Motor Classic Helps Drive Charity June 10

The eighth San Marino Motor Classic this weekend aims to continue building on the success of prior years, with planners scheming to unite a love of the automobile with that of charity.
“Each year, I think we’ve done the best that we can do, and then the next year comes along and we do better,” said Aaron Weiss, co-founder of the Motor Classic, in a phone interview. “We’ve got more cars coming from all over the country than have come before.” Continue reading “Motor Classic Helps Drive Charity June 10”

Pasadena Arts League Awards Grants to Nonprofits

Photo courtesy Pasadena Arts League The Pasadena Arts League 2018 grant recipients include Teresa Daniels (front row, from left), Oakwood Brass; Katie Brandon, L.A. County Arboretum and Botanic Garden; Denise Seider, Hollywood Heart; Karen Keyana, Makoto Taiko; Helen Kim Spitzer, L.A. Children’s Chorus and Melissa Froehlich, Pasadena Conservatory of Music. Back: Thomas Simpson, Pasadena Arts Foundation; Brian Elerding, Lineage Performing Arts; Randy Lakeman, Armory Center for the Arts; and Thomas Coston, Light Bringer Project.
Photo courtesy Pasadena Arts League
The Pasadena Arts League 2018 grant recipients include Teresa Daniels (front row, from left), Oakwood Brass; Katie Brandon, L.A. County Arboretum and Botanic Garden; Denise Seider, Hollywood Heart; Karen Keyana, Makoto Taiko; Helen Kim Spitzer, L.A. Children’s Chorus and Melissa Froehlich, Pasadena Conservatory of Music. Back: Thomas Simpson, Pasadena Arts Foundation; Brian Elerding, Lineage Performing Arts; Randy Lakeman, Armory Center for the Arts; and Thomas Coston, Light Bringer Project.

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Maranatha Students Inspired by City Hall Walk

Mayor Terry Tornek and Maranatha High School Principal John Rouse meet in the early hours last week on the steps of City Hall.
Mayor Terry Tornek and Maranatha High School Principal John Rouse meet in the early hours last week on the steps of City Hall.

Maranatha High School students took a walk of faith last week to Pasadena City Hall, the start of what might become an annual tradition.
Amid the chirping of morning birds and freshly dewed streets on the morning of Thursday, Oct. 19, about 350 students, freshmen to seniors, divvied up into small groups with school staff chaperones and took separate walking tours from the school’s campus to Garfield Avenue.
As they walked, they discussed ways they might volunteer for the city during their student service projects in November. Continue reading “Maranatha Students Inspired by City Hall Walk”

‘Set Beautiful Free’ Aims to End Human Trafficking Misery

Even from across the world, grassroots efforts can take hold and make a difference for an epidemic almost too abhorrent to imagine.
Pasadena-based committee members for India’s Set Beautiful Free have learned this, after recently immersing themselves in a world so forsaken they couldn’t believe it to be true until they saw it firsthand. They had heard of the organization that helps rescue impoverished women and girls sold into the sex trade, but before they were ready to commit financially and hours of service, they had to see it to believe it. Continue reading “‘Set Beautiful Free’ Aims to End Human Trafficking Misery”