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Rockin’ for the Homeless 5k

Rockin’ for the Homeless 5k
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Not everyone will consider running a 5 kilometer route the makings of a rockin’ good time, but how about a walk? It’s the 2nd annual Rockin’ for the Homeless 5k, and it’s a run or walk. Could even be a stroll. There’s even a kiddie dash and all participants, of every age, are encouraged to […]

“My Dog Is Home”

“My Dog Is Home”

“My name is Brigitte ______. I am downtown on skid row. This is my service girl Nubian. She has me because I have issues. I hate to say it, downtown is the only place where you can come and get assistance once you’ve been put in a position where you become homeless. “Thirteen years ago, I […]

“Homeless” Campers

“Homeless” Campers

ABC News anchor Phillip Palmer will kick off “Teens Camp Out to Stamp Out Homelessness” on Friday, April 4th. Polytechnic Middle School students and their families plan to camp out on the school campus, taking part in “activities that will offer new insights on homelessness and poverty, and inspire the next generation to make a […]

Eating Greek: Pasadena Greek Fest

Eating Greek: Pasadena Greek Fest

Did you know that some actively producing olive trees in Greece were planted over seven hundred years ago—in the thirteenth century? You may not be surprised  that 7% of the marble produced in the world comes from the Hellenic Republic, but did you know that Greece is the leading producer of sea sponges? Greece also […]

Shoe Drive & Walk for Peace

Shoe Drive & Walk for Peace

In order for the world to become peaceful, people must become more peaceful.…It always comes back to the things so many of us wish to avoid: working to improve ourselves. (Pilgrim, 1992, p.102) These are the words of Peace Pilgrim, nèe Mildred Lisette Norman, who by the time of her death in 1981 had walked […]

Have Surplus Backyard Fruit?

Have Surplus Backyard Fruit?

The Arroyo Timebank’s Neighborhood Fruit Picking Project is here to help harvest your fruit. For anyone who would like to donate their extra backyard or garden fruit or produce to local food banks, Arroyo Timebank members will come by and harvest away. All fruits and produce will be distributed whole, made into juice, or included […]

Housing & Homelessness

Housing & Homelessness

Not unlike the rest of the country, Pasadena comes up against the issues of affordable housing and homelessness. This Wednesday, April 18, an expert panel will discuss and examine “the issues and controversies surrounding affordable housing and how it relates to homelessness.” Yudie Fishman, co-chair of the Social Action Committee of Pasadena Jewish Temple & […]

From Bagging Groceries to Needing Them

From Bagging Groceries to Needing Them

As much as The Powers That Be may be declaring that our economy is turning around, and many of us may be experiencing and benefiting from this upturn, one assertion we’ve heard lately is that it’s not just the lower class and working poor who have been needing help. More and more often, it’s those […]

This Isn’t B of A

This Isn’t B of A

With the arrival of ATM cards, some of us haven’t seen the inside of a bank in years. At the automated tellers, there’s not even a need for deposit slips; you can insert fifty checks at a time or fifty bills; zip in, zip out. You can hardly count a trip to the bank as […]

Riding the Rails: Using the Metro

Riding the Rails: Using the Metro

The Gold Line First built in 2003, and expanded more recently, the Gold Line connects East L.A. to Pasadena, with stops in Boyle Heights, Little Tokyo, Union Station, Lincoln Heights, Highland Park, South Pasadena and Old Pasadena, among others. The northeastern terminus is currently Sierra Madre Villa in east Pasadena, although there is hope to […]

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