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Free Vision Screenings Courtesy of the Pasadena Lions Club
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Free Vision Screenings Courtesy of the Pasadena Lions Club

By Susan Motander Lions have long been associated with recycling glasses and their concern for the vision impaired. In light of this it should be no surprise that the Lions Club of Pasadena is sponsoring a free vision screening on Saturday, July 21 starting at 8 a.m. All ages are welcome, and the screening will be done…

Rotary Club of Pasadena Kicks off Centennial Year
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Rotary Club of Pasadena Kicks off Centennial Year

With its newly appointed President, Scott Vandrick, the Pasadena Rotary Club started its “Centennial Year” off in grand fashion at their Wednesday noon luncheon, July 10. Complete with the introduction of a “light warping” Time Machine (courtesy of Robert Lyons Designs), Pasadena Rotary will look to begin a yearlong celebration of each decade of the…

Pasadena Public Library Awarded $62K Grant for Citizenship and Immigration Resources
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Pasadena Public Library Awarded $62K Grant for Citizenship and Immigration Resources

The California State Library recently awarded Pasadena Public Library a local Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant of $62,000 to focus on bolstering citizenship and immigration resources at the La Pintoresca and Villa Parke Branch libraries and Central Library. “Libraries try to provide resources on everything including immigration, which is a very complex issue,”…

YWCA Welcomes New Director of Advancement
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YWCA Welcomes New Director of Advancement

On Friday, the Foothill Valley Board of Directors announced the departure of Executive Director Jessica Kubel. “We wish Jessica the best of luck in her new endeavors and thank her for years of service. Her tenure was marked by her dedication, passion and enthusiasm for the mission. She will be greatly missed by the Board,…

Hillsides Launches Youth Culinary Apprenticeship Program
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Hillsides Launches Youth Culinary Apprenticeship Program

Hillsides, a Southern California foster care and mental health charity, has launched a Culinary Apprenticeship Program to help youth gain the knowledge and skills needed to obtain employment in the culinary field. The program is a partnership between Hillsides Youth Moving On (YMO) program, which offers workforce development and other services to youth formerly in…

Stories From the Frontline of Pasadena’s Homelessness Crisis
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Stories From the Frontline of Pasadena’s Homelessness Crisis

By Alex Cordero  Local organizations recently joined forces in Pasadena to discuss their common vision of ending homelessness across Los Angeles County. The event titled “Everyone In: Stories from the Frontline” featured local residents from the Crown City who shared their stories about overcoming homelessness with a crowded auditorium at Polytechnic School. But, there was…

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