQUARE MUSEUM

BY KAMALA KIRK PHOTOGRAPHY BY RAFAEL NAJARIAN Along the east side of the 110 Freeway, just a few minutes north of Downtown, there are a series of colorful Victorian-era houses lined up next to one another, spanning the distance of several blocks. The historical structures sit in stark contrast to the neighboring contemporary homes, and look as if they were plucked from the past and dropped in the midst of modern-day life—which is exactly what happened. All but one of the houses were originally slated for demolition and, over the course of many years, brought to their current location to be restored and preserved. In total, there are nine structures that make up Heritage Square Museum—a living history museum that educates the public about the everyday lives of Southern Californians from the late 19th to early 20th centuries—which is celebrating its 50th anniversary in September of this year. “The moment you step foot onto the grounds of Heritage Square Museum, you’re instantly transported to another time,” said Kori Capaldi, the museum’s executive director. “This is what Los Angeles looked like in the 1890s—these types of homes were everywhere. It’s a really unique and fun experience to be able to come here and see how people used to live back then.” In 1969, a group of volunteers got together and formed the nonprofit organization, Cultural Heritage Foundation of Southern California. They were concerned by the alarming number of historic homes that were being torn down and replaced with corporate structures around Los Angeles, so they began raising funds to relocate endangered buildings to ten acres of city-leased land located along the Arroyo Seco in Lincoln Heights which became Heritage Square. “Moving homes to Heritage Square Museum is not an easy process,” Capaldi said. “Each house gets cut up in different areas where its structure is the strongest, the glass is taken out, the roof is lifted off, and everything is brought over in pieces. By the time it all arrives here the foundation has been laid, the house is put back together, the electricity and plumbing are turned on, then the plaster, paint-

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PALMS DEPOT

PERRY MANSION

HALE HOUSE

CARRIAGE BARN

VALLEY KNUDSEN GARDEN RESIDENCE

LINCOLN AVENUE CHURCH

OCTAGON HOUSE

FORD HOUSE

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ing, glass and roof replacements are done. It takes a long time and is quite expensive.” At the entrance to the museum is the Palms Depot, which originally stood along a local Southern Pacific Railroad line in an area that would later be known as Palms. Built in 1887, the building became part of the Pacific Electric Railway in 1911 and provided service until 1953. It was moved to the museum in 1975, where it became the museum’s visitor center and store. A boxcar from the 1890s is parked on the grass next to the Palms Depot and is a popular backdrop for weddings, which take place year-round at Heritage Square Museum. “This is a very beautiful and magi-

cal place to have a wedding,” Capaldi said. “People get married on the porches or in front of the church, then they have their reception by the boxcar.” Across from the Palms Depot is the William Hayes Perry Residence (also known as the Perry Mansion), which was built in 1876 by prominent businessman and lumber baron, William Hayes Perry, who helped organize the Los Angeles Gas Company and was president of the Los Angeles Water Company. At one time, the Perry Mansion was the most expensive residence in Boyle Heights. The classic Greek Revival Italianate home has an all-white exterior and features narrow columns, slanted bay windows, sweeping staircases and

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brackets under the eaves. The interior’s opulent touches include hardwood floors, four marble fireplace mantles, floor-length velvet drapes and life-sized portraits. “The furniture and artwork in the homes at Heritage Square Museum are donated pieces that have been collected over the years,” Capaldi said. “Some are original to the houses that they are in, but all of the items are from the same time period of the house that they’re in.” Next door to the Perry Mansion is the Hale House, which was built in 1887 and owned by James Hale, a railroad motorman. An outstanding example of the Queen Anne and Eastlake styles, the home’s details include fish scale shingles, a corner tur-

ret, iron grillwork, and dentil blocks. The most colorful house at the museum is painted in shades of green, red and yellow with Victorian black trim—these hues were reproduced from paint uncovered during the restoration. The interior was restored to represent the rooms as they may have appeared when the home was inhabited. “The staircase has an elaborately carved newel post at the bottom, which is the first thing people would see when they walked into the house—it was considered a status symbol,” Capaldi explained. “The downstairs rooms are decorated in Lincrusta, a wall covering original to the home that is made of a pressed paper mixture resembling embossed

leather or metal.” “The interior includes a doctor’s office and an operating room, which were recreated to show what it would have looked like had a doctor lived here,” Capaldi said. “A lot of doctors back then had their offices in their homes and performed surgery there.” The Carriage Barn, just next door to the Valley Knudsen Garden Residence (also known as the Shaw House), was originally located where Pasadena’s Huntington Memorial Hospital now stands. Its architectural style is Queen Anne Cottage with Gothic influences, and features three gables and a distinctive pitched roof. The barn was originally used to house horses and store a carriage,

but was subsequently converted into a dwelling and garage. It was moved to Heritage Square Museum in 1981, where it currently serves as the groundskeeper’s workshop. Next door to the Carriage Barn is the the Lincoln Avenue Methodist Church, designed in the Carpenter Gothic and Queen Anne styles with a corner steeple and pitched gables, which was built in 1897 by George W. Kramer, who designed more than 2,000 Methodist churches throughout the world over the course of his career. The church is currently used for storage, but Capaldi mentioned there are plans to open it to the public down the road. Across from the barn and church is the Longfellow-Hastings Octagon

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House, which was built in 1893 by Gilbert Longfellow. Popular back east, eight-sided houses were believed to offer more light and better air circulation. Today it is one of less than 500 octagonal structures left in the United States. “The Octagon House’s interior isn’t restored and we keep it that way to show the juxtaposition of the houses that have been restored and the houses that haven’t,” Capaldi noted. Among the museum’s other highlights are the Ford House, which features intricate exterior and interior wood carvings by the original owner, and the Valley Knudsen Garden Residence, which has a coral tree— the official tree of Los Angeles—out front, which was relocated from the home’s original front yard to the museum. At the end of the road is Colonial Drug, which is the only non-original structure at the museum. It was built in 2010 by the Simmons family and is a recreation of the original business that pharmacist George A. Simmons owned and operated in Highland Park after World War I. The structure has the original fixtures from the drugstore, a vintage soda fountain, a compounding pharmacy in the back, and Simmons’ unique collection of more than 85,000 vintage drugstore products that include pharmaceuticals, botanicals and cosmetics. In addition to its collection of buildings, the museum showcases an outdoor kitchen garden, which served as a primary source of food for low-income families during the Victorian Era. The garden yields an array of vegetables and fruits such as apricots, apples, peaches, grapes, oranges and plums, and is also home to a beehive that produces honey. When the crops are harvested, they are boxed up and given to homeless shelters and Food Forward, a nonprofit that provides surplus produce to people in need. “Our garden has really taken off in the past couple of years,” Capaldi

said. “We have Community Garden Days where people can come in and help with weeding and planting. They can also take fruits and vegetables home with them at the end of the day.” Heritage Square Museum offers guided tours to the public on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. During the week, it hosts private tours for travel groups and schools. Tours are an hour and fifteen minutes long, during which visitors get to take a step back in time by exploring the various homes and buildings. In addition to guided tours, Heritage Square Museum offers a variety of living history performances and events that make history come alive for visitors. Annual events include a vintage fashion show and tea party, Museums of the Arroyo Day and Street Food Cinema Nights— where a classic film is screened on the lawn. In October, visitors learn about the death and mourning rituals of the Victorian era firsthand during the museum’s Halloween and Mourning Tours, which include mock funerals, tarot card readings and séances. In December, the museum showcases Victorian holiday traditions and customs for its annual Holiday Lamplight Celebration. “I do research and plan activities for events based on what was popu-

