Friends In Deed’s ‘Jazz on the Green’ Fundraiser Sept. 27

Friends In Deed returns to Castle Green on Sept. 27 for its annual fundraiser, Jazz on the Green. From 5:30-8:30 p.m., guests will experience the smooth sounds of jazz while perusing silent auction opportunities.
Honorees for the event include the Rev. Donna Byrns, Friends In Deed Community Liaison; San Marino Community Church; and Western Rooter. All have demonstrated exceptional dedication to the needs of the Pasadena community and been a valued supporter of Friends In Deed’s mission and programs over the years. Continue reading “Friends In Deed’s ‘Jazz on the Green’ Fundraiser Sept. 27”

‘Stars For Tomorrow’ Gala at Rose Bowl Sept. 21

Lake Avenue Community Foundation Executive Director Nancy Stiles and Adam, her husband.
Lake Avenue Community Foundation Executive Director Nancy Stiles and Adam, her husband.

The Lake Avenue Community Foundation’s “Stars For Tomorrow” annual benefit will be held at the Rose Bowl on Thursday, Sept. 21, at 6 p.m. Proceeds will benefit the STARS after-school and mentoring programs.
The benefit will begin with a reception at the stadium’s Court of Champions, followed by dinner and live auction inside the UCLA home team locker room.
Live auction items include a Tournament of Roses New Year’s Day VIP package (including Rose Bowl game tickets, Rose Parade tickets, VIP passes to the Rose Bowl Tailgate Luncheon and VIP parking); tickets to an upcoming Coldplay concert (including dinner) at the Rose Bowl; superb Dodger Dugout Club tickets behind home plate; a six-course meal and wine pairing for eight people at a lovely Pasadena home; a one-week Hawaiian vacation in a gorgeous estate on the Big Island; and a one-week vacation to a beautiful beach resort in Cancun.
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Junior League of Pasadena Hosts Open House for Prospective Members

Photo courtesy Nick Boswell Junior League of Pasadena members join the newest class, including Michelle Simonsen (front row, from left), Valerie Villatoro, Kaleigh Farmer, Daniela Posada, Genevieve Steinbarth, Megan Dahlen, Mackenzie Mize and Kristin Kearny. Back: Jessica Torres, Joy Kushner, Samantha Knight, Lauren Misak, Katie McDonald, Andrea Hartwick, Ariana Wall, Sara Snider and Kristen Shelton.
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Junior League of Pasadena members join the newest class, including Michelle Simonsen (front row, from left), Valerie Villatoro, Kaleigh Farmer, Daniela Posada, Genevieve Steinbarth, Megan Dahlen, Mackenzie Mize and Kristin Kearny. Back: Jessica Torres, Joy Kushner, Samantha Knight, Lauren Misak, Katie McDonald, Andrea Hartwick, Ariana Wall, Sara Snider and Kristen Shelton.

The Junior League of Pasadena is now accepting new members for the 2017-18 training class, which will begin this month. An informational open house will be held for prospective members interested in joining on Saturday, Sept. 9, from 12-1:30 p.m. at the Junior League of Pasadena Headquarters, located at 149 South Madison Ave. in Pasadena. RVSP at bit.ly/jlpopenhouse. Continue reading “Junior League of Pasadena Hosts Open House for Prospective Members”

Get Healthy for Good at Pasadena Heart Walk Sept. 23

The American Heart Association’s Heart Walk returns to Pasadena this fall with an important message for all to get Healthy for Good.
The annual event — scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 23, at the Rose Bowl -— kicks off with a health and wellness festival featuring fun heart-pumping activities at 7:30 a.m., followed by a 5K walk at 9 a.m. and post-walk party at 9:30 a.m.
Team up with family, friends and coworkers and take steps together to live healthier and fight heart disease, the nation’s No. 1 killer, and stroke, the leading cause of serious long-term disability. There is no fee to join, but participants are encouraged to help raise funds for the mission of building healthier lives, free of heart disease, stroke and other cardiovascular diseases.
The Heart Walk is part of the AHA’s Healthy for Good movement, which aims to rally people to live healthier lives, inspire lasting change and unite the community around the simple idea that making a small change today will create a difference for generations to come.
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Huntington Hospital Named 4th Best in L.A., 9th in California

Huntington Hospital has once again been recognized as a Best Hospital for 2017-18 in Los Angeles and California by U.S. News & World Report. The annual Best Hospitals rankings, now in their 28th year, are part of U.S. News’ patient portal, designed to help patients make informed decisions about where to receive care for life-threatening conditions or for common elective procedures.
Huntington Hospital was named the fourth best hospital in the greater Los Angeles area. The hospital was also named ninth best hospital overall in California and was ranked among the best in the country in gynecology and urology.
Huntington Hospital was also ranked best regional hospital in 15 types of care, with recognition as high-performing in seven adult specialties — diabetes and endocrinology, gastroenterology and GI surgery, geriatric, nephrology, neurology and neurosurgery, orthopedics and pulmonology; and in eight common adult procedures and conditions — aortic valve surgery, heart bypass, heart failure, colon cancer surgery, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, hip replacement, knee replacement and lung cancer surgery.
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Remembering Maldonado’s at Fundraiser on Sept. 13

Bill Maldonado in front of the famous Maldonado’s Restaurant, which opened in 1974.
Bill Maldonado in front of the famous Maldonado’s Restaurant, which opened in 1974.

