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Repair at Pas. Humane Society

Repair at Pas. Humane Society

Tinkers and tailors, experts and the hobbyist. Repair Cafe. Do you have a faulty toaster or a blender that screeches instead of purées? Have a favorite necklace that’s broken clasp keeps it trapped despondently in your jewelry box? Do you grumble when you have to cut tomatoes, sawing back and forth with a dull knife on the fruit’s resistant [...]

“My Dog Is Home”

“My Dog Is Home”

“My name is Brigitte ______. I am downtown on skid row. This is my service girl Nubian. She has me because I have issues. I hate to say it, downtown is the only place where you can come and get assistance once you’ve been put in a position where you become homeless. “Thirteen years ago, I [...]

Local Museums Get a Blue Star

Local Museums Get a Blue Star

Once again, Pasadena Museum of History is joining more than 2,000 museums across the nation to illustrate their appreciation for “those who serve” through the Blue Star Museums program—offering free admission to active duty military personnel and their families from May 26th through Labor Day, September 1st. Upon showing an active military ID, service men and women, and [...]

Parti Gras

Parti Gras

For this year’s gala, the South Pasadena Educational Foundation is upping the ante. The venue: Arroyo Seco Golf Course. Close your eyes and imagine Paris; imagine harder and you’ll see the sweeping the lawns of Versailles. (No? Help yourself to another complimentary cocktail.) The cuisine: Twenty-two local eateries, such as Charlie’s Trio (the name honors the grandfather, father and son [...]

New England-Style Clambake

New England-Style Clambake

Beneath the half a dozen yoga pants you have in a bureau drawer, you know there’s hidden some Underhill patch madras shorts that will clash—but preppy-match—your green whale ribbon belt (you might even have the matching headband). Or in your closet, on the last hangar, hidden behind the Helmut Lang’s draped sleeveless crepe top and Michael Kors’ [...]

D.U.D.E.S.

D.U.D.E.S.

What’s it take to make a playground feel like new? D.U.D.E.S., of course. Dads Uniting Dads in Education and Service was started in 2012 by six dads in South Pasadena. Their aim was to focus their energies  and do things. Take action and do things that would improve the educational resources for the kids in [...]

World Book Night with Shakespeare

World Book Night with Shakespeare

As mentioned in last week’s post about World Book Night, the California Shakespeare Ensemble—who has been partnering with Pasadena LEARNS—spent the evening of April 23rd with John Muir High School students who have joined the after school Drama club. HP:  What was the idea behind your involvement with World Book Night and the John Muir [...]

Mail Trucks Full of Food

Mail Trucks Full of Food

Clients may pick up a grocery cart full of food, sized for each family. Food is distributed six times a week. Homebound seniors and disabled clients receive food packages in eleven different cities. One hundred-fifty to 180 bag lunches that are substantial enough to last two days are distributed to the homeless or people who [...]

Tadashi Shoji & Norman Rockwell

Tadashi Shoji & Norman Rockwell

Ever hitched a ride in a blimp? Room for two is available on the Goodyear blimp, if your price is right. You can also snag four tickets to tour of battleship USS Iowa docked in San Pedro, get Rose Parade grand stand seats, or go on a wine tasting tour at Le Vigne Winery in [...]

Heroes in the Shadows

Heroes in the Shadows

Of the estimated 4,444 homeless individuals in San Gabriel Valley, twelve percent or 533 of them have been identified as Veterans. Within this latter group, a rising number of them are recently released Veterans. In response, Joe Leal, an Iraq combat veteran, founded The Vet Hunters Project. He “is shedding light on a population that [...]

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Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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