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lar at the time,” Capaldi said. “We’ve held workshops and demonstrations in embroidery, painting, quilting and blacksmithing, for example. Sometimes we bring in Bailey-Denton Photography, who recreates Victorian-themed photographs. Our visitors love the events and they always sell out.” In celebration of the museum’s 50th anniversary, there is a collection of photographs on display that includes images of the first two houses that were brought to Heritage Square, The Castle and The Salt Box, which were destroyed in a fire ignited by vandals just seven months after their move in 1969. On September 14th, the museum will also offer special programming for its 50th anniversary celebration. Aside from the board of directors and a small staff, Heritage Square Museum is primarily run by volunteers who do everything from getting dressed up in costume and giving guided tours of the homes to taking on various acting roles and recreating moments from history, such as the Black Death, for the immersive theater performances. “We’re always looking for more volunteers,” Capaldi said. “We do two training classes a year and the best way for those interested in be-

coming a part of Heritage Square Museum is to visit the website and send us an email.” Capaldi’s long-term goal is to expand Heritage Square Museum by acquiring more buildings and homes, thereby creating an entire Victorian-era village so that guests can enjoy a bigger experience. The property extends all the way to Pasadena Avenue, so there is plenty of open space and room to grow. “My goal is to make Heritage Square Museum a complete experience for people so that when they come here, they are transported back in time to another place while they learn about history,” said Capaldi. “It’s nice to be able to show people where Los Angeles came from.” • Heritage Square Museum is located at 3800 Homer St. in Los Angeles. It is open Fri. – Sun. from 11:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., and holiday Mondays. For more information, visit Heritagesquare.org or call (323) 225-2700.

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GETAWAY:

PASO ROBLES STORY AND PHOTOGRAPHY BY JAYNE SMYTHE Boasting over 200 wineries, Paso Robles is an oenophile’s dream any time of year. But fall is a particularly magical time to visit for those who want to experience the culmination of the annual grape growth cycle— when the vineyards are plucked of their ripe fruit. In addition to wineries and fabulous wine, this agricultural mecca is home to terrific restaurants featuring locally sourced ingredients, nice lodging, plenty of opportunities to be outdoors and solid entertainment options. So, take an adventure this fall and head to Paso Robles—you’ll be glad you did! THINGS TO DO Estrella Warbirds Museum This special museum is home to an impressive collection of military aircraft, memorabilia and aviation artifacts as well as the Woodland Auto Display, a collection of historic race cars. It is open Thurs. – Sun from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. and Mon. on major federal holidays. Admission is $12 for adults, $10 for seniors 60+ and military veterans, $8 for students with current ID, $5 for children 6-12, and free for children 5 and under. For a more hands-on experience, book time in the museum’s F/A-18 “Hornet” naval fighter simulator, previously used to train pilots at Naval Air Station Lemoore, which for an additional fee is available in half-hour increments all day Fri. & Sat. and by appointment on Thurs. & Sun. (book in advance online). The museum is located at 4251 Dry Creek Road. (ewarbirds.org) Golf There are several options for getting outside to play a round of golf, including: Hunter Ranch Golf Course (4041 Highway 46 East, hunterranchgolf.com), Links Golf Course of Paso Robles (5151 Jardine Road, linkscourseatpasorobles.com), and Paso Robles Golf Club (1600 Country Club Drive, pasoroblesgolfclub.com). Olive Oil Tasting Wine is not the only thing to taste in Paso Robles! The region is also home to producers of delicious olive oil. While there are several tasting rooms in town, taking a ride to where the olives are grown and milled is a neat experience (and helps break up a day of wine tasting!). Pasolivo (8530 Vineyard Drive, pasolivo.com) welcomes guests to sample its olive oils daily from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. at its ranch. The tasting experience, which features a large assortment of olive oils, vinegars, salts and spices, is not only delicious but also educational (note: the $5 tasting fee is waived with a minimum purchase). The ranch also offers tours of Pasolivo’s olive mill (year-round)

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taste exquisite, handcrafted small-lot production wines. (garagistefestival. com)

PASOLIVO

IL CORTILE RISTORANTE

NEGRANTI CREAMERY

TIN CITY CIDER

and gives guests a behind-thescenes look at how it creates its olive oil during harvest season (generally early- to mid-November). Kiler Ridge Olive Farm (1111 Kiler Canyon Road, kilerridge.com) is a family farm that offers olive oil tastings Thurs. – Mon. from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. (note: the $5 tasting fee is waived with a minimum purchase), olive oil production tours by appointment on Fri. or on Sat. & Sun. at 2 p.m., and orchard tours on Sat. & Sun. at 11 a.m. Reservations are recommended for all tours and are required for parties of six or more. Tin City This place is just plain cool. Housed in a former industrial park featuring buildings with metal siding, Tin City is a go-to destination for locally sourced craft beverages including wine, beer, cider and spirits. Take time to explore—there is a potential new adventure around every corner. Head to the intersection of Limestone Way and Marquita Avenue, park and

walk the loop for the full experience. (tincitypasorobles.com) Vina Robles Amphitheatre This 3,300-seat amphitheater features top-notch talent from various genres from April through October. Some highlights from the September calendar include performances by comedian Gabriel Iglesias, Earth, Wind & Fire and Death Cab for Cutie. In October, Peter Frampton Finale— The Farewell Tour, Jason Mraz & Raining Jane and Cole Swindell will be among the talented acts taking the stage. The amphitheater is located at 3800 Mill Road. (vinaroblesamphitheatre.com) Wine, Beer and Spirit Tasting There are an abundant number of wine, beer and spirit tasting options throughout Paso Robles. Visit some of the tasting rooms in the downtown area, head to Tin City, or venture out to the vineyards (note: some vineyards require reservations

