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Pop Rock Cake: It’s All Yours

Pop Rock Cake: It’s All Yours

Charles Phoenix is many things: author, comedian, pop culture pundit, and…cuisine creator,…edible inventor,…nosh designer? At Galco’s 2nd Annual Summer Soda Tasting on July 22nd, which benefits the Friends of the Southwest Museum Coalition (FoSMC), Phoenix will unveil his latest test kitchen creation, a 7-layer soda pop rock cake, made with sodas and candies found at [...]

ACTS in Our Community

ACTS in Our Community

All Out Care, Inc. = ACTS It’s a thrift store and a Christian based nonprofit whose revenue solely benefits the Lake Avenue Community Foundation. LACF offers a tutoring program, mentoring of neighboring “at risk” youth, and strives to feed and cloth the homeless. ACTS thrift store recycles and sells electronics, donated clothing, and other usable [...]

Raise a Racquet

Raise a Racquet

Crohn’s Disease is one of the fastest growing “new” diseases out there. Whereas this inflammatory bowel disease used to hit people more in mid-life, for the last 15 years or so, the largest group of people affected has been teenagers. It can be a debilitating disease that withers away the body as it cannot absorb [...]

Unique Summer Digs

Unique Summer Digs

Not many 17-year-olds will be spending their summer in Northern Kenya learning the principles and field methods of paleoanthropology. But not every 17-year-old is Susanna Sabin. It is said that the remote Koobi Fora in Kenya is “the richest and most spectacular early hominid region in the world.” The Koobi Fora Field School was founded by [...]

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). [...]

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