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Christmas Tree & Poinsettia Sales to Benefit PUSD

Christmas Tree & Poinsettia Sales to Benefit PUSD

Text of press release from PUSD. Two Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD) schools will be spreading holiday cheer while raising money for a good cause over the next few weeks. John Muir High School Boys’ Basketball and Pep Squad are selling Christmas trees and wreaths and Norma Coombs Alternative School is selling poinsettias. John Muir […]

Free ACA Enrollment & Legal Assistance

Free ACA Enrollment & Legal Assistance

We all know what a bumpy path it’s been with the roll-out of the Affordable Care Act. Tuesday, November 19th, the Pasadena Chamber of Commerce and the Los Angeles Association of Health Underwriters (LAAHU) are looking to smooth that path by hosting an enrollment fair at Pasadena City College. Initially, attendees will hear a ten-minute […]

Buy a Fir & Help a Shelter

Buy a Fir & Help a Shelter

St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Altadena is offering Noble, Grand, and Douglas Firs for your holiday festivities. Heights range from four feet to ten feet, but what distinguishes one kind from another? Here’s their breakdown: Douglas Fir: The major Christmas tree species used in the Pacific Northwest since the 1920s. Nationally, it still remains as […]

Volunteer on Christmas Tree Lane

Volunteer on Christmas Tree Lane

The street is wide and straight uphill. The 128-year-old Deodars loom overhead five-stories high, closing ranks and blocking out the stars. It’s Christmas Tree Lane in Altadena and it’s time to string the lights. Every Saturday and Sunday until December 15th, join neighbors and friends to put up lights. Arriving for a 9 a.m. start […]

Bamboo Socks? They’re Snapz

Bamboo Socks? They’re Snapz

“My mom assigned me the weekly chore of folding clothes but I hate sorting socks,” says Jacob. “They all look the same and it takes too long to sort through. Is the sock black or blue? Striped or solid? And when I talked to my friends and their parents, nobody likes sorting and folding socks.” […]

Alice Sebold at Red Hen with Champagne

Alice Sebold at Red Hen with Champagne

Alice Sebold, author of the international bestseller The Lovely Bones will join Charles Yu and C.D. Wright at the 19th anniversary party for Pasadena’s own Red Hen Press. The three acclaimed authors will do readings of their work and Brendan Constantine will emcee the event in the Westin Pasadena’s Fountain Ballroom on November 10th. On […]

Healing Blue

Healing Blue

“Soulful femininity” is how the L.A. Times describes Healing Blue, a production “inspired by the stories of seven women and their fight against breast cancer,” playing at Lineage Performing Arts Center on October 20th. The proceeds from Healing Blue will benefit The Foundation for Living Beauty,  empowering “women to reduce their cancer risk and increase their self-esteem, […]

Pasablanca!

Pasablanca!

The economy is still not what it was pre-2008, though many sources speak of a struggling—or even horrific—economy going back as far as 2003. For those women and men in Greater Los Angeles and the San Gabriel Valley, Women at Work has become a proven resource. They offer career guidance, job search support groups, and […]

Jack Black & Celebrity Charity Poker

Jack Black & Celebrity Charity Poker

Can you beat Jack Black? Black and Kyle Gass of Tenacious D are leading the charge and the Annual Celebrity Poker Texas Hold-Em Tournament to benefit RSN (Renal Support Network) on November 2nd. The Beat the Odds event will help people with kidney disease receive “nonmedical services to those affected by chronic kidney disease…developing their […]

Get Bald!

Get Bald!

More than 175,000 children are diagnosed with cancer each year. According to Wil Dee, Managing Partner of Haven Gastropub +Brewery, “only 4 percent of all federal cancer research (is) dedicated to pediatric cancer research.” As the month of September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, on Saturday, September 28th, HGB is teaming up with St. Baldrick’s Foundation […]

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