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Bruce Munro: Field of Light at Sensorio Artist Bruce Munro has created an impressive outdoor light installation that spans 15 acres in Paso Robles. The solar-powered spectacle, which runs through January 5, 2020, is comprised of almost 59,000 stemmed spheres lit by fiber-optics that illuminate in a variety of colors. (sensoriopaso.com) PLACES TO EAT BL Brasserie Many self-proclaimed foodies tout a meal at this marvelous brasserie as a highlight of their trip to Paso Robles. Owner/Chef Laurent Grangien’s fabulous French fare is made with fresh, local ingredients and served up in a casual yet elegant environment. Located at 1202 Pine Street, the brasse-

rie is open for dinner daily from 5:30 – 10 p.m. and for lunch Tues. – Sat. from 11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. (bistrolaurent.com) Il Cortile Ristorante Helmed by Owner/Chef Santos MacDonal, who was mentored by Giorgio Baldi and cut his teeth in many notable Los Angeles restaurants, this fine dining restaurant does not disappoint. Inspired seasonal Italian fare is complemented by an extensive wine list. Make sure to save room for dessert—the panna cotta is fantastic! Located at 608 12th Street, the restaurant is open Sun., Mon. Weds. & Thurs. from 5 – 10 p.m. and Fri. – Sat. from 5 – 11 p.m. (ilcortileristorante.com) Negranti Creamery This adorable ice cream shop located in Tin City scoops up Negranti Creamery’s signature sheep’s milk ice cream in delectable flavors like

in advance)! EVENTS Harvest Wine Weekend Harvest Wine Weekend, taking place October 18 – 20, 2019, is an annual celebration of the wine grape harvest. It features events and activities at various locations throughout Paso Robles including winemaker dinners, barrel tastings, live music, ceremonial grape stomps, food and wine pairings and more. (pasowine. com/events/harvest-wine-weekend) The Garagiste Wine Festival “Garagistes” was once a derogatory term used to describe renegade small-lot winemakers in Bordeaux but now refers to a robust wine movement. The Garagiste Wine Festival, November 8 – 10, 2019, celebrates the wines of commercial artisan winemakers who make under 1,500 cases annually. Created in 2011, this unique event provides attendees the opportunity to learn about and

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gardens, provides the perfect stepping off point to explore Paso Robles (1103 Spring Street, pasoroblesinn. com). A sister property, The Piccolo (600 12th Street, thepiccolo.com), an intimate 24-room upscale boutique hotel, is set to open around the corner this fall.

RED SCOOTER DELI

VIVANT FINE CHEESE

ALLEGRETTO VINEYARD RESORT

RÊVES DE MOUTONS

every evening. The breakfast is satisfying and a perfect way to start off a day of activities. Located at 1021 Pine Street. (hotelcheval.com)

HOTEL CHEVAL

JUST INN AT JUSTIN

salted brown sugar and black coffee chip. For the uninitiated, sheep’s milk ice cream is not only delicious, but also has half the fat of regular ice cream, has more protein and is lactose intolerant friendly. The shop also serves tasty traditional cow’s milk ice cream, ice cream sandwiches and ice cream pies. Located at 2989 Limestone Way, Negranti Creamery’s scoop shop is open Mon. – Thurs. & Sun. from 12 – 8 p.m. and Fri. & Sat. from 12 – 9 p.m. (negranticreamery. com)

Mon. – Fri. from 7 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. and Sat. & Sun. from 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. (redscooterdeli.com)

Red Scooter Deli Options abound at this delightful deli that is deservedly popular with both locals and visitors alike. Open for breakfast and lunch, it features delicious specialty coffee creations, smoothies, freshly baked pastries, eggs, sandwiches, soups, salads and more. For those with dietary restrictions it has a good selection of gluten-free and vegan options. Located at 1102 Pine Street, the deli is open

Vivant Fine Cheese Opened in 2006, this amazing store and tasting room stocks over 150 of the best cheeses from around the world as well as other necessary ingredients for a good time including wines from Paso Robles, dried meats, olives, honeycomb, local bread, mustards, etc. A small but satisfying menu featuring cheese plates, cold sandwiches and paninis, and a salad with different protein options can be enjoyed in the shop’s tasting room or be taken to-go. Located at 821 Pine Street, Suite B, Vivant Fine Cheese is open Mon. – Thurs & Sun. from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Fri. & Sat. from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. (vivantfinecheese.com) PLACES TO STAY Hotel room rates vary by date and accommodation type. Please check websites for rates during your

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PASO ROBLES INN

On Property Several wineries offer accommodations for those looking to fully immerse themselves in a vineyard experience. Some notable options include: JUST Inn at JUSTIN (11680 Chimney Rock Road, justinwine. com/visit-justin-winery/just-inn.html)

and The SummerWood Inn (2175 Arbor Road, summerwoodwine.com/ Inn). Bear in mind that at certain properties it can be louder than usual at night when the grapes are being harvested (harvesting takes place at night when the weather is cooler)—light sleepers should inquire when making a reservation! Paso Robles Inn This well-priced hotel, which has a storied history, nice rooms and lush

Rêves de Moutons If you’re in the mood for an enchanting farm stay, this is the place to come! Located a bit off the beaten path (but surprisingly still quite close to downtown Paso Robles), this bed and breakfast features three “petite suites”—luxuriously outfitted retro-style campers—on a farm that has sheep, goats, chickens and more. Book one camper for a romantic weekend away, or book all three and bring the kids! Either way, the memories of this wonderfully unique experience will long be relished. Located at 7245 Nonpareil Court. (revesdemoutons.com) •

planned stay. Allegretto Vineyard Resort This Tuscan-inspired full-service resort has everything necessary for a relaxing vacation in Paso Robles. The gorgeous 20-acre property is replete with vineyards (the grapes are used to make Allegretto wines), orchards, Mediterranean gardens, a pool with cabanas and a bocce ball court. It features lovely accommodations, amazing art, a boutique spa, and delicious food and wine. Located at 2700 Buena Vista Drive. (allegrettovineyardresort.com) Hotel Cheval This award-winning boutique luxury hotel offers up comfort and refinement in a great location (just off the historic town square). The rooms are well appointed, the staff is friendly and helpful, and the special touches abound. A highlight is the s’mores butler, who creates complimentary bespoke s’mores for hotel guests

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FOODIE FAVORITES Restaurant recommendations from those in the know Coming up with the theme for this issue’s Foodie Favorites was as easy as pie! With fall upon us, we asked some of our favorite foodies where they go for perfectly palatable pies. Here are some of the spots they’ve been frequenting and think you should too!

S’MORES

COCONUT CUSTARD

Mother Moo Creamery & Marketplace 17 KERSTING COURT, SIERRA MADRE (626) 355-9650; MOTHERMOO.COM SUN. – THURS.: 10 A.M. – 10 P.M.; FRI. & SAT.: 10 A.M. – 11 P.M. It’s no surprise that this charming dessert mecca creates absolutely delicious pies. From the first bite, it is evident that Mother Moo’s pies, which are individually made from the best available ingredients (organic flour, local eggs, produce from the farmer’s market), are imbued with love. The s’mores pie is a standout, but any of its seasonal offerings will truly delight. Make sure to pick up some of Mother Moo’s amazing ice cream as an accompaniment too! Customers can call in advance to confirm the availability of whole pies or play it safe and order a minimum of two business days in advance.

PUMPKIN

PECAN

APPLE

Union Bakery 1138 FAIR OAKS AVENUE, SOUTH PASADENA (626) 403-1850 TUES., WEDS., FRI. & SAT.: 7 A.M. – 4 P.M.; THURS. & SUN.: 7 A.M. – 3 P.M. The pies do not disappoint at this beloved South Pasadena institution. From the perfectly spiced, creamy pumpkin pie to the pecan pie filled with oodles of pecans and gooey deliciousness to the delightfully sweet and tart apple pie, the pies exude an aura of homemade goodness. Call ahead to make sure whole pies are on hand or order two days in advance to guarantee their availability.

