Many supporters of Door of Hope, a Pasadena-based nonprofit which helps families transition out of homelessness, are familiar with the organization’s meal donor program. The popular program, which allows volunteer groups to serve a prepared dinner to the families at Door of Hope’s transitional housing locations, has been temporarily halted because of the COVID-19 crisis.
Last year, nearly 300 people volunteered as Door of Hope meal donors. And on nights when meal donors are not available, parents take turns cooking for all of the house’s residents. Continue reading “Faith Helps Local Caterer Endure Challenging Times”
The city will launch a pilot pickleball program on Saturday, Sept. 28. Pickleball is a paddle sport that combines elements of tennis, badminton and pingpong.
On opening day, there will be pickleball enthusiasts on hand from 8-9 a.m. to provide brief introductions and lessons on the sport. In addition, paddles and balls for visitors will be provided. Continue reading “Residents Can Take a Swing at Pickleball Sept. 28”
The city of Pasadena recently celebrated its past and envisioned the future with a free community party that showcased an emphasis on science, technology and creativity. Mayor Terry Tornek, state Sen. Anthony Portantino, Assemblyman Chris Holden, City Council members Gene Masuda and Tyrone Hampton, and Pasadena Museum of History President Bill Thomson cut a ceremonial slice of cake to start the proceedings. Continue reading “Pasadena Celebrates Its 132nd Birthday”
Dr. Michael Silka, a La Cañada Flintridge resident and interim co-director of the Heart Institute at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Pediatric & Congenital Electrophysiology Society at the organization’s annual conference in Boston earlier this week.
He is the sixth recipient of the award, which is in recognition of extraordinary contribution to the diagnosis and management of arrhythmias in children. PACES is a nonprofit organization made up of physicians and allied professionals dedicated to improving care for children and young adults with cardiac rhythm disturbances. It’s the largest society of pediatric heart rhythm specialists in the world. Continue reading “Local Doctor Receives Lifetime Achievement Award”
LCPC Parent Education Program is excited to announce its Summer Family Class is open for registration.
This four-week class will be taught by experienced educator and mom of seven, Nanette Brown. Brown brings a wealth of experience both as a teacher and as a parent to each and every one of her classes.
She strives to foster the bond between parent and child through compassionate and supportive learning environments, utilizing new research on parenting to inform her class discussions. The summer class is offered on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 9:30-11:30 a.m. from May 23-June 14. Topics will include “Parent Self Care,” “Breaking Busy,” “Intentional Parenting/Mindful Living,” and “How to Connect with Each of Your Children.” The course costs $80 plus a $20 registration fee. Registration is now open online at lacanadapc.org/parented, or by calling (818) 790-6758 ext. 205.
Scholarships and payment plans are available online. Affordable childcare is offered during all class times.
La Cañada Presbyterian Church is located at 626 Foothill Blvd.
The La Cañada Flintridge community has an opportunity to tour a variety of beautifully appointed homes during the upcoming La Cañada Spring Home Tour on Friday, April 27. Tours of four homes are from 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Continue reading “Spring Home Tour Benefits LCHS”