Hotel’s Vouchers for Homeless Would Continue Under Proposal

The City Council seems poised to enact an urgency ordinance on Tuesday to essentially enter into a contract with a local hotel developer that would involve committing the operation to temporary homeless housing vouchers.

Under the general terms of the proposed ordinance, which was discussed this past Tuesday, the Vagabond Inn on West Colorado Street would continue to accept vouchers for the homeless tenants through the remainder of the year and would consider six-month renewals after that until the site is demolished. In exchange, developer Vista Investments LLC, which owns the inn, will be granted a contractual development agreement with the city that allows Vista additional time to complete the approved project with its variances. The Glendale Youth Alliance would administer the voucher program, with assistance from the city, and hotel stays would be capped at 28 days per client.

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Friends In Deed Golf Tournament is May 7

Photo by Erin Rodick / OUTLOOK Bill and Diane Cullinane, Ellen and Harvey Knell, and Brenda and Bill Galloway were among those who attended an event to support Pasadena-based Friends In Deed. The organization’s golf tournament will be Monday, May 7.
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Bill and Diane Cullinane, Ellen and Harvey Knell, and Brenda and Bill Galloway were among those who attended an event to support Pasadena-based Friends In Deed. The organization’s golf tournament will be Monday, May 7.

Friends In Deed, a Pasadena-based organization dedicated to meeting the needs of Pasadena’s homeless and at-risk individuals, will hold its inaugural golf tournament on Monday, May 7, at Glendora County Club.
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Local Producer Brings Redemptive Stories to the Big Screen

Producer Darren Moorman
Producer Darren Moorman

Darren Moorman has always loved a good story.
Even though he started out acting, over the years, the Pasadena resident found his true calling to be that of producing, finding those great stories and bringing them to light.
“There are so many miraculous stories out there,” Moorman said in a recent telephone interview. “They come in a lot of different ways and forms, like through a book or a news article; I’m just out there reading and listening to people. My heart is kind of focused on redemptive and moving stories.” Continue reading “Local Producer Brings Redemptive Stories to the Big Screen”