SEA SALT BROWN SUGAR CARAMEL CHESS

Pie ‘n Burger RAZZLEBERRY

SALTED CARAMEL MANGO PASSION

CHICKEN POT PIE

Knowrealitypie 5106 TOWNSEND AVENUE, LOS ANGELES (EAGLE ROCK) (916) 799-5772; KNOWREALITYPIE.COM FRI.: 3 – 6 P.M.; SAT.: 9 A.M. – 6 P.M.; SUN.: 8 A.M. – 6 P.M. If you’re looking for truly delicious, artisanal pies, look no further. This award-winning pie shop, which is only open three days a week, is known for its innovative flavor combinations and buttery, perfectly cooked pastry. Not to be missed are the sea salt brown sugar caramel chess, razzleberry, salted caramel mango passion and chicken pot pies, but you really can’t go wrong with any of Knowrealitypie’s inspired year-round or seasonal creations. Show up early, as flavors can sell out quickly! Also, whole pies must be ordered a week in advance.

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913 E. CALIFORNIA BOULEVARD, PASADENA (626) 795-1123; PIENBURGER.COM SUN. – THURS.: 7 A.M. – 9 P.M.; FRI. & SAT.: 7 A.M. – 10 P.M. Using the same recipes since its founding in 1963, Pie ‘n Burger has been serving up delicious diner-style pies to generations of satisfied customers. It offers an assortment of yummy meringue pies like butterscotch, coconut and chocolate, as well as scrumptious classic pies like boysenberry, Dutch apple and pecan. While an assortment of whole pies is available for sale daily, it is advisable to order specific flavors one day in advance. Make sure to bring cash—credit cards are not accepted!

BUTTERSCOTCH MERINGUE

BOYSENBERRY

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ADVENTURES OF THE SINCLAIR FIVE Their Trip to California BY JEANNETTE BOVARD “Paradise, all agreed, was the most beautiful spot we had ever seen. It was the home of a Mr. Kinney, situated among the foot hills of the Sierra Madres, and in a perfect bower of tropical vegetation of every description.” A small booklet found in the Archives at Pasadena Museum of History details the shared memories of “The Sinclair Five,” a quintet of young women from New England who, in the fall of 1886, joined a caravan of people traveling west to spend the winter working at the Raymond Hotel. This Souvenir is a collection from our several note books of facts obtained during our journey and while in California. We have endeavored to preserve them by presenting them in this rude form, no one of us laying claim to authorship. We call ourselves “The Sinclair Five” because we spent the summer of ’86 together at the Sinclair House, Bethlehem, N.H. Desiring to see the renowned “land of gold” and hearing that Mr. C.H. Merrill, of the Crawford House, intended to take several employees to The Raymond, South Pasadena, Cal., obtained positions and left our New England homes for a winter in the Far West. We have written only of “The Sinclair Five,” but the entire excursion numbered seventy-one, representing the principal summer resorts of New England. Thirty of these were waitresses and the remainder included the much praised Raymond Orchestra, several cooks, porters, etc. The forty-page memoir is divided into sections chronicling the journey to California, their months at The Raymond, a side excursion to San Jacinto, and the trip home. It is alternately charming, humorous, insightful, naïve, alarming, and cringe-worthy—everything you might expect from a group of bold yet refined and sheltered young women of that era. One thing is obvious: California lived up to their expectations. The journey began on October 26, 1886 in the Boston & Lowell Railroad depot, with three of the group joining the train in White River Junction, near Concord, N.H. The precise details include descriptions of the train cars, how they overcame challenges with luggage, and complete meal menus. Most of all, they chronicle the sights along the way. The first night crossing into Canada created major excitement as some members of the party stayed up to see Montreal “under gaslight.” They traveled through the discomfort

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FRONT ROW: THE SINCLAIR FIVE. IMAGES ARE COURTESY OF THE ARCHIVES AT PASADENA MUSEUM OF HISTORY (EPHEMERA COLLECTION, EPH.PAS.8.14)

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of cold, damp weather and found difficulty at the various stops procuring wood, water, postage stamps, and other supplies. Back in the U.S. (Illinois), they expressed content at their new, “larger and cleaner” train car and were somewhat entertained by views of “a cornfield on the right” or “a herd of swine on the left!” The thrill of crossing the Mississippi River as they entered Davenport, Iowa was enhanced by a two-hour stop, during which they walked along the riverbank and through town and returned in time to “partake of a substantial lunch before train-time.” Unfortunately, not all passengers were as mindful of the time as our intrepid travelers, and four were left behind. “Shall we ever forget the picture of that unlucky four as they stood near the depot, their hands in their pockets, and watched the train speed out of sight?” In Kansas City they changed trains and moved into an Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway sleeping

car, “which differed from the Pullman Sleeper in many ways”—none of them good based upon further description. Nonetheless, the women expressed delight at the “beauties of Missouri” and were “quite favorably impressed” by Kansas City. On Sunday, they studied scriptures and found it noteworthy that in “nearly every town we passed business was going on the same as upon a weekday; we noticed one fact this day that no matter how small the town, there was always a beer saloon near the depot.” The trip—and the scenery—became wilder and more unfamiliar as they crossed through Colorado into the Arizona and New Mexico territories. Here they encountered snow, stunning mesas, deep gorges, bandits under the train’s sleeping berths, and a near-collision with a fast-moving mail train! At long last, they arrived in California. “We all agreed that the Californian [sic] scenery was the most beautiful on the route.” They remarked on the large numbers of Chinese laborers working on the tracks and expressed delight that the train stopped briefly in front of a large vineyard, where they admit to taking advantage of the bountiful harvest. After a two-hour stop in Los Angeles, the party boarded the train one last time for Raymond Station “for our six month’s stay in the glorious climate of California where everything is so handy.” To say that they enjoyed their time at The Raymond would be an understatement. The account barely mentions hotel work,

