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“Beauty Bites Beast” IMPACT Workshop

“Beauty Bites Beast” IMPACT Workshop
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Everyone from grandma to little Audrey can learn self-defense skills. Women’s City Club of Pasadena member and personal safety advocate Ellen Snortland presents “Beauty Bites Beast” IMPACT Personal Safety Self-Defense Workshop on April 20. This is a 3-hour, hands-on class that “gives students a comprehensive taste of our training,” Snortland explains. You will work on […]

Hoopla! A Novel Tea

Hoopla! A Novel Tea

On March 20th and 21st, Hoopla!, owned by local stalwarts Lori and Scott Webster, will be celebrating their first anniversary at the store’s “new” location on Fair Oaks Avenue. The festivities begin Friday at 3 p.m. with one of life’s most lovely ingredients: food. Olimila Gourmet Emporium is a family business in Studio City, founded […]

The Safety Godmothers

The Safety Godmothers

I wanted a fairy godmother when I was a young Cinderella. A fairy godmother has your happiness in mind. But fairies are hard to find. But now we have The Safety Godmothers, Ellen Snortland and Lisa Gaeta, who have our safety in mind. Their book, The Safety Godmothers: The ABCs of Awareness, Boundaries and Confidence […]

Smile! Or Bite Me!

Smile! Or Bite Me!

I would like to do my part to wipeout a most obnoxious behavior. I hope I speak for a lot of you. I am talking about nipping those folks in the bud who feel obliged to tell complete strangers to “Smile!” It usually happens to me in grocery stores. I have occasionally gotten it in […]

Ellen Snortland & Gloria Gartz

Ellen Snortland & Gloria Gartz

The Women’s City Club of Pasadena was founded 70 years ago by Gloria Gartz who also donated the historic Blinn House to the cause. Gloria Gartz proved herself to be a catalyst of community contributions in Southern California, in particular in the Pasadena community. Ms. Gartz, was an Altadena native, daughter to A.F. Gartz, a […]

Nine Christmas Tree Lightings, Neighborhood Lights & Events

Nine Christmas Tree Lightings, Neighborhood Lights & Events

Trees are lighting up! 21st Annual Atwater Village Tree Lighting Thursday, Dec. 5th, 6 p.m. Lighting up the 80 ft. tall, 50-year-old CA Redwood Children’s choirs from various schools, Santa, treats, crafts & snow Wells Fargo parking lot, 3250 Glendale Blvd. AtwaterChamber.org Pasadena Mayor’s Holiday Tree Lighting Thursday, Dec. 5th, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Pas. City Hall, […]

Local Authors at Webster’s in Altadena

Local Authors at Webster’s in Altadena

“No matter if you are sick, tired, unemployed, had a bad day or are even angry, your dog will love you. “That’s why I made Luke, the Dog, the narrator of this story.” So explains Carol McKibben, author of Luke’s Tale: A Story of Unconditional Love who will be a part of this Saturday’s “Authors […]

Women in Networking

Women in Networking

Besides being a Pasadena Weekly columnist and having her one woman show Now That She’s Gone, Ellen Snortland is a goodwill ambassador for the National Women’s History Project, which began in 1980 and successfully lobbied Congress to designate March as National Women’s History Month. To celebrate her-story and our stories, we found the following poem […]

Now That She’s Gone

Now That She’s Gone

The Coffee Gallery in Altadena is busy on this Saturday afternoon, filled with the young, middle-aged, and beyond; with Latinos, African Americans, and Caucasians; with mismatching tables and chairs. I like it. I buy a Hammerhead—a shot of espresso that can be mixed with coffee, which does rather jolt me awake after a morning of […]

Dear Abby, Ellen & Fred

Dear Abby, Ellen & Fred

In honor of the 2nd officially recognized Fred Korematsu Day Pasadena and, in his words, to highlight that “even in times of crisis, we must guard against prejudice and keep uppermost our commitment to law and justice,” Ellen Snortland shares a camp story. Back in the 1970’s, I rented my home in McArthur Park to a […]

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