Susan Motander


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Conditional Approval for Arcadia rEWMP Project Area
News

Conditional Approval for Arcadia rEWMP Project Area

By Susan Motander The reaction to that headline should have been a resounding “What?”.  This is an important issue as it may affect your taxes and water rates. But first, you will need a few explanations and definitions. An Enhanced Watershed Management Plan is an EWMP (pronounced E-Wimp – appropriately).  An rEWMP is a revised EWMP…

Santa Anita Opens Inaugural Winterfest
Arts & Entertainment

Santa Anita Opens Inaugural Winterfest

Winterfest runs through Dec. 23 By Susan Motander The infield at Santa Anita Race Track has been transformed into a winter wonderland the track is calling Winterfest. It has all the great touches that make a winter event truly wonderful: an ice rink with real ice, Santa on his throne, a giant snow globe visitors can…

Empty House Party for Pasadena Showcase
Business

Empty House Party for Pasadena Showcase

By Susan Motander Members, supporters and media gathered last month to preview the home that will be turned into the Pasadena Showcase House for the Arts this year. In just three short months hundreds of workers and designers will transform this Mediterranean style home and its gardens into the next Pasadena Showcase House for the…

Lunar New Year celebration at Westfield Santa Anita
Community

Lunar New Year celebration at Westfield Santa Anita

By Susan Motander  Over the next two weekends, several events are planned at Westfield Santa Anita to celebrate the Lunar New Year. These events are all free and open to the general public. The New Year in Chinese astrology will be the year of the Dog. There will be live musical entertainment from 1 to 3…

Weekend Wanderings: Crawling the Gold Line
Community

Weekend Wanderings: Crawling the Gold Line

  By Susan Motander Last weekend, John Wilson led an intrepid group of Arcadia Rotarians (and a few wives) on a pub-crawl along the Gold Line.  We wandered through the Arts District, stopped at the Del Mar Station in Pasadena and finally returned to Arcadia with a final stop at Mt. Lowe Brewery within walking distance…

The Shakespeare Club Puts on Pajama Game Next Weekend
Arts & Entertainment

The Shakespeare Club Puts on Pajama Game Next Weekend

  By Susan Montander  For over 60 years, the Shakespeare Club of Pasadena has presented full scale Broadway Musicals and donated the proceeds to many local charities. In keeping with their Mission Statement of “providing cultural enrichment and philanthropic support to the community”, The Shakespeare Club of Pasadena will be presenting their 70th benefit performance, another Broadway Musical favorite, The…