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Operation Santa

Operation Santa

The Pasadena Jaycees are gearing up for Santa. For 78 years, letters have been received and read, toy drives have been organized, funds raised, houses mapped out, and on Christmas, Eve Santa and Mrs. Claus visit children with gifts in hand. For Operation Santa to be a success, volunteers are needed. Every Tuesday and Thursday [...]

The Spot Gourmet’s Golden Turkey

The Spot Gourmet’s Golden Turkey

For every take out order placed from November 1st through December 1st, The Spot Gourmet, a Glendale caterer, will be donating $5 to the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank. TSG has already pledged $1,000 (which will provide 4,000 meals) to their “Take Out Hunger” drive. For Thanksgiving, The Spot Gourmet offers a traditional menu as well [...]

Jason Lezak & Rosemary Children’s Services

Jason Lezak & Rosemary Children’s Services

“There’s rosemary, that’s for remembrance; pray you, love, remembers.” That is Ophelia speaking to Hamlet. Her words inspired Mrs. Emma Spear and her fellow Pasadena Shakespeare Club women in 1920 to name their shelter program for teenage girls Rosemary Children’s Services. RCS has grown in the last 92 years from a small home that accomodated [...]

“Go Public” Kickstarter

“Go Public” Kickstarter

Hopefully by now, most people have heard of Pasadena’s Go Public project initiated by Dawn and James O’Keeffe. This past Spring, they organized hundreds of volunteers to shoot 50 films—”A Day in the Life of an American School District”—all in one day. After conquering the towering hurdle of editing, the films have now been seen 14,200 [...]

Sons of Anarchy with One Heart

Sons of Anarchy with One Heart

“When Sons of Anarchy finished filming Season 4, my wife and I went to Tanzania to visit our daughter who was working as Education Director of the school (One Heart Source). There we found our daughter happily living in a mud hut, teaching elementary school students, and fluently speaking Swahili. No electricity, no running water—but [...]

Getcha Pancakes!

Getcha Pancakes!

This coming Saturday at Farnsworth Park in Altadena, the Fork Foundation is hosting a free breakfast with enough pancakes, they proclaim, to “feed the entire city and beyond.” In return for free pancakes, founders Philip Coombes (Teles Properties) and Ken Marshall (Coffee Gallery Backstage) are asking attendees to bring non-perishable food items, which will be [...]

Mumbo Gumbo by Beltran

Mumbo Gumbo by Beltran

What seems more appropriate for a back lot location than to feast on “finger-slinging” seasoned shrimp, to smell the aroma of “pot-loads” of Louisiana gumbo, and to let your body move to the beats of Wrek N Sow and Lisa Haley & the Zydecats? This Sunday (it’s a busy weekend; plan carefully ’cause there are [...]

Celebrating Children

Celebrating Children

What does it take to care for a community? How about some Lawry’s seasoning salt and a couple of windshields and canopies? Translation: the Frank family, owners of Lawry’s Foods, Inc., and Oswald “Ozzie” Llamas of Llamas Plastics. The local branch of the nonprofit Hathaway-Sycamores is holding its awards reception on Thursday, September 20th, honoring [...]

Grateful for Scarves

Grateful for Scarves

Scarves and Hats. Knitted and crocheted. Operation Gratitude. The goal: bring a smile, lift morale, express appreciation. Every year, Operation Gratitude sends 100,000 care packages to U.S. service members serving in hostile territories—and also to their children who are home without them, as well as to wounded veterans and first responders. For the month of [...]

Revving Up His Harley

Revving Up His Harley

He rode from Mexico to Canada—over 1,400 miles—in a mere 24 hours. He’s a member of the Iron Butt Association. He’s a Pasadena resident, a father of five, and a senior partner at Deasy/Penner & Partners real estate firm. Meet Roland Wilhelm. On Friday, August 3rd, Wilhelm plans to sit astride his beloved 2011 Harley Davidson [...]

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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