The 1202 Salon and Spa will host an evening bringing back “Memories of Maldonado’s Restaurant” on Wednesday, Sept. 13, from 6-9 p.m.
For one night only, 1202 Salon and Spa, located in the former home of Maldonado’s Restaurant at 1202 E. Green St., will bring back the “Memories of Maldonado’s” with a grand piano, live entertainment, bubbles, hors d’oeuvres and surprise guests.
From 1974 to 1994, Maldonado’s Restaurant was an enchanting elegant destination featuring fine dining and entertainment. Inside the dining room, intimate booths and tables encircled Bill Maldonado’s Steinway grand piano in the center creating an old-world setting, which was both romantic and charming. Continue reading “Remembering Maldonado’s at Fundraiser on Sept. 13”

Pasadena Heritage Gala to Celebrate ‘40 Years’ of Preservation

Executive Director Sue Mossman and event co-chair Tom Seifert are planning Pasadena Heritage’s “40 Years” gala on Saturday, Oct. 7.
Executive Director Sue Mossman and event co-chair Tom Seifert are planning Pasadena Heritage’s “40 Years” gala on Saturday, Oct. 7.

Pasadena Heritage has announced its “40 Years” gala celebration. For four decades, the organization has been an active participant in shaping the city of Pasadena into the vibrant community it is today through preserving our most valuable historic places.
“Everyone is invited, from those who have been with us throughout our 40 years to the more recent supporters,” the nonprofit organization said in a statement. “Please join in this salute to our past achievements and those yet to come.”
On Oct. 7, Pasadena Heritage supporters will gather in the historic Exhibition Hall at the Pasadena Convention Center to celebrate. Co-chairs Claire Bogaard and Tom Seifert will host the evening’s festivities, which will begin at 6 p.m. for the cocktail hour and exclusive silent auction. Dinner will be served at 7 p.m., and an entertaining program will unfold, including memorable stories, musical entertainment and special guests.
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Perrantes Leads St. Francis to Victory in Season Opener

Photo courtesy Eric Danielson St. Francis junior quarterback Darius Perrantes threw for 322 yards, six touchdowns and an interception in his debut last week, leading St. Francis to a 48-21 win over Mira Costa of Manhattan Beach.

By Charlie Foy

During the second half, the St. Francis High School student section loudly sang “Sweet Caroline,” A fitting song because Golden Knights football never seemed so good as the varsity team cruised to a 48-21 victory over visiting Mira Costa of Manhattan Beach last week.
In the first half, new quarterback Darius Perrantes, a junior transfer from Encino Crespi, initially started off slow but everything started to click after his first touchdown. Near the end of the first quarter, senior Greg Dulcich broke away from the Mira Costa corner, and Perrantes completed a 38-yard touchdown pass, and there was no looking back for the St. Francis offense.
The Mustangs (0-1 overall) quickly responded with a touchdown pass of their own, and it seemed as if both teams were evenly matched.
On the ensuing drive, Perrantes completed another touchdown pass to Dulcich and later connected with Isaac Cordova for a 64-yard touchdown.
The Mustangs didn’t give up and kept the game within reach after a touchdown midway through the second quarter, cutting St. Francis lead to 21-14 at the half. Continue reading “Perrantes Leads St. Francis to Victory in Season Opener”

Heifer Intl. Donors Give Vietnam Villages Leg Up From Poverty

Photo by Staci Moraza / OUTLOOK Craig and Carolyn Watson (from left), Rob Floe, Cheryl Bode and Charles Chiara are local residents and Partners For Change, a donor support group for Heifer International, which has provided two provinces in Vietnam with a dairy development project that has taught them sustainable farming. PFC will hold Heifer’s biggest fundraising event ever on Oct. 1 at the NBC Universal Backlot.
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Craig and Carolyn Watson (from left), Rob Floe, Cheryl Bode and Charles Chiara are local residents and Partners For Change, a donor support group for Heifer International, which has provided two provinces in Vietnam with a dairy development project that has taught them sustainable farming. PFC will hold Heifer’s biggest fundraising event ever on Oct. 1 at the NBC Universal Backlot.

For anyone out there feeling depressed about the news lately, Rob Floe has a message for you: Do something. Do something good, with people you like.
It seems simple enough, but Floe has set the bar pretty high — solving world hunger, nonetheless. The founder of Partners For Change has created a donor support group for Heifer International, a global nonprofit that has helped thousands in more than 20 countries around the world break out of crushing poverty and hunger by providing them with sustainable farming. Continue reading “Heifer Intl. Donors Give Vietnam Villages Leg Up From Poverty”