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Pasadena Firefighter Featured on Local TV News

KCBS News reports that Tony Zee had to overcome some major obstacles in order to live his California dream as a Pasadena firefighter.


Fire Family Foundation Presents the 2nd Annual Fire Boot Classic “Chips & Tequila”

Brookside Golf Club will turn into an evening of Vintage Mexico High Stakes poker tournament and bingo for the 2nd Annual Fire Family Foundation’s Fire Boot Classic on Saturday, May 16, 2015. The evening consists of a high stakes poker classic, bingo, cigars, tequila tasting, silent auction, food/drink, and a fun photo booth by the ...


Dinner On Stage as A Noise Within Holds Successful Spring Fundraiser

A Noise Within held its Spring fundraiser was Wednesday, March 11, with cocktails in our lobby followed by dinner for 100 onstage. The theme was all Threepenny Opera and roving performers entertained throughout the evening.  In all, over $65,000 was raised for ANW’s Classics Live! education program. The caterer was Alexandra’s Table. A Noise Within, ...


AbilityFirst Teamed Up with LA Rotary Club for Their Annual Bowling Party for Children and Adults with Disabilities

AbilityFirst teamed up again with the Los Angeles Rotary Club (LA5 Rotary) for their 15th annual bowling party for children and adults with physical and developmental disabilities such as autism, cerebral palsy, Down syndrome and epilepsy. The AbilityFirst LA Rotary Club Bowling Party was held on Saturday, March 21, at the AMF Bowling Lanes in ...


Mayor Bill Bogaard to be Honored as a Pasadena Museum of History 2015 Contemporary History Maker

The Honorable Bill Bogaard, who made history as Pasadena’s first directly elected Mayor in 1999, and whose dedicated public service and respected leadership in this City has spanned nearly four decades, will be recognized as the 2015 Contemporary History Maker by Pasadena Museum of History. The prestigious award will be presented at a black tie ...


PCC Football’s Johnson Receives Pasadena Elks Lodge Scholarship After Fortuitous Find of Lost Wallet

Student-athletes have often endured some often unfair stereotypes at the community college level, especially football players. But Pasadena City College’s Anthony Johnson exemplified a different role–that of good Samaritan. Last summer, Johnson rode a local Metro train and found a wallet with a large amount of cash as well as credit cards and important personal ...


Calhoun Vision Names Rick A. Heinick Chief Executive Officer

Calhoun Vision, Inc. today announced that Rick A. Heinick has been named Chief Executive Officer and President, effective March 30. Mr. Heinick brings more than 25 years of leadership experience positioning organizations for growth and profitability. Prior to Calhoun, he served as Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources and Transformation Officer at Bausch + ...


Soroptimists Host 5th Annual ‘Live Your Dream’ Luncheon

“I want to be a voice for women who are victims of domestic violence.” These were the words of Sarah Elizabeth Nichols Abdus-Samad, the recipient of the “Live Your Dream” award from the Altadena-Pasadena chapter of Soroptimist International at a luncheon held on March 25th at the Women’s City Club in Pasadena. The “Live Your ...


Renee Zellweger & More Join “One Starry Night” ALS Benefit Show at The Pasadena Playhouse

The ALS Association Golden West Chapter is pleased to announce the honorees for its 2015 Gala – “One Starry Night: From Broadway to Hollywood,”a musical and entertainment extravaganza to be held on Monday, April 20 at the Pasadena Playhouse. This one-night-only benefit features performances and appearances by an exciting gathering of Broadway and Hollywood talent. In addition to ...


Los Angeles Children’s Chorus to Honor Three at Upcoming Gala

It promises to be an evening of musical magic, touching accolades and tremendous excitement when the Los Angeles Children’s Chorus (LACC) honors at its annual Gala Bel Canto the Oscar and Grammy Award-winning songwriters behind Disney’s “Frozen,” Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, and LACC President and Vice Chair Edward J. Nowak, Deputy General Counsel of ...


Villa Esperanza to Honor Mayor Bill and Claire Bogaard at Blue & White’s “Postcards from Pasadena”

Villa Esperanza Services is celebrating all things Pasadena! This year’s Blue & White “Postcards from Pasadena” event will be a casually elegant evening of dining and delights at the luxurious Langham Huntington Hotel on Saturday, April 18, 2015 at 6:30 p.m. “We are pleased to honor Claire and Bill Bogaard, First Lady and Mayor of ...


Five Acres Celebrates 127 Years of Service with Annual Awards Ceremony

Five Acres celebrated 127 years of service with its Annual Meeting and Awards Ceremony on March 11 at the Altadena Town and Country Club. Over 125 guests were in attendance to honor Five Acres’ years of success in the field of children and family services. Dignitaries and guests included Congresswoman Judy Chu and Ed Honowitz, ...


NBA Superstar Dwight Howard Visits Pasasdena Childrens’ and Teens’ Home

Eight-time NBA All-Star Dwight Howard, who currently plays center for the Houston Rockets, spent this past Saturday afternoon at Hathaway-Sycamores Child and Family Services’ residential treatment facility in Altadena. Much like the energetic effort he exerts on the hardwood, Howard is similarly devoted to several charitable initiatives, including his recently launched “Breathe Again” campaign, a ...


Michael Ward, Twice Tournament of Roses President, Dies at 78

Michael Edward Ward, 78, of Pasadena passed away on March 15, 2015. Born and raised in Pasadena, Mike was welcomed to the world on August 14, 1936 by his loving parents, Stanley and Marvella Ward. During his youth Mike had a passion for water skiing and spent much of his time away from Pasadena on ...