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🩸🏥 Pasadena Hospital's Historic Blood Drive for Black History 🏥🩸

Issue #109

❤️ In this issue of Pasadena Spotlight 

🌤️ Pasadena, CA Weather

🚧 Pasadena Water and Power to Replace Aging Water Mains Along Fair Oaks Avenue

💼 New Employment Opportunities Arise in Pasadena as Unemployment Rate Declines

Door of Hope: Empowering Families to Thrive

🌟 Please Support Our Local Business Owners

🏥 Pasadena Hospital Celebrates Black History Month with Historic Blood Drive

😃 Viral Meme

🗓️ Upcoming Local Events

Pasadena residents are in for a cool and cloudy day with a slight chance of rain. Here's a breakdown of the weather throughout the day:

Morning (5am-10am): The day starts off with cloudy skies, and the temperature lingers around 52°F. The wind is light and steady from the north-northeast, blowing at around 5 mph. As the morning progresses, the temperature will gradually rise, reaching 65°F by 10 am.

Noon (11am-1pm): The clouds continue to dominate the sky, but the temperature will continue to rise, reaching a high of 69°F by 1 pm. The wind shifts to the southeast, blowing at a gentle 3 mph.

Afternoon (2pm-5pm): The clouds remain, but the temperature will stay around 70°F. The wind shifts again, blowing from the southwest at 4 mph.

Evening (6pm-11pm): The clouds will begin to dissipate, giving way to partly cloudy skies. The temperature will start to drop, reaching 65°F by 6 pm and 57°F by 11 pm. The wind shifts back to the north-northeast, blowing at a gentle 3-4 mph.

Pasadena Water and Power to Replace Aging Water Mains Along Fair Oaks Avenue

Pipe by the sea

Pasadena Water and Power is set to begin a major water infrastructure upgrade in March 2024, replacing two, 90-year-old water mains along Fair Oaks Avenue.

The project will span from Washington Boulevard to Montana Street, aiming to enhance water service reliability for the area.

Construction efforts will be contained to approximately one block at a time, with at least one driving lane remaining accessible in both directions.

During construction, crews will use heavy equipment, which may cause some noise and dust in the area. Traffic signs and delineators will be used to minimize the impact of traffic flow along Fair Oaks Avenue.

PWP asks residents to please observe and adhere to posted no parking zones, construction signs, and flagmen.

The work will occur Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, please visit PWP's website at PWPweb.com/FairOaks or call PWP Water Distribution at (626) 744-4456.

New Employment Opportunities Arise in Pasadena as Unemployment Rate Declines

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Pasadena has recently seen a significant drop in its unemployment rate, with the latest statistics showing a decrease to 4.2%. This positive trend comes as the City of Pasadena announces new job openings across various sectors.

The City is actively seeking individuals to fill positions such as Graphic Artist, Lifeguard (Temp - Summer Season), Power Plant Mechanic, and more.

Those interested in these opportunities are encouraged to visit CityOfPasadena.net/Jobs to explore the full list of job openings and submit their applications.

This news not only reflects the city's commitment to providing employment opportunities but also signifies a promising outlook for job seekers in Pasadena.

As the community continues to thrive, these job openings serve as a testament to the city's dedication to fostering growth and prosperity for its residents.

Door of Hope: Empowering Families to Thrive

In the heart of Pasadena, a beacon of hope shines for families facing homelessness. Door of Hope, a leading homeless services provider, stands as a testament to the enduring power of compassion and community support.

Founded in 1985 by the Lazarian family and dedicated community members, Door of Hope has steadily expanded its reach, offering holistic programs designed to uplift families in need and guide them toward sustainable independence.

At its core, Door of Hope is driven by a powerful vision: a world where every family has a home to flourish physically, economically, emotionally, and spiritually.

This vision is realized through three transformative programs: Transitional Housing, Homelessness Prevention, and Alumni Support.

Each program is meticulously crafted to address the practical, emotional, and financial challenges that families experiencing homelessness encounter, paving the way for lasting stability.

