The requirement that everyone in California wear a protective mask in public is still in effect. Masks are not only to protect you from other people, but to protect others from being infected by someone else who may have the virus but not be showing symptoms (or not care that they are).
Safer at Home restrictions remain in place in Los Angeles County and may stretch into the fall though the rate of infection has declined in recent days. There are gradual and measured reopenings happening (see COVID-19 Updates). Governor Newsom recently released a color-coded plan for reopening based on the incidence of COVID-19 in California's counties.
Nail salons and other personal service businesses are allowed to reopen at 25% capacity with appropriate saefty measures in place.
While this is a tremendous burden on businesses and individuals, the safety, health and security of our families, customers, clients, empoyees and colleagues is the highest priority. Our best outcome is to keep our communities and residents safe so, once businesses are able to reopen, they can serve healthy customers who are not worried about being infected.
The Pasadena Chamber is part of the California Coalition for Safe Reopening which has been advocating for clear guidelines for reopening, health and safety madates and more to ensure that our state can reopen safely and in a sustained manner.
The Pasadena Chamber has restarted our networking Luncheon Alliance and Breakfast Connection networking events. You can find information, sign up and pay ($5 for members, $10 for non-members) for the Luncheon Alliance by clicking here. For the Connection Breakfast please click here.
These are the Pasadena Chamber members we know are open and/or offering online or remote activities:
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The Pasadena Police Foundation is supporting the PPD and Police Chief John Perez by raising funds that will help local youth struggling financially to achieve their educational goals during this COVID-19 pandemic while classes are held online. Many of these students are unable to purchase laptops for their digital schoolwork and participate with educational classroom Please see the attached letter from Foundation President Gilbert Z. Mares and Pasadena Police Chief John Perez, to assist with your donations that are greatly appreciated. Download the Chief's letter of appeal here: EChamber_Appeal_Letter_from_Chief Perez_9-2020.pdf Please send any donations to Pasadena Police Foundation c/o Janie L. Fogg, Eide Bailly LLP, 300 N. Lake Avenue, Suite #930 Pasadena, CA 91101. Visit us anytime at www.pasadenapolicefoundation.org
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The end of summer doesn't have to mean the end of vacation season. Just in time for autumn, The Langham Hotels in the U.S. are offering a Safe Smart Stay, available through November 24. Enjoy a Safe Smart Stay: The Safe Smart Stay offer includes complimentary parking and up to USD100 in hotel credits. This offer is available at The Langham Huntington Hotel; The Langham, Chicago; and The Langham, New York, Fifth Avenue and is an ideal addition to your fall road trip plans.
For one set of members it was September 18th early Friday evening and for the other it was September 19th the start of the weekend. The 16-hour time difference between First Tee – Greater Pasadena and First Tee – Korea has yet to stop their respective members from meeting one another. In their second meeting, the topic of discussion was “back to school”. Each First Tee member shared their experience with their return to school after summer break and discussed how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected them in the classroom. The two chapters are just beginning this new relationship of being official sister chapters, the first of its kind in the First Tee program. Like any long-distance relationship, communication is key. Keep on the lookout for special social media posts exchanged between the two chapters int the near future. Follow us on Instagram: @firstteegreaterpasadena and @firstteekorea. First Tee of Greater Pasadena was recognized by the City of Pasadena. See the proclaimation here:
Air-Tech was featured on FOX 11.
All personalized holiday card orders at Vroman's are 20% off during the month of September. Come and browse our selection of vendors and their beautiful festive cards and get a head start on your holiday season! Schedule an appointment today, to place your order. Visit here to schedule an appointment online, or give us a call at (626)449-5320 and ask for our Pen and Stationery Department.
Vroman's on Colorado Blvd. is now open for in-store browsing and curbside pick-up from 10:30am t0 6pm. We appreciate you all so much. Thank you for continuing to be courteous to our staff, wearing your masks, practicing 6 feet of distancing, and for following our safety guidelines. The newsstand is also now open from 8:30am-6pm (grab a cup o'coffee from our pals at Jones while you're visiting! Check out information about their hours here). Hastings Ranch hours remain 11am-5pm and the website is open 24/7. We're adding lots of new things lately so be sure to take a look around all the new items!
Pathways College Presents: Career Development Webinars: Join us for weekly discussions in important topics that will help prepare you for college and work life. To register to one of these webinars please contact William Mendoza at (626)-993-4072 or email him at WMendoza@pathwayscollege.org. Marketing Yourself 9/29/2020 | 6PM; Resume Writing & Interview Skills 10/6/2020 | 6PM; Financially Preparing for College 10/13/2020 | 6PM; Professional Communication 10/20/2020 | 6PM
ONGOING (and still relevant):
Pasadena Heritage is proud to present Preservation Pasadena: Craftsman to Modern, a reimagining of our signature event, Craftsman Weekend. For 28 years, Craftsman Weekend has welcomed visitors from across Southern California and beyond to explore Pasadena's rich tapestry of Craftsman architecture. This year we are embracing the opportunity to make Pasadena's architectural treasures more accessible to a wider audience with a broader scope, and are expanding our offerings with a virtual celebration from November 6 to 15!
Kaiser Permanente’s latest efforts include the launch of a public health campaign emphasizing the importance of keeping up with behaviors that stop the spread of COVID-19. Our message, “Together We Thrive,” features our health care professionals as expert voices, reinforcing the actions we all still need to take to slow the spread of COVID-19.
Don’t miss the next webinar where we Change the Narrative on Homelessness. Join Union Station Homeless Services where we will
explore: What is it like to experience the Housing First model when looking to get off the streets? Does this model work for everyone? Is this model cost effective and duplicable? With Sam Tsemberis, pioneer of the Housing First Philosophy, and Cynthia Kirby, person with lived-homeless experience. September 30th
@ 5:30 PM-7:30 PM. Register at www.unionstationhs.org
or watch on Facebook Live.
