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Santa Visits Huntington Memorial

Santa brought holiday cheer to Huntington Memorial Hospital on Tuesday, December 16, arriving by armored vehicle.  Santa and his helpers passed out presents and visited with children in the hospital’s pediatric unit.  A special thank you to Foothill Air Support Team (FAST),  Pasadena Police Department, Glendora Police Department, Pomona Police Department, Covina Police Department, Monrovia Police […] Read More

Hillsides Residents Win Acting Awards

IMG_3727 Teens living at Hillsides teen satellite homes won two awards during the fifth annual “Movies By Kids, For Kids” Film Festival held in November  at the Writer’s Guild Theater in Beverly Hills. One resident won the award for the best supporting actress in a short film entitled “The Reckless Phase.”  Another group of Hillsides actors […] Read More

Five Acres Launches Permanency Campaign

Artist: Matthew "Scout" Segotta Five Acres hosted a launch event Thursday November 6 at the Armory Center for the Arts to announce its 20,000 By 2020 Campaign and unveil the artistic representation of more than 20,000 children currently in foster care, in Los Angeles; a sculpture named Boy 5A. Boy 5A was revealed by actor and longtime Five Acres supporter, Sam Jaeger (Parenthood.) Read More

Union Station and MUSE/IQUE Team Up to End Homelessness

untitled-102-Edit-Edit Union Station Homeless Services and MUSaE/IQUE teamed up yet again for a genre-bending evening of entertainment for a great cause. More than 375 guests enjoyed the 15th annual An Evening for the Station benefit concert, which raised more than $80,000 for the non-profit homeless services agency. Guests enjoyed an incredible Beatles/Bash by MUSE/IQUE, the “counter conventional” orchestra on October 29 at 6pm, at Noor in Pasadena. Read More

Hathaway-Sycamores Receives Grants From Charitable Organizations

BillMartone-headshot PASADENA – Hathaway-Sycamores Child and Family Services, one of Los Angeles County’s leading providers of children’s mental-health services, recently received four generous and much needed grants from area foundations. The largest grant, $150,000.00, was awarded by The Rose Hills Foundation, which is based in Pasadena. Hathaway-Sycamores will use these funds to renovate its Highland Park […] Read More

Pasadena Rotarian Shares Mission of Great Compassion

by Winston Chua Pasadena Rotarian Pierre Mainguy graciously stopped by to speak with The Tribune after a successful talk with the Pasadena Rotary Club last week. The Community First Initiatives CEO received a $25,000 grant from the service organization in order to help continue drilling water wells in the village where heworks, a place known […] Read More

Hillsides Celebrates Donors and Volunteers at Annual Awards Ceremony

DSC_1505 Four outstanding individuals and organizations were recognized at Hillsides Circle of Excellence dinner held at Noor in Pasadena on October 21, 2014. This annual awards dinner recognizes donors and volunteers who have gone above and beyond in giving their time, talent, and resources to Hillsides. Those honored were: Hillsides Lifetime Achievement Award – Astrid Fishbein. […] Read More

Villa Esperanza Honors San Marino NCL With Volunteer Award

IMG_8219 On Sunday, October 5 at the Villa Esperanza Services 18th Annual Achievement Awards dinner the San Marino Chapter of the National Charity League (NCL) was presented with the Robert Loebbecke Volunteer of the Year Award. The award was bestowed to the San Marino Chapter of NCL for their years of dedication and support they have shown Villa. The harvest themed celebration took place at La Salle High School and included pumpkin decorating, dancing and dinner. The evening culminated with awards presented to Villa’s Adult participants. Read More

Bill and Sally Hurt Honorees at CHLA’s Noche de Niños

by Winston Chua Longtime San Marino resident Bill Hurt and his wife Sally were named honorees at the Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles’ annual gala Noche de Niños Saturday night. The Hurts received the philanthropists Courage to Care Award at the gala, which raised more than $3.1 million in unrestricted funds, helping CHLA meet important […] Read More

The Meaning Behind Anabel Higgins’ Jewelry

by Winston Chua Jewelry designer Anabel Higgins held her first-ever trunk show at Single Stone on Mission Street earlier this month. Guests and friends of the store walked in and out throughout the day to both peruse the new collection and to get a chance to speak with Higgins herself, who started her line during […] Read More

Five Acres Raises More Than $250,000 at Golf, Dinner Event

53 Five Acres annual golf tournament and “Supper at the Speakeasy” event, held at the Annandale Golf Club in Pasadena on Monday, September 29th raised over $250,000 for children and families in crisis throughout Los Angeles. More than 100 golfers had a gorgeous day of golf and nearly 200 guests enjoyed a prohibition-themed dinner, live jazz music by the Cat’s Pajama’s, a silent and live auction all while raising money for Five Acres programs. Read More

Hathaway-Sycamores Hits a Grand Slam at Dodger Stadium

HS__MG_2220 Storied Dodger Stadium was again the site for Hathaway-Sycamores Child and Family Services’ 2014 Celebrating Children Awards Reception on Tuesday, Sept. 16. Some 400 people attended the annual event, which raised nearly $155,000 that will help fund the therapeutic and other crucial support services that Hathaway-Sycamores – one of Los Angeles County’s largest mental health and welfare agencies – provides each year to thousands of children, youth, young adults, and families facing serious life challenges. Read More

USC Trojan Affiliates Features Volleyball Coach Anna Biller on October 2

Collier USC Trojan Affiliates, a philanthropic and social women’s group, of the University of Southern California invites alumni, parents, and friends to attend their upcoming meeting on Thursday, October 2, 2014 at Mijares Restaurant, 145 Palmetto Drive, Pasadena.   Social no host bar begins at 6:00 p.m. with dinner, the program, and meeting at 7:00 p.m.  The evening will feature Anna Biller Collier, USC Women’s Sand Volleyball Coach and sand volleyball players USC Senior Kirby Burnham and USC Freshman Sara Hughes. Read More

56th Annual Greek Fest at Santa Anita Park

Visitors To Greek Fest The 56th annual Pasadena Greek Fest will take place at Santa Anita Park from September 19-21. The event’s entertainment will include award-winning dance group performances and live Greek music. Hours for the event are 5 p.m. to 1 a.m. on Friday, September 19; noon to 1 a.m. on Saturday, September 20; and noon to 10 […] Read More

Hathaway-Sycamores Celebrates Children Today

LOS ANGELES DODGERS EMPLOYEE HEAD SHOTS Storied Dodger Stadium will again be the site of Hathaway-Sycamores Child and Family Services’ annual fundraiser – the Celebrating Children Awards Reception. Those attending the Sept. 16 event will not only be raising money to help fund the crucial mental-health and other support services provided by Hathaway-Sycamores to more than 8,500 children, youth, young adults and families annually, but they also will be given the unique opportunity to have the entire stadium to themselves, as the Boys in Blue will be battling the Rockies in Colorado. Read More

Crystal Ball Celebrates Silver Anniversary

Michael-Christine-A#8F6E525 Methodist Hospital will celebrate its 25th annual Crystal Ball at the Pasadena Convention Center on October 11. This year's honorees will be Christine and Supervisor Michael Antonovich. The headliner for the event will be none other than Paul Anka, who returns for a third time to the fundraising event. Read More