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September 14, 2006
The California Philharmonic will bring a bit of Bavaria to Southern California when it hosts its annual fund-raising Oktoberfest on Saturday, Sept. 23, at the Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanical Gardens. Oktoberfest begins at 6 p.m. in the Arboretum's Sunset Garden, and the fun continues to 10 p.m. Traditional German foods, including sausages, sauerkraut and pretzels, will be served. Several beers, including Amber Bock and Hefeweizen, will be offered along with soft drinks and coffee.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 28, 2006
Renowned environmentalist and primate expert Dr. Jane Goodall, together with some of the nation's leading experts on chimpanzee study and protection, will gather in Los Angeles for a three-day conference beginning Sept. 29. With a focus on "War of the Worlds: Chimpanzee Protection vs. Chimpanzee Exploitation," The 2006 ChimpanZoo Conference will take place at the Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens from Friday, Sept. 29 through Sunday, Oct. 1 and feature speakers, panels and papers on issues involving the protection and humane study of primates throughout the world.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 2, 2006
The San Marino League presents the Silver Jubilee Art Walk featuring several of the historic Huntington Cottages and Gardens, located next to the Ritz-Carlton Huntington Hotel in Pasadena. The Cottages, originally built in the 1920s and '30s for families to escape harsh Mid-western and Eastern winters, have been nominated for inclusion in the National Register of Historic Places. Families would send money ahead to have a cottage built to their specifications. The money served as rent for a predetermined number of years.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 8, 2005
The Grevy's zebra is the largest species of zebra, and it is now on display in a newly renovated habitat at the Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens. The exhibit is a renovation of a paddock that was originally built in 1966. The zoo staff added several new features to the exhibit to improve it for the animals and zoo visitors. Improvements include sand for the animals to roll around in and the planting of native African vegetation, including acacia trees. In addition, the moat was filled in, expanding the living space for the zebras while changing the topography so that the animals can be viewed at eye-level by zoo visitors.
NEWS
November 21, 2013
The Tournament of Roses announced its float judges for the 125th Rose Parade in Pasadena on Thursday. Cheryl Cecchetto, James Folsom and René van Rems will score the 2014 floats, including the Glendale, Burbank, La Cañada Flintridge entries, according to a news release. PHOTOS: Rose Queen announcement and coronation As president and owner of Sequoia Productions, Cecchetto has worked as main producer for the Academy Awards Governors Ball for 25 years. Folsom is the Marge and Sherm Telleen/Marion and Earl Jorgensen Director of the Botanical Gardens at The Huntington, where he oversees landscapes, collections and community programming.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 6, 2006
Hollywood's legendary El Capitan Theatre will present the wildest show in town from April 14 through May 11 as part of its special "Spring Break" engagement of Walt Disney Pictures' new computer-animated feature, "The Wild." In addition to the film, live on stage before each show, moviegoers will have a chance to meet a colorful cast of exotic birds from around the world accompanied by their keepers from the Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens. "The Wild" follows an odd assortment of animals from the New York Zoo who discover what a jungle the city can be when one of their own is mistakenly shipped to the wild and they embark on a dangerous mission to rescue him. An impressive vocal ensemble featuring Kiefer Sutherland, Jim Belushi, Janeane Garofalo, Greg Cipes, William Shatner and Eddie Izzard, and Richard Kind lend their talents to the film's animal characters.
FEATURES
November 16, 2006
The Pasadena Showcase House for the Arts (PSHA) has announced the appointment of Jennifer Walston Johnson as president. An active member of the organization since 1995, Johnson has served on the board for six years and held key positions including benefit chair of the 2005 Pasadena Showcase House of Design. "I'm honored to serve the Pasadena Showcase House for the Arts in this leadership role as president," said Jennifer. "We're fortunate to have such incredible board and committee members who contribute their energy, time, and talents to ensure our success.
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By Jane Napier Neely | March 20, 2008
Wouldn’t ya know it — just when we put our umbrellas away for the year we had a surprise wintry rain, hail, and wind storm over the weekend. It seems that Mother Nature just likes to remind us that she is a diva and by throwing in a bit of drama she does get our attention. She did cause a few anxious moments last Saturday evening just before Descanso Gardens opened up the front doors of the newly refurbished Boddy Mansion for a special VIP opening party. By the time guests were transported by tram up the hill to the mansion the rain had stopped and all was well as the more than 100 guests entered the beautiful foyer.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 5, 2011
CLASSES Rose pruning — Saturday, Jan. 8, 11 a.m. Rose horticulturist Amanda Everett teaches why rose pruning is necessary, what tools to use, the best time to prune and pruning techniques for different types of roses. The class meets in the Rose Garden Pavilion at Descanso Gardens, 1418 Descanso Drive, La Cañada. Free with Descanso admission, $8 adults, $6 senior/students and $3 for children 5-12. Painting Nature — Six-week series, beginning Saturday, Jan. 8, 10 a.m. to noon . Learn the finer points of watercolor painting of the natural world from artist Jay R. Ewing.
