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Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA to Hold 16th Annual Wiggle Waggle Walk

Animal lovers are invited to put their best feet forward at the Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA’s 16th Annual Wiggle Waggle Walk – a community fundraiser for animals – at Brookside Park adjacent to the Rose Bowl. Organizers hope to raise $375,000 through the event, which will provide food, shelter and medical care to homeless ...


Ellen and Anthony Portantino Honored on National Parents Day

Twenty-six parent couples, including Ellen & Anthony Portantino were honored by the National Parents Day Coalition at Pasadena City Hall on July 26th. The awards were presented by Pasadena Mayor Bill Bogaard in recognition of the honorees being exemplary parents and role models in the community, and in celebration of National Parents Day. The Portantinos ...


Get Connections to Successful People at Taylor Insurance’s Monthly Mixer

Taylor Insurance founder Eszylfie Taylor Mingle and create networks with various successful people in the Los Angeles area during Taylor Insurance and Financial Services’ Shared Success Networking Group Monthly Mixer on Monday, August 4, 6:00-9:00 p.m. Guests will be able to eat, drink, mingle and network with other professionals with various backgrounds such as insurance, ...


Tomorrow: Night of Drinks, Food, Entertainment at Noor’s Summer Soiree

Enjoy an evening of complimentary drinks, hors d’oeuvre and entertainment during the Summer Soiree at Noor’s Restaurant on Thursday, July 31, 6:00-9:00 p.m. The celebration dubbed as “Something Sultry, Something Sweet,” will be held at the boutique event space situated in historic downtown Pasadena. Noor holds various events to earn the trust of their customers ...


Tomorrow: Improve Your Health, Talents at Monet Cares’ Three-Day Forum

“Motivating Me” panel at the Monet Cares Musical Theater and Health Institute. From left to right: Pasadena City attorney Michele Beal Bagneris, Miss Los Angeles County 2013 Anna Lisa, Monet Cares founder Monet Bagneris, former Veteran of the Year Amanda Wirtz, and Superior Court judge Patti Titus. Photo courtesy of Monet Cares The Monet Cares ...


Cheer on the Boys in Blue, Make a Difference in the Lives of Struggling Youngsters

Storied Dodger Stadium will again be the site of Hathaway-Sycamores Child and Family Services’ annual fundraiser – the Celebrating Children Awards Reception. Those attending the Sept. 16 event will not only be raising money to help fund the crucial mental-health and other support services provided by Hathaway-Sycamores to more than 8,500 children, youth, young adults ...


Junior League of Pasadena Installs New Board of Directors for the 2014-2015 Year

On May 27, 2014, the Junior League of Pasadena, Inc. (JLP) held its Annual Meeting which was a night of celebration that honored members’ achievements, revealed new initiatives and installed its new Board of Directors. The meeting was full of excitement and member pride as the current year was reflected on and 24 new members ...


Dr. Melba Pattillo Beals as Keynote Speaker, Women for Racial Justice

The YWCA Pasadena-Foothill Valley is proud to announce Congressional Gold Medal of Honor recipient, Dr. Melba Pattillo Beals as the keynote speaker for the 12th Annual Women for Racial Justice Breakfast on October 20, 2014. Dr. Beals holds more than 100 awards for courage in recognition of her work in furthering civil rights. Known to ...


Pasadena Chamber of Commerce to Hold Business Networking Luncheon

Create a network with local businesspeople and leaders during the Pasadena Chamber of Commerce’s monthly luncheon at the Altadena Town and Country Club on Wednesday, August 6, 11:30 a.m. The chamber luncheons are held every first Wednesday of the month from 11:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The Pasadena Chamber of Commerce and Civic Association is ...


Baseball Game at “Dodger’s Family Fun Night” to Benefit Local Nonprofit

Enjoy an evening of sports and family-friendly activities while helping youth in need during the Professional Child Development Associates’ 6th Annual  “Dodger’s Family Fun Night” at Dodgers Stadium on Saturday, August 2, 6:10 p.m. The baseball game will benefit the nonprofit organization, which focuses on helping children ages 18 years and younger with developmental and ...


Junior League of Pasadena to Hold First Prospective Member Open House

The Junior League of Pasadena, Inc. (JLP) will hold the first of three Prospective Member Open Houses on Saturday, August 9, 2014, from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. at the League’s headquarters. Women from the Pasadena area and beyond, interested in membership and learning about the League’s legacy of leadership and service in the community ...


Scholars to Gather in Pasadena for International Symposium “Does God Play Dice?”

Scholars from various disciplines will gather in Pasadena for an international symposium entitled “Does God Play Dice? Randomness and Divine Providence” from Thursday, July 31, to Sunday, August 3. The symposium at the Hilton Pasadena on Thursday will be held from 3:00-8:00 p.m.; Friday, 8:45 a.m.-9:00 p.m.; and Saturday and Sunday, 9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. Keynote ...


40th Annual AbilityFirst Fall Gourmet Festival Presented by Union Bank

On Sunday, October 5th from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., AbilityFirst will hold its “40th Annual AbilityFirst Gourmet Festival of Fall, presented by Union Bank,” a delicious gourmet tasting event held at the home of Mary and Bill Urquhart of South Pasadena. Hosting the event for the 2nd year will be Chuck Henry, co-anchor of ...


Parsons Announces Johns as New Board Member

The Board of Directors of Parsons Corporation is pleased to announce that it has named Jeanne Johns as a new Director. Ms. Johns is an international refining, petrochemicals, and oil and gas executive with BP and currently serves as the Head of Safety and Operational Risk for the company’s refining and marketing businesses. In addition, ...