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Walking for MS at the Rose Bowl

Walking for MS at the Rose Bowl

Looking to take a stroll or power walk this weekend? Why not do it in the name of multiple sclerosis? The National MS Society is hosting a day of events starting with a 5K walk around the Rose Bowl this Sunday, with opening ceremonies beginning at 9:30. Following the walk, the “finish festival” with have [...]

Glorious Gardens, Wolfgang & Brewskis

Glorious Gardens, Wolfgang & Brewskis

Step beyond the gates into five “glorious” gardens. Rest your tootsies for a spell at the historic estate Casa Ru in San Marino (the home of Clarisa Ru, event chair). Fill your belly with a Wolfgang Puck-catered lunch. Quench your thirst by tossing back a pint in the beer garden (offering handcrafted, locally produced brews). [...]

A Gift in the Guise of a Volunteer

A Gift in the Guise of a Volunteer

Green thumbs are not easy to come by. (We at HP can attest to killing cactus, even though we were told that couldn’t be done.) Creative visual splendor feeds our soul, and as such, Arlington Garden has become beloved to many in the community. But green thumbs don’t always share a trowel with financial acumen. Enter [...]

Mixing It Up for the Arts

Mixing It Up for the Arts

Wine, fruit, and a little cheese. Meeting, introducing, chatting, and laughing. Yes, this term is a throwback, but we’re talking about a good old-fashioned “mixer.” A “Friends of the Foothill Arts Collective Mixer” will be held Thursday, March 29th at the Woman’s City Club in the Edmund Blinn House (1905) listed on the National Register of Historic [...]

From Bagging Groceries to Needing Them

From Bagging Groceries to Needing Them

As much as The Powers That Be may be declaring that our economy is turning around, and many of us may be experiencing and benefiting from this upturn, one assertion we’ve heard lately is that it’s not just the lower class and working poor who have been needing help. More and more often, it’s those [...]

Cycling for the Fallen—It’s an Honor

Cycling for the Fallen—It’s an Honor

It was a training exercise. Location: Burro Canyon, a shooting park in Azusa. It was June 14, 2011. Kevin Sandoval was a 3-year veteran of the South Pasadena Police Department. At some point during the day, he lost consciousness, fell to the ground, and hit his head. He passed away later that afternoon. He was [...]

Burgers for Buses

Burgers for Buses

How does it feel, growing up in the care of an aunt or grandparent? How does it feel knowing your mother or father is living their life behind bars? How do they even maintain a bond with an incarcerated parent? One way is through a program called Get On The Bus, founded by Sister Suzanne [...]

It’s All Harmony & Halos at the Gala

It’s All Harmony & Halos at the Gala

For 3,600 people in our environs, the existence of a cancer support community is nothing to take lightly. Fighting a potentially fatal disease tosses the patient and their loved ones onto a roller coaster that has no definitive end. Community support can be a life-line. To help raise revenue for free support groups, educational workshops, [...]

Feeding the Head, Heart & Hands

Feeding the Head, Heart & Hands

Folk artist, permaculture garden designer; teaching in Nairobi, Costa Rica, China, and Kenya; award-nominee and artist-in-residence. It’s a helluva a diverse resumé, but this has been the life of Leigh Adams, who will be the featured speaker this Tuesday, the 21st for “Coffee Talks” sponsored by the United Nations Association of the USA, Pasadena/Foothills Chapter. [...]

“Honey, Did You Take Out the Trash?

“Honey, Did You Take Out the Trash?

Some people actually make the conscious decision to toss an empty wrapper onto the ground, or carelessly throw an empty soda can out the car window. Unfortunately, trash dumping is currently happening on Canyon Crest Road overlooking Millard Canyon in Altadena. This Sunday, the Arroyo Seco Foundation plans on tackling that situation up close and personal. [...]

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