Home instead Pasadena has partnered with Alzheimer’s Association for the “Walk to END ALZ”. We have created a little video promo to help us spread the word of Home Instead Pasadena’s goal to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research! You can find all the info here: https://act.alz.org/site/TR?team_id=629775&fr_id=13290&pg=team. You an find a video here: https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=652101735706884&extid=X8ruW2duUylPqKLT
Masters Series – Lifelong Learning Goes Virtual at the Pasadena Senior Center. Three Mini Terms on Tuesdays from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m: Folk Music of America with Jacqueline Schwab: October 20 & 27. $25 Members, $30 Non-members. This special two-part Masters Series explores folk songs of America with pianist Jacqueline Schwab, noted for her work on the soundtracks to many of Ken Burns’ award-winning documentaries. On October 20 she will explore the music of Mark Twain’s America—Vintage American “Heart Songs” and Dance Tunes for Piano. The October 27 program I Lift My Lamp celebrates America’s immigrants, their vibrant spirit of community music-making, and their multicultural contributions to our heritage. Then and Now with Michael Genovese: November 17, 24, and December 1 , $38 Members, $45 Non-members. Michael A. Genovese, Political Science professor at Loyola Marymount University, returns to Masters Series with a three lectures: a two-part series highlighting the culture and politics of America in 1960, the year the Pasadena Senior Center opened (Nov. 17 & 24), and a non-partisan analysis of the 2020 November elections (December 3). Information at www.PasadenaSeniorCenter.org or contact Annie Laskey at (626) 685-6702 or AnnieL@PasadenaSeniorCenter.org. Download the flyer here:
Every fall the Pasadena Senior Center offers a full lineup of classes for members. Now they will be available to non-members as well. Residency in Pasadena is not required. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, nearly 30 classes for adults ages 40 and older are offered online via Zoom. Online fall classes include the following: Art and Joy of Sewing, Ballroom Dancing (Solo),Ballroom Line Dancing (Solo), BollyX LIT, Chair Aerobics, Creative Writing,French, Making Sense of the News, Pep Up Your Life, Pilates, Qigong and Tai Chi, Spanish, Strength Training, Tap, Watercolor, Advanced Watercolor, Yoga, and Zumba Gold. Register no later than Friday, Oct. 9, at www.pasadenaseniorcenter.org. The cost of each course ranges from $40 to $85 for Pasadena Senior Center members and $50 to $95 for non-members. Scholarships for low-income seniors are available on a limited basis. Download the flyer here:
You are invited to participate in ChapCare’s Bid Fore Health Online Auction, hosted by the ChapCare Golf Committee. The auction will begin on Monday, September 21, 2020, at noon and close on Monday, October 5, 2020, at noon. Please visit our online auction website for a preview of the available items, so that you will be ready to bid on Monday, September 21, 2020, at 12 pm. ChapCare Online Auction
NOOR, Pasadena’s based premier event space, expanded their enterprise into a full-service catering hub for the rapid delivery of chef-prepared gourmet meals delivered to homes and businesses. NOOR’s celebrated culinary team will prepare fresh, ready to heat and serve meals that are individually packaged for safety. Meals can be delivered to the homes of employees attending a virtual meeting or to guests supporting their favorite non-profit organization while attending a virtual fundraiser from the comfort of their living room.
Since November 2010, NOOR has hosted thousands of events for the community in Pasadena. Readers of Pasadena Weekly have chosen NOOR as Best of Pasadena nine years in a row (2010-2019). NOOR is certified for both ServSafe Re-Opening Guidance and Delivery: COVID-19 Precautions and is following the strictest health standards for preparing meals in its’ commercial kitchen. Our catering team are provided with protective masks and gloves and receive a body temperature check prior to beginning their shift. NOOR’s kitchen is also equipped with a medical-grade filtration HEPA Air Purifier system to provide a safe environment for preparing meals.
One of the most famous works at The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens, The Blue Boy (ca. 1770) by Thomas Gainsborough (1727–1788), has been reinstalled in the Thornton Portrait Gallery and will be on view for visitors when the Huntington Art Gallery is allowed to reopen. The painting was originally scheduled for installation in March 2020 but was delayed due to mandatory COVID-related museum closures. Now, when visitors are allowed to return, they will see a masterpiece resplendent after an extensive 18-month initiative to analyze, conserve, and restore the work. Minute shades of color, fine brushstroke textures, and nuanced details of the famous figure of a young man in a blue satin costume, as well as the landscape in which he stands, are once again legible and closer to what Gainsborough intended.
A world renowned artist and board member, Gifford Myers, with murals and World Globe around Pasadena friends have donated art pieces to the Gifford Myer's Memorial Artist & Dog for our Silent Auction! Chef James from Pasadena's infamous Bistro 45 will be leading us in Cooking Fun as we prepare dinner together before sitting down to enjoy the entertainment! DJ RawVictoria will wrap it up the Palooza with a dance party! Silent Auction Sept. 30- Oct 3. Event Oct. 3 6pm. Please join us for a joy filled evening! https://msdwcp.betterworld.org/events/EFI
The Pasadena Police Foundation was established in Pasadena to support the City of Pasadena Police Department and has been working diligently for many years to support the PPD various youth programs, K-9 Unit, and to acquire assets, such as vehicles and equipment. In an effort to continue support of the Pasadena Police Department and Chief John Perez and in lieu of our annual Chief’s Breakfast due to COVID-19 restrictions we are sending this appeal letter on behalf of the Chief of Police to the local business community. We are seeking to raise funds that will help local youth struggling financially and due to the pandemic to achieve their educational goals under trying circumstances. With online classes being provided many students don't have the resources to purchase laptops to do their school work and participate in digital and classroom educational activities. Your assistance is greatly appreciated in supporting our fundraising efforts. Please download the letter from Foundation President Gilbert Z. Mares, and Pasadena Police Chief John Perez for your consideration.
