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Boys and Girls Club of Pasadena Collaborates with UC System to Help Young Club Members

The Boys and Girls Club of Pasadena announced this week that it is taking part in a pilot program that will equip its members with resources that will help them get into University of California schools. The partnership, which is between the club and the UC system, will begin with a program that involved three clubs across California — Pasadena, San Francisco and Merced, according…

Pasadena’s Original Mexican Restaurant, Mijares, Donates Portion of Sales to Ronald McDonald House for Families In Need

Mijares Mexican Restaurant gave back to the community it has been serving for 96 years by donating a portion of food and bar sales on Monday this week,  supporting the Pasadena Ronald McDonald house and…

Dr. Lynn Mehl Named 2016-2017 President of Pasadena Showcase House for the Arts

Dr. Lynn Mehl Pasadena Showcase House for the Arts (PSHA), which supports local music education with one of the nation’s oldest and most successful house and garden tours, is delighted to announce that Dr. Lynn…

Pasadena’s Hathaway-Sycamores “Celebrates Children” with Western Theme Gala Saturday Night

Hathaway-Sycamores held their eighth annual Celebrating Children event at the Gene Autry Museum on Saturday night. The event recognized Renée LaBran for her service to Hathaway-Sycamores and commitment to improving the lives of children. She has…

Beauty School Comandeers Police Department’s Briefing Room, Gives Back in Honor of 9/11 Remembrance Week

Free haircuts are one way Paul Mitchell The School of Pasadena decided to give back to the men and women of the Pasadena Police Department in honor of 9/11 and to celebrate the school’s one…

Four Siblings in Foster Care Beat the Odds to Find a Loving, Stable Home Together

The Alvarados provided a home for four siblings in foster care so the children could stay together. The Alvarados’ home is filled with the voices…

Lions Club International Commissions $100k Rose Parade Float, Biggest to Date for Club

Phoenix Decorating’s President/CEO Chris Lofthouse holds an artist's rendering of the proposed Lions Club International Rose Parade float designed for the 2017 Rose Parade at…

Former Child in Foster Care Gives to Children of Hillsides Where She Once Lived

Lucy Garabedian (l) and Stephanie Castillo (r) The holidays may seem far away, but one woman, Stephanie Castillo, is already planning ahead. Last year, she…

Pasadena’s East West Bank Donates $50,000 to Firefighters Association in Wake of Blue Cut Fire

Pasadena headquartered East West Bank announced last week it made a donation of $50,000 to the San Bernardino County Firefighters Association to support the Blue…

Pasadena Service FCU Helps Area Police Departments Raise Awareness of — and Funds to Fight Against Breast Cancer

A Pasadena-based credit union is selling pink patches to promote the Pink Patch Project, a breast cancer fundraiser that has several Los Angeles County police departments collaborating to raise awareness. Pasadena Service Federal Credit Union, which also strives to help the communities it serves by providing lessons in financial literacy and planning for citizens, will support the joint efforts of the police departments by promoting and selling commemorative $10 pink patches and then donating all of the proceedings toward breast cancer research, according to Rhonda Newborg, PSFCU’s Vice President of Member Services. Though the Pasadena Police Department itself is not…

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