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Mothers’ Club Family Learning Center

Mothers’ Club Family Learning Center

Established by a retired teacher and Quaker who saw the challenges faced by young, poor, isolated mothers in Northwest Pasadena, Mother’s Club is a lifeline for many local women. It combines a quality preschool for children with education and support for the mostly Latina moms, with classes in English, parenting skills, career planning, support for [...]

Cheek Swab = Free Mimosa

Cheek Swab = Free Mimosa

Altadena resident and blogger Susan Carrier, who recently had hip surgery, was lamenting that she can’t volunteer at any A3M bone marrow drives during her recovery. Since she can’t go to the drives, she’s decided to invite local residents (ages 18 to 60) to come to her to register for the National Bone Marrow Registry. At the [...]

E-Waste In, Energizer Bunny Out

E-Waste In, Energizer Bunny Out

With plug-in devices and rechargeable batteries, the Energizer Bunny may be meeting his end. But don’t trash those old-school AAs, allowing their chemicals to seep into the soil. Gather all your obsolete electronics (computers, stereos, clock radios, etc.) and bring them to the E-Waste Collection on Saturday, November 13.  It is free of charge and [...]

Get a Head Start on Holiday Shopping

Get a Head Start on Holiday Shopping

Brisket tacos and an easy way to get a jump on holiday shopping? Yep, it’s a win-win this weekend at an artisan boutique being hosted by the Pasadena Jewish Center & Temple. Look for an appearance by the hot new truck Takosher (we can personally vouch for the brisket tacos, and word is that the [...]

Convalescent Aid Society

Convalescent Aid Society

This wonderful group has been laboring in relative obscurity since 1923, and it’s trying to get the word out so more people will take advantage of its services. Its mission is to help people recover from illness and surgery in the comfort of their own homes, by providing the free loan of medical equipment: wheelchairs, [...]

Sprucing Up the Arroyo

Sprucing Up the Arroyo

Joni Mitchell was right, they paved paradise and put up a parking lot. Fortunately, the vast parking lots abutting the Arroyo Seco near the Rose Bowl have been mitigated by the restoration of much of the Arroyo Watershed, and for that we are grateful to many, especially the Arroyo Seco Foundation. If you ever use [...]

Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity

Our very own Extreme Home Makeover, this affiliate of the international organization has built more than 36 homes for deserving families right here in the San Gabriel Valley. And it’s also helped build houses from Mexico to Sri Lanka. Volunteer aid of every kind is put to excellent use, from making lunch for the construction [...]

Union Station Foundation

Union Station Foundation

Union Station serves Pasadena’s homeless, providing food, shelter, counseling, job-seeking help and much more. It runs several facilities, including the Adult Center on Raymond near Central Park; the Family Center, which serves homeless children and their parents; and Euclid Villa, a transitional facility for families striving to achieve stability. It always has a pressing need [...]

Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Domestic Violence Awareness Month

October is domestic violence awareness month. Foothill Family Service, a Pasadena-based organization providing counseling and social services since 1926, offers up two alarming statistics: — One in four California women experiences domestic violence in her lifetime — Boys who witness domestic violence as children are twice as likely to abuse their own partners when they become adults. [...]

10-10-10 Global Work Party

10-10-10 Global Work Party

They are calling it a Global Work Party, with emphasis on both “work” and “party.” From New Zealand to Uganda and all the way to Altadena, 6,227 Eco Fest events will take place in 185 different countries as environmental groups around the globe join forces to send a message to legislators about the climate crisis.  [...]

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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