Please send any donations to Pasadena Police Foundation
c/o Janie L. Fogg CPA Partner Eide Bailly LLP 300 N. Lake Avenue, Suite #930 Pasadena, CA 91104
Law firm Atkinson, Andelson, Loya, Ruud and Romo are offering free webinars for small to medium sized businesses about issues related to Coronavirus and the workplace. These webinars will focus on the coming aftershocks of managing the continuity of business operations, proper implementation of new procedures & policies, keeping your workforce productive, all while trying to limit organizations’ liability. Click here to register
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Savor incredible seasonal dishes, including inspired new items and classic favorites while dining on the patio of The Terrace. Breakfast is offered daily from 7:00am to 11:00am and dinner is available on Thursday to Saturday from 5:00pm to 8:30pm. Reservations are recommended and can be made online
For details or to make reservations, please contact Guest Services at (626) 585 6218 or click below.
Calling For Nominations Of Community Members That Have Provided Hope! The San Gabriel Valley Hope Gala was founded in 2010. The event has raised more than 1.2 million dollars for patient services and ongoing research advancements for the American Cancer Society. Each year, as a special highlight, we honor cancer survivors, healthcare professionals, and community leaders who have demonstrated exceptional service and highlight their achievements at our distinguished event through a nomination process. This year’s theme is “Flower of Hope,” celebrating the hope that is at the heart of our mission to free the world from cancer. Flowers have always been integral to our culture and identity in the San Gabriel Valley and a symbol of how hope can bloom when our community comes together. This year’s event will be virtual; however, we would like to honor members of the San Gabriel Valley community who have provided hope for fellow citizens during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Nominees will be evaluated using the following criteria: - Nominee must be a resident of San Gabriel Valley; - Nominee must have made a contribution to the welfare and betterment of the community.
Board of Directors of First Tee of Greater Pasadena would like to invite you to participant in our COVID-19 adjusted golf tournament October 1- October 30 at Brookside Golf Course. HERE IS INFORMATION ON REGISTRATION AND SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES: This year's event will have a different look . You will be able to play during the month of October on selected days and times after you registered. I hope you and your friends will again play and support our annual tournament and online auction which provides the resources to serve the many youth that count on your generosity and commitment to allow our Chapter to make a difference in building the future for these young people. Please be on the lookout for an outstanding list of online auction items coming soon.
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This year the AbilityFirst 2020 Festival of Fall Comes To You presented by CHUBB is bringing the spirit of a live food and beverage festival along with a community-centric atmosphere right into your very own home on Sunday, September 13th, 2020 at 6:00 pm! Come join and celebrate the AbilityFirst 2020 Festival of Fall Comes To You, this year’s interactive, virtual version of Festival of Fall, while enjoying gourmet cuisine prepared by top chefs featuring Chef Michael Hung paired with a signature cocktail from Barman Nathan Baker from Pasadena’s The Raymond 1886 and specially select wines, all while raising funds for AbilityFirst programs supporting people with disabilities. VIP Ticket Holders, Table Hosts and Sponsors will each receive an exclusive, behind-the-scenes virtual tour of the Historic Laurabelle A. Robinson Estate in Pasadena which is rarely open to the public as this home was commissioned in 1905 by lawyer and financier Henry Robinson and his wife Laurabelle, and was designed by famous Pasadena architects Greene and Greene. This year’s virtual AbilityFirst 2020 Festival of Fall Comes To You will be held live on Sunday, September 13th, 2020 starting at 6:00 pm on the AbilityFirst YouTube Channel, Facebook, and at various homes throughout Los Angeles County, and beyond! Download all the info here:
Pasadena’s own Craft Distillery takes a Gold and a Silver for Gin in London Competition. Stark Spirits Skyline Gin wins Gold (92 points). Stark Spirits
Dragon Spirt wins Silver (87 points). One of seven US distillers bring home honors. Distilled and bottled in Pasadena. It’s local craft. Rated Best Buy by Wine Enthusiast. Available at Mission Wine & Spirits, and Total Wine & More.
Pasadena's Pie 'N Burger was recognized as one of the iconic burgeer restaurants in the US by the Wall Street Journal. Here is the story: https://www.wsj.com/articles/americas-best-burgers-an-essential-guide-11597432808
Brookside Golf Course would like to hear from you! Please tell us your feedback since we have re-opened with the new COVID-19 restrictions in place. Click on the survey link to submit your responses. Thank you for your support. CLICK HERE
As California families and students prepare for distance learning, AT&T
is expanding our Access from AT&T program, which provides home internet access to qualifying California households with at least one resident who receives Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits for $10 a month. AT&T does not charge a fee to apply or process applications and no deposit is required to establish Internet service under the program. Additionally, in response to COVID-19, Access from AT&T is temporarily: Expanding eligibility based on income and to households participating in National School Lunch Program/Head Start; Waiving all home internet data overage fees. Download the flyers here:
"In these challenging times, we thought we would share this you and your family. Let make it a fun for our children since they now need to wear masks too." From Options for Learning.
Hoving Home is a faith-based residential addiction recovery program for women. Through our holistic recovery program, we help women heal from the common root causes of drug and alcohol addiction (trauma, abuse, abandonment, and neglect). We provide the ability to develop emotional skills and tools for healthy, stable family relationships. We also provide the professional skills and tools needed for success and help develop a concrete path to financial stability and self-sufficiency, forever changing the trajectory of their lives and lives of those who rely on them. 82% of our graduates never return to their former self-destructive lifestyles. These graduates go on to raise their families in this new way of life and break the intergenerational cycle of abuse, neglect and addiction. We need your help please. You can make a difference and make a direct impact on the women we serve by:Choose us as your charity of choice in the Amazon Smile program, at no cost to you.Give us your financial support to continue providing our services free of charge to those unable to pay.Choose us as your annual local charity in Destination- Pasadena, CA. Corporate Bed Sponsorships are also available (any amount would help). Help make a difference in the lives of the broken and give to the Hoving Home
The Pasadena Symphony announces the launch of a phased return to concerts with Pasadena Presents, a series of four performances running October 17 – November 14, 2020. In order to adapt to guidelines set forth by local and state authorities, Pasadena Presents will serve as a new, intimate concert experience that will feature guest artists and musicians from the orchestra in a socially distanced concert setting. Curated and hosted by Music Director David Lockington, each concert will feature a renowned soloist performing a concerto in recital, followed by an ensemble of Pasadena Symphony musicians performing chamber music works. Current ticketholders and subscribers will be invited to transfer their current tickets directly to the Pasadena Presents series. Single tickets will be made available as inventory allows. The orchestra will also offer a membership to view the series online. For information, ticketing options and updates on Pasadena Presents, please visit http://www.pasadenasymphony-pops.org/ or call (626) 793-7172.
