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POPS Ends Season With a Stroke of Genius
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POPS Ends Season With a Stroke of Genius

It’s over.  It’s the final concert of the summer season for the Pasadena Symphony Association’s garden concerts given by the Pasadena POPS and it will be the last time the orchestra will perform at Descanso Gardens in La Cañada Flintridge before moving to a spot near the Rose Bowl next summer.  The season’s last performance…

A Summer Night at a Los Angeles Dodger Game
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A Summer Night at a Los Angeles Dodger Game

There is something special about sharing a summer night with 50,000 enthusiastic people at a Los Angeles Dodger game. Not only is the experience exciting and fun, but it also bubbles with a sense of community that can only be found in a national pastime such as baseball. And if you can share the game…

JPL Successfully Restores Mars Orbiter
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JPL Successfully Restores Mars Orbiter

Scientists at Pasadena’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory have successfully restored the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, a $72 million NASA spacecraft, back to its original computer settings, after an odd glitch had the craft on a back-up “safe” mode. Launched in 2005, the MRO is a multipurpose spacecraft designed to carry out reconnaissance and exploration of the red…

Summer Doldrums Hit as Cal Phil Season Nears End
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Summer Doldrums Hit as Cal Phil Season Nears End

The California Philharmonic Orchestra presented its fourth concert, the next-to-last of the 2009 season, at The Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Gardens in Arcadia last Saturday evening led by Music Director/Conductor, Victor Vener. The program of movie music, or music associated with movies, included numbers from “2001: A Space Odyssey”, “The Lord of the…

Exposition Park
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Exposition Park

For something totally different, remember Exposition Park near the USC campus. The park is home to more than just the Coliseum, there are also the museums, a Rose Garden and a great farmers market every Saturday. One of the great things is that the California Science Center’s general exhibits are free as is wandering through…

Escape to Catalina Island
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Escape to Catalina Island

Catalina is not just an island paradise; it’s a very close island paradise, which makes it a perfect day or weekend getaway. In fact, at only 24 miles across the sea from Long Beach, the place can be reached by boat in one hour. So with the summer sun beating down on the mainland, I…

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