Alicia Paula Wengert married Benjamin Michael
Sloan at a 6pm service on June 11, 2011 at St. Ambrose Church in Des Moines,
Iowa. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Wengert of Ames, Iowa.
The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Timothy J. Sloan of San Marino,
California. The reception was held at
The Scottish Rite in Des Moines, Iowa immediately following the ceremony. The
wedding party included: Andrea Mallarino (Maid of Honor), Andrew Sloan (Best
Man), Kathleen Sloan (Bridesmaid), Emily Wengert (Junior Maid of Honor), Ryan
Wengert (Groomsman), Emerson Guerrero (Groomsman), Cory Bunch (Usher), Matt
Delinko (Usher), Mark Goodnight (Usher), Trevor Patch (Usher), Chris Yortsos
(Usher), Kierstin Puckett (Flower Girl), and Robbie Wengert (Ring Bearer).
The couple spent their honeymoon on the island
of Turks and Caicos in the Caribbean. Ben and Alicia are making their home in
Ames, Iowa where Alicia is teaching Kindergarten at St. Cecelia Catholic School,
and Ben is working towards his PhD. in Mechanical Engineering at Iowa State
Staff and Volunteers will offer themed games, a movie, delicious dinner
and supervision so mom and dad can have a night on the town for
New Year’s Eve or a quiet evening at home. Children must be at least
four years of age to attend and be potty trained. All activities will
be geared toward elementary school children. The cost is $15.00 per
child and also includes snacks and beverages.
Registration for New Year’s Eve Kid’s Night Out is now being taken at
the Recreation Office. For more information please call 626.574.5113!
This year hundreds of volunteers rallied
together to provide holiday cheer to the foster children and youth of Rosemary
Children’s Services. Local companies and groups like PNC, Comerica Bank,
Luther Burbank Savings, Pasadena Fire Department, 3M, Charles W. Mason &
Associates, Westminster Presbyterian Church, Friends of Foster Children, Arroyo Vista
School, Accenture LA Women’s
Group, Parsons and Pasadena Women’s City Club held toy drives and
collections for the holidays.
Rosemary Children’s Services’ volunteer groups like the
Bonnie Guild, Romberger Guild, Cottage Guild, 500 Guild and Green Guild held holiday
parties for the teen foster girls living in Rosemary Children’s
Services’ residential treatment group homes throughout Pasadena
and South Pasadena.
The Guilds provided decorations, a holiday meal, holiday games and gifts for
the teen foster girls.
“We are so grateful to be able to share the holidays with all of
the lovely young ladies of the Cottage,” said Donna Pierson, Cottage
Guild President. Pierson, as well as the other members of the Cottage Guild
were presented with a poem written by one of the teen foster girls from the
Cottage, as well as a number of hugs from the residents of the Cottage.
The Azusa Canyon Off-Road Association (A.C.O.R.A.) and Disney
VoluntEARs sponsored Rosemary Children’s Services’ Annual Foster
Family Agency Holiday Party, providing games and gifts for the over 150
children and families in attendance.
“We are happy to
participate and be part of a great organization,” said Mario Espinoza, member of A.C.O.R.A.. “We
always look forward to this event and we will be ready for next year to bring
happiness to a lot of kids.”
Father and son Charles and Brent Mason,
owners of Charles W. Mason & Associates, held a holiday fundraiser at their
offices, auctioning original children’s artwork from Rosemary
Children’s Services to benefit the children and families of the agency.
“We are grateful to companies like
Charles W. Mason & Associates that truly care about the communities in
which they do business” said Greg Wessels, Executive Director for
Rosemary Children’s Services. “Fundraisers like this not only raise
funds for the Agency, but also raise awareness about the programs and services
offered by Rosemary Children’s Services.”