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November 21, 2013
The Tournament of Roses announced its float judges for the 125th Rose Parade in Pasadena on Thursday. Cheryl Cecchetto, James Folsom and René van Rems will score the 2014 floats, including the Glendale, Burbank, La Cañada Flintridge entries, according to a news release. PHOTOS: Rose Queen announcement and coronation As president and owner of Sequoia Productions, Cecchetto has worked as main producer for the Academy Awards Governors Ball for 25 years. Folsom is the Marge and Sherm Telleen/Marion and Earl Jorgensen Director of the Botanical Gardens at The Huntington, where he oversees landscapes, collections and community programming.
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ENTERTAINMENT
January 5, 2011
CLASSES Rose pruning — Saturday, Jan. 8, 11 a.m. Rose horticulturist Amanda Everett teaches why rose pruning is necessary, what tools to use, the best time to prune and pruning techniques for different types of roses. The class meets in the Rose Garden Pavilion at Descanso Gardens, 1418 Descanso Drive, La Cañada. Free with Descanso admission, $8 adults, $6 senior/students and $3 for children 5-12. Painting Nature — Six-week series, beginning Saturday, Jan. 8, 10 a.m. to noon . Learn the finer points of watercolor painting of the natural world from artist Jay R. Ewing.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 25, 2009
Getty Center: Los Angeles ? Admission is free. Parking is $10, but goes up to $15 July 1. Tuesday ? Friday, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Expect to see European paintings, drawings, manuscripts, sculpture and decorative arts, and European and American photographs. Visitors can walk around the grounds and simply take in the mountain top view. Getty Center, 1200 Getty Center Drive, Los Angeles. For information call (310) 440-7300 or online www.getty.
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By Jane Napier Neely | March 20, 2008
Wouldn’t ya know it — just when we put our umbrellas away for the year we had a surprise wintry rain, hail, and wind storm over the weekend. It seems that Mother Nature just likes to remind us that she is a diva and by throwing in a bit of drama she does get our attention. She did cause a few anxious moments last Saturday evening just before Descanso Gardens opened up the front doors of the newly refurbished Boddy Mansion for a special VIP opening party. By the time guests were transported by tram up the hill to the mansion the rain had stopped and all was well as the more than 100 guests entered the beautiful foyer.
FEATURES
November 16, 2006
The Pasadena Showcase House for the Arts (PSHA) has announced the appointment of Jennifer Walston Johnson as president. An active member of the organization since 1995, Johnson has served on the board for six years and held key positions including benefit chair of the 2005 Pasadena Showcase House of Design. "I'm honored to serve the Pasadena Showcase House for the Arts in this leadership role as president," said Jennifer. "We're fortunate to have such incredible board and committee members who contribute their energy, time, and talents to ensure our success.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 28, 2006
Renowned environmentalist and primate expert Dr. Jane Goodall, together with some of the nation's leading experts on chimpanzee study and protection, will gather in Los Angeles for a three-day conference beginning Sept. 29. With a focus on "War of the Worlds: Chimpanzee Protection vs. Chimpanzee Exploitation," The 2006 ChimpanZoo Conference will take place at the Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens from Friday, Sept. 29 through Sunday, Oct. 1 and feature speakers, panels and papers on issues involving the protection and humane study of primates throughout the world.
NEWS
September 14, 2006
The California Philharmonic will bring a bit of Bavaria to Southern California when it hosts its annual fund-raising Oktoberfest on Saturday, Sept. 23, at the Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanical Gardens. Oktoberfest begins at 6 p.m. in the Arboretum's Sunset Garden, and the fun continues to 10 p.m. Traditional German foods, including sausages, sauerkraut and pretzels, will be served. Several beers, including Amber Bock and Hefeweizen, will be offered along with soft drinks and coffee.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 6, 2006
Hollywood's legendary El Capitan Theatre will present the wildest show in town from April 14 through May 11 as part of its special "Spring Break" engagement of Walt Disney Pictures' new computer-animated feature, "The Wild." In addition to the film, live on stage before each show, moviegoers will have a chance to meet a colorful cast of exotic birds from around the world accompanied by their keepers from the Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens. "The Wild" follows an odd assortment of animals from the New York Zoo who discover what a jungle the city can be when one of their own is mistakenly shipped to the wild and they embark on a dangerous mission to rescue him. An impressive vocal ensemble featuring Kiefer Sutherland, Jim Belushi, Janeane Garofalo, Greg Cipes, William Shatner and Eddie Izzard, and Richard Kind lend their talents to the film's animal characters.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 2, 2006
The San Marino League presents the Silver Jubilee Art Walk featuring several of the historic Huntington Cottages and Gardens, located next to the Ritz-Carlton Huntington Hotel in Pasadena. The Cottages, originally built in the 1920s and '30s for families to escape harsh Mid-western and Eastern winters, have been nominated for inclusion in the National Register of Historic Places. Families would send money ahead to have a cottage built to their specifications. The money served as rent for a predetermined number of years.
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