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There is a fabulous array of adventures available to children of all ages in local camps this summer, offering something for everyone; the adventurous, tech-savvy, intellectual, artistic, and special needs kids, with camps and facilities providing ability-appropriate services for those with physical or emotional challenges.

Tom Sawyer Camp 707 W. Woodbury Road, #F, Altadena (626) 794-1156 Tucked into Hahamongna Watershed Park above Devil’s Gate Dam in the Arroyo Seco in 1944, Tom Sawyer camp has been family favorite for outdoor summer fun for generations and offers five summer programs. “The quality of our staff and training is what sets us apart from other camps,” said Registrar, Operations and Program Director Kevin Austin. “Campers have the opportunity to hang out and be middle-schoolers in a safe environment. I’ve been here 16 years. I started as a youngster and came back as a director and I wouldn’t have it any other way.” Their newest, Camp Lacy was formed with residents of San Marino in mind. Camp Lacy offers flexible enrollment and campers will enjoy swimming, weekly field trips and other outdoor activities. Pre Camp (3- to 5-year-olds) offers the consistent scheduling so crucial for younger children. Activities include swimming lessons and free-play, horseback riding, nature and craft programs. Co-ed campers are peer-grouped, with three counselors for every 12 campers. TSC Too offers camp adventures for slightly older children that include swimming lessons, horseback riding, archery and nature activities. The Day Camp program for students first through sixth grade is similar to the TSC Too program. Outpost (sixth through ninth grade) programs include natural rock-climbing, wind-surfing, kayaking and beach trips. For Special Needs children, Tom Sawyer’s sister camp BLAST (Building Lasting Success Together) specializes in assisting special-needs campers with socialization. Tom Sawyer camp is accredited by the American Camp Association (ACA), and all staff members must pass state and federal background checks. continued on page 9 SUMMER GUIDE 2014 PASADENA WEEKLY








Advanced Education Academy is a small private school in La Canada, CA, which specializes in proficiency based education. Each student does not move forward until full understanding of the materials is achieved. Our student teacher ratio is low, giving each student the individualized help needed to progress swiftly on their personal program. Call Diane to arrange for your child to come for a free visiting day. Come and see if this environment would be a good fit for you and your family. 4490 Cornishon Avenue, #3, La Canada (818) 952-1900

This summer… Spring into Adventure Summer is here and you are cordially invited to experience the only exclusive Airstream dealer in the San Gabriel Valley. Airstream Los Angeles is ready to help you and your family create memories that will last forever. Our facility is prepared to accommodate all of your sales and service needs. We inventory New and previously enjoyed Airstream Trailers and Interstate Touring Coaches for all of Southern California. Our sales and service Specialists are here to assist you. 1212 Las Tunas Dr. San Gabriel CA 91776 1-855-285-2999


Full Day, Arts, Sports, Enrichment and Academics, Nature & Science, Swimming lessons, Daily Recreational Swim, Junior Lifeguard Program, Educational Enrichments, Exercise Programs, Guest Speakers, Dance Class, Arts & Crafts, Fun Fridays, Weekly Field Trips, Wells Fargo “ Hands on Banking” Computer Classes, Cooking and Gold Lessons (additional fees) The Y Summer Day Camp is joined together by a shared commitment to nurturing the potential of kids, promoting healthy living and fostering a sense of social responsibility. We believe that lasting personal and social change can only come about when we work together to invest in our kids, our health and our neighbors. We follow the Y VALUES of Caring, Honesty, Respect and Responsibility. Ages: 4 years thru 8th grade. Dates: June 9th thru August 8th, 2014. Full-day times: 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Tuition: Early Bird & Returning Families $1098, Standard Tuition $1198. Registration Deadline: June 9, 2014. 401 East Corto Street Alhambra, CA 91801 (626) 576-0226 www.


All Saints’ mission is to make God’s love tangible through spirituality, community and peace and justice. Those who experience All Saints Church find parishioners joyfully and energetically challenging one another and the church at large to live into Jesus’ central message of compassion for all and to respect the dignity of every human being. Whoever you are, and wherever you find yourself on your journey of faith, there is a place there for you. Join us! All Saints Church, 132 N. Euclid Ave., Pasadena. Visit or call (626) 796-1172.


At ACCC, the families of the children in our programs who range in age from 2 months to prekindergarten find programs that meet the needs of the whole child within a developmentally appropriate framework. Our family-centered approach helps to nurture healthy partnerships between teachers and parents as we all work together to support the children. We are eager to help families from diverse backgrounds to discover that ACCC is the best place for their child’s early education. Join us for our summer programs which combine fun and learning and nature! Contact Director Toni Boucher at (626) 797-6142 or visit


Altadena Stables is a full-service facility and offers a safe and friendly environment for your riding enjoyment. Boarded horses are attended to 24/7 by experienced caretakers who live on the property. The location is next to the Arroyo Seco and its beautiful forest trails. Instruction is provided on reliable stable horses by skilled professionals and trainers, who offer lessons, camps, clinics and groups for riders of all ages and skill levels (626) 797-2012


California’s Home for the Classics, hosts two summer camps. Both camps are taught in a conservatory style program including improvisation, scene study, stage combat and more, led by classically-trained professionals. Summer with Shakespeare (June 23rd –July 12th) is geared towards ages 10 -18. All the World’s a Stage (July 21st-July 25th) is for kids ages 6-9. Youth classes are available throughout the year, contact the education department for information. (626) 356-3104


SUMMER NATURE CAMP Our adventure-packed sessions for children, ages 5 to 10, are spent discovering plants and animals in the 127-acre Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden. Kids experience nature first-hand in fun and creative activities. Our small counselor-to-student ratio ensures each child experiences summer fun in a safe and personal environment. Weekly sessions June 9 through August 8, full and half day sessions; extended care available. Arboretum, 301 N. Baldwin Ave., Arcadia, CA. 91007. For fees and details, or (626) 821-4623.



Voted Best Martial Arts Studio every year we’ve been open. Kenpo Karate utilizes the entire body as a potential weapon – men don’t have to be flexible, women don’t have to be strong to excel. Learn the only system customized to the individuals’ natural abilities. You may never face the real-world situations we train you for, but if you do, you’ll be glad you did. Summer Special: New Adults $30 for 30 days. 915 S. Fair Oaks, Pasadena (626) 793- 2255

Recognized as a global leader in art and design education, Art Center College of Design has offered undergraduate and graduate degrees in an array of creative disciplines for more than 80 years. Art Center serves the communities of Pasadena and Greater L.A. with public programs intended for all ages and skill levels—kids, high school students and adults who want to explore art, design and the creative process while being exposed to new ways of thinking and career possibilities.


