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TOR Gives Back $98,000 to Community

TOR Gives Back $98,000 to Community

A little known fact of Pasadena’s New Year’s Day parade-and-football machine is that they give back a considerable amount of money to our local non-profit organizations each year. Last week the Tournament of Roses Foundation announced this year’s grants – a total of $98,000 – to a mix of 25 civic, educational and cultural organizations [...]

Altadena Foothills Conservancy

Altadena Foothills Conservancy

As development has encroached upon the foothills, this conservancy was born to help preserve open land and historic structures, as well as fight for access to long-established hiking trails. It has helped a neighborhood create a “pocket oak” area and is now working to create a pocket park at Woodbury and Marengo, as well as [...]

PanaKids at Jones

PanaKids at Jones

As if you needed an excuse to head to Pasadena’s coolest coffee joint, Jones Coffee Roasters, now you have an altruistic reason. On Sunday, May 22, it’s hosting a fundraiser for the PanaKids Biliteracy Program, the brainchild and Chuck and Mireya Jones’ daughter, Alison Jones Kelly. Kelly is a bilingual/multicultural teacher who began her career [...]

Kids in the Kitchen

Kids in the Kitchen

It’s not easy to get kids off of Count Chocula and Twizzlers, but the Junior League of Pasadena is aiming to do just that—by playing up how tasty (and fun) “real” food can be. On Saturday it’s hosting a free event at the Armory that will bring the farm-to-table message to kids, especially those from [...]

Lights, Camera, Altadena!

Lights, Camera, Altadena!

See those film and catering trucks lining the streets? It’s pilot season once again. Altadena has been the home of many famous film and television locations – from Beverly Hills, 90210 to Curb Your Enthusiam. With the increase in filming in Altadena, a minor glitch has been uncovered: how to keep Altadena “film-friendly?” Unlike neighboring [...]

Making Strides at Lacy Park

Making Strides at Lacy Park

On Sunday, the American Cancer Society will be hosting the “Making Strides Against Breast Cancer” walk at Lacy Park in San Marino. The nationally acclaimed walk is returning for its second year and is open to all ages. It’s also free, although the point is to raise money, so the hope is that you’ll get [...]

Thousand Hearts Japan Relief Concert

Thousand Hearts Japan Relief Concert

This weekend, the Pasadena Civic Auditorium is hosting a benefit concert to raise money for the Iwate, Miyagi and Fukushima prefectures of Japan, which are suffering from the devastation of last month’s tsunami and earthquake. The musical evening will feature groups Hiroshima, Quest Crew and Curd as well as performances by Paul Dateh, Terry Steele and chef [...]

El Centro de Accion Social

El Centro de Accion Social

El Centro is another of Pasadena’s several fine organizations dedicated to educating low-income kids, via after-school tutoring (held at La Pintoresca Library, Jefferson Elementary and its colorful center in Central Park), youth leadership groups at John Muir High and  and a strong, bilingual summer school for kids from kindergarten through high school; it also runs [...]

Local Photographer Gives to Japan

Local Photographer Gives to Japan

Pasadena photographer John Nelson has family in Japan, and his memories of visiting them and his ties to the people there have inspired him to take action. So he is selling prints from his image archives and donating all the proceeds to relief efforts. Nelson says, “All of my visits there were always marked by warm, welcoming [...]

Hillsides

Hillsides

A safe and nurturing haven for children from dangerous and/or troubled homes, Hillsides is a peaceful seventeen-acre residential facility, school and resource center. Its specialty is helping emotionally disturbed children improve their coping, social and academic skills, and it’s one of few places that help find housing, work and schooling for newly emancipated foster kids, [...]

Gooden Open House Saturday, January 11

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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