In a city rich with grand homes and architectural beauty, one structure bears the honor of being uniquely synonymous with Pasadena. It’s been more than a century since the Gamble House first came to stand on 4 Westmoreland Place, but it’s during the second half of that existence that the imposing Craftsman truly became a cultural icon of its home city. That’s all thanks to James N. Gamble (preferably called “Jim”), who, 50 years ago this week, bequeathed his family’s historical Greene & Greene home to the city of Pasadena and USC for public use. Since then, some 30,000 visitors have made their way to the Gamble House each year, completing the pilgrimage to a shrine of the American Arts and Crafts movement widely regarded as the Greene brothers’ most authentic and fully realized work. Continue reading “50 Years of Peeking Inside the Gamble House”
A round of golf with NBA legend Jerry West and a private tennis lesson with seven-time Wimbledon champion Pete Sampras represent just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to a list of notable sports items offered in Door of Hope’s upcoming online auction. Continue reading “Sports-Themed Auction May Help Door of Hope Hit Its Goal on Feb. 20”
Dear Parent Coach,
The “sick season” started at our house over the holidays, and everyone seems to have caught something. Now we are heading back to school. When the kids are sick enough to stay home from school, I feel guilty letting them watch DVDs all day. What other things might keep them entertained?
Signed, Nurse Mom Continue reading “Winter Chills and Childhood Ills”
Erika Winter’s alarm clock went off at 2 a.m. last Friday. The big day had finally arrived. While most people in Pasadena were winding down their New Year’s Eve celebrations and heading to bed, the 2016 Rose Queen sprang from hers and was out the door five minutes later — still wearing pajamas. Continue reading “An Unforgettable Day for the Rose Queen”
For more than six decades, the Pasadena Community Foundation has provided funding to the city’s nonprofit sector through the generosity of a small group of individuals, families and businesses known as its Endowment Builders. They support all of the grant-making PCF does in the Pasadena area each spring — money that stays in the community and helps sustain the resources and services that make the city great. Continue reading “PCF Urges Prospective Endowment Builders to ‘Be 1 in 100’”