New Chamber member Odyssey Games (at the old Game Empire location) is L.A.'s premier complete gaming retailer and event venue! We carry Board Games, Puzzles, Pokemon, Dungeons and Dragons, Warhammer 40k, Magic the Gathering, Party Games, Miniatures, Paint, Hobby Supplies, and more!! We also have a large gaming room for your gaming needs. Follow us on facebook for the most up to date information: https://www.facebook.com/OdysseyGamesPasadena. Open 7 days a week from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. 1795. E. Colorado Blvd. Pasadena, CA 91106. 626-817-9522. www.odysseygamesco.com
TravelStore has been awarded "The Best Places to Work in LA". only 100 companies qualify out of more than 250,000 businesses in the Los Angeles County. This year not only we did qualify, but it was announced yesterday that we are in the 14th position in the Medium category (50 to 250 employees). www.travelstore.com 140 South Lake Avenue, Suite 280, Pasadena, CA 91101. Call Susannah Tomlin, Leisure Associate at 626-795-0291 office or 626-639-2600 direct phone
Join thousands who have etched their legacy at the Rose Bowl Stadium with a commemorative brick in the Rose Plaza before football season this fall. The Rose Plaza tells a rich story of generations of fans who know and love this iconic venue. The Rose Bowl Brick Campaign is a joint effort between the Pasadena Tournament of Roses Association and the Rose Bowl Legacy Foundation, the Rose Bowl’s 501(c)3 non-profit fundraising organization committed to preserving the history of the Rose Bowl Stadium and ensuring its viability for years to come. PURCHASE YOUR BRICK HERE. The Rose Bowl Stadium and the Rose Bowl Legacy Foundation announce the exciting launch of the Rose Bowl’s non-profit think tank, the Rose Bowl Institute (RBI). The Institute will champion sportsmanship and leverage the power of sports to unite people everywhere.
Distance can’t stop us from caring. Hyatt Place Pasadena is proudly welcoming and caring for individuals and groups that are essential workers. Driven by our purpose to care for people so they can be their best, it’s always a priority to care for our community-now more than ever. The “Good Neighbor” rate of $109 plus tax is available to assist essential professionals. Valid at the Hyatt Place Pasadena through December 27, 2020. Rates are based on availability. How to Book: To reserve individual rooms, book through HyattPlacePasadena.com and follow these steps: Visit HyattPlacePasadena.com; Under Corporate or Group Code, enter Corporate Code: 48775; If available, the Good Neighbor Rate will populate; Upon check-in, guests should be prepared to
show proper identification to confirm eligibility for essential professional;
Distance Learning Support for School Age, Full-Day Kindergarten Program Open to 5 years old - 12 years old at Kiddie Academy of Pasadena at 169 N Halstead St, Pasadena, CA 91107. 1-626-606-2800. https://kiddieacademy.com/academies/pasadena/
In appreciation of its business customers, the U.S. Postal Service announces a USPS Loyalty Program designed to help smaller businesses. The program launched nationally Aug. 1. Registered business users of USPS Click-N-Ship will earn credits by purchasing postal products they are already using for their shipping needs. Priority Mail and Priority Mail Express postage purchased online through Click-N-Ship will generate credits that can then be applied to future purchases of these products. Existing business accounts will be auto-enrolled in the program. Business customers will earn $40 in credits for every $500 spent on Priority Mail and Priority Mail Express postage through Click-N-Ship. There is no limit to how many credits the business customer can earn. Once received, users can apply their credits to subsequent purchases of Priority Mail and Priority Mail Express directly in the shipping cart when they check out. Credits expire one year from the date of issuance.
Huntington Hospital is experiencing a shortage of blood neceessary to keep patients alive and healthy. Download the flyer and join me in calling to makle an appointment.
As the world begins to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, one question often asked is “Do you think it's safe to go to the Dentist?”
My immediate answer is an overwhelming, “YES!” Please call our office at telephone number 626-844-7778 to schedule an appointment
. Dental offices are one of the SAFEST places you can be. Dentistry is a profession of obsessive-compulsive cleaners. Dental treatment rooms are cleaned with bactericidal and viricidal cleaners before & after each patient visit. We utilize barrier protection to prevent germs from spreading when we touch things. All instruments are heat sterilized from our autoclave and used only on you before they are sterilized again. In addition to utilizing many disposable products, we wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for the safety of our patients. Here are special offers from Superb Dental:
Elements Dance Space is currently "open" online for all youth dance and adult fitness classes. We welcome all levels of Dancers and Fitness enthusiasts! Visit our site at www.elementsdancespace.com for more information and a listing of our online LIVE classes. Follow us on our Instagram for all the latest up to date information. @elementsdancespace
As COVID-19 continues to spread without discrimination across the country, cancer patients are more vulnerable than ever, as they face unique clinical, social, and financial disadvantages. In these challenging times, cancer patients look to the Society as a trusted partner, and it's essential for us to deliver targeted, local emergency response to meet their specific needs.Typically, during the American Cancer Society's Galas and Balls, generous supporters would raise their paddles high to fund our mission. Now, we humbly ask you to raise your hands virtually in support of the following efforts.Robin Hall Robin.firstname.lastname@example.org (626) 243.5608 | m: (323) 747.2666.
