Community News
Community Unites to Feed Thousands in Need at Union Station Homeless Services’ Annual Dinners-in-the-Park

It’s a deeply beloved tradition in Pasadena: each Thanksgiving and Christmas, more than 850 volunteers of all ages – adorned with hair nets, aprons and plastic gloves – lovingly serve turkey with stuffing, green bean casserole, mashed potatoes and pie to those less fortunate in Pasadena’s Central Park. The tradition known as Dinner-in-the-Park began in 1972 when a group of local volunteers organized a free…

Hillsides Holiday Adopt-A-Family Program Aims to Help 80 Families

Last May, the Galvan family lost its apartment and was homeless for months. Mom Mary, a single mother, works at a minimum wage job to support her three daughters, ages 6, 10, and 12. The…

Tournament of Roses Celebrates 126th Rose Parade Theme “Inspiring Stories” with New Social Media Campaign

© Tournament of Roses The Tournament of Roses has officially launched its #RoseParade #Inspiring Stories social media campaign for the 2015 Rose Parade presented by Honda. This year’s parade theme, “Inspiring Stories,” encourages everyone to…

South Pasadena to Open Doors as Host Town for Special Olympics World Games

South Pasadena announced today that the community has been officially selected to participate in the Special Olympics World Games Host program from July 21- 24, 2015. Before the Special Olympics World Games begin on July…

AbilityFirst Camp Paivika in San Bernardino Mountains Available for Organizational and Private Events

AbilityFirst Camp Paivika in the San Bernardino Mountains at Crestline is available for organizational and private events during their off-season in 2015. Normally used for overnight summer and winter/spring programs for children and adults with…

Thursday, January 01

Chevron Giving Away $25K in Promotional Cards in the Game Day Chef Challenge

Chevron announces the launch of its Game Day Chef Challenge, a cooking contest in which football fans and foodies submit their go-to game day recipe…

Saturday, January 10

New Opera Company for Pasadena

Dana Sadava (l) a former engineer and a working conductor co-founded Pasadena Opera with Indre Viskontas (r) who is a neuroscientist and working soprano. Pasadena…

Friday, January 23

Hart Park Senior Center Announces Excursions for December 2014 and January 2015

Los Angeles Central Library (l) and The Mission Inn Aerial view (r) Come take a trip with the Hart Park House Senior Center as we…

Click for more

Community Will Unite to Feed Thousands at Union Station’s Annual Dinners-in-the-Park

It is a deeply beloved tradition in Pasadena. Every Thanksgiving, more than 850 volunteers of all ages – adorned with hair nets, aprons and plastic gloves – lovingly serve turkey with stuffing, green bean casserole, mashed potatoes and pie to those less fortunate in Pasadena’s Central Park. The tradition known as Dinner-in-the-Park began in 1972 when a group of local volunteers organized a free holiday meal to feed homeless and poor people in the community. More than four decades later, Union Station Homeless Service continues to organize the annual meal as an expression of compassion and care for those who…

More Stories