December 27, 2011 the Y of West San Gabriel Valley happily celebrated
Jose Aguirre’s 102nd birthday! Jose was born in Chihuahua,
Mexico on December 27, 1910. He was married and had 5 children, who
then provided him with 18 wonderful grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.
is a current and active member of the Y of West San Gabriel Valley,
who consistently attends Monday through Friday. His secret to longevity
is a joyful attitude and staying active! Along with working out 5 days
a week at the Y, he does weekly yard work and plays dominos with his
children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.
respected Orthopedic Surgeon, Dr. Lin and huge supporter of the Y of
West San Gabriel Valley, was amazed at how active, healthy and happy
Jose is at the age of 102. Along with Dr. Lin, the Y staff and members
came together in Jose’s special celebration to wish him many more
joyful years of life!
The CalStateLA Symphony Orchestra/ Olympia Youth Orchestra, Fung Ho,
Music Director & Conductor, will be giving its Winter Concert of this
season on Sunday, January 15, 2012 at 3PM at the historic San Gabriel
Mission Playhouse, 320 S Mission Drive, San Gabriel, CA 91776. This
concert is FREE & OPEN to the public.
The 14 year old violinist, Hao Zhou, Winner of the Special Prize at
the American String Teachers Association Los Angeles Annual
Competition Finals of 2011, will be the featured soloist performing
the first movement of the Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto. Other works in
the concert will include Schubert’s Rosamunde Overture and
Beethoven’s 5th Symphony.
Scarcely a month after the season
celebrating the birth of Christ, Musica Angelica will take music lovers on a
journey to the end of Christ’s life when it presents Giovanni Battista
Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater on
Saturday, January 28 at 8 p.m. at AT&T Center Theatre in Los Angeles and on
Sunday, January 29 at 3 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church in Santa Monica.
which translates as “the Mother was standing,” is a musical depiction of the
suffering of the Virgin Mary as she witnesses her son’s death on the cross.
But, despite the sorrowful nature of the work – “Does it not cause tears to
fall?” asked a reviewer in 1778 – Stabat
Mater soon became the most popular piece of sacred music ever written, says
Musica Angelica’s Music Director, Martin Haselböck.
early death in his mid-20s did not stop the enormous success of this wonderful
piece of vocal music,” continues Haselböck whose “affinity for early music and feeling for religious moments
in music” were hailed by Krone Wien after he conducted a performance last month
of Bach’s B-Minor Mass and Christmas Oratorio by Wiener Akademie.
Bach wanted to have it performed at his church in Leipzig,” Haselböck relates. “The
text of the Latin original, however, would have been unacceptable for Bach’s
Lutheran congregation, so Bach put the text of a German psalm under the
original music, changed a few notes, and so brought Pergolesi’s masterwork to
his native Germany.”
Joining Musica Angelica for the performances of Bach’s
version of the Stabat Mater are
soprano Dame Emma Kirkby, one of the world’s most celebrated early music
specialists, and countertenor Daniel Taylor. The program will also include
songs and arias by J.S. Bach as well as arias and duets from George Frideric
Handel’s oratorio, Solomon and Theodora.
extraordinary voices of Emma Kirkby and Daniel Taylor will shine in all their
beauty,” Haselböck promises.
Musica Angelica is especially
grateful for the generous sponsorship received from Classical KUSC and Harold
and Penny Ray in support of these concerts.Tickets for Stabat
Materare reasonably priced, ranging from $29 to $49/person, with seniors
receiving a 10% discount ($26 to $44) and students a special price of only $15
with valid identification. In
addition, members of KUSC and SCEMS receive $10 off single ticket prices. Subscription discounts are also
available, with first time subscribers receiving 30% off their subscription. For more information, to purchase a
subscription, or to order tickets, visit www.musicaangelica.org
or call 310.458.4504.
PASADENA, CA – Information on Emergency Service Efforts
of South Pasadena Department of Public Works is working on clearing and
cleaning damaged trees on the public right-of-way. Residents are urged to report any issues with City Trees to
the Public Works Department at (626)403-7240. Some areas of the City are still experiencing power outages
due to downed lines. If you see a
downed power line or experience a power outage please call the Southern
California Edison Outage Hotline at (800) 611-1911.
Center, at 1102 Oxley Street, will serve as a shelter during normal business
hours Monday through Friday for those who are without power or heat. Although animals will not be permitted
at the Senior Center, shelter can be arranged through the Pasadena Humane
Society at (626) 792-7151.
