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Neighbors Acting Together, Helping All

Neighbors Acting Together, Helping All

One week after hundreds of community members, along with Pasadena Dignitaries gathered for a ribbon cutting ceremony for NATHAs new Youth Media Production Center and to celebrate its 9th Annual Lincoln Village Festival, the organization suffered a devastating fire which destroyed the facility during the early morning of November 17th. The fire was caused by a [...]

The Season’s Myths & Folktales

The Season’s Myths & Folktales

Myths, folktales, and literature for the holiday season at the South Pasadena Public Library, Tuesday, December 4th. “With an iconic, antique steamer trunk on center stage, three We Tell Stories actors will weave a world of extraordinary stories using everyday items as costumes and props. Audience members will participate from their seats, then join the [...]

Adopt-A-Family Needs Support

Adopt-A-Family Needs Support

Foothill Family Service recently kicked off its annual Adopt-A-Family Program for local families in need who are receiving treatment from their facilities. For a family receiving mental health treatment, often to overcome trauma, violence, or abuse, the holidays can be a particularly difficult time. FFS matches low-income client families with a donor who will help [...]

Dear Santa & Tree Lighting

Dear Santa & Tree Lighting

Just as the Pasadena Jaycees are looking for volunteers to read and sort the letters to Santa, remember that kids have to write to Santa! The stipulations are as follows: the letter must be legible (good luck) and in the child’s own words (no coaching). Letters should be mailed to Santa Claus who currently resides [...]

Haven: $$ for Sandy Relief

Haven: $$ for Sandy Relief

On Tuesday, November 20th, Haven Gastropub +Brewery is having a 15-hour fundraising marathon and will donate 100% of the profits to the Red Cross to aide in Hurricane Sandy relief. “This tragedy has national implications and affects all of us. Our staff will be donating their time along with their gratuities to raising funds for the hurricane relief [...]

Frozen by Carla Tomaso

Frozen by Carla Tomaso

Imagine Joan Crawford-turned-Frankenstein-reborn-as-Honey Boo Boo. Only then will you begin to understand the monster at the center of Frozen, the story of a woman who must reanimate her cryogenically frozen, narcissistic mother and raise her from childhood. Elizabeth is determined to re-raise horrible Helen to be the mom she deserves, but her mother-turned-daughter is worse [...]

Honoring Veterans

Honoring Veterans

Thirty narratives tell the story. In the Shadow of Greatness: Voices of Leadership, Sacrifice, and Service from America’s Longest War is a Los Angeles Times bestselling book written and edited primarily by graduates of the U.S. Naval Academy Class of 2002. The emphasis is personal stories of military veterans since the events of September 11th. [...]

Book Party at Little Flower

Book Party at Little Flower

Buttermilk pretzel rolls. Goddess salad. Brown-butter shortbread. If you have not been to Little Flower, the café on Pasadena’s western edge of Colorado Boulevard, then you have not been fortunate enough to try those creations. They, and many more just as beloved, are featured in owner/chef Christine Moore’s new cookbook, Little Flower: Recipes from the [...]

How You Can Celebrate Vulture Awareness Day

How You Can Celebrate Vulture Awareness Day

We’re guessing you were previously unaware that September 1 is Vulture Awareness Day. Now that you know, the question is: How can you mark the occasion? Although first you might wonder why you should mark it at all. We can answer that—or rather, the answer comes from Pasadenan Diane Lang, author of the new children’s [...]

Pasadena Gets Neurotic

Pasadena Gets Neurotic

J.D. Rothman never considered herself a helicopter mom; she says she was the one most likely to forget to pick up the carpool. But when her oldest son began the search for a college home, she couldn’t believe how crazy the whole thing had become since she went through it in the olden days, and [...]

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