One Colorado Comes Alive for the Holidays

One Colorado in Old Pasadena loves the holidays in December and is starting the season on the right note with the “Holiday Kickoff” shindig and the jazz band Leftover Cuties. This Saturday, Dec. 2, the event runs from 5-8 p.m. and will feature Christmas carolers, hand bell music, poetry and cupcakes. The night will feature photo booth family folly, and Santa will be there for photo opportunities.
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DAR Quilter Supports Native American Communities

Daughters of the American Revolution member and quilter Bonnie Lingle has been making quilts to donate to Native American communities.
Daughters of the American Revolution member and quilter Bonnie Lingle has been making quilts to donate to Native American communities.

The Daughters of the American Revolution have long had an interest in supporting Native American communities. The DAR American Indians Committee, established in 1936, provides financial assistance and educational aid to Native American youth through support of several schools and with a scholarship program.
Pasadena’s Martin Severance DAR Chapter member Bonnie Lingle, a quilter, has taken a personal approach — by donating handmade quilts to Native American communities. 
Lingle has made and donated more than 100 quilts to the Boys and Girls Club of the Northern Cheyenne Nation and to the Rocky Boys Reservation in Montana.
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Pacific Asia Museum to Reopen Dec. 8

USC Pacific Asia Museum is opening once again on Friday, Dec. 8, with a special exhibition, “Winds From Fusang: Mexico and China in the Twentieth Century” as part of the Getty’s “Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA.”
In addition, the building will reopen with a refreshed 21st century look, featuring an updated gallery flow and a new visitor center and gift shop. The museum’s temporary closure for the seismic retrofit of its 1924 Chinese Qing Dynasty-inspired home strengthened the building’s foundation and added additional gallery space for special exhibitions.
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South Lake Avenue Holidayfest Saturday

Guests are invited to enjoy the splendor of the holiday season during South Lake Avenue’s annual family-friendly Holidayfest in Pasadena.
This year the festive event takes place on Saturday, Dec. 2 at the Shops on Lake Avenue, 345 S. Lake Ave. Presented by the South Lake Business Association, visitors are invited to celebrate the holidays by taking advantage of in-store specials and promotions at more than 50 merchants.
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Five Acres Sets World Record to Raise Foster Care Awareness

Photo courtesy Five Acres Five Acres set a record for the world’s longest “trust fall” relay recently to kick off National Adoption Month.
Photo courtesy Five Acres
Five Acres set a record for the world’s longest “trust fall” relay recently to kick off National Adoption Month.

Local family and child services nonprofit Five Acres has successfully set a record for the world’s longest “trust fall” relay to raise awareness for foster care and adoption. The record, verified by RecordSetter, was set on Nov. 1, the first day of National Adoption Month, in recognition of the more than 20,000 children awaiting permanent family solutions in Los Angeles.
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LCUSD Reaches for the Stars

Photo by Mirjam Swanson / OUTLOOK Jeffrey Nee, a representative of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory education department, welcomes visitors to the JPL Dome during last week’s Family STEAM Night at Palm Crest Elementary School.
Photo by Mirjam Swanson / OUTLOOK
Jeffrey Nee, a representative of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory education department, welcomes visitors to the JPL Dome during last week’s Family STEAM Night at Palm Crest Elementary School.

Billed, appropriately, as a star-studded event, the district’s Family STEAM Night last week at Palm Crest Elementary school wowed 150 attendees, including 4th-grade science fan Aaron Kang, who came to build on his already flourishing astronomical expertise.
“Yeah, this is cool,” he said. “Stars are really cool.”
He and his brother, 1st-grader Elias Kang, spent the evening at school because they wanted to check out telescopes, an iPad stargazing app and, definitely, the JPL Dome stationed inside the school’s multi-purpose room.
Jeffrey Nee, a representative of the JPL education department, led the galactic tour inside the dome — a blown-up tent inside which a projection of space offered 30 stargazers at a time a far-out ride. Continue reading “LCUSD Reaches for the Stars”

Post-Election, Former Candidates Remain Civic-Minded

The election may be over, but for the four candidates who weren’t elected to the City Council, it certainly isn’t the end of the line when it comes to helping out their community.
In many ways, it’ll be back to business as usual for them. All seven of the City Council candidates for the election two weeks ago were involved in a variety of local charities, clubs and nonprofits when they declared, and while the three victors will take the next step as elected officials, their four friendly opponents will simply take what they’ve always done to the next level. Continue reading “Post-Election, Former Candidates Remain Civic-Minded”

City Seeks Best Program for Lead Mitigation

Under direction of the City Council, the city’s Planning and Zoning Department will prepare an ordinance regarding lead mitigation in San Marino homes and bring it forward for consideration.
This comes after Director of Planning and Zoning Aldo Cervantes presented his research on the issue at a recent City Council meeting. He studied the issue following media coverage of the apparent preponderance of lead contamination among Los Angeles-area children, particularly in San Marino. Continue reading “City Seeks Best Program for Lead Mitigation”