Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA to Take Part in NBC’s ‘Clear the Shelters’ This Saturday

This 11-month-old female Pit Bull Terrier mix is getting ready for Clear the Shelters as a Pets 90210 volunteer bathes her. Photo by Jamie Holeman The Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA, along with nearly 50 animal shelters across Southern California, is participating in “Clear the Shelters,” a day-long adoption event spearheaded by NBC4 Southern California and Telemundo 52 Los Angeles. On Saturday, Aug. 15, the adoption fee for all dogs and cats will be reduced to $20 and the shelter will hold extended adoption hours from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Read More

Lacy Park Softball League Closes 70th Season In Style

PICTURED ABOVE, left to right, are Willie Forgatch, Garret Young, Dave Bise, Spencer McCroskey, Allison McCroskey, Manager Greg Forgatch, Joy Flores, Royce Stuteville, Kirk Pastre, Meghan Stone, Ed Bugarin and Billy McMickle. NOT PICTURED: Trent Hill, Harold Young, Garret Glazier, Dave Avramovich and Alex Varga. Last Thursday evening’s championship game of the Lacy Park Fastpitch Softball League featured all the hallmarks strung together from seven decades of lively participation; skilled athleticism, debatable rules interpretations, good-natured banter and – most importantly – a whole lot of fun. Read More

San Marino Veteran to Launch New Group

San Marino High School graduate and United States Marine Corps veteran Lawrence Fu; Daryl Chan Photo A San Marino man has put out a call for all veterans to join a new community group that will meet for the first time on Sept. 9. United States Marine Captain Lawrence Fu, a 1999 graduate of San Marino High School and veteran of the War in Iraq, is spearheading an effort to unify former service men and women at a monthly meeting that will be held in the Barth Community Room of the Crowell Public Library on the second Wednesday of each month. Read More

Plein Air Exhibition, Sale to Feature Local Artists’ Arroyo Seco Art

California Art Club President Peter Adams works on his painting at La Casita del Arroyo in Pasadena. Photos by Stacy Lee More than a dozen plein air artists spent last week documenting the natural beauty of the Arroyo Seco and its surroundings. Their works will be on display and for sale at the Plein Air Paintings of the Arroyo Seco Art Exhibition and Sale on Sunday, Aug. 2 from 11 a.m.–4 p.m. at the La Casita del Arroyo, 177 S. Arroyo Ave., in Pasadena. Read More

Spending the Summer with Shakespeare

IMG_3643web Nine-year-old SanMarino resident Olivia is in the middle of spending five weeks getting to know Shakespeare. She is taking part in A Noise Within’s Summer with Shakespeare along with 105 other kids between six and 18 years old. Read More

San Marino School Board Lays Out Game Plan at Huntington Summit

PICTURED ABOVE, left to right, are Board members Joseph Chang, Nam Jack, Board president Lisa link, Shelley Ryan and Chris Norgaard. Mitch Lehman Photo The notion of six hours spent at The Huntington Library summons up images of leisurely walks through pristine gardens and interaction with one of the world’s truly iconic art collections. But for the five members of San Marino’s school board, the July 17 experience at Arabella and Henry’s former home was strikingly different, but might possibly bring forth similar masterpieces. Read More

Special Olympics Flame of Hope to Arrive in Los Angeles

The Special Olympics Flame of Hope, which has been carried in a torch relay across the United States by thousands of runners on three routes, will arrive on Friday, July 10 in downtown Los Angeles, where a cauldron will be lit two weeks ahead of the Special Olympics World Games' opening ceremony. Read More

‘Symphony of Cars’ Gala Bigger Than Ever

The Weiss Family:  Alden, Meredith, Adam, Aaron, Andrew, Valerie, Alan and Aileen Weiss; Photo by Judith Ann Warren This year’s San Marino Motor Classic Gala was bigger than ever. Since the goal is to raise money for charity, the event done on a grander scale would help to raise even more money, said Paul Colony, a co-founder of the motor classic. Read More