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Pasadena Convention & Visitors Bureau Opens First Pop-Up Shop
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Pasadena Convention & Visitors Bureau Opens First Pop-Up Shop

Offering exclusive merchandise and informational assistance to incoming guests With joyous holiday festivities quickly approaching, and families planning trips to Pasadena for the 130th Rose Parade and 105th Rose Bowl Game, the Pasadena Convention & Visitors Bureau announced on Tuesday it will open its first-ever pop-up shop and offsite Visitors Center in Old Pasadena. From…

Everything Must Go: The Reinvention of Meat District Co.
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Everything Must Go: The Reinvention of Meat District Co.

Situated in Old Town Pasadena, Meat District Co.’s roots go further down (under, that is). Founded by an Australian businessman, for the last few years the restaurant spotlighted a menu of dry-aged, grass-fed ribs, burgers and steaks. Between the ambiance, location and socially-aware ingredients it seemed Meat District Co. had the makings of a winner—but…

The Little Sandwich Company That Could
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The Little Sandwich Company That Could

By Emily G. Peters Pasadena is full of experiences worth waiting for. Take Union Street Sandwich Company, for instance: slinging stellar sandwiches since 2015 under the careful guidance of owner Stacy Ober. Yet even with Ober’s 30-plus years of culinary experience, she took her time to ensure the shop would succeed. “It was never my…

Leadership Pasadena Names Mary Spellman to Board of Directors
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Leadership Pasadena Names Mary Spellman to Board of Directors

Leadership Pasadena (LP) announced the appointment of Mary Spellman to the Board of Directors to chair LP’s strategic planning efforts. “Mary has a strong academic and professional background in education evaluation, planning and operations. She has a BA in Anthropology, masters in College Student Counseling and Personnel Services and her Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) in…

Old Pasadena Celebrates Small Business Saturday
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Old Pasadena Celebrates Small Business Saturday

Almost 200 businesses offer discounts and promotions On Saturday, Nov. 24, Old Pasadena celebrates Small Business Saturday, showcasing its 200 one-of-a-kind businesses that offer distinctive merchandise, dining and services. These locally owned small businesses – many found only in Old Pas – line the quaint side streets and alleys of the historic district. Their independent,…

Enchanted Dancewear Keeps Dance Fashion En Pointe
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Enchanted Dancewear Keeps Dance Fashion En Pointe

By Emily G. Peters The key to becoming a great dancer? Mastering the moves, of course. But the first step in that direction might happen even before setting foot on the dance floor. “Look the part,” said Sarah Gallegos, who took over as owner of Enchanted Dancewear about a year ago. “You could literally take…

Huntington Hospital Earns an ‘A’ for Patient Safety
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Huntington Hospital Earns an ‘A’ for Patient Safety

Huntington Hospital was awarded an ‘A’ from The Leapfrog Group’s Fall 2018 Hospital Safety Grade. The designation recognizes Huntington Hospital’s efforts in protecting patients from harm and meeting the highest safety standards in the United States. The Leapfrog Group is a national organization committed to improving health care quality and safety for consumers and purchasers….

Five Acres’ Mural in Pasadena Spotlights Need for Foster Families
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Five Acres’ Mural in Pasadena Spotlights Need for Foster Families

In recognition of November being National Adoption Awareness Month, Five Acres partnered with Starbucks and Stellar Prosethetics & Orthotics to commission an original window mural to illuminate the need for more foster families in L.A. and boost awareness through social sharing. L.A.-based artist Mike Balingit (alias Liqud Brain) was retained to design and execute the…

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