Neighborhood News


“Not Exactly Cooperstown” to Screen at Pasadena International Film Fest

Jon Leonoudakis’s documentary on the Baseball Reliquary, “Not Exactly Cooperstown,” will be screened at the first Pasadena International Film Festival, February 12-16, 2014. “NEC” will be part of Block 14, and will be shown with a short film entitled “The Pitch” on Saturday, February 15, from 12:30 p.m. to 2:05 p.m. The screening will be ...


Hot Caltech Prank Nails MIT Cold

  Those budding young geniuses at Caltech have struck again. A team of thirteen Caltech undergrads traveled to MIT’s Campus Preview Weekend last Thursday to mug the rival institute’s annual “pre-frosh” gathering of hundreds of students and parents touring the Massachusetts institute. How? With a lovely parting gift—800 prank coffee mugs. When cool, the mugs ...


Continuing Earthquakes Cause No Damage in Pasadena

A 5.1-magnitude earthquake that struck one mile east of La Habra Friday night shortly after 9 p.m. caused no injuries or damage in Pasadena, authorities said. “No immediate reports of damage in Pasadena. Police and fire out in all districts checking on all areas. Air unit from PD [Police Department] doing aerial checks. No power ...


Pasadena Senior Center Introduces New App

Now even the Pasadena Senior Center can say, “There’s an app for that!” A new app for iPhones and iPads makes it easier to navigate activities and services, the daily calendar of events, the latest newsletter and more. For more information and to download the app, visit www.pasadenaseniorcenter.org or click here to download the app. Founded ...


Vacancy on South Pasadena Design Review Board

A vacancy has occurred on the South Pasadena Design Review Board (Board), a five-member Board that serves in an advisory capacity to the Planning Commission and represents the professions of architecture, landscape architecture, interior design, graphics, and related fields. The Board meets monthly on the first and third Tuesday of the month at 7:00 p.m., ...


Senior Community Commission Seeking “Older ‘Sierra Madre’ American of the Year”

The City of Sierra Madre Community Services Department and the Senior Community Commission is seeking everyone’s assistance to find the 2014 Older ‘Sierra Madre’ American of the Year. Nominated individuals must live in Sierra Madre, demonstrate outstanding community service and be age 60 or older. Nomination forms can be obtained from the Hart Park House ...


Baseball Reliquary Announces Candidates for 2014 Election of the Shrine of the Eternals

The Baseball Reliquary, Inc. has announced its list of fifty eligible candidates for the 2014 election of the Shrine of the Eternals, the membership organization’s equivalent to the Baseball Hall of Fame. This year marks the sixteenth annual election of the Shrine, a major national component of the Baseball Reliquary, a Southern California-based organization dedicated ...


Montecedro Announces Renewal Partnership with the Pasadena Symphony

MonteCedro®, a newly planned Episcopal Communities & Services (ECS) Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC), announced today that it has renewed its partnership with the Pasadena Symphony as part of its Masterpiece Living® wellness and enrichment program. The partnership renewal is in addition to MonteCedro partnering with Masterpiece Living and other local institutions. Masterpiece Living: Successful ...


Crowell Library’s Open House

A recent Pew Internet survey found that most Americans know where their local library is, but many are unfamiliar with all the services they offer.  On Saturday, January 25th, Crowell Public Library will demonstrate for its community the amazing selection of services and programs it has to offer when the library celebrates is sixth anniversary ...


Saved by the (Church) Bell: HRock is at Home at the Ambassador

In 2004, Pasadena’s historic Ambassador Auditorium (AA) had a date with demolition. At that point, the historic facility had been dark for almost a decade. “The wrecking ball was basically just around the corner,” recalled Ambassador General Manager Doug Huse. Then an eleventh-hour save took place through the efforts of Harvest Rock Church. The church ...


Children Create Rose Floats at Sierra Madre Library

Local children will create mini rose floats on Monday, December 23 at the Sierra Madre Public Library. Sierra Madre Rose Float Association official Bob Young will bring pieces of foam from Sierra Madre’s entry into this year’s Tournament of Roses Parade and children will use them as the bases for their own beautiful floats. Afterwards, ...


Holiday Luncheon and Toy Drive at Pasadena Senior Center

Members of the Pasadena Senior Center and families and friends will enjoy a holiday luncheon with all the traditional fare Thursday, Dec. 19, at noon at the center, 85 E. Holly St. Please bring an unwrapped toy or book for the Operation Santa Toy Drive that will spread joy to low-income children. Doors will open ...


Foothill Unity Center Shares Holiday Cheer at First of Two Major Food Distributions

Some 1,240 Foothill Unity Center clients received a generous helping of community caring at the agency’s annual Thanksgiving Distribution on Saturday and Monday, November 23 and 25. The event took place in Ayers Hall at the Los Angeles County Arboretum in Arcadia (Saturday) and at the Center’s Monrovia and Pasadena locations (Monday). Clients came from ...


Crowell Public Library Reopens on Fridays — At Last! Starting January 3, 2014

After two and a half years, Crowell Public Library is thrilled to announce the San Marino City Council has voted to reinstate the Library’s hours on Fridays. Starting January 3, 2014, the Library will be open each and every Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Back in July of 2011, all San Marino City ...