The Foley family’s La Cañada Flintridge home was transformed completely into a carnival for friends and neighbors to come play — and support a good, new cause.
It worked: $5,000 was raised in the process. Continue reading “Rainy Day Pennies Starts Small for a Big Cause”
Every New Year’s Day, Pasadena welcomes an eclectic array of marching bands to Colorado Boulevard for the annual Rose Parade. Differences in their styles and choreography help round out the long-standing tradition while supplementing colorful floats on that January morning. But with the Rose Parade still six months away, local residents can look forward to a different event that will feature similar performances involving music and movement. Continue reading “Drum Tour to Set the Beat at Rose Bowl on July 2”
Carefree and innocent childhoods are sometimes unfortunately interrupted by natural disasters, accidents, and other unusual circumstances that require parents to provide an extra measure of reassurance and security for their children.
Children are observant and impressionable, and they rely on their parents to make sense out of occurrences that are frightening or that they’ve never been exposed to previously. Continue reading “Reassure Kids in Disasters, Part 2”
For the past several years, Friends in Deed has helped low-income to no-income families in Pasadena offset the rising cost of food so that paying for rent or other monthly necessities doesn’t have to be as difficult to navigate. The interfaith nonprofit’s food pantry is one of about 700 agencies associated with the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank, which delivers nearly 770,000 meals throughout the county every week. But with summer fast approaching, Friends in Deed is bracing for a slight dilemma regarding its food pantry, which relies heavily on private donations. Continue reading “Friends in Deed Seeks Summer Food Donations”
Longtime San Marino resident Kathryn Barger last week stormed through the primary election in her bid to be the next supervisor in Los Angeles County’s 5th District, receiving nearly double the votes of her nearest competitor.
OK, that’s the obvious part. Much less certain is what will shake out among the runners-up in the next two weeks, and who her competitor will be in the general election on Nov. 8. Continue reading “Barger Has Big Cushion; Opponent is Uncertain”
After 20 weeks of carefully sifting through the city’s finances, the City Council last week adopted the budget for the 2016-17 fiscal year that begins July 1. It was evident even at the finish, however, that the newly constituted council — which gained two new members in last November’s election — is serious about examining every expense and squeezing every nickel on behalf of San Marino’s taxpayers. Continue reading “Wish Lists Held in Check as Council Adopts Budget”
Not by any stretch of the imagination is Joyce Davison a horse person. “I’m honestly afraid of them; one ran away with me when I was in college,” she said.
And yet, since 1981 the La Cañada Flintridge resident has dedicated herself to a local riding club. Continue reading “Saddling Up to Make Progress in Their Disabilities”
Voters in California’s primary election Tuesday decided that Anthony Portantino’s campaign for the state Senate seat in the 25th district will extend into November. The La Cañada Flintridge resident will face off against Michael Antonovich, who will term out of his post as Los Angeles County 5th District supervisor this year. Continue reading “Portantino Gains Senate Runoff; Two Others Fall”
DJ Kurs didn’t fathom that his theater company’s reinvention of “Spring Awakening” would outlive its initial run in the intimate, 99-seat venue of Inner-City Arts’ Rosenthal Theater. Continue reading “‘Awakening’ to Tony Award Success”
The City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to approve a temporary moratorium on any permits issued for the Sport Chalet store — the only such soon-to-be-vacant facility in the city that fits the bill as an establishment with a gross floor area greater than 10,000 square feet. Sport Chalet is 45,000 square feet. Continue reading “City Considers Use of Sport Chalet Space”