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Domestic Violence Collection Drive

Domestic Violence Collection Drive
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For the month of October, the 12th Annual Domestic Violence Collection Drive, an annual project of Congresswoman Judy Chu and Kaiser Permanente Baldwin Park Medical Center, is sharing knowledge, encouraging participation, and garnering resources—all with the “goal of empowering survivors of domestic violence and bringing hope to those in need.” Congresswoman Chu is joined by […]

“Ladies Night Out” Goes to Carnivale

“Ladies Night Out” Goes to Carnivale

We’re grateful to Vicki Laidig for sharing her thoughts on Cancer Support Community Pasadena… CSCP is such an important resource for people who are going through cancer treatment. It even offers support for their children and caregivers. CSCP provides a unique community of social and emotional support where people can meet others who are facing similar […]

Kickoff to Demolition

Kickoff to Demolition

The public is invited to the kickoff event as the Desiderio Project gets into the swing of things—like demolishing. A 5.17-acre parcel is the location of a former U. S. Army Reserve Center. Just below the lovely Colorado Street Bridge and yards from the Arroyo Seco is a not-so-lovely paved area, a fence with barbed […]

Back to School Angels

Back to School Angels

The concept of philanthropy and the implementation of ideas can never be taught at too young of an age. When we teach by example—from theory to hands-on doing—philanthropy becomes second nature for life. To help kids understand the need and positive effects of caring for others, Five Acres has launched the Junior Philanthropy Network, “an […]

Backpack Kickback

Backpack Kickback

Whether a child’s eager to learn to read and write and about to enter kindergarten or a teenager is worrying more about wardrobe than her upcoming Honors Chemistry class, going back to school in August or September can be a cause for anxiety and stress—before the school year has even begun. Flintridge Bookstore is looking […]

Wiggle Your Waggle 2015

Wiggle Your Waggle 2015

As of this writing, 271 animals—cats, dogs, bunnies, hamsters, snakes, guinea pigs, turtles, and a cockatiel—are being sheltered at the Pasadena Humane Society. They’ve been welcomed, cleaned, checked by a vet, fed, housed, and pampered. This is what the Humane Society does, twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year, every […]

Free Mulch!

Free Mulch!

Mulch is the answer! Not completely, but it’s a wonderful means for retaining moisture in the soil, controlling weeds, and even giving a finishing touch to a lawn. Julie Gutierrez, Pasadena Assistant City Manager, explains that “by mulching and re-purposing tree trimmings from Pasadena street trees, we divert material from our landfill and reduce carbon […]

An Evening with Star Chefs

An Evening with Star Chefs

An evening of fine wines and exotic beers to go along with “tastings of the finest dishes from some of the best chefs in L. A.,” followed by a sit-down “lite fare” catered by Cynthia Brooks Distinctive Catering. This “Evening with Star Chefs” includes a silent and live auction, and the jazz sounds of Nina […]

Pet CPR Training

Pet CPR Training

Dog + Manities (from humanity) = Dogmanities. Dogmanities: “The branches of learning that investigates dog + human relationship constructs and concerns.” So say the folks at Dogmanities.com. Dogmanities offers consultations about pet facts, resources, and dog-at-work possibilities. It offers workshops and programs on dog fitness, mind-body wellness, “stumpers n rumpers” canine massage, pet loss and […]

Taste of Summer: Rosé Soiree

Taste of Summer: Rosé Soiree

One little bite at Ración consists of milk-poached asparagus, black garlic and wild mushroom butter. We’re already salivating. How about crispy pork belly, dark chocolate, puffed wheat berries and citrus? Or txuleta (natural prime rib eye) with blistered peppers? We can only hope that these might be on Chef Teresa Montano of Ración’s menu when […]

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