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Rose Parade Pancakes

Rose Parade Pancakes

Pancakes and roses, anyone? First United Methodist Church Pasadena is hosting a Pancake Breakfast on Tuesday, January 1st, New Years Day, from 5:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m., just steps away from the Rose Parade. Located on the parade route, First Church will be serving two sausages, unlimited pancakes, a hot beverage and orange juice, all [...]

Supporting Boys Gymnastics

Supporting Boys Gymnastics

Trattoria Neapolis owner, Perry Vidalakis purchased poinsettias for his restaurant this holiday season from the boys team at Payke Gymnastics Academy in Alhambra to support their holiday fundraiser, which is used to defray costs for training, competition expenses, and gym enhancements. “We are pleased to support Payke’s boy’s team during this season of giving,” said [...]

Old Pasadena “Ride the Metro” Discounts

Old Pasadena “Ride the Metro” Discounts

It’s all about tie-ins these days. And this particular one can save you some money. The Old Pasadena Management District that promotes the businesses of this historic downtown have teamed up with the L.A. Metro. If you take the Gold Line to Memorial Park Station or Del Mar Station, show your valid TAP card, a [...]

Altadena’s 2012 Citizen of the Year—Michele Zack

Altadena’s 2012 Citizen of the Year—Michele Zack

From organizing the wonderful LitFest Pasadena fundraiser at the Mountain View Mausoleum, moderating an incredible panel, “History, Fiction…and Truth?” at the festival in Central Park, her incredible books Altadena: Between Wilderness and City and Southern California Story, her work as a local historian at the Huntington-USC Institute on California and the West (ICW), serving on [...]

Hail María

Hail María

Hometown Pasadena is happy to introduce a new category—Write Here—featuring poets and writers who are in some way (as residents, employees, or guest performers) connected to San Gabriel Valley. Some contributors will be well-known, while others we hope will become well-known. We’re eager to post the works of the published writer as well as the [...]

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 [...]

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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