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Celebrate Earth Day at Descanso Gardens –Free Activities with Admission

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Descanso Gardens Celebrates Earth Day – Saturday and Sunday, April 23-24

Celebrate nature with programs focusing on flowers and plants for your garden. This year’s Earth Day celebration includes the Mt. SAC plant sale and the Botanic Bling trunk show! Activities free with admission and scheduled both days, unless noted otherwise.

  • Botanic Bling, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.: Just in time for Mother’s Day shopping, Botanic Bling, Descanso’s signature trunk show of unique accessories and jewelry, returns with an Earth Day spin.
  • Mt. SAC plant sale, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.: Students from the Mount San Antonio College horticulture program will sell a variety of potted plants to make your home garden zing this spring.
  • California wildflower display, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.: This floral installation will give you a close up view of the many beautiful native California blooms you can find at Descanso.
  • Wildflower seed activity, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.: Choose from a variety of native seeds curated by Descanso’s expert horticulturalists to make your very own wildflower seed packet.
  • Oak Woodland walk, Saturday only, 11 a.m.: Join Native Garden Horticulturalist Layla Valenzuela for a walk that explores the Oak Woodland, a wildlife restoration site.
  • Patina, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.: Fresh from the Garden Menu featuring grill favorites, salads and a smoothie bar. On the Main Lawn.
  • Earth Day 5k (Sunday Only), 7:30 am: Experience the Gardens in a new way while you support Descanso! A portion of your entry fee benefits Descanso Gardens. Register at racewire.com


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Residents and businesses can safely dispose of electronic waste and have personal and business documents shredded at the City’s popular e-waste event from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 7, 2015, in Parking Lot I outside the Rose Bowl Stadium near Brookside Park, 360 N. Arroyo Blvd.  The event is sponsored by the City’s Department of Public Works.

Shredding trucks and e-waste collection sites will be arranged at different stations in Parking Lot I.  Look for signs directing you to the event.  Motorists and bicyclists are advised to use caution while traveling through the area.

E-waste items include computers, keyboards, printers, monitors, laptops, docking stations, scanners, shredders, fax machines, computer mice, telephones, televisions, flat screens, VCRs, DVD players, PDAs, cassette players, tape drives, stereos and household batteries.  Many of these products have parts that can be recycled.

Public Works is also helping residents and businesses prevent identity theft by providing free paper shredding during the event.  The public can bring a maximum of five legal-size boxes for shredding.  Sensitive documents such as receipts, checks, pre-approved credit applications, credit card statements, outdated tax returns, pre-printed envelopes, return address labels and business cards are items that can be shredded.

For more information about the free e-waste collection and document shredding event, visitwww.cityofpasadena.net/PublicWorks or call (626) 744-7311.

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Summer Fun for a GOOD CAUSE

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Are you up for some summer fun?  Please help support our fundraising efforts for the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life by joining us at the Ice House for a special comedy show on Saturday, July 18, 2015 at 6 p.m. Tickets $15. Please contact Leslie at 626/975-4010 if you are interested in attending.

Also, please consider joining us at the Arcadia Association of Realtors’ (AAR) and West San Gabriel Valley Association of Realtors’ YPN Bowling Tournament on Tuesday July 21, 2015 at 7 p.m. at Action Lanes Bowling Center in El Monte.  Tickets are $15 for bowlers (shoes included) and $5 for non-bowlers.  All tickets include food and refreshment.  Tickets can be purchased online at www.The AAR.com.

Funds raised at both events will go to support the AAR’s Relay for Life Team.

3-Step Guide to Buying a Home Workshop

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Date:      Saturday – February 28, 2015

Time:      9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Location:  Roycroft Realty Office at 2566 Mission St., San Marino, CA

Seating is limited. Please reserve your space by emailing us at leslie@silva-villa.com or calling us at 626/975-4010.  Sponsored jointly by Roycroft Realty and Silva+Villa Home Loans. COMPLIMENTARY CONITENTIAL BREAKFAST WILL BE PROVIDED.

Upcoming E-Waste and Document Shredding Event in Pasadena

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Upcoming E-Waste-Document Shredding Event E-waste/Document Shredding event is scheduled for May 30, 2015 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. – Rose Bowl Stadium – Parking Lot I E-waste items include computers, keyboards, printers, monitors, laptops, docking stations, scanners, shredders, fax machines, computer mice, telephones, televisions, flat screens, VCRs, DVD players, PDAs, cassette players, tape drives, stereos and household batteries. Many of these products have parts that can be recycled.  The public can bring a maximum of five legal-size boxes of documents for shredding. For more information please visit the City of Pasadena’s website by clicking here.


Come out and learn about Aveson’s Approach to Education

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You are invited to get a better understanding of how Personalized Mastery Learning works with Dr. Sebastian Cognetta, Aveson Director of Curriculum and Instruction.  Learn about “Educational Quotient,” a measure of one’s ability to thrive and contribute to a learning environment.   Interactive break-out sessions delve deeper into:

  • Personalize Mastery Learning
  • Social Leadership
  • Healthy Living

Upcoming Forums:

Oct 15 (Wednesday), 6:30 p.m.  

Aveson School of Leaders at 1919 East Pinecrest Drive, Altadena

Oct. 22 (Wednesday), 6:30 p.m.

Aveson Global Leadership Academy at 575 West Altadena Drive, Altadena

RSVP:  nutsandbolts@aveson.org

Fundraiser: Ice House Show on Saturday

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As part of the Arcadia Association of Realtors’ Relay for Life fundraising efforts, we are  selling tickets to a “Relay for Laffs”.  The tickets are $15 and $11 of those dollars go to support the American Cancer Society.  The show is this Saturday on 7/26 at the Ice House in Pasadena at 6 p.m.  Please contact Leslie at 626/975-4010 or leslie@silva-villa.com, if you would like tickets or more information.  Thank you for your support! Continue reading

Join our Fight Against Cancer

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This year we are participating in the Arcadia’s Relay for Life event. The event is a 24 hour team event to fight cancer. It raises awareness of cancer in the community and raises money to support the programs and services of the American Cancer Society. It’s overwhelming to think that millions of people that will be diagnosed with cancer this year. It might be someone close to us – you or me.

The Relay For Life event is not only a way to join the community to fight back against cancer, but it is also a way to inspire hope by raising funds and cancer awareness to help those facing the disease.

We ask you to join us in the Fight Against Cancer.

When: August 2 and 3 11 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Where: Santa Anita Park, Arcadia, CA

To Register: Please click here to register and/or donate today.

Why: Cancer never sleeps, so as a community, we are doing something about it.

Thank you!