Giving Back
New Culinary Apprenticeship Program at Hillsides Pasadena Teaches Skills in the Kitchen, and in Life

Raw ingredients blended the right way, with some care and attention, can make a beautiful, new creation. In the Culinary Apprenticeship program at Hillsides, students have discovered that also applies to life. The culinary students are learning from some of the best chefs in Pasadena and the new pilot program may give these former foster youths a new and exciting career. Ranging in ages from…

Caltech and Seismic Study Partners Awarded $12.5 Million Grant to Advance ShakeAlert System

ShakeAlert System Flow Chart photo courtesy USGS The California Institute of Technology (Caltech) in Pasadena and six other universities, plus a university-governed nonprofit, will receive a total award of more than $12.5 million from the…

Twenty Local Kids ‘Shop With A Cop’ for School Essentials Friday, Courtesy of Pasadena Rotary

They came. They shopped. They dropped… $100 each at Target. For the fifth time in as many years, Pasadena Rotary Club’s “Shop with a Cop” day boosted the retailer’s bottom line and both the spirits…

Founders of Brighton Collectibles, Terri and Jerry Kohl Make $7 Million Donation to Huntington Hospital Heart and Vascular Center

There is relief for people who considered that over the years they may have spent too much money on Brighton Collectibles charms and accessories. Terri and Jerry Kohl, the founders of the popular jewelry and…

Pasadena Community Foundation’s Bonnie Baha Memorial Scholarship Awards $10,000 to USC Graduate Student

Crystal Guerrero, a Los Angeles resident pursuing a Master of Science in Finance at the Gordon S. Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California, was recently awarded the $10,000 Bonnie Baha Memorial…

Pasadena Police “Officer of the Year” Aims to Build Students’ Confidence One Backpack at a Time

Pasadena Police Park Safety Specialist Michelle White  – named the Department’s “Officer of the Year” even though, strictly speaking, she is not a sworn officer…

Dedicated D’Veal Family and Youth Services Holds Celebratory Open House Today

D’Veal Family and Youth Services provides a range of behavioral healthcare and early intervention services to families in the Los Angeles area. The hard-working group…

Pasadena Showcase House for the Arts To Hold Prospective Members Reception

Outgoing Pasadena Showcase House for the Arts President Dana Prettyman Marevich in June handed over the gavel, responsibilities and honor to an enthusiastic Vikki Sung…

Union Station Homeless Services Names Sarah Tower as Chief Program Officer

Union Station Homeless Services announced today that it has appointed Sarah Tower as Chief Program Officer, effective immediately. Tower formerly held the position of Director…

La Canada Presbyterian Church’s Parent Ed Gives Back with Donation to Local Non-profit

LCPC Parent Education Board members donated 10% of proceeds to Door of Hope - From L to R: Dorothy Chen, Stephanie Ferguson, Maggie Mason, Ashley Barrett, Angela Shepherd-Isagholian, Daniela Kim, Barbara Stratte, Lynne Graves, Betsy Farhat, Darby Pearson, Charlotte Miller A Pasadena organization was the recipient of a gift from the La Cañada Presbyterian Church’s (LCPC’s) Parent Education Program. LCPC’s Volunteer Board donated 10% of its anniversary fundraising proceeds, $4,619 in total, to Door of Hope, a local non-profit organization serving homeless families. Parent Education Board Chair Maggie Mason represented the Board during a tour of Door of Hope saying,…

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