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instead focusing on their free-time excursions, including visits to numerous vineyards, Santa Monica Beach to “enjoy a novelty of a bath in the Pacific,” San Gabriel Mission, Lucky Baldwin’s home, and much more. They enjoyed holiday festivities, buggy rides, and adventures galore. In May 1887, The Sinclair Five began their journey home. “Although we were anxious to once more meet our loved ones at home, it was not without feelings of regret that we watched California, with its beautiful scenery, slipping away from us and realized that we were leaving it perhaps never to return.” [Note: One of the five did, in fact, return. The woman pictured at far right in the front row of the group photo is Lillian Gertrude Bullock Mahan. She became a highly respected gynecologist and anesthesiologist in the East Coast and later, in San Diego.] To further experience the wonder and novelty of Southern California through the eyes of these long-ago travelers, head to the Archive at Pasadena Museum of History to view The Adventures of the Sinclair Five Thursdays through Sundays, 1 – 4 p.m. free of charge. • Pasadena Museum of History is located at 470 W. Walnut St. in Pasadena. For further information, please visit www.pasadenahistory.org 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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Bowl Dr., Pasadena. Visit rgcshows. com/rosebowl for more information. The second Sunday of every month, 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. One of the most famous flea markets in the world, it features an eclectic array of crafts, apparel, antiques and other goods. A Noise Within 3352 E. Foothill Blvd., Pasadena. Visit anoisewithin.org or call 626-356-3100 for more information. • Gem of the Ocean. Sept. 22 – Nov. 16, 2019. Pulitzer Prize winner August Wilson unfolds the African American legacy in the first chronological episode of his celebrated American Century Cycle—a soaring, mystical tale of a man desperate for redemption in 1904 Pittsburgh. Aunt Ester, a 285-year-old “soul cleanser,” sends him on a spiritual journey that dissects the nature of freedom amidst oppression and spurs him to take up the mantle of justice. • Buried Child. Oct. 13. – Nov. 23, 2019. Set in America’s heartland, Sam Shepard’s powerful Pulitzer Prize-winning play details, with shocking hilarity, the disintegration of the American Dream. When 22-year-old Vince unexpectedly shows up at the family farm with his girlfriend Shelley, no one recognizes him. So begins the unraveling of dark secrets. A surprisingly funny

PASADENA Farmers Markets • Villa Parke Center, 363 East Villa St. at N. Garfield Ave., Pasadena. Visit pasadenafarmersmarket.org or call 626-449-0179 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., Pasadena. Visit pasadenafarmersmarket.org or call 626-449-0179 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 pasadena.edu/community/ flea-market/ or call 626-585-7906 for more information. The first Sunday of every month, 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. This popular flea market boasts 400+ vendors selling a range of antiques, clothing, wares and street fare. • Rose Bowl Flea Market, 1001 Rose

look at disillusionment and morality, Shephard’s masterpiece is the family reunion no one anticipated. ARTWalk 2019 Located at Green Street at Madison Avenue, Pasadena. Visit playhousedistrict.org/calendar-ofevents/artwalk or call 626-744-0340 for more information. • 14th Annual Pasadena ARTWalk. Oct. 12, 2019 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 unless otherwise noted. Visit events.caltech. edu or call 626-395-4652 for more information. • Nevenka. Sept. 21, 2019 at 8 p.m. This Los Angeles-based women’s folk chorus, formed in 1976, will perform songs from Eastern Europe, including Russian, Bulgarian, Croatian, Greek, and others. (Note: this event is located at Ramo Auditorium)

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• von Kármán Lecture - Darkness Surrounds Us: The Other 95% of the Universe. Oct. 18, 2019 at 7 p.m. This free event will discuss how astronomers are working to map the universe’s dark matter so they can see the effects of dark energy. The results could help us understand if the universe will expand at an accelerating rate forever. (Note: this event is located at Ramo Auditorium) • Perla Batalla: A Tribute to Leonard Cohen. Oct. 19, 2019 at 8 p.m. Grammy-nominated Batalla shares a cross-cultural homage to her colleague Leonard Cohen, who encouraged the launch of her solo career. • Robin and Linda Williams. Oct. 26, 2019 at 8 p.m. Folk music artists Robin and Linda Williams are making their way out from the Shenandoah Valley in Virginia to California! They will be bringing their vast treasure chest of tremendous original material, songs by contemporary artists and time-honored numbers from the Appalachian and blues traditions. They combine their guitars and banjo with wonderful harmonies and solo vocals. • Emerson String Quartet. Oct. 27, 2019 at 3:30 p.m. Like the poet/philosopher after whom it is named, the Emerson String Quartet has an enduring reputation for artistry— earning nine Grammys, three Gramophone Awards, the Avery Fisher Prize, and Musical America’s “Ensemble of the Year” since its founding in 1976. The Quartet has also contributed to the tapestry of music by commissioning and performing new works from composers such as Thomas Adés, Kaija Saariaho, Mark-Anthony Turnage, and Edgar Meyer. Every performance is itself a multi-hued, multi-textured tapestry. • Dick Hensold. Nov. 9, 2019 at 8 p.m. Dick Hensold specializes in four genres: early music, Celtic music (specifically the traditional music of Scotland, Ireland, Northumberland and Cape Breton Island), Nordic folk music, and Cambodian traditional

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music. He performs on Northumbrian smallpipes (a quiet bagpipe from Northeast England), Medieval greatpipes, Scottish Highland pipes, Swedish bagpipes, recorder, seljefløyte (Norwegian willow flute), low whistle and traditional Cambodian reed instruments. • Naturally 7: Vocal Play. Nov. 17, 2019 at 8 p.m. Seven guys with rich harmonies, an unbelievable ability to replicate instruments, and a stage presence that can be felt from every seat...this is far more than a cappella. Norton Simon Museum 411 W. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena. Visit nortonsimon.org or call 626-4496840 for more information. • AIR LAND SEA: A Lithographic Suite by William Crutchfield. Now – Nov. 4, 2019. This exhibition presents a rare look at AIR LAND SEA, a suite of 13 lithographs by William Crutchfield printed at the Tamarind Lithography Workshop in 1970. Demonstrating the artist’s master draftsmanship, keen understanding of engineering and his wry sense of humor, the suite features trains, ships and airplanes all portrayed as overbuilt, fantastical models of modernity. • Musical Conversations: Lyricisms and Compliments. Sept. 7, 2019 at 6 p.m. This delightful and lighthearted program features two similar yet different works: Beethoven’s Opus 18 String Quartet no. 2 and Borodin’s Quartet no. 2. They both show how four musicians can converse musically, whether playfully or melodiously. Beethoven’s work was nicknamed Komplimentierungsquartett (Compliments-Quartet) due to the elegant “conversing” between the instruments. Borodin’s third movement, the “Nocturne,” likely the composer’s most famous work, demonstrates a wondrously lyrical exchange between the instruments. • The Color of Sound. Sept. 14, 2019 at 6 p.m. Panic Duo, featuring violinist Pasha Tseitlin and pianist Nic Gerpe, is an ensemble dedicated to contemporary music. This

performance features modern compositions for violin and piano based on artists and their works found within the museum, including Picasso, Miró and Kandinsky. The program includes world premieres of pieces by composers Dale Trumbore, Hugh Levick and Glen Roven. • By Day & by Night: Paris in the Belle Époque. Oct. 4, 2019 – Mar. 2, 2020. This exhibition celebrates the innovative spirit of art and culture in Paris during the belle époque through a selection of paintings, drawings, prints and photographs from the museum’s collections. Parson’s Nose Theater 95 N. Marengo Ave. (entrance on Holly), Pasadena. Visit parsonsnose. com or call 626-403-7667 for more information. • Our American Cousin. Oct. 18 – Nov. 10, 2019. Fridays at 8 p.m., Saturdays at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m., Sundays at 3 p.m. A boisterously comic melodrama and a magical comedy in the charming Parson’s Nose tradition. There will be hissing, cheering and a song or two. The plot deals with an English family living in the countryside. They receive a visit from a long-lost awkward, boorish, but honest American relative named Asa Trenchard when he travels to England to claim the family estate. The story goes on

