Associated Press reports California will allow schools, day camps, bars, gyms, campgrounds and professional sports to begin reopening with modifications starting next Friday.

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Stories about acts of charity and philanthropy and groups and people who give to the community.


Langham Huntington Hotel Donates 12,000 Masks to Local Hospitals

Thursday, May 7, 2020 | 8:02 am

Honoring National Nurses Day and National Nurses Week, The Langham Huntington, Pasadena has donated a total of 10,000 surgical masks and 2,000 N95 masks each, to Huntington Hospital and City of Hope.  National Nurses Week begins Wednesday, May 6, and runs thro... More »


One Colorado Donates $25,000 to Los Angeles Regional Food Bank

Friday, April 10, 2020 | 6:37 am

One Colorado, the one city retail block in the heart of historic Old Pasadena, has donated $25,000 to the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank as part of CoreGiving Foundation’s effort to support the fight against childhood hunger. CoreGiving, a national philanthrop... More »


City Receives FEMA Trailers for Aid in COVID-19 Crisis

Monday, April 6, 2020 | 12:05 pm

As many as 50 FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) trailers have been placed in the Rose Bowl parking lot. Responding to posts on the Nextdoor site, City Manager Steve Mermell said that the trailers are currently not in use. “The city obtained them from ... More »


McDonald’s Franchises to Offer Free Breakfast to First Responders

Thursday, April 2, 2020 | 4:52 am

McDonald’s franchisees will begin serving free breakfast to first responders, beginning Thursday morning, at the company’s 700- plus locally owned and operated restaurants in Southern California. There are three McDonald’s in Pasadena, at 1320 E. Colorado Blvd... More »


Pasadena Community Foundation to Award Grants for Food Distribution

Thursday, March 26, 2020 | 1:00 am

Following the launch of its COVID-19 Response Fund last week, the Pasadena Community Foundation announced that it will move forward with a three-phase, rapid grant making strategy, beginning with immediate financial support for local organizations distributing... More »


Hot Meal Program Going Curbside

Wednesday, March 25, 2020 | 6:00 am

The Pasadena Hot Meal Program will provide takeout and hot meals from 5 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday at the Jackie Robinson Center, 1020 N. Fair Oaks Ave., Pasadena. Although a city order mandates that all local residents stay in their homes as much as possible and ... More »