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Cancer Support Community of Pasadena’s “Angel Gala” Celebrates 25 Years of Helping Cancer Patients

It was an afternoon and evening of white, as Cancer Support Community of Pasadena’s “Angel Gala” celebrated 25 years of helping thousands of cancer patients throughout the city. The night also honored friends and supporters Lydia and Ron Valenta, as well as the law firm of Christie, Parker and Hale. Ron is a former president of the board of the organization, and has been a…

Elected Officials Honor John Muir High School’s MPYD at 7th Annual Benefit Gala

High-ranking federal, state, county and city elected officials were among the celebrants at a benefit dinner saluting Mentoring and Partnership for Youth Development (MPYD), a long running character education and academic support organization for male…

Hillsides Guild Hosts Successful Fundraiser for Hillsides at Santa Anita Park

Left to right: Guild members Dee Fisher, Astrid Fishbein, and Lori Williams. No matter whose horse won on Sunday, April 12, at the Hillsides Guild “A Day at the Races” fundraiser at Santa Anita Park,…

Soroptimists Host 5th Annual ‘Live Your Dream’ Luncheon

From left: Gerald Phillips, Field Representative of Assembly Member Chris Holden; Rita Hadjimonoukian, Field Deputy of County Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich, LYD award winner Sarah Elizabeth Nichols Abdus-Samad; VRA award winner Taylore Thomas; Ruby award…

Dinner On Stage as A Noise Within Holds Successful Spring Fundraiser

A Noise Within held its Spring fundraiser was Wednesday, March 11, with cocktails in our lobby followed by dinner for 100 onstage. The theme was all Threepenny Opera and roving performers entertained throughout the evening.…

AbilityFirst Teamed Up with LA Rotary Club for Their Annual Bowling Party for Children and Adults with Disabilities

AbilityFirst teamed up again with the Los Angeles Rotary Club (LA5 Rotary) for their 15th annual bowling party for children and adults with physical and…

Five Acres Celebrates 127 Years of Service with Annual Awards Ceremony

Five Acres celebrated 127 years of service with its Annual Meeting and Awards Ceremony on March 11 at the Altadena Town and Country Club. Over…

Hathaway-Sycamores Shows Off Recently Restored Highland Park Historic Home

Over 200 guests spent Thursday evening touring and learning the history of Hathaway-Sycamores Child and Family Services’ recently restored, eye-catching Craftsman home located at 840…

Hillsides Attends Las Candelas 62nd Anniversary Celebration

Ryan Eisenberg, Hillsides Education Center director, with Jeannie Flint, Las Candelas president. Las Candelas, a Glendale-based non-profit organization helping emotionally challenged children in the community,…

Walking Among the Stars at the Great Gatsby Gala

Lights, camera, action! TV and film stars mingled with the plain folk at the Pasadena International Film Festival’s (PIFF) Great Gatsby Gala held at the Weston. Doris Roberts (Everybody Loves Raymond) and Eric Roberts (Dark Knight) received Lifetime Achievement Awards. PIFF also honored Tom Lenk (The Cabin in the Woods) with the Comedic Mastery Award and Sadie Calvano (Mom) with the Rising Star Award. Doris Roberts going strong at 90 delighted the audience exclaiming that she “had just begun”. While Sadie Calvano gave her appreciation to her presentor and mentor Mimi Kennedy. The film festival continues through President’s Day, Monday,…

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