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Pasadena Arts Organizations Among the Recipients of $4.5 Million in Los Angeles County Grants

Thirteen arts organizations based in Pasadena are getting a total of $456,000 in funding from the Los Angeles County Arts Commission within the next two years in support of programs and activities that promote arts awareness and provide cultural services to the diverse population of the county. The funding support is part of the commission’s Organizational Grant Program (OGP) awarding a total of $4,518,000 to…

Candy for a Cause – Benefiting Hathaway-Sycamores

(L-R): On hand for the event were Randy Pura, Ventana Vineyards, Hathaway-Sycamores CEO Debbie Manners, Sugarfina manager Tina Ohanessian and Rob Myers, Executive Vice President of Development for Hathaway-Sycamores. Hathaway-Sycamores supporters turned out on Thursday,…

Five Acres Receives Impressive Grant from The Ahmanson Foundation

Five Acres announces today it has been awarded a generous grant from The Ahmanson Foundation in support of renovations planned for 2015-2016, including flooring repairs and refinishing, carpeting and exterior and interior repainting of the…

Foothill Transit Donates AD Space to the American Cancer Society

The American Cancer Society Relay For Life has gotten a boost from Foothill Transit in the San Gabriel Valley through a donation of advertising space on 330 buses and 5 transit stores. The ads began…

South Pasadena Firefighters Donate $1,000 to Burn Victims

South Pasadena Fire Department officials handed a $1,000 check to the Firefighters Quest for Burn Survivors organization last week. The 2015 Quest Rally took place from June 8-12 with a mission to raise awareness about…

Foothill Family Service Celebrates Teen Family Services Class of 2015 Graduates

Previous graduates of Foothill Teen Family Services For pregnant and parenting teens, celebrating a high school graduation can be a luxury rather than an expectation.…

Los Altos Auxiliary Installs 2015/2016 Officers and New Members

Los Altos new board (l-r): Jennifer Herzer, Sandi Mellin, Karen Sarian, Sue Perry, Beatrice Harendza, Michelle Listo, Laura Campobasso, Laurie Rodli, Carol DeFond Los Altos…

Gamma Zeta Boule Foundation Presents Scholarships at the LAMP Mentor Program Luncheon

(left to right): Jerome Lisk, MD, Gamma Zeta Boule Foundation, Michael Allen, Cameron Henderson, Carlo Taglioretti, Annika Lars, Kyle Leufroy, Evan Monroe, John W. Jones,…

Student Sleepover at Waldorf School Raises Over $3,300 for Union Station Homeless Services

USHS and Waldorf 8th Grade class On May 29, 2015, the entire 8th Grade class of Pasadena Waldorf School turned one of the school’s annual…

Boys & Girls Club of Pasadena Announces Passing of Former CEO Rachel Estrada

Rachel Estrada (File Photo) The Boys & Girls Club of Pasadena has announced the passing of its former President and CEO Rachel Estrada. Estrada, who stepped down from her position in February, died peacefully at her home on May 22 following an illness. Estrada began her career at the Boys & Girls Club in 2004 as Director of Program Development. In 2005 she was named Vice President of Business Affairs, a post she held until September 2010 when she was named President and CEO of the nonprofit. Roberta Martinez, local author and activist, wrote that Estrada “was warm, loved to…

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