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Back to School Angels

Back to School Angels
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The concept of philanthropy and the implementation of ideas can never be taught at too young of an age. When we teach by example—from theory to hands-on doing—philanthropy becomes second nature for life. To help kids understand the need and positive effects of caring for others, Five Acres has launched the Junior Philanthropy Network, “an […]

Backpack Kickback

Backpack Kickback

Whether a child’s eager to learn to read and write and about to enter kindergarten or a teenager is worrying more about wardrobe than her upcoming Honors Chemistry class, going back to school in August or September can be a cause for anxiety and stress—before the school year has even begun. Flintridge Bookstore is looking […]

Wiggle Your Waggle 2015

Wiggle Your Waggle 2015

As of this writing, 271 animals—cats, dogs, bunnies, hamsters, snakes, guinea pigs, turtles, and a cockatiel—are being sheltered at the Pasadena Humane Society. They’ve been welcomed, cleaned, checked by a vet, fed, housed, and pampered. This is what the Humane Society does, twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year, every […]

Free Mulch!

Free Mulch!

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 […]

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