With summer quickly approaching, Barnhart School provides the perfect solution to your search for a summer program for your children. Designed and implemented by a team of dedicated specialists and educators, Barnhart offers a wide range of stimulating and engaging options at a competitive price. LEGO Robotics, Screenwriting, Chemistry, and Basketball Camp are only a few of the many exciting courses being offered to cater to children with a variety of interests and pursuits. Camp begins from June 16th to June 20th from 7:30AM to 5PM with a second round from August 4th to August 8th. Academic enrichment courses take place between June 23rd to July 11th and July 14th to August 1st. For further information including pricing contact Julia Morgan at


Our restaurant specialty is home-made sicilian style Deep Dish crust. All of our pizza’s are available thin crust, deep dish, or traditional hand tossed. We pride ourselves on serving only top shelf ingredients, making sure all of our food is fresh and delicious. Our sauces and dressings are made from scratch in the restaurant, so you can always expect the best. We added, to our menu, many different types of pizzas, sandwiches/paninis, pastas, and salads. 16 N. Fair Oaks Phone (626) 449-3332 Online ordering


Since 1976, Bethany Christian School has partnered with parents to educate, develop, and nurture students in preschool through 8th grade for a life of Christ-centered excellence as engaged learners, servant-leaders, and growing Christians. Rigorous academic program and low student teacher ratios. Art, Music, Drama, Spanish. WASC and ACSI Accredited. To find out more about Bethany Christian School or schedule a campus tour contact Jim Lugenbuehl, Principal or Melody Heal, Academic Dean at (626) 355-3527


Bikram Yoga Pasadena has been healing bodies and changing lives since 1998. Recently remodeled, the facility now includes, changing rooms with showers and lockers , cuttingedge heating and air flow, and a filtered water machine. Bikram Yoga is a 90-minute, 26-posture yoga series designed for all ages, and levels of fi tness. Performed in a 105-degree room and 40% humidity, the Bikram series is designed to help you feel better, look better and live better. 2089 E. Colorado Blvd. Pasadena, 91107 (626) 304-9642


EXPERIENCE THE MAGIC OF CAMP FOX - CATALINA ISLAND Since 1926 the Glendale YMCA has conducted youth camps at Camp Fox. Campers enjoy a multitude of activities: stand-up paddle boarding, Kayaking, Ocean Swimming, Fishing, Hiking, Snorkeling (use of mask- fin-snorkel –wetsuit provided), Volleyball, Soccer, Archery, Climbing Walls, Ropes Course, Aquariums, nightly Campfires with songs-skits plus special activities during each week. DON’T MISS OUT on the greatest week away from texting and social media, A life enriching adventure with friends and new friends EXPERIENCE FOX. (818) 240-4130 ext. 24


Camp Shi’ini - Established in 1947, Camp Shi’ini is a 5-week Native American Indian themed day-camp in Pasadena’s Arroyo Seco. Camp Shi’ini offers door-to-door pick-ups and drop-offs in brand new vans to campers who live in the greater Pasadena area. Activities include: archery, canoeing, horseback riding, swimming, totem pole painting, hiking, bear hunting, beach trips, and an amazing month-long treasure hunt adventure! Camp Shi’ini is extremely proud of its stellar 6:1 camper-to-counselor-ratio! 1768 East Washington Blvd. Pasadena, CA 91104 - (626) 922-0945

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Kidspace Children’s Museum 480 N. Arroyo Blvd., Pasadena (626) 449-9144 With over 200,000 annual visitors, this summer the museum celebrates its 35th year of serving the community and plans a celebratory weekend June 28-29. “Hands-on learning is what makes us a unique center and museum for exploration,” said Susan Cardosi, Kidspace retail and communications manager. “We have a large amount of outdoor space and we build our exhibits in a natural environment to keep kids connected with nature.” The birthday celebration events will include live performances, party games and crafts and a 35-year timeline that chronicles the history of the museum from its early days at Caltech to its current incarnation on Arroyo Boulevard, near the Rose Bowl. Young fans of technology will enjoy the JPL Outer Space Camp, (June 16 -20 for ages 6-11.) With instruction from JPL specialists, participants will learn about the intricacies of space exploration and even compete in the “Outer Space Olympics.” Hands-on activities include creating a “universe in a jar” and crafting olive oil constellations. June 23-27, Kidspace hosts the Inventors Camp (7-11 years old) in which children will learn about the great inventors in history and how their contributions

changed the course of it, as well as have an opportunity to craft inventions of their own. June 30-July 3 is Culture Camp. Visitors will explore myriad cultural traditions, among them foods, garments, art, games, music and dance through a hands-on learning experience. This activity seeks to underscore the importance of cultural diversity and acceptance and celebrates the rich history and traditions of those from the far corners of the world.

Armory Center for the Arts 145 N. Raymond Ave., Pasadena (626) 792-5101 As a community-based nonprofit, the Armory Center for the Arts seeks to provide a welcoming environment for children of all ages and backgrounds. “We transform lives and communities,” said Executive Director Scott Ward. “Not only are we a welcoming place to come to, our program also goes into the neighborhood because we want to be accessible within each community to our visitors without regard to their ability to pay. We offer 200 mini-courses for children of all ages designed to meet the needs of individual families”. continued on page 10 SUMMER GUIDE 2014 PASADENA WEEKLY


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Anderson Adventure Camp H2O (At the Rose Bowl Aquatic Center from June 2 to Aug. 29) 360 N. Arroyo Blvd., Pasadena (626) 654-0330, ext. 433 In its 19th year, this amazing camp boasts an incredible variety of activities and events to keep young bodies and minds busy. Campers may come for the board games, arts & crafts, swim and diving lessons, water polo and arcade room, but they’ll stay for the field trips, including Raging Waters, bowling, laser tag, ice-skating and beach romps. Campers will even be treated to magic shows by noted local magicians and reptile shows, showcasing some of nature’s most fascinating creatures. “Anderson Adventure Camp H2O is special because the camp counselors are super nice and friendly,” said camp spokesperson Karen Meza. “The amazing activities we have offer so much to do, sometimes it seems there’s not enough time to do it.” Anderson Adventure Camp H2O is one of the few camps to offer extended care, available daily from 3-6 p.m. For special-needs children ages 6-17 there is Camp Splash at the Rose Bowl Aquatics Center (RBAC) from July 7-Aug. 1. Campers meet at the RBAC in a controlled, safe environment for fun events, such as swimming lessons, treasure hunts, hip-hop dance, karate, arts and crafts and even weekly walks to Kidspace Children’s Museum to join in activities that promote sensory perception and assist in developing the imagination. Field trips include beach visits for surf therapy and footpath walks at Brookside Park. Interested parents may enroll for just one week or for the 10


entirety by contacting the Therapy Programs Office at (626)5640330, ext. 419. Visit ■ For more information on local summer camps, visit the city’s 2014 Summer Camp Guide at





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The Child Educational Center offers a summer filled with fun and enriching programs for elementary-aged children. Whether you are looking for a full-day camp with engaging activities and educational field trips, after-summer-school programming for La Cañada Assistance League or Pasadena Educational Foundation, or a summer adventure in Descanso Gardens, they have something for every child! Plenty of outdoor time and the nurturing guidance of highly qualified teachers complete the experience. | (818) 354-3418


Clairbourn’s Summer Advantage Program Now enrolling preschoolers through eighth-graders for summer learning! The morning Preschool and the half-day or full-day Kindergarten Programs are designed to help young people be confident, successful learners. The 1st-8th Grade Advantage Program also offers 40 academic, developmental, and creative workshops between 9:00-3:00. Give your child an advantage today! Program runs from June 23 to July 25. Register by May 16, 2014.


Coleman Chamber Music Association - “Sundays with Coleman” the concert series founded by Alice Coleman in 1904 and presented by the Coleman Chamber Music Association, celebrates its 111th season in 2014-2015. These intimate chamber music performances will include performances by the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Quatuor Ebene, the Takacs String Quartet and the Eroica Trio. All Coleman concerts are presented Sunday afternoons at 3:30 pm in Caltech’s Beckman Auditorium. For Tickets and information, please call (626) 793-4191.


