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Pasadena Humane Society Free Adoption Day Attracts Crowds

Tuesday, June 30, 2015 | 6:11 pm

“We want the shelter cleaned out today,” Steve McNall, president and CEO of the Pasadena Humane Society said on Tuesday at the PHS Free Adoption Day. Shelters expect an influx of animals around Independence Day, when fireworks frighten pets into running off, s... More »

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Cancer Support Community Pasadena Adds 2 New Staff Members

Tuesday, June 30, 2015 | 2:19 pm

Mario Haug, Executive Director of Cancer Support Community Pasadena, announces the addition of two new Development Staff Members. Patricia Ostiller is Director of Development – Major Gifts/Planned Giving. Carey Lewis Mott is Director of Development – Grants. “... More »

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Pasadena Village Welcomes New Executive Director

Tuesday, June 30, 2015 | 12:42 pm

The Pasadena Village, a non-profit organization supporting older adults who wish to age in place, is pleased to announce the selection of Peggy Buchanan as its new Executive Director. Buchanan will take over the role from Sue Kujawa, who steps down July 1. Buc... More »

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Boys and Girls Club Kids Take Part in National Fitness Pilot Program

Tuesday, June 30, 2015 | 11:43 am

Seventy-five kids from the Boys and Girls Club of Pasadena took part in a pilot fitness program sponsored by Nestle, as one of 20 pilot clubs included in the National Fitness Competition. The program is part of a three-year partnership that Nestle launched thi... More »

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Youth Formerly in Foster Care and Probation Share Success Stories

Monday, June 29, 2015 | 3:42 pm

Ebony Porter, 23, a youth formerly in foster care and residing in Youth Moving On (YMO), a transitional living and housing program of Hillsides, expressed gratitude to numerous staff for their support in guiding her, challenging her potential, boosting her sel... More »

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Pasadena Business Owners Hear Details of New California Sick Leave Laws

Friday, June 26, 2015 | 6:00 am

    A new California law requiring at least three paid sick days per year for nearly all employees statewide goes into effect July 1. At a workshop for Pasadena business owners held by the Pasadena Chamber of Congress expert consultant Dr. Carlyle Rogers unpac... More »

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Weekend “Fun Run” Raises $5,000 for Descanso Gardens

Thursday, June 25, 2015 | 1:25 am

About 750 walkers and runners braved a heatwave to participate in the Descanso Gardens 5K Fun Run & Walk on Saturday, June 20. The walk and run got under way in the relative cool at 7:30 a.m. and followed a course winding through the 160-acre Gardens. The even... More »

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Pasadena Humane Society Gears Up for Busy 4th of July Weekend

Friday, June 19, 2015 | 11:32 am

Nothing says 4th of July like a spectacular fireworks display; but how do fireworks affect our pets? Dogs, cats and other animals are easily frightened by the loud booms and bursts of fireworks and may run away. With the 4th of July falling on a Saturday this ... More »