Under the strategic leadership of Rev. Megan Katerjian, MDiv, MACCS, Door of Hope has flourished, bolstered by a dedicated staff of 40 individuals committed to the organization's mission.

Megan's extensive background in non-profit work, coupled with her unwavering dedication, has propelled Door of Hope to new heights, fostering financial sustainability, innovative programming, and collaborative approaches.

What sets Door of Hope apart is its unparalleled commitment to keeping families together.

Unlike traditional shelters that may separate families based on gender or age, Door of Hope provides a nurturing environment where single parents, couples, and children can stay together in their own private family units.

This unique approach, combined with comprehensive support services, empowers families to rebuild their lives and pursue a brighter future.

The impact of Door of Hope extends far beyond its immediate services. The organization's Homelessness Prevention Program stands as a beacon of hope, offering a cost-effective solution to address the root causes of homelessness before they take hold.

By assisting families at risk of eviction and providing essential support, Door of Hope strengthens communities one family at a time, preventing further trauma for children and preserving the fabric of neighborhoods.

Looking toward the future, Door of Hope is poised to open its fifth shelter, The David and Katherine Lee Home, in 2026.

This monumental endeavor, made possible through the generosity of supporters and the tireless dedication of the Door of Hope team, will provide refuge for 20 families, marking a significant milestone in the organization's ongoing commitment to serving the community.

In addition to its vital work, Door of Hope actively engages with a network of 270 volunteers and 14 board members, underscoring the depth of community involvement and support that sustains its mission.

As the journey unfolds, Door of Hope invites the community to join in its mission through engaging events such as "Stories of Hope" tours and the upcoming virtual event on May 1, "Empowerment through Employment."

These initiatives offer a window into the profound impact of Door of Hope and provide tangible ways for individuals to contribute to its noble cause. For more information, go to doorofhope.us

Amid the challenges of homelessness, Door of Hope stands as a beacon of resilience, offering families not just a shelter, but a pathway to empowerment and a brighter tomorrow.

With each step forward, Door of Hope continues to illuminate the way, embodying the unwavering spirit of compassion and community that defines its enduring legacy.

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Pasadena Hospital Celebrates Black History Month with Historic Blood Drive

The Huntington Hospital in Pasadena is organizing a special blood drive event on Saturday, February 24th, in celebration of Black History Month and to honor the legacy of Dr. Charles Drew, a pioneering African American physician.

The Dr. Charles Drew Blood Drive will take place at the hospital's Blood Donation Center on 711 Fairmount Ave., with appointments open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Participants will receive validated parking, and the entire donation process is expected to take less than an hour.

The Pasadena community is urged to participate in this meaningful initiative, which aims to address the ongoing need for blood donations.

Upcoming Local Events

Friday February, 23

Play and Learn - 10:30 a.m.

Rose Bowl Public Tours - 10:30 a.m. & 12:30 p.m.

Wild California Explorers - 11:00 a.m. & 3:00 p.m.

Haunted Pasadena - 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Caltech Tai Chi Club - 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Cat Bingo - 7:00 p.m.

NT LIVE: Vanya - 7:00 p.m.

Ladies Love Comedy - 10:00 p.m.

Saturday February, 24

Black Education Expo - 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Student Community Service Day - 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Bonsai-a-Thon - 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Celebrate the Year of the Dragon - 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

IT Cafe with Free Computer Giveaway - 10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Family Storytime - 10:30 a.m.

Saturday Sing-Along at SCCM - 10:30 a.m. & 2:00 p.m.

Soil Safari with Nance Klehm - 1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

NT Live: Yerma - 2:00 p.m.

Crafty Cats Club - 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Teen Writers Meetup - 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Deez Nutz - 5:00 p.m.

Sunday February, 25

Bonsai-a-Thon - 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Celebrate the Year of the Dragon - 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Scout Programs - 10:00 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

2024 Castle Green Wedding Open House - 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Reading the Weeds with Nance Klehm - 1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Terry Chatkupt Photography Workshop - 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

NT LIVE: Vanya - 2:00 p.m.

NT LIVE: Vanya - 7:00 p.m.

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