Color Me Mine is Pasadena’s premier paint-your-own ceramics studio, with hundreds of different pieces to paint in categories like Kids, Dinnerware, Garden, Pets, and Decor. Our friendly staff teaches easy techniques so you paint like a seasoned artist. Our beautiful studio in Old Pasadena is perfect for finding your inspiration. We offer birthday parties, workshops, scouting programs, and live music on the first Friday of the month. Open 11:00am - 9:00pm daily. 81 S. Fair Oaks Ave. Pasadena (626) 298-6765


Camp Runamuk at the Community Center of La Cañada Flintridge - If you have a little child who is full of energy, constantly looking for ways to fill his/her summer days, and likes to run around and play, then Camp Runamuk is the camp for you. Our action packed half-day summer camp environment promotes plenty of physical activity and creativity through arts & crafts, cooking projects, science projects, games, water activities, making new friends, and most importantly, having fun. Register today for the best summer ever! Community Center of La Canada Flintridge – 4469 Chevy Chase Drive, La Canada Flintridge (818) 790-4353


Cool Kids Groove offers age-appropriate, private musical instrument lessons specifi cally designed for young children ages 4-12. Our safety-certifi ed instructors come to your home for lessons, available all throughout Pasadena and surrounding areas. We implement songs, games and activities to give each student a rich background in music while learning their instrument, with as much focus on fun as on technique and training. Lessons on Piano, Guitar, Voice, and more. Call (424) 625-8503 or visit


LA CANADA, PASADENA, SAN MARINO The Fun Science Day Camp where curious kids ages 5-11 get to have “Aha!” moments of creativity and discovery while building and playing with unique take-home toys, astonishing gadgets, and fantastic gizmos. Our top notch, enthusiastic educators and leaders make STEM learning an adventure! Themes include: Robots, Astronaut Training, Grossology, Rock n Roll Sound, Science Detectives & Curious Creatures. (888) 909-2822


Having smooth, youthful skin is the first step to feeling great about your appearance. Dr. Marilyn Mehlmauer offers a wide variety of solutions for any problem areas on your face. Whether you have lines, wrinkles or acne, we have a remedy to restore the elasticity and refine the appearance of your skin. Visit us and explore our facial rejuvenation treatment options. Schedule your consultation today by calling (626) 585-9474.


The Drucker School of Management in Claremont offers a world-class graduate management education through our MBA, Executive MBA, Financial Engineering and Arts Management degree programs. Our programs infuse Peter Drucker’s principle of management as a liberal art along with our core strengths in strategy and leadership. We offer individualized, flexible course scheduling, an innovative curriculum focusing on values-based management, and the opportunity to learn from world-renowned faculty. To learn more, visit


Join us at our newly renovated, all suites oceanfront resort! All 250 newly renovated rooms are beautifully decorated with a private bedroom and a spacious living room, as well as two full marble baths. Moreover, as we’re spread across 8 ½ acres of ocean front property in Oxnard, hotel guest can marvel at the spectacular views of the ocean, sparkling pool with cascading waterfalls, exotic gardens and streaming lagoons of a stunning hotel landscape. Our guest are welcomed with a free made to order breakfast each morning and complimentary drinks and snacks for two hours every night. 2101 Mandalay Beach Road Oxnard, CA 93035 (805) 984-2500


Since 1943, Emmaus Lutheran School has nurtured students with rigorous academic standards and Christian based life skills to produce well-rounded students whose academic careers hold no limits. Our graduates go on to schools including Johns Hopkins University, West Point and USC. Before and after school care, sports, student government, fi eld trips, music, art, and SMALL CLASSES and INDIVIDUALIZED CARE help students become anything that they want to be. Join the Emmaus family! Visit our website: 840 So. Almansor St., Alhambra, Ca 91801. (626) 289-3664


Your child deserves the best! We teach your child to swim like a pro with expert technique from the very first day in the water. Gerrish Swim School offers lessons to children that are three years old and older. Once your child is in the water and capable of independent movement he or she is in danger of drowning. Initially, our program focuses on water safety techniques: floating, rolling over, and calling for help. Our goal is to teach children how to become safe and confident in the water. Gerrish Swim and Tennis Club, 2713 New York Drive, Pasadena. Visit


Glam Skin Studio & Spa goal is to help you achieve a youthful and healthy looking skin with the revolutionary HydraFacial™ resurfacing procedure. It combines deep cleansing, exfoliation, painless extractions, hydration and LED therapy in a non-invasive treatment. It treats all skin types with serums for skin issues including sun damage, blackheads, whiteheads, enlarged pores, brown spots, uneven skin tone, fine lines and wrinkles. Come in for a free skin analysis. We also offer Rhonda Allison products. 465 E Union Street, Suite 101 Pasadena, CA 91101 (626)673-6041 •


Summer fun and new friends await your campers at Good Shepherd Summer Day Camp! Your child will look forward to fun and educational filled days taking part in a variety of activities; fi eld trips, water days, sports, cooking, science, and arts + crafts and daily tutoring! Campers will be encouraged to express their creativity and individuality as they increase their independence and self- confidence. Download your packet at ! 6338 N. Figueroa St. Los Angeles (323) 255-2786


When is head lice season? Always! Head lice rely on the temperature of your head, not the environment. The good news is, The Hair Angels are always here to help! The Hair Angels is a professional, lice removal service, and we’ve successfully treated thousands of people. We offer two convenient options, in-home or salon treatment. Our service is fast, affordable and guaranteed! Don’t wait, say goodbye to head lice. Call The Hair Angels today! (877) 543-8881 259 Sierra Madre Villa Ave Pasadena 91107


Since 1985, Halstrom Academy has been offering students an alternative to the traditional classroom structure by providing quality, full-time and part-time one-to-one education with flexible scheduling and enrollment options. It also focuses on content mastery with a technologysupported curriculum. From aspiring professional athletes and artists to unique learners such as students with social distraction issues or ADHD, students find Halstrom a place where they can reach their full potential in and out of the classroom. 5 N. Lake Ave., Ste. 250, Pasadena, CA 91101 (626) 500-0056


Take a step back in time while experiencing several historic areas on Highway 126 from Santa Clarita to Ventura. Visit Piru, Rancho Camulos, Fillmore, and Santa Paula along the way. Great food, orchards, 7 museums, and a view of one of Southern California’s most productive agricultural area. (805) 524-7500

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Homeowners around the Rose Bowl have may be opposed to having the NFL use the stadium as a temporary site for a pro football team, fearing that the noise and traffic flow will disrupt their pristine environs. But they’ll still be have to deal with one crazy week at the beginning of August, as four of the biggest stars in rap and pop music will take Pasadena by storm over the course of three shows. First, husband-wife superstars Jay-Z and Beyonce team up for an Aug. 2 stop on their “On the Run” tour, offering a double dose of pop royalty to what should be a sold-out audience of more than 90,000 fans. Whether Jay is rapping through “99 Problems” and “New York State of Mind,” or Beyonce is pumping the crowd up with “Crazy in Love” or turning them on with the sultry tracks from her latest CD, it should be a memorable night. Yet they’ll be challenged for best show of the summer twice during the week after their performance, with Eminem and Rihanna bringing their “Monster” tour to Jay-Z and Beyonce the Rose Bowl for two shows on Aug. 7 and 8. The fi rst show is already sold out, proving that the dynamic duo who share the mike on hits like “Monster” and “Love the Way You Lie” in addition to having dozens of hit songs individually also know how to pack a stadium. Grab your tickets fast if you want in on the second night’s fun. continued on page 16 SUMMER GUIDE 2014 PASADENA WEEKLY


