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Smoking Ban Outside Pasadena Public Libraries Gets Initial Nod from City Council

The Pasadena City Council approved on first reading a proposed ordinance that will ban smoking on the grounds of all the city’s 10 public libraries during the Council’s  Dec. 15 meeting. The ordinance will expand the scope of the city’s Tobacco Use Prevention Ordinance (Chapter 8.78 of the Pasadena Municipal Code) that requires smokers to remain at least 20 feet away from entrances and exits…

Special Olympics World Games Host Town South Pasadena Set to Hold Reception

Following its official announcement on November 12 that South Pasadena was selected to participate in the Special Olympics World Games Host Town program from July 21 – 24, 2015, the Local Organizing Committee got busy.…

Santa and Local Police Bring Holiday Cheer to the Children in Pasadena

The Pasadena Police Air Operations Section and the Foothill Air Support Team (FAST) held their 9th annual Christmas Toy Drive (Operation Polar Wind) on December 16, 2014. Police Chief Phillip L. Sanchez escorted Santa Clause…

US Forest Service to “Keep it Wild” with Historic Mule Pack Trains

U.S. Forest Service rangers, firefighters and volunteers will take to Colorado Boulevard for the 126th Rose Parade in Pasadena on January 1. The agency celebrated its centennial a decade ago with a Rose Parade entry…

Los Angeles Company Verifi Provides Hillsides with Snow-Filled Winter Carnival

Los Angeles-headquartered company Verifi threw a winter carnival for the children of Hillsides on the Pasadena campus that included a sledding hill, petting zoo, and obstacle course. Here, left to right: are Tony Wootton, SVP,…

Friday, December 19

Tradition and Fun to Mix in Lake Avenue Church’s Christmas Party, Posada

  Enjoy the traditional Posada, a fun piñata and a tasty Pozole during Lake Avenue Church’s Christmas party and holiday celebration on Friday, December 19,…

Friday, December 19

Day One’s Cherishing Children Event Brings Smiles to Hundreds of Local Youth

On Friday, December 19th, 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., come hear the sounds of children giddy with laughter as they throw snow balls, form snow…

Sunday, December 21

All Saints Church Will Welcome Christmas Day with “A Ceremony of Carols”

All Saints Church will close the advent season and celebrate the upcoming Christmas day with its Advent Evensong, a service of evening prayers, psalms and canticles, on…

Sunday, December 21

Local Author Nat Read at All Saints Rector’s Forum

Public relations practitioner, author and stand-up comic Nat Read will speak on “Santa Claus Is an Episcopalian” in the Rector’s Forum at All Saints Church…

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Muir BSU Hosts Forum on Police and Race

In line with the nationwide outcry over the killing of African-American males by police officers in Ferguson, MO, New York City and elsewhere the John Muir High School Black Student Union (BSU) organized a forum to address interactions between police and minority communities. A capacity crowd of students and faculty filled the Frank R. Walkup Library on the Muir campus for a panel discussion with the Pasadena Police Department’s two top-ranking officers, Chief Phillip Sanchez and Deputy Chief Darryl Qualls. The panel also included Pasadena NAACP president Gary Moody, attorney Joe Hopkins, Muir history teacher Manuel Rustin and Muir senior…

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