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Political Activist will Address the Progressive Discussion Group on Friday Morning

Pasadena political activist Marguerite Cooper will talk about the state of politics as she sees it in light of recent seismic national controversies including the confirmation of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh during Friday’s meeting of the Progressive Discussion Group. Cooper, a local education chair with the National Women’s Political Caucus, will be the guest ...


The Shakespeare Club Celebrates 130th Anniversary with Golden Age Gala

Established in 1888 as one of the first women’s clubs in the West, The Shakespeare Club celebrated its 130th anniversary at its clubhouse on Grand Avenue. Musical entertainment and history were interspresed throughout the candle lit 7 coursed Victorian dinner. Member and vocalist Janet Clark moved the program into the 1920’s with the song “Home ...


“Lights… Camera… AbilityFirst!” Celebrated Fall with Food, Wine and Giving Back

The AbilityFirst Festival of Fall was an evening event showcasing some of Pasadena’s best food and drink culture. The event offered guests the chance to sample the cuisines from some of the most popular restaurants in the greater Pasadena community including Blaze Pizza, Bristol Farms, Gale’s Restaurant, Roy’s Restaurant, Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse, Sushi Roku plus ...


Sixth Pasadena Business and Economic Summit Will Feature Somjita Mitra, Director of the Institute for Applied Economics

The City of Pasadena and the Pasadena Chamber of Commerce invite leaders of business and industry in Pasadena to be part of a discussion on the local economy, their industries and the future of business in Pasadena at the sixth Pasadena Business and Economic Summit on Tuesday, October 23, 2018, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 ...


Five Acres Welcomes Chinling Chen as New Chief Program Officer of Prevention

Five Acres announced Tuesday it has named Chinling Chen, LCSW, as the nonprofit’s new Chief Program Officer of Prevention. Chen will lead Five Acres’ programs in community-based mental and behavioral health care and help pioneer partnerships with other healthcare providers to prevent family separation. “In 2017, Five Acres split the Chief of Program Officer role ...


Black Tie and Burgers Raises Funds for the Boys and Girls Club

Although the sky threatened and a light rain fell, guests at Black Tie and Burgers came dressed in their best bib and tucker to raise funds for the organization on Saturday, October 6, at a private home in Pasadena. While enjoying nibbles from Cynthia Brook’s Catering and tasting the latest in rums, guests placed their ...


Pasadena Man Studying Pharmacology in Hawaii Charged in Child Pornography Case

A 33-year-old man from Pasadena who was studying at the University of Hawaii pleaded not guilty in Hilo Circuit Court Wednesday to charges of allegedly possessing child pornography. Milton Giovanni Ferreyro faces two counts of second-degree promotion of child abuse and one count of third-degree promotion of child abuse. Judge Greg Nakamura of Hawaii’s Third ...


An Evening for the Station: A Night of Magic to Benefit Union Station Homeless Services

  For nearly two decades, an Evening for the Station has delivered incredible entertainment in support of Union Station Homeless Services. This year, prepare to be enchanted as Union Station presents its 19th annual Evening for the Station: A Night of Magic on Thursday, November 1, at The Rose in Pasadena. Doors open at 6:30 ...


Caltech Scientists Rana Adhikari and Maksym Radziwill Honored with 2019 New Horizons Breakthrough Prizes

Two Caltech scientists have been named winners of 2019 New Horizons Breakthrough Prizes. Rana Adhikari, professor of physics, is being honored with the New Horizons in Physics Prize for “research on present and future ground-based detectors of gravitational waves,” according to the award citation. He shares the prize with Lisa Barsotti and Matthew Evans of ...


Special Young African American Males Conference Readies Conference About Succeeding at College and at Life

Young African American men from the Pasadena area can learn much about college, managing real-life situations and succeeding later in life during a conference being held on Saturday, October 20, at the Pasadena City College.   The 12th Annual Young African American Males Conference (YAAMC), sponsored by Pasadena City College and the Pasadena Unified School ...


2018 Pasadena Ronald McDonald House Gala – 14th Annual Moonlight Maritime, An Elegant Nautical Affair

Front (l to r): Andrea Fetterman, Juli Schneiderman, Valerie Gumbiner Weiss, Susan Ratliff, Loretta Martinez, Komako Leland; Middle (l to r): Elizabeth Dever, Ann Moore, Patricia Kalish, Phyllis Harb, Linda Tiffany Carr, Jacqueline Ficht, Kera Saenz de Maturana, Lydia Valenta, Hilary Manners; Back (l to r): Cindy Flynn, Kathryn Winslow, Lynn Crouse, Jean Preciado, Suzanne ...


Foundation Honors California Attorney General Xavier Becerra in Pasadena Gala

The Lucille & Edward R. Roybal Foundation honored the California Attorney General Xavier Becerra and other luminaries at its Annual Legacy Gala in Pasadena on Thursday, Oct. 4.   Set in the beautiful home of Dr. Arturo Ibarra, who received the Edward R. Roybal Award for his public service in healthcare, the dinner is the ...


The Arboretum Foundation Held A Night to Honor Ken and Freddi Hill

On October 7th the Arboretum saluted Ken and Freddi Hill for their dedicated leadership, inspired support, committed service, and boundless enthusiasm for the Arboretum. Ken, a past president of the Arboretum Foundation Board, shares a deep love of music and gardens with Freddi. Together they helped the Arboretum forge an expanded partnership with Los Angeles ...


A Sparkling Evening of Fun and Giving at Ladies Night Out

On Thursday, October 4, Cancer Support Community Pasadena held the 8th Annual Ladies Night Out, an evening of entertainment, laughter, and commemoration. The celebratory benefit was created to honor the courageous women in the community who have been touched by cancer. The event, “A Night in Morocco”, took place on the newly completed rooftop of ...


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