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Old Pasadena's Newsletter � November, 2012 � Issue Sixty-four
In This Issue
Feature: Old Pasadena Holiday Celebration
Events: Exhibition Opening & Reception
Events: Veteran's Day Memorial Tribute & BBQ
Events: Parson's Nose Theater Production
Events: Small Business Saturday
Operations: Rose Parade Parking Passes
Operations: Holiday Decorations
Openings: Eco Auto Care - Park & Wash
Sales & Promos: Holiday Specials

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Feature:  Old Pasadena Holiday Celebration
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Old Pasadena comes alive with holiday festivities throughout the district. Join us for spectacular performances, live reindeer, 20 tons of real snow, a magical tree-lighting ceremony, Santa's arrival, and much more -- guaranteed to start your holidays with joy, and lots of fun!  All activities take place on Friday, November 23, from 4:00 to 8:00pm, and are free and open to the public.


Everything kicks off at 4:00pm with Old Pasadena's own Winter Wonderland located on Holly Street between Raymond and Fair Oaks Avenues.  Kids can play in 20 tons of real snow, see live reindeer fresh from the North Pole, create festive crafts in the kid's art area, and enjoy live music in this spectacular children's winter playground.  


Holiday Snow TasteEvent attendees are invited to then head over to One Colorado at 6:00pm to see Santa arrive to light the gorgeous 35-foot Christmas tree.  Throughout the evening, One Colorado will host live music including a special holiday choral performance and sing-a-long.   


Everyone is asked to bring an unwrapped toy or book for the Charles Cherniss Tournament of Toys toy drive, which benefits children throughout the San Gabriel Valley. Children and adults who donate an unwrapped toy or book will receive a free photo with Santa from 6:00 to 8:00pm, on November 23rd only.   


The joyous evening also includes the arrival of Santa's own personal mailbox straight from the North Pole.  All season long, children can write their holiday wishes to Santa and he will respond on his personal stationery.  For more information visit

Events:  Flower Pepper Gallery Opening Reception


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Visual Depiction of Emotion and Motion - Solo Show by Nuwa Wamala Nnyanzi


Opening Reception at 4:00pm on Saturday, November 10 



Flower Pepper Gallery
121 N. Union Street


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Flower Pepper Nuwa Wamala Nnyanzi
Flower Pepper Gallery presents Visual Depiction of Emotion and Motion - Solo Show by Nuwa Wamala Nnyanzi opening on Saturday, November 10th, reception from 4:00 - 8:00pm. The exhibition will be on view through December 7th.

Flower Pepper is proud to welcome internationally acclaimed batik artist Nuwa Wamala Nnyanzi. On the very surface, Nnyanzi's work captures the essence of life and culture in his native home, Uganda. However, with close examination, the viewer can see every painting strikes a more primal chord that harkens back to each individual's basic necessities of love, music, and beauty.

Join Flower Pepper Gallery for the unveiling of this breathtaking exhibition!

Click here to preview the works.
Events:  Veterans' Day Memorial Tribute & BBQ


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Veterans' Day Memorial Tribute & BBQ


Sunday, November 11


Memorial Park &
Pasadena Senior Center
85 E. Holly Street





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The Vietnam Veterans of America #446 present the Veterans' Day 2012 Memorial Services in Memorial Park on Sunday, November 11, 2012 at 10:30am. This commemorative service will include live music, a low altitude flyover by the Condor Squadron at 11:11am, bugling demonstration, and more. 

Guest Speaker: Mayor of Pasadena Bill Bogaard 
Pasadena Unified School District Combined JROTC Color Guard 

The memorial event is followed by the Pasadena Senior Center's Veterans' Day BBQ. Take part in the traditional Veterans' Day Salute in Memorial Park and then enjoy lunch and entertainment - all in the park. $1.00 per person with pre-paid reservation; reservations are limited to 100.
Events:  Parson's Nose Presents Hans Christian Anderson


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Tales by Hans Christian Andersen


(3) Saturdays at 7:00pm
(3) Sundays at 2:00pm


Lineage Performing Arts Center, 89 S. Fair Oaks Avenue   



$15; $8 for kids/seniors

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Parsons Nose theater


Tales by Hans Christian Andersen: Stories told to kings and queens by a Danish boy who dared to dream. Parson's Nose presents their first full production of the season, acted in their signature "Story Theater" style. It's a holiday evening and the servants of Bishop Plum's manor house have an hour to entertain themselves. 
Parson's Nose "theater unplugged" presents Tales by Hans Christian Andersen:
  • "The Ugly Duckling"
  • "The Little Fir Tree"
  • "The Emperor's New Clothes"

Adapted by Lance Davis. Featuring Michael Manuel, Marisa Chandler, Roxanne Morrison, James Calvert and Lance Davis.

- Saturdays at 7:00pm: NOV 17 & 24, DEC 1
- Sundays at 2:00pm: NOV 18 & 25, DEC 2  
"Highly entertaining... thoroughly professional"
 - Lynne Heffley, Los Angeles Times 
Events:  Small Business Saturday on November 24


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Small Business Saturday 


Saturday, November 24




Small businesses in
Old Pasadena

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Small Business Saturday� is November 24th! Between Black Friday and Cyber Monday is another day, one dedicated to the businesses that boost the economy and invigorate neighborhoods across the country. 

It's Small Business Saturday, and this year, it's happening on November 24th. Shop Small this November 24th, and let's make this the biggest day of the year for small business.