to reveal the deception about an unpaid debt and a confusing course of marriages and greed. Pasadena Heritage Visit pasadenaheritage.org or call 626-441-6333 for more information. • Craftsman Weekend. Nov. 1 – 3, 2019. A tribute to Pasadena’s unique contributions to the American Arts & Crafts Movement, Craftsman Weekend is the largest, most comprehensive celebration of the Craftsman Movement in the Western United States. Tickets go on sale Sept. 20th. Pasadena Playhouse 39 S. El Molino Ave., Pasadena. Visit pasadenaplayhouse.org or call 626356-7529 for more information. • Little Shop of Horrors. Sept. 17 – Oct. 20, 2019. A power-hungry, R&Bsinging, carnivorous plant sets its sights on world domination! This deviously delicious sci-fi musical comedy favorite comes to the Playhouse with some deliciously devious news twists. Created by Howard Ashman and Alan Menken, Little Shop of Horrors has devoured the hearts of theatergoers of all ages for more than 30 years… and yours is next! • The Great Leap. Nov. 6 – Dec. 1, 2019. When an American basketball team travels to Beijing for an exhibition game, the coaches find themselves

in a conflict that runs deeper than the strain between the countries, and a young player’s actions abroad become the accidental focus of attention. Building tension right up to the buzzer, this sharp-witted new drama directed by Tony Award winner B.D. Wong is about much more than making the shot, as two men with a past and one teen with a future struggle for their own victories. Pasadena Symphony and POPS Ambassador Auditorium, 131 South St. John Ave, Pasadena unless otherwise noted. Visit pasadenasymphonypops.org or call 626-793-7172 for more information. • Music of Elton John Starring Michael Cavanaugh. Aug. 24, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. Grammy and Tony-nominated Michael Cavanaugh performs the greatest hits of Sir Elton John with “Crocodile Rock,” “Tiny Dancer,” “Rocket Man,” “Benny and the Jets” and more with the Pasadena POPS! Larry Blank conducting; Michael Cavanaugh soloist. (Note: this performance is at the L.A. County Arboretum, 301 N. Baldwin Ave., Arcadia) • MGM Movie Classics. Sept. 14, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. A backstage pass celebrating the 80th  Anniversary of The Wizard of Oz with original arrangements from the classic score

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including “If I Only Had a Brain,” “Over the Rainbow” and “The Cyclone” plus “That’s Entertainment,” “Singin’ in The Rain,” “The Trolley Song” and much more! Michael Feinstein conducting; Gavin Creel and Karen Ziemba soloists. (Note: this performance is at the L.A. County Arboretum, 301 N. Baldwin Ave., Arcadia) • Brahms Symphony No. 1. Oct. 19, 2019 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. David Lockington conducting; Tessa Lark violinist. • Beethoven “Emperor” Piano Concerto. Nov. 16, 2019 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. David Lockington conducting; Alessio Bax pianist.

18th ANNUAL CARNEGIE OBSERVATORIES OPEN HOUSE Carnegie Observatories’ 18th Annual Open House will take place on Sunday, October 13th from 2 – 5 p.m. This popular, free afternoon event allows the public to explore the past, present and future of astronomy at the Observatories with family-friendly activities, displays, talks, and much more. Attendees can tour the historic Hale Library and learn about more than a century of pioneering achievements by Carnegie scientists as well as see a display of historical astronomical images on glass plates from the Observatories’ archives. The Observatories’ astronomers will be on hand to discuss their discoveries at the frontiers of science and to answer questions about the Universe at “Ask the Astronomer.” Visitors who are interested in learning more about the Observatories’ operations in Chile can see photos from Las Campanas, its state-of-the-art observatory that is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, visit the Machine Shop to see how instruments are made for the telescopes in Chile and get the latest update on the Giant Magellan Telescope—one of the most powerful next-generation telescopes—which is currently under construction and expected to be completed in 2025. Some of the hands-on experiences being offered include viewing the sun through a solar telescope, “Make Your Own Constellation” and other fun astro activities for children. Visitors can also enjoy music, ice cream and drinks in the beautiful outdoor courtyard. Carnegie Observatories is located at 813 Santa Barbara Street in Pasadena. While no RSVP is necessary for this event, parking is limited, so taking public transportation (the Observatories is a 10-minute walk from the Lake Avenue Metro Gold Line Station) or using a rideshare service is recommended. Visit obs.carnegiescience.edu for more information.

USC Pacific Asia Museum 46 N. Los Robles Ave., Pasadena. Visit pacificasiamueum.usc.edu or call 626-449-2742 for more information. • Following the Box. Sept. 13, 2019 – Jan. 26, 2020. This art exhibit is inspired by a collection of found photographs taken in India by an unknown serviceman toward the end of World War II. Come and experience this visual conversation between Americans and Indians across space, time and culture, a mystery tale of old photographs and a celebration of new artistic interpretations. ALTADENA Altadena Farmers’ Market 600 W. Palm St., Altadena. Visit altadenafarmersmarket.com or email hello@altadenafarmersmarket. com for more information. Wednesdays, 3 – 7 p.m. This certified market has multiple booths selling fresh fruits and vegetables, as well as prepared and pre-packaged food that may be enjoyed on site. Rain or shine. Concerts in the Park Farnsworth Park, 568 Mount Curve Ave. E, Altadena. For an updated schedule of concerts with performers visit altadenarotary.com or call 626798-6335.

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• 23rd Annual Summer Concert Series. Saturdays, now – Sept. 7, 2019 at 7 p.m. This annual free concert series featuring live music in a beautiful amphitheater is organized by the Rotary Club of Altadena in association with the Sherriff’s Support Group of Altadena, the L.A. Department of Parks and Recreation and L.A. County Supervisor Katheryn Barger. Taste of ‘Dena Located at 600 E. Mariposa St., Altadena. Visit altadenalibrary.org/ programs for more information. • Third Annual Taste of ‘Dena. Sept. 28, 2019 from 7 – 9:30 p.m. Must be 21 and older to attend. This popular, lively event features wine and beer

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tastings, an assortment of small bites prepared by area restaurants, a silent auction with unique packages, wine pull and wine toss activities, live music and magic, and more. All funds raised go to support the Altadena Library District and its literacy and accessibility initiatives. ARCADIA Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden 301 N. Baldwin Ave., Arcadia. Visit arboretum.org or call 626-821-3222 for more information. • APLD Greater Los Angeles Designer Plant Fair. Sept. 14, 2019 from 9:15 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Browse and mingle with the nursery folks and other landscape professionals, enjoy refreshments

and learn pertinent details about the best new landscape plants for 2020 during the presentation session with the growers. • Botany Bootcamp. Oct. 12, 2019 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Identify plants as if your life depended on it. Taught by Frank McDonough, this comprehensive and compacted session will introduce attendees to the terminology, concepts and structures necessary to identify plants by introducing them to the seven most common plant families at the Arboretum. This one day class requires certain texts and a 10-20X illuminated hand loupe magnifier (available at minimal cost on Amazon.com). See http:// laarboretumplantid.blogspot.com/ for additional information and texts. $65 members/$75 non-members (includes Arboretum admission) • Succulent Wreath Workshop. Oct. 26, 2019 from 10 a.m. – noon. Succulent wreaths are fun to make and a beautiful addition to your home décor. Attendees of this hands-on class will each make their own wreath, which will grow out into to a lush and lively centerpiece for any table. Space is limited. $45 members/$55 non-members (includes Arboretum admission and all materials) • American Canary Show & Sale. Nov. 2, 2019 from 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Canaries of different types and colors will be on display during this bird competition and sale. Society members will be available to answer questions. • Deconstructing the Asian Supermarket with Elisa Callow. Nov. 2, 2019 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. For some, shopping at an Asian supermarket means entering a whole new world of culinary adventures and exploration—both exciting and daunting. This class includes a field trip to Arcadia’s largest pan-Asian Food emporium, H Mart, where Elisa Callow, author of the critically acclaimed The Urban Forager: Culinary Exploring & Cooking on

