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16th Annual Renal Teen Prom

16th Annual Renal Teen Prom
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Lori Hartwell missed her prom “because she spent all her teenage years on dialysis.” Hartwell didn’t want that same fate to befall another teenager, so as president and founder of Renal Support Network (RSN) she dreamed up the Renal Teen Prom. On January 18th, the 16th Annual Renal Teen Prom will be held at the […]

The Kitchen Widow

The Kitchen Widow

New week, new possibilities. One gentle step at a time. This is the mantra of The Kitchen Widow, a web series created by Tembi Locke. “My life had a big cause. The cause was to keep the person I love so much alive as long as we can. And then, that mission ended.” Tembi’s husband […]

Arroyo Champions

Arroyo Champions

The Council of Arroyo Seco Organizations presents the 2014 Arroyo Verde Awards honoring “outstanding dedication” to “protecting and improving the Arroyo Seco during the past year.” On December 16th, a holiday party will be held and awards awarded at L.A. County Fire Camp 2, Hahamongna Watershed Park. A lifetime achievement award will be given to […]

Cecilia’s Day

Cecilia’s Day

At the age of two, Cecilia von Harz was diagnosed with stage 1 Wilms’ Tumor, which is a malignant tumor of the kidneys that typically occurs in children. Subsequently, her right kidney was removed, as well as a 2-pound tumor, followed by 20 weeks of chemotherapy. After six months of remission, on February 28, 2014, […]

Giving Tuesday, and More

Giving Tuesday, and More

Art as therapy. It’s not a new idea, but it continues to be a worthy idea as an emotional outlet, and for mental health and creative expression. Hathaway-Sycamores Child and Family Services offers therapeutic services at many area schools, right on campus. This year, students involved with these services at Pasadena’s Webster and Longfellow Elementary […]

Benefit Shopping

Benefit Shopping

Buying gifts for the holidays can be a tortuous event if we are already overworked, out of time, and exhausted. But as the holidays approach with Thanksgiving in our midst, quickly followed by Hanukkah, the Winter Solstice, Christmas, and Kwanzaa, we try to make sure we check our pace. So one day, we’ll park the […]

Repair Cafe at All Saints

Repair Cafe at All Saints

Would you like to slice through that tomato, that lemon, that roasted chicken like it’s butter on a spring day? Tired of sore muscles trying to find that exact angle with a  Sharpening Steel? At Repair Cafe on November 15th at All Saints, you can learn how to sharpen knives on a wet stone. You […]

Students Unlimited

Students Unlimited

The Asian and Pacific Islanders with Disabilities of California (APIDC) hosted its first awards ceremony at Cicada Restaurant in the historic Oviatt Building in downtown Los Angeles on October 25th. Former Secretary of Transportation Norman Mineta was honored with a lifetime achievement award for “his role in supporting the historic passage of the American with […]

The Trucks Are Coming

The Trucks Are Coming

As many as 400,000 double-bed, diesel belching monsters, clogging streets, creating noise, dust, pollution, destroying precious habitat and severely impacting recreational opportunities and our neighborhoods. Is this any way to manage a river? Do you feel this way? The sentiment above is from the Arroyo Seco Foundation‘s Save Hahamongna campaign. They announced that the L.A. County […]

Saving Libraries

Saving Libraries

According to Altadena Alliance… Since 1993, Altadena voters have overwhelmingly approved the parcel tax to counter crippling State cuts. We need a 2/3 majority to save our Altadena Libraries. If Measure A fails, we face slashed services and perhaps even closures. Help get out the vote. Keep our tradition alive. Keep our libraries open. In […]

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