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“Cheer on the Boys in Blue” Hathaway-Sycamores Fundraiser

“Cheer on the Boys in Blue” Hathaway-Sycamores Fundraiser

We once had the opportunity to work on a Bud Light commercial in Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego. Three days of night shoots. As the craftservice person for the main talent, we were rather over-the-moon because he primary talent was none other than Joe Namath. We admit to a bit of “fangirling,” but remained professional [...]

Sip & Munch for Big Cats

Sip & Munch for Big Cats

“In 1986, we saw an ad in the popular Recycler that read ‘Idaho Cougar, 6 weeks, male, $600.’ We were lucky to have a friend with a zookeeper’s license, a large piece of land and a safe, sturdy enclosure. We had lots of animal experience including previous mentorships with big cat and wolf trainers under [...]

Paco’s for Foothill

Paco’s for Foothill

Christina Karagias states that when she was growing up, the restaurant was called La Pinata. She also says, “I had always wanted to buy it, and in 1996, my goal came true.” Christina is owner of Paco’s Mexican Restaurant in Arcadia and she says that half of her current staff is the original staff from [...]

Making Real Change

Making Real Change

On August 13th, Pasadena Mayor Bill Bogaard will unveil a meter. Why so special? This so-called meter is a new “donation meter” for collecting spare change, the proceeds of which will help fund homes for the homeless. Small change as well as credit card donations will be accepted “through (these) uniquely designed meters.” Beginning at 11 [...]

Jr. League of Pasadena

Jr. League of Pasadena

Love volunteering? Training? Taking action? Helping women reach their potential? The Junior League of Pasadena holds an open house on August 9th where interested parties may meet current members, ask questions, learn about volunteer projects run in partnership with local nonprofits. Some projects “focus on girls’ health and wellness, art education in Pasadena schools, family [...]

Pesky Red Swamp Crayfish

Pesky Red Swamp Crayfish

There are a lot of acronyms involved in this story, like MRT, OBA, and NPS. These are the “big dogs” behind 5 Pasadena students, and many other volunteers, who have been making their way to Malibu in order to restore a balanced environment. It seems Malibu Creek has been overrun with non-native crayfish, specifically the Red [...]

Isidore’s E-Waste Collection

Isidore’s E-Waste Collection

Don’t know what to do with that outdated cell phone; Dad’s old Dell PC; the half a dozen chargers that no longer fit any device in your home; or need to unload that clunky, seemingly 350-pound CRT TV embarrassment that you can’t wait to replace with an ultra HD 4K, 55-inch LED? Well, you’re in luck. [...]

Free Pet Adoption!

Free Pet Adoption!

Official Press Release: The Pasadena Humane Society is teaming up with Assemblymembers Chris Holden (D-Pasadena), Ed Chau (D–Monterey Park), and Mike Gatto (D-Los Angeles) to host the biggest free pet adoption event of the year in the San Gabriel Valley. On Tuesday, July 8, 2014, the Pasadena Humane Society will open its doors for a community adoption event [...]

Free in July at PSC & “Thanks for the Memories”

Free in July at PSC & “Thanks for the Memories”

The Pasadena Senior Center is above and beyond what one would imagine a senior center to be. It’s not housed in a run down, depressing building along a side street; the ol’ folk out of site, out of mind. The Pasadena Senior Center is new-ish (extensive renovations were completed in 1998) and it has lovely [...]

Dog Days of Summer

Dog Days of Summer

In Greek mythology, Canis Major represented about six different dogs, as far as we can count. From being the dog Laelaps, which was a gift from Zeus to Europa, or the hound of Procris (Diana’s nymph), or the canine given by Aurora to Cephalus, “so famed for its speed that Zeus elevated it to the sky” [...]

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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