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Honoring Our Military

Honoring Our Military

Memorial Day is a day that America—as a nation—remembers the men and women who have served in the armed forces. It’s a day to reflect on the job they have done; the months and years they have given; the physical, mental and emotional injuries they have had to endure; and the ultimate sacrifice so many [...]

A License Plate for the Arts

A License Plate for the Arts

The drive: sell one million ARTSPL8 license plates. The goal: to generate $40 million every year for “arts education and local arts programs for children, schools, and communities—in every county across the entire state” of California. The program: “Create a State: the Million Plates Drive.” This is the marketing campaign “conceived, designed, and produced” by [...]

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer

The American Cancer Society is working towards a world with more birthdays. More birthdays for women who are fighting breast cancer. This is exemplified by their Making Strides event, a 5-mile walk this Sunday, May 6th at Lacy Park. “The Making Strides event is not a race; it is a celebration of survivorship, an occasion [...]

Housing & Homelessness

Housing & Homelessness

Not unlike the rest of the country, Pasadena comes up against the issues of affordable housing and homelessness. This Wednesday, April 18, an expert panel will discuss and examine “the issues and controversies surrounding affordable housing and how it relates to homelessness.” Yudie Fishman, co-chair of the Social Action Committee of Pasadena Jewish Temple & [...]

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 [...]

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