Pacific PACE (Program of All Inclusive Care for Elderly) celebrated their one-year anniversary July 1st ! Pacific PACE opened July 1, 2019 and serves seniors in Pasadena, Glendale, Burbank and surrounding communities. Pacific PACE provides comprehensive medical and social support services to seniors to help them continue living in their homes and communities. It’s literally a “one-stop” shop for all their healthcare. Especially now, during COVID 19, PACE is the best program to keep seniors safe in their homes and ward off isolation and loneliness – we do that with our “Home PACE” model of telehealth and still provide home care services when needed. Here’s how Pacific PACE is delivering exceptional care during COVID 19: Participants are receiving Telehealth visits, weekly meal deliveries, in home support, transportation to necessary specialty medical appointments and receive their medications delivered directly to their homes. The interdisciplinary team of health professionals meet weekly to discuss and plan for the care of each participant. Welbe Health has delivered to each participant, GrandPad Tablets, free of charge!Learn more about GrandPad Technology and how easy it is to use: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FO5f2uEhQxI We want to thank the community for welcoming us with open arms! If you want to learn more about the Pacific PACE program, how to become a partner, or have someone you feels could benefit from our program, we’d love to hear from you.Please call us today at (800) 851-0966. We would love to hear from you!
The health and safety of our travelers, employees, and all Hollywood Burbank Airport (BUR) users is our top priority. Stepping up efforts to control the spread of COVID-19, two PPE vending machines have been installed in both Terminals A and B, making personal protective equipment readily available by all users of the Airport.
May Catering has a new family style menu with new pricing:
May Catering www.may-catering.com
John Wells Golf Shop at Brookside Golf Club is OPEN! Current Hours: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. 7 days a week! Our pro shop is open for Retail and Golf Lessons! Please see our website for information on private golf lessons with our PGA Professionals. John Wells Golf Shop Brookside Golf Club 1133 Rosemont Avenue Pasadena, CA 91103 (626)796-8151 www.brooksidegolfshop.com
New member Pasadena Motor Cars is your one-stop-shop solution for all your automotive, bodywork, and auto detailing needs. We are family owned with over four decades of experience as ASE master certified with factory/dealer experience from companies such as Jaguar, Land Rover, Aston Martin, Mercedes Benz, and BMW to name a few. We have taken serious and responsible measures to do our part and support our customers, vendors and associates during the pandemic. Social distancing, cleanliness and disinfecting of our facility throughout the day, with hand sanitizing stations and masks on personnel to ensure safety, ease and comfort for all. You can follow us on Facebook and Instagram @PasadenaMotorCars and see our reviews on Yelp! www.pasadenamotorcars.com 626.449.6686
Corcoran Bookkeeping and Tax Services is still open and preparing taxes and accepting new clients. Please call Kathleen Corcoran ,EA at 626-398-0107 or e-mail her at email@example.com.
The Kensington Sierra Madre has an informative, exciting and supportive calendar of events for July. You can view them all by clicking here.
Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, as a public service Saybrook University's Mind-Body Medicine faculty have been hosting live mindfulness meditations each weekday at 9:15am PT. During the summer months, the live program continues on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays and previous recorded sessions are available to all at https://saybrookinsights.buzzsprout.com/
Shepherd's Door believes there is NO place for racism, injustice, or inequality in our Black community. We stand united with our partners, volunteers, and black constituents against racial and inequitable treatment. Shepherd's Door is providing all services virtually. We are here for you! If you need help or have any questions, contact the office at 626-765-9967 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Stay Safe
2020 is proving that access to accurate and timely information is more important than ever. That’s why more people are turning to NPR station KPCC on the radio and their website LAist to make informed decisions about the issues that affect Southern California and the world. If you’re a business, you can reach their audience as a corporate sponsor to promote your company and tell audience members about the service you provide. You could potentially reach hundreds of thousands of listeners on the air and visitors to their website. And you’ll be supporting KPCC and LAist as vital sources of local news and information. Check them out on the radio at 89.3 KPCC-FM and LAist.com. To learn more about becoming a corporate underwriter email at email@example.com or call 626-583-5235.
Shiro in South Pasadena is now open for dine-in service.
The Huntington Gardens, Art Museums and Botanical Gardens reopened the gardens on July 1 to visitors with advance tickets. Please note: everyone will need advance tickets for timed entry.) For your safety and ours, everyone will be required to follow new safety protocols, in alignment with LA County’s health order and regulations for outdoor museums. Ticket info
In an effort to offer valuable local video content about Pasadena to a broader audience, Pasadena Media has bolstered availability of their programming to viewers without a cable subscription. Viewers can now stream all four community television channels and access videos on-demand in high definition via the freePasadena Media app on three of the most popular Over-The-Top (OTT) streaming devices: Roku, Amazon Fire TV and Apple TV. From anywhere in the world, viewers can now watch government programming like Pasadena City Council meetings, community-centric programs likeArroyo Live, educational programs fromPasadena City College and PUSD, as well as the popular and renowned daily news program, Democracy Now.
Bickley Printing Company now offers banner printing. FAX IMAC Copying Offset and Letterpress Printing Bindery; Calvin E. Smith, Owner (Family Owned Since 1946) Phone/FAX (626) 792‐6594. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Due to the pandemic, please call first 25 South fair Oaks Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91105‐1905 (between Colorado Boulevard and Green Street) 90 Minutes Free Parking — Across the street in Parking Deck. Enter going East on Green Street or South on Raymond Avenue. Download the flyer here:
Worried about the COVID slide? According to a study put out by NWEA, students are expected to make only 70% of the progress in reading that they would normally achieve in a school year. Lindamood-Bell has been providing individualized live, online instruction since 2015! Our Learning Centers are online and ready to help children and adults learn to their potential. Lindamood-Bell'sresearch-validated instructional programs strengthen reading, comprehension, and math skills by developing the sensory-cognitive functions that form the foundation of learning. Please call the Pasadena center at 626-396-0865 for more information or check out our website at www.lindamoodbell.com.
