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A Taste of Art

A Taste of Art

Gale Kohl, owner of the eponymous Gale’s Restaurant on Fair Oaks, and her friends have put together a quietly remarkable fundraising night, A Taste of Art, for the past  few years. The warm and bustling restaurant is transformed overnight into an art gallery, with dozens of works for sale at eminently reasonable prices. The parking lot [...]

Free Breast Cancer Seminars

Free Breast Cancer Seminars

A panel of four doctors from USC Norris Cancer Hospital will be speaking at free breast cancer seminars at the Glendale Hilton on June 2 and and the Pasadena Sheraton on June 9. Each panel will include a surgical oncologist, a medical oncologist, a mammography radiologist and a specialist in plastic and reconstructive surgery. In [...]

Grace Center

Grace Center

A homegrown organization founded in 1996, Grace Center provides shelter, food, legal services and other aid (bilingual) to abused women and children in the San Gabriel Valley. It needs a lot of volunteer aid: courtroom translators, legal advocates, organizers of donated clothing and food, office workers, people who are good with children, even gardeners to [...]

On This Farm You’ll Have Some Fun

On This Farm You’ll Have Some Fun

Put on your overalls and grab your wellies; Danny’s Farm is having a Barnyard Benefit this Saturday. Located high in Altadena, Danny’s Farm was inspired by a young man named Danny Gott, who has an incredible fondness for animals as well as autism.His parents, former Dodger pitcher Jim Gott and his wife, Cathy, created this [...]

E-waste and Hazmat Drop Off

E-waste and Hazmat Drop Off

All that paint thinner, all those dead batteries you have lying around? Another Godzilla waiting to happen. Spare Los Angeles that fate by disposing of your toxic junk at an official L.A. County Department of Public Works Household Hazardous Waste Roundup, like the one in Altadena this Saturday. A quick break down of what you [...]

Show Mom You Love Her by Cleaning Up the Arroyo

Show Mom You Love Her by Cleaning Up the Arroyo

This Saturday is the annual big cleanup of the Los Angeles River and its tributaries, including the Arroyo Seco. Friends of the LA River have organized cleanups at 14 locations; our local one is being handled by the Arroyo Seco Foundation, with sponsorship from Whole Foods. The location is a lovely stretch of the lower Arroyo [...]

Boulder Road Home Tour With Trimmings

Boulder Road Home Tour With Trimmings

Ready for some lookie-looing, bake sale goodies, floral arrangements and live music? This Sunday head for “Altadena Rocks on Boulder Road,” an estate home tour with block-party extras. The tour, a fundraiser put on by the Altadena Guild of the Huntington Memorial Hospital, benefits the Huntington Medical Research Institutes. The action centers on Boulder Road, [...]

Treepeople of the World, Unite!

Treepeople of the World, Unite!

Earth Day has come and gone — did you plant a tree? I sure didn’t. No, I chose instead to indulge in a grand festival of paper products. If you, too, want to atone, or are just in a tree-planting mood, consider joining up this weekend with Sue Stranger, owner of La Cañada’s own Adobe, [...]

Style Uncorked

Style Uncorked

Wine, food, jazz and fashion are the focus of this year’s big fundraiser for Planned Parenthood Pasadena and San Gabriel Valley. Called Style Uncorked, the party is happening Friday night at an undisclosed Pasadena location (buy a ticket and find out). Proceeds will fund myriad health education programs sponsored by PPPSGV for 23 local communities, [...]

Prom Dresses for All

Prom Dresses for All

Three cheers for Victoria Williams and Nicole Sandoz, members of the Junior League of Pasadena‘s Done in a Day Committee, who took the lead in a drive to collect barely used gowns for girls who dream of attending their senior prom but can’t afford the hundreds of dollars to outfit themselves. The two Junior Leaguers [...]

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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