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Mindy Kittay Named as New District Library Director for the Altadena Library District

The Board of Trustees of the Altadena Library District is pleased to announce the appointment of Mindy Kittay as the District’s 10th (which number is she?) Library Director. Her appointment is effective November 1, 2014. She succeeds the late Barbara J. Pearson, who served as District Librarian for 10 years. A graduate of Regis University, Kittay holds a ...


Alliance for Lupus Research (ALR) to Host 7th Annual Los Angeles Area Walk with Us to Cure Lupus at the Rose Bowl

The Alliance for Lupus Research (ALR) will host its 7th annual Los Angeles Area Walk with Us to Cure Lupus on Saturday, November 8, 2014 at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena. The 5k walk is from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. There will be food, entertainment and activities for the kids. This year’s event emcee ...


Read it and Eat

More than 300 friends of the San Marino Library celebrated its 2014 “Food Around the World” event Saturday evening, October 25. Guests were treated to a dazzling and delicious array of foods from Thailand and Brazil, the featured countries for the evening. In addition, a native Thai musical performed traditional tunes, and a Samba dance ...


Huntington Memorial Hospital Announces Major Endowment from James and Eleanor Randall to Support Breast Cancer Center

James and Eleanor Randall. Photo courtesy The Huntington Memorial Hospital As breast cancer awareness month shines a spotlight on one of the nation’s leading healthcare concerns, Huntington Memorial Hospital announced today the receipt of a significant endowment from James and Eleanor Randall to support the work and care taking place at the hospital’s nationally renowned ...


Pasadena Education Network Holds 5th Annual Texas Hold ‘Em Poker Tournament

Pasadena Education Network invites everyone to its 5th Annual “Don’t Gamble with Your Kid’s Education” Texas Hold Em Poker Tournament. The fun starts at 6:00 p.m. Friday, November 14, 2013 at the Pasadena Senior Center, 85 E. Holly Street in Pasadena. Play begins promptly at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are just $50 per person: • Opportunity ...


Matt D. Ober Appointed to Executive Committee of California Legislative Action Committee

Senior Partner Matt D. Ober of Richardson Harman Ober PC, a Pasadena-based real estate, business and community association law firm, was appointed to serve on the Executive Committee as Secretary of the Community Associations Institute’s California Legislative Action Committee (CAI-CLAC) for 2014-2015. CLAC is the largest advocacy group in the country dedicated to monitoring legislation, ...


Parsons Announces Vautrinot as New Board Member

The Board of Directors of Parsons Corporation is pleased to announce that it has named Suzanne M. “Zan” Vautrinot as a new Director. Before retiring in October 2013, Ms. Vautrinot was a Major General in the United States Air Force (USAF) with a successful career influencing the development and application of cybersecurity and space technology. ...


Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra Names Dana Newman President and Adds Four to Board of Directors

The Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, one of the nation’s leading orchestras renowned for its wide-ranging repertoire and adventurous commissioning initiatives, has named attorney Dana Newman President of the Board of Directors, announced LACO Executive Director Rachel Fine. The Altadena resident succeeds Gene Shutler, who assumes the role of Chairman of the Board after completing a ...


Family Fundraiser Set for Lacy Park Improvements

The Southern California Children’s Museum and Patrick’s Tree nonprofit will host a family fundraiser featuring a fun run, interactive exhibits and other activities at Lacy Park on Saturday, November 1, 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. The fundraiser will include Kid’s 1K Race for Shade, Seedling Sprint for children 5 years and below, a bounce house, petting zoo ...


Sierra Madre Library Open House – A Hit

Sierra Madre’s public library was filled to the brim as more than 700 friends and neighbors joined the festivities at the Library Open House on October 11. Residents enjoyed speaking with 12 local authors, a family bubble program, and breakfast furnished by Bean Town. There was also classical guitar from Sierra Madre Music and a ...


Tomorrow: Southern California Women’s Beauty and Health Expo Set at Pasadena Convention Center

Thousands of women, as well as men, will gather at the Pasadena Convention Center for a day of health care seminars, beauty education, holiday boutiques and wellness at the expo on Friday, October 31, 7:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Southern California Women’s Health Conference and Green Expo will also feature forums on health, beauty, exercise and female-related ...


Pasadena Symphony Names Lora Unger New CEO

The Pasadena Symphony Association (PSA), which operates the Pasadena Symphony and POPS, has named Lora Unger its new Chief Executive Officer, effective November 1. Unger, who has been the organization’s General Manager and most recently Chief Operating Officer since 2009, succeeds Paul Jan Zdunek, who has accepted the position of Chief Capital Development Officer with ...


Details, Details, Details

Like the buttons on a fine shirt, or the stitching around a silk collar, Pasadena Coldwell Banker Realtor Darrell Done understands the importance of detail. Done worked for many years in the fashion business in a number of capacities—in design and product development for men’s apparel and another 11 years for the late Bullock’s Department ...


Pasadena Community Access Corp. Executive Director Keri Stokstad Honored by Business Life Magazine

Ms. Keri Stokstad, Executive Director for the Pasadena Community Access Corp. (Pasadena Media), www.pasadenamedia.tv, recently was named as one of the San Gabriel Valley’s top Women Achievers for 2014 by Business Life magazine. Ms. Stokstad was among six Pasadena women included among 27 women selected for the prestigious award featured as part of the magazine’s ...