Good Deeds


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. [...]

Ya Gotta Love Lucy

Ya Gotta Love Lucy

A redhead who was one of a kind. An American original. Her work will go down in the annals of TV and comedic history. We’re talking about Lucille Ball and one of America’s most popular TV shows,  I Love Lucy. This Saturday, the Greenway Arts Alliance will host a special performance of  “I Love Lucy” [...]

Dinners from the Heart

Dinners from the Heart

The idea is “eat out locally, help out locally.” On the evenings of February 28th, 29th and March 1st, dozens of popular local restaurants are donating dinners to the Hathaway-Sycamores’ annual “Dinners from the Heart” event. How it works: choose your favorite restaurant (it’s got to be on their extensive list), make your reservation through [...]

Jazz for the ALS Angels

Jazz for the ALS Angels

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis. This degenerative motor neuron disease that effects more than 30,000 Americans (5,600 are diagnosed each year) is more commonly known as ALS or Lou Gehrig’s Disease. Research for new treatments is ongoing and the fight to eradicate it is continuous. This Sunday, First United Methodist Church Pasadena is hosting a jazz concert and [...]

Oh, Arroyo, We Love You So…

Oh, Arroyo, We Love You So…

From hiking the trails, walking the dog(s), running the paths, navigating through the new landscape of fallen trees after The Windstorm, to strolling and chatting with a friend or walking solo at sundown to catch the settling of the day, the Arroyo feels like our Arroyo, something personal and meaningful. In that spirit, the Arroyo [...]

Paths to the Future

Paths to the Future

It feels like America may be heading towards a system we’ve only known to exist in Europe or Asia; schools establishing programs that lead their students on the path to a particular career. The concept here stretches beyond the directing of some students towards higher study and others towards technical schools. It’s a “pathway” system [...]

Toys Are a Spark of Love

Toys Are a Spark of Love

Christmas morning and no gifts under the tree? Unfortunately, far too many children will experience just this scenario on Christmas morning, the day many of us will be celebrating with family, engulfed in wrapping paper, and opening boxes filled with wonderful surprises—expressions of the love that is all around us. What brings meaning to the [...]

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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