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Coping with Cancer Care Costs

Coping with Cancer Care Costs

It is reported that “bankruptcies resulting from unpaid medical costs will affect nearly 2 million people this year—making health care the No. 1 cause of such filings.” (CNBC) In response to this crisis, Cancer Support Community-Pasadena is hosting a free workshop for cancer patients and their loved ones. The program provides a practical guide to [...]

Pasadena Senior Center Gala: Zest!

Pasadena Senior Center Gala: Zest!

“If you are lucky enough to be born with a fine life and have a good education, you ought to give back. If there is an organization worth your time, give one hundred percent.” These are the sentiments of Weta Mathies, who along with her husband Dr. Allen Mathies, will be honored at this October’s [...]

Foothill Unity Back to School Event

Foothill Unity Back to School Event

Seventy-seven percent of Foothill Unity Center’s clients are at or below the National Poverty Level. We began researching the NPL and found aspe.hhs.gov/poverty, which stands for Office of The Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Upon further reading, we found that “poverty thresholds” is the term used [...]

Fannie’s House: SGV Humane Society

Fannie’s House: SGV Humane Society

Why do us shelter dogs get such a bad rap?  It wasn’t my fault I didn’t have a home…I wasn’t a bad or destructive dog. If people haven’t noticed, times are tough out there. Our owners have to give us up when they can’t afford us anymore; they have to move away and can’t take [...]

Clean Out Your Art Supplies for Room 13

Clean Out Your Art Supplies for Room 13

Hopefully, you read our post a couple of weeks ago about art supplies needed for the new Room 13 for students at San Rafael Elementary School. Saturday, August 3rd is the last and Grand Receiving Day for donations and will also entail continuing clean-up. Clean out those closets, boxes, shelves, and bins. Help nurture the [...]

Cecile Richards at PPP&SGV Fall Benefit

Cecile Richards at PPP&SGV Fall Benefit

This may be a controversial post for those who don’t believe in “choice,” but our exposure to Planned Parenthood—in regard to annual check ups, health exams, and gynecological appointments—goes back decades and travels from coast to coast, so we are here to encourage those who support the work of Planned Parenthood to dig into their [...]

Looking For Art Supplies

Looking For Art Supplies

Placing art and creativity at the heart of learning. That is the driving force behind the concept of Room 13. In 1994, a group of students worked and opened their own art studio in Room 13, Caol Primary School, near Fort William, Scotland. Since then, Room 13 studios have popped up in South Africa, China, Nepal, Turkey, [...]

Free Sample Classes

Free Sample Classes

Every year the Pasadena Senior Center offers a full lineup of classes for people 50 and older, ranging from arts and computers to sewing and Zumba. Anyone can sample the classes by attending a free half-hour session, meet the instructors, and learn more about the course. All classes take place at the Pasadena Senior Center [...]

Sustainability Is the Answer

Sustainability Is the Answer

South Pasadena begins its summer concerts in the park this Sunday with the classic rock band The Answer. Before you start rockin’ out, you will have time to learn about sustainability and get green tips from San Gabriel Valley Energy Wise Partnership, Green Station, the Air Quality Management District, West Coast Arborists, TruGreen Landcare, Athens Services, [...]

Stepping Out for Worldly Wines

Stepping Out for Worldly Wines

It’s an evening of wine from around the world with hors d’oeuvres and auctions put on by Pasadena-Foothills Association of Realtors Charitable Foundation to be held at Il Fornaio. PFARCF is the charitable arm of the realty board. In 2011, they gave significant donations to charities such as Villa Esperanza Services, Women at Work, Rosemary [...]

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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