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Michael Feinstein

Those whose tastes run a bit more toward standards and classical sounds should have no fear. The usual battle for the high-end music fan is being waged once again by the triumvirate of orchestras that Pasadena is blessed to have year-round. The California Philharmonic (CalPhil) brings another season of musical magic to Santa Anita Park, where their five-show Festival on the Green series kicks off on June 28 with “John Williams & Friends,” featuring music from “Star Wars,” “E.T,” “Schindler’s List,” “Jurassic Park” and more in addition to the “1812 Overture,” “Carmina Burana” and Brahms’ Double Concerto. That blockbuster evening will be followed by “Cowboys & Copland” on July 12, “Magic, Fantasy & Adventure” (featuring the CalPhil Chorale) on July 26, “Movie Masterpieces” on Aug. 9 and closing out with “Broadway & Bolero” on Aug. 23. Eminem and Rihanna Meanwhile, the Pasadena Symphony and POPS revs up its own summer fun at the LA County Arboretum and Botanic Gardens under the leadership of Michael Feinstein, beginning with the June 7 performance of “Feinstein’s Favorites.” Featuring music by Harry Warren, Richard Rodgers, Nelson Riddle, Henry Mancini, Alfred Newman and a world premiere by Andre and George Previn, with Broadway sensations Laura Osnes and Norm Lewis as guest vocalists singing classics from Peggy Lee and Judy Garland, the night will mark a groovy good start to the season. Following that, Tena Clark’s Leading Ladies of Song will team up on June 28, with a trio of singers led by the legendary Dionne Warwick performing tunes by composer Clark under the guidance of conductor Larry Blank. On July 19, the orchestra will shake things up a bit as Feinstein puts down the baton and picks up a microphone for the tribute show “Michael Feinstein SINGS Gershwin!” featuring some of the best standards in the Great American Songbook, including “Someone to Watch Over Me” and “Nice Work if You Can Get It.” The fun continues on Aug. 16, when the POPS will present continued on page 19







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“Hooray for Hollywood,” a night of classic songs from films, complete with powerhouse guest performances by Maureen McGovern and Debby Boone. And the season comes to a climactic fi nish on Sept. 6, when the “New York! New York!” show features perennially popular singer Patti Austin and other guests singing the best-loved songs from New York-set musicals. But area music aficionados know that there’s one other great option available for inventive summer entertainment: MUSE/IQUE. Headed by former POPS conductor Rachael Worby, the ensemble blends a classical base with other musical genres to create unique experiences, and that should be no different this year. Their season kicks off July 5 with “Glass/Shattered,” an Ella Fitzgerald-themed concert featuring guest singer Nnenna Freelon. On Aug. 9, MUSE/IQUE continues with “Keys/Unlocked,” a piano-themed show featuring five world-class pianists. And they wrap their season up on Sept. 7, when veteran dance superstar Savion Glover takes the stage. Finally, for those on a budget or who just want to enjoy some music that doesn’t cost an arm and a leg, head over to Levitt Pavilion in Memorial Park Wednesdays through Sundays starting June 16 for more than 50 free concerts throughout the summer. ■ Jay-Z and Beyonce perform Aug. 2 at the Rose Bowl, 1001 Rose Bowl Drive, Pasadena. Tickets are $40.50 to $251. Call (800) 745-3000 or visit

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Eminem and Rihanna perform Aug. 7 and 8 at the Rose Bowl, 1001 Rose Bowl Drive, Pasadena. Aug. 7 is sold out. Tickets for Aug. 8 are $49.50 to $250. Call (800) 745-3000 or visit CalPhil performs at 7:30 p.m. June 28, July 12, July 26, Aug. 9 and Aug. 23 at the Santa Anita Park, 285 West Huntington Drive, Arcadia. Tickets are $16 to $88. The programs are repeated at 2 p.m. June 29, July 13, July 27, Aug. 10 and Aug. 24 at Walt Disney Concert Hall, 111 S. Grand Ave., Los Angeles. Tickets are $16 to $100. Call (626) 300-8200 or visit Pasadena Symphony and POPS performs at 7:30 p.m. June 7, June 28, July 19, Aug. 16 and Sept. 6 at the Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Gardens, 301 N. Baldwin Ave., Arcadia. Tickets are $35 to $105. Call (626) 821-3222 or visit MUSE/IQUE performs at the mall lawn outside Beckman Auditorium at Caltech, 332 S. Michigan Ave., Pasadena. Tickets for members are $10 to $125, and $20 to $250 for nonmembers, with both general admission and reserved seating available. Call (626)844-7703 or visit Levitt Pavilion Pasadena presents more than 50 free concerts in its 2014 Summer Music Festival at Memorial Park, 85 E. Holly St., Pasadena. Call (626) 683-3230 or visit SUMMER GUIDE 2014 PASADENA WEEKLY


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High Point Academy will be offering a number of enrichment classes, including edible art, classic American cinema, community action, mock trial, rock climbing, forensic science, time travel adventures, drama, cooking, puppetry, woodworking, photography, jewelry, sports and more! Our summer school continues to offer options for incoming kindergarteners during the summer. High Point Academy, 1720 Kinneloa Canyon Road, Pasadena. Call (626) 798-8989 or visit


Girls, register now for empowering summer workshops! Mind, Body, Spirit, Friendship: (grades 3-5). Join the fun with art, dance, & skills! Be R.E.A.L. (Relationships: Extraordinary, Authentic, Loving): Middle school girls gain great friendship tools. Express! An interactive theater arts workshop for teens: We will express ourselves through body, mind, voice, and spirit! Indoor and outdoor activities at our beautiful historic building, off the 210 freeway near Old Town. (626) 585-8075 ext 108


Island Packers Cruises operate year around to the Channel Islands National Parks. Half day and all day nature tours, camping, kayaking and hiking on Anacapa & Santa Cruz islands. Marine life is abundant within the marine sanctuary with Humpback and Blue Whales July thru September, and Pacific Gray Whales mid December thru early April. A year round opportunity to view pelagic birds, dolphins, seals, sea lions and other marine and island wildlife. 1691 Spinnaker Dr. Suite 105B Ventura, CA. 93001 (805) 642-1393


Justine Sherman & Associates serves the speech-language and educational needs of individuals throughout the greater San Gabriel Valley community. We design customized treatment plans with personalized measurable goals achieved through individual therapy sessions or classes conducted by our certifi ed and licensed speech-language pathologists and supervised aids. Our collaborative relationship with families, educators and health care professionals ensures the best opportunity for client success and supports our philosophy of holistic treatment. or (626)355-1729


At KidsCanCode we make computers fun! By looking “under the hood,” kids learn that a computer is a powerful tool - one they can use to create amazing projects of their own. Imagine building your own website, creating a video game, or wow-ing your teacher with an amazing science project. Our classes lay the foundation for a positive relationship with technology. Classes are available for a variety of ages and experience levels. Check out our website for a complete list of summer classes and locations at


Enjoy Kidspace at its fullest! Explore science, art, culture, and fun! Blow things up, get wet, construct your greatest invention, and discover the depth and breadth of your imagination! Go behind the scenes of Kidspace where you’ll make lasting memories by sinking your teeth into big challenges in this unique camp community of like-minded explorers. Each week offers a different theme. Topics range from Outer Space, art, culture, water fun and science, inventions, and GROSS anatomy. Visit:”


Review, reinforcement and advancement are not only the primary goals of our Summer-School Program, but also the fundamental ingredients for a successful transition between grades. With small, teacher-to-student ratios and an individualized approach, TLC/LCP’s program is the smart choice to keep your student sharp over summer. La Cañada Preparatory, 4490 Cornishon Ave., La Cañada Flintridge. Visit


2014 SUMMER ACADEMY & SPORTS CAMP La Salle High School is dedicated to excellent student performance in academics, arts and athletics. La Salle Summer Academic Institute is for 5th to 12th graders from June 23 to July 24. Courses provide opportunities to hone skills and to learn new concepts in the more relaxed environment of summer. Students earn high school academic credit in some courses, and many courses satisfy UC standards. Sports camps are available throughout the summer for student athletes. Call (626) 696-4300.


