Pasadena Guild of Children’s Hospital Hosts Ball

Fri Dec 17, 2021

First published in the Dec. 10 print issue of the South Pasadena Review

Photos by Erin Rodick, South Pasadena Review

The Pasadena Guild of Children’s Hospital recently presented 34 young women, including eight honored in absentia, at the 59th June Ball at the Langham Huntington Hotel.
Due to COVID, the June Ball was postponed until November, making the 2021 Ball affectionately remembered as the “June Ball in the fall.”

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Home for the Holidays

Fri Dec 17, 2021

By Dia DuVernet
President/CEO, Pasadena Humane

Fourteen-year-old Bonnie was turned into the shelter just after Thanksgiving last year.
Sadly, the gray and white cat’s owner was no longer able to care for her and made the hard decision to surrender Bonnie to Pasadena Humane.

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Holiday Book Sale Raised Thousands of Dollars

Thu Dec 16, 2021

First published in the Dec. 10 print issue of the South Pasadena Review

A three-day sale of new and gently used books this past weekend raised several thousand dollars for the library, according to the Friends of the South Pasadena Public Library.

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Lighting Up Town for the Holidays

Thu Dec 16, 2021

First published in the Dec. 10 print issue of the South Pasadena Review

I’m sure Todd Schroeder’s then- preschool-aged children didn’t think they were asking too much when they asked dad for a pre-Christmas favor.
“They wanted me to put lights all over the roof so Santa Claus could see our house from space,” explained Schroeder, chuckling as he recalled the 2006 conversation.

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Holden Announces Staffing Changes

Thu Dec 16, 2021

First published in the Dec. 10 print issue of the South Pasadena Review

Assemblyman Chris Holden announced on Monday the hire of Stephanie Mkhlian as his new communications director and Sierra Sheppard as his new legislative aide on Monday.
Mkhlian will be working in his Pasadena District Office, while Sheppard will join his Capitol Office in Sacramento, the legislator said in a statement.

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South Pasadena Eyes First CIF Championship

Wed Dec 15, 2021

First published in the Dec. 10 print issue of the South Pasadena Review.

South Pasadena High School’s varsity girls’ basketball team has been nearly perfect to open the season, jumping out to a stellar 10-1 overall record.
The hot start comes on the heels of last season’s first-place Rio Hondo League finish, as the Tigers had an immaculate 8-0 league record (16-7 overall). With the recent success, fifth-year head coach Cody Masden is seeking the Tigers’ first CIF championship in school history.

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Tigers Seek to Topple La Cañada in League

Wed Dec 15, 2021

First published in the Dec. 10 print issue of the South Pasadena Review.

After South Pasadena High School’s varsity boys’ basketball team finished as runner-up to La Cañada last season, Tigers’ third-year head coach Ernest Baskerville has his eyes on the Rio Hondo League title.
Granted, it will be no easy task in a tough league featuring La Cañada, San Marino and Temple City. However, Baskerville’s aspirations for this group go beyond league and he truly believes the Tigers can bring home the program’s first CIF title since 1967.

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Eclectic Festival Set to Rock the City in ’22

Wed Dec 15, 2021

First published in the Dec. 10 print issue of the South Pasadena Review

It’s time to get your 2022 calendar set for the return of live events post-pandemic — including the Eclectic Music Festival and Arts Crawl.
The South Pasadena Chamber of Commerce has set the date of Saturday, April 30, for the return of the multi-faceted live music event set on several stages throughout the town’s business district. The eclectic mix of music offers something for everyone from jazz and rock to Americana and more.

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SPHS Booster Club Pounces With Tiger Run

Tue Dec 14, 2021

First published in the Dec. 10 print issue of the South Pasadena Review

Hundreds took to South Pasadena’s streets this past weekend for the annual Tiger Run, a fundraising effort by the South Pasadena High School Booster Club to benefit the athletics, arts and academic extracurriculars at the school. Its in-person return comes after a “virtual” run last year, in which participants individually ran the distance. Kicking off the race this past weekend was South Pasadena resident Dr. Mark Ghaly, secretary of the state Health and Human Services Agency under Gov. Gavin Newsom.

Schools, Nonprofits Help Feed Children

Tue Dec 14, 2021

First published in the Dec. 10 print issue of the South Pasadena Review

The South Pasadena Kiwanis Club, South Pasadena Middle School Builders Club, South Pasadena Key Club, students from Ramona Convent and All Souls World Language School in Alhambra and the Institute for the Redesign of Learning recently teamed up with the Children’s Hunger Fund to deliver food to children that need it most. The community’s effort helped provide 500 packages of food. The Children’s Hunger Fund is a worldwide faith-based organization that works with local community groups to help gather and package food for those in need