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Free Mulch!

Free Mulch!
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Mulch is the answer! Not completely, but it’s a wonderful means for retaining moisture in the soil, controlling weeds, and even giving a finishing touch to a lawn. Julie Gutierrez, Pasadena Assistant City Manager, explains that “by mulching and re-purposing tree trimmings from Pasadena street trees, we divert material from our landfill and reduce carbon […]

An Evening with Star Chefs

An Evening with Star Chefs

An evening of fine wines and exotic beers to go along with “tastings of the finest dishes from some of the best chefs in L. A.,” followed by a sit-down “lite fare” catered by Cynthia Brooks Distinctive Catering. This “Evening with Star Chefs” includes a silent and live auction, and the jazz sounds of Nina […]

Pet CPR Training

Pet CPR Training

Dog + Manities (from humanity) = Dogmanities. Dogmanities: “The branches of learning that investigates dog + human relationship constructs and concerns.” So say the folks at Dogmanities.com. Dogmanities offers consultations about pet facts, resources, and dog-at-work possibilities. It offers workshops and programs on dog fitness, mind-body wellness, “stumpers n rumpers” canine massage, pet loss and […]

Taste of Summer: Rosé Soiree

Taste of Summer: Rosé Soiree

One little bite at Ración consists of milk-poached asparagus, black garlic and wild mushroom butter. We’re already salivating. How about crispy pork belly, dark chocolate, puffed wheat berries and citrus? Or txuleta (natural prime rib eye) with blistered peppers? We can only hope that these might be on Chef Teresa Montano of Ración’s menu when […]

Bark for Life, Relay for Life

Bark for Life, Relay for Life

Unconditional love; it’s not easy to find. Luckily, our world has dogs. Canine companions demonstrate unconditional love, joy, security, compassion, and no judgments of cancer survivors abilities or appearances. Canine Caregivers are Canine Companions, Guide Dogs, Service Dogs, Rescue Dogs, Therapy Dogs, Police Dogs, Cancer Survivor Dogs, and Diagnostic Dogs, who with their owners, are […]

Disaster Preparedness: Do You Have a Ham?

Disaster Preparedness: Do You Have a Ham?

Thanks to the Pasadena Radio Club (W6KA) for the following information… When the 7.8 magnitude earthquake devastated parts of Nepal on April 25th, Amateur Radio provided communication for responders working in remote regions and served to help locate missing people and report casualties. That spirit of public service is why members of the Pasadena Radio […]

Help Out, We’re in a Drought

Help Out, We’re in a Drought

Assemblymember Chris Holden, in partner ship with Kidspace Museum, is leading a community meeting about conserving water and learning ways “to outsmart the drought.” Live demonstrations and practical advice will be available from JPL’s Chief Earth Scientist Dr. Duane Waliser, Chief Deputy Director Caren Trgovcich of the California State Water Resources Control Board, and a […]

Friends of the Library Book Sale

Friends of the Library Book Sale

A book sale is not what we would consider a traditional “good deed,” but upon reflection Friends of the Pasadena Public Library is a “good deed” entity. Its mission is to help fund library programs, special services, and cultural events—from summer reading clubs for children, author events, movies, and a reading fair to the community-wide […]

“Divorce Options” Workshop

“Divorce Options” Workshop

She’s been described as tactful, inspiring, and empowering by Scott Yonehiro of First Security Lending. Ria Severance is an executive development consultant at EDC and is a certified mediator and licensed psychotherapist On June 9th, she’ll be participating in a Pasadena Collaborative Divorce (PCD) free workshop at Pasadena Central Library. How does one preserve respect—for […]

Fundraising Art Party

Fundraising Art Party

Avenue 50 Studio in Highland Park is an art complex, a venue for all sorts of get-togethers: exhibits, group shows, readings, lectures, open mic nights, live music, classical guitar workshops, and photography workshops. Last November, Avenue 50 acquired a large space within the building where the gallery currently exists: “Avenue 50 Studio has expanded, and […]

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