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Giving Tuesday, and More

Giving Tuesday, and More

Art as therapy. It’s not a new idea, but it continues to be a worthy idea as an emotional outlet, and for mental health and creative expression. Hathaway-Sycamores Child and Family Services offers therapeutic services at many area schools, right on campus. This year, students involved with these services at Pasadena’s Webster and Longfellow Elementary [...]

Benefit Shopping

Benefit Shopping

Buying gifts for the holidays can be a tortuous event if we are already overworked, out of time, and exhausted. But as the holidays approach with Thanksgiving in our midst, quickly followed by Hanukkah, the Winter Solstice, Christmas, and Kwanzaa, we try to make sure we check our pace. So one day, we’ll park the [...]

Repair Cafe at All Saints

Repair Cafe at All Saints

Would you like to slice through that tomato, that lemon, that roasted chicken like it’s butter on a spring day? Tired of sore muscles trying to find that exact angle with a  Sharpening Steel? At Repair Cafe on November 15th at All Saints, you can learn how to sharpen knives on a wet stone. You [...]

Students Unlimited

Students Unlimited

The Asian and Pacific Islanders with Disabilities of California (APIDC) hosted its first awards ceremony at Cicada Restaurant in the historic Oviatt Building in downtown Los Angeles on October 25th. Former Secretary of Transportation Norman Mineta was honored with a lifetime achievement award for “his role in supporting the historic passage of the American with [...]

The Trucks Are Coming

The Trucks Are Coming

As many as 400,000 double-bed, diesel belching monsters, clogging streets, creating noise, dust, pollution, destroying precious habitat and severely impacting recreational opportunities and our neighborhoods. Is this any way to manage a river? Do you feel this way? The sentiment above is from the Arroyo Seco Foundation‘s Save Hahamongna campaign. They announced that the L.A. County [...]

Saving Libraries

Saving Libraries

According to Altadena Alliance… Since 1993, Altadena voters have overwhelmingly approved the parcel tax to counter crippling State cuts. We need a 2/3 majority to save our Altadena Libraries. If Measure A fails, we face slashed services and perhaps even closures. Help get out the vote. Keep our tradition alive. Keep our libraries open. In [...]

Week Without Violence

Week Without Violence

Nearly 20 years ago, YWCA USA created “Week Without Violence” in order to “mobilize people in communities across the United States to take action against all forms of violence, wherever it occurs” (YWCA.org). Eliminating racism, empowering women. Week Without Violence is this week, October 13th-18th, with events, workshops, screenings, and social get-togethers organized by YWCA [...]

Gooden’s Chalk For Peace

Gooden’s Chalk For Peace

On September 25th, one hundred-twenty Gooden School students became “artful ambassadors for peace.” The students used chalk as their medium and pavement as their canvas as they created artworks reflecting their visions of peace for themselves, others and the world. “Peace feels like a warm hug,” said a third-grader. “Peace sounds like sizzling bacon,” said [...]

Honoring the Fallen

Honoring the Fallen

Some of you may know that I serve on the Citizen Support Group for the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Center in Pasadena—2nd Battalion, 23rd Marine Regiment, commonly known as 2/23. The center will be open to the public Thursday, Oct. 2, at 5 p.m. for the dedication of a memorial to fallen U.S. Marines who made the ultimate [...]

Don’t Throw Out the Bathwater

Don’t Throw Out the Bathwater

(Official text) Interested in learning how to install your own simple greywater irrigation system? Greywater Corps offers a greywater class and hands-on workshop on Saturday, October 4th, where you will learn all about greywater and then participate in installing a laundry-to-landscape system, converting a washing machine to safe, legal greywater use. This type of system may [...]

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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