Landswick Physical Therapy, Inc. uses a knowledgeable and well-rounded staff to provide you with the most effective treatment possible. We are a direct access provider which allows you to see us without a referral from your physician. We accept most common insurances and offer cash pay services to best fit your needs. Don’t live another day in pain. Call us today to set up an appointment or receive further information about our services. 959 E. Walnut St. Pasadena (626)795-2390


The Levitt Pavilion Pasadena presents an annual summer series of 50 free music concerts, under the stars, at the historic Memorial Park band shell in the heart of Old Pasadena. From



Grammy winners to emerging artists, and a Childrens Series on Wednesday evenings, there is something for everyone. This summer marks our twelfth anniversary season. To date, we have provided the community with over 550 outstanding concerts, bringing people from all walks of life together to enjoy a shared evening of great music, beautiful weather, a warm and friendly ambience, and a true feeling of community. Designed to appeal to people of all ages, backgrounds and tastes, our summer music festival entertains audiences of over 70,000 each year. For our upcoming series please visit


Summer is a great time to develop musical skills and The Los Angeles College of Music offers two Music Intensive Sessions. Session 1 focuses on Music Performance or Music Production. Session 2 focuses on Songwriting or the renowned Drummer’s Reality Camp. Geared towards music enthusiasts ages 10+ and all skill levels, the program includes master classes, private lessons, recitals and large ensembles taught by LACM faculty and top music industry members. Intimate group sizes and one-on-one coaching allow you to get up close and personal at a renowned music school with some of the most respected names in the music industry. 300 S. Fair Oaks Ave., Pasadena for more information or call us at (626) 568-8850.


Send your children off to learn and speak French for the summer. Ecole du Soleil, a summer day camp, is an extension of the Lycée International de Los Angeles (LILA), a PS-12 bilingual school. The camp offers French immersion through interactive classroom activities and fun outdoor sports and games. Small groups supervised by accredited, caring staff. The camp is at LILA’s Los Feliz campus and is open to children from 4 to 10 years old.


Maid Brigade’s success in the community is attributed to our dedication to serving our clients. The goal is not to just to clean your home but “to make your life easier.” We use a Certified Green Cleaning System and of course we are fully insured and bonded for your protection. Our employees are our greatest asset and teamwork is essential. We are locally owned. We have been voted “Best House Cleaning Service” the last four years. (626) 799-MAID (6243)


THE PLACE YOU WANT TO BE THIS SUMMER Maranatha High School is the only non-denominational Christian high school in the San Gabriel Valley. The overall goal to provide excellent Christian education across all areas has also resulted in notable academic advances. The school offers 32 Advanced Placement (AP) and honors courses, and enjoys an AP Student Pass Rate of 82%. Maranatha offers a Summer Academy for 9-12th graders as well as Athletic Challenge Camps for 4-9th graders. Learn more at


Open to all students entering Kindergarten – 12th Grade, Marlborough’s five-week co-ed Summer School Program provides a wide variety of classes. From athletics to academics, science to drama, and art to math, our Summer School theme of “Art, Smart, Heart” is reflected across the extensive course offerings. Visit our website at to peruse the exciting courses for 2014 and to enroll in the program or contact us with any questions at (323) 964-8401.


SUMMER @ MAYFIELD Mayfield Senior School’s Summer Institute is a vibrant, innovative, educational and fun program for young women grades 5-12. Classes are designed to enrich mind and body during the summer months, while allowing middle school girls the opportunity to experience an all-girls educational setting. Classes range from art intensives, skills for success, athletics, leadership, STEM, test prep, writing, literature and film. Please visit for more information, registration forms and the full Summer Institute brochure. 500 Bellefontaine Street Pasadena, CA 91105 (626)799-9121 ex 212


McGroarty Arts Center provides access to the arts through in-depth arts instruction and experiences. Affordable or free multidisciplinary arts instruction is offered to at-risk youth, children, and families, as are performances, exhibitions, and events that engage the greater public. The Center is a venue for artists to present their work, while preserving the legacy of John Steven McGroarty and his historic home. McGroarty Arts Center offers four 8-week sessions of art classes each year. Expect over 75 different visual and performing arts classes each session for children as young as 3 years old, through adults. Classes are divided by age and skill level, ensuring that each student receives generous instruction and encouragement. For more information go to or call (818) 352-5285


At Nova 42, we are proud of the typical reaction from our students, “I love it here!” Our students love the excellence of our speech and debate training, ISEE and SAT test prep, college counseling and language arts instruction, and they love our nationally-recognized instructors. And we love what we do too! We mentor our students in a holistic but practical way. Come visit to experience the difference! 1278 E. Colorado Blvd. Pasadena (626) 765-6609

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Boston Court Performing Arts Center 70 N. Mentor Ave., Pasadena (626) 683-6883 May 9 — USC Collaborative: The New and the Newer — The Sequel May 10 — Microfest: The Formalist Quartet Re-Examining Tenney and Nono July 11 — Piano Spheres: Vicki Ray performing “Just Born in LA: The Newest Works of Stucky and Pereira” July 19 — Wild Up: Shaking up the World July 25 — All Strung Up: The Dueling Harps of Ellie Choate and Paul Baker July 26 — Matt Slocum’s Black Elk’s Dream Sept. 19 — Piano Spheres: Susan Svreck Visualizing the Contemporary Piano Sept. 20 — Grant Gershon and Friends continued on page 25 22


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California Philharmonic Santa Anita Park 285 E. Huntington Drive, Arcadia (626) 300-8200 June 28 — John Williams and Friends July 12 — Cowboys and Copland July 26 — Magic, Fantasy and Adventure Aug. 9 — Movie Masterpieces Aug. 23 — Broadway and Bolero

New West Guitar Group

Descanso Gardens Music on the Main 1418 Descanso Drive, La Cañada Flintridge (818) 949-4200 June 19 — Sara Gazarek June 26 — Dave Tull July 3 — Mitchell Long and Café Atlantico July 10 — Katie Thiroux July 17 — Betty Bryant July 24 — Nolan Shaheed July 31 — New West Guitar Group Aug. 7 — Sammy Miller Aug. 14 — Louie Cruz Beltran Aug. 21 — Aubrey Logan Descanso Gardens World Rhythms Series June 24 — Kayamanan Ng Lahi July 1 — Omo Ache July 8 — Masanga Marimba July 15 — Conjunto Jardin July 22 — On Ensemble with Chieko Kojima July 29 — Hula Halau ‘O Lilinoe Na Pua Me Ke Aloha Aug. 5 — Samba Society continued on page 26 SUMMER GUIDE 2014 PASADENA WEEKLY


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Levitt Pavilion Summer Concert Series Memorial Park 85 E. Holly St., Pasadena (626) 683-3230 Free concerts featuring a wide array of musical styles are Wednesdays through Sundays June through August. Check the Web site for updates. June 15 — Barbara Morrison June 18 — Pasadena Symphony June 19 — The Album Leaf and Bell Gardens June 21 — Afro Funke June 22 — Lao Tizer June 25 — Funky Punks June 26 — Janiva Magness June 28 — Pistolera June 29 — Kenny Burrell Big Band July 2 — Rhythm Child July 3 — The Duhks July 4 — Night Train July 5 — Vaud and the Villains July 6 — Billy Mitchell and Friends July 9 — Party Animals July 10 — Cecilia Noel July 11 — BMI Presents July 12 — Carlos Nuñez July 13 — Dr. Bobby Rodriguez Latin Jazz July 16 — Lythgoe Productions July 17 — Teebs and Kamasi Washington July 18 — Johnny Tillotson & Bryan Hyland July 19 — Jimmy LaFave July 20 — Open Hands July 23 — Kiddle Karoo July 24 — Richard Bernard’s Oy! Stars July 25 — David Lindley July 26 — 4 Preps Aug. 1 — Karla Bonoff Aug. 2 — Laith Al-Saadi Aug. 3 — Scott Healy Quintet Aug. 6 — Bob Baker Aug. 7 — Echocell

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8 — BMI Presents 9 — Mariachi Divas 10 — Hot Club of Detroit 13 — Lucky Diaz 14 — Dwight Trible and SK Kakraba 15 — Blame Sally 16 — Ricardo Lemvo & Makina Loca 17 — Richard Smith 20 — Birdie’s Playhouse 21 — Omega String Quartet - Classic Rock 22 — Brother Joscephus and the Love Revolution 23 — Closing night celebration

