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Trade In Your Old Lawn Mowers for New Environment-Friendly Models

Pasadena-area residents will be able to trade in their used gas-powered lawn mowers in exchange of getting environmentally friendly, cordless battery-electric models with up to 75 percent discount. The South Coast Air Quality Management District will open the registration for its 12th Lawn Mower Exchange Program on Wednesday, April 16. About 4,000 new lawn mowers ...


LA’s Skid Row Kids Get A Refreshing “Spring Break” When Choctal Single-Source Premium Ice Cream Scoops at Union Recue Mission

Most things kids take for granted—a Spring Break holiday at sunny locale for example—are foreign concepts to the kids who live in shelters along LA’s Skid Row. However, on Wednesday, April 16, they’ll be treated to an Ice Cream Break at the Union Rescue Mission when the Choctál team arrives armed with gallons of its ...


Get Tips on Improving SAT, ACT Scores at Central Library

An educator will provide students with tips on how to prepare and score high on their SAT or ACT during a lecture at the Pasadena Central Library on Wednesday, April 16, at 6:00 p.m. The workshop will be facilitated by Jacob Kantor, school relations manager at C2 Education, a network of personal tutoring services and ...


Villa Esperanza Services Lights It Up Blue for Autism Awareness

On April 2, Villa Esperanza Services will celebrate Light It Up Blue in commemoration of World Autism Awareness Day. The annual event kicks-off Autism Awareness Month to help raise global awareness about the disorder. In honor of this day, many landmarks and buildings throughout the world as well as hundreds of thousands of homes and ...


Tomorrow: Wine Tasting/Food Sampling to Kick Off Celebration of Extended Hours at Pasadena Senior Center

The Pasadena Senior Center, 85 E. Holly St., will extend its weekday hours of operation from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. beginning Monday, April 14. New programs will be added to fill the extended weekday schedule, including cooking, swing dancing, Pilates, tai chi, beginning and advanced billiards, monthly wine and food tasting, film, meditation/relaxation and ...


Summer Youth Job Deadline Extended

The deadline for local youths to submit an application for this year’s Summer Rose Youth program has been extended, according to Mercy Santoro, director of Human Services and Recreation. Interested youths 18 and over, may now submit applications to the front desk at Villa-Parke Community Center, 363 East Villa Street, from 2:00 to 6:00 p.m., ...


Pasadena Presbyterian Church’s Good Friday Concert Features Bach’s “Passion According to St. John”

  Pasadena Presbyterian Church’s 17th annual Good Friday Devotional Concert will feature a performance of J.S. Bach’s “Passion According to St. John” on Friday, April 18, at 7:30 p.m. in the church’s sanctuary at 585 E. Colorado Blvd. (corner of Madison Ave.) in the Playhouse District of downtown Pasadena. Timothy Howard will conduct the Kirk ...


Pasadena City College Foundation Hosted 2014 Grants Reception

The Pasadena City College Foundation held its 2014 Grants Reception on Friday, April 11th. The event, which was held at the University Club in Pasadena, CA, celebrated the awarding of $59,683 in grant awards for innovation and academic excellence. “The Grants program of the PCC Foundation is our way of making a positive impact on ...


Flores Pitches Well, But Irvine Tops PCC Baseball, 5-3

  Freshman reliever John Flores took advantage of his first start on the hill this season Tuesday, but his efforts couldn’t stop the Pasadena City College baseball team from coming up short against visiting Irvine Valley, 5-3, in a non-conference game. The contest was played at Brookside Park’s Jackie Robinson Memorial Field and appropriately on ...


Parsons Toastmasters to Honor Earthquake Expert Dr. Lucy Jones

Parsons Toastmasters will honor Dr. Lucy Jones, Science Advisor for Risk Reduction at the U.S. Geological Survey in Pasadena, at its 40th Anniversary celebration on Tuesday, April 22, 2014, The event will be held from 11:45 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Parsons’ Pasadena corporate headquarters, located at 100 West Walnut Street. The event is by ...


SR-710 North Freeway Study Environmental Impact Report Release Delayed

Metro today announced Tuesday that release of the draft environmental impact report/environmental impact statement (EIR/EIS) for the State Route 710 North Study will be delayed. Metro is working with Caltrans on a revised schedule and will make an announcement as soon as it is confirmed. Metro had hoped to release the draft environmental documents this ...


Pasadena Car Wash Becomes First to Unionize in Los Angeles County

  A Pasadena car wash has become the first to unionize in Los Angeles County, labor groups and city officials said at a press conference Tuesday. “I am told that we are the first Latino-owned union car wash and that fills my heart with a lot of pride,” said Robert Villanueva, co-owner of High Performance Detailing. ...


City’s Human Services and Recreation Department “Goes Hawaiian”

The City’s Human Services and Recreation Department is “going Hawaiian” with a festive community benefit event to help raise funds for its Adaptive Recreation Program for children and adults with disabilities. The registration deadline for the Hawaiian-themed “Aloha Fun for Everyone” event is Monday, April 28, 2014. Registration fee is $35 per person. Additional donations ...


Leaders of Various Church Groups to Speak at HRock’s 20th Anniversary Conference

HRock church in Pasadena will celebrate its 20th year anniversary through a four-day conference to be led by world-renowned church leaders from Tuesday, April 22, through Friday, April 25. The Revival Alliance Conference, themed “Celebrating 20 Years of God’s Goodness and His Presence,” will be hosted by HRock senior pastors Che and Sue Ahn. The ...