To ensure we are taking the proper steps for our clients, MyImage Skin + Body MEdSpa has adjusted our scheduling structure to focus on social distancing by having no more than one client with only one employee at a time. Staff is equipped with personal protective equipment to ensure the safety of our clients. Our spa is closed to all walk-ins until further notice. We are appointment only Monday-Saturday 10am-7pm. Consultations are always FREE and ALL services are being provided. Call to find out about current promotions we have extended and added during these trying times. MyImage Skin + Body MedSpa, 119 West California Blvd. Pasadena CA, 91105; 888-955-4664
At Marriott's Residence Inn Pasadena Old Town we are committed to providing you, our valued customer, with a safe environment that aligns with expert protocols for working to defeat COVID-19. Consisting of in-house and outside experts in food and water safety, hygiene and infection prevention, and hotel operations, Marriott’s Cleanliness Council is redefining our cleaning and safety standards. The attached materials represent Marriott’s revised cleanliness procedures and protocols. We are sharing these with you today so that your teams are aware of the efforts we are undertaking to create safe spaces, safe meetings and events, and safe stays at Marriott hotels. We anticipate that these guidelines and protocols will evolve with public health and governmental recommendations. We continue to monitor and stay up-to-date on the latest guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which can be found here. Additionally, we encourage you to reference the most recent travel guidance at www.travelguidance.marriott.com Here is the info:
Learn to Code and Change the World! theCoderSchool Pasadena pasadena.thecoderschool.com, Silicon Valley’s #1 Coding School Program in Pasadena is now brought to you ONLINE for your safe learning. For beginners to advanced, Coding for kids & adults, Broad array of languages including Scratch, Python, Websites & Much More. Courses: 2:1 Coding Instruction, Online Summer Camps. Crazy fun camps include techtalks, design thinking, interactive games. Experienced Coaches. Develop Critical Thinking. Gain Confidence. Build Character. Be ready for the Future. Online promo for summer camps at https://www.thecoderschool.com/locations/pasadena/#-camp-section. Free Trial Lessons offered. Contact Nicole at email@example.com with any questions.
The South Coast Air Quality Management District (South Coast AQMD) Governing Board recently approved $15.4 million in funds from the California Air Resources Board for the Replace Your Ride program. As part of the program, residents living in the District can receive up to $9,500 to purchase a newer and more fuel-efficient, including electric, vehicle at reduced cost, in exchange for retiring their older gas or diesel-burning vehicle. Applicants can also choose to scrap their older vehicle in exchange for a voucher that can be used for public transportation including Uber, Lyft, ridesharing and vanpooling. For a full list of requirements and to apply for free, please visit ReplaceYourRide.com and select the GetStarted tab.
Pasadena Magazine is putting together a special Pasadena Strong section in which advertisers could voice their support for the community and contribute financially at the same time. With 10% of all ad buys going to local charities supporting Covid19 relief support this is our way of giving back as a magazine and a brand. Download the flyer here:
Whitmore Rare Books is open to clients by appointment only, which can be booked online or by phone. Our shop is operating Monday-Friday 9:00-5:00 and Saturday 10:00-5:00. We request that shopping appointments be scheduled at least 24 hours in advance for the health of clients and staff, to ensure that we can provide a pleasant and sanitary space. Masks are required for entry and must be worn at all times. We ask that all clients maintain a distance of 6’ or more when working with team members on their collections. We encourage clients to shop our online inventory and select curbside pickup or shipping whenever possible. WhitmoreRareBooks.com Phone: (626) 714-7720. Email: info@WhitmoreRareBooks.com
For 20 years, The Gabriella Foundation has been transforming lives and communities through the power of dance. As we all face the challenges of these extraordinary times, we realize that dance and movement have never been more important to the physical and emotional health of the inspiring youth we serve. With this in mind, we have found new ways to bring Everybody Dance! into the homes of our students and families - including 130 weekly Zoom ballet, hip hop, jazz, modern and tap classes, Tik Tok dance challenges, and the sharing of video dance classes with our school partners to support distance learning programs. With your support, Everybody Dance! will emerge from this crisis stronger and more vibrant!
Whether it be on campus or through Kidspace-At-Home, the museum provides play-based programs and activities, which promote curiosity, imagination, and exploration. These informal learning opportunities are critical for healthy child development. In addition to providing resources during this time of closure, we are also taking necessary steps to be well-prepared to re-open the campus when the time is right. However, without operational revenue, such as general admission, memberships, group visits, camps, and site rentals, we face significant financial challenges. Now, more than ever, we need your help to keep Kidspace strong! Show your love for Kidspace. Remember, EVERY gift will be matched dollar for dollar! DONATE TODAY
Virtual Studio is Pacific Crest’s program of online education in the performing arts. These include private lessons and a growing catalog of courses in webinar and master class formats. Private Lessons: Custom individual instruction with Pacific Crest educators, where you choose your level of intensity and set your goals. Whether you’re playing for fun, building your technical skills, or preparing for an audition or assignment — our private lesson program is for you. Register for a single lesson, or choose a six-pack or 12-pack. You choose the start date; you choose the end date. And you can renew as many times as you wish. Webinars: Exciting live trainings allow you to live chat directly with the expert while on the training. Some are stand-alone trainings, while others are multi-day. Pacific Crest webinars also include the webinar recording, slides, and bonus materials. Private coaching opportunities may also be available as part of your registration fee. Master Classes: Engaging sessions with experts in performing arts education and leadership. Pacific Crest master classes offer the experience of being in class, while participating from the comfort of your home. Like our webinars, some of these are stand-alone sessions. Others are multi-day “conferences.” Learn more at pacific-crest.org/vs
