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Middle School Students Honored by Woman’s Civic League

Tuesday, May 2, 2017 | 12:31 pm

At their May 1, luncheon, the Woman’s Civic League of Pasadena honored six young women from Pasadena Unified Middle School for significant improvement in their grades, despite dealing with physical and/or environmental problems. Learning of their efforts to ov... More »

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Pasadena Festival of Women Authors Attracts 500

Friday, April 28, 2017 | 3:13 pm

This year the Pasadena Festival of Women Authors had reason to celebrate as they opened the Pasadena Hilton main ballroom doors to a gathering of over 500 attendees. With the works of all featured writers on display, available for purchase, and a book signing ... More »

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Pasadena Animal League Takes Animal Lovers “Back to the Shelter”

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 | 9:27 pm

The Pasadena Animal League (PAL) of the Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA offered a guided tour of the Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA. In the last three years, the shelter underwent a major makeover which included a state-of-the art Wellness Clinic, new Critter C... More »

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Golf Tournament Raises Funds for Future Stars Basketball Camp

Monday, April 24, 2017 | 1:42 pm

    l-r: Eszylfie Taylor (Owner of Taylor insurance and President of Future Stars), Reggie Bush (retired pro football player) and Malik Jones (Taylor Ins Agent). Supporters gathered to raise over $40,000 for the Future Stars Basketball Camp at the 12th annual ... More »

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A Hole-in-One for Animals

Wednesday, April 19, 2017 | 7:37 pm

The 18th annual Doglegs, Birdies & Eagles Golf Tournament teed off on Monday, April 10, at the historic Annandale Golf Club for the first time. More than $180,000 was raised for the Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA’s (PHS) programs and services, exceeding the $1... More »

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Children in Foster Care Win at Hillsides Day at the Races

Thursday, April 13, 2017 | 4:00 pm

  Hillsides, a Southern California foster care charity, raised nearly $15,000 during its annual Day at the Races at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia on April 2. More than 115 supporters enjoyed a day of lunch at the FrontRunner restaurant and horse racing while ben... More »

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El Portal Celebrates 22 Years

Sunday, April 2, 2017 | 2:38 am

El Portal is 22 and it’s time to celebrate! This iconic Mexican restaurant is known for their tequila selection, friendly staff and mariachi music. Owner, Abel Ramirez, runs El Portal, Yahaira’s Cafe and Vanessa’s Cafe, next door. This trio of restaurants brin... More »

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Women with Cancer Enjoy Day of Pampering

Wednesday, March 15, 2017 | 11:49 am

Twenty women experiencing cancer were treated to a wonderful day of beauty and pampering at The Foundation for Living Beauty’s semi-annual Day of Living Beauty on Monday, March 13 th . Pasadena’s Salon Sessions opened its doors to the Beauties, who each enjoye... More »

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Soroptimists Host ‘For the Love of Women’ Luncheon

Wednesday, March 15, 2017 | 11:28 am

The Altadena-Pasadena branch of Soroptimist International recently held its third annual Making A Difference benefit luncheon at Brookside Country Club—a sold-out event with over 300 attendees. The passionate speakers who made presentations that day exemplifie... More »