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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 [...]

Naughty or Nice? Giveaways & Savings

Naughty or Nice? Giveaways & Savings

It’s down to the wire. There are only 7 days until Christmas. How’s that list coming? Still stuck on that brother-in-law who only seems to barbecue and watch Dodger games? Parents who are at the age where there’s no more room on any shelf for another knickknack and they constantly say, “Oh, honey, I’m just [...]

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 [...]

Thoughts

Thoughts

This holiday season, I am reminded even more of the importance of exercising compassion and empathy. I shouldn’t have to be homeless to imagine the bitterness of winter temperatures for those who have no roof over their heads and no bed with fluffy pillows and a down comforter to keep them warm at night. I don’t [...]

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 [...]

Pasadena Heritage Legacy Walking Tour

Pasadena Heritage Legacy Walking Tour

Pasadena Heritage wants to show you how “Pasadena developed from a simple Indiana farm colony to the wealthiest resort community in the United States during the 1920s.” Four walking tours will be offered on Sunday, December 30th. The “Old Pasadena Walking Tour” will delve into the town’s Victorian past amongst smaller streets and alleyways, as [...]

For the Holidays: Jordi & CO

For the Holidays: Jordi & CO

Thinking about the holidays can elicit images of easy laughter, loving hugs, good wine, and delicious food. It can also create heartburn, knots in your shoulders, and the desire to retire to bed at 10 a.m. One possible “out” for the latter would be to hire yourself a holiday decorator and party planner. This month’s [...]

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 [...]

Fancy That! Twains, Twains!

Fancy That! Twains, Twains!

If trains on train tracks, whistles, quaint houses and stores, little people and dogs, and with everything dressed up for the holidays grabs your fancy and turns you into a little boy or girl, head over to Fancy That! on Mission in San Marino. Ask Jim to flip the switch, setting off two sets of [...]

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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