Express Employment Professionals in South Pasadena is a leading staffing provider helping job seekers find work with a wide variety of local businesses in the San Gabriel Valley area. Because we're locally owned, we live in and work in this community and have a vested interest in its success. We work with job seekers to help them find the right job for their skills and experience. Express Employment Professionals provides employment services and workforce solutions to employers throughout our community. Our vision is to help as many people as possible find good jobs by helping as many clients as possible find good people. Contact us today to get started on finding the right fit for you. 709 Fremont Ave, Suite A, South Pasadena, CA 91030, (626) 844-3562. <https://www.expresspros.com/southpasadenaca/>https://www.expresspros.com/southpasadenaca/ https://www.yelp.com/biz/express-employment-professionals-south-pasadena https://www.facebook.com/ExpressSouthPasadenaCA/ http://bit.ly/SthPsGgle
Huntington Association Management has continued to work ‘round the clock since mid-March. We assist nonprofits negotiate this health crisis by helping directors and boards of charities and business groups with timely communication to members and supporters. But that’s just the basics. We are designing ways to help nonprofits cut costs, retain membership, pivot to virtual meetings and seminar delivery, and strategize what the future of the organization may look like. We are even planning interesting virtual fundraisers and conferences. Time to reinvent. We focus on the nonprofit sector that may need assistance more than any other. Huntington Association Management www.associationmanagement.biz 26-292-1095 Contact: Patricia Rosengren
Right At Home Pasadena & San Gabriel Valley, In Home Care & Assistance is fully operational with our regular office hours, as we are defined as “essential services” to our clients, who rely on our care to provide care and support for daily essentials, such as: Meal preparation; Grocery Shopping; Transportation to medical appointments, pharmacy, errands (with caution and distancing during this time); Personal care (showering, bathing, hygiene); Companionship – which right now is key due to isolation and other factors that can affect the mental and physical health of our loved ones; Light housekeeping; Household support and assistance
Pinot's Palette offers online painting classes with take-home kits. The info is here: https://www.pinotspalette.com/pasadena
As today we start to reopen our businesses to the public, as per our state government, Paulie Technologies is running a special on security cameras for the month of May only, and at this great price orders must be in by May 15th, as supplies are sometimes shaky given or recent turbulent times. The 1080P Wifi Camera is installed for you at your place of business or home by securely connecting wirelessly to your home wifi, and is fully controlled and viewable on your iPhone or Android anywhere at any time. A highly recommended fully functional camera with Pan/Tilt/Zoom, with Night Vision, Motion Detection for recording on-demand Video with 2-way audio at a great price! Promo Offer includes. Physical Installation plus setup on your cell phone is included with each new 1080P fully-functional camera, all for only $125.00. Offer is good for the month of May only and order requests must be received by May 15thby calling 626-658-7556 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org with your request. For more details visit: https://www.paulitechnologies.com/back-to-business-sale/ Best of luck everyone returning to work!!
Golf has resumed at Brookside Golf Club. Several new restrictions will be in place in order to keep our staff and patrons safe. Prior to booking your tee time please review these restrictions so there are no issues when you arrive to Brookside. BROOKSIDE COVID-19 GOLF RESTRICTIONS or BOOK A TEE TIME NOW
Chef Tony Lancaster and Hope Cafe and Catering offers low cost Curbside and Take Out from our Pasadena location Mon-Fri, limited menu but limited cost. Breakfast $5 Lunch $8 and Dinner $12 for Family Pack for 4 $40. You can also order groceries through Hope Cafe and Catering. http://www.hopecafeandcatering.com
The Pasadena Playouse started online classes in May. www.pasadenaplayhouse.org for info.
Vroman's Bookstore has a wide range on live, online events. Visit www.vromansbookstore.com for info.
HI Friends, since March 27, NOOR, has donated over 6,000 servings of our nutritious, plant-based soups to our local senior centers, foster homes and to anyone who stops by NOOR each Friday between 3pm-5pm. We have supported this program on our own and as the demand for donated meals continues to grow, we are asking our friends to support this community effort through donations and/or SHARING this post. Join us in taking care of each other. ❤️ #noorsoup https://www.gofundme.com/f/help-us-to-continue-to-feeding-our-community
Pasadena Kitchens is a family owned retail shop that specializes in major home appliance sales and install, appliance parts sales, and remodel. We also carry window and wall air conditioners, sinks, faucets, counter tops, tile, cabinetry and more. We will be open from 10am-2pm weekdays and 11am-3pm on Saturday during the COVID pandemic. Please be sure to call ahead of time to ensure your appliances or parts are in store before pick up. We are still doing deliveries and installations in-home as well as minor repairs. We will still assisting our customers by phone or by email during our normal business hours 10am-6pm weekdays and 11am-3pm on Sat. (626) 793-0641 Sales@pasadenakitchens.com https://pasadenakitchens.com/
Pasadena POPS is offering online concerts. For Play at Home with the POPS subscribe to our Youtube channel.
Gerry Rothschild (of Gerry Rothschild Band fame) can provide a concert on your block. No payment required, just tips and in introduction. Here's how it works (from the troubador's own email: Driveway concert on your block: 1 1/2 hour concert. I play for tips but have a sign with suggested tip $20.00. I’ll have a tip jar spaced away from me and I’ll also have my Venmo handle on a sign. The block will need a host. It’s up to the “host” to get the word out to everyone on the block. The more people who are able to attend makes it more worthwhile. “Host” will introduce me letting people know who I am and that I am a professional musician who is playing for tips. Please encourage them to tip and mention the suggested amount of $20.00. Below you will see what the host at the last one put out. Of course this is just an example. I need electricity at the “stage” location. I can’t play on grass. I play a wide variety of songs and will take requests and play them if I know them. Concerts are in late afternoon or evening but need to end at least 1hour before dark.
Mobility Works Pasadena is still open for business during this unique time we are experiencing. Our hours of operation are Monday-Friday 8AM-5PM for sales, service, and rental. Saturday’s by appointment only between the hours of 9AM-1PM for sales. We are offering free home pick ups and delivery service to come see our wheelchair accessible vans or to get client’s existing wheelchair van serviced. If you have questions about the purchase, rental, or servicing of a wheelchair van, please give us a call directly at 626-584-8181. Also, you may check out our website for more information - https://www.mobilityworks.com/ Thank you and we look forward to assisting your mobility needs!