Make Music Pasadena Various locations, Pasadena June 7 — The annual free event features more than 150 performances by dozens of bands on stages in Old Pasadena and downtown Pasadena. Visit the Web site for the full schedule. Pasadena Symphony & POPS Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden 301 N. Baldwin Ave., Arcadia (626) 793-7172 June 7 — Feinstein’s Favorites June 28 — Tena Clark and Leading Ladies of Song July 19 — Michael Feinstein Sings Gershwin Aug. 16 — Hooray for Hollywood Sept. 6 — New York, New York

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Southwest Chamber Music Summer Festival at the Huntington The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens 1151 Oxford Road, San Marino (800) 726-7147 Summer Festival at the Huntington is on hiatus this year, due to construction at the Huntington. ■





Lovin’ the Levitt


Although Renee Bodie is pleased when people say they enjoy the concerts at Levitt Pavilion in Memorial Park, she often tells them the music is “just the tip of the iceberg.” “Our basic pursuit is community through music,” says Bodie, executive director of Levitt Pavilion — Greater Los Angeles & Pasadena. “We also want to celebrate diversity and bring cultures together on our lawn, and engage and activate youth through our intern and volunteer programs. We really want to reach into the community.” The nonprofit group schedules 100 free concerts each summer — 50 in Pasadena’s Memorial Park and 50 at the Levitt Pavilion at MacArthur Park in Los Angeles. The organization’s parent company, the Mortimer Levitt Foundation, provides funding to build concert venues in underused urban areas throughout the country with the goal of revitalizing these places and making them continued on page 30 SUMMER GUIDE 2014 PASADENA WEEKLY


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centers of community activity. Memorial Park, says Bodie, was “very underused” before 2002, when the foundation provided funding to restore its historic gold band shell. The venue had not been used since the 1970s and “families were staying away from there.” The fi rst concerts at the renovated facility were staged in 2003. The annual summer concert series has since expanded its attendance, attracting patrons from the San Gabriel Valley, Los Angeles and surrounding areas. Bodie says the events also spurred economic development, because many concertgoers eat dinner or shop in Pasadena before the shows. Last year, a record number of 70,000 people attended the series. The 2014 series kicks off on Father’s Day, June 15, with a return performance by blues singer Barbara Morrison and her big band. Between then and the fi nal performance on Saturday, Aug. 23, Levitt Pavilion will feature Children’s Nights every Wednesday, jazz on Sundays and a variety of musical styles — from Americana to Latin, along with rock, popular ’50’s oldies, klezmer and world music — on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings. Some of this season’s highlights include a performance by The Bob Baker Marionettes, a perennial favorite at the venue; singercontinued on page 34 30




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Pasadena Laundry has been a community favorite Laundromat and Drop Off Fluff and Fold store for a decade. It has recently been expanded and upgraded. It’s bigger with many more state of the art washers and dryers. It has always offered free WiFi, large new TV’s, plenty of parking, and friendly attendants. No quarters needed, it’s a laundry card store. Try the professional and convenient Fluff and Fold service. It is proudly owned by a local family. 6am – 10pm – 7 days – 2585 E. Colorado Blvd. Between Altadena and San Gabriel (626) 744-2948


Spend your summer at the library! We have something for all ages from story times for little ones to activities for children, teens, adults and families. Our annual Summer Reading Club for children and teens runs from June 7 to August 3. Going on a road trip? Check out our eBook and audio book selections. Taking a staycation? Pick up a DVD from our Media Box to enjoy at home. Visit for more information.


When your child is struggling at school, the problems may be related to how he or she learns, not the ability to learn. Tutoring can help a student complete an assignment, but it does not address your child’s approach to learning: how he or she remembers new ideas, organizes materials, or constructs a writing assignment. An educational therapist and credentialed teacher, Carolyn Patterson can assess your child’s needs and strengths for academic success. Carolyn Patterson, MA, ET/P Educational Therapist, Professional member of the Association of Educational Therapists. (626) 590-8803


Voted the BEST camp in LA Parent, offers award-winning camps for kids, including: Musical Theater, Guitar, Filmmaking, Stage F/X Makeup, Magic, Puppeteers and Photography! PAW provides the ultimate “Arts” experience from rehearsal to performance. To join, all a child needs is a curiosity and passion for performing whether they are novices or seasoned thespians. This year, kids perform in: LITTLE MERMAID, WITCHES OF OZ, LION KING, SNOW QUEEN, or THE PROFESSOR & THE FLOWER GIRL. Eight locations including Pasadena, Studio City, Chatsworth and LA! (310) 827-8827


PolySummer Program June 16 – July 15 — Registration now open PolySummer is a dynamic summer school program that provides opportunities for students in grades K-12 to grow and develop in a setting that values creativity, the joy of learning, and the pursuit of knowledge. Our mission is to provide a balanced, engaging program that is both academic and enriching for students. This year’s program runs from June 16 through July 25, with three- and sixweek courses. Courses are offered to the greater Pasadena community on a first-come, first-served basis. Course descriptions and online registration are available at Questions may be directed to (626) 396-6307 or




Ramona Convent, celebrating 125 years, is L.A.’s premier interdependent Catholic girls’ school. Ramona teaches each student to think about ideas, people, the world, and herself as integral parts of a much-larger whole. Our summer session, open to girls and boys entering grades 6 – 12 is a program that both students and parents will love and includes English, Reading, Algebra, Pre-Algebra, Honors Algebra I, AP European History Prep, Study Skills, SAT Prep, Sewing, Visual Arts, Arts Appreciation, Cooking, Adobe Photoshop, and Athletics. Summer session runs from June 30th to July 25th. Contact Halina Szymanski, A.P. (626) 282-4151 x137, or visit us at


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There are opportunities for everyone at South Pasadena Educational Foundation’s popular K-12 Summer School. Take classes such as Robotics, Science, History, Languages, Writing, Sports, Arts, Theater and Math. Learn a new skill, gain credits, recover grades, advance in academics while having fun! All levels start 06/23/2014. For more information go or call (626) 441.5810 x1163


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songwriter Karla Bonoff; Richard Thompson, a highly regarded British guitarist and songwriter; musicians Playing for Change; and 1950s recording stars Johnny Tillotson, whose hits include “Poetry in Motion” and “Heartaches by the Number,” and the Four Preps. From its office in South Pasadena, Bodie’s organization also puts together summer concerts at MacArthur Park, which opened its own Levitt Pavilion in 2007. Shows at both pavilions, she explains, are pretty much the same, except the MacArthur Park venue presents fewer jazz shows and more Latino and world music than the Pasadena stage. MacArthur Park is also the site of a series of summer concerts sponsored by the Grammy Museum in downtown Los Angeles. The pavilions in both Memorial and MacArthur parks initially were operated by their own nonprofit companies, but the two merged in 2013. That year, Bodie was hired as executive director. Before taking the job she was president of Bodie House Music Inc. for almost 15 years, producing concerts, festivals and music conferences throughout the United States. She also served on the board of Folk Alliance International for 10 years and was board president for two of those years. The alliance seeks to increase public awareness and appreciation of international folk music. The Memorial Park concert series has introduced some new policies since Bodie took over. The side stage of the Levitt Pavilion is now open before each show and is used for performances by community-based musicians, dancers and other artists. Bodie also added Tillotson and the Four Preps to this year’s series after a local resident told her the concerts did not include programming for seniors. She cites this decision as an example of her organization’s ability to “tap into” community needs. “The biggest thing is listening to the community and what the community wants,” she says. To that end, her organization offers two summer internships — one for the Pasadena area and another for McArthur Park. “The interns come for the entire summer and they set up our sites, help with stage management … collect lawn donations — all the parts of music and event production. By the time they come out, they know how to put on an event,” she says. Many of these tasks are also performed by a group of community-based volunteers. In addition, the Friends of Levitt Pavilion, the organization’s board of directors, has established community partnerships with local agencies, including the city of Pasadena, the Pasadena Department of Water and Power, the Pasadena Arts Council, the Pasadena Association Memorial Hospital, the Pasadena Public Library and the Pasadena Humane Society. “Music is just the tip of the iceberg,” says Bodie. “We are an arts organization, not just someone who comes in and just presents 50 concerts. We are a promoter of the arts and a promoter of the community through the arts. “It’s not just presenting concerts. It’s so much more than that,” Bodie says. ■ 34