Old Pasadena is proud to support Small Business Saturday and encourage everyone to shop at their favorite small businesses on Saturday, November 24th. Old Pasadena is home to nearly 200 locally-owned small businesses.  Together, we can make this the biggest day of the year for small business.


If you are an American Express cardholder, be sure to sign up on November 18 for a $25 statement credit when you make a purchase at a registered small business on Small Business Saturday.  To learn more, visit

Operations:  Rose Parade Parking Passes Now on Sale


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Rose Parade Parking


Schoolhouse, De Lacey,
and Marriott Park & Walk Garages


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Rose Parade Parking 2013

The 124th Rose Parade presented by Honda, themed "Oh, the Places You'll Go!" will take place on Tuesday, January 1, 2013 at 8:00am featuring spirited marching bands from throughout the nation, majestic floral floats, and high-stepping equestrian units.

Look no further for convenient Rose Parade parking in Old Pasadena! The three Park & Walk Garage Facilities are offering parking passes on sale now. 
  • Schoolhouse Garage - $30
    33 E. Green Street
  • De Lacey Garage - $30
    45 S. De Lacey Avenue
  • Marriott Garage - $24
    171 N. Raymond Avenue

Please call (626) 577-8963 to purchase your parking pass today.  


Operations:  Holiday Decorations in Old Pasadena


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Holiday Decorations



Installation next week 


Throughout Old Pasadena


Holiday decor
Old Pasadena is getting into the holiday spirit with our annual installation of district-wide decorations, including sparkling snowflake falls on the streetlights, projected snowflakes on most of the major buildings, and snowflake sprays along the walkways in and out of the three Park & Walk garages.

Every year, our VP of Operations, Anna Grazioli, oversees the decorative plan and implementation of our holiday decor.  Installation will begin next week, and be in place well before Thanksgiving and the Old Pasadena Holiday Celebration, which follows. 
Openings:  New Management and Name for Eco Auto Care

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Eco Auto Care
 - Park & Wash

Schoolhouse Garage
33 E. Green Street


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You may have seen or even patronized the Eco Auto Salon at Schoolhouse and De Lacey Garages in the past.  Now under new management, the service has been renamed Eco Auto Care - Park & Wash.  Open seven days a week at the Schoolhouse Garage, Eco Auto Care plans to re-open the De Lacey Garage location in early 2013. 

Everyday your auto is exposed to harsh elements such as exhaust fumes, road grime, smog, atmospheric fallout and everyday sun exposure that can cause permanent damage to your auto's paint.  Eco Auto Care - Park & Wash uses a wash and polish solution that cleans and protects your auto's surface from these elements, while maintaining eco-logical integrity by not producing contaminated water run-off like traditional washes.

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Sales & Promotions:  Holiday Shopping in Old Pasadena    
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Great offers from Old Pasadena merchants & restaurants

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Don't miss out on all of the great Sales & Promotions  available on our website.  Old Pasadena is a great place to shop for all of your holiday lists, be them "naughty or nice". Check out our Calendar of Events for all of the events this month!  Our merchants and restaurants make sure that there is always a great reason to visit Old Pasadena. 

Meeting Schedule:
Economic Development Committee
Tuesday, November 13, 11:00am
Meets monthly on the 2nd Tuesday
Old Pasadena Management Office

Executive Committee
Meets monthly on the 2nd Thursday
Old Pasadena Management Office

Parking Committee
Tuesday, November 20, 2:00pm
Meets monthly on the 3rd Tuesday
Old Pasadena Management Office

Finance Committee
Date TBD, 2:00pm
Meets quarterly on the 3rd Wednesday
Old Pasadena Management Office
Marketing Committee 
Date TBD, 9:30am

Meets monthly on the 3rd Wednesday

Old Pasadena Management Office

Board of Directors

Thursday, November 15, 2:00pm
Meets monthly on the 4th Thursday

Courtyard by Marriott, 180 N. Fair Oaks Ave.

Public Safety Committee
Friday, December 7, 10:00am
Meets monthly on the 1st Friday
Old Pasadena Management Office

Maintenance Committee
Meets quarterly - next date TBD
Old Pasadena Management Office
About Us:

The Old Pasadena Management District (OPMD) is a non-profit business organization that creatively plans, manages and develops Old Pasadena as a unique, authentic and vibrant downtown experience.

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Board of Directors

Executive Committee 
Chair Susan Hickman, Distant Lands
Chair Elect � Sally Lunetta, One Colorado Management
Past Chair Hanna Wood, Typecraft, Wood & Jones
TreasurerMarilyn Buchanan, GG & M Construction
Secretary � Robert Montano, City of Pasadena 
Russ Hanlin, Sunkist Corp. 
Tony Nino, Pasadena Advertising 
Rhea Roberts, The Container Store 
Marci Toombs, Lula Mae 
Steve Mulheim, OPMD - President & CEO    




Mark Algorri, Dewitt, Algorri & Algorri  

Andrea Auman, Crowned Studio

Jay Chen, Independent Property Owner

Patrick Chraghchian, American General Constructors

Fred Dock, City of Pasadena - Transportation
Joao Huang-Anacleto, College Launch
Gale Anne Hurd, Vertical Wine Bistro

Richard Kim, Bang & Olufsen Pasadena
Pete Kutzer, Kutzer Company

Gary Pellant, Tiffany & Co
Patricia Roughan, Coldwell Banker Realtors 
Allison Shashok, LGO Hospitality
Steve Stathatos, Stats & Fishbecks
Lt. Diego Torres, Pasadena Police Department

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