If you’ve noticed a lot more young people walking around town with healthy smiles, it’s no coincidence.
That’s because more than 100 local boys and girls received free dental work and cleanings on Saturday at Westminster Church on Lake Avenue in Altadena, courtesy of Young and Healthy and the USC Mobile Clinic. Continue reading “Young and Healthy Gives Free Dental Care, Happy Smiles”
If it is better to give than to receive, then Girl Scout Troop #611 is doing very well.
As part of a community service project, a handful of 8th-grade girls from this troop based out of Chandler School has partnered with the afterschool program at Door of Hope, an organization that helps families transition out of homelessness. Continue reading “Chandler School Girl Scouts Assist Door of Hope’s Homeless”
It’s hard to imagine the city of Pasadena without its rustic brick facades, historic alleyways and tree-lined streets of tucked-in craftsman bungalows, but those details might well have been paved over if it weren’t for Pasadena Heritage fighting passionately to preserve the past for 40 years. Continue reading “Pasadena Heritage Remains Faithful to Historic Homes”
If you stop by the Pasadena Playhouse, you will notice something different about the place. Some of its patrons came together with Playhouse leaders recently to unveil the renovation of the building’s lobby.
The renovation cost more than $100,000, said Brad King, chairman of the Playhouse’s board. Continue reading “Playhouse Unveils New Lobby Reminiscent of Past”
As Pacific Clinics celebrates its 90th anniversary advancing behavioral health care in the San Gabriel Valley, President and CEO Jim Balla said there is one true way to honor the milestone: fight the stigma attached to mental illness.
“As we address stigma, we bring to light that these are diseases,” he said. “Nobody asks for these. Just like nobody asks to have cancer or childhood diseases. And the good news is there is appropriate medication that has evolved to treat symptoms. And then we wrap around case management so individuals can recover and live productive lives.” Continue reading “Pacific Clinics: Treating Mentally Ill, Family, Stigma for 90 Years”
Nothing says a toy drive like a car show.
In an effort to help kids all around the San Gabriel Valley who are less fortunate, Rusnak Auto Group combined its Morning Octane on Saturday with a Toys for Tots event in the parking lot of Santa Anita Park with the hopes of gathering gifts for area children. Continue reading “Morning Octane Revs Up Cars, Toys for Tots”
The making of art involves a lot of blending, whether it’s colors, media or styles.
For the leadership of the California Art Club, that also includes classical technique and modern direction.
“The skills, the craftsmanship were disappearing,” said Elaine Adams, executive director of CAC, speaking about when she and husband Peter joined the organization in 1993. “They (other local artists) were very isolated. By bringing these artists together, the club has given them a freeing spirit to express themselves.” Continue reading “California Art Club Reignites Artistic Fire, Techniques”