It used to be easy for a high school student to find a summer job at McDonald’s or someplace offering entry-level positions and low wages. But the employment outlook became a lot bleaker after the Great Recession of 2008, when students suddenly found themselves competing with many experienced workers who had lost their jobs. “The jobs that were typically available for the young people were being taken by seasoned workers,” said Kardia Pinckney, co-founder of the Ideal Youth, a Pasadena-based youth workforce development program. “So now there’s not as many opportunities for students who may truly want to work, who may need to work. … They now have to compete with people who are their parents’ age, their grandparents’ age.” Instead of job-hunting on their own, local youth generally have an easier time fi nding summer work through the area’s job

placement programs. The programs operated by the Foothill Workforce Investment Board (FWIB), the city of Pasadena, the Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD) and Ideal Youth not only try to fi nd summer jobs that match students’ interests and career aspirations; they also teach students the “soft skills” needed to survive in an increasingly competitive workforce. This work-based learning usually includes advice on preparing a resume, conducting a job interview, getting to work on time, dressing for success, interacting with co-workers and supervisors, providing good customer service, and retaining a job. FWIB’s Foothill Youth Self-Sufficiency Program helps young people between the ages of 14 and 21 fi nd work during the summer and school year. Youth Program Coordinator Sarah Toni Mendoza-Jaime said the program received a grant from Los Angeles County that will create 200 jobs this summer for lowcontinued on page 38 SUMMER GUIDE 2014 PASADENA WEEKLY


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income and foster youth who are 18 or older. “We really encourage the youth to stay in school,” explained Dianne Russell, an FWIB operations manager who works with Mendoza-Jaime. “When they work during the summer, they begin to understand what work is all about.” However, she added, “When they go to work, the work takes over and school suffers. Foothill’s stance is [for young people] to use work-based learning to use the work opportunities and to learn that the more advanced education you can get, the more opportunities you will have in the world of work.” Over the years, FWIB has placed students in public-sector positions for the cities of Pasadena, Monrovia and Duarte; Los Angeles County agencies; and the California Highway Patrol, among others. Some private employers — including Party City, the Altadena Country Club and Fresh & Easy grocery stores — have also offered positions. FWIB is trying to persuade privatesector employers to create more jobs for young people. The city of Pasadena’s Human Services and Recreation Department is also seeking more private-sector summer jobs for its long-standing Summer ROSE (Rewarding Opportunities in Summer Employment) Program. ROSE is fi nanced by the city and has traditionally offered jobs in city agencies and other government positions. Department Director Mercy Santoro said

Leadership Pasadena Youth Employment Support, a group of professionals that works to improve the community, has developed and initiated a marketing campaign to “to locate 15 placement opportunities for young people with the business sector.” These opportunities, she added, will hopefully lead to a “scaleup” in private-sector positions “that would not only positively impact the business community but really enrich the lives of our young people by delivering a real career pathway to them.” ROSE, which for many years accepted students between the ages of 16 and 21, has now returned to its original policy of serving youth between the ages of 14 and 24. The program also increased student workers’ salaries from $8 to $9 an hour. In addition to the age requirements, program participants must reside in Pasadena and meet the US Department of Housing and Labor Development (HUD) low-income guidelines. The deadline to apply for ROSE was April 10. ROSE will employ about 160 young people from July 1 through Aug. 15. Participants must complete up to 140 hours in their paid work assignments and receive weekly soft-skills training. Both the city and PUSD this summer will take part in a government-funded program that was introduced last year. The Careers to Conservation Program will enable 30 students in the Engineering and Environmental Science Pathway at John Muir continued on page 40





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High School to work in environment-related occupations. Ten students will work as camp directors or naturalists; 10 others will be employed in various aspects of outdoor work, such as harvesting native plants and trial design; and 10 more will work at US forests and national parks. Careers to Conservation is funded by the city of Pasadena, Los Angeles County and the US Forest Service. According to Marisa Sarian, PUSD’s director of college and career pathways, the school district is also attempting to place 11thgraders in summer internships related to the pathways in which they are enrolled. Eligible students must be available for summer work and have a grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 or higher. Some district students, she added, will fi nd work or internships through Summer ROSE or Ideal Youth. In addition, PUSD this summer is seeking to place about 50 students who have already received work-readiness training in positions at Caltech, JPL, the Levitt Pavilion concert series and other Pasadena-area workplaces. Ideal Youth’s summer internship was created in 2009 to help prepare young people for the world of work. “There were youth programs in existence before then,” said co-founder Ishmael Trone. “They taught students how to build a resume, how to dress for success. And at the end of the training they received a pizza party and a certificate and that was the end of the experience.” Trone, a tax accountant and a former City Council candidate, and Pinckney, a fi nancial adviser, sought to establish what Trone described as “an advanced internship program where the students receive technical training and upon completion a guaranteed internship position in a career field that they are interested in.” Ideal Youth provides paid and unpaid internships to students between the ages of 16 to 20 who are high school juniors and seniors and college freshmen with GPAs of 2.0 or higher. Students are placed in positions that match their interests, which 40


in the past included working for attorneys, veterinarians, sports medicine providers, public relations directors, and local arts organizations, among others. In its fi rst year, only nine students were placed in internships; this summer, 100 students will participate in the program. Like the other summer job programs, Ideal Youth is seeking to make more opportunities available in private-sector positions. To attain this goal, in 2012 Ideal Youth entered into a partnership with the Pasadena Chamber of Commerce, in which the chamber agreed to actively encourage the business community to create summer jobs for young people. Some students who have completed Ideal Youth’s summer program are now working for Rose City Java, a company cofounded by Ideal Youth and Pete Galanis, owner of Cameron’s Seafood Restaurant & Bar in Pasadena. The company has a subcontract with the Rose Bowl to sell Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf products during UCLA football games and other arena events. Because of Ideal Youth’s programs, Trone said, students “know they’re going to get trained, they know they’re going to get the internships experience, and they know they are going to have a permanent paid job. This will increase graduation rates, this will increase attendance in high school. Hopefully, it will stop the gang activity going on in town.” ■ To learn more about the summer job programs, or to offer a young person a job with your business or company, contact: * Foothill Workforce Investment Board, Sarah Toni Mendoza-Jaime, (626) 5848383, * Summer ROSE Program, Rozanne Adanto, (626) 744-6530, * Pasadena Unified School District, Marisa Sarafian, (626) 396-3600 ext. 88429 or Rose Valdez, (626) 396-3600 ext. 88425 * Ideal Youth, (626) 796-7164 ext. 16,





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Ben Carson

MAY So a Memorial Day getaway is in the plans and you can’t wait. Before you go, grab one of these new books released toward the end of the month … Conservative writer Ben Carson has a new book out about America’s future. There’s a new book out, co-written by Bill Geist, too. In fact, you’ll fi nd quite a few memoirs out toward the end of May, as well as novels by Terry Hayes, Tom Robbins, Robert Ludlum and Joseph Finder. And Bob the Street Cat has a new book out, too, and fans will want it.