L.A.’s Eastside and Masako Yatabe Thomsen, a food maker profiled in the cookbook, will tour the class through the market’s many delights. The market tour is followed by participatory cooking and experimenting with newly “foraged” ingredients. The class includes a copy of Callow’s cookbook and some basic ingredients. Space is limited. $50 members/$60 non-members (includes Arboretum admission). • Las Artistas de Flores Art Show. Nov. 2 – 3, 2019 from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Members of Las Artistas de Flores will display more nature-inspired arrangements and miniatures during the two-day show. The Las Artistas use flowers, rocks, boxed, cylinders and other recycled items in their artful designs. Moon Festival Located at Santa Anita Park, 285 W. Huntington Dr., Arcadia. Visit santaanita.com/events/moonfestival-at-santa-anita-park for more information. • Moon Festival Spectacular. Sept. 7 – 8, 2019 from 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. This free two-day long event is a celebration of traditional Chinese and Asian heritage that includes arts, food, entertainment, and many other activities. 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. 23, 2019 from 5:30 – 9 p.m. Must be 21 and older to attend. The Chamber of Commerce’s annual fundraising event will dish up fare from more than 30 restaurants. Activities will include a no-host bar, raffle drawing, and live music. 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. Visit descansogardens. org or call 818-949-4200 for more information. • Community Service Days. Aug. 17, Sept. 28, Oct. 12 & 26, Nov. 9, 2019 from 8 – 10:30 a.m. Get hands-on gardening experience during these volunteer opportunities. Descanso horticulture staff will provide supervision and guidance. No experience necessary; must be 16 or older. Bring garden gloves. Advance registration required by email to volunteer@descansogardens.org. • A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Aug. 17, 18, 24 & 25, 2019 from 7 – 8:30 p.m. Ensemble Shakespeare Theater returns to Descanso for a fully immersive theater production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Bring your running shoes, as this experience will have you chasing through the gardens to follow fighting lovers, dancing fairies, and a bewildered donkey, on an adventure filled with laughter and love. • End of Summer Celebration. Aug. 28, 2019 from 5:30 – 10 p.m. The gardens stay open extra late for the End of Summer Celebration. Grab a cold drink and relax to the tunes of The Flashdance DJs, then wander through the gardens to the sounds of live music. Enjoy the sunset, then end the night with some stargazing in the Oak Woodland. Bring your own flashlight! • SILENCE. Sept. 7, 21 & 28, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. A cutting-edge music series taking place outdoors featuring diverse and talented artists. The three-part series is being curated by musical innovators Christopher Rountree and Anna Bulbrook.

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• Oak Woodland: 5 Year Celebration at Descanso Gardens. Sept. 14, 2019 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. In Fall 2014, Descanso Gardens opened the Oak Woodland, which transformed an uncultivated behind-the-scenes area into seven additional acres of native plant garden. Learn more about the iconic trees that dot the landscape and celebrate five years of this beautiful part of Descanso. • Urban Forager: Deconstructing Salsas & Book Signing. Oct. 6, 2019 from 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Join Urban Forager author Elisa Callow and featured chef Mario Rodriguez as they demonstrate the remarkable variety of salsas using the traditional comal pan and incorporating fresh and dried chiles. Then from 2:30 – 3:30 p.m., Callow will host a tasting and book signing in Van de Kamp Hall. Books will also be available for purchase. • Japanese Garden Celebration. Oct. 13, 2019 from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Celebrate Japanese art and culture at this annual celebration set in the Japanese Garden. Festivities will include an Ikebana display, Taiko drummers and crafting inspired by the garden. • Carved: View Pumpkin Artists at Work. Oct. 19 – 23, 2019 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Get a sneak peek of master carvers working on pumpkins big and small for Carved in Van de Kamp Hall. La Cañada Flintridge Wine & Gourmet Food Tasting Located at La Cañada Memorial Park, 1301 Foothill Blvd., La Cañada Flintridge. Visit lacanadakiwanis.org for tickets or more information. • 17th Annual La Cañada Flintridge Wine & Gourmet Food Tasting. Sept. 22, 2019 from 3 – 6 p.m. More than 20 restaurants, caterers and food specialty shows will serve tastes of their delicious cuisine along with wine purveyors pouring exceptional wines from around the world. Proceeds benefit the Kiwanis Foundation.

CARVED Descanso Gardens’ Oak Grove and Camellia Forest will be aglow with festive carved pumpkins for a new family-friendly event, Carved, taking place Oct. 23 – 27, 2019 from 6:30 – 10:30 p.m. For five evenings only, a thousand professionally carved pumpkins—some weighing over 100 pounds and all of them real—will line a one-mile walk. The ginormous pumpkins will feature popular themes like superheroes, famous movie monsters and more. Along with pumpkins, there will be seasonal snacks, live carving demonstrations and special surprises. Tickets cost $25 for members and are available for purchase Sept. 1, 2019 or $30 for non-members and are available for purchase Oct. 1, 2019. Visit descansogardens.org/programs-events/carved or call 818-949-4200 for more information. PHOTO COURTESY OF DESCANSO GARDENS SAN MARINO The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens 1151 Oxford Rd., San Marino. Visit huntington.org or call 626-205-2100 for more information. • Orbit Pavilion. Now – Sept. 2, 2019. Satellites that study the Earth are passing through space continuously, collecting data on everything from hurricanes to the effects of drought. NASA’s Orbit Pavilion sound experience is an outdoor installation that produces an innovative “soundscape” experience representing the movement of the International Space Station and 19 Earth Science satellites. Inside the large, shell-shaped sculpture, distinctive sounds are emitted as each satellite passes overhead: a human voice, the crashing of a wave, a tree branch moving, a frog croaking. Each sound interprets one of the satellites’ missions. • Tang Qingnian: An Offering to Roots. Now – Sept. 23, 2019. A special installation of a new work by visual artist Tang Qingnian features full-size prints of five monumental banner