At Laura Acupuncture Clinic we remain open to help with non-Covid-19 issues. We want to do our part to help ease the load on Urgent and Hospital care facilities. During this time, we are keeping our regular hours (mostly by appointment) — including Remote Consultations and Home delivery of Traditional Chinese Medicinal herbs and teas. We are also taking many extra precautions to keep our staff and our patients safe, including spacing out appointments to isolate patients, taking temperatures, using masks, disinfecting and rotating rooms to keep them empty for at least 3 hours between use. Remote Consultations / Home Herbal Delivery If you prefer to avoid an office visit, or are experiencing symptoms, we offer remote consultations by phone appointment. Traditional Chinese Medicine has many Herbal combinations, and teas, to help alleviate symptoms and strengthen the immune system. We can discuss your personal situation and recommend possible herbal alternatives to help target your specific situation, or simply calm your nerves. We provide home delivery. Business Hours: M-F 10-6 pm, Sat 10-4 pm.
Due to the recent stay at home order and pandemic, local health community organization, Day One, is offering free COVID-19 healthy tips for Alcohol selling businesses. If you are interested in receiving a free poster please contact Ashley Carrasco at AshleyC@godayone.org.
We at Century Rooter Service and Plumbing are here for you, were open 24 hours a day every day! for service and emergencies. We are in this together. RemembetIf it dosen't flush we'll come in a Rush!
Citrust Insurance Agency is still open and assisting individuals and small businesses to ensure they have health coverage through this time. We also assist everyone who is facing financial hardship to apply for subsidies through the government to reduce their health insurance premiums. Please call Edsel D'souza/Jonathan Edewards at 310-717-3147.
Hearken Creative is still busy working on marketing projects for local and international clients, doing art direction (annual reports, newsletters, magazines) and crisis-related video marketing as well. Need help using video during the COVID-19 crisis to deliver your message? It’s not hard to film yourself and get the word out to potential customers. Call us! http://www.hearkencreative.com
We encourage everyone to support our retail members who are not able to be open by purchasing gift cards. Visit our directory listings for retail businesses here: http://www.pasadena-chamber.org/directory/shopping-retail. Your support now may make the difference for these fellow Chamber member businesses.
Likewise, our beauty shops and salons are reopening. Many offer gift cards or would welcome hearing from their customers. Many also offer gift cards. Here is a link to our beauty and salon members: http://www.pasadena-chamber.org/directory/beauty-beauty-supplies-barbers
Fitness, Yoga and Wellness members are also struggling as they await the chance to re-open. Many are offering online instruction and support or have at-home kits you can purchase at significant discounts. You can find the list of our members in those categories here: http://www.pasadena-chamber.org/directory/fitness-personal-training-services-yoga
Grocery stores and hardware stores remain essential businesses and can be open. Check for store hours before you go.
Cleaners and laundry services also remain open. Some, such as Bryan's, offer free delivery. You can find our member businesses here: http://www.pasadena-chamber.org/directory/laundry-linen-cleaning-services
Also allowed under the Safer at Home regulations are junk hauling and home maintenance companies that service your plumbing, heating/air conditioning and more. You can find them here: http://www.pasadena-chamber.org/directory/junk-removal and here: http://www.pasadena-chamber.org/directory/heating-air-conditioning
FOR THOSE NEEDING ACTIVITIES or ENTERTAINMENT CHECK THESE:
NASA is putting together resources and activities with hands on material for all ages: https://science.nasa.gov/get-involved/nasaathome
Vroman's Bookstore has activities for kids (and adults, too) online. Click ere for info. Buy a gift card to support Croman's while the store is closed.
2. Virtual Huntington Library, Art Museum and Botanical Gardens and more: flinging our virtual gates open wide and inviting you in to EXPLORE, LEARN, LISTEN, and feed your desire for knowledge and beauty. Check out our just-launched podcast series, The Collections, entertain the kids with paper doll Fanny Gray, or just chill with a relaxing visual holiday in the gardens! For kids, they have a downloadable paper doll: Print now and a background to color: Victorian interior
You can also enjoy the Huntington'sBotanical Collections Tours - Take a virtual stroll through more than 120 acres of The Huntington's renowned gardens and The Huntington Digital Library - The Huntington Library houses more than nine million items - a fraction of which is available in digitized form, including manuscripts, maps, photos, printed books, prints & ephemera, architectural projects, the Civil War and more.
Saybrook University’s Mind and Body Medicine department’s daily mindfulness meditation. Now that we all have to “Stay Safe at Home”, it can be lonesome and challenging. A daily meditation can help keep our mind centered and healthy in such trying times. The event starts at 9:15 am PDT for 15 minutes. Go to: https://www.gotomeet.me/LuannFortune/mindfulness-meditation-moments OR dial in using your phone: 1 866 899 4679 | Access Code: 195-157-605
The public is invited to explore the USC Pacific Asia Museum collections online at https://pacificasiamuseum.usc.edu/directory/collection/.
The Pasadena Convention and Visitors Bureau has a photography guide to Pasadena. Want to get a nice walk (while maintaining social distancing) and maybe take some pretty photos. Click here for the guide.
We have been highlighting our member restaurants in an effort to help them weather the COVID-19 edidemic and the required closures which are necessary to safeguard the wellbeing of all of us.
Many are still operating, but offering delivery, take-out and curb-side pick up. Please check with the restuarant before visiting as there are closures daily and those may not be reflected here.
Pasadena Chamber member restaurants are open for take-out and/or delivery and safe, socially distanced outdoor al fresco dining service. SOME MAY HAVE SPECIAL MENUS (PLEASE call before visiting as some may have closed since this was sent):
- Sushi Roku in Pasadena - curbside pick up and delivery
- The Raymond in almost South Pasadena - curbside pick up, take out and delivery