Pasadena Public Library is observing its regular hours. The community is
welcome to stop by to keep warm, to study, to charge cell phones and laptops,
use PCs and of course, to relax and read books, magazines, and newspapers.
For more information call (626) 403-7330.
A power line is down.
What do I do and whom should I call?
Do not touch any downed lines,
even if you don’t see sparks. Call the Southern California Edison at(800)
611-1911. If you do see sparks, it is a live wire and is very dangerous.
My power is still out.
When will it be back on?
Crews are working diligently to
restore power to all customers. You can get updates by visiting the
Southern California Edison website:
or call(800) 611-1911.
Shelter for pets during
Contact the Pasadena Humane
Society at (626) 792-7151.
I have a downed tree.
What do I do?
If it’s a City of South Pasadena tree, call the city at (626) 403-7240.
If a tree has fallen
on your private property you may contract a licensed tree trimming company to
remove and cut any damaged tree.
Please call the Public Works department to notify them of how many trees
that are being removed and what type of trees were damaged.If it
has damaged any property, contact your insurance company.
Do I need a
permit to trim or remove a tree?
No, due to the emergency situation, the
City will waive permit fees. However,
you will still need to notify the City Public Works Department so that you are
not fined or prosecuted at a later date.
Public Works Department can be reached at (626)
403-7240. If it is after hours, contact the South Pasadena Police Department
non emergency number at (626) 403-7297.
My fence blew down.
What do I do?
Contact your neighbor and your
My phone line is down.
What do I do?
Don’t touch it. Contact
your phone company.
My cable line is down.
What do I do?
Contact your cable
My cable or satellite TV is
not working. What do I do?
Contact your cable or satellite
TV provider.All City trees are
trimmed on a multi-year tree trimming schedule. Depending on the species of
tree, there are differing cycles on how often the tree gets trimmed. less
Top of Form
Was this answer helpful?
Bottom of Form
Bottom of Form
A permit is needed to trim or remove a tree if it is over
12” in diameter, or 4” in diameter if it is a protected native species.less
Top of Form
Was this answer helpful?
Bottom of Form
What can I do with all of the green
waste or large branches?
contract trash company is Athens Services which takes regular household refuse
collection once per week from your back yard. Athens Services’ customer service can be reached at (888)
336-6100. Property owners can cut
branches into small bundles and tie them with string and place them next to
their trash bins. Also, Athens
will continue its regularly scheduled weekly pick-up of up to eight (8) bins of
trash or green waste per property.
What can I do if I have large amounts of
green waste or large branches that cannot fit in my trash bins?
must be provided by Athens Services,The City’s contract trash company. You may also consider hiring private
tree contractors. The City is prohibited from recommending particular companies, but we do
have a list of companies who regularly do work in the City. Contact (626) 403-7243. Property owners
who wish to rent a large trash bin need a street use permit from the Public Works
Department at (626) 403-7240, the City is currently waiving the cost of the
permit for South Pasadena Residents.The City is
prohibited from recommending particular companies, but we do have a list of
companies who regularly do work … more
is the closest landfill that I can take my yard waste?
closest landfill is Scholl Canyon Landfill: 7721 North Figueroa Street
Angeles, CA 90041-1719
can I dispose of perishable items from my refrigerator?
that you bag items properly and dispose of the in a covered bin. Athens will resume their regular
loss claims: http://www.sce.com/CustomerService/request/claims/claims-information.htm
The Grinch could not steal Christmas from San Gabriel despite the epic windstorm that wreaked havoc in the San Gabriel Valley. Even though the traditional holiday tree in the middle of Plaza Park toppled over, the holiday cheer will be in full swing at the City of San Gabriel’s lighting ceremony. The event will take place Tuesday, December 6 at San Gabriel’s Plaza Park, 428 S. Mission Drive.
The following information is based on damage assessments through late afternoon Friday, December 2, and should be considered preliminary and subject to change.
This is the City of San Marino with updated information as of 1pm on Monday, Dec 5th.