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paintings, the largest of them 18 feet in length, suspended from a bamboo framework above the water of the Chinese Garden lake. Two years in the making, Tang’s series of ink paintings memorializes the devastating wildfires that ravaged California in 2017 and 2018. In addition to the banner paintings, which have been printed on weatherproof material for outdoor display, a small selection of original handscrolls and albums by the artist will be on view inside the adjacent Waveless Boat Pavilion. • The Unseen World of Charles Altamont Doyle. Now – Sept. 23, 2019. An undeniable air of mystery surrounds the life and work of Charles Altamount Doyle, whose talent as an artist is often overshadowed by his famous illustrator brother Richard Doyle and his even more celebrated son, the writer best known for Sherlock Holmes, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Hidden by the family for his severe alcoholism and subsequent institutionalization in several asylums, Charles Doyle’s art has often been regarded as the work of a madman. In actuality, Doyle’s fantastical watercolors stem from a long tradition

of fairy painting in Britain. Beginning in the 18th century with artists such as William Blake and Henry Fuseli, the genre’s popularity reached its peak in the mid-19th century just as Doyle was beginning his artistic career. This exhibition presents 16 drawings from The Huntington’s collection, showing Doyle’s unique and particularly illustrative treatment of this popular Victorian theme. • Nineteen Nineteen. Sept. 21, 2019 – Jan. 20, 2020. The Huntington’s Centennial Celebration kicks off with Nineteen Nineteen, a major exhibition that examines the institution and its founding through the prism of a single, tumultuous year, with a display of more than 250 objects drawn from The Huntington’s library and art collections. • What Now Part 1. Oct. 19, 2019 – Feb. 17, 2020. This exhibition is in two parts and invites visitors to the Library’s continuing role in documenting the human experience. The more than 100 items featured are curators’ choices to represent recent trends in developing the Library’s collection. All works on view were acquired in the 21st century, and this is the first time that they will be on public display at The Huntington. Together these objects illuminate in unexpected ways the rich texture and diversity of the Huntington Library today. SOUTH PASADENA Farmers’ Market Meridian Ave. and El Centro St. next to the South Pasadena Metro Gold Line Station. Visit southpasadenafarmersmarket.org for more information. Thursdays, 4 – 7 p.m. This year-round, award-winning market features produce from certified farmers that grow the produce they sell—they do not buy it from second party sellers— which ensures fresh, quality produce, generally picked within 24 hours of appearing at the Market. Great prepared food options, breads and other goodies available. Open rain or shine.

15th Annual Cruz’n for Roses Located on Mission Street from Fair Oaks to the Gold Line Mission Station, South Pasadena. Visit SPTOR. org or call 626-799-7813 for more information. •Cruz’n For Roses: Hot Rod & Classic Car Show. Sept. 15, 2019 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. Restoration Concerts Located at South Pasadena Public Library Community Room at 1115 Centro St., South Pasadena. Visit friendsofsopaslibrary.org for more information. • Restoration Concerts. Sept. 15, Oct. 13, and Nov. 17, 2019 at 4 p.m. The New Hollywood String Quartet, The Restoration Concert Series, and the Friends of the South Pasadena Public Library will present all 25 of the instrumental chamber works of Johannes Brahms in collaboration with some of the world’s most renowned chamber musicians. South Pasadena Fall Arts Crawl Throughout the South Pasadena Mission Street Business District and the streets surrounding the Gold Line station. • South Pasadena Fall Arts Crawl. Oct. 19, 2019 from 5 – 9 p.m. Held in the winter, summer, and fall, this “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. • While every effort is made to ensure accuracy, The Quarterly Magazine assumes no responsibility for omissions or errors.

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Alpha Structural

(323) 258-5482

60

Mission Tile West

799-4595

10

Bourland, Kevin -Compass

(213) 407-4754

33

Mission West Kitchen and Bath

799-3503

11

Morrow & Holman Plumbing, Inc. 799-3115

16

Nott & Associates

460-6174

3

Paquette, Linda Eliana

(800) 400-5353

61

Partnership Painting, Inc

449-4097

37

Pasadena Photography

344-4112

47

Phillips Eye Center

446-1600

32

399-5036

27

Castle Green

793-0359

24

Chesbro Tree Care

799-455

32

Dahl Architects, Inc.

564-0011

16

Downing, Michele - Compass

523-6939

67

Family Chiropractic Center of South Pasadena

441-4888

58 Port O’ Call

Halpin, Sarah - Markey & Associates

664-1598

51

Reimagine Your Home

799-3656

15

Rogers, Sarah - Compass

390-0511

25

San Marino Security

285-7778

60

Serafina

799-9899

4

Single Stone

799-3109

5

Tom Nott Architect

703-4740

14

(310) UCLA-Win

31

Vana Watch & Jewelry

799-9919

53

Vlacich, Lin - Sotheby’s International Realty

688-6464

7

Hartman Baldwin Huntington Hospital

486-0510

7

421-7733

47

J & J Plumbing

799-7121

65

Johnny Was

403-5610

68

Jorjorian Rug Co.

287-1146

65

Knuth, Shirley - Castle & Home Realtors

233-5202

16 UCLA Football

Majors, Carol - Coldwell Banker

399-9665

2

Mehlmauer, Marilyn, M.D.

585-9474

37

The Meng Group - Dilbeck Real Estate

536-1686

59

Middleman, Meg - Century 21

441-3449

32

To advertise in The Quarterly Magazine please call Joelle at (626) 792-4925

2046 Pine Street, South Pasadena 3 BEDS | 2 BATHS | YEAR BUILT: 1910 | HOUSE: 1,516± SF | GARAGE: 368± SF | LOT: 6,357± SF Picturesque Craftsman filled with an abundance of charm and character. Expansive front porch ideal for relaxation and neighborhood visits leads to a charismatic living room with fireplace, built-in bookshelves and hardwood floors. Original pocket doors open to a cozy den accented by crown molding, a plethora of natural light and views of the landscaped front yard. Spacious formal dining room boasting a beautiful builtin china cabinet, wainscoting and box beam ceilings, perfect for entertaining. Warm and inviting authentic kitchen with exposed brick wall and attached laundry room. Three generous bedrooms and two baths each with their own unique features. Playful and manicured backyard highlighted by large grass area, lemon tree and basketball area all ideal for entertaining under a canopy of mature trees. Conveniently located close to restaurants, shopping and much more. List Price: $1,348,000

Michele Downing Executive Director, Estates Division 626.523.6939 michele.downing@compass.com DRE 01046965 Compass is a licensed real estate broker (01991628) in the State of California and abides by Equal Housing Opportunity laws. All material presented herein is intended for informational purposes only. Information is compiled from sources deemed reliable but is subject to errors, omissions, changes in price, condition, sale, or withdraw without notice. No statement is made as to accuracy of any description. All measurements and square footages are approximate. Exact dimensions can be obtained by retaining the services of an architect or engineer. This is not intended to solicit property already listed.

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The Quarterly Magazine 2019  

Serving the local community for over 30 years, The Quarterly Magazine is the San Gabriel Valley's original lifestyle magazine. Each issue is...

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Serving the local community for over 30 years, The Quarterly Magazine is the San Gabriel Valley's original lifestyle magazine. Each issue is...

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