Foothill Unity Center Provided Thanksgiving Meals

First published in the Dec. 2 print issue of the Pasadena Outlook.

For more than 41 years, Foothill Unity Center has been serving the San Gabriel Valley Foothills with vital support services including food, health, case management, job development, volunteer services and homeless and housing.
As part of these services, the center provides their participants with special events. During Thanksgiving week, nearly 3,000 families were served with holiday food boxes. More than 400 volunteers came together to prepare and distribute these greatly needed food boxes. As part of the continued effort to meet the great need of the community during the COVID-19 crisis, the distribution was done as a drive-thru event, registering participants from their service area and beyond.
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Celebrating 400 Years of Giving Thanks

First published in the Nov. 27 print issue of the Burbank Leader.

This past Thursday, as Americans celebrated Thanksgiving, it marked the passing of 400 years since the first Thanksgiving.
That event, staged as a harvest celebration, didn’t take place on the fourth Thursday of November, nor was it known as Thanksgiving. In fact, many historians believe it took place at Plymouth in present-day Massachusetts over a three-day period sometime between September and November of 1621.
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Officials Seek to Prevent Winter COVID Surge

First published in the Nov. 20 print issue of the Glendale News Press.

As California continues its recovery from the coronavirus pandemic largely resulting from having a majority of its population vaccinated against the disease, people are reverting back to normalcy.
A return to holiday traditions was evident on Halloween with more trick-or-treaters out on the streets and with more gatherings planned during the Thanksgiving holiday. Though COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations are lower in California compared with the previous year, health and government officials still worry about the possibility of a winter surge similar to 2020.
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Officials Seek to Prevent Winter COVID Surge

First published in the Nov. 20 print issue of the Burbank Leader.

As California continues its recovery from the coronavirus pandemic largely resulting from having a majority of its population vaccinated against the disease, people are reverting back to normalcy.
A return to holiday traditions was evident on Halloween with more trick-or-treaters out on the streets and with more gatherings planned during the Thanksgiving holiday. Though COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations are lower in California compared with the previous year, health and government officials still worry about the possibility of a winter surge similar to 2020.
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