Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage hosts 17th annual BBQ for Pasadena’s first responders

The Pasadena office of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage will host its 17th Annual Charity BBQ for Pasadena’s first responders and their support staff from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 24, at La Casita Del Arroyo, 177 S Arroyo Blvd., Pasadena.

“For the past 16 years we have held this charity barbecue for Pasadena’s first responders and their support staff as a thank you for their great service to the community,” said Lori Ramirez, branch manager of the Pasadena office of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage.

“We hold the event offsite because of the sheer size of the turnout, and our affiliate agents pitch in to provide meals at the event,” said Ramirez. “This is one of our most popular events, and our whole office gets very involved.”


Documentary about caseworkers on homelessness screens one time only Tuesday at Laemmle Playhouse 7

A one-night screening of the documentary “The Advocate,” about caseworkers on the frontline of Greater LA’s homelessness crisis, will be held at 7:20 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 23, at Laemmle Playhouse 7 in Pasadena.

A Q&A session with a panel of experts on the subject will follow the screening.

Supported by the United Way of Greater Los Angeles, “The Advocates” focuses on caseworkers intimately involved in getting people off the streets and into homes.

The film premiered last month to a sold-out theater at the LA Film Festival.

The guest panel includes: Mary Kirchen, founder of Housing Works; Anne Miskey , CEO of Union Station Homeless Services; and Claudia Perez, founder of LA on Cloud9 and an advocate who has lived experience; and Remi Kessler, director of “The Advocates.”

The film is also playing two shows daily October 19–25 at the Laemmle Monica, and has additional one-night-screenings in Encino and North Hollywood.

“We’d love to get the word out to the Pasadena community about the screening, as we know the increasing numbers of people facing homelessness has meant it’s no longer a fringe issue, and really in the hearts and minds of the community,” said Jen Smith, a spokeswoman for the film.

“The event is a really great way for those concerned to get a good understanding of the landscape of work being done to resolve it, and ask questions to the experts regarding supportive housing, and other hot-button topics,” Smith said.

Laemmle Playhouse 7 is located at 673 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena. Call (310) 478-3836 or visit Laemmle.com for more information.


Glendale Arts receives funding for Alex Theatre network upgrades

The Community Foundation of the Verdugos has awarded Glendale Arts $15,000 to go toward improving the internet and data network system at the historic Alex Theatre. 

Advances to the network create a more reliable, efficient and faster system that allows for future improvements, ultimately building a foundation that will allow the Alex to support larger-scale productions and attract higher-quality entertainment to Glendale, said Glendale Arts CEO Elissa Glickman.

“The Community Foundation of the Verdugos creates a meaningful impact on the community at-large through their support of our local nonprofit and community-based organizations,” Glickman said in a prepared statement. “We are honored to receive this grant and fortunate that we can continue to work together on enhancing the quality of life for the people of Glendale.”