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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 [...]

Memorial for the Unknown

Memorial for the Unknown

Did you know Lurch? He died alone. On a bench. Right here in Pasadena. How about Tom, who died next to a dumpster at a pharmacy? These are just two out of the 50 local homeless people who died in 2011, and 50 out of the thousands nationwide who die each year from illness, exposure [...]

A Gift of the Artisan

A Gift of the Artisan

This holiday season, as we wait for an uptick in the economy, people have thought of helping by buying from their local, independently-owned shops. Ten Thousand Villages is offering a “three-fer” to sweeten the deal. Buy a gift from their local store (#1) that supports fair trade practices and artisans from around the world (#2), [...]

Senior Center Giving Thanks for Thanksgiving

Senior Center Giving Thanks for Thanksgiving

A turkey feast with all the trimmings. Be welcomed and treated like royalty. This Thanksgiving, the Pasadena Senior Center will once again be offering a feast, continuing its tradition of doing all the cooking and the cleaning up. The menu includes roasted turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, seasonal vegetable, salads, beverages and desserts. All these delicious victuals will [...]

Shopping for Schools

Shopping for Schools

Holiday shopping just got easier. The Assistance League of Pasadena is raising money for Operation School Bell, which every year provides school uniforms, underclothes, shoes and an age-appropriate book for more than 1,300 elementary school students in the Pasadena Unified School District. ALP will be raising the money from what many people consider their favorite [...]

Joy, Smiles & Adopt-a-Family: Sign Up Now!

Joy, Smiles & Adopt-a-Family: Sign Up Now!

The deadline: this Thursday, November 11th. Foothill Family Services is once again offering its Adopt-a-Family program to bring relief, smiles, and a large dose of holiday cheer to families who only see the upcoming holidays as a daunting mountain of impossibilities. FFS was founded more than 85 years ago and has programs that include mental [...]

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