JUNE Summertime reading bolts out the door like a teenager off curfew with new novels by Mary Alice Monroe, Dorothea Benton Frank and Jeff Shaara; cookbooks; a business book by William Sally Ride Poundstone and one on commodities; a book about Sally Ride by Lynn Sherr; and Hillary Rodham Clinton’s muchanticipated biography. And that’s just the fi rst week … Later in June, look for new novels by Diana Gabaldon, Jennifer Weiner, Janet Evanovich, Linda Fairstein, Ridley Pearson, James Patterson, Jude Deveraux and Dean Koontz. You’ll fi nd a book about a dog that flew during World War II (and why). Learn how to do math in a fun way. Read about Justice Antonin Scalia. Pick up some new Will Shortz puzzle books in June. And learn how to use your manners when you have to swear. For the kids, look for a new Dork Diaries installation; an encyclopedia of animated characters; a few new mysteries for middle-grade readers; a new book about Charlie the Ranch Dog; and a book about farting fi sh. continued on page 45 SUMMER GUIDE 2014 PASADENA WEEKLY




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JULY Just because summer’s half over doesn’t mean your reading list is! Before the fi reworks even begin, look for new novels by Jojo Moyes, Susan Wiggs, J.A. Jance, Jacqueline Winspear and Amy Sohn. There’s a new book coming out about Marilyn Monroe and Joe DiMaggio; a new book that debunks myths about sex; a new book by Ja Rule; a skinny book about crossword puzzles and why we love them; a self-help book on “wallowing” the right way; and a cool true-crime book about how amateurs have been solving cold cases and bringing killers to justice. Later in July, you’ll fi nd more favorites: novels by Brad Thor, Iris & Roy Johansen, Anne Rivers Siddons, Terry Brooks, Catherine Coulter, Brad Taylor, Conn Igguldon, Stuart Woods, James Lee Burke, Ace Atkins and Julie Garwood; a new memoir by singer Rick Paulo Coelho James; a biography on Michelangelo; a new book about families and race; a tell-all about the Clinton’s political life; and a memoir of faith and football. The kidlets will love fi nding new Guardians of the Galaxy books; new joke books to while away the summer; the latest Fancy Nancy installment; and a new graphic novel by Neil Gaiman.

AUGUST You’re not done yet. There’s still plenty of summer — and plenty of time to read — left! The fi rst part of August will see a new book by Ja Rule Andrew Cuomo; a new novel by Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child; a new W.E.B. Griffin tome; a new book about crime-scene profi lers; and a book about the woman behind the Mona Lisa. Also in August, look for a book about college football conferences; a business book about getting organized and one on prosperity; new cookbooks for backyard and for fall; and new novels by Carl Weber, William Kent Krueger, Debbie Macomber, Justice Antonin Scalia Kelly Armstrong, Elaine Hussey, Randy Wayne White, Tami Hoag, Paulo Coelho and Kathy Reichs. Get the kids in back-to-school mode with a new children’s book Debbie Macomber by Malala Yousafzai; a new Cupcake Diaries installment; ghost stories; and a kid’s book about paying it forward.

Malala Yousafzai

AND NOW THE DISCLAIMER … Yes, some of these books can be shifted, moved, or canceled altogether. Titles can change; so can subject matter. If you’ve got a question about your favorite author, NICELY ASK your librarian or bookseller — this is why they get paid the big bucks. Seriously, they’re experts at this stuff. Have a great summer and Happy Reading! ■ SUMMER GUIDE 2014 PASADENA WEEKLY






This summer promises to be a season of cool and white-hot simplicity. The emphasis is on clean lines, versatility and lightweight fabrics that provide ease of movement during hot summer days, yet can still be appropriate wear for nights on the town. Figure-flattering swimsuits for every shape and budget are widely available now, as more designers have become cognizant of the importance of offering stylish, affordable designs for women of diverse body types. As the temperatures rise and spring creeps closer to the sunny days of summer, many of Pasadena’s boutiques and shops plan to entice customers with special sales and a variety of new designs sure to please. While the steepest discounts are often to be had at the close of the season, the advent of summer is usually the best time to shop for the best variety of styles, designers and sizes. Mid-summer offerings can be limited as merchandise is depleted by various sales and holiday-weekend crowds.

Anthropologie 35 N. Fair Oaks Ave., Pasadena (626) 397-2819 Purveyors of style, Anthropologie leads the way in trend-setting fashions. Visual Manager Samantha Davis said this summer’s hottest looks are an amazing medley of choices. “Palazzo pants are in this season, as are maxi-dresses. But this year, the trend has shifted to offering a variety of prints and fabrics,” Davis said. “Printed solids and blousy tops are still popular, as are crop-tops, with the emphasis on bold colors, such as hot-peach and blood-red orange.” Lightweight linen has made a comeback and it is versatility from day to evening wear makes it a desirable closet staple for the fashion savvy. What’s not hot are thick, bulky fabrics and pale colors, with the exceptions being the alwayspopular and in-style white, and the now trending popularity of mint-green.

Il Teatro 54 S. DeLacey Ave., Pasadena (626) 796-2313 As the name implies, Il Teatro sits on the cutting edge of style with dramatic flair. Superb customer service and an eye for the latest designs are what set this boutique apart. “Maxi-dresses are defi nitely still popular” said Associate Manager Jessica Yamamoto. “But now we’re seeing them with interesting cut-outs. Long skirts or high-waisted pom-pom shorts can be paired with crop-tops, and geometric prints are also a big-seller for us.” Although Il Teatro doesn’t carry bathing suits, Jessica has seen a spike in bathing suit cover-up sales, which the story does carry. “In addition to the other cover-ups we sell, long lace cardigan cover-ups are a customer-favorite,” she said. continued on page 48 SUMMER GUIDE 2014 PASADENA WEEKLY


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Macy’s Department Store 401 S. Lake Ave., Pasadena (626) 792-0211 A venerable institution that’s consistently offered stylish designs at affordable prices Macy’s is one of the few remaining full-service family department stores able to keep pace with current lifestyle and fashion trends. Customers rave about the personal service and attention to detail that lends itself to small, intimate boutiques, rather than big-box department stores. Knowledgeable and discreet sales associates are available to assist customers who prefer a higher level of service. “Maxi-dresses are still selling big in a variety of bright, bold colors, and bottoms are flowing and loose,” said Sales Associate Ani Khatchadourian. “But fuchsia, blues — and now charcoal and gray — are also hot colors at Macy’s. We have everything in store for all types of customers. Come and see; there are sales just about every weekend!” Although Macy’s does not have a plus-size department for women above size 18, there is an extensive selection of swimsuits and cover-ups for women size 18 and below.

Sailubju Boutique 8 E. Holly St., Pasadena (818) 404-0578 Owner Faith Gabriel loves the current maxi-dress craze, but she adds that “in my store, we’re seeing them in nautical themes; blue’s, white’s and even polka dots.” Sailubju’s eye-catching feminine designs have just enough edge to be daring, yet still offer the classic silhouette’s and sophisticated tailoring for today’s modern woman. Dynamic and bold dresses, pants and tops in a vivid variety of summer colors that are comfortable yet flattering are a recurring theme in this stylish shop.

Fresh Produce 32 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena (626) 795-5760 With a variety of clothing and styles for all women, fuller-figured included, Fresh Produce has become a fashion favorite for sophisticates who refuse to let size defi ne their style quotient. “What we’re seeing are lots of designs in mint-green, indigo and white,” said Cristy Guerra, sales associate. “Lots of embroidered tops, linen and cotton — a good portion of our merchandise is made with cotton, and 80 percent of our clothes are US made.” Although Fresh Produce’s Web site does boast of its plus-size selection, be sure to check availability before you go. The selection of plus-size fashions fluctuates according to season and demand. ■ 48







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